Fall may have just begun, but plans are already underway for Summer 2017. There will be a number of opportunities for the youth in our community to serve others, grow in faith, and develop leadership skills.
For those in Middle School (grades 6-8), the YAC is back! Some of you may recall that years ago Camp YAC (Youth Acting for Christ) was established as a week-long celebration of the gift Junior High youth are to our faith communities. After its 10-year hiatus, Camp YAC will take place here at St. Noel the week of June 12-16. This camp will offer activities designed to build confidence and model Gospel values in a fun environment.
During that week, our high school teens are invited to serve as Camp YAC counselors. Serving as positive role models, the counselors will work alongside the Leadership Team to make Camp YAC come to life.
Last but not least, our college-aged parishioners are encouraged to apply to be on the Camp YAC Leadership Team. This team will work together to plan and facilitate Camp YAC in June. This paid opportunity will provide young adults an exciting and meaningful way to develop leadership skills and make a positive impact in our community.
Those interested in applying for the young adult Leadership Team or serving as a Camp YAC Counselor should contact Erica Zalar ([email protected]) for further details. As the leaves begin to fall and the weather changes, there are many summer activities to look forward to; so mark your calendars now.
BLANKET SUNDAY – This weekend is Blanket Sunday, sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. When you make a donation, your money will go further with bulk purchases. You may also donate online at www.svdpcle.org.
OFFICE VOLUNTEER NEEDED – on Thursday evenings in the parish office. Scheduling is flexible. Responsibilities include answering phones, light office work, and greeting our parishioners. This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved in our parish! Please call the office if interested, 440-946-0887.
BAPTISM DAY – will be held on Sunday, November 13th, from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Parents who plan to present a child for Baptism in the next six months, or have already baptized a child and not previously attended the Baptism class, are expected to attend. Please call the parish office.
FOLLOW-UP TO FR. PAUL TURNER’S LITURGICAL MINISTER LECTURE – Join us this Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Resurrection Room to share reflections on Fr. Paul Turner’s recent presentation to liturgical ministers. You are welcome even if you were not able to attend the lecture at St. Paschal’s. Contact Michele ([email protected] or 440-946-1128, x121) if you plan to attend.
NOEL CONCERT SERIES – Our first concert this season will be Friday, October 21st at 7:30 p.m. City Music Cleveland will present the program: Dorman-After Brahms Tchaikovsky-Violin Concerto,Beethoven-Symphony No. 4. Concert is free and open to the public.
NOEL’S FALL DAY TRIP: “GROWING UP AMISH” – Join our parishioners for a day of fun, fellowship, & great food on Saturday October 29th.
The day’s itinerary includes:
- *Meet Emma Miller for coffee and cookies as she talks about the Amish culture.
- *Bargain Bin Amish Variety Store
- *Full “Amish Wedding Feast” at Amish Home
- *Nauvoo Family Market
- *Middlefield Cheese House
Parishioners will meet in the parking lot of St. Noel at 9:00 a.m. Bus departs at 9:15 a.m. and will return to St. Noel at approximately 5:00 p.m. Payment of $85.00 to Carol Anne Tours is due by Sunday, October 16th. Payments may be turned in to the parish office. Please call Gina Luberger if you have any questions at 440-946-0887. A minimum of 25 people are needed.
YNIA – Registration for next summer’s high school service trip with “Young Neighbors in Action” has begun. Registration forms can be found in the kiosk.
PRIME TIME – Will take place in the Teen Center this Sunday, October 9th between the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses. Calendars and registration forms can be found in the kiosk in the narthex or on the parish website (stnoel.org).
PEACE – Will take place again on Sunday, October 30th.
SKY ZONE – Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to an evening at Sky Zone on Sunday, October 16th. The cost for this event is $20. Flyers with more information can be found in the kiosk.
GARDEN CLEAN-UP – We will close up the “All Good Gifts Garden” for the season on Saturday, October 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Help is needed. Contact Erica Zalar, 946-1128, ext. 120, if you can lend a hand.
GIRL’S BOOK CLUB – will meet again on Tuesday, November 22nd from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The book we will be discussing is “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Copies of the book are available to sign out in the parish office. Sign up on the kiosk. Details about this book can be found at www.commonsensemedia.org.
TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – This year St. Noel is partnering with the Salvation Army-Painesville after school program which assists children with basic math and reading skills. This opportunity is open to all teens in grades 8-12 and takes place on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 p.m. This is not a weekly commitment. Come when you can and stay for as long as you are able. Flyers and volunteer forms are available in the kiosk.
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at 12:00 Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. Activities are: October 13th, (Luncheon date changed) socializing meeting; 12:30 p.m., luncheon menu: chicken alfredo, mixed vegetables, salad, rolls & butter, cherry pie. Cost is $6.00. For tickets, contact Rosemary Baran at 440-585-4548. Deadline for tickets and payment is October 10th. On October 20th, Bingo & Bakes Sale; October 27th, Bingo, Birthdays and Anniversaries. Bring something for the food pantry and get a free 50/50 ticket. Everyone is welcome!
THE ST. AUGUSTINE BENEFIT DINNER/AUCTION – will be on Thursday, October 20th at 5:30 p.m. in the Banquet Center. The deadline for reservations is October 10th – return your reply cards and raffle ticket donations as soon as possible. At this time we have enough items items for the silent auction (please consider a cash donation instead). If you would like to place an ad in the event program, please email Laurie at [email protected]
HELP FORM GOOD PREACHERS – Fr. Mark Hobson, Assistant Professor of Homiletics at St. Mary Seminary, is in need once again of parishioners from a variety of parishes to form an assembly for the purpose of offering feedback to seminary students on their preaching during their Liturgical Preaching II course. This provides an opportunity for candidates for the priesthood to practice preparing and delivering homilies. Interested persons need no prior experience in preaching or public speaking, and are invited to participate in one or more of the sessions on Thursday mornings, October 20, October 27, November 3, November 10, and/or November 17. All sessions run from 9:00 – 10:30 AM and will be held in the chapel at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Mark directly via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 216-451-3262 ext. 10.
FLOCK OF FRIENDSHIP (Singles 40 and over) – Friday, October 14th is Movie Night. We will meet in the parking lot of St. Paschal’s at 6:45 p.m. and decide on a movie to go see in the theater. Let Karen at [email protected] know you are coming. On October 21st at 7:00 p.m. join us for our monthly game night at St. Paschals’ Life Center. This is one of our best-attended events and is good for old and new members. Please bring a snack to share, money for pizza, and your favorite game. RSVP Dan at 440-223-8707 to let him know you are coming.
FAIR TRADE SALE – On the weekend of November 5th-6th, St. Noel is sponsoring a fair trade sale to benefit the work of Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Items for sale include fair trade chocolate and coffee, holiday items, fair trade olive oil, and much, much more. Jed Trombley and Martie Matuska, our CRS Ambassadors, have been working hard to plan the event. We’re looking for volunteers on the weekend of the event to help staff the tables, bag purchases, and work the checkout. Please contact Anthony (946-1128 x122) or the signup sheet on the kiosk if you’re interested in helping. Teens are welcome!
BREADTH OF LIFE LUNCHEON – On Wednesday, October 12th, Laurie Jurecki, Pastoral Minister at St. Mary Magdalene Church will be the speaker. Her topic, “In This Year of Mercy, What is the ‘Cash Value’ of My Faith,” is a short exploration of faith and life, using the metaphor of Philosopher William James, and examples from the life of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. The luncheon will be in the St. Noel Banquet Center from Noon–2:00 p.m. Cost is $18 per person which includes roast pork with rosemary Dijon sauce, Iyannaise potatoes, zucchini squash, applesauce and fresh fruit. Call Madonna Tuscano at 440-946-6533 or Joan Bruening at 440-946-6932 by October 7th. All are welcome!
STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS & SHELTERS – Beginning immediately, anyone in the community may visit DeJohn Funeral Homes to pick up a FREE Christmas Stocking to take home, decorate and stuff with Christmas Cheer. Included with the stocking is a list of appropriate items to send to our troops, their families or distribute to organizations locally that provide care for those who cannot care for themselves. Stuffed stockings must be returned to the funeral home by Friday, November 4th, and wil be shipped to troops abroad or to area organizations. See flyer on kiosk.
HALLOWEEN PARTY – The Willoughby Hills Halloween Party will take place on Friday, October 21st, from 6:00-8:00 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.
CATHOLICS CARE. CATHOLICS VOTE. PARTICIPATE in POLITICAL LIFE. – “Building a world of respect for human life and dignity, where justice and peace prevail, requires more than just political commitment. Individuals, families, businesses, community organizations, and governments all have a role to play. Participation in political life in light of fundamental moral principles is an essential duty for every Catholic and all people of good will.” (Faithful Citizenship) Go to www.usccb.org/faithfulcitizenship/ for the complete document. Visit www.ccdocle.org/dsao or www.cqrcengage.com/ccdocle to learn about the current need for legislative advocacy called for by the Cleveland Diocesan Social Action Office.
NOTRE DAME-CATHEDRAL LATIN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – All 6th, 7th, & 8th graders and their families are invited to Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s Open House on Wednesday, October 12th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tour our beautiful 75-acre campus and experience how NDCL’s academic, spiritual, and extracurricular programs prepare students for lives that will transform the world. Please join us at 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon. For more information contact Michael Suso ’03 at 440.279.1088, or visit ndcl.org/Admissions.aspx.
NOTRE DAME-CATHEDRAL LATIN SCHOOL PLACEMENT/SCHOLARSHIP TEST – Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s placement/scholarship test is Saturday, October 15th, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eighth graders interested in applying to NDCL are required to take this test. Please join us at 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon. For more information contact Michael Suso ’03, at 440.279.1088, or visit ndcl.org/PlacementTesting.aspx to register.
BENEDICTINE OPEN HOUSES – Come enjoy the “Home of Champions” and learn everything Benedictine has to offer. Students will be available to deliver guided tours of the school. Teachers and administrators will be available to answer any questions you may have. Open Houses are Thursday, October 20th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 23rd from Noon-2:30 p.m.