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RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Children

Let the little children come unto Me. ~ Mark 10:14

RCIA for children is a program designed for children 7 and over who have not received the Sacraments of Christian initiation: Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. RCIA is preparation for these Sacraments and for reception into the Roman Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.

To inquire about the sacraments of initiation for your child to be received into the Catholic church, please contact the Director of Religious Education. 


SACRAMENTAL PREPARATIONS
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion classes are offered to children in 2nd Grade during the regular Sunday morning Religious Education classes.
  • Children are required to have one year of Religious Education preparation before entering the Sacramental program.
  • The religious education students will combine with the St. Thomas the Apostle School students for extra-curricular events and will celebrate the Sacraments as one class.
  • Parents are required to attend all scheduled parent sessions to help their children prepare to receive the Sacraments.

Confirmation preparations are offered to children in 8th Grade during the regular Sunday morning Religious Education classes. Confirmation candidates will profess their desire to be Confirmed into the Catholic Church through prayer and a retreat experience.

  • Students are required to have one year of Religious Education preparation before entering the Sacramental process.
  • The Religious Education students will combine with the St. Thomas the Apostle School students for extra-curricular events and will celebrate the Sacrament as one class.
  • Parents are required to attend all scheduled parent sessions to help their children prepare to receive the Sacrament.
  • A sponsor is also chosen to help the candidate with their preparation.