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.  Those adults and youth of the age of reason who are not baptized are initiated into the church once a year at the Easter Vigil.  The reception of these three sacraments can be received after the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) has been completed.  Those adults and youth of the age of reason who have been baptized in another Christian faith should complete a year of formation, either through our parish formation program or through Holy Spirit Catholic School, before completing the Sacraments of Initiation.

 

At Holy Spirit Parish, OCIA meets every Wednesday evening, year-around, at 7:00 PM in the Chapel at the church.

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.