RCIA is for people who are interested in exploring the Catholic Faith or in becoming Catholic and want to know why we believe what we believe and why we do what we do; as well as for those seeking full communion with their Catholic faith.
*Children and teens entering the Church receive separate instruction in classes with their peers. Please click here.
Classes will meet on Tuesdays beginning on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 7 pm in the SCM Parish Center Lounge. Attendance of all classes and of weekly Mass is a mandatory obligation. As adults, family and work obligations, as well as illness, may take precedence over these class commitments. With prior notification, flexible arrangements can be made to accommodate these life events. We can work with you so please don’t let our scheduling be an impediment to your faith journey.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children is intended for children and teens who were not baptized as infants and are over the age of 7, an age by reason and conscience are fully attained. Participants will be enrolled with their respective faith formation peer group class and receive separate catechesis for preparation for Sacraments of Initiation. Regular attendance of Mass and Sunday classes is expected.
Children in RCIC are received into full communion with the Church at the Easter Vigil. If a family is preparing to join the church, the adults should attend RCIA and enroll their children in Faith Formation. The entire family will be welcomed into the Church at the Easter Vigil.