In our program, we focus on introducing the children to our youth communities present at the different parishes in our Region. We do this by insisting it is part of the program for the children to commit to attending an appropriate youth group on a weeknight for the duration of the process. We currently have Youth Groups running at Maitland on a Monday at 5.30pm, East Maitland on a Tuesday at 5:00pm and Largs on Wednesday at 5.30pm.
Each youth group begins with a time of eating food and general socializing with the other youth group participants. Following this, a time of input is allocated to a leader of the Youth Group to teach on an aspect of the Catholic faith. The youth group is also filled with lots of games which encourages community building and helps to maintain a fun atmosphere. After this, each youth group has a liturgy which follows. Each participant in the RCIC Program needs to attend the liturgy or Mass which follows the youth group every week. They also need to be attending a Sunday mass every week.