At the beginning of this year, I asked our parishionrs to contribute to a fund to help defray the cost of replacing the roof over the kitchen in our Banquet Center. We attempted to raise $30,000 to match a $30,000 gift from a committed parishioner. Your response was wonderful. We raised $35,461 which was 119% of our goal.
The money raised will be used this summer. During the week of July 18th, the Banquet Center will be closed and the roof will be repaired. Because of your generosity and a very successful financial year in our Banquet Center, we will be able not only to replace the roof, but also the three air-conditioning units which are located on it. The present units are original to the building and therefore thirty years old. There was some concern that when they are removed from the roof for the roof repair, they may not function properly when they are repositioned because of their age. The units also use a cooling technology which is out of date and coolants which are detrimental to the environment. The new units will be more energy efficient and therefore save on energy costs.
None of this work could have been accomplished without your financial support both in the special appeal and our weekly collections. Thank you for all you do to keep our ministries active and our property functional and safe.
PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION – This weekend, our ushers will be in the Narthex to accept donations to the Peter’s Pence collection. The proceeds from this collection fund emergency-relief assistance to those throughout the world who suffer from war, oppression, and natural disasters.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Monday, July 4th.
AT HOME WITH THE WORD – We will be placing our order for At Home With The Word books by July 6th. If you would like a book, please call the parish office at 440-946-0887. The order will be placed on request basis only. The cost is $5.50.
CATHOLIC UPDATE is available in the kiosk, The theme of the July issue is “Mother Teresa of Calcutta.”
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 May 2016, we collected $1,367.11. Our expenses for May were:
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Thank you for your support!
BABY BOTTLES CHANGE LIVES – All bottles should be returned to the Church office. Bottles will be picked up this week. Thanks to all who participated! 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.
YNIA – 20/20 CLUB – Donations are still needed for the 20/20 Club to fund the summer service trip for our high school youth to Green Bay, Wisconsin, through Young Neighbors in Action. Donations can be sent to the parish office. Checks should be made out to St. Noel. Thank you for your support!
NOEL PARISH OFFICE – is in need of a volunteer on Monday evenings to greet visitors, answer phones, and perform some light office duties as needed. Please call the office at 440-946-0887 if you are interested in this opportunity to be more involved with our parish!
PICTURE DIRECTORY – Thanks to those who had their pictures taken for the directory. Our next round of photos is scheduled from August 23rd-27th. Schedule online at www.ucdir.com using the code: oh1853 and the password: stnoel2016.
CAVE QUEST VBS 2016 – Register soon! Vacation Bible School takes place July 11th – 15th, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily. Children ages 3 through entering 6th grade can attend. Find registration forms on the table in the narthex or print one at https://stnoel.org/faith-formation/vacation-bible-school/. Drop your form off or mail it to the parish office. Deadline for registration is July 7th.
VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Young people entering grades 7-12 and adults can volunteer at Vacation Bible School. Contact Michele (440-946-1128, ext. 121 or [email protected]).
2-LITER BOTTLES – Having a grad party or family picnic? Recycle your empty 2-liter bottles with VBS! You may drop off your bottles at the parish office. Bonus points if you rinse them and remove the labels!
NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR – The next Neighbor to Neighbor meal is Thursday, July 7th in the Banquet Center. Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. Please come and enjoy a meal with our neighbors; your presence is important. Interested in helping? Contact Sharon Waltermire at [email protected]. The Neighbor to Neighbor Meal is supported through the Social Justice Fund. Online contributions are available at https://stnoel.org/social-justice/.
GIRLS’ BOOK CLUB – will gather again on Tuesday, July 19th from 6:30-8:00pm. The book being discussed is “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. Girls in grades 6-12, signup on the kiosk if you would like to attend. For more information about this title, visit www.commonsensemedia.org or contact Erica Zalar.
NOEL FOOD PANTRY – Now is the perfect time to support the pantry. Please pick up a blue grocery bag in the narthex, fill it with non-perishable food, and return it to St. Noel. Our pantry served 47 families during the month of April. Thanks to all who support the pantry. Remember, online donation is always available at https://stnoel.org/social-justice/.
PEACE PRAYER VIGIL – In a few weeks both of our major political parties will be gathering for their conventions. In anticipation of these events, the Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study is sponsoring a Peace Prayer Vigil on Sunday evening, July 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in our chapel. There will be brief prayer services at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8 p.m. In between there will be an opportunity for silent prayer. Please consider participating for 10 minutes or for the entire two hours, whatever time frame suits your schedule.
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at 12:00 Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. The activities for the month of June are Bingo and conversation. On July 7th, at 12:30 p.m.,luncheon menu: BBQ ribs, potato salad, baked beans and desert. For tickets, call Theresa Durik at 440-585-9088. Cost is $8.00 (extra ½ $5.00). Deadline for tickets and payment is June 27th. No Meeting on July 14th. On July 21st, Bingo. On July 28th, Bingo, Birthdays and Anniversaries. Bring something for the Food Pantry and get a 50/50 ticket. Everyone is welcome!
A PLACE FOR MOM – Making the transition to senior living can be stressful. A Place for Mom offers free services to families to help identify the living option that best suits their needs. If you’re interested in learning what A Place for Mom can do for you, please contact Tiffany Morgan at 216-870-0555 or [email protected]. Brochures are in the kiosk.
LADIES’ DAISY GOLF CLASSIC XXII – (Sponsored by The Christ Child Society of The Western Reserve) On Monday, July 11th, join us at Pineridge Country Club for 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Fun games, goody bag, prizes and raffle. For more information visit www.christchildwesternreserve.org or call Dee Cann at 440-516-0490. Registration deadline is Friday, July 1st.
DIVINE WORD 2016 ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE – Will be held July 14th and 15th from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., July 16th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Donations will be accepted in the lower level entrance of Hanson Hall beginning July 8th through July 11th from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call Olivia Ockuly (440)-256-1774.
METAL RECYCLING – Divine Word Church, in conjunction with their annual Rummage Sale, will be recycling metal and electronics from July 14th -16th at 8100 Eagle Road in Kirtland. Other than CRT (tube) TVs, all metal and electronic devices are acceptable. See the kiosk for details.
IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL – has a job opening for an administrative assistant in the Campus Ministry office. This is a part-time position beginning with the 2016-17 school year. For a complete job profile, visit www.ignatius.edu/employment. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].
ROOT BEER FLOAT SOCIAL – We invite you to meet your new neighbors at Avalon Adult Day Center for a Free Good Ole’ Fashioned Root Beer Float Social on Saturday, July 9th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Center is right around the corner at 2770 SOM Center Road, Willoughby Hills. For more information please call (440) 569-1254. Avalon Adult Day Center is a professionally staffed Adult Day Center for seniors providing peace of mind & respite for caregivers, while “Club Members” enjoy Socialization, Group & Individual Activities, Health & Wellness Programs.
CATHOLIC FAMILY FESTIVAL – Looking for EVERYTHING for a great family day this summer all in one place? Join us for The FEST on Sunday, August 7th on the grounds of the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe. The 56 acre campus becomes the home of our 16th Annual Catholic Family FESTival. It’s a day that celebrates faith and family. It’s fun and it’s FREE. Join thousands from across the region for national Christian bands (Newsboys, Michael W. Smith, Matthew West, and Lauren Daigle) along with great faith-based activities and interactive displays for the whole family- EVERYTHING. The day ends with an outdoor Mass at 8 p.m. followed by an incredible American Fireworks display. Check it out online – www.theFEST.us. It’s FREE. Everyone is welcome! The FEST is the perfect family day.