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Adult Ministry

Plan to attend "God's Mission of Mercy" a parish mission to be presented by Catholic biblical scholar and popular speaker Stephen J Binz. The mission will be presented on the evenings of January 12, 13, and 14 at 7 PM in the parish hall.
January 12: The Divine Mercy of Our God
January 13: The Sacred Heart of Jesus
January 14: The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy


St Joseph parish offers a year-round process for adults who wish to become a member of the Catholic faith. This process is known as the “RCIA”: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

The RCIA process is for you if:
  • You have never been baptized; OR
  • You have been baptized in another Christian tradition; OR
  • You were baptized as an infant in the Catholic Church, but never received Holy Communion and Confirmation
Sacramental celebrations for adults take place each year at the Easter Vigil. Adults usually spend 12 to 18 months in the RCIA process before receiving the sacraments.

You may begin the process at any time. Contact Paula Dougherty at or 714-528-1487, ext 211

WELCOME HOME: An Invitation for Returning Catholics
Are you seeking a renewed relationship with God and the Catholic Church?  If so, our Welcome Home ministry is here to assist you!  We would like to address your questions and help you feel at home once more in the Catholic Church.  Six welcoming sessions will include informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith.  Our next series begins on Thursday, January 7 at 7:15 pm in the Parish Center, room 3.  For more information, contact Paula Dougherty at (714) 528-1487 x211, or

Bible Study

Confirmation Preparation for Adults
Contact Paula Dougherty for more details. Classes will begin again in January 2016. Pre-registration is required.

Director of Faith Formation:
Paula Dougherty 714-528-1487 x211

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