There are seven sacraments – visible rituals as signs of God’s presence and channels of God’s grace – in the Catholic Church. We invite you to read further or contact us at the parish office to learn more about receiving these sacraments.
Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)
The Sacrament of Baptism is the basis of our Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door that gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ's body, as well as members of the Church and we are made sharers in her mission.
The Baptism of children is celebrated on Sundays during the year, after the parents (and godparents) have attended the required class in preparation for the sacrament. If you are interested in taking the class please call the Parish Office at 330-666-1373.
Father is typically available for Reconciliation (or Penance) in the rooms at the front of the church on Saturday afternoons from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. If this time is not convenient, this Sacrament can be celebrated at any time by calling the office @ 330-666-1373 to schedule a personal appointment.
For our parish children, the celebration of First Reconciliation is celebrated in conjunction with our First Eucharist program. The program introduces children to the reconciling process between themselves, God and others.
For more information about First Reconciliation, contact Keith Kepes, P.S.R. Director, at 330-666-1373.
Our parish children celebrate the Sacrament of First Eucharist in the spring of their second grade year. The First Eucharist program is centered in the family and prepares children for this sacred meal of our faith. Through the P.S.R. Program, children are prepared for this Sacrament.
For more information about First Eucharistic celebrations, contact Keith Kepes, P.S.R. Director, at 330-666-1373.
The formation program for the Sacrament of Confirmation is offered every other year to students who are in the 8th and 9th grade. For more information click the Confirmation button, or contact Keith Kepes, P.S.R. Director, at 330-666-1373.
Adult Catholics who have never been confirmed are encouraged to contact us on an individual basis to prepare for the sacrament. Adults who have been baptized in another Christian tradition are invited to prepare for Confirmation as part of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
Marriage is the "covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring" and which "has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament between the baptized." (from "CCC" can. 1055 §1)
Arrangements for your wedding must be made six months in advance. Please call the Parish Office at 330-666-1373 to make the necessary arrangements.
We also suggest you call a member of the Wedding Committee to assist you with your rehearsal and wedding.
Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick was most commonly administered to the dying, for the remission of sins and the provision of spiritual strength and health. Today, however, its use has been expanded to all who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, and the Church stresses a secondary effect of the sacrament: to help a person recover his health.
Those with a serious illness, advanced age, or in danger of death should request this sacrament whether at home or in the hospital. Please call the Parish Office at 330-666-1373.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is a vocation choice for leadership and service in the Catholic community as an ordained minister. People can choose to serve the Catholic community by becoming priests, deacons, or members of religious communities. Our diocese has its own undergraduate and graduate school formation program for both priests and deacons.
If you want more information about becoming a priest, deacon, or member of a religious community please visit the diocesan website or contact Fr. Weber at 330-666-1373.
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