RCIA for Children (Ages 7 – 17)

RCIA is a process of study, exploration, faith-sharing, and faith formation with specific liturgical rites for seekers and inquirers. Seekers and inquirers are non-baptized adults who desire to be fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church and/or baptized adult Christians who desire full communion in the Roman Catholic Church.

Adults or older children who have not been baptized and desire to join the Church are invited into the ancient celebration of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. During this process, which is marked by regular ritual acts, participants are introduced to the liturgy, the teachings, and the life of the Catholic Church.

Adults or older children who were baptized in another Christian denomination prepare in a similar way for the sacraments of Confirmation and the Eucharist during their reception into the Catholic Church.

DO YOU KNOW A CHILD OR TEENAGER WHO…

  • Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
  • Is over the age of seven and  has not been baptized?

We offer an opportunity for youth age  7-17 to come together and learn more about our Catholic Faith and prepare to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist during the Easter Vigil. 

 

 

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, or RCIA, is a communal process for formal initiation of new members into the Catholic Church. This process is a return to the formation of the earliest members of the Church in the first and second centuries.