Sacraments

Baptism
If you wish to have your child baptized at St. Joseph 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.

Mass times:  Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am at St. Joseph; Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am at St. Andrew; Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm at St. Joseph; Sunday 9:00 am at St. Andrew and 11:00 am at St. Joseph.  Consult the weekly bulletin for changes and Holy Day schedules.

Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday at 3:30 pm in the Reconciliation Room in the back of St. Joseph Church and each Sunday at 8:30 am in the Confessional 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 at 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.