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Blessie La Scola entered into the full communion of the Roman Catholic Church in 1976. Since 1978 she has been active in the areas of catechesis, sacramental preparation, and faith formation through the process of Christian initiation. She served as Master Catechist for the Diocese of San Jose for over 25 years, and served adults, youth,, and children in the RCIA process for 22 years. She served on the Catechumenate Committee for the Diocese of San Jose for 20 years, and has mentored lay leaders in the diocese in implementing or developing the RCIA process in their parish. She is the author of Mystagogia: A Journey into Mystery and RCIA and You: Experiences and Ideas for the Process, published by Resource Publications. Blessie and her husband, Ernie, have been married for nearly 50 years and have two adult children.