St. Apollinaris Catholic Church • 3700 Lassen Street • Napa, CA 94558 • (707)257-2555


Provides information and education for adults desiring entry into or full communion with the Catholic Church, preparing them for Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation.  The RCIA  ( Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults )  is the Catholic Church program to teach prospective Catholics the basic teachings of the faith.  Classes begin during the month of September each year and continue until shortly after the Easter Vigil Mass in the Spring.  Classes meet Monday nights at 7:00 pm in the Gym Conference room.   To sign up for the next series of classes please contact Sister Peggy Cruise in late August or early September each year at the Religious Education office at (707) 255-7200 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As a helpful supplement  (but NOT to replace the classes), you might wish to look at one of these 3 excellent online programs from SYMBOLON and  CATHOLICISM.



Too often we try to live a faith we don't know or understand. Some of us stumble along with it, going through the motions. Others simply walk away. That's why the time is right for Symbolon: Knowing the Faith. Presented by the most trusted and compelling teachers and filmed around the world with stunning cinematography, Symbolon: Knowing the Faith explains the essentials of the Catholic Faith in a way that will inform our minds and inspire our hearts. Presented in ten sessions that are ideal for parish catechism, family instruction, and personal devotion. 


SYMBOLON - Knowing the Faith




Knowing the Catholic Faith is one thing, but what about living it? Symbolon: Living the Faith answers that question by exploring how Jesus gave us the Sacraments, the Mass, and the rich treasures of Church teaching to enliven our faith and bring vibrancy to our Catholic lives. With experienced and insightful teaching from top presenters, complemented by beautiful cinematography from around the world, Symbolon: Living the Faith touches on all aspects of our lives for authentic spiritual growth and development.


SYMBOLON - Living the Faith




Journey around the world and deep into the Faith.

For the first time, in breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Catholic Faith are illustrated in a rich, multimedia experience. Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Bishop Robert Barron to more than fifty locations throughout fifteen countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people.

From the sacred lands of Israel to the beating heart of Uganda ... from the glorious shrines of Italy, France, and Spain, to the streets of Mexico, Kolkata, and New York City, the fullness of Catholicism is revealed. Journey deep into the Faith as you watch each episode. Ten episodes. Ten hours.


Catholicism - Wonderful Series authored by Bishop Robert Barron