Sacraments

Information regarding the steps to be taken in preparing for the sacraments.

Annointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of Annointing of the Sick is a special way in which the recipient is bound close to Christ (Christ's life, suffering, and resurrection).
Becoming Catholic
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which adults are fully initiated into the Catholic faith community.
Sacrament of Baptism
Parents are asked to arrange for the baptism of a newborn child at least one month prior to the desired date.
Sacrament of Confirmation
      At Saint Rita, Ninth 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.     To register your teen for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please click on the link below.   Sacramental Formation Registration   Confirmation Parent Resource: Confirmation Conversations: What Parents Need to Know   Confirmation Meeting Dates for 2021-2022 8th Grade Students   All sessions are from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in Saint Mark Chapel   Sunday, September 12 - parents attend; please meet in church Sunday, October 10 - parents invited to meet in church; Speaker Maggie Craig and Adoration from 6:00pm - 7:30pm Sunday, November 14  Sunday, December 12 Sunday, January 9 Sunday, March 13 - parents attend Sunday, April 10    Additionally, the eighth grade Confirmation candidates should participate in two Engagement Activities during the course of their eighth grade year. One should be a Parish Life Activity, and one should be a Community Outreach Activity. Please refer to the list of Engagement Activities.   Confirmation Meeting Dates for 2021-2022 9th Grade Students   All sessions are from 7:00pm - 8:00pm in Saint Mark Chapel   Sunday, September 12- parents attend; please meet in church Sunday, October 10 - parents invited to meet in church; Speaker Maggie Craig and Adoration from 6:00pm - 7:30pm Sunday, November 14  Sunday, December 12 - sponsors attend Sunday, January 9 Saturday, February 12*, Retreat from 12:00pm - 6:00pm - sponsors attend Sunday, March 13 - parents attend Sunday, April 10   Sacrament of Confirmation Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 7:00pm    Additionally, the ninth grade Confirmation candidates should participate in two Engagement Activities during the course of their ninth grade year. One should be a Parish Life Activity, and one should be a Community Outreach Activity. Please refer to the list of Engagement Activities.   To discuss any issue concerning Confirmation Preparation please contact:   Chrissie Cola Youth Faith Formation Coordinator 440-248-1350, ext.  140
Sacrament of First Communion
Sacramental Preparation is a function of the parish as sacraments are celebrated as a parish community.  The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are celebrated in the 2nd grade year.
Sacrament of Marriage
Congratulations on your engagement! Please contact one of the Parish priests or deacons to discuss arrangements before setting any date.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation