Are you interested in becoming Catholic?
OCIA (formerly RCIA) stands for the “Order of Christian Initiation of Adults.” The OCIA is a journey of faith for those who are searching and inquiring about what the Catholic Church teaches and believes. It is not a class or program, but rather a process of conversion. The usual length of preparation is approximately one year. In most cases, the initiation of new members through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist is celebrated at the Easter Vigil (evening before Easter Sunday).
Who is OCIA for?
- Those who have never been baptized in a Christian faith.
- Those who were baptized Catholic but did not continue to practice the faith or who have never participated in the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation.
- Those who are not currently attending a church or other faith community and who wish to become Catholic.
- Those who would like to convert to Catholicism from another faith.
For further information about OCIA, or if you have any questions about becoming a Catholic, please contact Chip Farrar by phone at (248) 651-9595 x417 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org