Together in Spirit

Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA)

Please contact Meisha Johnson for more information at 651-784-3015 x108 or by email at

This process is for you, a member of your family or for anyone you know who is interested in becoming a fully initiated member of the Catholic church. It is open to the unbaptized, those who have been baptized but un-catechized in the Catholic Church, and those who have been baptized in another tradition. Sessions run from September through Pentecost.  

The OCIA community includes the candidates, their significant others, sponsors and a director who oversees the overall process. We begin in late Fall of the year with small group sessions where we share our faith stories as they relate to the weekly Sunday scriptures. Over the months leading up to Holy Saturday, we reflect on an overview of the core teachings and prayers practices of our Catholic tradition.

Click the picture below to learn more about OCIA and Small Groups here at St. Joe's!