For information about baptismal preparation from infant through the age of six, please contact Deacon Dave Karpanty at 419-385-7227.

For information about baptismal preparation for a child above the age of six (first grade or above), please contact Rebecca Reamer at 419-381-0240.

Baptism Classes:    are held in the Emmaus Room next to the chapel at

                                1:00 p.m. on

Dates: September 11, 2016, November 13, 2016, January 8, 2017

            March 12, 2017, and May 7, 2017.

Baptisms: are done either during Mass or  at 1:00 p.m. on the following

Dates: August 21, 2016, September 18, 2016, October 16,2016, November 20, 2016, December 18, 2016, January 15, 2017, February 19, 2017, May 21, 2017 and June 11, 2017.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as the Sacrament of Penance or the Sacrament of Confession.

For general Reconciliation please refer to the bulletin for the scheduled times. The parish priests may also be contacted for special circumstances

Generally, First Reconciliation is received in the fall of the 2nd grade year. Preparation is done through the parish school religion classes or through Family Faith Formation classes if the student is in a public school.

Information for First Reconciliation preparation is received when the student registers for First Eucharist.

Reconciliation is on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment.


Preparation for First Eucharist or First Communion is generally done in the 2nd grade year.

For older students, up to and including 6th grade,  contact Rebecca Reamer at 419-381-0240.

For junior high students contact Ryan Adamson at 419-381-1540 ext. 121.

For high school students contact John Trabbic at 419-381-1540 ext. 121.

Holy Orders

Please contact Father Tony Borgia or Father Jim Sanford for more information.


Confirmation is conferred in the spring of the 8th grade year for students. Meeting and registration information is distributed in the fall of the 8th grade year.

The preparation consists of 8 meetings, several separate activities completed by student and parent/sponsor, the completion of 20 service hours with a written reflection, and a retreat.

The ceremony alternates between St. Patrick's church and Rosary Cathedral. The 2016 ceremony will be here.

Questions may be directed to John Trabbic at or Rebecca Reamer at Or, both can be reached at 419-381-1540.

Confirmation is Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the 5:30 p.m. Mass here at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church


Please contact the parish office for scheduling and pre-Cana class information.

Annointing of the Sick

Please contact the parish office to make arrangements.