August 15, 2023


Order of Christian Initiation for Adults or OCIA

Inspiration: To proudly share the faith of the Roman Catholic Church.

He (Jesus) said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every person.” (Mark 16:15)

Our Mission: To facilitate Catechumens (unbaptized adults); and Candidates (uncatechized Catholics) into full communion with the Catholic Church.

Our Catechists: We are always looking for dedicated members of St. Joseph’s Parish to share their faith with people interested in Roman Catholicism. We are always in need of sponsors, Catholics who will journey with the interested parties offering their support, faith, and friendship.

Meetings: Most Sundays during and after 8:30 a.m. Mass.


  • At the Sunday meetings, we discuss articles of faith and break open the Word of God for that particular Sunday and apply it to our own lives.
  • We visit Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, where the Cardinal holds a special liturgy for those people who are about to be newly initiated.
  • A one-day retreat.


Contacting Us: For those interested in helping with the OCIA Program or those interested in the Roman Catholic Church, contact the Rectory Office at 562-594-4657