Sacramental Preparation


Gesu Parish prepares individuals to celebrate the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation and Marriage. Sacramental preparation is a community experience, and young people, their families and the parish community are all encouraged to participate in this process.

BAPTISM

Contact the Parish Office at (216) 932-0617 for general information about the celebration of Baptism at the Church of the Gesu and to begin the registration process. This includes attending a Baptism class, which is required for parents who bring their first child to this sacrament. Baptism sponsors (godparents) are encouraged to attend as well.

FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST COMMUNION

The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion are traditionally celebrated during the second grade year. Preparation consists of parent meetings, classroom instruction and family activities for the children to develop an understanding of each Sacrament at their level. Please contact Mary O'Neill for more information.

CONFIRMATION

Students in grades nine to eleven, who have received the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist are invited to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation involves catechesis and prayer experiences for the students and their sponsors. Please contact Mary O’Neill for more information.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION

Couples desiring to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage are asked to meet with a priest who will begin the marriage preparation process. Contact Laura Bertsch for more information.

Marriage Booklet (PDF) >
Ceremony Planning Sheets (PDF) >

ADAPTIVE NEEDS SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

This program provides thoughtful preparation and religious instruction for children with mental and/or physical disabilities to celebrate the Sacraments and learn how to participate in the Mass. For more information or to discuss your child’s specific needs, email Mary O'Neill.