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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 2023-24 Schedule

  • October 4 - Lesson 1: The Journey of Faith

  • OCIA Schedule

  • October 3 - Lesson 1: The Journey of Faith

  • October 10 - Lesson 2: Divine Revelation

  • October 17 - Lesson3: The Bible

  • November 24 - Lesson 4: The Story of Salvation

  • November 7 - Lesson 5: Who is Jesus

  • November 14 - Lesson 6: The Paschal Mystery

  • November 21 - Lesson 7: The Holy Spirit and The Life of Grace

  • November 28 - Lesson 8: Why do I need the Church?

  • December 5 - Lesson 9: Mary and The Saints

  • December 12 - Lesson 10: The Last Things

  • December 19 - Lesson 11: The Sacraments

-CHRISTMAS BREAK-

  • January 9 - Lesson 12: The Eucharist

  • January 16 - Lesson 13: Walk through the Mass

  • January 23 - Lesson 14: Penance and the Anointing of the Sick

  • February 6 - Lesson 15: Matrimony and Holy Orders

  • February 13 - Lesson 16: A Catholic Moral Vision

  • February 20 - Lesson 17-18: Discovering Authentic Love -
    A Love that Lasts God's Plan for Sexuality

  • March 5 - Lesson 19: Catholic Social Training

  • March 12 - Lesson 20: Catholic Social Teaching - Protection the Dignity of the Human Person

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