In our world today, we each need Jesus’ presence more than ever to help us endure our trials and have the grace to move forward on our earthly journey. Perhaps this is the time Jesus is calling you to follow Him and start that journey in the Catholic way of life.

The Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) is a process for welcoming and initiating adults into the Catholic Church. The program is open to all persons, regardless of religious background, who seek to live their lives in the Catholic faith. OCIA welcomes people who have never been baptized as well as adults who were baptized in another Christian tradition and wish to become Roman Catholics. The OCIA team meets weekly from September through May.

OCIA is a process designed to prepare adults to come into full initiation of the Catholic Church, and be a part of Jesus’ loving community of Saint John and the universal Catholic Church.

Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church is a welcoming community of faith, and is here to support you as you share your story with us to come to believe in the person of Jesus Christ. We invite you to ask your questions about this process, and to explore the beauty of sacred Scripture and Catholic tradition to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Never Baptized
  • Baptized in another Christian tradition
  • Baptized Catholic as an infant but not raised as a Catholic or Received Additional Sacraments

Encourage and invite your family members, friends, co-workers, or others to “knock on the door” of Saint John to welcome them to explore and embrace the Catholic faith.

The OCIA team meets every Monday from September through April in the Library of the Claussen Family Center.

For more information, please email AFF@sjecc.com or call 239.566.8740