During the week of July 7-12, St. Noel will be sending eleven high school teens, and three adult volunteers to Buffalo, New York to participate in a service trip through Young Neighbors in Action. It promises to be an extraordinary week of service, learning, and growing in our faith.
The young people participating are:
Andrew Boothe Joe Pahoresky
Gabriella Cicerini Eve Pahoresky
Natalie Fullerman Noah Pohlhammer
Katie Gambino Maddi Whitticar
Daniel Guban Audrey Zorman
Thanks to the generosity and support of the parishioners at St. Noel, we were able to raise $4,486 of the $7,200 needed through our annual “20-20 Club.” If you would still like to donate, please turn checks into the parish office with YNIA in the memo line.
Our group will receive a blessing and head off to Buffalo on Sunday, July 7th right after attending the 9:00 a.m. Mass together. When we return, the young people will host a sharing session on Sunday, July 14th at 10:15 a.m. in the Small Hall. Please mark your calendars and join us on one or both of these days!
Please pray for the participants and adult leaders, that they have a fun, faith-filled, and safe trip to Buffalo.
BLOOD DRIVE – Our blood drive is this weekend, Sunday, June 23rd in the Large Hall from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Schedule online at redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome.
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! Just a few copies remain.
SOCIAL JUSTICE/ST. AUGUSTINE – On Sunday, June 30th, 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.
DRIVER NEEDED – A married couple in the parish is in need of transportation to medical appointments and other errands once or twice a week. They would like to pay someone for their assistance. Please contact Anthony (946-1128 x122) if you can help.
VBS REGISTRATION CLOSES THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 28 – Children ages 3 to entering 6th grade are invited to attend “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. 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/). Bring your form to the parish office by 5pm on June 28th. Young people entering grades 7-12 and adults can volunteer. Contact Michele (440-946-1128 x121 or [email protected] ) for more information.
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 736 people with the equivalent of nearly 7,000 meals. Currently, we are in need of jelly, 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].
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.
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.
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL 29TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL – is June 28, 29, & 30. 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.
BE A PART OF SOMETHING AMAZING – The FEST is looking for 350 people to be a part of The FEST choir which will help lead the music and songs for thousands of people at the Mass with Bishop Perez on Sunday, August 4th at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe. Many voices coming together will make a joyful sound for the Lord and for all who join us. Be a part of this amazing group! To learn more or to sign up go to www.theFEST.us/volunteer. Interested in auditioning to be a cantor? Contact Matt Fodor ([email protected]) for more information. Every generation is welcome to join the choir at The FEST. For more information about this FREE day of faith, family and fun, go to www.theFEST.us.
BEDE CHURCH – will be hosting a GriefShare program on Wednesdays, July 31st-September 25th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. This Christian-based program offers guidance, support and encouragement to those dealing with the death of a loved one. Workbooks are $20; scholarships are available. RSVP to 440-257-5544.
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.
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