RCIA for Children

You may already know that the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which adults enter the Catholic Church and receive the sacraments of initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion.  But did you know that this process is not just for Adults?

 It is also the process through which children who have reached the use of reason and are of catechetical age (7 years old and older) become Catholic.  After a period of learning and spiritual growth, children become members of the Church at the Easter Vigil, receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion.  In addition, children ages 7 and older who have been baptized in another faith tradition (i.e. Lutheran, etc.) are also included in the RCIA for children process, making a Profession of Faith and receiving the sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion.

 Therefore, if you child is age 7 or older and has not been baptized, or was baptized in another faith and you would like him/her to become a member of the Catholic Church, please contact Diane Hurtuk for information about the Rite of Christian Initiation for children.  If your child is younger than age 7, contact Diane to arrange for Baptism or Profession of Faith.

hurtuk@holyfamilystow.org or 330-688- 6412 ext. 273