Initiation Sacraments

The Sacramental programs instruct candidates and parents on the meaning and living out of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) provides in-depth instruction to candidates (both children and adults), interested in the Catholic faith.  All are welcome to attend.  Registration is necessary.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)                          2022-2023

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults begins September 11, 2022 after 10:45AM Sunday Mass. The sessions last about an hour. We will meet in the Religious office unless we need a larger space.

This program is for those who would like to join the Catholic Church. But it is also open to anyone who would like to join the catechumens and candidates on this journey. If you want to share your experience and faith with those seeking membership in the Catholic Church, you are more than welcome. Come for one, or all the sessions.

September 11 GOD AND CREATION- The first session is entitled God and Creation. We try to understand how we know God. We look at the positive and negative images of God. We explore our own experiences of God and how they changed during our lifetime.

September 25 SCRIPTURE– The second session looks at the way God has entered our history as recorded in the Scripture. The Bible is a recorded history of two thousand years of God’s love for his people. The sin stories in the prelude are discussed. Why did we need a Savior?

October 9 JESUS CHRIST– The third session continues this understanding of God through Jesus Christ. The Christ of History and the Jesus of Faith are explored through His words in the parables and His actions through His miracles.

October 23 CHURCH– We continue to explore our understanding of the role of the Church as Sacrament, Herarld, Community and Servant. It will help us understand our own role in the church.

November 6 CHURCH HISTORY– We will then discuss the Church through its history. How does the Catholic Church fit into this world of diversity? What happened at Vatican II?

November 20 PRAYER– Our reaction to all of this must be prayer. It is not enough to simply know about God, but our response has to be personal and loving. We look at various types of formal and informal prayer.

December 11 MARY AND THE SAINTS– We close out the first semester with a session on Mary and the Saints. We are challenged to become saints as well.

This ends the first semester. The second semester examines what makes us specially Catholic with the study of the Seven Sacraments. (January 8th Baptism and Confirmation) (January 22nd Eucharist) (February 12th Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick), (March 5th Marriage and Holy Orders) and finally (April 16th Discipleship)

The classes are taught by Mary Kay Matasky. She has a MRE degree from St. Meinrad School of Theology and a MS degree in Elementary education from the University of St. Francis. Her phone number is (260) 744-5553 and her email address is



“In the life of the body a man is sometimes sick, and unless he takes medicine, he will die. Even so in the spiritual life a man is sick on account of sin. For that reason he needs medicine so that he may be restored to health; and this grace is bestowed in the Sacrament of Penance.”      St. Thomas Aquinas

The Sacrament of Penance is available on Sundays prior to the Liturgy from 9:45am until 10:30am.  Appointments are most welcome and encouraged so that more time can be given to the proper celebration of the sacrament.

Fr. Don Wimal Jayasuriya, Pastor  (260) 424-8231 (church office)

Anointing of the Sick

cc1499 “By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.”98 

This sacrament is provided for those who are sick and those who are about to undergo serious surgery.

Fr. Don Wimal Jayasuriya, Pastor  (260) 424-8231 (church office)

Marriage Preparation

cc1601 “The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.”84

St. Mary Mother of God welcomes anyone who would like to receive the Sacrament of Marriage here at this parish.  The participants are expected to schedule at least six months prior to their requested date in order for the Pre-Marriage Inventory (FOCCUS) and the required retreat or course to be completed.

Fr. Don Wimal Jayasuriya, Pastor  (260) 424-8231 (church office)