of June 26, 2005
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preparations for our parish 25th Anniversary are moving forward.
Please reserve the date of Sunday, August 21 st in the afternoon
and evening. We are planning a relaxing picnic atmosphere with food,
games, special gifts, music and prayer. Former staff members of
St. Noel will be invited to join us for the event. More details
will follow. Parishioners are also working on a history book of
our parish which will become available this fall.
aspect of our anniversary celebration is available now. The parish
picture directories have been completed. All parishioners who participated
by having their pictures taken are entitled to a free copy of the
directory. These will be available for pick up in the Nativity Room
after all the Masses. Each directory will be labeled in alphabetical
order. For those who did not have a picture taken a limited supply
of extra directories are available for $5.00 each.
you pick up the directory, take a few moments to page through it
and notice all the new faces which have become a part of our community
over the past few years. We should all be thankful for the people
both young and old who make St. Noel alive in Christ.
OF THE 4 TH OF JULY HOLIDAY
bulletin articles for the weekend of July 2 nd & 3 rd and July
9 th & 10 th must be in the office no latter than Tuesday, June
27 th .
LITURGY – On Sunday ,
July 3, 2005 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 Eucharist Chapel.
are needed at the 9:00 a.m. Mass .
Anyone interested in being an usher/greeter at the 9:00 a.m. Mass
please call Jim Krause at 216-261-6376.
– We are in need of
help at the 11:00 a.m. Mass to serve coffee and donuts and help
clean up. You will be scheduled once a month. If you can help, please
call Gayle Klements at 440-442-2744.
CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND Review
Board which assesses the credibility of allegations
of sexual abuse of minors has extended the deadline as it seeks
a new member to fill an unscheduled vacancy. If you are interested
in serving on this volunteer board, a description of the duties
and an application are available at the Diocese of Cleveland web
side at www.dioceseofcleveland.org
. If you do not have internet access, you may call the Diocese
Communications Office at 1-800-869-6525 ext. 4460. Deadline for
applications has been extended to July 15, 2005.
FOR DARFUR -
Please check the kiosk for an update on the situation in Darfur,
websites, addresses and phone numbers of additional resources and
prayers for the situation there. You may especially want to
check out www.SaveDarfur.org
TO EXPLORE BECOMING A CATHOLIC?
Join us for our next RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Inquiry session of July 5 th at 7 p.m. Please call Alice Hinkel
at 440-946-0887 to register if you have not attended before.
OF JUSTICE – The Diocesan
Commission on Social Action is offering a 5 week course this fall
on Catholic Social Teaching. The series will be held on Tuesday
evenings beginning September 27 th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Center
for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe. The topics will include
the spirituality of justice and major themes of Catholic social
teaching, moving from conversion to action, solidarity, building
social justice involvement in the parish, and strategic planning.
If you are interested in attending please call Alice Hinkel at the
parish office – 440-964-0887.
- In recent weeks there has been much written by the media about
the decisions our government leaders made to involve us in the war
first reading today shows the concern that a young leader has about
the decisions he must make to govern his people. Solomon begs God
to give him “an understanding mind to govern your people, able to
discern between good and evil” so that he might govern his people
wisely. His request pleased God because he had not asked for riches
or long life for himself but instead had asked for “understanding
to discern what is right.”
the time of St. Augustine, the Church has struggled with understanding
war in a Christian context. In their pastoral letter on war and
peace: The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response, 1983,
the U. S. Catholic bishops noted that “peace is both a gift and
a human work.” They affirmed two Christian responses the just-war
approach and nonviolence.
these principals apply to concrete situations both politically and
personally require discernment that must be guided by the Spirit.
- What is the responsibility
of Catholic Christians toward those who are poor? How do we
become people who really care for and act on behalf of those who
are vulnerable? This fall, a program called JustFaith will
be offered in our parish. The program is designed to empower
and transform participants so that they can become voices for the
voiceless and agents of God's good news to those who are oppressed
or in need. Be ready for a challenging but exciting thirty
actual JustFaith course will begin on Sunday September 18 th and
continue through Sunday, May 7 th . We will gather on these
Sunday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Please call Alice at the
parish office 440-946-0887 should you have questions. Information
and registration meetings will be held on Saturday, August 27 th
, at 6:15 p.m.; Sunday, August 28 th at 12:15 p.m.; and Thursday,
September 1 st , at 7:30 p.m.
GO THE GARDEN
– The miracle garden at St. Augustine has been planted and will
be bountiful. Come and help us weed, cultivate, and then harvest.
If you are interested in joining us on a Saturday morning at 9:00
a.m. call the parish office at 440-946-0887.
LITURGY OF THE WORD will
not meet during the months of July and August; however, beginning
in September, CLW will be offered at all three masses, (5:00 on
Saturday, 9:00 and 11:00 on Sunday) for children ages 6-9 years.
If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please call
Marianne Slattery at 440-946-1128 x 21.
HURRY! REGISTER NOW FOR GIFT and
receive a canvas tote bag. Your promptness will help us prepare
for the fall, and the first 100 households to register receive a
gift to show our appreciation. Eight exciting sessions are planned
for this year. Take advantage of the discount price by registering
for all eight NOW! If you misplaced or did not receive a form in
the mail, pick one up on the table in the narthex, Drop your completed
form (and check made out to St. Noel Church) in the GIFT box on
BIBLE SCHOOL –Get ready
for a Prayer Safari! Join us for a fun-packed week daily from 9:00
a.m. -12:30 p.m. (please note extended time) and the closing program
on Friday evening, July 18-22. We will transform St. Noel Church
into a safari adventure as we explore the Lord's Prayer, gathering
in stations for Bible stories, crafts, fun games, delicious snacks,
lively music and much more. After mass on June 25/26 sign up in
the narthex for Kingdom of the Son ! Bring a friend!
NOEL FELLOWSHIP –Activities
for the month of June are as follows :
June 30th - we will be celebrating anniversaries
and birthdays with cake and ice cream. Please remember to bring
your food donation for the food bank to this meeting. Everyone is
welcome to attend the Senior Fellowship on Thursday.
– entitled “Finding
Jesus in the Eucharist: Four Ways He is Present,” by Rev. Lawrence
E. Mick is now available in the kiosk.
DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND will
be a host city to promote the beatification and canonization for
the cause of the servant of God, Bishop I.F. Baraga, on September
3 rd and 4 th , 2005 in Cleveland, Ohio. The host parishes will
be St. Vitus Parish (Cleveland) and St. Mary the Assumption Parish
(Collinwood). Pamphlets with additional information are available
in the kiosk.
HOST VOCATION RETREAT- The
Sisters of the Living Word are hosting a weekend retreat for young
adult women on July 29-31, 2005 at the Living Word Center in Arlington
Heights, Illinois. The weekend is intended for any single woman,
age 18-40, who wants to experience the spirituality and passion
for mission that characterizes the Sisters of the Living Word. There
is no fee for this retreat, but advance registration is required
by July 21. For more information please contact Sister Sharon Glumb,
SLW, at 662-252-9801 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
YEAR SCHOOL HOMECOMING-ST. HEDWIG PARISH, LAKEWOOD, OHIO -
St. Hedwig will host a school homecoming event for all students,
CCD Students, teachers and their families that ever attended St.
Hedwig School. The event takes place on Saturday, August 20 th ,
2005, beginning with a 4:30 p.m. reunion Mass at St. Hedwig Church,
12903 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio, followed by a homecoming extravaganza.
For reservations and additional information please call no later
that July 30, 2005. Contact Laura at 216-252-5721, evenings or Jane
at 440-930-7875 day or evenings.
FOR THE OHIO BOYCHOIR – Auditions
are being held now for the Ohio Boychoir 2005-2006 season. Membership
is open to all boys from third grade to voice change, regardless
of race, creed or economic status. Rehearsals are held weekly in
Parma. No previous choral experience is necessary. Call 330-607-6320
for more information or visit us at: www.ohioboychoir.org
OF THE LAKES – JESUIT RETREAT HOUSE, 700
Killinger Road, Clinton, Ohio, Phone 330-896-2315, or 1-800-827-1416
is hosting the following programs: Individually Directed
offered to persons in all walks of life: Laity, religious, and clergy.
Those wishing to make a private Retreat (without a director) are
also welcome, July 10-19, 2005 directed by Fr. Tim Shepherd, S.J.
and Barbara Stelle. Please call the retreat house for a brochure
and application. Teacher's Day of Reflection –
is being offered on Wednesdays, August 10 th and 17 th , presented
by Fr. Norm Douglas. “Teaching: Fertile Coil for the Educator's
Spiritual Growth.” Call the retreat house for a brochure. Extraordinary
Ministers of Holy Communion, is being
offered on Thursday, September 8, 2005 the program is being presented
by Fr. Pete Colletti. Registration at 5:45 p.m. departure at 9:00
p.m. Cost: $20.00 per person includes dinner. Call the retreat house
for a brochure.
TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION INFORMATION-
Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe – Our 25 th Anniversary –
July 6 th 7:00 p.m-9:00 p.m. in Resurrection
Room 1 & 2 meeting for 25 th Anniversary Commemorative History
Book. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
Finally, the date of August 21 st has
been set for our parish celebration. Mark your calendar and plan
in lending a hand with any of the above, please contact the parish
office at 440-946-0887.
RED CROSS – Every week
the American Red Cross, Northern Ohio Region supplies enough blood
products to help facilitate 12,000 transfusions in 57 local hospitals.
Recently, our blood collection has been very low and has resulted
in critical need. With your help and blood donations we can continue
to provide blood to local patients. To find a Red Cross blood drive
in your community, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit: northernohio.redcross.org.
CAMP – CYO's multi-week
summer program runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. through 4:00
p.m. (extended hours available). Day Camps are for children ages
6-12. Campers participate in theme activities, arts and crafts,
archery, hiking, nature study and more. For more information call
216-334-1261 ext 16 for a brochure or go to: www.clevelandcatholiccharities.org/camp
CROOKED HALO BENEFIT ,
sponsored by the Associate
Board of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, will mark its tenth
anniversary on Saturday, September 24 th . This year's site is Sammy's
Metropolitan Ballroom, located on the top floor of the Huntington
Building at East Ninth Street and Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
Proceeds go to the Parmadale Children's Services. Sponsors and items
for a silent auction are needed. For more information please call
Julie Ponomarenko at 1-800-869-6525, ext 1004 or e-mail here at
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