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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.

 

February and March 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, FEB 16: 6TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME (CATECHUMENS DISMISSAL AT 8:30am MASS)

Wednesday, February 19: Monthly Parish Social Justice Ministries Meeting (7pm, Fannon Center)

Thursday, February 20 (optional!): Hamilton Forum Lunch - Justin Huyck speaks on The Baptismal Body: Getting into FaithShape this Lent (11:30am, Fannon Center) - Reservation details at http://www.thehamiltonforum.org/Speaker-Schedule.html

SUNDAY, FEB 23: 7TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME  (CATECHUMENS DISMISSAL AT 11am MASS)

Wednesday, February 26: Ash Wednesday | Morning Masses: 6:45am, 9am; 12:15pm Prayer Service with Ashes; Evening: 5-6:30pm Meager Meal (Soup/Bread), 7pm Mass

Thursday, February 27: Spirits and Spirituality (Adults in 20's and 30's) - 7pm, Walther's Twin Tavern

SUNDAY, MARCH 1: 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT - TWO LITURGIES TODAY!: RITE OF SENDING AT 11AM MASS (ST MICHAEL) AND RITE OF ELECTION AT 6PM (ST JOSEPH, CANTON)

Tuesday, March 3: Catholic Conversations (7pm, Fannon Center)

SUNDAY, MARCH 8: 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT - PENITENTIAL RITE FOR CANDIDATES AT 11AM MASS

Tuedsay, March 10: Catholic Conversations (7pm, Fannon Center)

SUNDAY, MARCH 15: 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT - FIRST SCRUTINY FOR CATECHUMENS AT 11AM MASS

Sunday and Monday, March 15 and 16: Lenten Mission Retreat (7pm, Church)

Wednesday, March 18: Monthly Social Justice Ministries Gathering (7pm, Church)

SUNDAY, MARCH 22: 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT - SECOND SCRUTINY FOR CATECHUMENS AT 11AM MASS

Tuesday, March 24: Communal Reconciliation Service (7pm, Church) 

SUNDAY, MARCH 29: 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT - THIRD SCRUTINY FOR CATECHUMENS AT 11AM MASS

Tuesday, March 31: Catholic Conversations (7pm, Fannon Center)

Friday, April 3: Stations of the Cross (Led by RCIA) (7pm, Church)

SUNDAY, APRIL 5: PALM SUNDAY (CATECHUMENS DISMISSAL AT 11AM MASS)

Thursday, April 9: Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord's Supper (7pm, Church); Optional: Morning Prayer at 9am in Chapel

Friday, April 10: Good Friday (3pm: Liturgy of Lord's Passion in Church; 7pm: Evening Prayer in Church - Come to at least one); Optional: Morning Prayer at 9am in Church

Saturday, April 11: Holy Saturday: 9am-12pm: Retreat, beginning in Chapel; 8:30pm: Easter Vigil (Church)

SEASON OF EASTER (MYSTAGOGY)

Wednesday, April 15: Monthly Social Justice Ministries Gathering (7pm, Fannon Center)

Wednesday, April 22: Taize Prayer (7pm, Church)

Thursday, April 30: Spirits and Spirituality (Adults in 20's and 30's) (7pm, Local Restaurant)

Tuesday, May 5: Mystagogy Gathering Conversation and Celebration (7pm, Fannon Center)

Wednesday, May 27: Guided Adoration (7pm, Church)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.


COMING SOON:

Confirmation


PAST GATHERINGS AND SEASONS:

Eucharist

Baptism

  • Video: Bishop Robert Barron on Baptism
  • Recommended Reading: Joe Paprocki, Living the Sacraments, Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2 (Learning to Read the Signs and Living the Sacrament of Baptism)

Christmas, Epiphany

Late Advent

Advent and the Liturgical Year

Living Catholic Social Teaching

Scripture: God's Library

Tradition, traditions, and the Saints

Increase our Faith: Mustard-Seed Faith

Inquiry Gatherings: Our Spiritual Journeys and the RCIA