Teen RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Youth: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Youth (RCIY), based on the model used in RCIA, is a two year process that prepares high school students to receive the fullness of the Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation. In RCIY, we work to establish a community support system for and with our high school candidates to help them have a greater sense of belonging to the Parish community. The RCIY process calls our youth to make a greater commitment to their Catholic faith and helps them know their own talents and gifts for the spread of God’s Kingdom. We encourage the students to be active members of the parish and to engage in Christian Service projects. We attempt to deepen their understanding of the doctrines and teachings of the Catholic Church as well as the application of these doctrines and teachings in their daily lives.

First year Candidates concentrate on self-image, self-esteem, values, the image of God and relationships. Second year candidates concentrate on doctrinal concepts, the Gospel message, and service of our parish and community. We have approximately 160 candidates in the program, 30 adult volunteers, 160 sponsors, and at least 100 parents who volunteer their time to help. Parents are also included in some general sessions and all liturgies. 

The Confirmation team is mostly made up of experienced catechists. Any training needed so far has taken place at regularly scheduled team meetings. Workshop information is provided when available but it is not required that they attend. Team meetings are normally held once a month.

Team members need to have a desire and ability to communicate well with young people. They must have a basic understanding of Catholic doctrine and teaching and be practicing Catholics who will be fine role models for our young people. We welcome new participants.

2016-2017 Session is now closed.


Contact:  Joy Jones  548-6535, ext. 317

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