Baptism of infant requirements: Families must be active parishioners, and attend a Baptismal preparation session.

Contact: Jennifer Lawrence or  330-626-3424 ext. 104

Baptism of Adult requirements:


Adults who have not been baptized in another faith tradition are welcomed into the Catholic Church through Baptisim. Preparation for adult baptism starts with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), which is a faithfilled journey where adults come to know Christ in a deeper way. Through weekly session that start in the fall the unbaptized journey toward union with the Catholic Church.


Contact: Rick Squier or  330-626-3424 ext. 103


Not only does it [the Sacrament of Penance] free us from our sins but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us.  We are liberated to be forgivers.  We obtain new insight into the words of the Prayer of St. Francis: "It is in pardoning that we are pardoned."

Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church. 


The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.  In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins.  With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. "In him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28). 


Reconciliation is held 4:00pm every Saturday in the church, or by appointment.

Contact: Fr. Chris or 330-626-3424 ext. 106

First Communion

First Communion requierments for Children: Registered parishioners, and active participation in the Genearations of Faith program (or equivilent) for two years prior to reception of the sacrament.

First Communion requirements for Adults: Adults that are baptized in other faith traditions, but desire becoming Catholic, and receive Holy Communion are welcome to join our Christian Initiation of Adults program. This program is a journey that starts in the fall and moves toward the sacraments celebrated at the Easter Vigil. 


Contact: Rick Squier or 330-626-3424 ext. 103


Confirmation requirements for eighth graders through highschool: Registered parishioners, and active participants in the Generations of Faith program. Attendance of retreats and extra sessions are also a requirement of the program.


Contact: Rick Squier or 330-626-3424 ext. 103

Confirmation requirements for Adults:

A confirmation Mass is held at St. Columba Cathedral in Novemeber. Parishes prepare adults through meetings and discussion about the meaning of the sacrament, and full membership in the church prior to being presented at the cathedral. Confirmation of adults can also take place within the context of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program (RCIA). The RCIA process prepares adults for sacraments through weekly meetings, and culminates at the Easter Vigil in the parish.

Contact: Rick Squier or 330-626-3424 ext. 103


Marriage requirements: Contact and discussion about marriage needs to take place a year in advance of the planned ceremony, along with marriage preparation sessions.


Contact: Fr. Chris or 330-626-3424 ext. 106

Holy Orders


From the moment of Jesus' conception in the womb of Mary until his Resurrection, he was filled with the Holy Spirit.  In biblical language, he was anointed by the Holy Spirit and thus established by God the Father as our high priest. As Risen Lord, he remains our high priest. . . . While all the baptized share in Christ's priesthood, the ministerial priesthood shares this through the Sacrament of Holy Orders in a special way.

Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. Christ reminded his Apostles that they needed to ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest.  Those who seek priesthood respond generously to God's call using the words of the prophet, "Here I am, send me" (Is 6:8).  This call from God can be recognized and understood from the daily signs that disclose his will to those in charge of discerning the vocation of the candidate.


Contact: Fr. Chris or 330-626-3424 ext.106 or

visit our vocation page  

Anointing of the Sick

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.

When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.


Contact: Fr. Chris or 330-626-3424 ext.106


St. Joan of Arc Parish,  8894 Oh-14, Streetsboro, Ohio 44241

 Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8am-4pm,​​

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