The RCIC is a process for children, ages 9-17, who have not been baptized and want to join the Catholic Church. The children will receive the Sacraments of Initiation, which are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist or Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil.
During this process, the children will receive a better understanding of what it means to know and love God. The Ten Commandments will be introduced. The children will have a better understanding of what sin means and learn how to live their lives according to God's commandments. They will also learn about what it means to be Catholic; how to develop their relationship with God; and to identify themselves as children of God. The importance of attending weekly Mass will be stressed. Learning how to use the Bible; reading Old and New Testament stories; and learning the parts of the Mass will be covered in their lessons. It is extremely important that the parents attend classes with their children, as well as, having good attendance.
Each student will need to choose a sponsor, who will support the child in his/her Catholic journey. The sponsor must be a baptized and confirmed Catholic, who is at least 18year of age, and is in good standing with the Catholic Church. The children in the RCIC process will join the adults in the RCIA at the Easter Vigil, where they will all receive the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist.
Classes for the RCIC will meet every other Tuesday, from 6pm to 7pm beginning in September and ending during the Easter season. Upon registration, you will be given a calendar stating the times, dates, and location of class. Please call Bea Bailey at 227-0126 ext. 210 for any further questions.