Frequently Asked Questions
Let's get to know each other. We can hear about your story and we can also share with you more details so you can make the best informed decision. You are welcome to start coming and see where the journey takes you. There will be several opportunities along the way for you to pause and discern whether you wish to continue. Contact Margaret O'Grady (678-832-1232) today!
Come join us! We would love to welcome you back home. We encourage you to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation – available at our parish on Monday at 6pm and Saturday at 9am, or by appointment with a priest – and we look forward to seeing you at Mass! We also invite you to consider attending some of our Adult Faith Formation events. Learn more about the beauty of Reconciliation.
We work with everyone on an individual basis regarding their personal commitments and the meetings. If you miss a meeting we will provide resources to help you learn about the topic that was covered.
If you're interested in making the Catholic faith your own, this is a journey we call Order of Christian Initiation (OCIA). The experience is unique and specific to each person. In other words, it is not designed to be a one-size-fits-all process. Some will be ready to receive the sacraments in a matter of months; others may choose to spend more time in preparation. To learn more about the experience contact Margaret O'Grady today!
No. As long as you were baptized with water and in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, then your baptism is valid. We consider all baptized Christians to be members of our extended family.
If you are divorced but not remarried, there is nothing to prevent you from receiving the sacraments. If you are remarried or your spouse is remarried, you walk with you through what is call an annulment, this will become part of your individualized preparation. Click here to learn more about what an annulment is.
Yes, the Church is know to have a name and an acronym for everything. OCIA, Order of Christian Initiation for Adults, is the official name of the process for Adults who have yet to received baptism. It was once referred to as Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA. The normative language for the church is Latin, and the switch from RCIA to OCIA was to ensure a more proper translation from Latin.
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Let's chat! We'd love to help you receive these wonderful graces in the sacraments. Contact Margaret O'Grady below.
"Everyone greeted me with open arms"
"My first glimpse of what it was like to be accepted and embraced"
"Yearning to fill a deep void in his life..."
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