The order of
Christian Initiation
of Adults 

Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
- John 8:12

 O.C.I.A.

The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process when people become Catholic. Candidates learn more about the Catholic faith and its beliefs and practices.

Becoming a Catholic

Each Fall, we hold Inquiry Sessions in a casual environment where people who are exploring Catholic Christianity learn more about the basic message of Christ and the mission of the Church.

If you are looking to take the next step toward becoming a Catholic, you can enroll in our program.

Each week our candidates attend Mass and then meet for class and discussion in a comfortable environment at our Parish Life Center.

Initiation

The Sacraments of Initiation into the Church are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

 

Through this program, adult Catholics and non-Catholics learn and share in the Catholic faith in preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation.

 

Some candidates require all three Sacraments of Initiation while some have been baptized as a baby.

 

Candidates are received into the Catholic Church each year at the Easter Vigil Mass.

Helpful Links

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, and about what we teach and believe?  

Are you interested in possibly entering The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults here at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church?
Our Inquiry Sessions will begin on Sundays, in the Fall after the 9:00 a.m. Mass, and will be held every Sunday after that Mass.

A team member will welcome you to these informal sessions.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact John or Linda Gray: lindagrayolg@gmail.com 

or call: 215-852-0926.

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Ministry Contact: Linda Gray