RCIA Sponsor

Purpose of Position
Share faith and journey with another as that person prepares to embrace the Catholic way of life.



  • Attend as many weekly RCIA sessions as possible.
  • Attend with your candidate or catechumen the rites celebrated at Sunday Eucharist as well as the rite of election at our cathedral church, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
  • Share faith with your candidate during the three retreats.


Skills Needed
Faith-filled and willing to share faith, pray with, and listen to your candidate.


Amount of Time Required
To be an outstanding sponsor, one needs to dedicate about three hours per week.


When Ministry is Performed
RCIA sessions are generally held on Monday evenings, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The rites and rituals are celebrated at the Sunday 9:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. eucharistic celebrations.


Length of Commitment
For some catechumens, the process takes about one year, while the journey for others can be as short as five months. Each journey of faith is unique.


Three sponsor meetings are held during the initiation process, where a team member describes the role and responsibilities of a sponsor. Sponsors engage in lively discussion and support one another.


Dawn Ponnet
Director of Initiation
(626) 403-6128