Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
To know and acknowledge Jesus
as the Way, the Truth and the Life, is at the basis
of the Christian mandate. The RCIA thus prepares both non-Catholic and
adults, according to each persons need, to develop and grow in
prepare for adults sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.
When children are registered for
baptism, this program helps the parents and godparents to fully understand
the commitment they are making on behalf of their child. They meet with
the priest for such preparation; members of the Parish Community are invited to join the
First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation
Children seven years of age
and older are prepared for the sacraments of
First Reconciliation and First Communion.
Youth 16 years of age and over are prepared for Confirmation.
Registration is in September
To complement lessons given
in the Parish, parents are provided with study materials to continue
the preparation at home.
To assist those preparing for marriage
to appreciate the commitment that marriage entails as the basis of the human/divine family,
the Archdiocese of Gatineau-Hull offers marriage courses each year.
In conjunction with the courses, the pastor meets
with the couples a number of times before the wedding to discuss such issues as
communication, background, children, tolerance, love, spirituality and sacramentality of marriage.
List of OLA Parish Contacts:
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