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RCIA and Confirmation 

Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation

RCIA means Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and it is a Catholic program for those seeking to be Baptized or receive Eucharist for the first time. Those wishing to be Confirmed have already been baptized and received Eucharist.


The celebrations of Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation will take place Spring 2015!

Interested in receiving one of these sacraments? Perhaps this is the year for you! 


Who can I contact about receiving these sacraments?

For those wishing to be baptized or receive First Communion, you will begin by talking with Gail Gresser, Director of Campus Ministry. She can be reached via email, by phone at (310) 954-4126 or in person at the Chalon Campus Ministry office in the Humanities building on the first floor. Once you decide with Gail if you wish to continue in this process, then you will continue your journey with our team. 

If you are seeking Confirmation, contact Gaile Krause, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at Doheny or Laura Gomez, via email, by phone at (213) 477-2694 or (310) 954-4124 or in Campus Ministry offices. 

For preparation for all three sacraments, please fill out a form you can download here and bring it to one of the Campus Ministry offices.

Are there meetings and events that I attend?

Doheny and Chalon students seeking Baptism and First Communion meet on a regular basis at the Chalon campus with Gail Gresser or Laura Gomez at a time convenient for both of you.

Doheny and Chalon students seeking Confirmation meet weekly on each campus with our Confirmation coordinators. Sessions are Sunday evening from 5:30-6:45 at Chalon in Hannon Parlor and Fridays from 1 - 2pm at Doheny in Mercy Chapel. Regular attendance at these meetings is important to be fully prepared for this sacrament. There is also a retreat in the spring.

On Sundays, students preparing for these sacraments are asked to participate in a parish community for Mass or to attend the Sunday evening Mass at Chalon at 7:00pm.

When will I receive these sacraments?

At the Mount, the Mass where you are baptized, given First Eucharist or Confirmed, is generally on the Sunday after Easter. The next celebration will be in the Spring 2015.


For more info on any Campus Ministry activities, contact us at
(213) 477-2672 or (310) 954-4125 or email us at