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Weekly Bulletin 6/25/17

Dear Parishioner,

Most of us are aware of the increasing danger from the abuse of opioids in our society. This Wednesday,

June 28th, the Cleveland Clinic will be sponsoring a program in our Banquet Center on this crisis. The program is entitled “Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil: The Triple Threat on Our Doorstep.” From 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Center will be open with resource tables.

From 6:30-8:30 p.m., a panel composed of Irene Druzina, MD, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic,

Sgt. Chris Begley, Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit Supervisor, Lake County Narcotics Agency, and Kimberly Fraser, Executive Director, Lake County ADAMHS Board, will discuss the extent of the crisis and what steps can be taken to combat it.

There is no cost for the evening, but registration is required. To register, go to For further information call Ann Coughlin at 216-692-8969.

Flyers on the program are available in the kiosk.  

As followers of Jesus we are called to assess the evils present in our communities, oppose them, and show compassion to those who suffer from them. The program this Wednesday is a valuable opportunity to become informed and to act.

Fr. George Smiga

The goal of the Endowment Fund is to provide for the future needs of St. Noel Church. Each year the fund uses a small percentage of its earnings for present purposes. To show appreciation to the parish for its support of the Endowment, the fund is covering the cost of coffee and doughnuts for the month of June.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION – This weekend, our ushers will be in the Narthex to accept your donations to the Peter’s Pence collection. Proceeds from this collection fund emergency relief assistance to those throughout the world who suffer from war, oppression, and natural disasters.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COLLECTION – Next weekend, our ushers will be in the Narthex to accept your donations to our Social Justice Fund.

SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND – For May 2017, we collected $5,101.96. Our expenses for May were:

Rent $1,710.00
Food Pantry 63.96
Meal at St. Augustine 162.55
Utilities 695.93
Bereavement 217.47
Total: $2,849.91

             Thank you for your support.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD will be held only at the 11:00 a.m. Mass throughout the summer months.

TAKE OUT – The summer issue of “Family Faith on the Go” magazine is available in the kiosk. It is chock-full of ways to make summertime a sacred time. Pick up a copy today.

THE REFUGEE RESPONSE – At last February’s GIFT session, parishioner Cori Sieger shared the mission of The Refugee Response and the work it does to empower refugees to become self-sufficient and contributing members of the Northeast Ohio community. The Refugee Empowerment Agricultural Program, a working farm business, has selected three work dates that provide exciting learning opportunities alongside the refugee farm trainees. The dates are Saturday, July 15th (mid-season clean-up), Thursday, August 17th (clean, clear and construct), and Saturday, September 23rd (put the farm to bed, batten down the hatches!). To volunteer, please register with Rachel Browner ( or 216-225-1551). Volunteer registrations are limited and must be scheduled at least one week in advance.

MAKER FUN FACTORY VBS 2017 – Register today! Vacation Bible School takes place July 10th – 14th, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily. Children ages 3 through entering 6th grade can attend. Find registration forms in the parish office or print one at Drop your form off in the parish office. Deadline for registration is this Wednesday, June 28th.

VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Young people entering grades 7-12 and adults can volunteer at Vacation Bible School. Contact Michele (440-946-1128, ext. 121 or

WOMANKIND BABY BOTTLES  – Thanks for your support this year.  Please return all bottles to the church office (even if they’re not filled). We need all the bottles back. For more information about Womankind, please visit  

THANKS FOR THE CEREAL – St. Noel Food Pantry offers our deepest thanks to the cardiology nurses at the Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center on SOM Center Rd for their recent donation of cereal. The nurses held a cereal drive and donated a huge amount of cereal to the pantry. We’re grateful for all the support given to our pantry, and we love our neighbors!

SENIOR PRODUCE MARKET – We had our biggest turnout on June 19th! Our market served 89 families (172 people) with zucchini, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, collards, and apples. The leftover produce went to the Euclid Senior Center and to Painesville.  Thanks to all our volunteers! St. Noel distributes fresh produce on the 3rd Monday of every month.  

NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. Activities are: On June 29th, Bingo, Birthdays and Anniversaries. Bring something for the food pantry and receive a free 50/50 ticket. Everyone is welcome!

CEDAR POINT – Youth Ministry is hosting a trip to Cedar Point on Sunday, July 9th, and all young people in grades 6-12 are invited! We will leave from St. Noel at 8 a.m. and return to St. Noel at 12 a.m. Tickets are $50 and checks can be made out to St. Noel. Be sure to pack a lunch that we will eat at the park and bring money for dinner. Snacks will be available throughout the day. Adult chaperones are also needed. Sign up by contacting Sean McCafferty ( Permission slips and payment are due by June 30th. Permission slips can be found at

AN AMAZING FAMILY DAY – Are you looking for an opportunity for your family to grow in faith this summer – for FREE? Join us for a family retreat day on Sunday, August 6th at the 17th annual FEST, beginning at noon at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe. Outdoor Mass, Adoration, praise and worship (with for King & Country, Crowder, Matt Maher and Laura Story) and more will inspire you to experience the FULL LIFE that only Christ can give. Want to learn more? Head on over to today.

FOOD WASTE – according to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, one-third of food produced for human consumption worldwide is annually lost or wasted along the chain beginning with farms and ending up in our kitchens.  That amounts to 2.8 trillion pounds or enough to feed 3 billion people.  God’s gifts and bounty are meant to be shared with all, and awareness is the first step. Go to to learn more.  

HOPE OVER HEROIN – HOH is a non-profit that unites churches, business leaders and recovery agencies. They’re hosting an event at the Lake County Fairgrounds on August 25-26th and are looking for church participation. Visit for more information. If you’re interested in helping with this event, please contact Anthony at (440-946-1128 x122.)

WILLOUGHBY HILLS WELLNESS RUN – For the last two years, the city of Willoughby Hills has hosted a 5k run/walk and given part of the proceeds to the St. Noel Food Pantry.  We recently received a check for $1752.34 from the 2016 event! The 2017 Wellness Run is scheduled for Sunday, October 1st.  Would you like to help at the event?  Please call Anthony at 440-946-1128 x122 if interested.

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR OHIO’S LATINO WORKERS AND FAMILIES – Come and hear the stories of NE Ohio’s Latino immigrant families!

Friends of HOLA is sponsoring “Out of the Shadows”, an evening of authentic Mexican dining, with  guest speakers and music. It will be held at Ursuline College, Fritzsche Center, 2550 Lander Rd., Pepper Pike, on Saturday, August 12th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $35 each. They are available Online at :

Questions? Contact Lisa at 440.897.2413 or

THE REFUGEE RESPONSE BENEFIT DINNER Please join us on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 for a summer evening on our nation’s largest urban farm, the Ohio City Farm, overlooking our lakefront city skyline. Enjoy exciting culinary experiences from Cleveland’s premiere chefs featuring produce from the farm, traditional music, story sharing and dance from members of the refugee community. You will be able to see the empowering impact of the Refugee Response in sharp relief as we aid refugee families moving from hardship to home. For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit:

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