RCIT – Rite of Christian Initiation for Teens
RCIT is for youth who have missed the normal age of reception of the Sacraments and are currently in 6th grade through 12th grade. Those who complete RCIT will receive sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass.
RCIT has three components:
- Weekly attendance at Sunday Mass.
- Ministry participation. Those in High School (grades 9-12) are required to attend Life Teen, which meets on Sunday evenings. We start with Mass at 5:00pm, then meet as a group from 6:00-8:00pm. Life Teen starts on Sunday, August 6, 2023. Those in Junior High (grades 6-8) are required to attend EDGE, which meets on Wednesday evenings in Anderson Hall from 6:30-8:00pm. EDGE starts on Wednesday, August 9, 2023.
- Sacrament Preparation classes. These are monthly classes that take place the second Tuesday of the month, and start on August 8, 2023. These classes must be attended by both the youth receiving any sacraments, and at least one parent. Anyone getting sacraments are required to attend BOTH the sacrament prep classes AND either Life Teen or EDGE. Registration cut-off for the 2022-2023 year is September 30, 2023.