Older Children – First Communion

Did your child miss their First Holy Communion?

If you have a child OVER the age of 7, is baptized Catholic or in the Christian faith, who have not yet received their First Holy Communion, this sacrament can be received through the Rite of Christian for Children.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC):

    • The RCIC program is designed for children who are baptized Catholics or belong to the Christian faith and have not yet received their First Holy Communion.
    • It teaches the basics of the Catholic faith and prepares children for the sacraments of Baptism (if needed), First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation.
    • The program follows liturgical Rites and guides both children and their families through the process.
    • Classes typically run on Sundays during the academic year, with Mass attendance at 9:00 am and class from 10:20 am to 12:20 pm.
    • The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is celebrated at the Easter Vigil.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children with Special Needs:

  • There are special formation programs available for children older than 7 years old for those with special needs.

These programs ensure that every child has the opportunity to receive the sacraments and grow in their faith.

Dr. Mimi Gamel

Important Docs

RCIC Registration Form