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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.

October Gatherings:

Weekend Mass Times: Saturday at 4pm and Sundays at 8:30am, 11am, and 5:30pm

Tuesday, October 1: Catholic Conversations (7pm, in Fannon Center)

Tuesday, October 8: Catholic Conversations (7pm, in Fannon Center)

Wednesday, October 16: Parish Social Justice Gathering (7pm, in Fannon Center, with Parish Social Justice and Outreach Ministries)

Wednesday, October 23: Praying with the Saints (7pm in Chapel, with Parish Music Ministries)

Tuesday, October 29: Catholic Conversations (7pm, in Fannon Center)

Additional Options: Various Fall Adult Faith Groups and Spirits and Spirituality (Young Adults in 20's and 30's - monthly on Thursdays)

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

 

November Gatherings:

Friday, November 1: All Saints Day Mass): 6:45am, 9am, or 7pm

Weekend Mass Times: Saturday at 4pm and Sundays at 8:30am, 11am, and 5:30pm

Tuesday, November 5: Catholic Conversations (7pm, in Fannon Center)

Sunday, Novemer 10: Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming (8:30am Mass) - followed by a special Sunday "Catholic Conversation" until 10:45am (Fannon Center)

Tuesday, November 12 - No Gathering this Tuesday

Wednesday, November 20: Parish Social Justice Gathering (7pm in Fannon Center, with Parish Social Justice and Outreach Ministires)

Tuesday, November 26: Intrafaith Thanksgiving Service (7pm at St. George's Romanian Cathedral in Canton); Parish Thanksgiving Day Mass Thursday, November 28 is at 9am

Additional Options: Fall Adult Faith Groups and Spirits and Spirituality (Young Adults in 20's and 30's - monthly on Thursdays)

Service: See St. Michael Social Justice and Outreach Website to sign up for opportunities - including Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown