The Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for Children introduces children and youth in 3 rd grade or higher, who have not received the Sacraments of Baptism and/or Reconciliation/Eucharist and who have had little or no atechesis, to Catholicism and prepares them to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation) and Reconciliation.
Children 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) sessions, or in our Rite of Christian Initiation sessions for teens. A celebration of entrance into our Catholic Christian Community occurs during the Easter season after an eight-month process of prayer, study and spiritual formation has prepared them for this celebration.
Sessions are held for children 3 rd – 6 th grade on Sunday mornings (September to April) from 9:00 to 10:10 AM in the Elementary and Primary School Buildings. Sessions for teens 7 th – 12 th grade, meet on Sunday mornings, from 11:00 – 12:30 pm, held in the St. John Neumann room on the main hallway of St. Mary’s Church.
A Family Mass is held in Marian Hall of St. Mary’s High School from 8:00 to 8:45 AM on each Sunday sessions are held, for all who are able to make it. All parents of children and teens in our RCIA program, who are also interested in entering into the fullness of faith in the Catholic Church, are welcome to join our RCIA for Teens class on Sundays.
Come join us, Jesus waits for you here!