My 7-year-old daughter did not receive infant baptism. She is currently registered for and attending RCIC classes at our church. I am not familiar with the RCIA or RCIC process as I was given infant baptism and made my First Communion in 2nd grade, etc.
Truth be told, I left the Catholic church in my teens when my parents divorced and my mother stopped taking us to mass. Until then, my mother had been a very devout Catholic and my three brothers and I went to Catholic Schools (I attended through 8th grade). I’m now in my early 40s and recently coming back to the Church and trying to re-learn my faith and provide a good faith education for my daughter.
I have concerns that true RCIC processes and criteria are not being followed in her class. I have attended the first seven classes with her each Sunday and I have been supplementing her education there with things at home.
In another thread I recently started, some of the elements of RCIA/RCIC were introduced to me and I have been researching this every spare moment today.
I have found three websites/groups which provide resources:
Apprentices in Faith
Association of Catechumenal Ministry
The last one seems to offer the best outline and “free” resources online and their materials also seem to be the most affordable; however, even their products are out of my budget right now. Also, they are geared primarily toward Adults.
Apprentices in Faith seems to have the best product/resources developed for children.
I also found an (out of print?) book by Rita Burns Senseman titled A Childs Journey: The Christian Initiation of Children and used copies start around $50!
Here is what I am looking for… FREE or very inexpensive books or materials, preferably geared toward Children. Can anyone help?
It may be that I also need to read and understand the RCIA material so that I know from where the children’s adaptions come. When I get the financial resources, I wouldn’t mind investing in one of the programs I found mentioned above.
If anyone has experience with one or more of these programs, I would appreciate feedback about them and recommendations.
Thanks in advance,