50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MASS
year’s Jubilee Mass with Bishop Perez is scheduled for Saturday, October
12, at 10:00am. Online registration is now available. For more
information contact Laura at the Rectory office or contact Jason Lewis at
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all women! You are invited to the first annual Cleveland Catholic Women’s
Conference, Saturday, October 19th, at St. Basil the Great
Parish in Brecksville, OH. Hear Fr. Patrick Schultz, Mary Bielski and Laura
Mary Phelps as they talk about our call to be “Fearlessly Faithful.” The day
will also include Mass with Bishop Perez and opportunities for prayer,
confession, Eucharistic adoration and forming friendships with other women
of faith. Visit
to register or for more information.
FIRST STEP PROGRAM
Attempting to pick up the pieces of one’s life after the tragedy of divorce
is an area that can impact a person’s relationship with God and the Church.
One of the significant issues that a person faces is their place in the
Church. Does the Church still care about me even though I am divorced? Am I
allowed to go to Mass? Can I receive communion? How can the Church help me
heal? If I decide to marry again, what do I have to do?
Tribunal of the Diocese of Cleveland offers its First Step Program to
help individuals deal with these questions in order to renew and/or
strengthen their relationship with God and the Church. This program is
offered to help everyone, especially those who have experienced divorce,
learn more about Catholic teaching regarding marriage, divorce, and
remarriage. Everyone is welcome to:
knowledge of the Church’s teaching on marriage
the Church’s ministry to the divorced/ separated in the Diocese
the annulment process and how to submit a case
path to healing after divorce in order to strengthen and/or renew a
relationship with God and the Church
endeavor, taking the “first step” is always the most difficult. The First
Step Program helps individuals to navigate the path of healing and closure.
Please refer to the Tribunal website (www.dioceseofcleveland.org/tribunal)
for testimonials about the program from past participants.
First Step Program will be held on: Tuesday, September 17, at St.
Ambrose Parish, Brunswick, at 7:00pm. Representatives from the Ministry to
the Divorced Office of the Department for Marriage and Family Ministry will
also be present to explain the resources they offer to the divorced. Note
that the Diocese of Cleveland does not require any fees for this process.
For more information see the website:
or call Lynette Tait at the Tribunal: 216-696-6525/800-869-6525, ext. 4000.