St. Mary of the Assumption
Catholic Church
132 South High Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Brian McCauley,
R.C.I.A. Director
Office: 740.653.5054

Welcome to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R. C. I. A.) website for St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. The R.C.I.A. program is the process through which adults are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and discern if God may be calling them to become Catholic. I hope you will find this website helping in learning about the R.C.I.A. process, the two groups in the R.C.I.A., and how this process introduces those in the process into the fullness of Christian life to become disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. There is no obligation for those who begin the R.C.I.A. process of catechesis, formation, and discernment and there are ample opportunities to “drop out” if you so desire.

If you are firmly established in another religious community, we respect that and ask God’s blessings upon you. If you, however, are open to learning about the Catholic Church and discerning becoming Catholic, we welcome your inquiry!

Brian McCauley

R.C.I.A. Director, St. Mary of the Assumption