Sacramental Preparation


First Communion

First and Second Grade Students should be enrolled and attend St. Rita PSR programs to prepare for First Communion in the Second Grade.

If you have questions please contact Joyce Rodenfels at 440-248-1350 Ext. 118 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Register here for Reconciliation and Eucharist.

2019-2020 2nd Grade Preparation Gatherings and Communion Dates




At St. Rita, 9th G
rade students prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. 
If you have a child with special needs, please call us and we can discuss your child’s needs.

2017-18 and Following:
The Bishop has required that Confirmation Preparation be a two year process.  We will begin our two year process in 2017.  In keeping with the Bishops expectations we will offer 6 Confirmation sessions in the 8th Grade Year and 6
Sessions in the 9th Grade year.  Students must also be enrolled in 8th Grade Religious Formation or a Catholic Day School and enrolled in 9th Grade PSR or a Catholic Day School.  All students attend the 6 Confirmation sessions each year and a Confirmation Retreat in 9th Grade.

Why 9th Grade?
Many, who have received the Sacrament in 8th Grade, seem to identify Confirmation with Graduation.  Confirmation is far from Graduation.  Confirmation is not an end of PSR or Religious Formation; it is the beginning of using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.  It’s a time to live one’s life as a disciple.  Instead of Graduating from something, receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation shows a willingness to be more involved in the life of the Church. 

The Sacrament of Confirmation deepens the grace begun in the Sacrament of Baptism.  It strengthens us with grace to live the call of our baptism.  The Gifts of the Spirit are meant to be shared with the community. 

St. Rita Parish is offering the Sacrament of Confirmation in 9th Grade for several reasons:
     1) Ninth Graders have a better understanding of what they are committing to and of what the Church is asking of them.
     2) Ninth Grade is the beginning
of High School; Just as Confirmation is the beginning of the person’s living their faith as a disciple.

Other Parishes Confirm at a different age.  Can we go there for Confirmation?
The Bishop of Cleveland has asked that teens who are in the 8th – 11th Grade be prepared for and receive the Sacrament.  Each parish decides at what age Confirmation will take place.

Confirmation is a Parish Community Celebration.  Parishioners receive the Sacrament in the Parish in which they are registered unless there is a special circumstance.

St. Rita Parish Confirmation Preparation Process consists of monthly Sunday Evening meetings beginning in September and ending in May. 

What if my child attends a Catholic School?  Do they have to go to the monthly Sunday Evening gatherings for Confirmation Preparation?  The answer is yes.  Since the Church sees the preparation for and reception of the Sacrament as a Parish Community responsibility.  Even if you child attends a Catholic School, they participate in the parish preparation process.

Registration information as well as dates for our monthly meetings are found below.  If you have any questions about our Confirmation Process here at St. Rita, please feel free to call Joyce Rodenfels at 440-248-1350, ext 118 or email

At St. Rita, 9th Graders prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Eighth Graders begin the two year preparation process.
If you have a child with special needs, or an older teen who has not been Confirmed..., please call us and we can discuss your child's needs.

Register here for Confirmation.

St. Rita Parish 9th Grade PSR / Confirmation

Sunday 7:00-8:00 pm

9/8 Confirmation
Parent and Child
Parent and Child

10/13 Confirmation
Parent and Child

11/10 Confirmation

12/8 Confirmation

1/12 Confirmation
1/26/20 Church -
Parent and Child

2/8 Saturday
Confirmation Retreat

3/8 Confirmation

4/5 Confirmation
4/26/20 Confirmation
Rehearsal w/Sponsor
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

5/6 Confirmation

4/25/20 Parish Day


Where: Mazanec Hall

Contact: Chrissie Cola
Phone: 440-248-1350 ext. 140

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Contact: Corey Lesko
Phone: 440-248-1350 ext. 149

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  • To register for
    all Faith Formation programs

    Click here.

  • To register as an
    Adult Catechist
    Click here.

  • Expectations
    Click here.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Click here.

  • History of the Sacrament
    of Confirmation
    in the
    Church and at St. Rita
    Parish. Click here.

Confirmation for 9th Graders is on
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
at 7:00 pm