Baptism for Children

The Catholic Church warmly welcomes new members and tries to provide an appropriate spiritual formation according to each person's age and needs. Most Catholics are baptized as infants. A child to be baptized who has reached the catechetical age / the age of reason (age 7), will receive preparation in a two year catechetical process called Rite of Christian Initiation Adapted for Children, that meets on Sundays, similar to the Rite of Christian Initiation Process for adults. Having sufficient understanding, the preparation will lead to the full complement of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist offered at the Easter Vigil.

Those children already baptized in other Christian communities will enter into a two year catechetical process called Rite of Christian Initiation Adapted for Children, that meets on Sundays to make a profession of faith into the Catholic Church and will receive the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation in the rite of Reception into Full Communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.

For more information, please see the link at right for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) or contact Kathy McDermott, Religious Education Department @ 972-778-0328 or