Friday, April 20, 2018



Catholic Conference of Ohio announces support for State Issue 1

The Catholic Conference of Ohio, an organization that represents the Church's position before the Ohio General Assembly, various state departments, bureaus, agencies and other organizations, is offering voters guidance on State Issue 1 - the only statewide issue on the ballot - as they prepare to vote in the May 8 primary election. Catholic bishops in Ohio, including Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez, serve on the conference board and they support the issue.

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Mercedarian sister professes first vows, 'bonds' with Bishop Perez

As he continues meeting and leading his flock throughout the Diocese of Cleveland, Bishop Nelson Perez crossed another "first" off his list. On April 17, he celebrated Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel (West) Church in Cleveland and presided at the first vows for Sister Ines Soto-Gomez, a member of the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

"We will forever have a special bond," he told Sister Ines. "This is . . .


Father Daniel Redmond installed as pastor at St. Patrick, Thompson

St. Patrick Parish in Thompson welcomed Bishop Nelson Perez on April 15 as he celebrated Mass at 9:30 a.m. and installed Father Daniel Redmond as pastor.

Father Redmond has served as parish administrator for the past six years. He is also pastor of St. Mary Parish in Chardon. Bishop Perez praised Father Redmond for his willingness to accept the challenges of shepherding two parishes.

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Bishop Perez offers condolences on the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush

It is with a deep sadness that our nation morns the loss of former first lady Barbara Bush.  Mrs. Bush was a woman of deep faith who was completely dedicated to her husband, President George H.W. Bush, and her entire family. She had the rare distinction of being the wife of one president and the mother of another.  Mrs. Bush was a beloved first lady who possessed a keen wit and wisdom, and who showed her love of people through her advocacy toward the cause of literacy.

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Father Gerald Keller honored by Polish American Priests Association

Cleveland hosted the 28th annual convention of the Polish American Priests Association this year. It was the second time in the past 11 years PAPA met here.

"Our annual fraternal gathering, which affords us the opportunity to meet, socialize and refresh our friendships, also give us the important chance to discuss issues of significance and impact to our communities, parishes and ministries. In addition, to matters . . .

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Catholic/Jewish Colloquium offers sobering insights on the Holocaust and its continuing legacy

Father Dennis McManus warned the audience that his presentation would not be an uplifting talk.

As the keynote speaker at the 30th annual Sam Miller Catholic/Jewish Colloquium on April 16 at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, his topic was "Still with us: The Holocaust's Legacy in . . .

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Bishop Perez captivates audience at The City Cleveland of Cleveland Friday Forum

Bishop Nelson Perez shared impressions of his first seven months in Cleveland before a lunch crowd of about 200 people at The City Club of Cleveland's Friday Forum on April 13. His presentation was part of the Local Heroes series.

The bishop's 30-minute presentation was sprinkled with humor, history, wisdom and advice.


And finally...


Did you know Sunday, April 22 is World Day of Prayer for Vocations?

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Read the latest edition of

Northeast Ohio Catholic!


In this issue of Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine, read about the permanent diaconate, a ministry that is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its renewal in the United States, Catholic Relief Services' parish ambassadors, CRS Rice Bowl and some meatless recipes to try, Young Catholic Professionals who are preparing to host the national conference and learn about the holy oils and chrism Mass. 



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