Sacraments

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Baptism

Diocesan regulations mandate that parents attend a Baptism Class of Instruction before a child can be baptized.

Baptisms are regularly scheduled for the first and third Sunday of the month in the Chapel.  Parents may also chose to have their child baptized at a weekend Mass  This must be scheduled in advance with Father George.

Call St. Julie's office, 440‑327‑1978, to arrange a date, time, and place for your Baptism.  


Classes are held at the following parishes:

St. Peter, N. Ridgeville, 440‑327‑2201

St. Mary, Avon, 440‑934‑4412
Holy Spirit, Avon Lake, 440‑933‑3777

Holy Trinity, Avon, 440‑937‑5363
St. Ladislas, Westlake, 440‑835‑2300

Baptism Registration Form and Baptism Sponsor Certificate must be returned to the parish office 10 days prior to baptism.

Baptismal Gowns for infants (the white garment which they receive during the ceremony: "See in this white garment the outward sign of your Christian dignity.") are sewn by members of St. Julie's. To learn more about this ministry, click here

Adults who desire to be baptized are entered into an individualized preparation program known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A). Contact the office for more information. 

Reconciliation

For schedule, click here. To schedule an appointment, please call the office.

First Reconciliation
First Reconciliation is celebrated in January for our Second Grade PSR students.  

 

Students who enter our program after the Second Grade, without having made their First Reconciliation, are entered into an individualized preparation program known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (R.C.I.C). Contact the office for more information.

 

Adults who desire to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation are entered into an individualized preparation program known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A). Contact the office for more information. 

 
 
Eucharist

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion preparations begin with religious instructions at home, supplemented by classes in the Parish School of Religion (PSR) program. The usual  time to receive First Holy Communion is the spring of Second grade. Parents of the candidates attend several special classes in the Fall and Spring of their child's Second grade PSR year.  Students entering our PSR program without having made their First communion are entered into an individualized program, called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (R.C.I.C.).

Adults who have not received First Holy Communion are entered into an individualized preparation program known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.). Contact the office for more information. 

Visits to the Home Bound
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic volunteer to take Communion to parishioners, every week, who are home bound due to illness or age. The ministry gives those unable to attend Mass a chance to receive Communion and stay in touch with the parish community. Coordinator is Pat Hoffman, 440‑327‑1978.

 
Confirmation

Adults who have not been confirmed in the Catholic Church are entered into an individualized preparation program known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.). Contact the office for more information. 

Any child, eighth grade and up, who has not been confirmed must attend Confirmation classes and be registered at the Parish to be confirmed.

Preview our new Confirmation Program in this video!

Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament is available at any time in case of emergency. Call the office, 440‑327‑1978.

 

The communal celebration of this Sacrament is held twice a year at all the weekend Masses in the Fall and Spring. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered to anyone who is seriously ill, preparing for surgery, aged, or in need of the Sacrament for mental, spiritual, emotional, or physical healing. Please call the office to arrange.

For information about funerals, click here.

 
Matrimony

Couples preparing for marriage are to make arrangements with the pastor at least six months in advance of the wedding date. Preparations include the Pre-Cana classes and the Prepare-Enrich questionnaire. For further information about Marriage in the Catholic Church please contact Father George at the office.

Pre-Cana Classes

Pre-Cana Day in Lorain County is held on Sundays, five times a year, at St. Patrick Parish in Wellington. A team of four couples plus a priest present talks to engaged couples about Christian married life. Key aspects of marriage are discussed such as communication, faith, the real world, and sexual relationships. Engaged couples are asked to reflect with each other on these talks through a process called dialog. Click here to learn more on their website. 

Information about additional Pre-Cana Days in the Diocese of Cleveland can be found here

 
 
Holy Orders

Young men who are interested in learning about the training and qualifications for the priesthood are encouraged to speak to any parish priest. They may also view our Vocations page for links to additional resources.

Church and Catechetical Center

5500 Lear Nagle Road

North Ridgeville, OH 44039

stjbc@windstream.net

Phone: 4403271978

Fax: 4403271994

 

Chapel and Office

5545 Opal Street

North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Office Hours
Mon. - Fri.    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.