Friday, May 19, 2017



Eight new priests will be ordained May 19 for service in the Diocese of Cleveland


Ordination Mass to be live streamed on diocesan website

Bishop Daniel Thomas, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Cleveland, will ordain eight men to the priesthood during a Mass at 7 p.m. May 19 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland. This is the largest ordination class in the diocese in 14 years.

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Catholic Charities 2017 Annual Appeal follow-up May 20-21 will aid hungry, homeless


Challenge Grant will match new, increased or additional gifts up to $100,000

Donors from the Diocese of Cleveland are being asked this weekend to support Northeast Ohio's most vulnerable people, those who are . . .

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Stakeholders invited to share input on Catholic education in Diocese of Cleveland


Online Thoughtexchange is available in English and Spanish

The Diocese of Cleveland operates the largest school system in Ohio with 90 elementary schools, 20 high schools and 67 pre-kindergarten programs, for a combined student population of 43,159.

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St. Martin de Porres senior makes history with full scholarship to Harvard

Jaide Talmadge, a senior at St. Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland, plans to attend Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on a full scholarship in the fall. She is the first Saint Martin's student accepted by an Ivy League school and the first Cristo Rey student among about 11,500 Cristo Rey graduates nationwide to attend Harvard.

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Proposed Ohio Opportunity Scholarship program is topic of May 19 meeting at Holy Name High School

The public is invited to attend an informational meeting at 9:30 a.m. May 19 at Holy Name High School, 6000 Queens Highway, Parma Heights, to learn more about Senate Bill 85, which would create the Ohio Opportunity Scholarship program.

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Our Lady of Fatima: 100 years of grace

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Mary to three young visionaries in the town of Fatima in Portugal.  This report is excerpted from Fatima, 100 years of grace by the World Apostolate of Fatima, U.S.A. - Our Lady's Blue Army.  If you would like to read an in-depth account of the miracle, its history and the lives of the children, accompanied by historical photography, visit

In addition, please click HERE to visit the Diocese of Cleveland's "Centennial of the Fatima Apparitions" web page found on the Office for Worship website.  There information on the diocesan celebration and a link for plenary indulgence details is provided.

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And finally...


Did you know, a Mass and reception marking significant anniversaries of diocesan deacons took place on May 9 in Brecksville?

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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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