Our annual Parish Spaghetti Dinner will take place in two weeks, on Sunday, January 29th from Noon – 2:00 p.m. The spaghetti dinner is intended to be a time when parishioners can gather with each other, eat, celebrate, and enjoy their time together. Chef Randy will provide spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread sticks, salad and dessert, and all are welcome at no cost.
Ohio’s premier balloon artist “Swifty the Clown” will again be with us to create balloon art for kids and adults alike.
Food will be served until 1:30 p.m. At that time we will conclude the dinner with a talent show. We encourage any parishioner who has a song, a trick, or a talent to sign up on the list on the kiosk. Anthony will then contact you and inform you of the time for your segment. The talent acts should be short (3 minutes) and, of course, family-friendly.
I would like to thank the St. Noel Endowment for covering the cost of the spaghetti dinner. Their involvement is a clear sign that the Endowment not only invests for the future needs of St. Noel, but also underwrites present community events. Please consider supporting the work of the Endowment through your donations.
I encourage you to come on January 29th. The food will be good, the entertainment enjoyable, and as you already know – the company could not be better.
RCIA – The Rite of Acceptance will take place next Sunday, January 22nd at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Also, in last week’s bulletin, Virginia Allen’s name was incorrectly listed as Victoria. We regret this error.
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY – Next weekend our ushers will be in the Narthex to accept your donations for the Catholic University. This collection raises millions of dollars that go directly to support student financial aid at Catholic Unversity of America.
LEAF – If you have a loved one or family member who is incarcerated, consider attending LEAF (Listening, Empowering, Assisting Families) at St. Noel. Sessions take place on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting is this Monday, January 16th. 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.
CIRCLE THE CITY WITH LOVE – Join groups around the state, country and world for 30 minutes of silent prayer this Sunday, January 15th from 3:00-3:30 p.m. in the Church. Register to be a part of the St. Noel group at: circlecitywithlove.com/. There is no cost. The event is nonpartisan; signs, banners, etc are not permitted. You are most welcome to pray with us at 3:00 p.m.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for the Pancake Breakfast in the Banquet Center. Tickets are not needed and a free-will donation will be taken. All proceeds will benefit our Youth Ministry programs. Spread the news!
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – has made a difference in the lives of men and women who spend time before the Blessed Sacrament on Mondays between 1:00-9:00 p.m. Each holy hour that you make in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament releases his grace and power upon you, your family and your parish.
We are looking for several additional people who are available on Mondays between 3:00-4:00 p.m. or 4:00-5:00 p.m. If you are able to help with either of these time slots, please call Jan at 440-951-5593 or the parish office.
“EMBRACING THE MYSTERY” SERIES AT ST. NOEL – Join us for this four-part series happening on Mondays, February 6, March 6 and April 3, from 6-9 p.m. and concluding with a retreat on Saturday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost for the series is $40 (checks payable to St. Noel due January 30), which includes Henry Nouwen’s book, “Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World.” The series will be led by parishioner Emma Krueger, in conjunction with the Jesuit Retreat House. Find more information and a registration form on the kiosk in the Narthex or on the parish website (stnoel.org), or contact Emma (440-391-0045; [email protected]). If interested, sign up on the kiosk by January 23 to allow time for books to be ordered.
PARISH POTLUCK AND GAME NIGHT – Join us next Saturday, January 21st after the 5:00 Mass for this evening of fun and fellowship for ALL AGES. Come to the Banquet Center Large Hall where Chef Randy will provide pasta, meatballs, breadsticks and salad. You bring a favorite appetizer, side dish, dessert or snack, and a favorite game to share. Please sign up on the kiosk.
GIRLS’ BOOK CLUB – will meet again on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m. The book we will be discussing is “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen. Copies of the book will be available to sign out in the parish office. Sign up on the table in the narthex. This event is open to all girls in grades 6-12.
WINTER WINE AND PAINT – You are invited to join us on Friday, February 10th from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Small Hall for an evening of art and fun! The cost of this event is $30 (make checks payable to St. Noel), which includes all art supplies, a canvas, wine, soft drinks, and light appetizers. To sign up, mail payment (with the names of those attending) to St. Noel or drop it off in the parish office by Tuesday, February 7th. Act soon! Space is limited and fills quickly. Contact Erica or Michele with any questions.
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at 12:00 Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. Activities are: On January 19th, socializing meeting; 12:30 p.m., Luncheon; Cavatelli with meatballs, salad, bread sticks, and dessert. For tickets call Theresa Durik at 440-585-9088. Cost is $6.00. Deadline for tickets is January 16th. On January 26th, Bingo, Birthdays and Anniversaries. Bring something for the food pantry and receive a free 50/50 ticket. Everyone is welcome!
UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVE – Our next blood drive is scheduled for Sunday, February 26th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Banquet Center. Give the gift of life; sign up to donate at www.redcrossblood.org/. Thanks to the Repkos for coordinating this blood drive.
ALL SAINTS SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – All Saints of St. John Vianney School in Wickliffe is hosting several Open Houses for prospective students and families. The first takes place on Sunday, January 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and includes a pancake breakfast. Other Open Houses are scheduled for Wednesday, February 1 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and for Sunday, February 12, from noon to 2:00 p.m. Teachers and tour guides will be on hand at every event to answer questions and share information about the school. For additional information or to schedule a visit on another date, please call 440-943-1395. All Saints is located on the campus of the Center for Pastoral Leadership, 28702 Euclid Ave., and enrolls children in preschool thru 8th grade.
FLOCK OF FRIENDSHIP (Singles 40 and over) – On Friday, January 27th at 7:00 p.m, join us for our monthly game night at St. Paschal’s 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 Jim at 440-944-1552.
ARTFUL SPIRITUALITY – @ the Jesuit Retreat House – On January 31st, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presented by Mary Coffey. Discover a new way to encounter God and listen to your soul—through art! Explore the intersection of spirituality and creativity. No art experience necessary! Includes coffee and pastries at 8:30 and ends with Mass. Cost: $50 (includes $10 for art supplies). To register contact 440-884-9300 or visit www.jrh-cleveland.org.
A PLACE FOR MOM – Making the transition to senior living can be stressful. A Place for Mom offers free services to families to help identify the living option that best suits their needs. If you’re interested in learning what A Place for Mom can do for you, please contact Tiffany Morgan at 216-870-0555 or [email protected]. Brochures are available in the kiosk.
DIVORCE RECOVERY FOR CATHOLICS – An 8 Week Support Group designed to meet the needs of those who are divorced or separated will begin Monday, January 23rd through March 13th, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 29850 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe.The group meets from 7- 9 p.m. Sessions are designed to offer direction, support, and the tools for coping with this life-changing experience. For more information or to register, please call Catholic Charities at 352-6191 or 1-800-242-9755, or email [email protected]. There is no charge for this program, all materials are provided, and it is open to people of all faiths.