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Becoming Catholic - oCIA

Are You Interested in Exploring the Rich, Scriptural Teachings and Traditions of the Catholic Faith?

Whether you are a new traveler on the road to the Catholic Church or someone who is simply looking to deepen your understand of what the Church teaches, we are waiting for you.  The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) is a path for those who want to explore the Church, the Sacraments, and the Catholic way of life. 

We gather every Tuesday evening to explore Scripture, learn about the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church and ask questions.  Whether this is your first time looking at the Catholic faith, or you have been on the journey for a while, there is a place for you! Come join other seekers, believers, and our team to read, talk and learn! 

Who should join the OCIA?

Unbaptized persons:  This group includes those who have not received baptism and are eager to explore and embrace the Catholic faith. 

Baptized Person of Other Christian faiths: These are individuals who have received baptism with other Christian communities but are interested in coming into communion with the Catholic Church. 

Baptized Catholics Lacking Formation: Here we find those who received a Catholic baptism, but received no formal formation in the faith and therefore never received the remaining Sacraments of Initiation (First Communion and Confirmation). 

He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

What are the steps in the OCIA process?

OCIA unfolds as a gradual process, marked by distinct phases. Below, you will find a visual representation that succinctly outlines the stages individuals in OCIA progress through on their path to embracing Catholicism.

Forms:

To find out more about the OCIA, please contact our Director of Religious Education at the parish office.