Friday, April 9, 2021
Benedictine High School in Cleveland received a $2 million gift from the Howley Foundation for continued support of tuition assistance for low-income students, as well as an investment to remodel the school’s science wing and for student transition support.

The foundation supports high-quality private schools in Cleveland, Philadelphia and other select locations that emphasize support for strong character formation in students. It was founded more than 20 years ago by Nick Howley, the founder and executive chairman of TransDigm, an international New York Stock Exchange aerospace company, and his wife, Lorie.

Effective July 1, Leo Hyland will become president of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. Hyland is a 1977 graduate of another Marianist institution, the former Cathedral Latin High School in Cleveland.

He replaces Thomas Carone as STVM president. Carone recently was named president of Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, which also is a Marianist institution.

Hyland is president of Cleveland Central Catholic High School in Cleveland. Before that, he was director of advancement at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin in Chardon.

Christians in the Diocese of Cleveland and around the world just concluded the most solemn time of the year – ­ Holy Week ­– during which the Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus were recounted. The celebration of the annual diocesan chrism Mass, at which the sacred oils used for the sacraments were blessed, also took place that week. The joyful Easter season began during the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, when catechumens were welcomed into the Church, and continued on Easter Sunday.
Click here to watch the archived liturgies and here to find stories about Holy Week and Easter.
Those who have not completed the Disciple Maker Index parish survey have until April 19 to do so.

The survey allows the faithful to reflect on their spiritual growth and discipleship and helps assess the spiritual health of parish life in the diocese. All parishes in the eight-county Catholic Diocese of Cleveland were invited to participate in the survey at no cost.

A Disciple Maker Index survey tool can be accessed through links provided to parishioners by each parish, by visiting . . .

In his reflection for Easter, Bishop Edward Malesic wonders why the Gospel of St. John makes such a fuss over Jesus’ burial clothes being found in the empty tomb and the cloth that covered his head rolled up and in a separate place. He refers to St. John Chrysostom’s comments about the manner of Jesus’ burial and the persistent rumors that his body had been stolen. By highlighting the discovery of the burial cloths in the empty tomb, St. John is making a statement: the empty tomb is an act of God.
Read the entire reflection here.
The bishops along the border of the United States and Northern Mexico issued a joint statement on April 1 about the situation at the border of the two countries.

Their joint statement, released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, follows:

As U.S. and Mexican bishops along the border, we witness daily the dilemma that our migrant sisters and brothers face. For most, the decision to migrate is not motivated by an indifference toward their homeland or the pursuit of economic prosperity; it is a matter of life or death. The situation is all the more difficult for children.

And finally...
Did you know that Auxiliary Bishop emeritus Roger Gries will discuss “Understanding Religious Orders” during a Theology on the Rocks West virtual program at 7 p.m. April 12? Click here to register for the free event.

There's still time to sign up for the fifth annual Derby for Dollars, a virtual fundraising event sponsored by Catholic Charities Summit County.

Mark your calendar for The FEST 2021, scheduled for Aug. 8. Details and updates are available here.
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