I hope you experienced a blessed Christmas with your family and friends. I wish to thank all parishioners for your generosity during this holy time. I would like to thank all who remembered me and members of our staff with cards and gifts during the holidays.
I would like to thank our Music Ministry for the months of work preparing for Christmas and their willingness to come to more than one liturgy so that all our celebrations could have music.
I would like to thank the liturgical ministers who served us during the multiple Christmas liturgies and all those who prepared the Christmas environment in church.
I would like to thank all our parishioners who participated in the Christmas Project. Your generosity made this season brighter for 120 households and for 38 of our sick and elderly parishioners who are homebound.
A reminder that we will close the Christmas season with the Winter Concert which will take place January 10th at 4:00 p.m. in the church.
May God continue to bless our parish and its ministries throughout the New Year.
SOCIAL JUSTICE COLLECTION – Next weekend, our ushers will be in the Narthex to accept your donations to our Social Justice Fund.
SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND – For November 2015, we collected $7,150.22. Our expenses for November were:
|Neighbor to Neighbor||395.50|
Thank you for your support.
LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHEDULES – have been emailed to all ministers. If you have not received one please call the parish office.
PARISH SPAGHETTI DINNER – St. Noel’s Parish Spaghetti Dinner has been scheduled for January 31st from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. This event was a huge success last year! Mark your calendars, and plan on enjoying good food, fun, and fellowship free of charge!
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT – The youth group is hosting a night out for parents on Saturday, January 9th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Large Hall. The evening will include a plated, candlelit dinner, dancing and childcare. There is no cost for this event. Sign up in the Narthex after Mass.
WINTER CONCERT – St. Noel Music Ministry invites you to a concert, ”Follow the Light,” on Sunday, January 10th, at 4:00 p.m. This performance will conclude the Christmas Season. The concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be accepted. There will be light refreshments in the Narthex following the concert.
YOUNG NEIGHBORS IN ACTION – All high school teens who have completed 9th grade through 12th grade are invited to join Prime Time this summer on our annual summer service trip through Young Neighbors in Action. Y.N.I.A is a week-long Catholic service-learning opportunity committed to exploring our Church’s mission in the world while connecting teens to meaningful service opportunities with other young people from across the country. This summer, we will travel to Green Bay, WI June 26th-July 2nd. Space is limited and deposits are due back by February 19th. More information and registration forms are located at stnoel.org.
JAIL VOLUNTEERS – The St. Noel Jail Ministry is looking for additional volunteers. Members of the parish bring communion to the jail about once a month. Training is provided and all volunteers are paired with another person. Please call Anthony at the Church office if you are interested in hearing more about this meaningful ministry.
NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR MEAL – Our next community meal is scheduled for Thursday night, January 7th in the Banquet Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. If you’ve not yet experienced the Neighbor to Neighbor Meal, please join us and share a meal with old friends and new. Interested in volunteering? See the signup on the kiosk and add your name. For more info, contact Sharon Waltermire at [email protected].
ADULT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER AT ST. NOEL – Do you have talents which could be used to help adults improve their reading and math skills and prepare for the GED? We are looking for tutors and mentors, child caregivers, and people with computer and administrative skills. Training will be held in January. Questions can be directed to Annie at [email protected] or to the Church office.
PARISH DAYTIME RETREAT – will be on Wednesday, January 6th, from 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Beginning the Year with Mary and the Magi. Focusing on Mary and the Magi through scripture and tradition, our retreat community will lead us in searching for inspiration and direction for our personal spiritual journeys. Call Fran Armbruster for more information at 440-625-1228 or sign up on the kiosk. There is no charge. If you are able, a $6.00 donation is suggested to cover lunch. All are welcome!
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at 12:00 Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. Activities are: NO MEETING on December 31st. Happy New Year! On January 7th & 14th, Bingo. On January 21st, at 12:00 p.m., socializing meeting; 12:30 p.m., luncheon menu: cavatelli & meatballs, tossed salad, rolls & butter, cherry pie. For tickets, call Theresa Durik at 440-585-9088. Cost is $6.00. Deadline for tickets and payment is January 18th. On January 28th, Bingo, Birthdays & Anniversaries. Bring something for the food pantry and get a free 50/50 ticket. Everyone is welcome!
RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND – Someone once said “marriage may be made in heaven, but they sure take a lot of work on earth.” Have you become so distracted by outside pressure that you neglect your spouse? The Retrouvaille program can help you put your troubled marriage back on track. This program is supported by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. The next weekend will be held on January 15-17,2016. A registration fee of $150 is required to confirm your reservation. For more information or to register, call Diane or Al Miskinis (in complete confidence) at 330-665-3506 or 1-800-470-2230. For additional information or to register online, please go to www.helpourmarriage.org.
DIVORCED OR SEPARATED? STRUGGLING WITH THE HOLIDAYS? – Join us on Tuesday evening, January 5th from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at St. Bede the Venerable, 9114 Lake Shore Blvd., Mentor. This special evening is intended to offer practical advice, support, and the skills to move forward in the new year.To register or for more info: call Karen at 440-352-8282 or email: [email protected].