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 celebrating these sacraments.

Baptism

Due to restrictions from COVID19, all family baptisms are private until further notice

For infants and children, Baptism at St. Dominic is celebrated during a weekend Mass.  Before scheduling a Baptism, first-time expectant parents are required to attend a pre-baptismal preparation meeting to update their knowledge of this life-giving sacrament and examine their own faith in light of sharing this faith with a newborn.  Pre-baptism classes are held three times a year using the Zoom platform until Covid restrictions subside. Please call the parish office for more information on dates and times at 216-991-1444 or parishoffice@stdominicchurch.net.

Confirmation

St. Dominic high school aged parishioners celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation each spring. In preparation for this sacrament, Fr. Tom and Spencer Weidig, Youth Minister, lead a formation program that explores the meaning of the sacrament and its grace for a Christian life. To register for high school confirmation, click on the button below. For more information, contact Gaile Ozanne at the parish office at 216-991-1444 or parishoffice@stdominicchurch.net.

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).

Registration is now open for all High School aged students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  All that register will be required to attend three in person meetings on Sunday's February 21, 28 and March 7 from 11:30am - 12:30pm.  We will meet in the church to be spaced out for Covid safety.  There will be two stand alone masses for Confirmation that Fr Tom will celebrate on Saturday's April 10 or 17 at 3:00pm.  Only immediate family members, along with confirmation candidate and sponsor, will be allowed.  All others may watch via Live Stream.  

Eucharist

Our parish children typically 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 parent and child meetings, the family is offered support and education in preparation for the Sacrament.   For more information about First Eucharistic celebrations at St. Dominic, contact Liz Woconish, Director of Religious Education, at 216-658-3672 or lwoconish@stdominicschool.net.

Reconciliation

Due to the pandemic, please contact Fr. Tom directly to determine the safest way for you to celebrate the sacrament.

Fr. Tom is typically available for Reconciliation (or Penance) in the rooms at the back of the church on Saturday afternoons from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. But, again, due to the pandemic this Sacrament can be celebrated at any time by calling Fr. Tom at 216-991-1444 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.

Anointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick is administered to bring spiritual and physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. Please let us know if you or someone you know is in need of this Sacrament by calling the parish office at 216-991-1444.

Matrimony

Parishioners who are interested in being married at St. Dominic should call Fr. Tom at the parish office at least six months prior to the intended wedding date. This timing allows the couple to participate in pre-marriage preparation programs and counseling. This pre-marriage preparation, called Pre-Cana, is a series of meetings with Fr. Tom so that an engaged couple can reflect on and communicate about their upcoming marriage. For more information, parishioners are encouraged to contact Fr. Tom at 216-991-1444.

Holy Orders

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. Tom at 216-991-1444 or fathertom@stdominicchurch.net.

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