of January 23, 2005
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is difficult to believe but Lent begins on February 9 th . It is
our custom to herald the beginning of this holy season
a festive celebration of Mardi Gras. Since Lent begins on a Wednesday
the day before was called Mardi Gras which in French means “Fat
Tuesday” – the last day of eating and celebration before the fasting
of Lent begins. We are holding our Mardi Gras celebration on the
Saturday before Lent – February 5 th . It promises
to be an exciting evening of music, costumes and good food. The
menu is one of Louisiana Cuisine. The costumes are optional but
a great deal of fun both for those who wear them and for those who
only come to appreciate their creativity. The music will be provided
by Larry from Classic DJ Services. The evening will include side
boards and a contest for the best costume. Proceeds from the dance
will be used to support our Social Concerns Fund.
Mardi Gras Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday evening, February
5 th from 6:30 p.m. until Midnight. The cost is $35.00 per person.
A cash bar will be available.
are necessary and can be made by calling our parish hall 440-946-6635
or by stopping by at the table in the narthex. We have sold out
in the past so please don't wait until the last minute.
have begun to work on my costume. See you there -- if you
can recognize me!
HIGH THE CROSS OF CHRIST! –
You may have noticed that the mammoth cross which was built by our
parishioners and once stood in the area now occupied by our parish
offices, has been relocated in the south-east corner of our parking
lot. Thanks are due to Eugene DiFranco of our parish who poured
the cement foundation and erected this piece of St. Noel's history.
RESULTS – results from the survey taken last week
before all the Masses are available on the ivory
sheets either in the kiosk or on the table in the narthex. Please
pick up one after Mass. The survey was organized by the St. Noel
Parish Pastoral Council in an effort to gauge awareness of the issues
surrounding the priest shortage in our diocese. Next weekend another
brief survey will be taken before the Masses to evaluate your preferences
for the possible options of dealing with the shortages.
are needed to wash the
altar linens. If you are interested, please call the parish office
at 440-946-0887. You will be scheduled once every two months.
CONCERNS/ST. AUGUSTINE- On
January 30th our volunteers will be serving the meal at the St.
Augustine Hunger Center. There is a sign-up sheet on the kiosk if
you are able to lend a hand. After all the Masses on January 29th
and January 30th, we will be collecting for our Social Concerns
fund. Also, if anyone would like to bake cookies please bring the
cookies with you when you come to volunteer at the Hunger Center
or they can be dropped off at church before Mass on Saturday. Please
put the cookies in the Nativity Room (formerly the nursery) on the
counter and mark them St. Augustine.
CONCERNS FUND – In
December we collected $12,105.00. Our expenses were:
thank you for your support.
LIFE – As we begin
a new year let us resolve to support and respect life at every stage.
We can begin by heeding the words of our Bishops and the Holy Father
regarding the dignity and worth of human life, which are recalled
in a brochure entitled, “Made In His Image.” Please
pick up a copy of this brochure which can be found in the pocket
of the Social Concerns section of the kiosk.
MESSAGE - Copies of
Pope John Paul II's message of January 1, 2005 for the celebration
of World Peace Day can be found in the pockets below the Social
Concerns Section of the kiosk.
FAMILY ITALIAN DINNER will
be Friday, January 28 th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The cost will
be $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 6-12 and children 5
and under are free. Tickets will be sold at the door. Volunteers
are needed to help serve and clear the tables, and a sign-up sheet
is on the kiosk.
THE LOVE OF GOD – A
daytime retreat on February 2, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.
will be facilitated by Marc Weagraff and Fran Armbruster. For more
information call the parish office at 440-946-0887.
PRAYER BREAKFAST –
Our winter warm-up breakfast will be held on Saturday, February
12 th , from 8-10:00 a.m. in the small hall. Our presenter will
be Sister Elizabeth Troha who will lift our spirits and involve
us in a “Meditation in Motion” through the art of Tai Chi. Please
wear comfortable clothing and tied shoes. As always, we will enjoy
a delicious breakfast and a time of prayer together. The suggested
donation is $3.50. Please sign up on the kiosk if you plan to attend.
If you have any questions, please call the parish office at 440-946-0887.
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Activities
for January are as follows: January 27th
– Games, your choice. We will celebrate anniversaries
and birthdays. Please remember to bring your food donation for the
food pantry to this meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend the Senior
Fellowship on Thursdays.
TIME – No meeting tonight
– it's GIFT!!
HIGH YOUTH GROUP – Our
next meeting is this Tuesday, January 25 th at 7:00pm. Bring your
SERVICE TRIP – Are you
interested in making a difference this summer? Young Neighbors in
Action is open to any 9-12 grade students, and we're heading to
Chicago the week of July 24-30. Your deposit of $50 will reserve
a spot this summer, and only a couple spots remain. Call Anthony
with questions (946-1128 x20)
BREAKFAST – Our annual
PRIME TIME Valentine's Day Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, February
13 th from 10:00am-1pm in the hall. All proceeds benefit St. Noel
Youth Ministry. Bring your sweetheart for flapjacks!!
MOVERS – We are in need
of mattress and box springs (any size) and an electric stove as
well as any furniture in good condition. We do not pick up clothes,
knick knacks or items needing repair. Please call Anthony if you
be held Thursday February 3, 2005 7 P.M. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic
Church 460 East 321 St. Taize prayer services are held the first
Thursday of the month from September thru May. For further information
please call 440-943-2133. All are welcome.
FOLLOWING SCHOOLS ARE HOLDING OPEN HOUSES: Gilmour Academy
Admissions Open House Sunday, February 13 th Middle and Upper School
programs begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.; lower School programs run
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please call 440-473-8050 for more information.
All Saints Preschool will be holding their open
house on Wednesday. February 2 nd from 9-11:00 a.m., they are located
on the campus of the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe
for more information please call 440-943-1395. All Saints
Elementary School would like to invite you to their open
house on Wednesday, February 2 nd from 9-11:00 a.m. they are located
on the campus of the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe
(Willoughby/Eastlake busing) for more information please call 440-943-1395.
Notre Dame Elementary School
(13000 Auburn Road in Chardon) would like to invite you to attend
their open house on Sunday, February 6 th from 1-3:00 p.m. Please
call 440-279-1129 for more information.
DIRECTOR - The Church
of St. Mary in Chardon is seeking to fill the position of Music
Director of their Traditional Celebration Choir who sings at 10:00
a.m. on Sunday mornings. Pay commensurate with experience. Please
contact Joe at 440-729-7642 or Leslie at 440-285-9867 or 440-227-2024.
MARY CHURCH IN CHARDON –
is offering three different bible study series this winter starting
in late January or early February. The three series are: “Breaking
Free', Believing God,” and an in-depth look at the Book of Hebrews.
Cost for each series is $20.00. For more details, times, and dates
or to register call Kate at 440-286-5562 or Pam at 440-285-4898.
OF LITERACY – Have
you always wanted to give back to your community but weren't sure
how? Well here is your opportunity! Seeds of Literacy, a non-profit
organization, is in need of volunteer tutors. Seeds provides adults
in Cuyahoga County with basic education and G.E.D. preparation free
of charge. But we need your help! By donating just a little of your
time and expertise, you can help someone learn the skills they need
to compete and advance in society. Become a tutor and help someone
down the path to success! Call 216-631-4302.
NOEL PARISH HALL BOOKINGS FOR 2005 & 2006 –
We are currently taking deposits to reserve the large and small
halls for anyone that may have a need for our services during 2005
& 2006. We can accommodate any groups of 50-475. Parishioners
who are planning weddings for themselves or a son or daughter will
receive a 10% discount. Parishioners will also receive a 5% discount
for any other functions scheduled in the hall for an immediate family
member or themselves. Please call the hall office at 440-946-6635
to check availability. The hall office is open Tuesday through Friday
from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WIDE MARRIAGE DAY CELEBRATION!! - All
married couples are cordially invited to participate in Marriage
Day Celebration Mass at Our Lady of Good Council (4423 Pearl Rd),
2:00 p.m. on February 6 th . A reception in the Marian Lounge will
IN THE MAIL – Catholics
across the Diocese of Cleveland will soon be receiving a large envelope
at home from the Office of Bishop Anthony Pilla, “A Report to the
Community from the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland 2004” is an initial
effort to better acquaint everyone with the extensive temporal,
spiritual, educational and charitable contributions made by the
people of the Diocese. This annual report also includes a financial
overview. Your attention to this document is appreciated.
AND OUR LADY – On Saturday,
February 19 th , at 1:00 p.m., the Life in the Eucharist team from
St. Justin Martyr will present a reflection on Mary and her journey
from Bethlehem to Calvary in Lambur Hall. Fr. Paul Bernier of Blessed
Sacrament Parish will offer his insights on this journey. During
this Year of the Eucharist 2005, this will be an afternoon you won't
soon forget. Please pre-register by calling 440-946-1177 before
Wednesday, February 16 th , and bring a friend.
JESUIT RETREAT HOUSE – Below
is a list of programs that will be presented at the Jesuit Retreat
House during the month of February: Sunday, February 13 th – Aggie
Hoskin will speak on “Living in God's Embrace, at 10:00 a.m.; Tuesday,
February 22 nd , Lenten Day of Prayer, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Sunday,
February 27 th Lenten Evening of Adult Spirituality from 7-9:00 p.m..
Please call 440-884-9300 for information, cost, and registration.
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