Friday, October 13, 2017



Forum examines triple threat of opioids


Bishop Perez joins panel discussion to share information, resources

Heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil are a triple threat in the fight against opioid addiction, which impacts all facets of society. The topic was tackled by a panel of professionals, including Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez, at a forum on Oct. 11 at Lutheran Hospital.

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Bishop Perez takes to the airwaves to help drive support for local Catholic radio


Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez told those listening to the semiannual Spirit Fundraising Drive on radio station AM 1260 The Rock on Oct. 11 that radio is a powerful instrument of continuing to proclaim the Gospel. Speaking with EWTN host and special Spirit Drive moderator Debbie Georgianni, Bishop Perez said that if Jesus walked the earth today, he would make use of all modern means of communications . . .



Elyria Catholic High School students inspired by Bishop Perez


"I'm thrilled to be here. I'd rather be here than in meetings at my office," Bishop Nelson Perez told the 400 students, faculty, staff and guests gathered Oct. 9 at Elyria Catholic High School for an all-school Mass.

His homily focused on love, but not just romantic love.

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Bishop Perez shares insights with First Friday Club of Greater Akron

Father Paul Rosing, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Stow, said he was giving some thought to retirement prior to Bishop Nelson Perez's appointment as the 11th Bishop of Cleveland.

"I'm looking forward to a good time with Bishop Perez," he said, as he introduced the bishop, who addressed the First Friday Club of . . .

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Diocesan Mass marks centennial of Fatima apparitions

One hundred years ago in Fatima, Portugal, the Blessed Mother appeared to three shepherd children. The final apparition, known as the miracle of the sun, occurred on Oct. 13, 1917. As the anniversary neared, Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez celebrated a Mass on Oct. 7 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist to mark the closing of the centennial year of the Fatima apparitions.

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Red carpet gala celebrates Village of Marymount's 10th anniversary

About 500 people had a chance to be a star at the eighth annual Celebration of Life gala on Oct. 6 at the Embassy Suites in Independence. The red carpet, star-studded affair was a benefit for The Village at Marymount, located in Garfield Heights, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Former Independence Mayor Greg Kurtz and his wife, Lyn were the . . .

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Light of Hearts Villa hosts Fall Fest

The 28th annual Fall Fest at Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford featured a pumpkin patch, crafts, raffles and dinner. The popular, family-friendly event attracted a large crowd, including some Villa residents and their families or guests, once again.

Those entering the Villa passed by the pumpkin patch where pumpkins, gourds and flowers could be purchased. It also was a popular spot for youngsters to pose for photos.


Beautiful weather draws crowd for 40th annual Walk of Hope

The gathering spot was different this year, but that didn't seem to matter as nearly 200 people turned out for the 40th annual Walk of Hope on Oct. 7.

"Because of construction at OLA/St. Joseph Center, we had to move the event to St. Augustine Church," said Marilyn Scott, program director for the Diocese of Cleveland Disability Services & Ministries.

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And finally...


Did you know the Akron Dominican Sisters of Peace welcome you to attend a presentation titled, "The Psychological Impact of Racism" at 3 p.m. on Oct. 15 at their motherhouse?  The event is part of the ongoing series, "Building Racial Harmony," sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Racial Justice Committee of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates.  It is free and open to the public.

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Read the latest edition of

Northeast Ohio Catholic!


In this issue of Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine, read all about new Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez, his background, vocation and involvement with V Encuentro, as well as information on his installation.

Click HERE for digital page-turn edition.



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