Friday, June 23, 2017



Understanding the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus


The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will be observed on June 23 this year, 19 days after Pentecost.

Sources say devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is nearly as old as Christianity. Its observance can be traced back to about the 11th century, but it was not included in the Church calendar until 1856, when Pope Pius IX extended it to the universal Church.

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Celebrating service to the Church


Dozens of brothers, sisters, priests and deacons are celebrating significant anniversaries of their years in service to the Church this year, with some dedicating as many as 75 years to religious life.

Special pages dedicated to priest, deacon and religious order jubilarians can be found on the diocesan website.

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Diocese of Cleveland sends nine to gathering of Catholic leaders

First nationwide meeting of Catholics in 100 years

The "Convocation of Catholic leaders: the Joy of the Gospel in America" is scheduled July 1-4 in Orlando, Florida and nine lay, religious, and clergy from the Cleveland diocese will be among the 3,000 Catholics leaders from across the country who will closely examine how to best to live out Pope Francis's call for all Catholics . . .

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Bishop Daniel Thomas joins hundreds of young people at Cedar Point for Catholic Youth Day

Hundreds of young people from the Dioceses of Toledo, Cleveland and Youngstown converged on Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky on Tuesday, June 20 for Diocesan Youth Day. They were joined by the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, bishop of the Diocese of Toledo and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Cleveland.

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Does summer vacation have to be so structured?

Q: It's summer and my kids are out of school. I remember the lazy days of summer in my childhood, but these days, it seems as if everyone's kids are at camps or summer enrichment opportunities. Should I be structuring my kids' vacation more? How much is too much?

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And finally...


Did you know, the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA) will meet from June 28 through July 2 at John Carroll University in University Heights?  This is the first time that the WUJA is meeting in North America.

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Read the latest edition of

Northeast Ohio Catholic!


In this issue of Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine, take a look at the faith community at Magnificat High School and beyond who rallied behind the Barr family when sisters Sophia and Sierra were critically injured in a car crash last fall. Read about the role faith played in their miraculous recovery.

Click HERE for digital page-turn edition.



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