OCIA

Interested in the Catholic Church?

Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) -What is it? The OCIA is the process by which men and women become members of the Catholic Church. Because the process is ongoing, people begin whenever the Spirit moves them to inquire. The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults goes on within the context of the parish community.

OCIA is a “Journey of Faith”. It is an on-going process that explores all aspects of Discipleship. Those who journey are searching together with other adults for continual spiritual growth.

Consider joining us on this journey if you are an adult who is:

  • Unbaptized, and seeking Baptism, Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation.
  • Baptized in another Christian community but desiring Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation in the Catholic Church.
  • Baptized Catholic, but have never received the Sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation in order to participate in the Catholic Church fully.
  • Non-Catholic, married to a Catholic spouse and attending Mass as a couple, and you want to share fully in the Catholic faith.

The OCIA process of Faith Formation includes several areas:

The study of scripture is important because scripture tells the stories of God’s people and gives historical perspective.

Catholic Catechism is explored, so that the beliefs of the Catholic Church are understood.

Prayer is stressed since it is one of the most powerful ways to communicate with God.

Liturgy is discussed so that how the Community worships makes sense and the beauty of the Mass is appreciated.

The mission of our church, parish, and each individual is explained since they allow us to live out what we believe.

Sound interesting?

If you know of anyone that is interested in joining our Catholic Faith, receiving missed sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation or Confirmation please have them contact  Dcn. Manuel Hernandez calling to the Parish Office at 301-845-8043 ext. 106  or send an email to manuel.hernandez@stimothys.org

Our 2023-2024 Sessions will begin September 13th at 7:00 pm in the Church.

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