After having first received the sacrament of Baptism, Christian Initiation continues with the receiving of the sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Communion). Preparation for these two sacraments are traditionally given in the Second Grade, at about the age of 7 or 8. Following the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Seattle, children must have one year of religion instruction before being prepared for these sacraments so if you have a first grader who is not attending a Catholic school, please be sure to enroll you child in our Faith Formation program. If you have older children who have not yet received either of these two sacraments, please call the parish so we may arrange to have them prepared.
Preparation for First Reconciliation (Confession)
First Reconciliation takes place in the fall of 2nd Grade (although children older than 7 year of age are welcome to take part so long as they are baptized). There are 6 classes in total leading up to First Reconciliation which takes place in late November or early December.
Preparation for First Eucharist (Communion)
First Communion takes place in the spring of 2nd Grade (although children older than 7 years of age having prepared and received First Reconciliation are welcome to take part so long as that are baptized). There are 7 classes in total and two retreat days leading up to First Communion which takes place in late April/early May. Classes are open to all registered families of Sacred Heart Parish and are taught by the teachers at Sacred Heart School and Volunteer Catechists. For more information on class schedule, location and registration, please contact Cathleen Adams, Pastoral Assistant for Children’s Faith Formation at 425-450-3912.
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Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)
RCIC is an ongoing process for children, age 7 to 5th grade, who have not been baptized or have been baptized in another faith tradition and wish to become Catholic. This yearly process provides children with a basic understanding of their faith as well as prepares them for the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation-Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. For more information , contact Cathleen Adams.