Do you want to be Catholic? 

Do you want to be a better Catholic?

Are you interested in learning more about Catholicism?

Do you have friends or family who do not practice the faith or who have drifted away from the faith?

Do you have Friends or family who have shown a desire to learn more about what Christianity is and what the Catholic Church teaches?

Invite them to investigate the truth and discover the treasures of God’s Word, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the value of a fruitful spiritual life by participating in our Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) program. 

What is OCIA?

OCIA or Order of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program of reaching out to and sharing our faith with people who:

  • Are from Catholic families and have been baptized but have not received Communion or Confirmation.
  • Were never baptized or come from a non-Christian religion and who are thinking about becoming Catholic.
  • Were baptized in another Christian church who now desire to become Catholic and be accepted into full Communion with the Catholic Church.
  • These classes of faith formation are for adults (18 or older) who are looking to celebrate the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Communion). 

For more information, please call St Joseph parish office (631) 588-8456 or email

Adult Confirmation

Have you been baptized and received Holy Eucharist but were never confirmed?

We hold a series of classes each year beginning after Easter and ending with Confirmation on Pentecost.