OCIA (for Adults)

St. Mary of the Angels OCIA (Ordo of Christian Initiation of Adults) is for anyone who wants to know more about what the Catholic Church believes and teaches. We welcome:

  • Non-baptized persons who want to become more familiar with Christianity;
  • Non-Catholic Christians who wish to learn more about what it means to be a Catholic Christian, and
  • Baptized Catholics who would like:
    • A refresher course to invigorate their faith;
    • To receive sacraments never received, particularly First Communion, Confession(Reconciliation), and Confirmation.

Participants will be prepared—should they choose—to be baptized, make a profession of faith, receive Confirmation and celebrate the Eucharist at the Easter Vigil Mass (the Saturday before Easter). Those who attend the OCIA classes are under no obligation to complete the course or commit to entering the Catholic Church. They will have an opportunity to meet others who are actively seeking the Church as well as the OCIA team who will help and instruct them on their journey to understand more deeply the Catholic faith. The OCIA program meets MONDAYS during the school year, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 9th, and ending on May 18th in the Museum Room at 7:00 pm. For more information, please contact Dan Cheely at 773-278-2644, Ext 227, or at dcheely@sma-church.org.

Below we are happy to share some testimonies of adults who enjoyed our program in the past years.

Register for our 2024-25 OCIA session!

To register please click the Download and Register button. Fill out the form…

Next, pay $160 fee which covers the course materials. The button below will take you to FaithDirect website. If you would like to pay in parts; we ask that you pay $90 upfront, with the remaining $70 due before December 1. Please add “OCIA 2023-24″ to the “Note” field to indicate the payment is for the OCIA course.

Finally, please join our Flocknote Group! Flocknote is the email software we use to send class notifications to you and keep you informed. Click the button below and sign up.