Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)
If you child(ren) have not been Baptized or have not received First Sacraments please take heart! 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 2023.
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 2023.
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 2023.
Classes begin in September 2022 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.