I’ve read your post several times and I am not sure from what you’ve said if your children are receiving Baptism, Confirmation, & Eucharist, which is full initiation or if they are simply completing their initiation by receiving Confirmation and Eucharist. (usually only older teens would receive Confirmation and Eucharist through RCIA) if they are being baptized, your daughter would not have on a vail during the baptism. and her hair would be wet. if they are being baptized, are they just wearing white clothes, or will they be clothed with the white garment, (baptismal robe) after the baptism? White is the correct color for baptism, representing being washed clean from sin, but Red is the sacramental color of Confirmation. I’m an RCIA coordinator, and I have had children come in full first communion clothes, only to be upset that the vail is removed, hair messed and wet. Usually I try to give guide lines as what will work well for my people. A simple white/modest dress is always best. Comfort is formost! our Easter Vigil lasts 3 hours. Ask your catechist, about what they suggest for your Mass. Another suggestion is, buy the vail and dress, and have a professional picture taken with it on, before the Easter vigil. you’ll get the traditional first communion picture. And leave the vail off during the Mass.
My son and daughter are in the home stretch of RCIA! (Back story: hubby and I were away from the RCC for many years, and returned last year. The kids began RCIA in September since they are teens. With God’s Grace they have decided that, YES, they want to become Catholics!) They will become full members of the Catholic Church at this year’s Easter Vigil Mass.
Anyway, for my daughter, I was wondering about her wearing some sort of veil or hairpiece. I know that most ladies do not wear hats or veils anymore, so she could do this without one. But I myself always wear a hat or veil, and wondered if for something as special as First Communion - do ladies every wear First Communion velis when they come into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil? Or is there some sort of white wreath or something like that that a young lady could wear?
It’s just that the little girls wear the veils at First Communion, and it almost doesn’t seem right to not have one! Has anyone seen RCIA ladies wearing veils for this?
Thanks, Aunt Martha