RCIA Adapted for Children ​

Who belongs in RCIA adapted for Children?

​●  Unbaptized children (over the age of 7) or teens (catechumens)

●  Baptized, but uncatechized children who have little understanding of God or church (candidate)

●  Children baptized in another Christian faith (candidate)

●  Parents of the above children/youth, while optional in the ritual, it is vitally important for the parents to be actively engaged.

Articles about RCIA adapted for Children

Team RCIA

Principles for Adapting the RCIA for Children

The Key to Adapting the RCIA for Children

Program Resources for RCIA Adapted for Children

RCLB Young Apprentices
Published by RCLBenziger—Online subscription with reproducible materials that include doctrine and lectionary reading
reflections for dismissal.

Journey of Faith for Children
Journey of Faith for Children, for Teens

Jornada de Fe para Niños
Resource available in Spanish
 

Materials that Focus on core Catholic Church Teaching

Bridges to Faith
Published by Loyola Press, Designed for children ages 8 – 11. Published in English and bilingual Spanish/English.

Called to be Catholic
Published by Loyola Press, Designed for youth ages 11-14.  Published in English and bilingual Spanish/English.

Faith Fusion
Published by Our Sunday Visitor. Designed for elementary students. Published in Spanish/English.

Faith Fusion: Knowing, Loving, and Serving Christ in the Catholic Church
Published by Our Sunday Visitor for middle school students. Published in English and bilingual Spanish/English.

RCLBenziger: Our Catholic Heritage
Published by RCLBenziger in Spanish and English with a Level I for elementary aged children and a Level II for middle school youth.

One Faith, One Lord  
Published by Sadlier with 16 lessons for middle school/high school youth. Published in English and bilingual Spanish/English.

Our Catholic Faith
Published by Sadlier with 14 lessons for grades 4-6.  Published in English and bilingual Spanish/English.

References for RCIA Leaders and Team

Guide for Adapting RCIA for Children/Guia para adaptar el RICA para niños 
Chicago, IL.  Liturgical Training Publications. 2017
Senseman, Rita Burns


 Guide for Celebrating Christian Initiation with Children 
Chicago, IL.  Liturgical Training Publications. 2017
Senseman, Rita Burns


Guide to the RCIA for Children/Guia para el; RICA con Niños (Q and A for Parents)  
Chicago, IL.  Liturgical Training Publications 2017
Tudela, Michaela I. 

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