Matrimony And Right OF Christian Initiation Of Adults
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Matrimony and Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Roman Catholic Church takes the Sacrament of Marriage seriously. Proper preparation for this sacrament is essential for the sacrament to be a life-long commitment. The process of preparation will be explained to you upon your initial interview with our Pastor. Sacraments and liturgies are founded on solid tradition and may not always confirm to secular tradition. Check with the Priest who will preside at your wedding before making plans for your wedding ceremony.

​Only parishioners may be married at St. Elizabeth. There must be sufficient reason to be married here if you are not a parishioner and all preparation must be completed in your home parish.

Do not set any dates until you are booked into our calendar and you have been to your initial interview to determine eligibility to marry in a Catholic Church. Bookings are not confirmed until all paperwork and preparation courses are complete. If you wish to be married at St. Elizabeth Parish, please call the Parish Office (613-725-2242), at least six months before your planned date.


Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults

Being a Christian is not like being part of any club, organization, institution, or even nation. It is a life; indeed it is life in its truest sense for it is partaking of the Divine nature (2Pet. 1:3-4). According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “the sacraments of Christian initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life” (CCC1212). The Christian life is something into which we are born (Baptism), within which we are strengthened (Confirmation) and given the food of eternal life (Eucharist).

​The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process in which adults come to celebrate any of the Sacraments of Initiation. Since many variations occur in adults, each person’s situation is evaluated individually.

Please call or email the Parish Office if you are over the age of 18 and wish to prepare to celebrate any of the Sacraments of Initiation.


1303 Leaside Ave, Ottawa, ON
K1Z 7R2, Canada


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