Basilica of Saint John the Baptist
Office of Religious Education

Mollie Kulig, Director of 
Religious Education
(330) 453-8493

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)


The R.C.I.A. program is intended for adults who are interested in joining the Holy Catholic Church. 


Adults who are un-baptized (catechumens), or who were baptized in another Christian community (candidates), qualify for the R.C.I.A. process.  Participants in the R.C.I.A. program meet on Wednesdays from mid-September to Easter from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Gallagher Center at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.  During each session the candidates and catechumens are instructed in the Traditions of the Catholic Faith.  Through intellectual inquiry, communal prayer, and discussion, those who seek entrance into the Holy Catholic Church will learn how to live the Catholic Faith.


Please check the Religious Education section of your weekly bulletin for specific dates and news.  


If you or someone you know are interested in joining the Holy Catholic Church please call me at (330) 453-8493 

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.)


The C.C.D. program is intended for Catholic students, grades K-8, who attend non-Catholic schools.

About the Program


As Catholics we are all tasked with creating disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ in order to save souls and give glory to God.  We create disciples by passing on a Catholic way of life to or children.  This is accomplished through instruction in the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Faith, a process known as catechesis.  It is important to remember that the family is the primary school of religion.  In the home parents are to pass the Catholic Faith on to their children.  However, these beliefs must also be practiced.  According to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church parents are required to bring their children to the Holy Sacrifice of Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.  By studying the teachings of the Catholic Faith and receiving the grace of the Sacraments families are able to grow closer to the Lord.  Fr. Sheridan and I hope that our C.C.D. program will be a valuable resource for families as they grow in holiness by learning about the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Faith.


When and Where?

The C.C.D. program meets in the St. Peter School on Sundays from mid-September through April from 9:15-10:45 AM.

Preparation for the Sacraments

Students who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion or the Sacrament of Confirmation are required to have attended regularly a religious education program for at least two years prior to the reception of the Sacrament. 


Registration

Parents can register their children for the C.C.D. program by going to http://www.stpetercanton.org/ and clicking on the green box that says “C.C.D. Religious Education Registration Forms.”

Fees

One Student: $25.00

Family Rate (two or more students): $40.00

 

Questions

Please check the Religious Education section of your weekly bulletin for specific dates and news.   If at any time you have questions or concerns about our C.C.D. program please call me at (330) 453-8493.  

Book Club


The Book Club is intended for adults of all ages and meets every Thursday  from 7:00-8:30 PM in the St. Peter Rectory conference room.   Please see the Religious Education section of your weekly bulletin for information about the current book that we are reading. 


If at any time you have questions or concerns about our Book Club please call the Director of Religious Education at (330) 453-8493.