In a continued effort to continue the healing process for all those sexually abused by a member of the clergy as well as for the entire Church, Bishop Nelson Perez has directed that an updated list of those accused be published on the diocesan website.
While this information has been available on the diocesan website since April 2002, the Bishop directed that it now be compiled in list format and include any name of a diocesan cleric, whether living or deceased, against whom substantial allegations of child abuse has been made.
You can access the list at www.dioceseofcleveland.org/healing, and I encourage you to read through it including the definition of terms provided prior to the list of names. Understanding the language used will be helpful.
Reflecting on the list should serve as a reminder of the terrible damage inflicted on innocent members of our church family by those in positions of trust and authority and of the ongoing need for prayer and advocacy. Restoring lost trust requires both time and effort. Through God’s grace, may this publication lead to greater healing for our Church and for those victims whom we love.
NOEL IS SEEKING A YOUTH MINISTER – Interested candidates may review the Youth Minister (Part Time) job description on our website: https://stnoel.org/ or, at the Diocese of Cleveland’s website: https://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/offices/human-resources/employment-opportunities/category/parishes.
Interested candidates should mail their resume to:
Fr. Terry Grachanin
St. Noel Church
35200 Chardon Rd.
Willoughby Hills, OH. 44094
UPCOMING CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES – A letter with information about Confirmation preparation was mailed to those who will be in ninth grade this fall. When you receive the letter, please be sure to promptly reply as instructed by July 15th. If you are expecting to prepare for Confirmation and did not receive a letter, please contact Kaitlin (440-946-1128 ext. 120 or [email protected]).
SOCIAL JUSTICE COLLECTION – This weekend our ushers will be in the Narthex to accept your donations to the Social Justice Fund.
FILM SCREENING – We had an excellent discussion at our screening of, In The Executioner’s Shadow, last month. The film is available to borrow. Please contact Anthony, if interested. Capital punishment remains an important topic in our state and in our country.
FREE FRESH PRODUCE – Our next senior market is scheduled for Monday, July 15th from 2-4 p.m. in the Banquet Center. Please spread the word. Our June market served 142 people.
LEAF – Our next LEAF meeting is Monday, July 15th 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.
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS – So far in 2019, the pantry has served 789 people with the equivalent of over 7,100 meals. Currently, we are in need of jelly and pasta sauce in jars. 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.
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.
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.
PASSING ON VALUES OF FAITH & FAMILY – The theme for The FEST this year is Generations of Faith and Family – what better way to pass on values of faith and family than by spending time together in service? As we prepare for an amazing day of faith, family, and fun on Sunday, August 4th, consider signing up to volunteer with your family. There are opportunities for everyone to be a part of this great day! For more information and to sign up, visit www.theFEST.us/volunteer. There’s something for every age and generation at The FEST. Check out the website to learn more about the amazing bands and over 150 activities, crafts and displays that will be at The FEST – www.theFEST.us.
FLOCK OF FRIENDSHIP (Singles 40 and over) – On Friday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m., join us for our monthly game night at St. Paschal’s Life Center. This is one of our best attended events and is good for old and new members. Please bring a snack to share, money for pizza, and your favorite game. RSVP Jim at 440-227-9189 to let him know you are coming.
ALL SOULS CEMETERY – The Catholic Cemeteries Association invites you to attend a 1-hour pre-planning seminar, special pricing on Saturday, July 13th at 1 p.m. All Souls Cemetery – 10366 Chardon Road, Chardon. Learn in a group or discuss one-on-one with a Family Service Representative and receive a free Personal Reference Guide. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP 216/641-7575 ext. 4
COPING WITH LIFE ALONE – Are you trying to figure out how to cope with your life as a separated, divorced, or widowed person? It can be a lot and sometimes overwhelming. Join us for Coping with Life Alone to start a new journey. Men and women are welcome to be a part of this day. This one-day experience is on Saturday, July 20th at Saint Charles Borromeo Parish Activity Center – located at 5891 Ridge Road, Parma. Start time is 9:00 a.m. (arrival between 8:30 and 8:50 a.m.) and ends at 3:45 p.m. with an option for 4:00 p.m. Mass at Saint Charles to end the day. Simple breakfast as well as lunch will be served. Cost is only $15.
Complete this simple Google form to register: https://forms.gle/rrMhYHLi8p7YFB9T6
Questions or to register by phone, please call Eileen Updegrove at 216-299-8782.
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