For 20 years St. Noel has sponsored a benefit dinner to support St. Augustine Hunger Center. This year two members of our parish have undertaken the responsibility to see that the tradition continues. I would like to thank Claire Pattie and Barb Brandt for assuming this role and ask you for your support.
On a daily basis, the St. Augustine Hunger Center in Cleveland serves 500-600 meals and provides clothing, rental assistance, utility help, advocacy for disabled people, and crisis intervention to families and individuals in need. It has been a very difficult year for the St. Augustine Hunger Center as they have been overwhelmed by the needs of families that have been hurt by the economy and problems related to low paying jobs and layoffs.
The annual dinner St. Noel hosts allows us to spread the word about the St. Augustine Hunger Center, to share a meal together with the St. Augustine and St. Noel communities, and to provide much needed financial support for the Center.
As we begin to plan for this year’s St. Augustine Benefit Dinner on October 20th, we are asking for others to join our support of the St. Augustine Hunger Center by helping with our auction/raffle items. We are accepting any small or large items to use: from a $5.00 gift certificate to a time-share vacation in the Bahamas!
Thank you for your support!
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Monday, July 4th.
SOCIAL JUSTICE COLLECTION – This weekend, our ushers will be in the Narthex to accept your donations to our Social Justice Fund.
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.
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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Do you still need to register your child? You can stop in to do this at the parish office, or print out a registration form from our website (stnoel.org) and drop it off to the office. Registration ends THIS Thursday, July 7th. Questions? Contact Michele ([email protected] or 440-946-1128, x121).
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED – Are you an adult or young person (who has completed grade 6) who would like to volunteer for VBS? Contact Michele ([email protected] or 440-946-1128, x121).
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!
BLOOD DRIVE VOLUNTEERS – Our next blood drive is scheduled for August 14th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Can you serve for an hour that morning? Please call Anthony to help.
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.
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. Spaghetti sauce is a big need right now. Our pantry served 59 households during the month of June. 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.
LION’S CLUB EYE GLASS COLLECTION – You will notice a new bin located outside the food pantry to collect used eye glasses.
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at 12:00 Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. On July 7th, at 12:30 p.m., luncheon menu: BBQ ribs, potato salad, baked beans and dessert. 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.
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.
THE FEST- EVERYTHING – In just over one month, thousands from across the region will come together for FEST 2016 — our Catholic Family FESTival. Come on Sunday, August 7th from noon until 10 p.m. for great music – Newsboys, Michael W. Smith, Matthew West, and Lauren Daigle. Visit over 150 activities and displays. Stop by the Marcs Mom’s Relaxation Station for over 150,000 giveaways for moms. Dads can stop by the Dad’s Den for inspiration and resources on how to be a strong man of faith. The FEST is a day of faith, family and fun- EVERYTHING- and it’s all for FREE thanks to Marc’s, Notre Dame College, Barons Bus Lines, Cleveland.com, PNC Bank, Sherwood Foods, and Sanctuary Health Network. Parking is close and convenient. Get all the details at: www.theFEST.us or call The FEST Office at 440.943.7662. Join us at the Center for Pastoral Leadership (28700 Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe) for The FEST!
CLARE OF LYNDHURST CLASS OF 1966 – is having a 50 year reunion on August 20th. The event is at Play Arcade (formerly Mayland Theatre) at 7:00 p.m. and the cost is $35. Please contact one of us for reservations: Patty (Falcone) Vanek, 440-759-6510 or [email protected]; Frank Wroblewski, 440-461-0349 or [email protected]; or Chris Burton, 216-390-0333 or [email protected]. Please tell other classmates. Reservation deadline is August 1st.
VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY GOLF OUTING FOR HUNGER RELIEF JULY 29TH – Whether you’re an avid golfer or just enjoy the great outdoors, join us for OUTDRIVE HUNGER on Friday, July 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Grantwood Golf Course, 38855 Aurora Rd., Solon. The outing will raise money to feed the 13,000 people who turn to our food pantries for nourishment each month. For tickets call 216-696-6525 ext. 3570 or order online www.svdpcle.org.