The Archdiocese of Montreal offers individuals, both Catholic and non-Catholic, various opportunities to learn about Catholicism and to journey in the faith. The programs and sessions are generally organized by age group and stages of growth in the faith.
Adult Faith Education
Various sessions and programs are offered to adults seeking to discover and grow in their faith and to develop leadership skills for parish ministry.
Faith Education for Youth
Children in Montreal's English-speaking parishes follow the Faith First program to prepare for First Communion and Confirmation. For teens and young adults, various other opportunities, such as retreats and weekend conferences, are offered to help them continue to grow in faith.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The RCIA is for individuals who are new to the Catholic faith, or who are returning Catholics, and wish to learn the basic beliefs and tenets of the faith. This program lasts several months and is held in numerous parishes in the diocese.