Friday, December 7, 2018
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland recognizes employees for service leadership
Catholic Charities employees in the Diocese of Cleveland participated in the 19th annual St. Elizabeth of Hungary celebration on Nov. 30 at Sagrada Familia Church in Cleveland, followed by a reception at St. Augustine Manor.

Sister Corita Ambro, CSJ who recently retired after 48 years with Catholic Charities, received the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Award. The servant leader award was presented to Lynn Wrice-Head, director of St. Elizabeth Center in Lorain.

Christ Child Society of Cleveland honors Alan Silverman as 2018 Person of the Year
About 250 people attended the 67th annual Starlight Charity Ball on Dec. 1 at the Hilton Downtown Hotel in Cleveland. The event was hosted by the Christ Child Society of Cleveland.

Betsy Kling, WKYC TV 3’s chief meteorologist and a longtime Christ Child Society supporter, was emcee. She spoke about the organization’s long history and efforts to serve children who do not have the basic needs that many of us take for granted.

Lakewood Catholic Academy community hosts Bishop Perez
It was a chilly, rainy Monday morning but the nearly 500 students at Lakewood Catholic Academy in grades K-8 warmly welcomed Bishop Nelson Perez to their campus on Dec. 3. The children filed into the gym and sat quietly waiting for Mass to begin.

Brian Sinchak, LCA president, asked the students to give the bishop “an LCA welcome.” In addition to the students, faculty and staff, several LCA board members, parents and friends of the school also attended the liturgy. Sinchak welcomed all to the school as they prepared . . .

Disability Services takes its annual 'Journey to Bethlehem'
Disability Services, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland celebrated its 34th annual Journey to Bethlehem Dec. 1 at St. Augustine Church in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.

Marilyn Scott, Disability Services director, welcomed all to the celebration, which traditionally takes place the Saturday before the first Sunday of Advent. Auxiliary Bishop emeritus Roger Gries celebrated the Mass, with Father Joe McNulty, St. Augustine pastor, and Father Ben Jimenez, SJ St. Augustine parochial vicar, as concelebrants. Deacon Ray Daull assisted.

Schools across the diocese prepare to showcase, celebrate Catholic education
Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Cleveland are preparing to celebrate and showcase their mission of providing a quality Catholic education. Schools across the diocese operate with a spirit of evangelization and have a track record of academic success. Catholic Schools Week, which will be celebrated next month, offers a chance for prospective students, their families and others to visit the schools and learn more about them.

Click HERE for more information on open houses and registration.
Borromeo edges Saint Mary's in overtime at seminaries' winter classic hoops game
The Borromeo College Seminary Philosophers and Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology Theologians met in a friendly rivalry Nov. 30 on the basketball court at the Center for Pastoral Leadership.

At stake were bragging rights for the seminarians’ annual winter classic basketball game. Saint Mary’s won the last two contests and was hoping to make it a three-peat, but the Borromeo Philosophers pushed ahead and won the game in overtime by a score of 56-52.

And finally...

Did you know the Daughters of St. Paul Choir will perform a free Christmas concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland? In recent years, attending a concert by these talented women religious from Boston has become a Christmas holiday tradition for people in the Cleveland diocese.

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