Interested in the Catholic Faith? The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) is the formation process used by the Catholic Church to bring adults into full communion. OCIA is open to adults who have never been baptized as well as those coming from other Christian faith communities. The former are referred to as “catechumens” and the latter as “candidates.”

Catechumens are adults who have never been baptized and wish to receive Christian faith with the Catholic tradition.

Candidates are usually those who have been Baptized in different Christian tradition, but desire full initiation into the Catholic faith.

OCIA meets regularly on Tuesday night from 6:30-8:00pm. Child care is not provided.

For more information contact Dr. Smith at bsmith@saintrose.org.