Sacraments for AGES 8 THROUGH 17
Sacraments are ceremonies or acts that gives us an outward or visible sign of divine grace. Grace, put simply is God's life within us. The grace we receive in the sacraments are what feed a Catholic's life so they can joyfully enter into life's journey and share that joy with others. Sacraments are celebrated in well-known rituals that mark major points in a Catholic's journey from birth to death. The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. We are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by Confirmation, and nourished in the Eucharist.
The process of receiving sacraments for those in 4th through 12th grades is called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCI-C). This process is for UNBAPTIZED children and teens.
To simplify the process, we also instruct Catholic (already baptized) children and teens needing other sacraments in the same program. Children and teens in the 4th grade and above who need any of their Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, & Eucharist) MUST:
Be registered in a Parish Religious Education Program (grades K-5), Edge (grades 6-7) or Life Teen (grades 9-12).
Attend those classes AND our Sacramental Preparation program.
RCI-C 2019-20 SCHEDULE
All classes are on Sundays from 11:15am to 12pm in the Pope John XXIII Room unless otherwise noted. Parents and sponsors are always welcome to stay and attend the class with their children.
Sun Sep 8 - Welcome Back Cookout (6pm in Philip Hall)
Sun Oct 27 - Class #1
Sun Nov 10 - Class #2
Sun Dec 1 - Class #3
Sun Dec 15 - Class #4 and Rite of Welcome
Sun Jan 12 - Class #5
Sun Jan 26 - Class #6
Sat Feb 1 - Sacraments Retreat (9am to 1pm in Philip Hall, All students must attend with sponsor or another adult.)
Sun Feb 9 - Class #7
Sun Feb 16 - Class #8
Sun Mar 1 - Class #9
Sun Mar 22 - Class #10
Sun Mar 29 - Class #11
Sun Apr 5 - Vigil Practice for Unbaptized (Start in Pope John XXIII Room at 10:15am and will move to Church, All students must attend with sponsor or another adult. We should be done by 11:45am.)
Sat Apr 11 - Easter Vigil for Unbaptized (Start in Pope John XXIII Room at 6pm and will move to Church, All students must attend with sponsor.)
Tue Apr 14 - Mass Practice for Baptized (Beginning in the Church at 6pm. All students must attend with sponsor or another adult. We should be done by 7:15pm.)
Fri Apr 17 - Confirmation/First Eucharist Mass for Baptized (Tentatively beginning in Philip Hall at 6pm and will move to Church. All students must attend with sponsor.)