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Are you thinking about becoming Catholic?


Perhaps you have been sitting in the congregation as we worship, participating somewhat but looking for more.

Perhaps you or someone you know has lots of questions about the Catholic faith and would like to explore what it means to be a Catholic Christian.  

If so, we invite you and/or your friend(s) to join us, raise those questions, and talk about the spiritual journey. 

If you or anyone you know would like to learn more, please contact Fr Benson Okpara or Justin Huyck at (330) 492-3119, frbenson@stmichaelcanton.org, or justin@stmichaelcanton.org

If you wish to continue inquiring about the Catholic faith, you will be invited into a process called  the “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults” (RCIA), which includes engaging in parish liturgies (Mass) and service, as well as regular but flexible gatherings on Tuesday and/or Wednesday evening. In this process, you will find a warm and welcoming community, inspiration and learning.

 

January Gatherings:

Weekend Mass Times: Saturday at 4pm and Sundays at 8:30am, 11am, and 5:30pm (Dismissal of Catechumens and Breaking Open the Word at 11am Mass)

Service: See St. Michael Social Justice and Outreach Website to sign up for opportunities

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5: EPIPHANY (CATECHUMENS DISMISSAL AT 11AM MASS)

Tuesday, January 7: Catholic Conversations (7pm, Fannon Center)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12: BAPTISM OF THE LORD (CATECHUMENS DISMISSAL AT 11am MASS)

Sunday, January 12: Special Sunday Afternoon Event: Baptism: Alive in Christ Book Launch and Concert - Justin Huyck's New Book (2:30pm, Church)

Tuesday, January 14: No Gathering this Tuesday 

Wednesday, January 15 - Monthly Parish Social Justice Gathering (7pm, Fannon Center)

Saturday, January 18: Women's Retreat Day (9:30am-3:30pm, Fannon Center) - Details here - RCIA Catechumens/Candidates asked to register by contacting Justin

SUNDAY, JAN 19: 2ND WEEK ORDINARY TIME (CATECHUMENS DISMISSAL AT 11am MASS)

Tuesday, January 21: No Gathering This Tuesday

Wednesday, January 22: Prayer Experience: Walk Through the Mass (7pm in Church)

Saturday, January 25: Men's Retreat Day (9:30am-3:30pm, Fannon Center) - Details here - RCIA Catechumens/Candidates asked to register by contacting Justin

SUNDAY, JAN 26: 3RD WEEK ORDINARY TIME  (CATECHUMENS DISMISSAL AT 11am MASS)

Tuesday, January 28: Catholic Conversations (7pm in Fannon Center)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quentin Massys, The Adoration Of The Magi, 1526Lord, every nation on earth will adore you (Psalm 72)

Quentin Massys, The Adoration Of The Magi – Courtesy of St. Louis University Sunday Website - where you can also find resource on readings and reflections for the Solemnities of the Epiphany (January 5, 2020) and the Baptism of the Lord (January 5, 2020).

 

 

Weekly Resources

The Sunday Liturgy Web Site at St. Louis Unversity offers prayer and reflection resources for each Sunday's readings, including a link to the readings.

Resources for those Inquiring: Our Spiritual Journeys and the RCIA

Increase our Faith: Mustard-Seed Faith

Tradition, traditions, and the Saints

Scripture: God's Library

Living Catholic Social Teaching

Advent and the Liturgical Year

Late Advent

Christmas, Epiphany, Baptism