Rite of Christian Initiation for Children 2013-2014
If your child is age 7 to Grade 6, and needs to be baptized, they will be placed in our wonderful program, RCIA for Children. Your child will attend the 9:00 AM mass on Sundays. During mass they will be dismissed after the homily (around 9:30) for Breaking Open the Word (B.O.W.). After Breaking Open the Word they will attend their weekly RCIA for Children session until 11:15am.
Your children will enter the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Click here for RCIA for Children calendar.
Please open the schedule on this page for class and meeting times.
1. Students start meeting in mid September on Sundays after the 9:00 Mass for academic classes to help prepare for these Sacraments.
2. Then, later in September we will also begin meeting on Sunday for the 9:00 a.m. Mass and leave after the homily to “Break Open the Word” of God to help understand the passages of Scripture which the Church has chosen for that day. We speak of “Breaking Open the Word” as “BOW” for short.
3. The catechumens will receive their sacraments at the Easter Vigil service. The candidates will receive their sacraments then or slightly later.
September 15th from 3-5pm we will have a parent meeting for families registered in this program.
Baptismal or Birth Certificates for prospective RCIA for Children students MUST be turned in anytime prior to, or at, the parent meeting.