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Labor Day: Remember the dignity of all

Sep 4, 2020

“This Labor Day is a somber one.  The COVID-19 pandemic goes on.  Economic circumstances for so many families are stressful or even dire.  Anxiety is high.  Millions are out of work and wondering how they will pay the bills.  And for workers deemed “essential” who continue to work outside the home, there is the heightened danger of exposure to the…

Remembering aborted children

Remembering aborted children

Sep 4, 2020

Interfaith memorial services and solemn prayer vigils will be held on Saturday, September 12, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron, Resurrection Cemetery in Valley City, and across the country for the innocent victims of abortion. Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron – This event will take place online and virtually.  Virtual prayers, hymns, scriptures, and reflections by local leaders will conclude with…

Hello again, Ms. Megan!

Hello again, Ms. Megan!

Aug 28, 2020

Are your children missing our weekly Children’s Liturgy of the Word? While we are unable to gather in person, we are posting a short video for our youngest parishioners online every week. Families with children in preschool through grade 2 will find age-appropriate reflections on the Gospel reading, songs, stories, and fun activities. Videos are posted here around 5:00pm every…

Franciscan custody of the Holy Land

Franciscan custody of the Holy Land

Aug 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, we were unable to host the annual Good Friday Holy Land Collection. Pope Francis has approved this year’s collection to be conducted on the weekend of September 12-13 throughout the world, the closest Sunday to the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Holy Land is under the custodianship of the worldwide network of Franciscans,…

Introduction to the Season of Creation

Introduction to the Season of Creation

Aug 28, 2020

In 1989, Ecumenical Patriarch Demitrios I proclaimed September 1 as a day of prayer for creation.  The World Council of Churches extended the celebration from September 1 to October 4.  Pope Francis welcomed the season officially in 2015. The theme in 2020 is “Jubilee for the Earth” as the first earth day was in 1970.  We need to reconcile ourselves…

Join the Eucharistic procession downtown

Aug 15, 2020

Legion of Mary Cleveland West Comitium invites you to a traditional Eucharistic procession on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at noon at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland. The procession along the sidewalks of downtown Cleveland will be less than a mile. As we walk, we will pray and sing in honor of our Eucharistic Lord Jesus…

Attend the Catholic Women’s Conference

Attend the Catholic Women’s Conference

Aug 9, 2020

All women are invited to attend the Cleveland Catholic Women’s Live-Streamed Conference, a one-day event for adult women who wish to learn and pray as they grow deeper in their faith. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Inspired by St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the theme of this year’s conference is “Simply Holy:…