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Faith Life

CIRCLE OF GRACE

Circle of Grace is the children’s education component of the Diocese of Little Rock’s Safe Environment training grades K-8. It serves the dual purpose of educating and informing children and youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others.

Through Circle of Grace, adults assist children and youth to recognize that each of us lives within a Circle of Grace that holds our very essence in body, mind, heart, soul, and sexuality. Children and youth are taught to identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual boundaries; recognize when boundary violations are about to occur; and demonstrate how to take action when boundaries are threatened or violated.

Circle of Grace is clinically sound and grounded in the Catholic tradition. Its strong parent component means parents can actively participate in their children’s education and formation.

CIRCLE OF GRACE PROGRAM

SACRAMENTS

Reconciliation & Eucharist:
This is a two (2) year process as determined by the Diocese of Little Rock beginning year one in first grade with completion of instruction and sacraments received in the second grade.

Confirmation:
This is a two (2) year process as determined by the Diocese of Little Rock beginning year one in eighth grade with completion of instruction and sacrament received in the ninth grade.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC)

This program is for any students who have missed receiving their sacraments and wish to catch up. These students study the Catholic faith and work toward receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass. Contact the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Administrative Office at 501.327.6568 for further details.