St. Paul Parish | 1580 Brown Street, Akron, Ohio 44301 | Rectory: 330-724-1263 | School: 330-724-1253 | Email
Sacraments

“The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. In green pastures he makes me lie down; to still waters he leads me; he restores my soul. He guides me along right paths for the sake of his name. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me. You set a table before me in front of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me all the days of my life; I will dwell in the house of the LORD for endless days.” Psalm 23; 1-6

The Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Pre-Baptism classes are held in February and August of each year at St. Paul Parish. The class is also offered at neighboring parishes throughout the year. The class is approximately 2 hours and includes discussion along with video presentation. Please contact the rectory for more information.

It is necessary for parents to attend this class prior to a child under 5 receiving the sacrament.

For children older than 5, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) is available through the Religious Education Office. Adults wishing to receive Baptism should refer to the information on RCIA.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available Saturdays from 3:30-4:00 p.m. and other times by calling the Rectory.

First Reconciliation—2nd graders who are baptized are eligible. PSR students are prepared in class on Sundays 9:30-10:30 a.m. and St. Paul School students are prepared during day school. Students and parents must attend a Reconciliation Dinner and complete a Reconciliation Family Workbook at home.

Adults wishing to receive First Reconciliation should refer to the information on RCIA.

The Sacrament of First Eucharist

2nd graders who are baptized are eligible. PSR students are prepared in class on Sundays 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and St. Paul School students are prepared during day school. Students and parents must attend a Jesus Day Retreat and complete a Eucharist Family Workbook at home.

Adults wishing to receive First Eucharist should refer to the information on RCIA.

The Sacrament of Confirmation

8th grade students who are baptized and have received First Eucharist and First Reconciliation. PSR students are prepared in class on Sundays 9:30-10:30 a.m. and St. Paul School students are prepared during day school. Both groups gather together for retreat and service days.

Adults wishing to receive Confirmation should refer to the information on RCIA.

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament is available to anyone who is experiencing health problems that may or may not be life-threatening. Parishioners who are hospitalized or who may be close to death should have a family member notify the Rectory 330-724-1263 to make arrangements to have the sacrament administered. A Communal Anointing Service is celebrated twice a year between the 8:15 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Details will be in the bulletin.

The Sacrament of Matrimony

Couples wishing to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony should contact the Rectory 330-724-1263 at least 6 months in advance of the wedding date to make arrangements.

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

Anyone wishing to pursue a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate or religious life should contact the Rectory 330-724-1263 and speak to the Pastor.