Prepare For Baptism

We are excited that your child is ready to prepare for Baptism!

Children between the ages of 7-17 who choose to accept the invitation to live in relationship with God within the Catholic faith do so by participating in the process of the Order of Christian Initiation for Children (OCIC) This is how they express their YES to God. Students will prepare to receive the Sacraments of baptism, confirmation, eucharist.



Who is eligible for OCIC classes?

There is a program for students ages 7-13 and a program for students age 14-17


How long is the program?

This is a two-year preparation program 


When is class?

Classes for students age 7-13 are parent-led, using an online curriculum and one in-person meeting one Thursday per month.

Classes for students age 14-17 are in-person two times per month on Wednesday evening

Additional in-person family events throughout the year 

Sunday Mass (or Saturday Vigil Mass) and Holy Days of Obligation attendance is expected as per Precepts of the Church.


Are there prerequisites?

Students age 7-13 are expected to know the Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be before Sacramental Preparation begins.

Students age 14-17 are expected to know the Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and Apostle’s Creed before Sacramental Preparation begins.


When are Sacraments received?

Sacraments are received when the child/teen is ready, after in-person assessments


Are classes offered in Spanish?

No, classes are only available in English.


For questions, contact:

Glenda at or call 925-667‐4096