Becoming A Catholic (OCIA)

God is calling you! Let's begin your faith journey!

God calls each of us to seek Him, know Him and love Him, because He first loved us. Grow in your relationship with God through OCIA sessions at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

What is OCIA?

The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA), formerly known as RCIA,  is a journey toward living a full, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through full initiation into the Catholic Church. For some, this involves receiving all of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Others may have been validly baptized in different Christian denominations, and will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist to become members of the Catholic Church. Finally, even Catholics participate in OCIA. Many have been baptized, but have not been fully initiated by way of Confirmation and Eucharist.

Formation sessions begin in September and run through the Easter Vigil.

If you can identify with any of these points, OCIA is for you:

  • I have never been baptized, and desire to learn more about the Catholic faith.
  • I was baptized Catholic, but never received the sacrament of Confirmation and desire to receive it.
  • I was baptized in another Christian denomination and desire to learn more about the Catholic Church.
  • I have children who are 7 years or older who have never been baptized and desire them to be baptized.

Let us know if you are interested in joining the Catholic Church. If you are interested please call the parish office at 715-588-3148 or call Fr. Maria Joseph Kodiganti directly at 715-614-8058.