"To catechize is 'to reveal in the Person of Christ the whole of God's eternal design reaching fulfillment in that Person.

It is to seek to understand the meaning Christ's actions and words and of the signs worked by him."

~Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechetical Ministry Office (CMO)

Weekday Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed on Saturday

Sunday Hours: 8:30 AM to Noon (according to the Catechetical Class Calendar)

Phone:  619-463-6011
Fax:  619-668-5458

Bernadette Padlo, Director
Michelle Leyva, Administrative Assistant

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA is for those who are questioning what Catholicism is all about and those are in need of preparation for the Sacraments for reception into the Roman Catholic Church at Easter Vigil.

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See current Adult Faith Formation courses


RCIC - Rite of Christian Initiation for Children

Similar to RCIA, RCIC is a program for children between the ages of 7 and 14 who have not been baptized or who have been baptized but have not received 1st Holy Communion.

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Grade School Religious Education


Religion classes for parish children (K through 8th grade) who are not currently enrolled in Santa Sophia Academy. Contact the Catechetical Ministry office at 619-463-6011.

See current Child and Teen Formation programs