OCIA–Program for Those Who Want to Join the Church

Order of Christian Initiation for Adults


The OCIA is for those who would like to learn about the Catholic faith and possibly become Catholic. At St. Anthony, the OCIA is a one year program (however, it can be as long as the inquirer needs) of weekly gatherings for prayer and faith sharing, fellowship and worship.
It is not just a set of classes, but an invitation to enter into the life of the Catholic Church through: 
  • Spending time with other Catholics
  • Hearing their stories of faith
  • Finding joy in the support of others in the community while building meaningful relationships
  • Learning what the Church teaches
  • Serving those in need
  • Experiencing Catholic worship and prayer
  • Coming to a deeper understanding of oneself and a heart knowledge of the person of Jesus.

It's like the feeling of coming Home

If you are interested in learning more about this rich experience click here to fill out this information/registration form. For more information, please contact the office at 503 771-6039.

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