Interested in Joining the Catholic Faith?
The Catholic Church is the Body of Christ and is founded by Jesus himself to continue His message and ministry of God’s love.
The Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) is the process in which people become Catholic and fully united to God the Father, through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
If you feel like you would like to know more about the purpose and meaning of the faith or what it involves to be a Catholic, do not hesitate to contact the priests or Parish Office.
To become Catholic, a person is Baptised in the name of “the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” and receives the Sacraments of Confirmation and the Eucharist.
If someone is already Baptised, they do not get re-baptised but receive the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
These sacraments of Christian initiation are normally received at Easter but can be received at another time if the individual feels like they are not ready to receive these Sacraments at Easter.
In the Catholic Church the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) is a process in which an individual journeys through to become a full member of the Catholic faith. This journey is something not to be rushed.
After a period of initial inquiry, OCIA normally takes about 9 months and tends to starts in the middle of the calendar year.
For more information on becoming a Catholic contact the priests in the parish or Parish Office.
Visit the Catholic Enquiry Centre website to find out more about the Catholic Faith.