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The Order of Christian Initiation, OCIA (formerly RCIA),

is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts.  By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the sacraments fruitfully. 

(Order of Christian Initiation of Adults, Intro paragraph 1)

Congratulations to our
2022-23 OCIA Candidates and Catechumens!

St. Francis Xavier would like to invite anyone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith to join us for OCIA. The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults, which has its roots in the early Church, is a process of catechesis and spiritual formation designed to give participants an understanding and experience of the depth and breadth of the Catholic faith through its teachings, worship, prayer life and service to the community. Whether unbaptized, baptized in another Christian tradition, or baptized in the Catholic Church but never confirmed, you are welcome to journey with us in studying the Catholic response to God’s invitation to follow Him. Sessions meet on Wednesday evenings from mid-September until May, culminating at Eastertime when those choosing to become Catholic are received into the Church.

For more information or to register contact
Nancy Heck or Deacon Neal Kay

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