Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Invitation to participate in

Holy Name Parish R.C.I.A.

(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

For whom?

We welcome all those who are interested in learning about, or joining, our Roman Catholic faith community.

Our RCIA Program is intended for FOUR groups of people:

  1. For those who have never been baptized, but who are interested in learning more about the Roman Catholic Church.
  2. For those who have been baptized in a Christian church that is not Catholic. These people would not be re-baptized (or re-confirmed); they would, however, experience the rite of being received into full communion with the Catholic Christian Church.
  3. For those who were baptized as Roman Catholics, but who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation, the Eucharist, or Reconciliation.
  4. Those who wish to update their understanding of their faith.


  • At Holy Name Church (basement): 71 Gough Ave. (NW corner of Danforth & Pape Avenues)
  • Beginning on Wednesday September 13th, 2023
  • We meet every Wednesday: 7:00-9:00pm
  • Ending with the Easter celebrations (March 30/31,2024)

Attending our RCIA program does not imply that you are committed to joining our faith community.

  • It is our expectation that, through participation in our RCIA program, you will come to a better understanding of our faith community and what it has to offer you in your spiritual journey.
  • This may, or may not, lead to your wanting to join our community as a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

For information about joining our RCIA program, please contact: Holy Name parish office (416-466-8281) holynameto@archtoronto.org; or

Our Pastor Father Vijai Amirtharaj C.S.C.