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For Children and Teenagers

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults adapted for Children and Teens is an open process of spiritual formation for children and teenagers interested in experiencing the beautiful Catholic faith tradition. We want our candidates to know how being a part of something bigger affects our daily life & all that we do! It is important for children and teens to learn who God is and why He loves us.


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults adapted for Children and Teens is a two-year (2) process for children and teens ages seven (7) to seventeen (17). This program is for children and teens who were not baptized before the age of seven and those coming from another faith community and seeking baptism and initiation into the Catholic Church.


This process will prepare young people and their families to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Before beginning this preparation, children and teens should be enrolled in the parish Religious Education program.


  1. Fill out the Registration Form 

  2. Review and Interview with the Religious Education Coordinator 

  3. Birth Certificate 

  4. Donation $95.00 per child/per year. 


Required Attendance and Participation for First Year of preparation: 

  • Parents/Guardians are committed to bringing their child(ren) once a week to their Catechism Class. Students are required to assist all 28 classes.

  • Parents/Guardians should be attending Mass every Sunday with their children @ 12:30 PM Mass here in our Church of St. Joseph Hawthorne. 

  • Parents/Guardians are required to attend the Parents’ Catechism classes once a month.

  • Parents/Guardians are committed to supporting and motivating your child in preparing for their Sacraments by doing and completing all the tasks or activities necessary to complete the 1st year of Preparation (September 2024-May 2025). 

Children-Teen RCIA


Language of Student Class

Luz Salgado

First Communion Elementary Coordinator

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