St. Noel Clambake is approaching. We need your help to spread the word. The bake will take place on Sunday, October 4th 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. But we call our bake “CLAMS & MORE” because it also includes tossed salad, kielbasa and sauerkraut, and assorted cakes. The cost of the bake is $26 per person. The bake is “all you can eat” except for the clams. Additional clams may be purchased for $8.00 a dozen. There will also be a children’s buffet consisting of pizza, hamburgers, pasta & meatballs, applesauce, carrot & celery sticks and assorted cookies. Children 6 to 12 are $10.00 per child and 5 years and under eat at no charge.
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.
Fr. George Smiga
BLESSING OF ANIMALS – Sunday, October 4th is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. We will celebrate this occasion with a blessing for animals at 12:45 p.m. Please discuss with your animal whether he or she wishes to attend.
NEW VIDEO – Another video has been completed by Fr. George as part of the Series for the Evangelization Office of the Cleveland Diocese. It is called “Bridges.” It explores the Christian call to work with others in repairing all that is broken in our world. You can find the video on Fr. George’s website: buildingontheword.org. Please leave a comment on the website to express your reaction to the message.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – We are looking for an additional person to come to Adoration on Mondays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Each Holy Hour you make in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament releases his grace and power upon you, your family and your parish. Please call Jan at 440-951-5593 or the parish office at 440-946-0887 if you are able to fill this time slot. If you are unable to make a definite commitment, please stop in anytime during Eucharistic Adoration and you’ll be richly blessed.
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 2015, we collected $1,863.52. Our expenses for August were:
NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR MEAL – Our first meal is Thursday, October 8th. We’re looking for bakers willing to offer their talents to provide delicious desserts for the meal. Desserts could be dropped off in advance. We’re calling it Neighbor to Neighbor Bakers! Please contact Sharon and Bill Waltermire at [email protected] or call Anthony at the Church office. You can also sign up on the kiosk. This is a great way for families to be involved in the meal.
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (for children ages 3-5 and Kindergarten) begins with orientation for those new to the program this Sunday, September 27th during the 9:00 Mass. The full group begins on Sunday, October 4th.
YOUTH GROUP – is this Sunday, September 27th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please enter through the lower level doors. Registration forms and calendars are available in the kiosk.
CALLL – Resumes this Wednesday, September 30th. Remember to bring your binder.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD – Dismissal of children ages 6-9 take place at both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Breaking open the Word of God with children is a rewarding experience. If you have ever thought about serving in this ministry, please contact Michele ([email protected] OR 440-946-1128 x 121). Youth volunteers are welcome as assistants and should contact Michele if interested.
PLAYROOM – Did you know that St. Noel has a Playroom located in the Lower Level, where parents can go with their restless infants and toddlers during Mass and still hear the Liturgy over a speaker? Ask one of our greeters to direct you to the Lower Level if you would like to check it out.
THE ST. AUGUSTINE DINNER/AUCTION – will be on Thursday, October 15th at 5:30 p.m. in the Banquet Center. The deadline for reservations is October 7th. Return your reply cards and raffle ticket donations as soon as possible if you are planning to attend. At this time we have enough items for the silent auction (please consider a cash donation instead). If you would like to place an ad in the event program please call Jim Klements at 440-442-2744.
CATHOLIC UPDATE – is available in the kiosk. The theme of the October issue is “Living Together Outside of Marriage.”
PARISH DAYTIME RETREAT: “Companions on the Journey to the Kingdom” – Wednesday, October 7th, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Facilitators will be Eleanor Reilly, Sharon Waltermire and Fran Armbruster. Sign-up on the kiosk or call Fran Armbruster at 440-625-1228. All are welcome! There is no charge. A donation of $6.00 is suggested for those who wish to do so.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERIES – Our St. Noel Bereavement Ministry invites anyone coping with the loss of a family member or friend to attend a 6-week support series beginning Thursday, October 1st. The series will assist people in their grieving and offer opportunities for discussion and prayer. Sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude by 8:30 p.m. Please register by calling the parish office (440-946-0887); flyers are available in the kiosk.
HUGE RECYCLING EVENT – mark your calendar now Sunday, October 18th. Enviro-Recycling, a local recycling company, will be at St. Noel from 9-4 p.m. on Sunday to accept all electronic devices for recycling as well as all metals. If it plugged into a socket or ran on batteries, they will accept it at no charge. Old computer monitors are welcome. Sorry, no tube TVs (flat screens are acceptable). More information is available on the St. Noel Website. All hard drives are professionally cleaned to ensure your privacy. Call Anthony for more information (946-1128 x122).
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at 12:00 Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. Activities are: On October 1st & 8th, Bingo. On October 15th, at 12:00 p.m., socializing meeting; 12:30 p.m., luncheon menu: kielbasa and sauerkraut on a bun, macaroni salad, peach pie with ice cream. For tickets, call Theresa Durik at 440-585-9088. Deadline for tickets and payment is October 12th. On October 22nd, “Marvelous Mansions of Lake County”, speaker is Kathie Purmal, retired executive director of the Lake Historical Society. On October 29th, Bingo, Birthdays & Anniversaries. Bring something for the Food Pantry and get a free 50/50 ticket. Everyone is welcome!
DIVINE WORD PARISH – will again be hosting the program “WELCOME HOME TO INACTIVE CATHOLICS.” The program will begin on Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the parish rectory and will continue for the next five weeks. For more information, contact Deacon Carl Varga at 440-256-1412.
FALL BEREAVEMENT SERIES – A support group for those working through the process of grief. The session will be a series of six Mondays, starting October 5th – November 9th, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at DeJohn Funeral Homes & Crematory, 28890 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills. For more information or to register please contact Alana or Stephanie at 440-516-5555. They are open to all adults.
STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS & SHELTERS – Visit DeJohn Funeral Homes and Crematory 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 along to our troops, their families or distribute to organizations locally. Stockings must be returned to the funeral home by Friday, November 6th and will be shipped to troops abroad or to area organizations in time for Christmas. Stockings may be picked up at either Willoughby Hills or South Euclid locations between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 440-516-5555.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER – will be held the weekend of October 16-18th at the Clarion Conference Center in Hudson. Call 330-305-9963 to register. Dates and registration are also available online at GreatMarriagesOhio.org.
NOTRE DAME-CATHEDRAL LATIN’S OPEN HOUSE Will be Wednesday, October 7th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. For more information contact Michael Suso at 440-279-1088 or visit www.ndcl.org.
MARGARET MARY PARISH REUNION – To be held at Gesu Parish, 2470 Mirimar Blvd., University Hts. on October 11th. Mass at 1:30 p.m., followed by dinner catered by La Vera Party Center. Tickets are $14 per person and must be received by September 28th. Reservations are required. For more information call 216-381-9284.
SAINT JOSEPH ACADEMY – will be holding its fall Open House on Sunday, October 25th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. For more information call 216-251-4868.
ST. EDWARD HIGH SCHOOL – On Sunday, October 4th and November 8th, from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. they will have their Open House. For any questions, call 216-221-3776 x413.