Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)




"Let the children come to me ... for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."  Mt. 19:13-14

RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) is open to all children 7 years and older, whether baptized or unbaptized. These classes are designed to educate children in the Catholic faith and prepare them for the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.  They will attend RCIC classes on a regular basis beginning in September and continuing through the Easter Season, with holiday breaks. Each family comes into the RCIC program with different needs. The children will be of various ages and have had different levels of previous instruction. They will learn about what it means to become a Catholic Christian. The RCIC program enables children to enter into a relationship with God and share in the life of their identity as Children of God. The importance of weekly Mass, understanding the parts of the Mass and the doctrines of the faith will be stressed, as well as how to use the Holy Bible. Whether your family is just entering the Church, returning to the practice of the Catholic faith, or you delayed your child’s sacramental preparation, ALL ARE WELCOME.

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings in the undercroft of the church at 7:00 p.m.

Please contact Fr. Larry Tharp or Bryan Miller with inquiries or to register your child for the RCIC.