Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC)

Summary: This class is designed for the child above second grade level who has not yet received Sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist. In addition to his or her Sacramental preparation, students are given a foundational catechesis that will assist parents in the task of instructing their children in the beliefs, values and practices of the Catholic faith. Children are taught the importance of being a follower of Jesus along with the key concepts of God, the Commandments, the Sacraments, the Works of Mercy, the Blessed Mother, the Saints, Catholic prayers and the church in a manner appropriate to their level of understanding.

Responsibilities: Instruct children, Catechist Certification (training provided), Diocesan Protecting God’s Children Certification.

Time Commitment: Two hours per week on Sunday mornings 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., September – November and January – April. Additional time for rehearsals for receiving the sacraments.

Contact: Paige Fies, Director of Religious Education, 772-562-5954, E: sthelenre82@gmail.com