There is always a place for you at All Saints Parish.
Interested in Becoming Catholic?
Have you become interested in Catholicism? Maybe you attended a Mass recently with a loved one or friend and it sparked your curiosity in the Mass or the Catholic practice of faith.
Do you have questions about faith in God and would like to learn more?
We would love to talk to you…
- Please contact us and one of our staff members will reach out to you soon.
- Look through our website and check out the many activities/programs that are available that all are welcome to attend.
- Introduce yourself to us at Mass: Daily Mass on Tuesday & Thursday at 7:00am or Visit us each weekend at 4:00pm at our St. Joseph campus or at 10:30am & 5:00pm at our St. Anthony campus.
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Learn About the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) is a process for bringing into the Catholic Church both those who have never been baptized (Catechumens) and those who were baptized in a non-Catholic Church (Candidates). OCIA is also way for adult Catholics who have never been confirmed to prepare for that final Sacrament of Initiation.
Catechumens will participate in the Order of Acceptance when they are ready to take the next step of their journey. Candidates, when they are ready, will participate in the Rite of Welcome.
After a period of preparation, our Catechumens will be received into the Roman Catholic Church when they receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil Mass.
Throughout the year, we will celebrate the Order of Reception when our candidates will be received into full communion with the Catholic Church by a profession of faith, and the reception of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
OCIA is more than a class; it is a gradual introduction to the customs, beliefs, practices, and devotions of Catholicism. Those who participate will be guided by catechists and assisted by sponsors to understand the richness of Catholic worship and teaching as a preparation for making a profession of faith.
We invite anyone who would like to join the Catholic Church or who is curious to understand the teachings and customs of Catholic Church, to participate in our Inquiry Sessions. These informal sessions explore the Catholic faith and provide a chance for questions about the Church and our practices.
For more information about OCIA,
please contact the Parish Office at 812-423-5209.
What is OCIA?
OCIA is the process for someone, over the age of 7, who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and possibly becoming Catholic.
Who is OCIA for?
OCIA is for any person who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.
What happens in the OCIA process?
A person begins their journey in Inquiry, a time to ask questions about the Catholic faith and how we practice our Catholic faith. We might talk about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Mass, the Bible – any questions our Inquirers have. Inquiry is the time to ask a lot of questions as the Inquirer tries to discern if this is the path God is calling them to follow.
The second stage is the Catechumenate. In this period, our Catechumens learn about basic Catholic teachings such as Sacraments and the Creed, Scripture, Prayer, and what it means to live your life as a Catholic.
The third stage is Purification and Enlightenment and occurs during Lent. This is the time our catechumens look intently at their lives and commit to making changes just as we as the Church community use the Lenten season for our own inner reflection.
At the Easter Vigil Mass, our catechumens receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. They are now fully initiated into the Catholic Church.
Mystagogy is the final part of the OCIA process. At the Easter Vigil Mass, our catechumens are fully initiated into the Catholic faith. Even after months of preparation, our neophytes, though, are still learning about their new faith and “how to be Catholic”. Mystagogy supports our neophytes for a year to help them strengthen their faith as they become part of our faith community.
The transition to a new phase of the process is marked by a Rite (ritual) that occurs during a Sunday Mass. These Rites are an opportunity for our parish, as a faith community, to support our catechumens, to pray for them and to liturgically mark this special time in their journey. These Rites provide an opportunity for our catechumens to experience Liturgy as an integral part of who we are as Catholics.