Becoming Catholic (OCIA)

Are you curious about the Catholic faith?

Are you a Catholic who hasn’t been around for a while?

Would you like to learn more about the faith, or are you considering joining, and have a background in another Christian faith tradition?

Grew up Catholic but were never confirmed?

Join us for OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults; formerly known as RCIA), a program to address any of these circumstances. If you, or someone you know, would like to learn more about the Catholic faith, or are considering the possibility of becoming a Catholic, the OCIA process might be exactly what you are looking for. The process to explore the Catholic faith is called OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults) By participating in OCIA, it does not mean you have made a commitment to become a Catholic, only to learn more about the Catholic Faith.

Weekly classes are offered on Wednesday evenings from fall to Easter to learn more about who we are as Catholics and what the Church teaches. We are also offering a Summer Session in 2024; see dates below.

In the midst of many Christian faiths, what makes the Catholic faith different? The OCIA process is twofold. The first being an opportunity to uncover God’s loving presence in one’s personal life and the second, a means to help a person embrace the rich treasury of the Catholic faith. Through OCIA, we have the opportunity to share the Catholic faith with non-Catholic neighbors, friends and future parishioners. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join OCIA! Non-Catholics and Catholics alike are invited to encounter Christ in this program.

Summer Session Dates:

  • June 26
  • July 10, 17, 24, 31
  • August 14

Sessions will be held from 7:00-8:30pm in the Lower Gathering Place, Room 1 (on the right).

Contact:
Church Office
952-474-8868
office@stjohns-excelsior.org

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