The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults is not a Sacrament but is the process by which the Catholic Church initiates adults into full communion with the Church. RCIA involves all three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.

It is for anyone who:

  • has never been baptized
  • has been baptized in another Christian tradition and now wants to become Catholic
  • has been baptized, but has not celebrated Confirmation or Eucharist
  • or for any Catholic church member who wants to learn more about their faith

The OCIA process respects each person’s unique Faith journey and allows plenty of time for discernment to guide all those who are involved in the process. Before entering the process, an initial interview should be arranged between the Inquirer and an OCIA Coordinator.

To request more information about OCIA at Holy Rosary, contact Fr. Nate at or call the Parish Office at 218-847-1393.

OCIA Schedule

Here at Holy Rosary, we meet on the First and Third Thursday of every month excluding dates that fall on holidays.

Classes will take place at 6:45 pm in the parish living room. The schedule can be found in our bulletin.


First Thursday Topic: Catholic Social Teaching

Third Thursday Topic: Blessed Mother Mary and the Rosary


First Thursday Topic: Baptism and Confirmation

Third Thursday Topic: Testimonies and Sharing the Faith


First Thursday is the 4th of July. – No Class

Third Thursday Topic: God the Father, God the Holy Spirit


First Thursday Topic: Marriage and Holy Orders

Third Thursday Topic: God the Son


First Thursday Topic: Open for question, how to live and love your Catholic faith

Third Thursday Topic: Testimonies and conversion stories


First Thursday Topic: The four last things, death, judgement, heaven, hell

Third Thursday Topic: Tour of the Church, Relic, Tabernacle, Vigil Lights


First Thursday Topic: History of the Church and indulgences

Third Thursday Topic: The Churches calendar and books


First Thursday Topic: How to live and love your Catholic faith.

Third Thursday Topic: No Class


First Thursday Topic: Gifts of the Holy Spirit, charisms of the Holy Spirit

Third Thursday Topic: Types of prayer and adoration


First Thursday Topic: Eucharist and the details of Mass

Third Thursday Topic: Corporal and spiritual works


First Thursday Topic: The virtues of faith, hope, and charity

Third Thursday Topic: Bible study experience