Adult Confirmation/OCIA

Would you like to become a full member of the Catholic Church?    

What is OCIA?  It stands for Order of Christian Initiation for Adults.  We also use it to refer to the program that the church uses to form adults (or unbaptized individuals over the age of 7) about the teachings of the Catholic Faith.  It is for anyone who has never been baptized or individuals who have been baptized into another faith tradition who wish to come into full communion with the Catholic Church. If you have been thinking about joining the Catholic Church, please contact Renee Hitt at hittr@stjmuk.org or at (262)363-7615 ext. 125.  Any and all questions are welcome!  

 Is the OCIA or Adult Confirmation for me?

 The OCIA is for three groups of people:

  1. Those who are not baptized.
  2. Those who were baptized into another Christian denomination and wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.
  3. Baptized Catholics who were never formed in the Catholic faith and have not completed their initiation; that is, who have received neither of the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

Adult Confirmation is for baptized Catholics who have celebrated Reconciliation and Eucharist but have not complete their initiation through the Sacrament of Confirmation.

 How does the OCIA work?

 OCIA consists of four periods of formation which are marked by rituals that celebrate what has been completed and call a person into the next phase. There is no specific length of time for each period.

The OCIA is a journey that "takes as long as it takes," according to each individual.

  1. The Inquiry or Precatechumenate
  2. The Catechumenate
  3. The Lenten period of Purification and Enlightenment
  4. Mystagogy or a time of deeper understanding of the "mysteries"

How do I find out more about being a part of the OCIA or  Adult Confirmation program at our Southern Moraine Parishes?

Email Renee Hitt at hittr@stjmuk.org or call her at 262-363-7615 X125. Please complete the Adult Confirmation/OCIA form on the website and drop it off or mail to the Parish office, 830 E. Veterans Way, Mukwonago, WI 53149.

Commonly asked questions

When are sessions held?

At St. James, Mukwonago on Sunday mornings from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Is there a fee/charge? No

Do I need a sponsor? Yes  AND we will help you find one if you need assistance.

What are some of the topics we will be studying? Scripture, The Creed, Sacraments, The Liturgy, Catholic Social Teaching, Prayer Forms, and much more.