The Order of Christian Initiation is a journey to welcome people into the Catholic faith. OCIA is for those who are 18 and older who want to become a member of the Catholic Church. The journey begins by contacting the OCIA Coordinator, Deacon Steve at email below and filling out a registration form. Classes meet on Sunday Morning starting in August each year and end in April the following year. This program is also for children (OCIC) and teens (OCIT) who want to become Catholic.
OCIA is a series of rites that are conducted in the context of learning about the Catholic faith. This education and spiritual formation leads a person to become fully incorporated into the Body of Christ, the Catholic Church.
Who is the OCIA for?
• Adults who are not baptized who desire to be initiated into the Catholic faith (and receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist).
• Those who are baptized in another faith, who will make a Profession of Faith and receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
OCIA Inquiry started August 6th on Sunday mornings from 9:00am to 10:00am. Inquiry classes are informal where you can come with any faith question.
Formal Classes for OCIA begin September 17th with weekly classes and continue until a few weeks after the Easter Vigil (April). These classes are on Sundays from 8:30am to 10:30am and meet in Seton Hall, St John Room.
The official schedule is coming soon!
If you or someone you know is interested in the Catholic faith please contact Deacon Steve at [email protected] or call the parish office at 480-985-7655.
Ready to register?
For Adults not already baptized or baptized in another faith:
Print: 2023-2024 OCIA Adult Intake Form fill out and turn into the parish office or scan and send to email listed below.
For Adults baptized Catholic, have received first Holy Communion but need confirmation :
Print: 2023-2024 OCIA CONFIRMATION ONLY Intake Form fill out and turn into the parish office or scan and send to email listed below.
For Children (age 7 and older) and teens: they enter OCIC (Order of Christian Initiation of Children) program and meet at the same time as the adults in OCIA. OCIT meet on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-730pm starting September 19th (schedule and more details soon).
OCIC and OCIT are for those children or teens who are not baptized or who are baptized in another faith.
Print: 2023-2024 OCIC Child Intake Form fill out and turn into the parish office or scan and send to email listed below.