The Greek word Catechesis means 'to echo the teaching'. "Catechesis is nothing other than the process of transmitting the Gospel, as the Christian community has received it, understands it, celebrates it, lives it and communicates it in many ways." ( General Directory for Catechesis #105)


We are so excited to journey with you and your child through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children- Echo.


If your child missed any of the following sacraments:  Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation, or missed some years of faith formation, we are happy to journey with them towards falling in love with Christ and His Church.




All RCIC parents are required to register their child with Holy Spirit and attend additional sacramental preparation parent classes and events.


   What does the Echo process look like at Holy Spirit?


  1. An introductory meeting with Kaitlyn Callahan, our Middle School Youth Minister
  2. You will attend RCIC classes on the last Sunday of the month (barring holidays)
  3. Meet with Kaitlyn and/or other clergy members to assess readiness to receive the Sacrament
  4. Candidates in the program are also encouraged to attend faith formation with their class (example:  EDGE, Life Teen, 2nd grade First Communion prep) and have Echo as a supplement to receiving the sacraments quicker
  5. Children will receive supplemental material during the month to help them grow in their faith, such as videos from our Word on Fire program or challenges to help them deepen their prayer life.

    RCIC Schedule                   Topic
    November 22                     What is Baptism, Confession, First                                                         Communion and Confirmation?
                                             Prayer / Covenant catechesis

    December 13                       Basic prayers and Baptism catechesis

    January 31                          Basic prayers and Eucharist / Liturgy

    February 28                        Sin / Morality & Confession catechesis

    March 28                           First Reconciliation

    April 25                             Jesus' sacrifice on the cross / First                                                        Communion Rehearsal

    May 15 @ 10:00 a.m.           First Communion