Sacrament Preparation

The community of St. John Vianney is pleased and blessed to partner with the families and guide them through the Sacrament Preparation process. The primary educators for the sacrament(s) are the parents. It is our expectation that children and teens attend Mass on Sundays and follow the requirements for Sacrament Preparation (RCIC/ Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, and Confirmation) for children and teens ages 7 to 17 years old:

  • At least one year of faith formation (attends CCE or a Catholic school) immediately prior to the year of preparation with good attendance (at least 70%).
  • Enrollment in CCE or attends a Catholic school the year of preparation.
  • Enrollment in Sacrament Preparation for the sacrament(s) your child needs to receive. This requires an additional form from the Youth Formation Office and meetings specific to the sacrament(s).

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children and Youth (RCIC)
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children and Youth (RCIC) is designed to prepare children and teens to become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church. RCIC is open to any child or teen between the ages of 7 and 17 years old, who is not baptized, and has expressed a desire to become Catholic. RCIC is a series of meetings that prepare children and teens for receiving the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist.

First Reconciliation and Eucharist
Children and teens ages 7 to 17 years old, who have already been baptized, can prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession/ Penance) and Eucharist (Communion). Preparation for Reconciliation (in the fall) must be completed before beginning preparation for Eucharist (in the spring).

For more information about RCIC and First Reconciliation and Eucharist Preparation, please contact Charisse Magsipok.

Teens in grades 11 and 12, who are baptized and have received their First Eucharist, can prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation.

Current Confirmation Preparation: Information and Forms

For more information about Confirmation Preparation, please contact Matt Zelinsky.