What is RCIC?

This form of the rite of Christian initiation is intended for children, not baptized as infants or who are baptized but have not received any formal catechesis and sacramental preparation to receive Holy Eucharist. They must have attained the use of reason (age 7 +) and are of catechetical age. At Sacred Hearts Parish, RCIC candidates are typically children in 4th-10th grade. 

Such children are capable of receiving and nurturing a personal faith and of recognizing an obligation in conscience.  But they cannot yet be treated as adults because, at this stage of their lives, they are dependent on their parents or guardians and are still strongly influenced by their companions and their social surroundings.

What is the process and when are the classes?

Children beginning this process are placed into regular Sunday or Wednesday Faith Formation classes with their peers.  Throughout the year, they will meet in specific RCIC groups led by Ms. Ba and Mrs. Montes specific to the sacraments they're preparing for. RCIC groups happen in place of their faith formation classes and require parents/guardians to participate. 

When will children receive the sacraments?

All students who are ready and prepared will receive the sacraments at a designated time and/or the Easter Vigil.

How do I enroll my child?

Enrollment for RCIC occurs simultaneously with the enrollment for Faith Formation classes.  Registration link can be found by clicking here.

What is required of a child in RCIC?

Regular attendance at Mass and Sunday classes, as well as active participation in class discussions and activities.

When will RCIC group meet?

RCIC classes take place during regular Sunday or Wednesday faith formation classes as a separate group. 

Baptism & First Reconciliation Preparation

November 13th and 16th, 2022

December 4th and 7th, 2022

  • Baptisms will take place on Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m., Sacred Hearts Church

First Reconciliation & First Holy Eucharist Preparation

January 8th and January 11th, 2023

  • Enrollment Ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 21st at 9:00 a.m. at Sacred Hearts Church

February 4th and 8th, 2023

March 5th and 8th, 2023

April 2th and 5th, 2023

  • First Eucharist Family Retreat
  • First Communion Mass will be determined at Sacred Hearts Church 

First Communion Cupcake Reunion: Sunday, June 5th, 2023 following the 9:00 a.m. Family Mass

CONTACT: Ms. Mae Ba, [email protected]