Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.88 For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."89


88 Cf. Roman Ritual, Rite of Confirmation (OC), Introduction 1.

89 LG 11; Cf. OC, Introduction 2.


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The Sacrament of Confirmation is performed for students in eighth grade after they have taken preparation classes in the Junior High Program of Religious Education.


Preparation classes must be arranged for adults who have not been confirmed by contacting the parish office at 440-277-7266.



Certificates for Confirmation Sponsors are available at the parish office for parishioners.




St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

2143 Homewood Drive

Lorain OH  44055


Phone: (440) 277-7266

Daily Mass Schedule:

Monday - Friday   9:00 a.m.


Weekend Mass Schedule:


Saturday 4:00 p.m.

Sunday    8:30 & 11:00 a.m.



Holy Week Schedule 2018


Holy Thursday – March 29

Mass of the Lord’s

Supper 6:30 p.m.


Good Friday – March 30

Stations of the Cross at Noon

Passion of the Lord at 3:00 p.m.


Holy Saturday – March 31

Blessing of Baskets at Noon

Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m.


Easter Sunday – April 1

8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.



Confession Schedule


Saturdays of Lent

Church 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

There are no confessions

Holy Saturday


Diocesan Wide Confession:

Wednesday, February 28,

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

At every parish in the diocese


Cluster Penance Service

At St. Vincent de Paul Church

Sunday, March 18, 4:00 p.m.


Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings during Lent after the 8:30 a.m. Mass until 10:30


PSR students will also be present for Confession during this time.