Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA)

Prescribed by the Second Vatican Council, the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) offers to adults the opportunity to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and/or Eucharist, which, collectively, constitute the Roman Catholic "sacraments of initiation."

Catechumens, that is, men and women who are enrolled in the OCIA program, receive these sacraments at the Easter Vigil, at which time they become fully incorporated into the Church.

During the OCIA preparation period, catechumens attend Sunday Mass and also weekly classes. During these classes, catechumens learn about the faith. Relying heavily on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this learning consists of weekly discussion about and review of both Holy Scripture and Catholic dogma, Tradition, and spirituality.

For additional information, please contact the rectory at office@brightoncatholic.org.

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