What is a Rite of Passage?

A Rite of Passage is a special event signifying a transition from one stage to another. Around age 16 is an ideal time to affirm and help your child anticipate and prepare to accept God’s plan for the future. Challenge your teen to leave behind the world of childhood and invite them into the ranks of emerging adulthood.

 How to do a Rite of Passage

It is less important how you plan your child’s Rite of Passage than that you plan it. Some parents host a simple dinner with family and close friends. Others do something more elaborate such as a road trip adventure with various stops. Decide and plan what works best for your teen and your situation. Use this event guide to help you plan a meaningful celebration for your teen.