Nathan & Raquel Farrar | rcia@stmarysottawa.ca

Are you considering becoming a Catholic Christian? RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the place for you to discover the Catholic faith.

There are very few [people] who realize what God would make of them if they abandoned themselves entirely to his hands, and let themselves be formed by His Grace.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Debbie’s Story

“I remember Googling: I don’t believe in Christianity, what do I do now?”

Watch Debbies inspiring story from doubt to faith in the Catholic Church through the RCIA program at St. Mary’s.

Upcoming Course

September 2024 - April 2025
Sundays from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Mary's Parish

Is RCIA for Me?

RCIA is for people who:

  • have never been baptized
  • have been baptized outside the Catholic Church
  • have been baptized in the Catholic Church, but never confirmed 
  • are curious about the Catholic Church

What to Expect

  • RCIA meets on Sunday mornings, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • September 2023 until Easter (March-April)
  • Baptism and confirmation happen at Easter

Participants will explore the teachings, spirituality and lived reality of the Catholic faith, and have lots of
opportunity to ask questions.

Participants are free to leave at any time if they decide not to become a Catholic Christian.

Know that you have been created for the glory of God and your own eternal salvation. This is your goal; this is the center of your life; this is the treasure of your heart.”

St. Robert Bellarmine


Need more information? Contact us at rcia@stmarysottawa.ca.