Inquiry & Catechumenate Stages - Inquiry and catechesis consists of regular CCE classes, and monthly RCIA age appropriate sessions with their parents.
Catechumenate Stage Continued, Purification and Preparation Stage & Initiation -
The child continues basic religious education (CCE classes) on Sundays throughout the process. The child catechumen and their family continue to participate in a monthly family session. When ready the child will celebrate the sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist during the Easter Season. This final preparation stage begins with a Rite of Election where the catechumens (supported by their parents and sponsor/godparent) enter into focused family preparation culminating with full initiation of the child into the Church.
Following Years: Mystagogy - Initiation into the Catholic Church is just the beginning of a child's life in Christ. After reception into the Church at Easter, the Mystagogy stage lets the child reflect and learn more about the mysteries of the Mass and the Sacraments that they now participate in fully. Because they are fully initiated at a young age, it is especially important that newly initiated children continue their religious educaton (CCE Classes) through high school even though they have celebrated all three sacraments.