Becoming Catholic (OCIA fka RCIA)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.”

– John 3:16


Are you curious about becoming Catholic?

Are you Catholic but haven’t yet received all your sacraments?

O.C.I A., the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults, is the amazing journey of entering into the fullness of the Catholic faith. We will help you to learn, grow, find community, and prepare for the fullness of life that God desires for us all! As Jesus promised, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)  Find this new, abundance of life in the O.C.I.A.!

Here is a note from Father Frank


Wherever you are on your faith journey, you are in the right place! OCIA is a great opportunity to dive more deeply into the Catholic Faith and to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. 

Jesus longs to have a personal relationship with each and every one of us, but we can only cultivate that relationship if we know Him. Even before we begin looking for Him, He looks for us. I am excited to walk with you on this journey of getting to know Jesus and getting to know more about Him. Even if you aren’t sure if you’re ready to become Catholic or complete your sacramental initiation, please fill out this form so that I can know how best to help as we move forward.  (If someone else is joining you, please fill out the form at a separate time for them as well!)

God bless,
Fr. Frank Pusateri
Parochial Vicar
(630)851-3444 x226 | 

Resources on Catholicism

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