St. Dominic Catholic Church

2002 Merton Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90041 | (323) 254-2519


RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

What is the RCIA?

In the Gospel stories of Jesus and how people started to follow him, we see that he calls followers in different ways, such as walking along the shore and stopping tospeak to two fishermen, or when He met the two disciples on the road to Emmaus and began walking with them, or when Jesus encountered a short man who climbed a tree and Jesus invited him to dinner and so, Jesus invites us to walk with Him in different ways of invitation.

If you or a friend, or a family member are feeling that invitation to follow Jesus through the sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist, Confirmation) and are over 18 years of age, please come and join us on Tuesday evenings to begin the Journey to encountering Jesus in a relationship that deepens through living the Sacraments to their fullness. 

We have an on-going RCIA and because of the pandemic, we are meeting through Zoom. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Sr. Joyanne Sullivan at 323-254-2519, or email:

Becoming a Catholic Christian

From the time of the apostles, becoming a Christian has been accomplished by a journey and initiation in several stages. This journey can be covered rapidly or slowly, but certain essential elements will always have to be present: proclamation of the Word, acceptance of the Gospel entailing conversion, profession of faith, Baptism itself, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and admission to Eucharistic communion.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1229

The Rite of Christian initiation of Adults (RCIA) is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation, and at the proper time will receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  At St. Dominic’s Church, we have an open enrollment - you may start the journey any time!

RCIA Meetings: Tuesday evenings

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
in the Adult Education Room

If you have any questions, please call Sr. Joyanne at 323-254-2519, or email:

The fee for classes is $25.00.

Register: Adult Confirmation Registration PDF

Register: RCIA A Journey in Faith Registration PDF