RCIC

RCIC is in essence RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) but with its emphasis towards the needs of young people and responding to the questions they might have.   Children will meet together once a fortnight, and – with their RCIC leaders – be led deeper into the mystery of God's love for them.  It is not a program but a process; we won't be saying 'week six, time to talk about the Trinity' or something like that.  Instead, we take the scripture readings – especially the Gospel – from the Sunday Masses around the day that we meet, and in a prayerful atmosphere read and reflect on what they say and what that means for us.  Since the process runs over the months from ~Term 3 to Pentecost we experience together almost an entire year in the Church's cycle of Sunday readings.  Using the Word of God as the rich source to draw from, provides the foundation then for us all to nurture growth and encourage development in preparing our young people for sacraments.

The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, and the norm is for these to be received at the Easter Vigil (the night before Easter Sunday).  Because RCIA/C is a process and not a program, we are able to meet the particular needs of our children as they grow in faith.

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