For 15 years Jan Delaney has worked in our parish office. Even though Jan’s service has been part-time, her impact has been immense. Always welcoming and cheerful, Jan has greeted those who come into the office. She has also maintained our parish records and prepared the official certificates for baptisms and marriages. Recently Jan informed us of her desire to retire on July 1st. We will miss her presence, but we are thankful for all the ways she has contributed to our
parish life. Jan will remain a member of our faith community and is willing to step in whenever we could use some additional help. If you see Jan in the upcoming weeks be sure to congratulate her on her retirement and thank her for her service.
Because of Jan’s retirement, there is an opening in our office for a welcoming person who is looking to work 12 hours a week. The applicant should have computer skills and the desire to work co-operatively with others in a friendly environment. If you are interested, please contact Gina in our parish office.
Fr. George Smiga
VOLUNTEER NEEDED – for one hour on Fridays twice a month. This volunteer would set up the vessels and assist Fr. George at the noon mass. Call the parish office at 440-946-0887 for more information.
USHERS NEEDED – We are in need of additional ushers for the 5:00 p.m. Saturday evening mass. The commitment is approximately one mass per month and schedules are prepared in advance. Please contact the parish office at 440-946-0887 or Jim Klements at 440-442-2744 if you can help.
SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE – There will be no Wednesday evening Masses through Wednesday, September 2nd, except for the Anointing of the Sick Masses on June 17th, July 8th and August 12th. The Wednesday evening Masses will resume on September 9th.
OUTDOOR CHAPEL CLEANUP will be happening on Saturday, June 20th at 9:00 a.m. Anyone who is able to lend a hand, please come (with rakes, clippers, leaf blowers, etc.) and join us.
AT HOME WITH THE WORD – We wil be placing our order for At Home With The Word books by July 3rd. If you would like a book, please call the parish office at 440-946-0887. We will be compiling a new list for those who want to order. The cost is $5.50.
BABY BOTTLES CHANGE LIVES – Please begin to return your filled baby bottles to the Church office. All bottles must be returned by the end of the month. You can still take a bottle from the narthex and do your part to support Womankind. For more information about Womankind, please visit www.womankindcleveland.com.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – Our Red Cross Blood Drive is this Sunday, June 14th from 9-1 p.m. Walk-in donors are welcome in the Banquet Center.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP – Serving as a caregiver is a tremendous joy and commitment. The next gathering of the Caregiver’s Support Group is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16th at 1:00 p.m. in the Resurrection Room. If you are a caregiver and looking to find support from people who understand all that comes with your commitment, please consider joining us on June 16th.
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Our parish food pantry operates on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9-11:00 a.m. We are looking for people to help greet our pantry guests and check them in before shopping. If you are comfortable talking with people and interested in helping with the pantry, please call Anthony at the Church office (946-1128 x122).
FOOD PANTRY BAGS – Thanks to all who have been using the blue pantry bags located on the table in the narthex. Your support makes a big difference in the pantry! Using the bags is simple: pick up a bag and a wish list, fill the bag with items, and return it to the bin in the clothing area outside the pantry. Empty bags are always available on the hook next to the pantry door. Grab a bag next time you’re on the way to the grocery store and keep the pantry stocked. Thanks!
CEPROSI HOST FAMILY – Two women from our partner organization in Nicaragua, CEPROSI, are coming to St. Noel in October to participate in the Buy Once, Give Twice Boutique and spend time in the parish. This is wonderful news!! The women will be staying with us for 3-4 days, and we are looking for a host family to house them while they are here. Spanish speakers would be great! Please call Anthony if you’re interested.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2015 happens the week of July 13th – 17th (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) You can register after Masses at the table in the narthex this weekend (June 13th & 14th). Ticket order forms for our optional family trip to the Great Lakes Science Center will also be available. More information is available on our parish website (stnoel.org). Questions? Contact Michele ([email protected]) or 440-946-1128 x 121.
VBS VOLUNTEERS – WE NEED YOU! If you missed the volunteer sign-up weekends, contact Michele ([email protected] or 440-946-1128 x 121) or stop by the table in the narthex this weekend, June 13th &14th.
NOEL FELLOWSHIP – Meetings are held on Thursdays at 12:00 Noon in the St. Noel Banquet Center Small Hall. Activities are: On June 18th, at 12:00 p.m., socializing meeting; 12:30 p.m., luncheon, menu: meatloaf, mashed potatoes w/gravy, California vegetable, salad, rolls, cheesecake. For tickets call Terri George at 440-942-2445. Cost is $6.00. Deadline for tickets and payment is June 15th. On June 25th, Bingo, Birthdays & Anniversaries. Bring something for the Food Pantry and get a free 50/50 ticket. Everyone is welcome!
“TOUCH OUR WORLD ONE CHILD AT A TIME” – Today more and more children find themselves homeless. BLESSING HOUSE, a crisis care center for children in the Cleveland area, provides children a safe and loving environment until they can go home. The Sisters of Notre Dame invite single women ages 18-35 to volunteer at Blessing House from June 28th-July 2nd. For more information, contact Sr. Kathleen Hine, SND at 440-476-6094 or email [email protected]. Online registration available at www.sndchardon.org.
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL 25TH ANNUAL PARISH FESTIVAL – is June 26th-28th. Friday and Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to Midnight and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Home cooked ethnic food, games, amusement rides, air-conditioned and smoke-free casino, live entertainment, lots of fun for all! GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE: Winner’s choice of $15,000 cash or a new 2015 Subaru Outback Limited 36 month lease. Plenty of parking with shuttles to and from church grounds.
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Bishop Lennon will celebrate the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration this year at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Sunday, July 26th, at 2:30 p.m. Registrations are now being accepted for couples married 50 years (married in 1965). Couples who are celebrating other significant anniversaries (55 or over) or who have missed previous celebrations are welcome to register and attend. Deadline for registration is Monday, June 29, 2015. Please call the parish office (440-946-0887) for a registration form.
JUSTIN MARTYR ANNUAL INDOOR GARAGE SALE – will take place on June 25th-26th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., June 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and June 28th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. If you would like to make a donation of items, contact the parish office at 440-946-1177. All proceeds benefit our High School Teen Pilgrimage to the National Catholic Youth Conference.
MEETING JESUS IN HIS HOMELAND – Fr. Wally Hyclak and Barb Vopat are taking another group on A ‘Peace Pilgrimage to the Holy Land’, November 30th to December 9th. Pray for PEACE as you visit, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Tiberius & more! Reasonable pricing including taxes and tips…Space is limited. Contact Barb Vopat at [email protected] or call her at 440-793-6911 or 216-470-4207.
DIVORCE RECOVERY FOR CATHOLICS – is an 8 week support group designed to meet the needs of those who are divorced or separated. The support group begins Tuesday, June 16th and concludes on August 4th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sessions will be at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6850 Mayfield Rd., Gates Mills. For more information or to register, call Catholic Charities at 352-6191 or 1-800-242-9755, or email [email protected]. The program is open to people of all faiths and is offered free of charge.
CATHOLIC RENEWAL MINISTRIES’ TRAVELING CHARISMATIC MASS – for June will be held at St. John Vianney Parish, 7575 Bellflower Rd., Mentor on Friday, June 19th. Praise and Worship will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the liturgy will start at 7:30 p.m. Healing prayer teams will be available after Mass for individual prayer, and there will also be a social after Mass. For more information, please contact Fr. Bob Franco at 440-327-2201 or CRM at 440-944-9445. Come and bring a friend!
THE MOUNT CARMEL PLAYERS – are proud to announce “Peter Pan” as their 45th annual musical production. There will be five performances, July 17,18,19,24 & 25. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m. Reserved seats are $14 in advance (over 60/under 12 – $12). Group rates are available at $10/ticket for a group of 20 or more. The show will be held at Lakeland Community College Performing Arts Center located at I-90 & Rt 306 in Kirtland. For more ticket information, call Mary Bilyk at 440-944-5593.
SAINT PASCHAL BAYLON EYMARD SPIRITUAL GROUP – will meet on Tuesday, June 30th. Guest speaker, The Most Reverend Richard Lennon, Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland, will discuss the upcoming Synod on the Family and the Church’s commitment to support the Christian family. Scheduled events are: 11:00 a.m. Social, 11:30 a.m. Novena to St. Peter Julian Eymard, Noon catered lunch, 1:00 p.m. presentation. Registration and payment due by Monday, June 22nd. The cost is$8.00. Please make checks payable to St. Paschal Church. Registration may be dropped off at the parish office or mailed to: Mrs. Patty Knezevic, Business Manager St. Paschal Baylon Church, 5384 Wilson Mills Rd., Highland Hts., Ohio 44143. For more information, call the parish office at 440-442-3410.
FLOCK OF FRIENDSHIP – (Singles 40 and over) Friday, June 26th 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. Please call Dan at 440-223-8707 for any questions.
CATHOLIC RENEWAL MINISTRIES’ 33RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE – will be held on July 17th and 18th at Magnificat High School in Rocky River. Guest speakers will be Lloyd and Nancy Greenhaw and Fr. John Gordon, and local clergy Bishop Roger Gries and Fr. Damian Ference. This year’s theme is “Father Make Us One”. The conference opens on Friday at 7:00 p.m. Contact Shirley or Tom Fumich at 440-327-1226 for registration information or visit www.crmweb.org. Advance registration through July 8th is $30, and at the door $35. Come experience the healing power and gifts of the Holy Spirit.