Last year I shared the concerns which were developing around our outdoor chapel. As our parish ages, more and more people who regularly attend weekday Mass are finding it difficult to negotiate the steep inclines of the chapel’s brick walkways. As a result, we suspended scheduled Masses in the outdoor chapel last summer. This year I raised the issue with our Parish Pastoral Council. They agreed that because of safety concerns we should not use the chapel for weekday or weekend Masses. It will of course still be available for anyone to use for personal prayer.
This summer, therefore, all our weekday and holiday Masses will be held in the church. Holiday Masses will take place on May 28th, July 4th and September 3rd at 9:00 a.m.
During the summer, the weekly 6:45 p.m. Mass on Wednesday will not take place from May 30th to September 5th. The exceptions will be our monthly Mass with the Anointing of the Sick which take place this summer at 6:45 p.m. on June 6th, July 25th, August 8th and September 12th. Please note that the mass for June and July this year are not scheduled on the second Wednesday of the month, but on June 6th and July 25th.
As we enjoy the blessings of summer, please be aware of these changes in our Mass schedule. Whether you pray outdoors or in our church, do not forget to give praise to God.
Fr. George Smiga
CATECHETICAL MINISTRIES COLLECTION (NEWMAN CAMPUS) – This weekend our ushers will be in the Narthex to accept your donation for this collection. A donation to Catechetical Services is for the faith formation and religious education of people of every age in the diocese.
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 April 2018, we collected $655.84. Our expenses for April were:
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Thank you for your support!
USHERS NEEDED – We are in need of additional ushers for the 5 p.m. Mass. Schedules are made on a rotational assignment. If interested contact the parish office at 440-946-0887.
EVENING VOLUNTEER – is needed in the parish office on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. You would volunteer every other week. Please call the parish office at 440-946-0887 if you are interested.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD – will be held only at the 11:00 a.m. Mass throughout the summer months.
FOOD PANTRY THANKS – A big thank you to Bobby Roberts, a 7th grader at St. Francis School, who organized an awesome cereal drive to benefit our pantry at St. Noel. Great job, Bobby!
PARISH AFTERNOON RETREAT – will be on Wednesday, June 6th, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., in the Nativity Room. “Honoring the Son Shine of Our Lives” will be facilitated by the Retreat community. For any questions call Fran at 440-625-1228.
NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR MEAL – Join us at the next N2N meal on Thursday, June 7th. If you signed up to attend, please remember to come. In 2017, the N2N meal served 7,998 meals to 3,542 people. We have a wonderful time together!
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER BOOK CLUB – There will be a middle school book club meeting on Wednesday, June 6th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to decide which novel to read. All middle schoolers from 6th-8th grade are invited. Email Kaitlin with any questions at [email protected]
PRIME TIME PARENT AND TEEN MEETING – All high school teens and parents are invited to participate in a brainstorming meeting on June 13th at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting would be to increase attendance and create excitement for the upcoming year. Contact Kaitlin at [email protected].
TAKE OUT MAGAZINE – Families can look in the kiosk to find the May and June issues of Take Out magazine, along with a list of opportunities to EXPLORE this summer.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – SHIPWRECKED: RESCUED BY JESUS, St. Noel’s VBS 2018 adventure, takes place July 16th – 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily. Children ages 3 to entering 6th grade can attend. You can find a registration form in the kiosk, in the parish office, or print it from the parish website (https://stnoel.org/faith-formation/vacation-bible-school/). Mail your form or drop it off to the parish office by June 27th. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER SOON. Young people entering grades 7-12 and adults can volunteer. Contact Michele (440-946-1128 x121 or [email protected] ) for more information.
FREE VOICE LESSON – This summer our Director of the Music Ministry, Agnieszka (Aga) Bieniek is offering a free voice lesson to all adults from our parish 16 years old and older. For more information and to schedule your appointment please contact Agnieszka (Aga) Bieniek at [email protected] or at 440-946-1128 x119. Don’t miss this unique opportunity.
BABY BOTTLES CHANGE LIVES – Did you pick up a baby bottle? Our annual baby bottle fundraiser has begun and runs through Father’s Day. Get your bottle at the table in the narthex. The loose change you’re putting in your baby bottle for Womankind allows them to offer pregnant women in need free prenatal care and a full range of support services. For more information about Womankind, please visit www.womankindcleveland.com.
BIKE BLESSING – Rev up your motorcycle and ride over to St. Noel on Saturday, June 2nd. After the 5:00 p.m. Mass, Fr. George will offer a blessing for all riders as the cycling season begins. Please RSVP to Scott Andrew Mills if you plan to attend (440-477-5883 or www.MaverickInsurance1.com).
ALOYSIUS LITTLE FREE LIBRARY – has shared 3000 books with the Glenville community since our collection last fall. Thank you for your generous response. If you have additional books (infancy through adult) to donate, please bring them to the parish office by June 11 for the next delivery. New & gently used books only – no magazines, text books, encyclopedias, etc. Thank you!
POPE FRANCIS MOVIE – “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word” opens across the nation this week. It’s at the Atlas theatre in Mentor. See our parish website for more information.
THE 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ELEBRATION – The 50th wedding anniversary celebration Mass will be held on Sunday, July 30th at 2:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Couples are to register online at www.ccdocle.org/mfm, on the main web page, click on the link “Register for the 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration-Click Here” in a bright blue box. The deadline for registration is Monday, June 25th. For any questions contact Katie at 216-334-2978 or Jason at 216-334-2974.
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. On May 31st, Bingo, Birthdays & 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 Sunday, June 10th from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. in the Banquet Center. You can register online at www.redcrossblood.org/. See the website for details. Thanks to the Repkos for coordinating the drive!
THE FEST – The Perfect Family Fun Day This Summer – As we celebrate Memorial Day and enter into the summer season join thousands from across our region for a day of faith, family and fun (all for FREE) at The FEST. Mark your summer calendar for Sunday, August 5th and join us in Wickliffe. Come and hear the best national Christian artists: Mandisa, We are Messengers, Big Daddy Weave, and TobyMac. There are great displays, lots of activities for the kids, games and fun. It is the perfect family day. All the details can be found at: www.theFEST.us. It’s the highlight of the summer. Join us at The FEST.
HOLA FUNDRAISING DINNER – Join us for an enchanted evening with Grammy-nominated Sones De Mexico as they take us on a musical tour of Mexico. Friends of HOLA is sponsoring “A Taste of Old Mexico” on Saturday, June 16th from 6-9 p.m. at the Family Life Center in Chagrin Falls, OH. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at: holaohio.eventbrite.com. Questions? Contact Kelsey at 216-767-3442 or [email protected]. HOLA is a grassroots Latino organization based in NE Ohio.