Many people are searching for spiritual meaning and a deeper relationship with God. Often they feel drawn to the Catholic faith. The Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) is a process by which adults explore the Catholic faith and ordinarily become members of the Church.
The program consists of several months of instruction in the teachings, beliefs, customs, and practices of the Catholic faith. Those who complete the process receive the sacraments, usually Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation, or a combination of those, at Easter.
Who is the OCIA intended for?
- Adults and Teens who have never been baptized.
- Adults and Teens who have been baptized in another Christian denomination.
- Adults and Teens who simply want to learn more about the Catholic faith (e.g. the spouse of a Catholic who wants to learn more about the Church).
- Adults and Teens who were baptized Catholic, but never received First Communion or Confirmation.
Adult Classes meet on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 PM in the St. Cyprian Rectory. The program begins in late September (September 21, 2023) and concludes on Easter Sunday.
Teen Classes meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM in St. Cyprian Rectory. The program starts in late September (September 19, 2023) and concludes on Easter Sunday.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about OCIA, please contact Ruthanne Swiatkowski by phone at 708-453-2555 ext. 5017 or email@example.com.