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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA is the Church’s process of initiating adult members into the Catholic Faith. It involves the teaching of the Sacred Scriptures, prayer, catechesis on Catholic doctrine, growth in community, and an emphasis on developing one’s personal relationship with Jesus Christ. RCIA is required for all non-baptized as well as baptized non-Catholic Christians who seek full communion into the Catholic Church.


Classes alternate locations every other year between St. Patrick and St. Mary of the Woods. Classes are held in the RCIA room of the parish offices from 6:30-8:00 on Tuesday evenings. RCIA begins in the fall and reaches its culmination with the reception of the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil.

To register, or for more information, please contact Ashley Roberts at or 937-843-3127.

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