Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Adapted for Children

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

 Adapted for Children

Purpose:

Growing in relationship with God in the company of other young people seeking
initiation (celebration of Baptism and/or Confirmation and Eucharist).                  

Who:

Children age 7 and older who have participated in at least one year of Religious Education classes and :

  • have never been baptized,
  • were baptized in another Faith Community,
  • were baptized in the Catholic Faith, but with little other formation in the Catholic Faith Community,
  • are currently participating in a second year of Religious Education classes

What do you do in R.C.I.A. Adapted for Children?

We come to know Jesus more deeply through:

  • sharing our experiences of God in our lives;
  • sharing our Bible;
  • sharing our story as disciples of Christ (Catholic Tradition);
  • sharing our ongoing story of relationship with God through prayer.

How does my child begin?

  • Register in the parish, if you have not done so and register your child(ren) for Religious Education classes for their first year, marking on the Registration Form that you wish to have your child fully initiated (celebrate Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion).
  • Register him/her the next year for Religious Education classes, again marking on the Registration Form that you wish to have your child fully initiated (celebrate Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion).
  • The Director of Faith Formation will meet you to further explain the

    program and answer any questions that you may have.

How often do we meet?

Parents of children will meet periodically beginning in the fall of the second year of their child’s Religious Education classes.  Their children will continue to come to their regular Religious Education classes beginning in the fall.  They will begin to meet weekly for this immediate preparation program in January of the second year of Religious Education Classes.

Full Initiation is usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil.

 

 
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