Next Sunday, October 20, at the 11:00 AM Mass, the Right Rev. Gary Hoover, OSB, will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation upon eleven of our parish’s youth, fully-initiating them into the Catholic Church. Abbott Hoover is of the Benedictine Order at the Saint Andrew Abbey, Cleveland. Our candidates for Confirmation include:
Charlotte Anna Daprano
Charles Joseph Johnson, Jr.
Cameron Elizabeth Johnston
Ana Marija Cecilia Lukenda
Neha Marie Ruth McCarthy
Mark Jacob Petzing
Emma Kathryn Melania Pilarczyk
Patrick Anthony Reineke
Antonio Cosmo Vitale
Madeline Jean Whitticar
Emma Marina Woolnough
It is fitting we celebrate this sacrament the same weekend of our patronal feast day of Saint Noel Chabanel (October 19). It is the cherished desire of every parish that our faith be passed on to flourish in future generations. It is most encouraging to receive the witness of these young people, together with their families, who with all the demands placed upon their teenage years, they have made the time and effort to choose to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. We thank them for their energy and commitment, and we support them in their belief in Jesus Christ, and in their choice to journey as part of the Catholic community.
Our thanks should be equally extended to the sponsors of our candidates, as well as the Saint Noel staff and team who assisted our Confirmandi throughout their months of preparation. Let us hold them and one another close in thought and prayer in the week ahead, opening ourselves more fully to the gifts of the Holy Spirit with Whom we have been sealed.
SOCIAL JUSTICE COLLECTION – Ushers will be in the Narthex after mass this weekend to accept your donations for the Social Justice Ministry.
AT HOME WITH THE WORD books are now available for pick up in the parish office for those who pre-ordered a copy. Payment of $7.25 each, cash or check (made out to St. Noel) is due at time of pick up. Exact change please!
LECTOR WORKBOOKS – are available for pickup in the large sacristy. Please initial the sheet indicating you’ve received your copy.
In Theaters October 28 • 7:00 PM
LOVE AND MERCY
In 1931, Jesus appeared to Faustina Kowalska as the King of Mercy. Clothed in a white robe and emanating two large rays from his side, one white and one red, He asked Faustina to paint this image of Himself along with the phrase, “Jesus, I trust in You” and to spread the message of mercy around the world. He promised that anyone who venerated this image would not perish. The gripping new docudrama LOVE AND MERCY presents unknown facts and recently disclosed documents that shed new light on the vision of Faustina.
Despite extremely limited release (one night only), the film will play nearby at the Atlas Cinemas Great Lakes Stadium 16 (7860 Mentor Ave, Mentor) and Regal Richmond Town Square Stadium 20 (631 Richmond Rd, Richmond Hts). This might be one of those great opportunities in the month ahead to prepare for our celebration of the Solemnity of All Saints!
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION RESOURCES – Copies of Celebrating Sunday and the October TakeOut Magazine are available (one per family) in the kiosk and on the table in the Narthex.
WISDOM’S TABLE DEADLINE – The Shared Hope group invites the communities of St. Noel and Advent Lutheran Church to “Wisdom’s Table,” an evening of Prayer, Education, Refreshments, and Conversation on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00pm in the Small Hall of the St. Noel Banquet Center. This evening is designed to promote open and honest dialogue about what Catholics and Lutherans have in common and what differences remain. Shared Hope brought us the joint Liturgy of the Word and Music back in May of this year. Sign up on the kiosk or by emailing [email protected] by this Tuesday, October 15.
THE BLESSINGS OF AGING – A retreat for those touched by the aging process, either personally or by caring for someone else. Led by Emma Krueger and Becky Spudich on Saturday, November 2 (10am-4pm) and Saturday, November 9 (10am-12:30pm), this experience will help you explore your legacy with prayer, videos, small and large group discussion, and journaling, based on the work of Joan Chittister, OSB. A continental breakfast will be available both days, with lunch served on November 2. Total cost is $20 (check payable to St. Noel); registration is limited to 30 people. Sign up on the kiosk in the narthex or contact Michele
([email protected] or 440-946-1128 x 121).
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS – So far in 2019, the pantry has served 1244 people with the equivalent of 11,199 meals. Currently, we are in need of canned vegetables. Thanks to all who support the pantry!!
DISTRICT MINISTRY CONFERENCE –10 members of the parish are registered to attend the Conference including Michele Baetzold and Dave Nethery who will serve as workshop presenters. It promises to be a great morning!
ST. NOEL CONCERT SERIES – starts its new season with two October concerts. Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. CityMusic Cleveland will present Between Two Giants, led by new CityMusic director, Amit Peled. We will hear Mozart – Symphony no. 35, Bruch – Kol Nidrei, Montgomery – Strum and Haydn – Symphony no. 104. Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m. Here I Am, Lord: A Tribute to the St. Louis Jesuits. Singalong with our St. Noel Music Ministry to well-known and well-loved music by Father Roc O’Connor, Dan Schutte, Father Bob Dufford, Father John Foley and Tim Manion (Here I Am, Lord, Lift Up Your Hearts, Earthen Vessels, Be not Afraid, On Eagle’s Wings, City of God and more). Both concerts are free and open to the public. Please invite your friends and family. The 2019-2020 concert series brochure is available on our website (stnoel.org) and in the kiosk in the church narthex.
CRS HELPING HANDS – Thanks to all who have donated so far!! Please visit the St. Noel website (stnoel.org) to make a donation or to register as a volunteer. Our event is scheduled for January 25, 2020.
UNDERGARMENTS NEEDED – A food pantry neighbor is in need of adult underwear to aid with incontinence – Depends, Always, etc. These items cannot be purchased through SNAP (food stamps). Please bring any items to St. Noel Church office. Thank you!
FREE FRESH PRODUCE – Our next senior market is scheduled for Monday, October 21st from 2-4 p.m. in the Banquet Center. Please spread the word. Our September market served 158 people.
LEAF – Our next LEAF meeting is Monday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Nativity Room. If you have a loved one who is incarcerated, consider attending LEAF (Listening, Empowering, Assisting Families). LEAF is a non-denominational ministry where relatives and friends of those incarcerated can join with others in conversation and fellowship. Meetings are anonymous and registration is not required. Visit www.leafministry.org or call the St. Noel parish office at 440-946-0887 for more information.
CHRISTMAS ITEMS NEEDED – The N2N meal is distributing Christmas items to our neighbors. We are looking for wrapping paper, tissue paper, bows, cards, ornaments, lights, etc. Please make sure all donations are in good condition and ready for someone to use. Bring your donations to the Church office.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – The next meetings of Mary’s Hands Prayer Shawl Ministry will be Saturday, October 26th, 9:30-11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, November 5th, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Both meetings will be in the Resurrection Room. Shawls are created by hand and threaded with prayers and blessings for healing of the recipient’s body, mind, and spirit. Knitters, crocheters, and anyone who would like to learn are welcome. Instructors can be available for anyone who would like to learn. Shawl makers can also participate on an at-home basis only. Contributions for yarn and supplies are most welcome. For questions, please contact Joyce Puin (440-473-1238), Nikki Rini (440-823-0413), and Candice Minello (440-336-0991).
COMMONWEAL LOCAL COMMUNITY – All who are following the Amazonian Synod at Rome this month are welcome to our discussion of ECOLOGICAL DISASTERS: ORGANIZING THE CHURCH on October 28th at 7pm in the Resurrection Room. We will begin by sharing what has developed at the synod; then discuss Can the Chinampas Survive? Pollution and urban sprawl threaten Mexico City’s ‘floating gardens.’ The archdiocese of Mexico City has recently been subdivided with former auxiliary bishops of the suburbs becoming bishops in order to be “closer to the people.” Pick up the four page guide at the kiosk and/or check out https://clcnetcleveland.blogspot.com/2019/10/ecological-disasters-organizing-church.html E-mail your interest to Jack Rakosky, [email protected] gmail.com, for more information and a copy of the September Commonweal issue.
THE PARENTS OF PRIESTS ORGANIZATION – sponsors a 25 Club Raffle, the proceeds of which benefit the seminarians of the Diocese of Cleveland. Each $25 ticket offers 25 weekly opportunities to win. Following each weekly drawing, winning tickets are returned to the hopper – you can win more than once! For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit http://25.parentsofpriests.net or contact Don or Mary Trask at 440-729-4684 or [email protected]
BUY ONCE GIVE TWICE BOUTIQUE – Our biennial fair-trade sale is scheduled for November 16-17, 2019. Mark the date now!! Vendors representing artisans from around the world will be here with beautiful products for sale including our partners in Nicaragua, CEPROSI. Are you interested in making this event a success? Please sign up on the kiosk to help.
HALLOWEEN PARTY – The Willoughby Hills Halloween Party will take place on Friday, October 18th from 6-8:30 p.m. The event is free and is for children ages 2-12. There will be games, contests, prizes, treats, a haunted hayride and CANDY!
BAKERS SQUARE FUNDRAISER – The Lake County Community Network (LCCN) helps residents of Lake County with rent & utility bills. St. Noel has been a member of the Network from the beginning and refers clients to them throughout the year. On October 21st, 20% of guest checks at Bakers Square will be donated to the LCCN. Please pick up a flyer in the narthex and present it at the restaurant between 7a.m. and 10 p.m. Thanks for your support!
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL SPAGHETTI DINNER – Join us for our famous spaghetti dinner on Sunday, October 20th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 28950 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe. For additional information call 440-585-0700.