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Next Sunday, May 20th, our Music Ministry will be presenting their annual Pentecost Concert. It is a free concert and will take place in our church at 4:00 p.m. The music will include pieces of different styles from various composers and eras. Several groups will perform. Our Music Ministry choir is the largest group composed of 70 singers. We are very proud this year that the choir was accepted as a finalist in the WCLV Jubilation Festival.
The St. Noel Chamber singers will also perform at the Pentecost Concert. This is a group of 17 singers specializing in Renaissance and Baroque music. The Chamber Singers represent St. Noel at intercultural events throughout our area. The St. Noel Bell Choir will also be represented. Celebrating its 15-year anniversary under the leadership of Elke White, the Bell Choir has grown from two to five octaves. Finally, our Youth Bell Choir will also play, providing you the opportunity to hear the achievements of young members of our parish who are developing their musical skills.
The work of all these groups is coordinated by our music director, Agnieszka Bieniek. Please join us next week to experience the beauty and talent which so many of our parishioners have developed under her leadership.
Fr. George Smiga
USHERS NEEDED - We are looking for ushers for the 5:00 p.m. Saturday evening mass. We welcome men and women. The commitment is one Saturday per month and you will have a schedule in advance. If you are interested, please call the parish office (440-946-0887) for further details.
REMINDER – Electronic Fund transfers assures you that the amount you choose to offer St. Noel as your stewardship responsibility is automatically deducted from your bank account on either a weekly or monthly basis. You save time and hassle; we save the cost of mailing you envelopes. If you would like to adopt electronic funds transfer, there is information in the kiosk, or stop in the parish office to fill out an authorization form.
BAPTISM DAY – will be held on Sunday, June 3rd from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Parents who plan to present a child for Baptism in the next six months, or have already baptized a child and have not previously attended such a day, are expected to attend. Please call the parish office for more information (440-946-0887).
AT HOME WITH THE WORD – We will need to place our order for the At Home with the Word books. If we ordered for you last year, you are on our order list again. Please call the parish office (440-946-0887) if you have decided to cancel, change your order, or if you are not on the list and would like to receive a book(s). As long as we order in bulk, books are $5.50 each.
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – Bishop Lennon will celebrate the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration this year at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Sunday, July 29th at 2:30 p.m. Registrations are now being accepted for couples married 50 years (married in 1962). Deadline for registration is June 29, 2012. Please call the parish office (440-946-0887) for a registration form.
PRIME TIME: There will be no Prime Time on May 13th. All high school teens, especially those who will be entering 9th grade in the fall, are invited to join us on Sunday, May 20th for our final Feast together at 6:00 p.m. in the Banquet Center at St. Noel (note the change in time and location). We will end our year together with food, fun and fellowship. Contact Erica Witmer with questions (email@example.com)
ON THE ROAD TO CHICAGO: The youth and adult members of our Young Neighbors team are gearing up for their June 17-23rd service week in Chicago, Illinois. They are going not just as individuals, but as members of our parish communities. They will be working and learning in our name. Please keep them in your prayers. To find out more about their trip, contact Erica Witmer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
LOOSE CHANGE FOR WOMANKIND - Help us change the lives of an expectant mom and her baby by participating in our Womankind Baby Bottle Fundraiser. This weekend (May 12th & 13th - Mother’s Day) we will have baby bottles available in the Narthex. We’re asking you to take one home, fill it with your loose change, and return it to the parish office on or before the weekend of June 16th & 17th (Father’s Day). The funds generated will help Womankind provide free prenatal care and a full range of support services to pregnant women in need. For more information about Womankind, check out their website at www.womankindcleveland.com.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - Get ready for SonRise National Park VBS where kids trek to the truth that God will meet all their needs (Philippians 4:19). Join us for a fun-packed week daily from 9:00 a.m-12:30 p.m., July 9-13. We will gather in stations for Bible stories, crafts, fun games, delicious snacks, lively music and much more. A special field trip is planned for Wednesday afternoon, July 11 with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and National Park. The closing program will begin at 5:00 with a Wilderness Adventure at St. Noel. Dinner will be served at 6:00, and the evening will conclude with a music program performed by all VBS kids. After masses on June 2/3 and 9/10 sign up in the Narthex for SonRise National Park (You can download the registration form at stnoel.org -- be sure to check out last year’s video at our website, too!). Bring a friend! DON’T MISS OUT!! REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, JULY 5 (or when classes are full).
LOAVES AND LETTERS - Bread for the World, in partnership with churches across the country, is urging Congress to form a Circle of Protection around programs that are vital to hungry and poor people. We ask you to join our Social Justice Ministry on Friday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Resurrection Room, to write to our Senators and Representatives urging them to protect programs that have made a huge difference in the lives of 46,000,000 people in the U.S. during the recent recession. We will begin our evening with a light supper, view a short video and then write our letters.
WHOLE AND HOLY CARE – Our Health Care Task Force is presenting a panel discussion on the tough choices we sometimes face at the end of life on Sunday, June 10th at 12:15 p.m. in the small hall. Panelists include Fr. George; our parishioners Patty DeJohn, counselor and Joe Daprano, physician; and Dr. George Matejka, a Roman Catholic ethicist from Ursuline college. We’ll start with light refreshments, hear from our panelists and then entertain your questions and conclude with prayer at 2 p.m.
TRIBUNAL FIRST STEP PROGRAM FOR ANNULMENTS – Please see the flyer on the kiosk concerning a simplified method for the initial presentation of an annulment case to the Tribunal. The next presentation about the Church’s teaching on marriage, the annulment process, and a path to healing after divorce will be held at St. Francis Parish in Gates Mills on Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Something to think about from the St. Noel Endowment Board…. When is the last time you looked at who the beneficiaries are on your life insurance, IRA or other accounts? It’s time to take a look, update if necessary. When updating beneficiaries, know that a charity like the St. Noel Endowment fund can be a beneficiary of all or part of one of these assets.
ST. NOEL FELLOWSHIP: Meetings are held on Thursdays at 12:00 noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. Activities are: May 17, meeting followed by a luncheon of fried shrimp w/cocktail sauce, cole slaw, French fries and sherbet. For ticket information ($6) call the parish office (440-946-0887). The deadline for tickets and payment is May 14. On May 24, we’ll have horse races and on May 31, bingo and celebration of birthdays and anniversaries. Please bring something for the Food Pantry. Everyone is welcome to attend Senior Fellowship.
ONLINE FAITH FORMATION - The Office of Catechetical Services of the Diocese of Cleveland has partnered with the University of Dayton to offer online adult faith formation. The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) offers you the opportunity to take courses in the comfort of your home at the day and time that works best for you! For more information, go to our webpage (http://www.oce-ocs.org/ocs) and click on the link for VLCFF. Start learning today!
ALL SOULS PRAYER SERVICE – The Catholic Cemeteries Association is having a prayer service at All Souls Cemetery on Monday, May 14th at 10:30 a.m. for families who have lost a loved one. Deacon Tony DeGracia with facilitate the prayer service. If you would like, please bring a picture of your loved ones. There will be a special tribute to Moms because it is the day after Mother’s Day. Hope to see you there!!
BECOME A FOSTER/ADOPTIVE PARENT – The Lake Co. Dept. of Job and Family Services will be holding an open house informational meeting on foster or adoptive parenting on June 13th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at 177 Main St., Painesville, Ohio. More information can be found on the flier on the Social Justice section of the kiosk.
SAINT JUSTIN MARTYR SCHOOL 50TH ANNIVERSARY - All alumni are invited to attend. It will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 7:00-11:00 p.m. in Lambur Hall. Please spread the word to any alumnus and former faculty. Forms are available on the web, www.stjustin.net. Contact Gina Burich at email@example.com for more information.
ST. ROBERT BELLARMINE 50TH CLASS REUNION: The reunion for classes of 1961 and 1962 are looking for classmates for our 50th reunion to be held on Sunday, June 3. Please call Madeline (Shantery) Scarniench (216-486-9582 or Delores Pinchot (216-481-4771).
WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS LUNCHEON: The monthly luncheon for widows and widowers will be held on Friday, May 18th at 12:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney. For information and registration, please call Rita at 440-942-0336.
FLOCK OF FRIENDSHIP is a group of Catholic singles over 40. On Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m., we will have a general meeting at Eat-N-Park on SOM Center Road in Willoughby. We will celebrate May birthdays and go over the calendar. Please RSVP to Alice (440-255-7409) by May 15.
FR. KLINE MEMORIAL RUN - All Saints of Saint John Vianney will host the inaugural Fr. Kline Memorial 5K Run and 1-mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday, May 26. The event takes place at the Lake Metroparks Veteran's Park, 5740 Hopkins Road, in Mentor, with proceeds to benefit All Saints School of St. John Vianney. Register to participate (sjvmentor.org or achillesracing.com).
WILLOUGHBY HILLS SAFETY TOWN – There is still room for safety town, both morning and afternoon sessions from June 18-22, for children ages 4-5 and entering kindergarten in the fall of 2012. Applications may be picked up at the Community Center and they are also available online on the city’s website (www.WilloughbyHills-OH.gov). For more details, contact Willoughby Hills Recreation Department (440-975-3540).
ADULT BASIC AND LITERACY EDUCATION (ABLE) - Euclid City Schools offers free classes for various levels of educational skills,/GED/College Placement/ESOL (learning to speak English). Please call 216-797-2942 for further information.
OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE GIFT SHOP – You will find a wide variety of beautiful religious gift items at affordable prices for all occasions. The shop is run by the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity. It is located at 21281 Chardon Rd. near Euclid Ave. Call 216-481-0900 for more information.
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