RCIA for Children and Teens
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children and Teens is a process that the Church created to bring into full communion with the Church all those who, for whatever reason, have not been Baptized (by the age of 7) or have not received the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist.
RCIA-C is a two year process. There is a track for first years, second years and teens. We meet on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:45pm; Sunday mornings for 8:15am Mass ( during which we dismiss for Breaking Open the Word). Teens attend 8:15am Mass and then stay for teen class, until just before 11am Mass. We use age appropriate books and material approved by the Church.
RCIA-C prepares the kids to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). The children already Baptized Catholic, will also be prepared and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Parent involvement is imperative. Parent /Adult formation classes are held while the kids are in class.
Classes begin in August. Registration is on line (click button below).
RCIA for Adults
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (often abbreviated RCIA) is the process through which interested adults are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. It is a communal process and involves a number of stages punctuated by liturgical rites to aid and assist the potential convert toward the final rite, usually at the Easter Vigil at which time they will become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The entire process usually takes one to two years, (ideally a minimum of one complete liturgical year), but participants are generally invited to proceed at a pace which suits them individually.
We have an ongoing process which is tailored to the adult who is coming into the Church. We do not begin or end on a certain date. The process continues throughout the year. When you call for the first time we will ask to meet you in person. You will be able to share the story of your personal faith journey and we will be able to help guide you in a way that will best meet your needs. At the time of this meeting, or after you have had time to pray and discern a little more, we will explain the process and how you, your sponsor, and the facilitators will journey together to assist you to grow in faith and knowledge in preparation to become a full member of the Catholic Church. We will also take down some personal information for registration and register you in the parish if you haven’t done so.
We are using Foundations in Faith Series that is Scripture based. We read the scripture and delve more deeply into them, which usually includes some basic teaching of the time and place of the writings so they can put the teaching into context. We also discuss what the church teaches related to that weekly scripture.
We have break out sessions to discuss how we put the teachings we learned about into daily practice. Since you know a lot of Christ's teachings are repeated in scripture we take that opportunity to plug in teaching of the Sacraments, church history, different forms of prayer including how to pray the rosary, persecution & suffering, morality, Petrine Authority Etc. during the second hour.
The process is scripture based with large and small group discussions to help us learn scripture, church teaching and how to live a fuller, richer Catholic life.
Are you an Adult member of the Catholic Church who was already baptized and received the First Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist? Are you ready to go further in your faith and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? Our parish will be offering classes to prepare adults (age 18+) to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at one of two annual services presided over by the Bishop of the Diocese. This process is for adults who have been baptized and made their First Communion in the Catholic Church.
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INFORMATION AND CONTACTS
For more information or If you are interested in enrolling in the RCIA program please contact Deacon Stephen Arnold at:
For more information or If you are interested in your child being enrolled in the RCIA-C program Please contact Georgeanne Donnely at:
call at 904-282-0439 *120