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


In-person gatherings are currently suspended, pending resolution of COVID-19 precautions. We are now meeting via Zoom until further notice: Click here.


Thursday, April 9: Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord's Supper (7pm); Morning Prayer at 8:30am (all online)

Friday, April 10: Good Friday (3pm: Liturgy of Lord's Passion; Morning prayer at 8am) (online)

Saturday, April 11: Holy Saturday: 8:30am Morning Prayer; 8:30pm: Easter Vigil (online)


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

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

Sunday, April 26: Volunteer Appreciation Party (12:15pm - 2pm, Fannon Center) - RSVP with Justin

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.

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Pentecost and Trinity Sunday

New Life and Lord's Prayer

Living as Children of Light, Living the Creed 

Morality and the Sacrament of Reconciliation






  • 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