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 people 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.