OCIA: The Order Of Christian Initiation for Adults

The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) is an extended period of formation and conversion through prayer and reflection on the Gospels by which a person is initiated into the Catholic faith and receives the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.

It is also a communal journey in which the church community ritually celebrates the candidate’s conversion along the way. OCIA is for unbaptized adults, unbaptized children of catechetical age, and baptized adults seeking Confirmation and Eucharist.

Participants usually meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm beginning in September through the Easter season.

Please contact the Coordinator of Religious Education via email [email protected] for more information or call the office at 757-365-0579.

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