The Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) prepares adults to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
For more information about the OCIA process, contact Monica Matthews at (818) 698-2883, ext. 1026.
FREE: Both understand what the sacrament of marriage means and implies, and are entering the union free from any fear and without being coerced
FULL: Both promise to share truthfully and fully in all aspects of their lives
FAITHFUL: Both are entering into this covenant with the intention of a life-long commitment, exclusive of all others
FRUITFUL: Both promise to accept children lovingly and promise to form them according to the ways of Jesus Christ according to the Catholic Church
Some, however, are chosen by Jesus for a special calling, to conform their lives more closely to his. Some he chooses for his priesthood, some to follow him in religious and consecrated life in the Church. So we have to listen for the voice of Christ and we have to respond to his call with all our hearts and all our strength. A vocation always has a context and that context is always the Church. So our task in the Church is to welcome and accompany people and to open their hearts to know God’s calling.