Meet our Newly Initiated Catholics - 2018

Rite of Election - February 18, 2018

Sarah Bolina

Sarah is currently a graduate student in the school psychology program at Youngstown State University. It was through the university’s Newman Center that she found the St. Michael RCIA program. Sarah grew up and currently resides in Canfield. She keeps busy planning her wedding to her wonderful fiancé, Tommy. Sarah is incredibly grateful for the fellowship and spirituality that RCIA has provided. The teachings and prayerful mentalities will continue to be a driving force in her life, and she can’t wait to be a lifelong learner.

Jonathan Eddy:

Jonathan is a lifelong Canfield resident who works at Involta as a System Administrator. He decided to pursue RCIA at this time in his life for multiple reasons, the majority of them being encouragement from the women in his life - his grandmother Mary who passed away in 2014 and was a devout Catholic, his mother Judy who has always supported him, and his girlfriend Sarah who is extremely supportive of all of his endeavors in life, religious and beyond. Jonathan is enjoying the RCIA journey a great deal and feels like a true part of the community at St. Michael Parish.

Shavelle Lakovich

Shavelle grew up in Youngstown and currently lives in Canfield where she is a stay-at-home-mom with her son, Vito. As a child, Shavelle attended Mass with her grandparents at Holy Name Church. She has always longed to receive communion and really feel a sense of community with the Catholic church. Shavelle came to St. Michael’s with her boyfriend, Adam, and his mom, began to attend Mass regularly, and the opportunity to be baptized finally fell into place. The RCIA process has really given Shavelle a sense of community; she loves St. Michael’s and can’t wait to grow with her family here.

David Herron

Dave is a life-long resident of Salem and was raised in the Lutheran faith. After meeting his wife Carol—a Canfield resident and a member of St. Michael—seven years ago, Dave decided to make his devotion to the Catholic faith official.

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