Rite of Christian Initiation Adapted For Children
Xavier Cassidy, a 6th grade student, was initiated into the
Roman Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on April 16, 2022 and received the
Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Xavier is the son of Sara and Justin (deceased) Cassidy and the grandson of Timothy and Ingrid Cassidy.
Pictured is pastor, Fr. Kevin Peters, baptizing Xavier
in the presence of his sponsor, Colleen Hendel.
The Vatican provides the “Christian Initiation of Children Who Have Reached Catechetical Age” in their document on The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - for all Roman Catholic Churches worldwide. Children prepare by attending special sessions for their age level.