News

Feb 16 2018
Dear Parishioners:    First of all, I want to thank everyone who supported our recent Mardi Gras School Benefit event— materially or spiritually.  This was the last year for us holding the evening at Memories Party Center.  That space now will serve…
Feb 11 2018
Dear Parishioners: This is a weekend for giving and receiving! As announced last weekend, we participate with parishes diocese-wide in the main 2018 Catholic Charities In-Pew Appeal. Thank you for your giving spirit! On the receiving side, of course…
Feb 4 2018
From Father Stephen:    The 2018 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal will take place next weekend in our parish, as it will throughout the entire Diocese of Cleveland. Please refer to the insert in this week’s bulletin which includes our parish’s goal…
Jan 28 2018
From Father Stephen: Why I am grateful for my Catholic School education    The above-listed phrase is a fairly typical topic for a Catholic Schools Week essay.  In fact, next weekend, at least a couple of the Masses, we will have the opportunity to…
Jan 21 2018
Dear Parishioners:    Let us all practice the Gift of Hospitality!       In recent months, as a community of faith we have been in a position to extend “welcome” to multiple new faces among the clergy.  With Fr. Joe’s transition to the parishes in…
Jan 14 2018
Dear Parishioners:    Would you like to go for a walk?    What sounds like a very simple— perhaps even rudimentary— question is, in my experience, one of the most significant invitations a human being can be extended.  Back in May, at the Jubilee…
Jan 7 2018
Dear Parishioners:    Epiphany… the word fundamentally connotes manifestation— properly speaking, the manifestation of Christ to the Gentile world, represented by the Magi or “Three Kings” of Tradition.  While most of us unpack and display the Magi…
Dec 31 2017
Dear Parishioners: An extravagance of riches! When I was growing up, I would hear my mom sometimes use this expression. It comes to mind as I consider the days of Christmas. While most households will not have had deliveries of French hens, gold…
Dec 24 2017
Dear Parishioners: “Would you like to hold the baby?” While I, of course, do not have biological children, my life as a priest has been greatly enriched by contact with families as they welcome children into their lives and their homes. Over the…
Dec 17 2017
Dear Parishioners: On this Gaudete Sunday, I offer the following from Bishop Robert Morneau, of the Diocese of Green Bay: Joy has fallen on hard times in this turbulent world. Too easily is our soul overwhelmed by the sheer volume of suffering of…