Interested in Becoming Catholic? OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Are you someone or do you know someone who…

*Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?

*Was baptized but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist?

If so, St. Justin’s OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation for Adults) is always ready to accept those inquiring into becoming fully initiated Catholic Christians. For further information Contact the Parish Office at (732) 270-3980 


The program consists of five different stages:

  • PRE-CATECHUMENATE: A period of inquiry about the Catholic faith.
  • CATECHUMENATE: A period of study of the faith/creed.
  • ILLUMINATION PERIOD: Spiritual and scriptural preparation stage.
  • BAPTISM AND RECEPTION: At the Easter Vigil.
  • MYSTAGOGIA: A time of continued study.