“Faith needs the community of believers.”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1253
Because the sacraments unite us to Christ and his Body, the Church, all families preparing for sacramental reception need to be registered and active members of St. Rita Catholic Community.
Baptism of Older Children (for children age 7-18 years)
Children who have reached the “age of reason” (typically age 7) are considered competent to receive pre-Baptismal catechesis. In order to adequately prepare our young people to enter the faith community, they participate in at least two consecutive years of faith formation but not more than three years and the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) adapted for children before receiving the Sacrament of Baptism. These children are also to receive other Initiative Sacraments (Eucharist and Confirmation) at the time of Baptism. Preparation may begin prior to age 7.
Profession of Faith
Any young person coming into the Church from another faith tradition will participate in at least two consecutive years but no more than three years of faith formation and the RCIA prior to making his/her “Profession of Faith” and receiving the Sacraments of Initiation. The Catholic Church recognizes all Trinitarian baptisms validly performed.
For students in Elementary - 6th Grade, contact Susan Sheetz.
For students in 7th Grade - High School, contact Maribel Waldon.