The St. Noel Clambake, “CLAMS & MORE”, will take place on Sunday, October 2nd from Noon to 3:00 p.m. As always, the menu will include: clam chowder and broth, 1 dozen clams, roast chicken, parsley buttered redskin potatoes, corn on the cob, and rolls & butter. We call our clambake “CLAMS & MORE” because it also includes tossed salad, kielbasa and sauerkraut, and assorted cakes. The cost of the meal is $26 per person and is “all you can eat” except for the clams. Additional clams may be purchased for $8.00 a dozen. Children 6 -12 are $13.00 per child.
It will be of great assistance to our parish if you reach out to family and friends and ask them to join you at the clambake. The menu allows even those who do not enjoy clams to experience a full meal. Reservations can be made at 440-946-6635. Please pick up the phone, text your friends and use your facebook pages to tell those you know that fall is here and it is time for “CLAMS & MORE” at St. Noel.
SUNDAY PARISH OFFICE VOLUNTEER NEEDED – This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved, and interact with the parish community on Sundays between Masses. This meaningful position would allow you be the “go to” person for those attending Mass. This position would work well for a person who attends Mass on Sundays, and is willing to give an hour of their time. Please call the Parish Office 440-946-0887 if this may be good fit for you!
USHER NEEDED – We are in need of an additional usher for the 5:00 p.m. Mass. Commitment is once a month. Schedules are provided a year in advance. Please call the parish office, 440-946-0887, if you are interested in helping out.
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 August 2016, we collected $3,657.73. Our expenses for August were:
|Neighbor to Neighbor||629.23|
|Our Daily Bread||25.00|
Thank you for your support.
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD – This program for children ages 3-5 and Kindergarten begins on Sunday, October 2nd during the 9:00 a.m. Mass. A calendar and registration form can be found in the kiosk or on the parish website (stnoel.org).
YNIA – Registration for next summer’s high school service trip for “Young Neighbors in Action” has begun. Registration forms can be found in the kiosk.
PRIME TIME – All teens in grades 9-12 are invited! Prime Time starts on Sunday, October 2nd and takes place between the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Calendars and registration forms can be found in the kiosk or on the parish website (stnoel.org).
LIVING ROSARY – ministry will start in October, the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary.This prayer group will require you to pray one decade of the rosary every day throughout the month. Next month you will be assigned to pray the next decade of the rosary. This ministry will join eleven million other people praying the living rosary every day all around the world. This way we will connect with each other through prayer and keep a full rosary prayer alive every day. If you are interested in this ministry leave your name, phone number and e-mail address for Agnieszka (Aga) Bieniek at [email protected] or 440-946-1128 ext.119.
PARISH DAYTIME RETREAT will be on Wednesday, October 5th, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. “Living Mindfully” will be facilitated by members of the retreat ministry. Sign up on the kiosk or call Fran at 440-625-1228. There is no charge. For those who are able, a $6.00 donation to cover the cost of lunch is suggested. All are welcome!
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERIES – Our St. Noel Bereavement Ministry invites anyone coping with the loss of a family member or friend to attend a 5-week support series beginning Saturday, October 1st. The series will assist people in their grieving and offer opportunities for discussion and prayer. Sessions will begin at 10:00 a.m. Please register by calling the parish office (440-946-0887); flyers are available in the kiosk.
THE ST. AUGUSTINE BENEFIT DINNER/AUCTION – Will be on Thursday, October 20th at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Noel Banquet Center. The deadline for reservations is October 10th – return your reply cards and raffle ticket donations as soon as possible. If you have any items for the silent auction or want to make a cash donation, please bring them to the Parish Office. If you would like to place an ad in the event program, please email Laurie at [email protected].
BEGIN THE CONVERSATION – A Conversation About Race and the Judicial System is being held at Harvey High School on Tuesday, September 27th beginning at 6:30 p.m. The evening features a panel discussion on how a case moves through the judicial system as well as questions from the audience around the issue of race and the justice system. St. Noel will host a follow-up mini-forum on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Banquet Center.
BLANKET SUNDAY – The weekend of October 8-9th marks the 30th Annual Collection. This collection is sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Society. Due to lack of storage space, we will gratefully accept your monetary donation and do the shopping, making your money go further with bulk purchases. You may also donate online at www.svdpcle.org.
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at 12:00 Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. Activities are: On September 29th, Bingo, Birthdays and Anniversaries. Bring something for the food pantry and get a free 50/50 ticket. Everyone is welcome!
STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS & SHELTERS – Beginning immediately, anyone in the community may visit DeJohn Funeral Homes to pick up a FREE Christmas Stocking to take home, decorate and stuff with Christmas Cheer. Included with the stocking is a list of appropriate items to send to our troops, their families or distribute to organizations locally that provide care for those who cannot care for themselves. Stuffed stockings must be returned to the funeral home by Friday, November 4th, and wil be shipped to troops abroad or to area organizations. See flyer on kiosk.
DIVINE WORD PARISH – will again be hosting the program “WELCOME HOME TO INACTIVE CATHOLICS.” The program will begin on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the parish rectory and will continue for the next five weeks. For more information contact Divine Word at 440-256-1412.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES DISABILITY SERVICES & MINISTRIES – Will be celebrating the 39th Annual Walk of Hope. The walk will be on Saturday, October 1st at OLA/St. Joseph Center, 2346 W 14th St. See flyer on kiosk for additional information.
INACTIVE VOTER STATUS – Did you know that after no voting activity in 2 federal election cycles (4 years), a voter, in the state of Ohio, is placed on inactive status? Obtaining active status again is not difficult. If you’ve not voted in a while, please call your county board of elections to see if you’re still eligible to vote in the upcoming election. If you’re not registered at all, October 9th is the final day to submit your voter registration card.
CATHOLICS CARE. CATHOLICS VOTE. PARTICIPATE in POLITICAL LIFE. – In their statement on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Catholic bishops remind Catholics about the call to participate in political life. “In the Catholic tradition,” they write, “responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation” (no. 13). Visit www.faithfulcitizenship.org today to read the statement, watch videos, and access other great resources.
WILLOUGHBY HILLS WELLNESS RUN/WALK – The 2nd annual run is scheduled for Sunday, October 2nd. Registration forms are available in the narthex. There is both a 5k run and 1 mile walk. Proceeds from the race benefit the WHISPER program of Willoughby Hills and the St. Noel Food Pantry. Last year, our pantry received over $1,100 from the event. Thanks for supporting this event.
LAKE GEAUGA MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE – The 2nd annual conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at St. Justin Martyr in Eastlake. Michele Bernot, from Lake Catholic High School, will be the keynote speaker. The focus will be on living as a disciple. Brochures are available in the kiosk. Last year, over 175 people attended the Conference!
CHRIST ALIVE IN OUR MARRIAGE RETREAT – Charis Ministries, the Jesuit Retreat House, and the Sisters of Notre Dame present this retreat for couples in their first five years of marriage. The retreat will take place at the Jesuit Retreat House on Sunday, October 9th from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For registration and information, visit jrh-cleveland.org.
ALL SAINTS SCHOOL – will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary this school year. To celebrate they will be hosting a fall festival! All parish communities that support All Saints are invited to attend. We hope to see you there!
The fall festival will include haunted train rides, monster slide, pirate ship, games, music and food. It is October 7th from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. It will be hosted at the St John Vianney Parish Father Kline Social Hall in Mentor. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
DISCOVERING CHRIST! – a journey of exploration and growth. Please join us for 7 Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. starting Saturday October 1st at St. Mary, Chardon (Oct 1 -1 Nov 19). We will begin with breakfast, have a short video presentation and then small group discussion. The program also includes a 1-day retreat on Saturday Nov 5th. To register, email: [email protected] and provide your name(s), phone and any special dietary needs. There is no cost for this program and it is open to everyone 9th grade to adult – Catholics, non-Catholics, and those searching (we are all on a journey). Please join us for the most important journey of your life!
BEAUMONT OPEN HOUSES AND ENTRANCE EXAMS – Beaumont will host two open houses from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on October 2nd and 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16th. Personal tours will be available at both events. Entrance exam dates will be on the following Saturdays, October 8th, 15th and November 12th from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Visit Beaumontschool.org to pre-register.
THEOLOGY ON TAP | HEIGHTS – Young adults in their 20’s and 30’s are invited to gather at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5th. The night kicks off with a social, which includes complementary appetizers and a cash bar, followed by a speaker. Admission is only $5. The speaker will be Mr. Marty Dober who is a brilliant and well-read seminarian entering his 7th year of priestly formation at St. Mary Seminary. Drawing on his deep love of the Church, Marty will reflect on the legacy and impact of the 21st century’s first three popes, JP2, B16, and now Francis – what ties them together and what’s the Holy Spirit accomplishing through St. Peter’s successors. For more information, please contact Fr. Patrick Schultz (216-321-0024 or [email protected]).
FALL CRAFT SHOW – The Willoughby Hills Annual Fall Craft Show will take place on Saturday, October 8th, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Over 70 vendors with handmade items will be featured on both floors of the Community Center (35400 Chardon Rd.) There will be vendor raffles to support future recreation events plus concessions sold by the WH Lions Club. FREE ADMISSION!