Friday, June 5, 2020
Trinity High School honors first responders, shifts 'Out of the Blue' fundraiser online
It’s going to be quite a weekend for Trinity High School.

From June 5-7, Trinity’s annual "Out of the Blue" fundraiser will launch its first virtual event. The coronavirus pandemic forced postponement of this year’s 15th auction, which originally was scheduled for May 1 at the school. Proceeds from the event support the school’s pre-professional student internship program as well as other student needs. Online registration for the event is underway.

Father Michael McGivney, Knights of Columbus founder, moves closer to sainthood
Pope Francis announced on May 27 that a miracle was attributed to Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, clearing the way for his beatification. The miracle involved a mother whose pregnancy was threatened by a medical condition in 2015. The family prayed to Father McGivney, and the woman’s condition was healed.

A date for his beatification Mass will be set soon. The Mass will take place in Connecticut.

'Chatter Boxes' help Mount Alverna residents, families communicate during pandemic
A concrete pad on either side of the front doors at Mount Alverna Village in Parma found a special use during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Patrick Welsh, Mount Alverna’s executive director, said there was a need to find a way that residents could visit with their loved ones while remaining safe during the ongoing health crisis. Welsh and others at Mount Alverna discussed the situation and asked members of the facility’s maintenance department to come up with a plan. They crafted two tall, Plexiglas booths that are open at the top.

Faithful are grateful to return to publicly celebrated Masses Pentecost weekend
Churches across the eight-county Catholic Diocese of Cleveland looked essentially the same on the outside when the faithful returned to Sunday Mass this weekend for the first time in more than two months -- except for notices posted on some doors about safety precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Inside, the faithful were greeted with reminders about wearing masks, sanitizing their hands, observing social distancing – including which seating areas were available – and new procedures for the reception of holy Communion.

Pope Francis offers support, local and national Church leaders pray for peace and healing during time of unrest
Church leaders locally and nationally are praying for peace, healing and calm in the wake of the turmoil since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Read the message from Father Don Oleksiak, administrator for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, here. Also, Pope Francis reached out to Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, to assure him of his support, prayers and closeness to the Church and people of the U.S. Click here to read what the Holy Father said.
And finally...
Cary Dabney, director of the diocesan Office of Ministry to African American Catholics, will facilitate a Zoom conversation in response to the killing of George Floyd and the aftermath witness in local communities at 6:30 p.m. June 4. Click here for information.

Also, did you know that office and census taker job opportunities still are available with the 2020 Census team? A virtual job fair is planned for June 5.
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