RCIA Adapted for Children & Teens

The baptism of children older than seven years of age and adults is administered through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The RCIA process follows the ancient initiation practices of the early Church and is required by Church law. Adults who have not been baptized or who were baptized in another Christian faith are invited to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Anyone under 18 years must complete a two year process for reception of any sacrament. The children will normally receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil. Parents are expected to participate with the child in the RCIA program and families are expected to attend all of the rites and retreats required in the process.

Schedule of Events for RCIA Preparation 2014-2015 (Year II Students only)
Rite oF Acceptance +
Rite of Welcome*
Sunday, November 2 10:00am Mass
Rite of Anointing + Sunday, January 11 10:00am Mass
Rite of Sending*+ Sunday, February 22 10:00am Mass
Rite of Election +
Call to Continuing Conversion*
RCIA Retreat for Teens*+ Saturday, March 28 10:00am-3:00pm
Preparation Rite*+ Saturday, April 4 9:00am
Easter Vigil*+ Saturday, April 4 8:30pm
(arrive by 7:30pm)

+ events for those preparing for baptism * events for those preparing for Full Communion

For more information about RCIA for children and teens, please contact Vincent Reilly at (904) 264-0577 ext 322 or e-mail formation@stcatherineop.com.