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Our History

Sacraments

Baptism

If you wish to have your child baptized at Corpus Christi or St. Andrew, you should contact the parish office to set up a time for preparation and the date of Baptism.

Confirmation

Every other year the 8th and 9th graders of our parish are confirmed by the bishop or his delegate. Preparation for Confirmation occurs in the Religious Education Programs.

Eucharist

The Eucharist, the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood, is the Source and Summit of our lives as Christians. Preparation for First Holy Communion usually takes place in second grade or in the RCIA program for adults.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered the 1st and 3rd Saturday from 09:00am to 10:00 am at the front of Corpus Christi and the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 09:00 am - 10:00 am at the back of St. Andrew Church. Additionally, during Advent and Lent other periods for Confession are available. For the times of these, consult the Bulletin. Confessions are available by appointment also. Contact the priest through the parish office.

Anointing of the Sick

If you or someone in your family is sick and in need of the Sacrament of the Anointing, call the parish office to arrange for a visit from the parish priest. Please do not wait until the last minutes before death to call. Also, if you or a family member is in the hospital, and wish to be visited by a priest, please call the parish office or ask that the hospital contact us.

The Anointing of the Sick is offered after the Masses on the First Sunday of every month for those who are truly in need of it.

Holy Matrimony

In order to set a date for the Wedding Ceremony, the couple must meet in person with the priest. At least one of the parties must be a practicing Catholic, who has been Confirmed, attends Mass weekly, and is an active member of the parish for at least one year. The preparation of the couple with the priest must begin at least six months prior to the wedding date.

Holy Orders

If you think that God may be calling you to be a priest or a permanent deacon, please feel free to call and talk to the parish priest for assistance in your discernment. Visit http://www.youngstownvocations.org/ for more information about vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Parish History

Saint Andrew Bobola Parish was begun by a group of local Catholics of Polish descent. Wishing to have a Church closer to their homes, these devoted Catholics purchased a former Baptist Church in 1934, with the hopes that it would one day serve their needs as a Catholic Church.

 

They called their congregation All Saints Catholic Church. However, the purchase of the property and the forming of a new parish was not, at that time, approved by the Bishop of Cleveland, then the local ordinary. Desiring for these men and women to be reunited with the Holy Mother Church, in 1936 Bishop Schrembs welcomed them back, created a parish under the patronage of Saint Andrew Bobola, and appointed their first pastor.

The current Church of St. Andrew Bobola Parish was dedicated in 1966. To learn about our beautiful church building and to see pictures, please visit the link below.

https://drive.google.com/.../19IUVKDqm9DS0taXdjbw.../view...

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