Sacraments


Baptism Preparation Program

Infant baptism classes are held several times a year.
For information, call: Diana Guritza at 440-543-3947.
For adult baptism, please see the RCIA information below.

  Special Note on Sacramental Preparation for First Communion and Confirmation:

The Cleveland Diocese requires that children have 2 years preparation to receive
First Communion and Confirmation.  Therefore, children must attend 1st and 2nd grade PSR to
make First Communion in the second grade, and children must attend 7th and 8th grade PSR
to make Confirmation in the eighth grade.

Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation/1st Eucharist Program 2017-18
For information Contact: Sr.Judy Bucco 440-247-3606

November 30 Parent Meeting - Reconciliation   7-8:15pm              Parish Hall    
December  2/3  Rite of Recognition Masses
4:30pm/8am/10am/  
Noon Masses
Church
February  1 First Reconciliation
7pm
Church
February
 8 First Reconciliation
7pm
Church
March
22 Parent Meeting - Eucharist
7-8:15pm
Parish Hall
April
28 Jesus Day (all children)
9:30am-1:30pm
Olsavsky Center
May
 5  First Communion 
11:00am
4:30pm
Church
May   6First Communion 12:00pmChurch


  

Sacrament of Confirmation Program 2017-18
For information Contact: Sr.Judy Bucco 440-247-3606

Confirmation Forms

September
16  Candidate & Parent Opening Session  
2:00-5:30pm
Olsavsky Center 
September
28
Session 1 6:30-8:15pm
Parish Hall
October 5Sponsor/Parent Meeting7:00-8:15pmOlsavsky Center
October
26
Session 2 6:30-8:15pm
Parish Hall
November
16 Session 3
6:30-8:15pm
Parish Hall
December    7 Session 4
6:30-8:15pm
Parish Hall
January
18  
Session 5 
6:30-8:15pm
Parish Hall
February

10 Spirit Retreat Day--Includes Mass
10am-4:30pm  
4:30-5:30pm
Olsavsky Center
Church
March

10 Sponsor/Candidate Practice
9:15-11:00am
Church
March

11 Confirmation
2:00pm
Church



     RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 


RCIA is a process whereby those whoa re unbaptized are seeking to know about the Catholic Faith and may desire to become Catholic, and for those baptized in other Christian denominations seeking to join the Catholic Church. It is also for people baptized in the Catholic Faith but who have not received the other Sacraments of Initiation. Catholics interested in sharing their faith in this ministry are invited to join the RCIA Team. 

Sessions meet Wednesday evenings at 7pm during the year. Please contact Sr. Ann Marie Kanusek 440-247-1141


Sacrament of Marriage 

Please call the parish office at least 1 year months before the anticipated date to begin preparation at 440-247-7183. You may also wish to review information located on the bottom of the SJA Music Ministry Webpage to prepare for a meeting with the Presider and Director of Music.  

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available each Saturday afternoon from 3:15-4:00pm. You may also call our priests to set up an appointment. Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a very healing and grace-filled time.  For a child's 1st Reconciliation, see above. 


Anointing/Visitation of the Sick

Please call the Parish Office,440-247-7183, to let us know that a parishioner is ill, hospitalized, or unable to attend Mass. We are more than happy to visit, bring the Eucharist, and anoint them when requested.








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496 East Washington Street | Chagrin Falls OH 44022 | 440-247-7183 / fax 440-247-2327
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