February 23, 2018
Statement from Bishop Perez on National Call-in Day
for Dreamers Feb. 26
One of the first actions I took when I became the 11th Bishop of
Cleveland in September was to offer my support for the young people
here and around the country who have benefitted from the DACA program
(Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives). I said then that there
are many of these children here in our diocesan community. Many of
their families have received support and assistance from our parishes
and from Catholic Charities. They live and worship in our parishes;
some have attended our schools, played on our sports teams and . . .
Relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina to visit the Diocese
of Cleveland March 4-5
to be on view at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina - better known as Padre Pio - will
be on display at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist of the
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, on Sunday, March 4, from 1:30 to 5:30
p.m., and on Monday, March 5 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Viewing of the
relics will be paused during regular Mass times at the Cathedral on
Monday at . . .
Encountering Jesus at the Evening of Confession Feb.
28, 5-8 p.m.
"That felt so good!" was the exclamation heard loudly in
one church followed by the joyful applause of the parish community in
attendance at the first Evening of Confession five years ago.
Just as Jesus rejoiced over one lost sheep, that parish community
celebrated, as well. While not always said aloud, this common feeling
of joy was felt by thousands who encountered Jesus through the
sacrament and the many who returned home to Christ that day.
Bishop Perez dons Vietnamese dress as he celebrates
Tet at St. Boniface Parish
Hundreds of people crowded into St. Boniface Church on Cleveland's
West Side for the 11 a.m. Mass on Feb. 18. Many wore traditional
Vietnamese ao dai, a long, slim silk tunic over pants, in a variety
of bright colors. Some also wore matching turban-style hats.
It was the First Sunday of Lent and the celebration of Tet, or the
lunar new year, the most important celebration in the Vietnamese
culture. Gongs sounded as the entrance procession began. The front of
the . . .
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center welcomes Bishop
"We believe our employees and volunteers are the heart and hands
of our ministry," Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA told Bishop
Nelson Perez during his Feb. 21 visit to St. Vincent Charity Medical
Center. Sister Judith Ann, who began her long career in health care
as a pharmacy technician and then pharmacist at St. Vincent Charity,
has served in leadership capacities both with the Sisters of Charity
of St. Augustine and the Sisters of Charity Health System, which
operates St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.
Catechumens, candidates participate in rite of
election, call to continuing conversion
"We've been praying for you and will be walking with you,"
Bishop Nelson Perez told the catechumens and candidates who gathered
with their sponsors on Feb. 18 at the Cathedral of St. John the
Evangelist for the annual Rite of Election of Catechumens and Call to
Continuing Conversion of Candidates.
Statement from Bishop Perez on the passing of the Rev.
America has lost a man of great Christian faith in the passing today
of the Rev. Billy Graham. He was a man who dedicated his life to
calling us to be the very best we could be and who brought people
closer to Christ by the powerful witness of his life. He lived an
amazing life as a devoted servant who throughout the years counseled
many presidents. May he rest in peace and may God comfort the Graham
family in their time of mourning.
you know the annual conference for Catholic Men's Fellowship of
Northeast Ohio will begin at 8 a.m. on Feb. 24 at the Holiday Inn
Rockside in Independence? "What does it take to be a
Catholic man?" is this year's theme.
Read the latest edition of
Northeast Ohio Catholic!
In this issue of
Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine, read about the gift of Catholic
education, the call for comprehensive immigration reform and what
you can do, the story of a former DACA recipient who is looking
forward to become a citizen, information on the annual Evening of
Confession and just in time for Lent, a recipe for pierogi.
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digital page-turn edition.