Rite of Christian Initiation of Children

BAPTISM FOR OLDER CHILDREN – for a child 7 years or older, in 2nd through 8th grades

We congratulate you on your decision to have your older child baptized. Because they have reached the “age of reason”, defined in Canon Law as age 7 or older, they are to have a period of instruction preceding their Baptism that gives them an understanding of the fundamentals of our faith. They also have a right to participate in the decision to be baptized. Older children will be Baptized, Confirmed, and celebrate their First Eucharist all at once.

  • We ask all families to attend Mass weekly with their children to be baptized.
  • We ask all families to enroll children to be baptized in a special Christian Initiation process held on Sunday mornings 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.. This class presents an overview of our Catholic faith and familiar Catholic prayers and practices.
  • E-mail Lynn Ekstrom for more information and to register.