The process for becoming a full member of the Roman Catholic Church is called OCIA: the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults. There is an initial inquiry stage which will begin sessions for St. Thomas of Villanova in September – and all who are interested are invited to join us!
The OCIA process is for YOU, if you…
In life’s journey, many are searching for richer meaning, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all of its impacts. You – or a loved one, friend, neighbor, or co-worker you know – may be realizing a deep hunger in your heart for the love and mercy of God and the warm fellowship of a community that strives to walk closely with Jesus. We can help you find what you seek.
The goal of OCIA is spiritual conversion centered on Jesus and the Church He founded. The process takes place over a number of months of formation in weekly gatherings: learning about the Catholic faith; experiencing the parish community; and participating in the practices, events, and ministries of the Church. Those who decide to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist will do so at the Easter Vigil Mass (next year on April 16, 2022), followed by a period focused on active involvement in the life of the parish.
For more information please contact Deacon Mark Duffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Office.
Have you recently asked yourself any of the following, or similar, questions?
For 20 centuries, people have turned to the Catholic Church to find answers to the deepest, most difficult questions of everyday life. Are you, or is someone you know, seeking answers to these types of questions? If so, then we warmly invite you to join a group of others on a similar journey, considering becoming members of the Catholic Church through our St. Thomas of Villanova Parish.
1201 E Anderson Drive
Palatine, IL 60074
ALL ARE WELCOME AT ST. THOMAS!