RCIT First Communion/Reconciliation Prep
Welcome to the Sacramental Preparation for Teens at Saint Raymond’s, a program for our young people in grades 6th-12th to prepare them to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist!
RCIT is a two-year program. During their first year, the youth will attend the middle school EDGE ministry or the high school Confirmation program depending on their grade level.
During their second year the teens will continue to attend their youth program and have an additional RCIT class together with those specifically preparing for these Sacraments. RCIT meets the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:00pm in the youth room with our catechists.
The teens will receive their first Reconciliation during our Advent class Reconciliation night.
This year it will be on Tuesday December 5th at 7:00pm in the Church. Parents are asked to attend also.
They will receive their first Holy Communion during spring of that second year. This year it will be:
- --Spanish rehearsal- Thursday May 2nd at 4pm in the Church
- --Spanish first Communion- Sunday May 5th at our 12:30pm Spanish mass
- --English rehearsal- Thursday May 2nd at 6pm in the Church
- --English first Communion- Sunday May 5th at our 5pm youth mass
There is an additional sacramental fee of $70 for the RCIT program the second year the teen is registered.
Teens in our RCIT program are required to attend a retreat in their second year of formation.
- --Middle school teens will attend our middle school Twilight Retreat on Saturday January 20th from 5pm-midnight
- --High school teens will attend either the Confirmation Year 1 or Year 2 Fall Retreat (dates on the Confirmation page here.)
Parents are required to attend our Sacramental Parent Meetings throughout the year to prepare themselves as well.
This year our 23-24 Sacramental Parent Meetings will be:
- -Monday November 6th at 6:30pm in the Church- First Reconciliation Info (childcare available in Kids Klub)
- -Monday January 22nd at 6:30pm in the Church-First Eucharist Info (childcare available in Kids Klub)
Please review our RCIT 23-24 Requirements here:
Our RCIT class calendar can be found here:
Learn more about receiving the Eucharist by watching this video