This Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) manual is designed for use in the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. Please consult with a Catholic military priest-chaplain to discuss the best way to utilize this resource. It is important to have fully initiated Catholic mentors to consult with, to explore questions, and to pray with during this process. The Order of Christian Initiation for Adults is not an individual study process. OCIA necessarily requires community.
OCIA Manual (pdf)
Scripture reflections for the Sunday readings are available to support the OCIA Manual resource:
- See the AMS Lay Leader Sunday Readings Bible Study for brief reflections and pastoral suggestions (created by CDR, John Shimotsu, CHC, USN to support Catholic Representatives/Lay Leaders.)
- Download the AMS USA App for daily readings and further resources for spiritual growth and renewal.
(The segment’s are also ‘pdf’ downloads.)
OCIA – Segment 13
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OCIA – Segment 19 (NB: The Sunday readings/reflections in this segment are for Year C. Resources for Year A and B may be found in the lay leader section of the AMS website.)
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OCIA – Segment 21