RCIA (Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults)
This program assists those considering membership in the
Catholic Church to gain an understanding of Catholic belief
and practice as they prepare to enter the Church. Inquirers
are accompanied by Catholic students who serve as sponsors.
The inquiry process begins in October of every year. Please
contact Candy Pulliam, Religious Education Coordinator,
If you have basic religious education in the Catholic faith,
and have been baptized and made your First Communion, but
have not been confirmed, this is an opportunity for you
to prepare for this sacrament. A class time is arranged
The sacrament of baptism marks the initiation of a person
into the Body of Christ, the Church. With Christ the individual
dies, are buried, and rise again from the waters of baptism.
They receive the Spirit of adoption which makes them God's
son or daughter, and become a new creation. Parents inquiring
about infant baptism can call Joe and Patty Symkowick at
If you would like to be married at Newman, please contact
our director and Priest, Fr. George Wanser, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The diocesan marriage preparation guidelines are availiable
on the Diocese
of Sacramento website. The Sacramento
Engaged Encounter website has information on the program,
available dates and cost.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered by appointment
and sometimes at Wednesday night Student Masses. Please
contact Fr. George or call Newman at (916) 454-4188 for