Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for Children and Youth
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for Children and Youth may serve your needs if your child/youth is between the ages of seven and seventeen and:
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a process for anyone who wishes to inquire about or to join the Catholic Church. The preparation process for Baptism (for those between the ages of seven and seventeen) and Initiation (celebrating the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist) are part of the RCIA process. The primary goal of this faith journey is conversion, conversion to Christ at a developmental level your child/youth can understand. Ideally, it is at least a one year process providing a full year of faith-filled experiences.
Children and youth in the RCIA process gather with their parents and members of the St. Stephen’s community, who walk with them as companions and sponsors. Children and youth reflect together on the Sunday scripture readings, grow in understanding of Catholic beliefs and practices, share and listen to faith stories, and recognize their call to the Catholic faith community. The process involves formation in the Gospel teachings, as well as Christian service.
Your family is welcome to enter into this process at any time of the year. The first step is to contact Pam Havel at 763-712-7437 or > Click here email her. All are Welcome!