Order of Christian Initiation for Adults

Belong. Believe. Become

The Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) is the ancient process by which people who are not Catholic become Catholic.

  • Are you a person who has never been Baptized and considering Baptism in the Catholic Church?

  • Are you Baptized in another Christian denomination and thinking about becoming Catholic?

  • Are you Baptized in the Catholic Church, but have never received other Sacraments?

The process is specifically designed for those the Church defines as adult (aged 8 and up). Those who come to OCIA are those who are not yet Baptized (catechumens) and those who are already Paptized in another Christian denomination (candidates) who wish to become a member of the Catholic Church and to receive the Sacraments of Initiation.

OCIA meets Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm in the Parish Life Center, Rooms 7-8.