During the week of July 8th – 14th, Heather Dudek and I will be taking nine high school teens to Chicago, IL. to participate in a service trip through Young Neighbors in Action. It promises to be an extraordinary week of service, learning, and growing in the faith.
The young people participating are:
Thanks to the generosity and support of the parishioners at St. Noel, we were able to raise $3,118 of the $5,795 needed through our annual “20-20 Club.” If you would still like to donate, please turn checks in to the parish office written to St. Noel Church with YNIA in the memo line.
Please pray for the participants and adult leaders, that they have a fun, faith-filled, and safe trip to Chicago.
PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION – This weekend our ushers will be in the narthex to accept your donations. The donations provide Pope Francis the funds to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression, and disasters.
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 2018, we collected $1,174.23. Our expenses for May were:
Thank you for your support!
USHERS NEEDED – We are in need of additional ushers for the 5 p.m. Mass. Your commitment would be one Saturday per month. If interested contact Jim Klements at 440-442-2744.
BABY BOTTLES CHANGE LIVES – If you still have a baby bottle (empty or full) please return it to the church office ASAP.
TAKE OUT MAGAZINE – Families can look in the kiosk to find the summer issue of Take Out magazine, along with a list of opportunities to EXPLORE this summer.
AT HOME WITH THE WORD – Orders for “At Home With the Word” books will be placed on July 31st. If you are interested in having a copy of the book, please call the parish office (440-946-0887) to place your order. Payment of $7.25 per book will be due once the order arrives.
IF YOU’RE CURIOUS ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH – or if you have thought about becoming a Catholic, our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) might just be 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 will be free to ask any questions you may have about the Catholic Church, its traditions or worship, and discuss where God might be leading you. These sessions are designed so that your questions and experiences are paramount to our discussion. In addition, we will focus on 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.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB – All those participating in the book club this summer are asked to read the novel The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton. We will meet to have snacks and discuss this book sometime in late July. Watch the bulletin for more details! Happy Reading! Please email Kaitlin if you are interested in joining or have any questions at [email protected].
CEDAR POINT – Youth Ministry is hosting a trip to Cedar Point on Sunday, July 29th and all young people in grades 6-12 are invited! We will leave from St. Noel at 8 a.m. and return to St. Noel at 12 a.m. Tickets are $61, and checks can be made out to St. Noel. Be sure to pack a lunch that we will eat at the park and bring money for dinner. Snacks will be available throughout the day. Sign-up by contacting Sean McCafferty ([email protected]). Permission slips and payment are due by July 9th. Permission slips can be found in the kiosk or parish office.
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.
IMMIGRATION – See the St. Noel website for links to various Church statements regarding the current immigration injustices in our country. The Church has not remained silent, and as followers of Jesus, we are called to informed action.
NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR MEAL – Join us at the next N2N meal on Thursday, July 5th. 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!
LEAF – Our next LEAF meeting is Monday, July 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference 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
FREE FRESH PRODUCE – Our next senior market is scheduled for Monday, July 16th from 2-4 p.m. in the Banquet Center. Please spread the word. Our June market served over 137 people.
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. On July 5th, Bingo. On July 12th, Luncheon and Bingo, Menu: ribs, potato salad, baked beans and dessert. Cost is $7.00, cost for extra half of rib $5.00. Contact Theresa Durik at 440-585-9088. Deadline for luncheon payment is July 9th. No meeting on July 19th (Vacation Bible School). On July 26th, Bingo, Birthdays & Anniversaries, bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Pantry and receive a free 50/50 ticket. Everyone is welcome!
IMMIGRATION 101 – Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 31st at 7:00 p.m. in the Banquet Center for an informative evening presented by HOLA, a grassroots organization in NE Ohio advocating for the rights of immigrants and their families. The presentation will address current immigration law and policy, debunk myths regarding the impact of recent immigrants to our country, and answer your questions. This will be an important evening for anyone interested in learning more about what’s happening right in our area and throughout the United States.
UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVE – Our next blood drive is Sunday, August 12th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Banquet Center. We are looking for volunteers to help coordinate these drives. Please contact Anthony if interested.
COMMONWEAL LOCAL COMMUNITIES – The next Commonweal gathering on Monday, July 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Resurrection Room, will discuss the article “On Women in the Early Church’ by Michael Peppard. You do not need to be a subscriber to attend, but you must pre-register. If interested, email your name and parish to Jack Rakosky ([email protected]). Learn more at: https://pages.commonwealmagazine.org/clc/
MARY CHARDON FESTIVAL – Old-fashioned family style fun with homemade food, rides, casino, games and live entertainment every day. Join us next weekend, July 6-8th at St. Mary’s Church, 401 North St., Chardon. Check out the full schedule at stmaryfestivalchardon.org.
THE REASON TO CELEBRATE – This coming week we gather with family and friends to celebrate our freedom as a country. It’s a highlight of the summer. Even more, bring your family and friends to the best event of the summer – The FEST – on Sunday, August 5th. It’s a day of faith, family and fun – all for FREE.
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 closing Mass with Bishop Perez. 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.
GRIEF SUPPORT – St. Bede in Mentor will host GriefShare, an eight-week grief-support group, on Thursdays, July 12th to August 30th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. GriefShare is a Christian-based program whose goal is to offer guidance, support and encouragement to those who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Workbooks are $20; scholarships are available if you are unable to meet this cost. For planning purposes, please RSVP to St. Bede Parish (440-257-5544) and leave your name, phone number and the relationship to your lost loved one.
PROTECT LIFE – The U.S. Bishops have urged support for the “Protect Life Rule” which restricts how Title X federal funds can be used. See the St. Noel website to take action.