Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA)

The Sacraments of Initiation

        Within the Catholic Church the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are the means by which new members are initiated into our church community.  Thus adults and those youth of the age of reason, who have not been baptized yet, normally are initiated into the church once a year at the Easter Vigil through the reception of these three sacraments after having completed the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA).


Those adults and youth of the age of reason who have been Baptized in another Christian faith should complete a year of formation before completing the Sacraments of Initiation.


At Holy Spirit Parish, OCIA meets every Wednesday evening, year-around, at 7:00 PM in the RCIA room at the Sts. Peter and Paul Center across the street from the church. Park in the parking lot and enter the door under the large RCIA letters.


Inquirers are welcome at all stages. Meetings typically include discussion on the readings for the following weekend, faith-sharing by the participants and team members, some information on Catholic church teachings and practices, and/or prayer.