CHILDREN’S SACRAMENTS

FIRST RECONCILIATION & EUCHARIST

The parish family joins with the parents in helping to prepare the child for sharing in the Eucharist for the first time. Part of the preparation is participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession). The child must be at least in the second grade and completed one year of religious education to participate. Sacramental preparation takes place at the parish and is in addition to the religious education provided by a Catholic school or the parish Faith Formation program.
 
Any questions can be directed to Michele Dougherty, Director of Student & Young Adult Ministries or Carolynn Abbott, Assistant for Faith Formation.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS ADAPTED FOR CHILDREN (RCIC)

 

Children older than seven years who have not yet been baptized or were baptized under another Christian tradition and wish to become Catholic to receive the Eucharist are welcomed through the RCIC, the Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for Children. Families are encouraged to extend this invitation to friends and neighbors. The RCIC is a one to two-year process to acquaint children with Scripture, Tradition, and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Placement and formation is determined after an interview. Please contact Michele Dougherty, Director at 410-674-9238 x204 to arrange for an interview.