Order of Christian Initiation (OCIA) Becoming a Catholic

OCIA is designed for those who are considering joining the Catholic Church through celebrating the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil. The process welcomes adults who have never been baptized and those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition.

OCIA at St. Simon is a program of prayer, conversation, learning and faith sharing. In addition to the sessions, participants will be encouraged to engage in various faith and service opportunities of our parish family. We welcome you to join us!


If you are interested in participating in the OCIA process, or if you are a fully initiated Catholic who would like to sponsor an adult in the RCIA process, please contact Fr. Christopher Bologo at cbologo@stsimon.org

(revised August 2023)