For newborns and young children, baptism is typically celebrated during or immediately following Mass on the weekends. Parents (and Godparents) must be registered in their parish and must attend a baptism preparation class. Please call the parish office for more details on registering for the class and scheduling baptism.
Children who have completed their preparation usually receive First Communion in the second grade. We also bring Communion to the sick, the homebound, and the elderly in their homes when requested.
Celebrated annually with the bishop for Catholics in the eighth grade (or older) who have completed the preparation program. Adults receive the above Sacraments by participating in the RCIA process.
Engaged couples must make arrangements with the parish six months in advance before a date is set. Couples must be registered in the parish and must participate in the marriage preparation classes. Please contact the office for more details.
RCIA (Adults and older children)
If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, or interested in becoming a Catholic, or were baptized but did not receive the sacraments for First Communion or Confirmation, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) provides the information to help you understand the teachings of the Catholic Church and prepare to receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. Please contact Marge O'Malley at (330) 755-0266 if you are interested in learning more about the RCIA program.
Anointing of the Sick
Please contact the office to arrange for a priest to visit those who are sick (at home or in the hospital) and who want to be anointed.
Contact a priest (or the Vocations Director of the Diocese) for information on becoming a priest or deacon.