The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process of Faith Formation and instruction for those interested in learning more about our faith or who are seeking full communion with the Catholic Church.


September – April, Tuesday Evenings, 7 – 8:00pm. Our first meeting for the 2018-19 year will be Tuesday, September 25, 2018, in the Parish Life Center at 7:00 p.m.
Contact the parish office for more information.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Each Sunday at 10:30am Mass, young children are gathered during Mass and meet on the west side of church, to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word with readings from the children’s lectionary. During the offertory the children rejoin their parents.

Parents interested in helping with the children’s worship should contact Stephanie Newton at the Parish Office.

Religious Education

Faith formation opportunity for children ages 3-6 years and in grades 1-8 who do not attend Catholic schools. These classes meet from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. each Sunday morning during the school year in the school. New this year – Catechesis of the Good Sheperd program is offered for children ages 3-6! Registration is in August of each year. Contact Stephanie Newton in the parish office at (317) 784-1763 or snewton@strochindy.org for more information.

2018-19 Religious Education Registration Form

*Join us for the 2018 Religious Ed Kick-Off Doughnut Social following 10:30 a.m. Mass on August 26 in the St. Roch School cafeteria! Meet fellow parishioners and Religious Ed teachers, learn more about the program year to come, complete registration if you have not done so, and enjoy a tasty treat!*


Adult Bible Studies

Matthew: The King and His Kingdom is a Catholic Bible study that brings the history of Christ to life through Matthew’s Gospel. You will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, establishes the New Law, and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven. This 24-session study will meet on Monday mornings from 7:45-9:00 a.m. beginning October 22. A $20 fee is asked for this study, which helps to cover the class videos and your participant study guide.

CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is a multi-part film series by Bishop Barron that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization. This 13-session program will be offered on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. beginning October 25, and will focus on a different individual each week. A $20 fee is asked to participate, which helps to cover your Pivotal Players study guide as well as the talk videos.

All are welcome to be a part of these opportunities to grow in faith and learn in community with others! If you are interested in participating in either of these programs, please contact Stephanie Newton at (317) 784-1763 or snewton@strochindy.com.