Sacraments

  • Sacrament of the Eucharist Mass Schedule

  • Saturday 5:00 PM
  • Sunday 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM
  • Monday 7:30 AM Newman Center
  • Tuesday - Friday 8:30 AM
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

  • Tuesday 9:15 AM to 6:30 PM

Confirmation

Students who have been baptized and have received First Eucharist complete their initiation into the Catholic Church through the sacrament of Confirmation. Normally, students are presented for Confirmation in the eighth grade.

As with the other initiation sacraments, Confirmation is to be celebrated in the parish community where the candidate is registered. Preparation for the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation includes, but is not limited to, a minimum of two years of active participation in CCD or parochial school immediately prior to the celebration of Confirmation (normally those students in grades 7 and 8).

In addition to these regular religious education classes, candidates for Confirmation must also attend separate Confirmation classes. The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated every year at St. Patrick parish in the Spring.

First Eucharist

First Eucharist is celebrated at least three months after the celebration of First Reconciliation. The parish provides opportunities for understanding the nature of Eucharist beginning in the earliest grades.

A program designed to deepen parents’ understanding of Eucharist and to assist them in preparing their children is provided. Parents are required to attend two formation sessions scheduled in February. First Eucharist is celebrated on the last Saturday in April each year.

Baptism of Infants

Parents seeking to have their children (newborn through seven years of age) baptized, are asked to contact the parish office at 330-673-5849 to schedule a baptism preparation class with Michal Zabrecky.

First Reconciliation

After two years of religious instruction, baptized children of St. Patrick parish normally celebrate First Reconciliation. The parish provides opportunities for understanding the nature of Reconciliation beginning in the earliest grades. Since parents, along with parish catechists, are primarily responsible for the child’s religious education, a program is provided for parents of children preparing to receive the sacrament.

Parents are required to attend two formation sessions scheduled in the Fall. 

Marriage Preparation

Couples desiring to be married at St. Patrick Church are to contact the priest at the rectory office at least six months before the intended wedding date. Marriage preparation involves the couple meeting with the priest a minimum of three times to discuss various aspects of a marital relationship as well as discussion of the sacrament of Matrimony.

Engaged couples are also required to attend a one-day retreat sponsored by the Diocese of Youngstown, entitled “God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage.”

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions are every Saturday morning at 11 AM in the church. Confessions may also be scheduled anytime by appointment by contacting the rectory.

Requirements for Godparents

Traditionally, two people (one male, one female) are chosen to be Godparents for Baptism. Godparents are either two practicing Catholics, or one practicing Catholic and one practicing Christian of another denomination.

The Catholic Godparents must be at least sixteen years of age, baptized, confirmed and a practicing Catholic who attends Mass regularly. If either Godparent is married, they are to be in a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church.

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is available upon request. If hospitalized, please notify the parish office. The Eucharist is distributed regularly to the homebound by Eucharistic Ministers.

Sacrament of Holy Orders

Men discerning a vocation to the priesthood or permanent diaconate are invited to call the Diocesan Vocation Office (330-744-8451). Women discerning a call to religious life are invited to call the Diocesan Vocation Office.

Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (O.C.I.A.)

Adults desiring to become Catholic are invited to participate in the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults. This process, marked by stages and rites, offers the person the ability to explore the Catholic Faith leading to a commitment to become a Catholic Christian.

In an effort to meet the needs of those seeking to discover more about the Catholic Faith, we offer a variety of options for those interested. We meet weekly, on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in the Captain’s Cabin. There are other available meeting options for those who are in need of more flexibility.

If you or someone you know wishes to learn more about the OCIA process, please call the parish office to set up an initial meeting with the director. The process is normally about one year depending on individual circumstances.

OCIA is for those adults who have never been baptized, those baptized in another Christian tradition and for those baptized Catholic but who have not completed their initiation sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. Catholics of the parish are also invited to attend the sessions to learn more about their Faith

OCIA Adapted for Children

Children in grade three and older who have not been baptized or have not received Eucharist can prepare for the sacraments by attending the “OCIA Adapted for Children” sessions.

These children will be prepared and welcomed into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil liturgy. For more information, please contact the St. Patrick Church Religious Education Office.