Sacramental Preparation

Baptismal Preparation

Classes are required for parents bringing their first child to the Sacrament, and sponsors are encouraged to attend. Registration for Baptism may be done at the Parish Center or by calling (216) 932-0617. 

Marriage Preparation

Couples desiring to receive the Sacrament of Marriage are asked to meet with a staff member who will begin the Marriage preparation process. Marriage Booklet is available in the parish office. For more information, please email Laura Bertsch or call (216) 932-0617.
Marriage Booklet (PDF) >
Ceremony Planning Sheets (PDF) >

First Eucharist Preparation

Children normally receive the Sacrament of Eucharist during the second grade year. Parent meetings supplement the classroom experience. First Eucharist is offered on three consecutive weekends during the Easter season during regularly scheduled parish Masses. For more information, email Marcia Leous or call (216) 932-0617.
Second Grade Sacrament Program Flyer (PDF) >
First Eucharist Registration >

Reconciliation Preparation

Children normally receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the second grade year. Parent meetings supplement the classroom experience. First Reconciliation is held on two evenings in January or February. For more information, email Marcia Leous or call (216) 932-0617.
Second Grade Sacrament Program Flyer (PDF) >
Reconciliation Information Sheet (PDF) >

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation that completes the grace we received in Baptism. It seals, or confirms, this grace through the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. This Sacrament also makes us better able to participate in the worship and apostolic life of the Church. At the Church of the Gesu, teens who are the tenth grade or older, and who have received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, are invited to participate in the process that begins in the fall of each year. Preparation involves catechesis and instruction in faith, guided by our Ignatian tradition and led by a team of dedicated Catechists. It is augmented by speakers and an annual retreat. If you have any questions regarding Confirmation preparation, email Mary von Carlowitz or call (216) 932-0617.
Confirmation Letter (PDF) >
Confirmation Schedule (PDF) >
Confirmation Registration >