Mission and Ministry
Worship and Sacraments



     Becoming Catholic: Adult Baptism and Confirmation 

     Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)


    Are you exploring the possibility of becoming a Catholic? The process for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) begins in the fall. The process culminates with Baptism or Profession of Faith at the Easter Vigil. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a year-long process of exploration, prayer, reflection and study that leads to full Christian initiation at the Easter Vigil in the Roman Catholic community.

    For more information, please contact Rachel Doll O'Mahoney, Campus Minister for Faith Formation, at (206) 296-5585. 

      Baptism (for infants or children) 

    Infant and children baptisms are not celebrated in the Seattle University chapels.  Please read our policy regarding infant baptism.  For information, please contact Campus Ministry at (206) 296-6075.  

      Sacrament of Confirmation 

    Confirmation, a Sacrament of Initiation in the Roman Catholic community for baptized Catholics, includes 5 quarterly meetings preparation for a spring celebration, following regular study, prayer and reflection. Classes begin each fall quarter.

    For more information, please contact Rachel Doll O'Mahoney, Campus Minister for Faith Formation, for guidelines and scheduling at (206) 296-5585.

     Sacrament of Reconciliation

    The Sacrament of Reconciliation (previously known as "Confession") is available after any Mass in the Chapel of St. Ignatius, providing that the presider is available after the liturgy. Approach the presider and ask if he is available to celebrate the sacrament with you.

    For more information, please contact Campus Ministry at (206) 296-6075.

      Spiritual Consultation & Pastoral Care 

    Spiritual Consultation & Pastoral Care provide a chance for individual exploration in a one-on-one confidential setting with a Campus Minister experienced in the art of assisting others with personal and spiritual growth. By appointment, referral, or drop in at your convenience. 

    For more information, please contact Marilyn Nash, Campus Minister for Ignatian Spirituality, at (206) 296-2267. 

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