Friday, July 21, 2017



Listen to Bishop Perez talk to the diocese over morning drive


Listen to Bishop-designate Nelson Perez as he joined WTAM's Bill Wills for an interview on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  The Bishop and Wills discussed bishop's vocation, the good works of the diocese, Cleveland Indians baseball and the current numbers studying in the seminary.

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A greeting from Bishop Nelson Perez


Bishop-designate Perez recorded a special message for the diocese.

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Un mensaje del Obispo Nelson J. Perez

Obispo Perez registró un mensaje para la diócesis.

Haga clic aquí para ver el mensaje en español


Fellow bishops share thoughts on Cleveland Bishop-designate Nelson Perez

As word spread of the July 11 appointment of Bishop Nelson Perez to lead the Diocese of Cleveland, fellow bishops and others who have worked with the bishop-designate shared their best wishes. Here are some comments from Bishop John O. Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York, where Bishop Perez has served as an auxiliary bishop since 2012, and from Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., with whom he served at the parish . . .

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Bathed with new life: Drew and his infant son are baptized at the Easter Vigil

"It was an amazing experience seeing the waters of baptism flow from me to him," said Drew Hudec, describing his baptism and that of his newborn son, Andrew Francis. The father and son were among nine people baptized at the Easter Vigil on April15 at St. Gabriel Church in Concord Township.  Another nine people made professions of faith and were received fully into the Church that night.

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Cleveland Catholics generously support retired religious

Catholics from across the eight counties of the diocese once again demonstrated generous support for the sisters, brothers and religious order priests who are now in retirement and need assistance.

The Retirement Fund for Religious second collection in December garnered $366,405 from the parishes across the diocese.  In the 29 years that the U.S. bishops have requested the collection, . . .

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SOAR! grants awarded to local religious congregations to help aging members

Two religious orders in the Diocese of Cleveland are among 70 Catholic religious congregations of men and women in 18 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to receive grants from SOAR!, Support our Aging Religious.

The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in Highland Heights will use its grant to purchase an accessible van and the Sisters of . . .

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And finally...


Did you know, St. Ann's Shrine and Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament will celebrate St. Ann's feast day with special Triduum Masses beginning at 7 p.m. July 24, 25 and 26 at St. Paschal Baylon Church in Highland Heights?  All are welcome to attend.

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Read the latest edition of

Northeast Ohio Catholic!


In this issue of Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine, read about how special this year's Easter Vigil Mass was for the Hudec family and Father Paul Schindler, who shares the story of his 50-year vocation to the priesthood and his life as a missionary in El Salvador.

Click HERE for digital page-turn edition.



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