Becoming Catholic

The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults, otherwise known as OCIA, is the process through which people become full members of the Roman Catholic Church or complete their Catholic initiation. It is an opportunity to join others in deepening one’s relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church through study and spiritual formation in the Catholic faith. 

Ultimately, those who experience a conversion of heart and commit their lives to Jesus prepare to receive the Sacraments of Initiation. 

St. Gabriel welcomes inquirers at all levels of knowledge, faith and intent!


For more information contact Andrew Allen at 952-540-4762 or

Have you been curious about the Catholic Church? Thinking about becoming Catholic? Or are you looking to rediscover your Catholic faith? At St. Gabriel the Archangel we welcome and value every inquirer regardless of religious/family background, and strive to create a space to freely contemplate God’s call. Our parish team offers support and pastoral attentiveness to each inquirer’s situation.

Who is this process for?

  • Non-baptized adults who want to be baptized in the Catholic faith.
  • Adults who have been baptized into a different Christian tradition and now want to explore becoming Catholic
  • Baptized Catholic adults who have never received the sacraments of Confirmation and/or the Eucharist
  • Anyone interested in exploring the Catholic faith