'Share in the Care': contribute to Retirement Fund for
Religious Dec. 9-10
in the Diocese of Cleveland will have the opportunity to "give
to those who have given a lifetime" as part of the collection
for the Retirement Fund for Religious, to be held in parishes this
weekend, Dec. 9-10. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement
Office in Washington, D.C., the annual appeal benefits 32,000 elderly
Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests whose
religious congregations lack adequate retirement funding.
Immaculate Conception is a holy day of obligation on
the Catholic Church, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin
Mary is a holy day of obligation. Celebrated annually on Dec.
8, it is also the patronal feast day of the United States.
The Immaculate Conception is the belief that Mary, the mother of
Jesus, was graced by God in such a way that she was preserved from
sin from the moment of her existence. "Immaculate"
thus refers to the absence of sin or stain, and
"conception" refers to Mary's beginning.
Altar is dedicated in new Manresa Chapel at Jesuit
Bishop Nelson Perez was the principal celebrant at a Mass on Dec. 4 during
which the new altar in the Manresa Chapel at the Jesuit Retreat House
in Parma was dedicated. Father Ken Styles, SJ a member of the JRH
board, and Father Matt Roche, SJ JRH spiritual director,
concelebrated. Father Mike Woost, from Borromeo and Saint Mary
seminaries, assisted the bishop.
Christ Child Society of Cleveland hosts 66th annual
Starlight Ball fundraiser
Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez was the special guest at
the Christ Child Society of Cleveland's 66th annual Starlight Ball on
Dec. 2 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. Betsy Kling, chief
meteorologist at WKYC TV-3, was emcee.
The bishop told the 300 members and guests in attendance that he read
the story of Mary Virginia Merrick, who founded the Christ Child . .
Disabilities Ministry takes a Journey to Bethlehem
annual Journey to Bethlehem Mass on Dec. 2 at St. Augustine Church in
Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood was a special occasion for those
involved with the Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland
According to tradition, persons with disabilities filled many of the
roles at the liturgy, including reading and bringing up the gifts
during the . . .
Feola family gets a helping hand
year ago, Jennifer and Frank Feola were excited about the arrival of
their third child, Daniel. Just a day after his Oct. 7, 2016 birth,
he was diagnosed with a serious heart ailment that required a lengthy
The couple's other children, Frank, now 10, and Elena, 6½, were in
fourth grade and kindergarten at Corpus Christi Academy in Lyndhurst.
Frank Sr., who had advanced degrees and was an educator before
changing careers a few years ago to work with his father, helped . .
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Northeast Ohio Catholic!
In this issue of
Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine, read about the outreach
ministries at Blessed Trinity Parish in Akron, Bishop Nelson
Perez's efforts to get acquainted with his new flock and get some
great pie recipes just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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