What is RCIA?

RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is an opportunity for those who have never been baptized or baptized in another Christian denomination to grow in relationship with Jesus and experience life in a Catholic faith community. This includes those who may have been baptized Catholic but have not yet received their First Communion or Confirmation. Sometimes after information sharing, prayer, and reflection, participants choose to begin the process for becoming Catholic or coming into full communion.

To learn more, please contact Chris Stier at 937-557-1711, ext. 102 or [email protected]


Catechetical sessions are currently running on Thursday evenings for the following RCIA stages:

  • 6:00-7:00pm Inquiry
  • 7:00-8:00pm Catechumenate
  • 8:00-9:00pm Purification & Enlightenment

See our rolling schedule for the latest updates. New inquirers may start at any time!

Getting to know you

Please complete our Adult Inquirer Information Form so that we can get better acquainted! 

Welcome home!

Apr 20, 2019 - At the candlelit Easter Vigil, most noble among all solemnities, we welcomed eight new members into the St. Mary faith community! Pictured left to right are: Sierra Fox, Jennifer and Jeff Pelgen, Shirley Minella, Kate Berry, Russ Urzi, Michael Gallagher, and Geoff Lewis.

In the words of Nick Hardesty: “These new Catholics are a gift and a treasure. Praise God for them! Greet them, get to know them, invite them over for dinner, plug them into whatever you do for fun or to grow in holiness. Show them that they have come all this way not to be stranded in a desert, but to prosper in a loving and enriching community of faith.”