of April 24, 2005
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have good news to announce regarding Project Hope, the Lake County
Homeless Shelter. As of this summer the shelter will be open
year around. This is a first. Presently located at 25
Freedom Road in Painesville Township, Project Hope can actually
trace its origins to Willoughby Hills where it opened in 1992 at
the United Methodist Church on Eddy Road. Over the past
13 years the staff of Project Hope has been able to expand services
to their guests and offers a wide range of activities that can facilitate
a person's return to permanent housing. The shelter's care
and guidance includes mental health outreach, substance abuse prevention,
survival skills workshops (budgeting, employment, life skills),
blood pressure checks, physical exams, nutrition and stress management
workshops, Bible study, prayer and spiritual music, and pastoral
guidance. As a faith community which helps to support the
ministry of Project Hope through monetary donations and our Lenten
Project, we can truly be proud of this facility and the dignity
with which guests are treated. There are already several parishioners
who volunteer at the shelter regularly.
open 12 months of the year naturally means the shelter will have
an even greater need for resources and volunteers. Here are
some ways you might be able to help: provide a meal, launder
linens, lead a Bible study or prayer service, perform facility maintenance,
prepare mailings, plan and prepare special events, provide overnight
assistance to the professional staff, and most importantly pray
for the guests, staff and volunteers. Please contact the shelter
by calling 440-354-6417 to volunteer in any of these areas. Orientation
sessions for the overnight volunteers are held on a regular basis.
Also, brochures are available in the Social Concerns section
of the kiosk.
reminds us that whenever we serve one of the least of our brothers
and sisters we are serving Him. Many who minister at the shelter
have told of their encounters with Christ in the people they meet
there. We hope you will prayerfully consider this opportunity!
New Pope! Please remember
in your prayers our new pope, Benedict XVI, that he might be guided
by the Holy Spirit and serve both our Church and our world.
LITURGY On Sunday
May 1 st April Kinder will be joining us to sign the 11:00 a.m.
Mass for the hearing impaired. Reserved seating can be found in
the first two rows of chairs by the Eucharistic Chapel.
BOWLS We want to
thank everyone who donated a total of $516.00 during Lent to the
Rice Bowls (Catholic Relief Services).
YOU CHILDREN !
A special thank you goes out to our 5 th grade PSR class for their
Lenten almsgiving to our Social Concerns Fund! We and all
those we serve are very grateful for your generosity!
Many of you were involved in helping the three refugee families
we hosted in the past (1999-2000). You know the joy and satisfaction
you felt when you gave your gifts of time, goods and prayer to these
families. The Migration and Refugee Office of the Diocese
has asked us to consider helping the new refugee populations that
are now arriving. Here are some ways that you can be of service:
providing transportation to appointments, picking up and welcoming
families at the airport when they arrive, donating household and
personal items, teaching/mentoring with regard to our culture, offering
assistance with translation or volunteering in the office itself
with clerical work. Please call the Migration and Refugee
office directly if you are interested in assisting in any of these
ways. Their number is 216-281-7005. If you are not sure
how or if you can help, they can provide you with additional information.
They can also offer you orientation and training regarding this
HONOR AND A CHALLENGE
- Because of our many involvements with Social Justice Ministries,
both within and beyond the parish, the Lake and Geauga Catholic
Commission presented its annual Parish Social Justice Award to St.
Noel. This is certainly an honor but also something to challenge
us to increase our efforts to foster peace and justice. Please
pray especially for those who have been a part of the JustFaith
course this year. As our experience draws to a close we are
praying for an openness to God's call about how to apply all we
have learned, personally and communally.
CRAFT PEOPLE Catechesis
of the Good Shepard is looking for a few good craft people! Do you
have a knack for woodworking, painting, drawing, sculpting or sewing?
If interested please contact Marianne Slattery at 440-946-1128 X
IN THE GARDEN OF GOD: BLOSSOMING, BLOOMING, AND BEARING FRUIT
On Wednesday May 4 th we will offer a
daytime retreat opportunity in the Resurrection Room from 10:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. including lunch (a donation of $5.00 will help
cover the cost of lunch.) Fran Armbruster will lead the day. If
you have any questions, please call the parish office at 440-946-0887.
Please sign up on the kiosk if you plan to attend.
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP
The last meeting of the Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Group for
this school year will be on April 26 th .
Please join us at our springtime celebration breakfast on Saturday,
May 14 th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the small hall. Our guest
speaker is St. Noel's parishioner, Jane Richmond, who will be speaking
on Living in the Now. As always, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast
and share a time of conversation and 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.
DAY BRUNCH will be
held on Sunday, May 8, 2005. Reservations are required. There will
be two seatings (10:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.). Adults are $15, Children
6-12 years are $7, and children 5 years and younger are free. Please
check the back of the April calendar for details. For more information
please call the hall at 440-946-6635.
NOEL FELLOWSHIP Activities
for the month of April are as follows: April
28 th - we will be celebrating anniversaries and birthdays.
Please remember to bring your food donation for the food bank to
this meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend the Senior Fellowship
TIME End the year
strong come to PRIME TIME tonight (Sunday) at 7:30pm.
HIGH YOUTH GROUP Our
next meeting is Tuesday, May 3 rd at 7:00pm. Bring your bibles and
bring a friend! Keep spreading the Good News!!
MOVERS We are in need
of baby cribs, mattress and box springs (any size), dressers 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
RAFTING The dates
are set!! The trip will be June 29-July1st. We'll travel on the
29 th and camp on the grounds of North American River Runners. We'll
raft all day on June 30 th and head home July 1 st . Total cost
is only $100/person which includes all fees and all meals. The trip
is open to all parishioners!! Minimum age is 12. Sign up on the
kiosk. Call Anthony with questions.
YAC Our junior high
summer camp is scheduled for the week of June 20-24. The camp is
open to current 6-8 grade students and is a great time. Registration
forms will be available in May.
COUNSELORS - Camp
YAC is in need of high school counselors! Earn service hours, have
a great time, make a difference the week of June 20-24. Counselors
must have completed 9 th grade and be available for training. Call
Anthony (946-1128) if interested.
LAKE group tickets
are available for only $23/person. Minimum order is 20 tickets.
Let's pick a date and get a group together. Call Anthony to help
organize the day.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
- Bishop Pilla will celebrate the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary
Celebration this year at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
on Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Registrations are now being
accepted for couples married 50 years (married in 1955). Deadline
for registration is June 17, 2005. Please call the parish office
at 440-946-0887 to register.
NOEL MEN'S SOFTBALL TEAM
invites any men of the parish over the age of 30 to join our team.
If interested please contact Keith Coolick at 440-655-2885.
SEEKING HOST FAMILIES FOR THE 2005/2006 SCHOOL YEAR
The Mentor Chapter of AFS (American Field Service), the oldest existing
exchange student program in the U.S., is looking for host families
in the Willoughby and Willoughby Hills Area for the next school
year. This school year, Willoughby South is hosting a girl from
Switzerland and a girl from Chile. New Students will arrive in August
from many different countries; these students are eager to learn
and share their cultures. Support is given to the student and families
by area volunteers. Call 1-800-237-4636 and find out how opening
your home to an exchange student can change your world.
presented by Stephen A. Baum, M.D., Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
in the St. John Vianney Social Center. Dr. Baum is a
specialist in geriatric medicine and on the board of the Alzheimer's
Association. His presentation will cover common types of dementia,
how is it diagnosed, and what treatments are available. The presentation
is free. For more information call Barb at 440-256-3922.
CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST Any
child who received their First Holy Communion this year is invited
to join in a diocesan Corpus Christi celebration with Bishop Anthony
Pilla on Saturday evening, May 28 th at
4:30 p.m. Mass at St. John Cathedral
. There will be a procession of the children, pictures
with the Bishop, and free parking in our Rockwell Avenue garage.
No reservations are necessary; simply arrive at 4:15 p.m. dressed
in your communion outfits.
IN HONOR OF POPE JOHN PAUL II DIOCESE In
response to the immense outpouring of sympathy in honor of the late
Pope John Paul II, The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has created
the Pope John Paul II Fund for Poor and Disadvantage
Childre n. The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation
(CDCF) set up the fund after receiving a number of inquiries about
how to make a gift in the Pope's memory. The fund was created to
carry on Pope John Paul's legacy in Northeast Ohio. Donations will
be used to provide education,
food, shelter, and basic assistance for poor and disadvantaged children
in the community. Those interested may make a donation to the CDCF-Pope
John Paul II Fund , at any local branch of National
City Bank .
WEEKEND FOR DIVORCED SEPARATED AND WIDOWED - Divorced
separated and widowed men and women of all ages are encouraged to
attend a weekend designed for those who wish to let go of the painful
past and create a more peace-filled future. Presented by people
who have been there and offer their support. The next BEGINNING
EXPERIENCE Weekend will be held on June 10 th , 11 th
, & 12 th , at St. Joseph Christian Life Center in Cleveland.
Call Carole (330-416-8911) or Frank (440-473-0457) and Joan (216-671-0077)
for the information on this weekend of hope and healing. Or reach
us at: www.beginningexperience.org.
RECOVERY FOR CATHOLICS- The
experience of separation and divorce is never easy. You must deal
with the shock of realizing your marriage has ended and your life
is going in a different direction. To help those in this process,
the Catholic parishes in Lake and Geauga counties have developed
an 8-week program that promotes emotional and sacramental healing,
fosters support, independence and empowerment. This 8-week support
group will begin on Wednesday, April 27 th at St. Mary Magdalene
Church 460 East 321 st Street, Willowick, from 7-9:00 p.m. Sessions
are designed to provide direction and support, along with tools
for coping, in a caring, confidential setting. For more information
or to register, please call Catholic Charities at 440-352-6191 or
TREASURE YOUR TRASH
The Fundraising Committee at Christ the King is requesting that
you please save the following Trash to Cash items
year round. These items include: Campbell, Prego, Swanson and Franco
American labels, Pepperidge Farm UPC Codes, General Mills 10 cent
box tops (pink or gold logo), as well as Tyson A+ 1-2-3 panels,
found on Tyson frozen products. We also recycle empty inkjet, laser
and toner cartridges. The money we receive from these various redemptions
helps support Christ the King Church's many ministries and outreach
programs to the poor in East Cleveland. If you and/or your family
and friends use these products, please save these items for us.
Your support would be greatly appreciated. Gold colored collection
boxes have been placed in St. Noel's coatroom for your convenience.
May God bless you for helping those less fortunate.
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