The Christian Initiation of Children at St. John the Baptist enables children in grades 2 through 10 to enter into a relationship with the living God and share in the life of their identity as Christians. Our goal is to provide a means of conversion constant with the child's age and understanding. Like RCIA, we strive to instruct the child in his/her faith as a Catholic Christian. Different from the adult process, the conversion of children is a "belonging" process - a process of socialization which is taught as well as learned. Much of the catechesis for children greatly depends on forming and nurturing relationships with other believing children. The Christian Initiation of Children team includes not only the Christian Initiation of Children teachers, but most importantly, the Christian Initiation of Children parents.
The true success of the program depends on the parents. The parents must ensure the child attends all classes, learns his/her prayers, and experiences a Catholic environment at home.