At the founding of our parish community, members built an outdoor chapel on our grounds in which Mass could be celebrated.
Since the chapel is not large enough to accommodate our weekend assemblies, we use it on weekdays and holidays. We will be celebrating weekday Masses in the outdoor chapel on the following days this summer (weather permitting):
Friday, June 16th
Tuesday, July 4th
Friday, July 14th
Tuesday, August 1st
Friday, August 18th
Monday, September 4th – Labor Day
There will be a day to clean up the outdoor chapel on Saturday, June 3rd, beginning at 8:30 a.m. If you are willing to help, please call the parish office.
I invite all of you to join us for liturgy on these days. If you have a problem with steps, you may reach the chapel more easily through the church. You can also use the chapel for private prayer at any time.
There is a real beauty in worshiping God in the midst of God’s creation. Mark your calendars and join us for worship this summer in our outdoor chapel.
SHARING THE MYSTERY – This Sunday we celebrate “Sharing the Mystery.” Our First Communion children are invited to wear their communion attire to Mass and be part of the opening and closing processions. After Mass, they invite you to join them in the Lower Level so that they can share their story with you. Visit their tables, meet them and their families, view their scrapbooks, taste their traditional family breads, ask them questions, and even share a memory of your own first communion with them. Please take a few moments of your busy weekend to stop and talk to them…the children will appreciate the gift of your presence.
THE MUSIC MINISTRY SPRING CONCERT – (formerly known as the Pentecost Concert) will be held this Sunday, May 21st at 4:00 p.m. Come enjoy our Youth and Adult Bell Choirs, Concert Choir, and the St. Noel Choir. Concert is free and open to the public. Please come and bring your friends and family. We invite you to celebrate these wonderful festivities of music and prayer.
SOCIAL JUSTICE/ST. AUGUSTINE – On Sunday, May 28th, our volunteers will be serving the meal at the St. Augustine Hunger Center. There is a sign-up sheet on the kiosk if you are able to lend a hand.
OUTDOOR CHAPEL CLEANUP – Once again, we are looking for volunteers to assist with the cleanup of the outdoor chapel on Saturday, June 3rd. If you or your family is interested in helping, grab your rakes and leaf blowers. Call the parish office at 440-946-0887 if you are able to lend a hand.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – MAKER FUN FACTORY, St. Noel’s 2017 VBS adventure, takes place July 10th – 14th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily. Children ages 3 to entering 6th grade can attend. You can find info and print a registration form at https://stnoel.org/faith-formation/vacation-bible-school/. Mail your form or register at the table in the narthex after all Masses the weekend of June 3 & 4. Registration ends June 28th. 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.
PICTURE DIRECTORY – The picture directories are here and available in the narthex. Directories are available for current parishioners only. PLEASE…one directory per family. A big, huge thank you to Leslie Barni, Cheryl duLaney, and Anna Armstrong. The directory would not have happened without them.
HELP WITH BAGELS – Since December 2016, we’ve picked up and distributed 1,950 lbs. of bagels. That’s a ton!! Thanks to Rich Beckwith, Carole Lester, Ingrid Andrusaitis, and Bonita Krivacic for their dedication. We’re looking for one more person to pick up bagels from Brueggers in Willoughby (near Heinens) on Friday mornings. Please call Anthony (440-946-1128 x 122) if you’re interested.
CAMP YAC – Registration for Camp YAC has begun and runs until May 22nd. This day-camp, hosted by St. Noel, takes place June 12th-16th and is open to all youth currently in grades 6-8. High school students are encouraged to apply to serve as Camp Counselors. Informational brochures, camper registration and counselor applications can be found in the kiosk.
JULY 2017 HOSPITALITY SERVERS NEEDED! The Hospitality Committee needs more volunteers to serve coffee, punch and doughnuts at the 11:00 Mass. The commitment is for once every four or five weeks beginning in July 2017. Please call Betty Louis 440-942-4009 or St. Noel office 440-946-0887 if you are interested in serving.
FAMILIES PREPARING YOUTH FOR CONFIRMATION – A letter was mailed with information about Confirmation preparation. The preparation will begin this upcoming fall. When you receive the letter, please be sure to promptly reply as instructed. If you are expecting to prepare for Confirmation and did not receive this letter, please contact Erica (440-946-1128, ext.120) and leave a message with your name, your teen’s name, and your contact information.
FREE FRESH PRODUCE – Our senior market on Monday, May 15th was the biggest to date; we served 60 individual households and 108 total people. Thanks to all our volunteers. Our next market is Monday, June 19th. Please spread the word.
FRESH THYME MARKET – Did you know that St. Noel picks up donated food from the Fresh Thyme Market two days a week? We’re grateful for their generosity and encourage you to stop by Golden Gate and check them out. If you’re interested in picking up food for our Food Pantry (and beyond), please call Anthony (440-946-1128, ext. 120).
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.
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. Activities are: On May 25th, Bingo, Birthdays and Anniversaries. Bring something for the food pantry and receive a free 50/50 ticket. Everyone is welcome!
UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVE – Have you signed up to donate blood? Our next blood drive is Sunday, June 11th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Banquet Center. You can register online at www.redcrossblood.org/. Can you help staff a blood drive? St. Noel hosts 4 blood drives/year and we need additional help to continue. Please call Anthony (440-946-1128 x 122) if you can help.
CENACLE OF PRAYER – On Tuesday, May 23rd, 8:30 a.m. at St. Clare Church, 5659 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst there will be a Cenacle of Prayers immediately after Mass. We will be praying for our Holy Father, Cardinals, Bishops, all priests, and religious vocations. We will remember the intentions of the Blessed Mother.
HOPE CHEST TRUSTEE – the Hope Chest in Painesville provides clean clothing and new shoes, socks and underwear to school children in Lake County so that they may attend school with dignity and pride. Hope Chest is completely volunteer run and is currently looking to expand their Board of Trustees. If you’re looking to be a part of an excellent organization in the County, please consider being a part of their Board. You can contact Anthony in the parish office or email Hope Chest directly at: [email protected].
50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – Mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 30th at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Registrations are now being accepted for couples married 50 years. Forms are available in the kiosk or the parish office. The deadline for registration is Monday, June 19th. Please return the completed form to the parish office.
“IS THE JUSTICE SYSTEM JUST” held at St. Mary Magdalene Church (Willowick) at 6:30 p.m. on May 23rd, (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Judge John O’Donnell, Lake County Prosecutor Chuck Coulsen and Chief of the Wickliffe Police will discuss the process of our legal system in Lake County from the point of arrest to prosecution and sentencing. Please attend this program and join in the dialogue with leaders from our community.
CHRIST CHILD SOCIETY OF THE WESTERN RESERVE – is looking for “Caring Christian Women” to attend an Informational Coffee on Friday, September 8th at 1:00 p.m. in St. Gabriel’s Church community room. If you are a woman of faith and want an opportunity to broaden your friendships while serving the children of Lake County, you will want to attend. To receive an invitation and answer any questions, please call Patty O’Reilly at 440-231-4912 or Joyce Buchanan at 216-486-2176.
THE CONCERT OF THE SUMMER – There are a TON of great concerts headed to Cleveland this summer, but none are going to be as memorable—or as full of LIFE—as THE FEST. Join us for the FREE event of the summer on August 6th from 12 noon until 10:00 p.m. at The Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe. The FEST lineup this year is full of great Christian artists, including for King and Country, Matt Maher, Crowder and Laura Story. We’ll also have a ton of engaging activities and displays for the entire family. Of course, The FEST would not be complete without the outdoor Mass, starting at 8:00 p.m. For more information, go online to: www.theFEST.us.
MONTHLY DINNER CLUB – The DeJohn Funeral Home monthly dinner club is a great opportunity to find fellowship, connect with other individuals and families that have recently experienced loss, share life stories, or keep in touch with old – and new – friends. The dinner club is open to anyone and is meeting at Mario Fazio’s (34400 Chardon Rd) on Tuesday, May 30th at 6:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend; guests may spend according to their budget as dinner may be purchased direct off the menu. Please register by May 24th at https://www.dejohnfuneral.com/grief-dinner-club/.