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Attention Parents of Children (over 7) who are not Baptized

Attention Parents of Children (over 7) who are not Baptized

NOTICE to Parents of Children (greater than 7 years of age) Who are not Baptized Catholic OR Who Are Baptized But Have Not Received the Sacraments of First Communion / Confirmation

Dear Parents,

If your child(ren) have not been Baptized or have not received First Sacraments please take heart !    We understand that sometimes circumstances may have occurred and your children did not receive the Sacraments of Initiation.  Saint Joseph Religious Education   Program has special classes for these children to prepare them for Reception of the Sacraments †

We Welcome Children beyond the age of reason (7 years old)  who have NOT been Baptized to attend the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) classes for preparation of Baptism, Communion & Confirmation, which they will  then receive at Mass on April 2024.

Likewise, We Welcome Children who are validly Baptized in another Christian tradition (that is recognized by the Catholic Church) to attend the RCIC class, and who will be prepared to make a Profession of Faith and receive Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Communion also on April 2024.

Lastly, We Welcome Children beyond the age of reason (7 years old) who have been baptized Catholic but not yet received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation/First Communion to attend the RCIC classes & prepare for Reception of these Sacraments on April 2024.

Classes begin in September 2023~  If you would like to inquire or Register your child(ren) for classes  please call the Religious Education Office at 636-441-0055 ext 300 / 301  OR email Mary Doerr, Director of Religious Education at mdoerr@stjoecot.org.  

“The Sacraments of Christian initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life.  The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the Sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of Eternal Life.”