OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults), formerly RCIA, is the process by which adults are initiated into the Catholic Church. RCIA provides a series of sessions intended for those who are unbaptized or those who have been baptized in other Christian faiths and need to learn more about the Catholic faith. Children seven (7) years and older are initiated through the OCIA adapted for children.

RCIA classes cover a host of topics about the Catholic faith. The class setting is informal, and questions are encouraged. Class materials are provided, including a syllabus, didactic materials, a Catholic Bible, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Sessions for adults will restart on September 4, 2024 on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m in the Meehan Room of the parish center.

Children ages 7-14 will restart on September 15, 2024 on Sunday mornings at the 9:30am Mass, and then we are dismissed to have class until 11:00am.

Wednesday syllabus for adults (2024-2025)

Sunday syllabus for children (2024-2025)

Please contact Charmaine Carter at 727-347-9702 or ccarter@cathedralofstjude.org for more information.

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