St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church

Office of Faith Formation

Rite of Christian Initiation for Teens



RCITeens is a 2 year program which aims at helping teens become fully initiated Catholics.

This program is for:

  • Children in 7th grade or older who have not been in or have not attended the standard sequence of religion classes and are in need of sacraments.
  • Teens who have never been baptized or are from another religious faith and are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a Catholic.

Similar to the adult program, the participants meet in small groups weekly in the Faith Formation office or other designated area in the Parish hall.

Year 1 is an introductory year, exploring the Roman Catholic Faith, its traditions, practices, and beliefs.

Year 2 focuses on the sacraments and their reception.

The process culminates in the celebration of the sacraments after the Easter Vigil for Catachumens (those not yet baptized) and Candidates (those needing Eucharist and Confirmation).

Confirmandi (those needing Confirmation only) in the 2nd Year will receive Confirmation with our Level 8 students when the Bishop comes to confer the sacrament.

RCITeens will be asked to attend the Confirmation Retreat in the year of their reception of their sacraments.

Contact Jane Oliva, Faith Formation Director, for more information at 631-929-4339 ext. 12.