"He has given us the Holy Spirit, To fill our hearts with His love"
The Order of Christian Initiation for Adults- O.C.I.A is the process by which one becomes a fully initiated member of the Catholic Church. O.C.I.A is for those who are unbaptized and have no Christian background, those who were baptized and raised in other Christian communities, or even Catholics who have not completed their sacraments of initiation (Confirmation and/or Eucharist). The program is also for those who are not Catholic and want to find out what the Catholic Church believes and teaches. The process leads participants toward a total conversion of self to the person of Jesus Christ. There are small steps along the way to conversion and participation in these steps is important.
Our sessions are designed to give participants as broad and deep an understanding of the Catholic Faith as possible in our limited time. Each week we explore a different topic of the Faith. These topics are presented in a “classroom” type manner. However, at each session there is time for questions, discussion and fellowship. We try to explain not only what Catholics believe, but why. Sessions are held every Thursday evening from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM starting from the Thursday after Labor Day and concluding the second Thursday after Easter. For more information or to register, contact Deacon Larry Fudacz at 630.323.4333 Ext. 104 or email at [email protected].
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