Within the six-county Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, 242 men, women and children from 52 parishes are preparing to become members of the Catholic Church at Easter. Ninety-seven persons will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil on March 31; and 145 people who have already been baptized in other Christian traditions will make a profession of the Catholic faith and receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. For information, contact Rev. Michael D. Balash, Office of worship, at 330-744-8451, ext. 282.