Adult Faith Formation

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Becoming Catholic


Order of Christian Initiation of Adults

What is OCIA?

The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) is a period of intellectual, moral, and spiritual formation that is both personal and communal, to prepare those seeking to become members of the Catholic Church. 

Who is it for?

OCIA  is for those interested in becoming Catholic and entering into full communion with Christ and His Church. It is for those who have never been baptized, those baptized in another Christian denomination,  and baptized Catholics who have not yet received the other Sacraments (e.g., Reconciliation, Holy Communion, Confirmation).

The sacraments of Christian initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist—lay the foundations of every Christian life. “The sharing in the divine nature given to men through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life. The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.” (CCC 1212)

Classes begin September 2023

For more information please click here to submit an OCIA Inquiry Form.