OCIA / OICA

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process by which people become full members of the Catholic Church. This is a formative process, which includes community building, liturgical rites, prayer, reflection time, and education. Each component is important and is intended to prepare participants to discern God's call to commit themselves to the Catholic Christian life.

OCIA

For English: We meet on scheduled Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Social Hall.
Sessions begin on August 21, 2024
Check the bulletin or contact the Parish Office for more information.
We welcome new
inquirers at any time of the year.

For more information contact:
Alma A. Cervantes 
Adult Ministry Coordinator
adultministry@stlukescatholic.com
281-481-6816 ext. 211

 

OICA
Las clases de OICA en Espanol son en
lunes ya programados a las  7 pm en el salon social.
Iniciamos Agosto 21, 2024
(lunes en el Salón 5)

Para mas informacion contacte a

Check the bulletin or contact

Comuniquese a la oficina de Formacion de Adultos

adultministry@stlukescatholic.com
281-481-6816 ext. 211

We are always in need of people wanting to serve as
sponsors and support team members.

For more information on entering the process or serving on the support team, please contact the Adult Ministry Coordinator

Becoming Catholic
Adults who want to become Catholic are initiated through the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA). Children over 7 years old are brought into the Church through an adapted version for children.

Within the process of OCIA there are 4 stages:
♦ Inquiry - initial interest in the faith
♦ The Catechumenate - begins with the Rite of Acceptance
♦ Purification & Enlightenment - begins with the Rite of Election on the 1st Sunday of Lent
♦ Mystagogy - where the newly initiated Catholics reflect on their experience of the mysteries and continue to grow in their faith.


Pray for our Catechumens (unbaptized) and Candidates (baptized either Catholic or in another Christian faiths, waiting to become fully Catholic) as they prepare to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. Many of our Catechumens and Candidates will enter the Church during at the Easter Vigil.