Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA)

The Baptism of Christ, Grigory Gagarin – image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons – public domain

From the time of the apostles, becoming a Christian has been accomplished by a journey and initiation in several stages. This journey can be covered rapidly or slowly, but certain essential elements will always have to be present: proclamation of the Word, acceptance of the Gospel entailing conversion, profession of faith, Baptism itself, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and admission to Eucharistic communion. CCC #1229 

The Second Vatican Council restored for the Latin Church “the catechumenate for adults, comprising several distinct steps.” The rites for these stages are to be found in the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA).

The classes for the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) are held on Thursday evenings (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm) at the parish office in the fireside room.

To join the OCIA classes, navigate to the OCIA group below and use the ‘Join’ button to register and be added to the classes.

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