Sacramental Formation

Rites of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

The RCIA program welcomes all members of the Elms College Community who wish to explore Catholic spirituality and who wish to become fully initiated in the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation). The program is also open to Catholics who wish to complete their sacraments of initiation. All Elms members who are interested or would like to receive more information, please contact the Office of Campus Ministry.

Applications will be made available in the beginning of the 2015 spring semester. 


The Confirmation program at Elms College through the office of Campus Ministry is available for all members of the Elms community who wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.

Registration for the 2015 Confirmation program will be made available in the beginning of the Spring Semester. Those who have interest in celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 2015 may contact the Campus Ministry Staff to receive more information.

Please note you will be required to submit a copy of your baptismal certificate.

Sacrament of Marriage

To schedule your wedding at Our Lady’s Chapel, the Bride and/or Groom must be a member or alum of the Elms College community. To receive complete information on preparation and requirements for the sacrament of marriage at Elms College, please contact Father Mark Stelzer at


Please note that the Office Campus Ministry does not offer preparation for baptisms, and no baptisms are celebrated at Elms College other than for candidates in the RCIA programs. Please contact your local parish for more information on baptisms.