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OCIA stands for Order of Christian Initiation for Adults. The OCIA is intended for those who are not Catholic and who desire to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. Through the course of the year, beginning in the fall and culminating in the Easter Vigil, OCIA participants attend weekly classes on the Catholic faith. Anyone who wishes to grow in knowledge of the mysteries of the Catholic faith are also welcome to attend these classes.  For more information on OCIA in general, please visit this page: Christian Initiation of Adults | USCCB


Meetings - Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the St. Patrick Parish Center

First Meeting: September 6, 2023

September 6Introduction to RCIA

September 13 Call to Holiness: Becoming a Disciple of Jesus

September 20 Revelation:  Scripture/Tradition

September 27 Scripture: Old Testament  

October 4 Scripture:  New Testament

October 11 Holy Trinity

October 18 Tour of the Church (St. Patrick)

October 25 Communicating with God- Prayer-Styles

November 1 Communion of Saints/Saints/Patron Saint

November 8 The Creed: What We Believe

November 15 Magisterium/Hierarchy - Papacy and Popes

November 22 No Meeting - Thanksgiving Break

November 26 Rite of Election at Cathedral of St. Mary

November 29 Liturgy/Liturgical Actions/Sacraments/Sacramental Theology

December 6 The Blessed Virgin Mary/Rosary

December 13 Liturgical Year – Feasts – Solemnities

December 20 - Sacraments: The Mass

December 27 No Meeting:  CHRISTMAS BREAK

January 3 Sacraments: Baptism/Confirmation - Eucharist - Sacraments of Initiation

January 10 Sacraments: Penance/Reconciliation/Confession

January 17 Sacraments: Anointing of the Sick

January 24 Sacraments: Sacraments of Mission - Priesthood and Marriage

January 31 Sacraments: Summary of Sacraments/Role of the Church in Faith 

February 7 Lent - Lenten Practices (Ashes, Prayer/Fasting/Alms, Stations)

February 14 The Moral Life: Living as a Follower of Jesus

February 21 The Moral Life: The Ten Commandments (Commandments 1-3)

February 28 The Moral Life: The Ten Commandments (Commandments 4-10)

March 6  Prayer: Devotions/Sacramentals

March 13 Special Topics: Triduuum/Mass Intentions/Questions from Participants

March 20 What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?

March 27 OCIA Practice in St. Columba Church

March 30 Easter Vigil

April 3 Party and Review of Easter Vigil

April 10 Now What? Becoming a Saint/Call to Discipleship in Jesus

April 17 Prayer Life and Praying Daily

April 24 Growing in Faith

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