Adult aged 18yrs and older       

OCIA is the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults, formerly known as RCIA. OCIA is the process used for adults to become Catholic. This is a joyful time in a person's journey, and we welcome all inquiries into our faith!

OCIA involves the development of study, exploration, faith-sharing, and faith formation with specific liturgical rites for non-baptized adults who desire to be fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church and/or baptized adult Christians who desire full communion in the Roman Catholic Church.

OCIA is a faith journey, marked by regular gatherings and rituals by which participants are introduced to the liturgy, the teachings, and the life of the Catholic Church. 

Adults or older children who were baptized in another Christian denomination prepare in a similar way for the sacraments of Confirmation and the Eucharist during their reception into the Catholic Church.

Adults baptized Catholic but have never received the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation are also welcome!

The OCIA journey takes place over several months and sometimes over a year or more. Everyone's journey is their own, and we tailor the OCIA process to allow us to walk along with you. You are not on your own in this, and we would be honored to help you explore all the Catholic faith offers. 

Please direct all inquiries to Steve Fluur, Director of Pastoral Care and Adult Formation at 414-761-0480 x113, or sfluur@stjames-franklin.org.