Faith Formation - Baptism for Non Infants
Children age 4 and above will be prepared for baptism at Easter. Those children from the age of 4-6 will be enrolled in the normal catechism class for their age and will receive baptism on Easter Sunday.
Once children have reached the age of 7 (the age of reason) they will be enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (modified for children). This is the preferred method for bringing people into the Catholic faith. Classes for children in RCIA(C) begin on 15 September in the parish hall. All RCIA classes require a parent participant to accompany their child. Each child enrolled in RCIA will receive the sacraments of baptism, first communion and confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass.
All children who receive baptism are encouraged to continue to attend catechism to continue to learn and expand their knowledge and love of the Lord as the continue to grow.