Baptism and Christian Initiation of Children
“Let the little children come to me.” Mark 10:14
Baptism of Children 7 years and older:
Unbaptized children seven years and older will prepare for the Sacrament of Baptism through the children’s process of initiation. The same principles of the adult process (RCIA) apply to the children, only it is adapted for children. For the purposes of sacraments an adult is anyone who has reached the age of reason.
Children 7 years and older from other faith traditions who desire to become Catholic:
Children baptized in another faith tradition who wish to become Catholic through the sacraments of initiation are also formed in our children’s process. See the age adaptations below.
There are two age related tracks:
Age 7 through age 12
Children experience the process of initiation by participating in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a wonderful conversion centered process of formation. Refer to ADULT RCIA for an explanation of how the RCIA process works.
Age 13 and up
The adult principles set forth in the RCIA apply to children in this group but in an age-appropriate manner. Refer to Adult RCIA for an explanation of how the RCIA process works.
For more information, contact Deacon Bill Terneus at phone: (321)254-1595 or email at: [email protected]