The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) is the Roman Catholic Church’s process for anyone considering conversion to the Catholic religion.

OCIA is designed for two specific groups – those who have never been baptized and those who have been baptized in another Christian denomination. For those under 18 years of age in need of Baptism, Confirmation, and/or Communion please contact Sarah Camplese at 623-975-5606 or

Participants spend time together reflecting on Sunday’s readings, learning about Catholic doctrine, and discerning their own personal relationship with God. They gather on a regular basis to discuss and reflect. They join with the faith community on special occasions to acknowledge publicly their growth. The process is ongoing and highly adaptable to the participants.

Registration for 2022-2023 begins Saturday, September 17. Return registration forms by Monday, October 17.