Can you greet? Can you ush?

Can you greet? Can you ush?

Dear outgoing person: It’s hard for you, this time of social distancing—right? You’re called to encounter people and to help them to feel welcome. Want to live that calling in a way that fills a real parish need? Can you make it to Mass 20 minutes or so early and stay a few minutes late?…

Updates

An offer of support

July 24, 2020

The phone rang at 6:14am yesterday. The nursing home was calling letting the two sisters know their brother had died earlier that morning. The sisters became teary, very sad. Due to COVID-19 the sisters were only able to see their brother—a person suffering from Alzheimer’s—a few fleeting times during the past five months. This lack of contact, personal touch, compounded…

Mass on the Grass update

July 24, 2020

Mass on the Grass is off to a great start! Here are a few brief reminders for all participants: The weather forecast will determine the location of the 5:00pm Saturday Vigil and the 11:30am Sunday Masses. This is decided by Friday afternoon and we will send out an email update to everyone on our list.Please be sure to bring your…

Interested in becoming a Catholic?

Interested in becoming a Catholic?

July 18, 2020

Is the Lord calling you? Are you interested in knowing more about the Catholic way of life? Follow the call and join us on the journey of RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. RCIA is offered for anyone who feels called to the Catholic faith. God calls us in many different ways. No matter what a person’s reason…

The bins are back!

The bins are back!

July 11, 2020

Were you among the loyal recyclers of junk mail, flattened cardboard, magazines and phone books who was disappointed recently to find that the recycling bins had vanished from the northwest parking lot at the corner of Whitman Avenue and West 38th Street? Go look again! Two replacement bins have been delivered, providing a little more volume than we had before,…

NFP Awareness Week: July 19-25, 2020

NFP Awareness Week: July 19-25, 2020

July 10, 2020

This year’s theme for National Family Planning Awareness Week, “Live the truth and beauty of God’s plan for married love,” honors the legacy of Humanae vitae. We are invited to reflect on our openness to God’s plan for married love and responsible parenthood, celebrating how “it’s about love, it’s about life, it’s about freedom, it’s about gift.” This is a…

Area parishes welcome Father Justin Freeman to MetroHealth

July 10, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, Fr. Justin Freeman, O de M, has been appointed to serve as Catholic Chaplain of MetroHealth Medical Center with residence at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. Because the COVID-19 pandemic has forced MetroHealth and other facilities to strictly adhere to policies impacting the work of parish priests, Father Justin is a true blessing to our…

Too much money in your pocket?

Too much money in your pocket?

July 10, 2020

We can help! The 50-50 Club has restarted their monthly drawing, which benefits the daily operations of the parish. Tickets are available in the rectory during regular hours of operation and after Sunday Masses. The tickets come with an addressed return envelope in packs of 2, 5, or 10. They can also be returned to the rectory as long as…