in the Diocese of Baton Rouge ~ serving Baker and the surrounding area since 1879
PSR (Parish School of Religion) and Sacramental Preparation
PSR (formerly referred to as Catechism or CCD) is offered each school year, September to Easter. Instruction is provided by teachers and aides in a classroom setting. Classes are held on Wednesdays at 6 PM for children and youth in 1st through 11th grades.
Registration forms are available in the narthex, as well as the church office and on this websitehere.
The cost of PSR is $25 per student or $60 total for a family with three or more children registered. The cost of all sacremental prep programs is $35 per student. No one will be denied admission into or continuance in programs because of an inability to pay. Contact Mrs. Monice Oliphant at the church office for futher information.
See Sacraments page on this website for more information on sacramental prep.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Has the Holy Spirit been drawing you to explore the Catholic faith? A new round of inquiry classes is offered each fall.
These classes are for those considering becoming Catholic, non-Catholics who have questions about the Catholic faith, and adults who were baptized Catholic but who haven't been confirmed. There is no obligation or commitment to become Catholic during the fall sessions.
Those wishing to move forward with preparing for the sacraments of Baptism and/or Confirmation will continue the process, culminating in being received into the Church at the Easter Vigil.
Classes meet each Wednesday evening and cover basic topics such as salvation, prayer, the Trinity, the Mass, Mary, and the sacraments. If you are interested, please call Kelly at the church office, 775-8850, or fill out a membership info request card available in the back of church.
Do you feel called to pass your faith on by assisting with RCIA or RCIC? Call us. You can join one of the existing teaching teams. Our wonderful, experienced catechists and program leaders will mentor you.
RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)
These are sessions that have been developed for children above the age of reason (7 years) who express a desire to be initiated into the Catholic Church. Children who have been baptized but have not yet received instruction for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation are also included.
St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Church, 5657 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70811