On Saturday evening, June 13, 2020, we celebrated the Sacraments of Initation for the RCIA candidates.  Although these Sacraments are usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil, due to the pandemic, they were delayed and conferred on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ).

     Brandy and Lennon Davis, Jeniffer Grodi and Douglas Gust received the Sacrament of BaptismThe Sacrament of Confirmation was conferred on the newly baptized and Michael Britsch, Tylar Timerding, Ardith Listeman, Bonnie Gomez, Connor and Kyle Cody and Tonia Gagnon.  All previously named as well as Kami Cody and Owen Stachowiak received their First Communion.

     Let us welcome all the newly initiated into our Catholic Community!

From left to right: 

Tonia Gagnon, Bonnie Gomez, Ardith Listeman, Kami Cody, Kyle Cody, Owen Stachowiak, Connor Cody, Douglas Gust, Tylar Timerding, Brandy and Lennon Davis, Jeniffer Grodi and Michael Britsch.


Have you considered becoming a Catholic?  Or would you like to complete the Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church?

This invitation is for those who are not baptized or baptized Catholics who have not received first Eucharist and/or Confirmation, or baptized in other Christian communities.  The RCIA process offers the opportunity to:

  • Meet other people who are on a similar spiritual journey
  • Reflect on questions about life, faith, and Christian living
  • Learn about the Holy Trinity and Catholic teachings
  • Grow spiritually and deepen  your relationship with God
  • Reflect on Scripture readings and pray as a small faith-sharing group

If you or someone you know may be interested in learning more about the RCIA, consider attending this meeting or contact Joanne Denyer, Pastoral Associate at (419)885-5791 or jdenyer@stjoesylvania.org.