The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process through which interested adults are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. RCIA provides an opportunity to read, learn, and discuss various aspects of our Catholic faith. For those not yet baptized, this process leads to the Easter Vigil where they receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Those who have been previously baptized in another Christian tradition are invited to participate fully in the Church through the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. For more information, please contact the office: 937-435-3626, or come to our Sunday Mass at 10:30am. Each year, adults inquire about the Catholic faith for many different reasons.
- Some wish to become Catholic because their spouse and children are Catholic and they desire to share the faith experience of their family.
- Some have had a conscious or unconscious hunger for something more meaningful in their life and feel the Catholic faith can help fill that hunger.
- Some people feel that the sacramental rituals of the faith give them a sense of meaning in their life.
Whatever the reason, we highly encourage anyone who has ever thought about the Catholic faith to “come and see” as Jesus told his apostles. To become Catholic, or to simply learn more about the Catholic faith, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is for you! This is a process that explores and explains Catholic beliefs and rituals. There is no fee and there is no obligation to become Catholic. If at any time during the process a person feels they are not ready or feel that God may be calling them to something else, we respect that decision and try to help them come to an understanding of God’s call for them.