What is RCIC?

RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) is open to all children between the ages of 7-17, unbaptized or baptized in another Christian denomination. These classes are designed to help children (and their families) to understand what it means to know and love God, and how to live out their lives according to the teaching of Jesus and His bride, the Catholic Church. Whether your family is just entering the Church, returning to the practice of the Catholic faith, or delayed your child’s sacramental preparation, you are welcome.

RCIC is a two consecutive year process and culminates in the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation).

Program requirements:

  • Child must be at least 7 years old and no more than 17, unbaptized or baptized in another Christian denomination

  • Copy of their birth certificate

  • Mass attendance on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation

  • Parents must attend adult formation for the first year

  • Parents must attend classes with student during the second year