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Order of Christian Initiation for Adults


Staff Contact: Deacon Bob Ziomek
E-mail: deaconbob@stpeteritasca.com 

The Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) (formerly the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program welcomes adults into the Catholic faith through study, discussion and prayer. Both baptized and non-baptized individuals interested in becoming Catholic, along with those who wish to receive the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation, are invited to enroll in the program.

Classroom sessions will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00pm until 8:30pm. Below is a schedule of class dates and topics. At-home studies are required along with classroom participation.

To register for the OCIA program, please the form located on this page.

Anyone who is interested or has questions can also contact Deacon Bob at 630-217-0851 or deaconbob@stpeteritasca.com

OCIA Schedule

  • October 4 - Lesson 1: The Journey of Faith

  • October 18 - Lesson 2: Divine Revelation

  • October 25 - Lesson3: The Bible

  • November 8 - Lesson 4: The Story of Salvation

  • November 15 - Lesson 5: Who is Jesus

  • November 22 - Lesson 6: The Paschal Mystery

  • November 29 - Lesson 7: The Holy Spirit and The Life of Grace

  • December 6 - Lesson 8: Why do I need the Church?

  • December 13 - Lesson 9: Mary and The Saints

  • January 10 - Lesson 10: The Last Things

  • January 17 - Lesson 11: The Sacraments

  • January 17 - Lesson 11: The Sacraments

  • January 24 - Lesson 12: The Eucharist

  • January 31 - Lesson 13: Walk through the Mass

  • February 7 - Lesson 14: Penance and the Anointing of the Sick

  • February 21- Lesson 15: Matrimony and Holy Orders

  • February 28 - Lesson 16: A Catholic Moral Vision

  • March 7 - Lesson 17 & 18: Discovering Authentic Love -
    A Love that Lasts God's Plan for Sexuality

  • March 14 - Lesson 19: Catholic Social Training

  • March 21- Lesson 20: Catholic Social Teaching - 
    Protection the Dignity of the Human Person

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