Friday, June 22, 2018



Bishop Perez issues statement for Religious Freedom Week, June 22-29

Religious freedom remains one of our country's most precious possessions. It gives us the freedom to serve others in God's love in ministries like education, adoption and foster care, health care and migration and refugee services. That is why, as Pope Francis puts it, "all are called to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, to preserve and defend that freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it."

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Notre Dame College hosts National Education Summit of Notre Dame Sisters

Bishop Nelson Perez celebrated Mass Wednesday evening, June 20 on the opening day of the National Education Summit of the Sisters of Notre Dame on the campus of Notre Dame College in South Euclid. Approximately 150 religious sisters and lay scholars along with conference attendees and guests filled the Christ the King Chapel in the college's administration building to hear words of support and encouragement on the vocation of education from Bishop Perez.

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Seven Diocese of Cleveland locations among Top Workplaces for 2018

The Diocese of Cleveland proudly recognizes seven of our associated schools, offices and organizations named to Northeast Ohio's Top Workplaces of 2018 by the Plain Dealer.

CLICK HERE to view the list announced on June 17, 2018.  It includes: Catholic Charities, Mount Alverna Village, Saint Albert the Great School, Saint Ignatius High School, Saint Paschal Baylon Church and . . .

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Gilmour Academy breaks ground for performing arts center

The Gilmour Academy campus will have a new addition when the 2019-2020 school year begins.

Ground was broken on June 2 at the Gates Mills Catholic school for the new Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts. The complex will feature a 300-seat main theater, an 86-seat black box theater, a scene shop, costume shop, speech and debate practice rooms, a presentation room and music ensemble enclave, as well as an art . . .

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Catholic Diocese of Cleveland names new Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Mrs. Tracey Arnone has been selected to serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Office of Catechetical Formation and Education.  Mrs. Arnone, who has served as principal at St. Hilary School since 2011, will join the leadership team overseeing Catholic schools serving nearly 42,000 students across the diocese.  Her duties will include ensuring that all Catholic schools in the Diocese are led by principals who foster faith formation and academic growth, supporting high quality . . .

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Dabney to head diocesan African-American ministry office

Cary Dabney is the new director of the Diocese of Cleveland Office of Ministry to African-American Catholics. The office is part of the Secretariat of Parish Life and Development, which is led by Sister Rita Mary Harwood.

He is a PhD candidate at Duquesne University with concentrations in American Catholicism and Black Catholic studies.

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And finally...


Did you know Outrun Hunger, the St. Vincent de Paul Society's annual 5K run and 1 mile walk, is a benefit for the society's hunger centers?  This year's start time is 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 23 at Cleveland's Edgewater Park.

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Read the latest edition of

Northeast Ohio Catholic!


In this issue of Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine, see how one parish maintains God's house with help from Rooted in Faith - Forward in Hope, how Matt Talbot for Women helped save the life of a young woman struggling with opioid addiction, socialization opportunities provided by Catholic Charities Disability Services for adults with disabilities, get a look at some of the consecrated religious celebrating significant jubilees, a preview of spring ordinations and more.



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