Becoming Catholic | Adult Initiation (OCIA)

Becoming Catholic

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, join the process called RCIA.

The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) is a gradual process of spiritual formation that includes prayer, sharing, and study and occurs in the context of the parish community. It is intended for adults who:

  • are not baptized and would like to be fully initiated and welcomed into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist
  • were baptized in another Christian community/tradition* and seek to be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist
  • were baptized as Catholics* as infants/children but have not received the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist

* Proof of valid Christian baptism is required (by way of certificate or letter of verification from one’s church of baptism).

OCIA Meetings

  • OCIA meets Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30pm in the North Conference Room.
  • Consistent, regular attendance is expected.
  • There are also retreats and opportunities for service and outreach.

Registration for 2024 - 2025

Registration for OCIA for the 2024 - 2025 year is open.


Sponsors are vital to the OCIA process. Beginning in the Catechumenate phase, a Sponsor builds a one-on-one relationship with a catechumen or baptized candidate, serving as a companion, listener, mentor, and pray-er; sharing her or his own faith; and attesting to the catechumen or candidate’s faith, intentions, and readiness for reception.


For more information, email L.J. Milone, Director of Faith Formation.