Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church

9 Hillgate, Irvine, CA 92612-3265

Phone : (949) 854-1000 | Fax : (949) 854-0079

Join Us

Saturday – 5:00 PM
Sunday – 9:00 & 10:30 AM
Weekdays – 8:30 AM (Monday-Friday)
Holy Days – See bulletin
Reconciliation – Saturday 3:30-4:30 PM

Becoming Catholic

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


Are you an Unbaptized person over the age of seven? Are you a Baptized Christian wishing to join the Catholic Church? Are you a Baptized Catholic adult seeking to return to the church and receive First Eucharist and/or Confirmation? Then we invite you to inquire about our parish Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Details:   Adult Inquirers meet twice a month on Sunday mornings from 9-10am in room CR1, the room closest to the church AND one Sunday evening a month from 6:30-8:30pm in the main Parish hall. Inquirers are invited to join at any time by contacting James Abowd, by phone (949) 854-1000 ext 226 or email. Child Inquirers entering second grade through high school will need to make an appointment with your parent or guardian and speak directly to James Abowd, Cyndi Saiza or Sue Overdevest New Inquirers, please download and complete a “Seeker’s Information Sheet” and email it directly to RCIA@seasirvine.org   This allows us to properly assist you with your faith journey.

Rite of Christian Initiation Calendar revised 1-9-2017
Resources for Your Faith Journey

For those Unbaptized and those Baptized Christian


Normally, preparation for an unbaptized person is at least a year, but may be longer.  For those baptized in other Christian churches or baptized Catholics who wish to receive Confirmation and Eucharist, the preparation time will vary.  Catholic adults seeking to complete initiation by receiving Confirmation may also join this group. Formation at SEAS is:

  • Communal—a group process
  • Scriptural–using the Sunday Mass readings
  • Liturgical—rites, blessings, sacraments
  • Charitable—formation for a life of giving and service
  • Oriented—towards conversion and growth

All are welcome!  If you want to know more contact James Abowd, james@seasirvine.org (949) 854-1000 ext 226 for questions and concerns. God Bless Your Catholic Faith Journey!