This week, our parish turns ten years old. Our opening Mass was
on Sunday, October 25, 2009. Over the past few weeks as I was
preparing for our Announcement and Commitment Sunday, I had time to
reflect on all we accomplished in ten years. Last weekend, I tried
to quantify what we did with building repairs and putting the
buildings to good use. But now, I think of what we have accomplished
as a community. We have come closer together and have learned to
trust each other. We have brought a spirit of renewal to our
organizations and have created new ones. We have become more
responsive to the needs of the parishioners and those who live
We are continuing on our journey as a parish community serving
each other, our neighborhood and the Diocese of Cleveland. As we go
forward into the future, we look at the challenges ahead of us, and
we ask ourselves if we are willing to meet the challenges.
Today I ask you to make a financial commitment to support the
parish. I also ask you to make a commitment of your time to grow in
faith, and a commitment of your talent to help others on the
journey. Let us go together into our future.
God Bless! Fr. Joe Bacevice
is World Mission Sunday, the day all of us are asked to support the
missionary efforts of the Church throughout the world. We do this by praying
for the success of our missionaries and by contributing to support their
work. We invite you to participate in this effort by donating to the Mission
Sunday appeal. Please use the envelopes provided for this appeal next
Increased Offertory Commitment Sunday is this weekend at all the
Masses. We encourage all parishioners to complete and turn in your
Commitment Cards to the Church. The Commitment Card contains information on
how to plan your increased Offertory gift to the Church, and asks for your
commitment over the next year. If you have any questions regarding this
program, or how to give electronically, please contact the parish office.
collection for the Diocesan St. Vincent de Paul Blanket Sunday totaled $165.
Many needy families and individuals will receive warm blankets and other
necessities for the winter months thanks to all our parishioners who
assisted through donations and prayers. If you haven’t had a chance to
contribute, donate online at
or make a check payable to SVDP.
year, we will be electing four members to our Pastoral Council for a two
year term beginning January 1, 2020. Application forms are available in the
Book Room and will be accepted through November 3, 2019. Voting begins on
the weekend of November 16-17, 2019 and concludes December 1, 2019. Any
member of the parish, age 16 and older, with a few exceptions, is eligible
to run for a seat on the Pastoral Council. We invite you to seriously
consider serving on this important advisory body in our Parish.
WEEK UNTIL FALL FUND RAISER
Just TWO weeks until our Clambake/ Steak
Bake/Autumn Raffle. Don’t delay, buy your dinner tickets today.
LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS is October 20.
Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
Ninth Annual Clambake/Steak Bake/Autumn Raffle will take place on
Saturday, October 26th, beginning after the 5:30 Mass in our
upper hall. Raffle tickets are now available at the back of the Church.
All parishioners are asked to pick up their envelope with Raffle tickets,
as this will save us the cost of mailing them to everyone.
DINNER (as well as extra lottery drawing) TICKETS
ARE NOW AVAILABLE after weekend Masses at the main entrance to the
church, in the cafeteria after the 10:00 Mass, and during the week at the
rectory during business hours. Ticket prices: Clambake - $30, Steak-bake -
$35, extra dozen clams - $10. In addition to great food, there will be
plenty of refreshments, a basket auction, split raffles, sideboards and much
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
to help with
this project: help set up, clean up, bake, and help in other ways. Please
sign up in the church’s main entrance to help us out.
Again this year, we are printing a program book for our Fall Fund Raiser.
Parishioners, Parish Organizations, and businesses are invited to advertise
or send their greetings showing support for our Parish. An ad can be placed
in the book for as little as $10. Ad forms are in everyone’s ticket
envelope. Additional forms are available at the back of the church. Everyone
is invited to participate.
A NEW WAY TO GIVE
can now manage your donations to the parish online.
You donations can be taken directly from your
checking or saving account ot credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover). To enroll in
online banking, simply go to our website, click on the button marked online
giving, and follow the prompts. You will have the ability set up a whole
year of giving at one time, and you will have the ability to change your
offerings at any time, or make special one time offerings.
For your convenience, you will find simple to understand instruction
sheets at the entrances to the Church. The process is simple and secure.
Using online giving will help you be a more responsible donor to our parish.
ALL SOULS DAY
November 2nd, is the Feast of All Souls,
the day we remember our dead. Since All Souls Day is a Saturday, we will
celebrate only one Mass at 7:30am. We invite families who have lost a
loved one since last November 2nd to participate in this Mass. An
All Souls Day envelope is included with the offering envelopes with space to
include the names of the dead you want to be remembered during the Mass.
All Souls Day candles, which can be inscribed with the name of
the deceased you want remembered, are available at the Rectory. They will
burn for 5 days beginning Nov. 2nd; the donation for the candle
is $5. All are invited to join in lighting a memorial candle.
October 27th Catholics will celebrate Priesthood
Sunday, a day set aside to celebrate the importance of the gift of
priesthood in the life of the Church and for us to reflect on the ministry
that our priests share with us - when we gather at the Table of the Lord,
and when we call on them in our times of need. Consider sharing a personal
note or a card of thanks with them.
that our young people will be inspired by the ministry and witness of our
priests and that their hearts will be open to hear and respond to God’s
call. More information on priesthood can
be found at