Pentecost

We are really encouraging you to view or print the worship aid for this weekend’s celebration of Pentecost. Given the nature of this solemnity and the role in which languages are featured, the Second Reading will be proclaimed in Italian and the Universal Prayer (Prayer of the Faithful) will be prayed in seven different languages. The translations are prepared for you in in the worship aid for your comprehension and to help foster your participation.

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Forward with Christ

The Bishops of Ohio and Fr. Don Oleksiak, Diocesan Administrator, have agreed to begin a soft opening in our respective dioceses, allowing for the public celebration of weekday Mass in order to prepare for the public celebration of the Solemnity of Pentecost, May 30-31, 2020.

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The Ascension of the Lord

This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Please see the links below to view the recorded Mass and participate well, using the linked worship aids. It is difficult to believe we celebrated Easter Sunday seven weeks ago! Next weekend the Easter season will culminate with our celebration of Pentecost, when […]

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Daily Mass Live Stream

Today we began live streaming daily mass from St Noel! We plan to live stream on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays around 9am. Visit our YouTube channel to join us live or to view the recording at any time.

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

I hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful day that was Saturday in some way. Thank you to all our guests and parishioners who continue to support Saint Noel spiritually, financially, and otherwise. Directives regarding the gradual re-opening of the parish for the celebration of Mass at the end of the month, and a “State-of-the-Parish” address, will be forthcoming this week.

Please, everyone continue to take good care and exercise good judgment in these days and weeks ahead, amidst all the uncertainty that lies ahead. We take comfort in Our Lord’s words in this weekend’s Gospel: “I will not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18).

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Diocese of Cleveland Update May 15

Please read this letter from Fr. Don Oleksiak, our Diocesan Administrator, regarding his consultation with the Bishops of Ohio about the plan to move forward with a slow, soft-opening of parishes in the weeks ahead. We have been consulting as a staff and I hope to communicate this weekend our plan to begin moving forward as a parish family. I ask for your continued prayers as implementations are being made. Know of mine in return.

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Domestic Church in Quarantine

Our parishioner, Brian Myers, has a blog and podcast where he reflects on how faith is experienced and developed in our families. He recently wrote a reflection on how we continue to experience Church during the stay at home orders.

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May Crowning

Today, May 13, is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. We are pleased as a parish family to offer a recorded May Crowning. A worship aid is provided to view or print as a double-sided booklet to help foster your participation. Follow along with the recording, or crown a statue or image of your […]

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

As we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter this weekend, with a spirit of profound respect, we also honor all mothers, living and deceased: for our own mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts, friends, and indeed, all women who have loved us with a mother’s love. Thank you for the gift of life and the sharing of your maternal heart!

Also, Aga needs your help with our closing hymn this weekend (especially all you kids out there): she said she’s feeling lonely! Make your own musical instruments: rice, beans, or cereal, etc., in a small plastic container with a lid and help her “shake away” at the end of Mass!

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Fr Terry’s Update May 5

I re-watched “The Tree of Life” (2011). This film is described as “an American experimental epic drama,” film-written and directed by Terrence Malick. It chronicles the origins and meaning of life by way of a middle-aged man’s childhood memories of his family living in 1950s Texas, interspersed with imagery of the origins of the known universe and the inception of life on Earth.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Seems like a good-enough reason to offer, for those who might be interested, Drink #2: Cherry-Lime Margarita, recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine (May, 2020).

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