RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)

RCIC is for children beyond the 2nd grade. They fall in one of three general categories:

  • They have not been baptized.
  • They were baptized in another faith tradition, but their parents wish them to enter into the faith and sacramental life of the Church through Reconciliation and Eucharist, and Confirmation
  • They were baptized Catholic, but have not received formal instruction in the faith and missed the reception of one of the sacraments at the usual time.
  • Classes start in Fall, contact Tim. 

Any child 3rd grade through 8th grade that needs to receive the sacraments of First Communion and confirmation please contact Tim McDonald at 259-4350 or tmcdonald@stbernardblgsorg

Jr. High and High School age and Adults needing sacraments contact: Roy Brown at rcia@stbernardblgs.org or Brian Shea at brians@stbernardblgs.org

St. Bernard Church Childrens Faith Formation      
RCIC Sacrament Preparation Schedule 2019-2020      
Monday 6:00-7:15      

Oct 14    We Celebrate Gods Love Chapter 2  
              We Hear Good News Chapter 3  
Oct 28   We Look At Our Lives Chapter 4  
             We Ask for Forgiveness Chapter 5  
Nov 11  We Go Forth in pardon & Peace Chapter 6  
              Reconciliation practice/ 10 Commandments   
Nov 23  *1st Reconciliation Service 11 am Main Church  
Nov 25  Thanksgiving NO CLASS  
Dec 1  *Rite of Welcome 9:00 AM MASS  
Dec 9 -  I Belong to a Community Lesson 1  
              I Prepare for Confirmation Lesson 2  
Dec 23  CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS NO CLASS  
Jan 6     What Happens in Confirmation Lesson 3  
              Review Rite    
Jan 20     Our Community Remembers Jesus Lesson 4  
                Decision point videos   
Feb 3     Jesus Gathers People Together Lesson 5  
              Tour the Church   
Feb 17  Jesus' Special Supper Lesson 6  
              Practice how to receive Communion   
Feb 26  Ash Wednesday   
March 1    Rite of Election St. Patrick Co-Cathedral 3:00pm  
March 2    Our Community Shares a Meal Lesson 7  
                    Practice how to receive Communion   
March 14    *1st Scrutiny 5:00pm Mass St. Bernard Church  
March 16     We Share the body and blood Lesson 8  
March 22     *2nd Scrutiny 9:00am Mass St. Bernard Church  
March 29     *3rd Scrutiny 11:00am Mass St. Bernard Church  
March 30     Confirmation practice & Scrutinies LAST CLASS  
April 5         Easter Vigil Rehearsal 12 noon St. Bernard Church  
April 11       Easter Vigil Reception of Sacraments 7pm St. Bernard church