Becoming Catholic – Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R\OCIA) is the process whereby adults enter the Catholic Church. OCIA classes are held weekly and over the course of several months, those who attend the OCIA classes are educated on what the Catholic Church believes and are given the opportunity to ask questions about those beliefs.

Just because you start OCIA, doesn’t mean you are committed to finish. If you are merely curious about what Catholicism is, please feel free to come. All are welcome.


• Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
• Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized?
• Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?

We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of the church, and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children or youth. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting.

The process of initiation is a gradual one that takes place withing the community of the faithful. Meetings begin in September. We invite anyone interested call the office at 231-938-9214.