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.
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 email@example.com.
Those preparing for the Sacrament will be asked to attend a handful of events in preparation for the Sacrament.
Any questions regarding other ways of completing these requirements can be directed to Joe Mannarino at firstname.lastname@example.org
At St. Dominic’s, High School Confirmation Ministry is tied directly to the youth group (SDYG). Therefore, to register for Confirmation, please click on the link below and fill out the forum, making sure to check “yes” on the question regarding Confirmation preparation. This registration will close on October 23rd. Confirmation this year will be held on April 24th at the 7:00 p.m. Mass St. Dominic high school aged parishioners celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation each Spring. In preparation for this sacrament, our Youth Minister, Joe Mannarino, will lead a year long formation program that explores the meaning of the sacrament and its grace for a Christian life. Joe can be contacted at 330-998-5034 or email@example.com.
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).
Sacramental preparation meetings for parents begin on Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00 pm in the church. Parents of children who plan to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion this year are required to attend preparation meetings to assist them in their role as the first educators in the faith.
Please note: If parents previously attended the fall meetings for an older child, they do not need to attend the meetings in Sept., Oct., or Nov. Beginning in January 2024, ALL parents and children are to attend the remaining four meetings together that will be held in the church. Please see the chart and mark your calendars now. Where two meetings are offered in one week, you need only attend one. Please choose the one that is best for your family. First Eucharist 2024 will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4th or May 11th at 3 pm in the afternoon. Jesus Day will be held on April 20th.
Throughout this preparation year, Fr. Tom provides parents/guardians with a historical overview of the Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Liturgy of the Word, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist to aid parents/guardians in their role as the primary educators of the faith.
Children who do not attend St. Dominic School, receive catechesis in a homeschool environment, or attend another Catholic school, need to register for PSR no later than August 20th.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Liz Woconish at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-658-3672.
Reconciliation may 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.