“In the sacraments of Christian initiation we are freed from the power of darkness and joined to Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. We receive the Spirit of filial adoption and are part of the entire people of God in the celebration of the memorial of the Lord’s death and resurrection” (OCIA, n.1). The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults or the OCIA is a process for those who:
- have not been baptized
- have been baptized in another faith tradition
- have been been baptized as a Catholic but is uncatechized, or has not received the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation
They are seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church through the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation) and meet together weekly for study and discernment.
Order of Christian Initiation of Adults for Youth
Teens ages 17 years and older have the option of attending sessions with the adults on Sunday mornings, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.
This process is for youth who are seeking to enter the Catholic church through the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. This process is also for those youth who have been baptized in another faith tradition or for youth who have been baptized in the Catholic faith but are uncatechized.