I am pleased to announce that we have received word from the Office of the Bishop that Bishop Nelson Perez has scheduled my installation as pastor of St. Noel at the celebration of the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 30th, the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, just one day shy of the date Saint Noel Chabanel was canonized in 1930 by Pope Pius XI on June 29th, in Rome.
“When a new pastor is appointed for a parish it is appropriate that he be publicly installed by a liturgical rite” (Order for the Installation of a Pastor, 2012). This celebration is one of great significance within parish life. The bishop is the usual celebrant of this rite, and it will be the first time our parish community of Saint Noel officially welcomes Bishop Perez since his installation as the eleventh Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland on September 5, 2017.
A parish reception will follow in the Banquet Center. All are warmly invited and encouraged to attend. Together with my own family, I look forward to welcoming our bishop and sharing in this joyful celebration with each of you!
In the United States, the term pastor, from the Latin, shepherd, is used by Catholics for what in other English-speaking countries is called a parish priest. Priests are politely and reverently addressed as, Father, as the priest is supposed to be a good spiritual dad. As I received this appointment, I have shared: my prayer, with time, is that I am able to live up to both that role and expectation for each of you.
This weekend, as we honor our fathers, living and deceased, and indeed all men who have loved us with a father’s love, know that I make your intentions my own, and through the intercession of Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus, may your prayers be granted according to God’s will and in God’s time.
With a father’s love,
PRAYER LIST – Next weekend, June 23rd, we will begin our new prayer list, printed on the back of the bulletin. If you or a family member would like to be added or remain on the prayer list, please contact the parish office (440-946-0887.)
TAKE OUT MAGAZINE – Families can look in the kiosk to find the June issue of Take Out: Family Faith on the Go entitled “God-given Gifts.” In this edition you can find 4 ways to encourage your kids to explore and expand their natural gifts this summer…and more!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Registration is now open for “ROAR: LIFE IS WILD, GOD IS GOOD,” our St. Noel VBS 2019 adventure that takes place July 15th – 19th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily. Children ages 3 to entering 6th grade are invited to 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 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.
FREE FRESH PRODUCE – Our next senior market is scheduled for this Monday, June 17th from 2-4 p.m. in the Banquet Center. Please spread the word. Our May market served 144 people.
LEAF – Our next LEAF meeting is this Monday, June 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Nativity Room. If you have a loved one who is incarcerated, consider attending LEAF (Listening, Empowering, Assisting Families). 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.
DEATH PENALTY FILM SCREENING – Don’t miss the film screening on Tuesday, June 18th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the St. Noel Banquet Center, 35200 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills. We will view the film, “In the Executioner’s Shadow”, and follow with a discussion on capital punishment. The film documents the lives of 2 individuals and 1 married couple impacted by the death penalty. To learn more about the film, visit stnoel.org or intheexecutionersshadow.com.
BLOOD DRIVE – Our next blood drive is coming in one week, June 23rd. Schedule online at redcrossblood.org.
BABY BOTTLES CHANGE LIVES – Thanks to all who supported the baby bottle fundraiser this year. Please return your bottles (whether filled or not) ASAP. For more information about Womankind, please visit www.womankindcleveland.com.
N2N MEAL – No meal in July. Don’t forget to RSVP to Anthony for our evening of reflection on July 2nd.
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS – So far in 2019, the pantry has served 647 people with the equivalent of nearly 6,000 meals. Currently, we are in need of pasta sauce in jars, baking items, and boxed dessert mixes – cakes, brownies, cookies. Thanks to all who support the pantry!!
CURIOUS ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH? THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A CATHOLIC? – If so, RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) might be just for you! Adults from all faith traditions or those with no religious background at all are welcome to participate in our gatherings. In the first phase of the RCIA process, no commitment is required. We simply meet in an informal atmosphere of conversation and sharing, where you are free to ask any questions you have about the Catholic Church, its traditions and its worship, and explore where God might be leading you. Your questions, experiences and thoughts are the basis of these sessions. In addition, we will discuss what the Church teaches about the Bible, spirituality and ways of expressing our faith. If you or someone you know might be interested in inquiring about the Catholic faith, please call the parish office at 440-946-0887.
CEDAR POINT TRIP – If you are in grades 6-12, you are invited to go on our annual Cedar Point trip! Mark your calendar. This year we will be going on Sunday, August 4th. The cost will be $50 per person. Payment and permission slip forms will be due by June 30 to the parish office. Please email Kaitlin if you plan to attend at [email protected].
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – has made a difference in the lives of the 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 an additional person to fill the 3:00-4:00 p.m. time slot. If you are free and would like to experience this, please call Jan at 440-951-5593 or the parish office at 440-946-0887. If you are unable to make a definite commitment, please stop in anytime during Eucharistic Adoration and you will be richly blessed.
THE BEST FATHER’S DAY GIFT – The best gift you can give is your time. This Father’s Day weekend, make sure to invite Dad (and the rest of your family) to spend time at The FEST on Sunday, August 4th. This year there will again be a Man Cave which will be packed with games and recliners for dads to relax. Be sure to also check out the excellent live music from artists like Jordan Feliz, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, and Casting Crowns. For more information about the day’s activities, or ways you can help, visit www.theFEST.us
CHRIST CHILD SOCIETY OF THE WESTERN RESERVE – is accepting registrations for the 25th Annual Daisy Classic Golf Outing for women to be held at Pine Ridge Country Club, July 15th. Individual package is $110 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, greens fee, cart and dinner. All proceeds support the needs of Lake County children. Information on corporate and hole sponsorships, as well as the registration form, can be found at Christchildwesternreserve.org.
A CROSS-CULTURAL CONVERSATION – about racism in America is being sponsored by the Prayer Team at Advent Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 22nd, from 9:30 – noon. See the flyer on the kiosk for more details.
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL 29TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL is June 28, 29, & 30, 2019. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to Midnight and Sunday, 1 until 9 p.m. Home cooked Ethnic food, games, Amusement Rides, Air-conditioned Casino, Chinese Auction, Live Entertainment, lots of fun for all! GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE, 1st Place $10,000 Cash, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $500 each. Entertainment: Rock the House Live June 28 – 5:00 p.m.-Midnight, Sumrada June 29 – 5:00 p.m.-Midnight, and Polka Pirates June 30th 1-4:00 p.m., Dr. U. R. Awesome – Professional Bubbleologist 4-5:00 p.m., and Velvet Shake 5-9:00 p.m. One of the largest Festivals around.
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