CHILDREN’S FORMATION


Formation for children who have never been baptized.

Children who have reached the age of 7 (age of reason) and have not been baptized are invited into the process of Christian initiation based on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA.) This process will prepare young people and their families for the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist – after an appropriate time of formation. 

The Christian initiation of children is similar to that of adults but provides for adapted language, catechetical process, and ritual celebrations that are more appropriate for children.
 

Formation for children baptized in a non-Catholic faith tradition.

Children who have reached the age of 7 (age of reason) and have been baptized in a non-Catholic tradition, are also invited into a process of Christian Formation which will prepare them to join the Catholic Church and celebrate the sacraments.  This formation includes enrollment in our Parish School, or Parish Religious Education program, along with some additional formation.