Faith Formation
Family Faith Formation and Sacraments

Sacraments, RCIC & RCIA for Teens

Catholic Sacraments: Vehicles of Grace

The seven sacraments are Christ’s own gifts that provide us with His grace, and are fundamental in living the Catholic Faith. The Church describes them as “outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ, for our salvation.”

It is a most joyous time for families when young people, upon completing their preparation, receive their sacraments! St. Mary’s Faith Formation Program, in following the Archdiocesan guidelines, offers preparation programs for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist (Holy Communion), and Confirmation. These formative years are opportunities for the entire family to grow closer to Christ, to His Church, and to one another in truly meaningful ways. Be assured of our daily prayers for all families as you prepare to receive Jesus’ gifts of divine grace!
Registration for the 2022-2023 sacrament groups is now closed.  Families with children desiring to prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation should contact the Faith Formation Office at 410-990-4056.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children and Teens

Children and teens who are seeking a fuller relationship with God through the Catholic Church are invited to participate in our Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for children (RCIC) and teens (RCIT).  This process introduces children aged 7 and older who are unbaptized or who were baptized in another Christian faith about Catholicism and prepares them for initiation into the Catholic Church.  Please contact Michele Dougherty to discuss your child's situation and next steps.

Contact Information

Michele Dougherty
Director of Faith Formation

Lauren Rivera
Coordinator for Sacramental Preparation

Eileen Messer
Registrar & Administrative Assistant