RCIA Adapted for Children

  • English
  • Spanish

English Elementary Coordinator: Edna Martinez | 281-499-4612 ext. 330

Spanish CCE Coordinator: Georgina Romero | 281-499-4612 ext. 304

Create in me a clean heart O’ God, and put a new and right sprit within me. (Psalm 51:12)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is the process by which those who have not yet been baptized and are above the age for infant baptism are prepared to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) and become Catholic. The process also prepares those who were validly baptized in another Christian denomination to come into full communion with the Catholic Church, as well as those who were baptized Catholic and have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist to complete their Christian Initiation.

At Holy Family, those between the age of 7 and 18 years are prepared through the Children’s Catechumenate which is an 18 month program following the cycle of a regular school year (i.e. two 9 month periods).

Group I (first 9 months) – Children explore the faith and understand some basic tenets.

Group II (second 9 months)** – Children go through all the proper stages of the RCIA process replete with beautiful rituals and blessings as they journey to receive their sacraments.

**Children with appropriate attendance in Group I transition to Group II.

  • Elegibility
  • Commitments
  • Format
  • Textbooks
  • Calendar
  • Parental Attendance

What are the Elegibility Requirements

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What do we need to do?

    • Children will be registered and attend classes for Children’s Catechumenate program held during Family CCE Sundays. Parents attend the Parent Session with all the other adults during Family CCE.
    • During their Group II time period, children will also be registered and attend an additional catechesis class once a month to gain a deeper understanding of the Sacraments they are going to receive. The parent will attend with the child.
    • Attendance in both classes is closely monitored. A minimum 70% attendance is required. Special circumstances can be discussed with the coordinators.
    • During Group II there are additional days of reflection, retreats, rites, rehearsals, etc. that require the student and parent and/or sponsor/Godparent participation.
    • Parent must sign and return Sacrament Preparation Promise (Policy) form.
    • A copy of the child’s government issued birth certificate must be submitted at time of registration.

How is this program setup?

    • English & Spanish tracks available.
    • Children’s Catechumenate sessions held two Sunday’s a month
    • Sacramental Catechesis (Group II students only)
      • English group meets one Wednesday a month from 6pm to 8pm.
      • Spanish group meets one Sunday a month from 2pm to 5pm.

Current Textbooks

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First Reconciliation Program Calendars

    • English (Will link to a PDF file - GII-FAM-SUN-1819-v2.pdf)
    • Spanish

Parental Attendance is Required

One of the most common question we receive is "Why do the parents have to attend, if the child is the one receiving the sacrament?"

Parents have a right and duty to be intimately involved in preparing their child for the sacrament of Penance. (NCD #126)

We are here to partner with you and support your efforts by providing a team of ministry servants who have met all the volunteer requirements in addition to taking time to work towards achieving catechist certification just so that they can have the privilege of sharing the catholic faith with your child.

Are you ready to register your child?

Questions or Comments?

Do you have any questions or concerns on the RCIA Adapted for Children program? Complete the form below and the English Elementary Coordinator, Edna Martinez, will get back to you. Alternatively, you may reach Miss Martinez at (281) 499-4612 ext. 330.

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