Sacraments

"Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Church recognizes the existence of Seven Sacraments instituted by the Lord. They are the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist), the Sacraments of Healing (Penance and the Anointing of the Sick), and the Sacraments (of)...Service (Marriage and Holy Orders). (-United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

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We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism at our Sunday Masses. Families may choose any of the three weekend Mass options on most weekends throughout the year (excluding major celebrations such as Easter or Christmas). There is a part in the baptism early on when the presider says “This Christian Community welcomes you”. How wonderful it will be to have a large representation of the community welcome these children into our faith and into our parish. It is also a great sign to the community of our continued growth.

 

Expectant and new parents are asked to call the Parish Office (330-533-6839) to schedule 3-4 months before the date on which they wish to have their child baptized.

 

Pre-baptism class is required for:

  • First time parents OR

  • First baptisms at Saint Michael

 

Pre-baptism classes are offered monthly. 

Click HERE for scheduled dates.

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If a parishioner is homebound or in a nursing home and would like to receive Communion, please call the Parish Office (330-533-6839).

 

First Eucharist is celebrated at Masses during the Easter season. 

Congratulations to our 2022 First Communicants.

For more information contact:

Marcy Fessler 

Pastoral Minister for Catechesis

(330) 533-6839

mfessler@stmichaelcanfield.org 

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Celebrated once a year for students in the 8th grade.

For more information contact: Maureen Hall, Pastoral Associate

(330) 533-6839

maureen@stmichaelcanfield.org 

Congratulations to our young parishioners who received the Sacrament of Confirmation

on February 3, 2021!

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation takes place every Saturday at 3:00 PM until finished, or by appointment.

 

Communal celebrations are scheduled during the seasons of Advent and Lent.

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Arrangements are made by the Pastor. Couples are asked to call the Parish Office (330-533-6839) for an initial interview six months prior to the wedding.

Marriage Preparation:

"Engaged Couple Retreat"  is a day-long marriage preparation workshop designed to assist engaged couples in preparing for their life-long vocation of marriage. It is a day to study, review, and learn the truth, beauty and joy of God’s plan. Register HERE. Contact the Diocese of Youngstown for additional marriage preparation opportunities. Please call: Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family
(330) 744-8451 ext. 272

Sponsor Couples Program at Saint Michael is offered for all engaged couples.

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A communal sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated annually during the month of October. This sacrament, which includes an anointing with holy oil and prayers for healing, provides spiritual strength to those who are ill. It is open to anyone suffering from a serious physical or mental ailment, anyone with a chronic medical condition, or someone preparing for surgery.

 

For individual anointing, at any time, call the Parish Office (330-533-6839).

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“For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve.”  As brothers and sisters with Christ, we are all called to serve on another.  Consider that your call to service may be as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life. 

To find out more, contact the Diocese of Youngstown HERE.

"The sacraments the Church celebrates are signs of grace that make a deeper reality present to us. One reality we encounter through the sacraments is Christ's presence in the Church community, his body. This recognition of Christ's presence in the community should lead to a stronger awareness of being sent on mission to engage in concrete, love-inspired action in the world." -USCCB