Rite of Christian Initiation for Children
The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the Sacraments. There are seven Sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. The Sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the Sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each Sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1131).
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults/Children (RCIA/RCIC) is a process by which young people are initiated into the Roman Catholic faith. It is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, both baptized and non-baptized who have not yet received the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, and Eucharist.
Chaminade College Preparatory, in partnership with St. John Eudes Parish, offers this preparation process for students and families who are interested. Students meet once a week on campus during their Religion classes for special instruction, and on Sunday mornings during the 9:00am Mass at St. John Eudes Parish, located in Chatsworth.
If either you or your student is interested in enrolling or learning more about the RCIA/RCIC process, please contact our Campus Ministry Office.