OCIA – Order of Christian Initiation of Adults
Are you an Unbaptized person over the age of seven? Are you a Baptized Christian wishing to join the Catholic Church? Are you a Baptized Catholic adult seeking to return to the church and receive First Eucharist and/or Confirmation? Then we invite you to inquire about our parish’s Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA)
For Details: Please contact Dcn. Hao at email@example.com or Dcn. Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Inquirers, please download and complete the following forms. This allows us to properly assist you with your faith journey.
- Adult Inquirer Information Form
- Christian Initiation Record
- Current Marital Status Follow-Up
- Previous Marriage Information
- Godparent Sponsor Information
For those Unbaptized and those Baptized Christian
Normally, preparation for an unbaptized person is at least a year, but may be longer. For those baptized in other Christian churches or baptized Catholics who wish to receive Confirmation and Eucharist, the preparation time will vary. Catholic adults seeking to complete initiation by receiving Confirmation may also join this group. Formation at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is:
- Communal—a group process
- Scriptural–using the Sunday Mass readings
- Liturgical—rites, blessings, sacraments
- Charitable—formation for a life of giving and service
- Oriented—towards conversion and growth
All are welcome! If you want to know more contact Father Paul Trinh, email@example.com (949) 854-1000 ext 222 for questions and concerns.
God Bless Your Catholic Faith Journey!