03 - Diocesan Memorandum

Diocesan Memorandum
Prot. No. C-15 /2015
March, 2015
Secretariat/Department
Page
Office of the Bishop
47
Chancery
Catholic Community
Foundation
Finance
51
Clergy and Religious
55
Parish Life and Development
60
Catholic Charities
Corporation
63
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The Diocesan Memorandum is
published monthly as a service to clergy,
religious and lay leadership in the
Diocese of Cleveland.
The deadline for the next Diocesan
Memo is the tenth of this month.
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Memorandum.
Office of the Bishop
COLLECTIONS:
CATHOLIC RELIEF
SERVICES
COLLECTION
15 MARCH 2015
The CRS Collection is one of the twelve national collections
established by the bishops of the United States so that, by combining
resources, we can more effectively carry out the global mission of the
Church. It offers Catholics a convenient opportunity to help more
than 100 million people at home and abroad through a charitable
contribution during Mass. The CRS Collection is taken up in the
Cleveland Diocese on Laetare (or “Rejoice”) Sunday, the 4th Sunday
of Lent (March 15, 2015).
If you are interested in learning more please contact CRS Diocesan
Director Kelly Davis at 440-943-7612 or [email protected]
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OFFICE FOR WORSHIP
EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTERS OF
HOLY
COMMUNION 2014 EXPIRATIONS
Stickers, along with any requested reprints, will be arriving to update
the extraordinary minister of Holy Communion certificates that
expired on 31 December 2014.
EASTER VIGIL 2015
In 2015, Easter Vigil falls on 4 April. Title II, Number 21 of the
General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar states: “The
entire celebration of this [the Easter] Vigil should take place at night,
beginning after nightfall and ending with dawn.” This rule is to be
taken according to its strictest sense, thus, in the Diocese of
Cleveland the earliest possible time for the Easter Vigil to begin
in 2015 is 8:30 p.m.
EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTERS OF
HOLY
COMMUNION
FORMATION
SESSIONS
The next formation sessions for extraordinary ministers of Holy
Communion are being planned for late April/Early May. Please
continue to check the Office for Worship website and future
memorandums for details on dates, times and locations.
MASS FOR NEWLY
RECEIVED
CATHOLICS
On 11 April 2015, Bishop Lennon will celebrate a Mass at the
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at 4:30 p.m. for all those
received into the Catholic Church since last Easter.
These are to be placed in the upper right-hand corner of each
certificate to indicate a renewal for another five-year term.
In particular this will be an opportunity for Bishop Lennon to gather
with the baptized who were received into full communion this year,
especially those who celebrate the Call to Continuing Conversion in
their parishes.
DIACONATE
ORDINATION
On Saturday, 2 May 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Bishop Lennon will ordain
men to the diaconate. The clergy, religious and lay faithful of the
Diocese of Cleveland are cordially invited to attend this celebration
held at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 1007 Superior Ave.
E., Cleveland, OH.
PRIESTHOOD
ORDINATION
On Saturday, 16 May 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Bishop Lennon will ordain
men to the presbyterate. The clergy, religious and lay faithful of the
Diocese of Cleveland are cordially invited to attend this celebration
held at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 1007 Superior Ave.
E., Cleveland, OH.
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TRIBUNAL
2015 FIRST STEP
PROGRAMS –
IMPORTANT NEW
INFORMATION
To date, we have had the privilege of meeting almost 1600 people
through the First Step Program. Our thanks go out to the priests,
deacons, pastoral ministers who have supported and encouraged
individuals though this process. We are pleased to be able to
continue this important evangelization aspect of our ministry. Your
assistance in publicizing these programs is much appreciated. Please
refer to the Tribunal website (www.dioceseofcleveland.org/tribunal)
for testimonials about the program from past participants that might
be helpful when publicizing the programs. In addition, please
remember to pass on the fact that the Tribunal no longer
requests any fees for cases.
We have changed the program to make it easier for participants to
submit their case. The participants will still come to the general
meeting, but the follow-up to submit the case will be done with the
procurator. Participants will answer the First Step questionnaire
(twelve questions) and gather the required paperwork. When they
meet with their procurator, the procurator will ensure that all required
information has been completed and submit the case to the Tribunal.
The procurator must be certain that the First Step questionnaire,
showing the watermark, is included with the petitioner’s
answers. If the watermarked questionnaire is not included, the
case will be returned to the procurator.
The Church’s teachings on marriage, divorce, and remarriage are
often misunderstood. This program is offered to help everyone,
especially those who have experienced divorce, learn more about
Catholic teaching in these areas. Representatives from the Ministry
to the Divorced Office of the Department for Marriage and Family
Ministry will also be present to explain their ministry to those who
are divorced.
In any endeavor, taking the “first step” is always the most difficult.
The First Step Program helps individuals to navigate the path of
healing and closure, of which the annulment process is an important
aspect.
The schedule for the general meetings in 2015 is:
 Thursday, 26 March 2015, at St. Peter Parish, Lorain, at
7:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, 12 May 2015, at St. Gabriel Parish, Concord, at
7:00 p.m.
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
Tuesday, 15 September 2015, at Immaculate Heart of Mary
Parish, Cuyahoga Falls, at 7:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, 13 October 2015, at St. Ambrose Parish, Brunswick,
at 7:00 p.m.
Please see the bulletin announcement section for an announcement
which can be used to publicize these meetings. Thank you for your
assistance.
For more information check our website:
www.dioceseofcleveland.org
Or call the Tribunal: 216-696-6525/800-869-6525, ext. 4000
DIOCESAN REVIEW BOARD
REVIEW BOARD
FOR THE DIOCESE
OF CLEVELAND
NEEDS THREE
MEMBERS
(The Review Board appreciates your efforts to assist us in the fall of
2014. The Board has extended the deadline for applications due to
difficulties with the internet link and to expand the publicity being
issued. The Board now also seeks a member who is an educator, in
addition to a professional with broad experience in investigations and
a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. If possible we would
appreciate your willingness to print this need for new members in
your church bulletin in the coming weeks.)
The Review Board for the Diocese of Cleveland has openings for
three members with outstanding integrity and good judgment: a
professional with broad experience in investigations, an experienced
educator (at any level), and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who
has completed a course of treatment. The Review Board advises the
Bishop of Cleveland on keeping children safe from sexual abuse,
recommends policies and examines allegations against clerics.
Consider applying for the Review Board if you have an abiding
interest in young people and are able to make a significant time
commitment.
Members are volunteers in full communion with the Catholic
Church. The application form can be downloaded from
http://www.tinyurl.com/docreviewboardapplication or from the link
at the lower right on the opening page of
www.dioceseofcleveland.org under “Protecting God’s Children.”
The Diocese’s Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual
Abuse; Revised; 2007 is available at http://tinyurl.com/docpolicy.
The deadline for application is April 15, 2015. Selected candidates
will be interviewed. Call the Board Chair Patricia Ritzert (330) 4722158 with questions.
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Chancery
CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
PARISH CHOIRS AT
CATHEDRAL LENT 2015
During the season of Lent 2015, four parish choirs from around the
Diocese have accepted the invitation to sing at the Cathedral Sunday
5:30 p.m. Mass. This annual invitation to sing at the Cathedral
Sunday 5:30 Mass is open to all parish choirs in the Diocese.
Participating choirs accepting the invitation this Lent are:
Lent II – March 1
Lent III – March 8
Lent IV – March 15
Lent V – March 22
HELEN D.
SCHUBERT
CONCERTS
Mary Queen of Peace Choir (Cleveland) –
David Jaronowski, director
Queen of Heaven Choir (Green Twp) –
Matthew Andreski, director
Padre Pio Academy Choir (Lakewood) –
Annette Murphy, director
St Adalbert Choir (Berea) –
Jennifer Broeren, director
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist; 1007 Superior Ave @ E 9th St;
Cleveland Ohio 44114
All concerts are FREE, (no tickets, no reservations)
Free secure parking: Cathedral garage on Rockwell Ave @ E 9th St
March 13 - Friday @ 7:30 p.m.
Contrapunctus vocal ensemble (Cleveland OH)
David Acres, Musical Director
Angel Voices ever Singing…
traces the history and progression of sacred music for upper voices
(sopranos, altos and countertenors) through the ages - from the early
days of chant (900s), through the ensuing centuries (Middle ages &
Renaissance) and on to modern times, featuring the premier of a new
work by Graham Keitch, 'Oh God, whose hand hath spread the sky'
for 6 voices.
http://contrapunctus-earlymusic.org
May 7– Thursday @ 8:00 p.m.
JUBILATION! Elizabeth Stuart Church Choir Festival
A production of WCLV in partnership with the Cathedral of St John
Broadcast live over WCLV FM104.9
The Eighth annual WCLV JUBILATION Elizabeth Stuart Church
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Choir Festival features four finalist Church Choirs from Northeast
Ohio. The non-adjudicated Festival, open by audition to all church
choirs in Northeast Ohio, was established in 2008: to showcase
sacred choral music recognized as core classical repertoire; to
encourage a heightened standard of choral music in houses of
worship; and to celebrate choirs that strive for excellence. The
Festival offers a prize of $500 to each of the four participating choirs.
http://www.wclv.com
SACRAMENT OF
CONFIRMATION AT
ST. JOHN
CATHEDRAL
Bishop Richard G. Lennon will confer the Sacrament of
Confirmation at St. John Cathedral on Saturday, 23 May 2015, the
Vigil of the Solemnity of Pentecost, at the 4:30 p.m. Mass. If you
have candidates who are unable to participate at the Confirmation
Ceremony at their own parish, please contact the Cathedral Rectory at
216-771-6666, ext. 4700.
The Cathedral began the practice of celebrating Confirmation many
years ago for adult candidates and to assist parishes when a small
number of candidates could not be confirmed at their parish as
planned because of illness, family travel, or other unexpected events.
• The candidate must meet Diocesan guidelines for age or school
grade level.
• The parish staff of the sponsoring parish is to prepare the
candidates for the reception of the sacrament.
• Registration must be made by the pastor, administrator, or parish
life coordinator, and not by the candidate.
Catholic Community Foundation
2015 CATHOLIC
CHARITIES
ANNUAL APPEAL
The 2015 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal is well underway! Over
113,000 donors received the first letter solicitation the end of
January/early part of February and the In-Pew Commitment Weekend
took place in all parishes the weekend of 14-15 February. Parishes
should mail all in-pew envelopes that they collect to Agilis for
processing. Instructions, the address for Agilis and a Transmittal
Form for submission of the envelopes can be found on pages 28-29 of
the Parish Manual or on the Appeal website,
www.catholiccommunity.org/2015Appeal, on the News and Parish
Materials tab.
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Parishes should continue to check the website for up-to-date
information and to look for the Appeal Updates sent by email on or
about the 10th of each month for information on the Appeal’s
progress.
Call 800-869-6525 with questions or for information and ask for
Karen Joyce (ext. 1910) or Meghan McGuan (ext. 1049) or email us
at [email protected] or
[email protected]
TABOR FUND
GRANT AWARDS
Applications for Tabor Fund Grant Awards are now available for the
2015A cycle. Awards are intended to provide an opportunity for
ministers to refresh and/or re-energize their spirituality, faith, mind
and/or physical well-being, as part of fostering personal development
and improving their ministry. Awards will be made in the following
categories: Education and Formation, Sabbaticals and Retreats.
Any bona fide employees (paid or volunteer), lay, and religious who
work in any recognized ministry within the Catholic Diocese of
Cleveland; this includes parishes, religious orders, recognized
ministries and offices of the Diocese. While priests cannot receive
individual awards, they may participate in Education and Formation
initiatives. The application deadline for the Tabor Fund Grant
Awards Program is March 13th.
You may access the application and guidelines by visiting
www.catholiccommunity.org under the menu option: About Us.
Select Grants from the drop down menu and then select the Grant
Making option. Questions may be directed to Lauren Gannon at 216696-6525, ext. 4200 or [email protected]
OFFICE OF STEWARDSHIP
JOYFULLY GIFTED
- A SPIRITUAL
GIFTS
DISCERNMENT
PROCESS
Thank you to all who attended the Joyfully Gifted Come & See
sessions recently hosted by the Offices of Stewardship and
Evangelization. Over 350 persons attended representing nearly 100
parishes. This is your reminder to visit the Joyfully Gifted tab on the
Evangelization website
(www.dioceseofcleveland.org/evangelization) to schedule a Joyfully
Gifted retreat or for further updates and formation.
This is an exciting opportunity to help form and equip parishioners to
live their call, and with the support of Rooted in Faith – Forward in
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Hope funds, this makes it accessible for all!
For those who did not have an opportunity to attend but wish to learn
more, please contact Terri Preskar at 216-696-6525/ 800-869-6525
ext.5090 or [email protected]
GRATEFUL GIVING
- OFFERTORY
ENHANCEMENT
PROGRAM
It’s not too late to consider the Spring offering of Grateful Giving, the
offertory enhancement program made available from the Catholic
Community Foundation in partnership with Cathedral Corporation.
Nearly 30 parishes have successfully participated in this program
since October 2013, resulting in an aggregate 16% increase in weekly
offertory. Program enhancements now include three different
weekends to start this Spring, greater personalization of parish
invitation and follow up letters, and customized ask amounts. To
learn more, please contact Terri Preskar at 216-696-6525/ 800-8696525 ext.5090 or [email protected]
UPCOMING
EVENTS
Wednesday, 8 April (6:30-8:30 p.m.) – Stewardship Committees join
together for an evening of shared best practices.
Tuesday, 14 April (2:00-3:00 p.m.) – Webinar: How Stewardship
makes a Difference Reaching Younger Adults
Visit the Stewardship website at:
www.dioceseofcleveland.org/stewardship to register and learn more.
Finance
HUMAN RESOURCES
WORKERS’
COMPENSATION
The Diocese has recently outsourced its Workers’ Compensation
processing to Associated Compensation Resources (ACR). As such,
effective immediately, all communication and correspondence
pertaining to work related injuries should be directed to ACR, via
phone, fax or email. Contact information for ACR is as follows:
Associated Compensation Resources (ACR)
9237 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, Ohio 44060
Main Phone: 216-731-8215
Fax: 216-731-8290
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Michelle Fegatelli, Account Manager (Direct Dial, 216-482-3935),
[email protected]
Amanda Majher, Assistant Account Manager (Direct Dial, 216-4823932), [email protected]
Please notify ACR of any work-related injury within twenty-four
hours of the occurrence.
The most current Ohio BWC Certificates and Workers’
Compensation Claim Forms have been sent to participants via email
and U.S. Mail, and are also available at www.catholicdiocese.org.
LABOR LAW
POSTERS
REMINDER
Federal and State employment laws require that employers post
notices in the workplace explaining employees’ rights. These notices
must be posted in a conspicuous place so that employees and
applicants can readily see them (e.g. post in Rectory and School). If
the required notices are not posted, employers may be subject to
significant penalties and fines. You can ignore the solicitations from
vendors to purchase their posters. All required posters can be found
at http://jfs.ohio.gov/civilrights/posters.stm at no cost. Note that each
poster must be individually displayed. If it has been awhile since you
looked at your posters, please go the site to make sure yours are all
current. Notices will appear in this Memorandum whenever there is a
revised poster available. The Ohio Minimum Wage poster was
updated January 1 and can be found at the above link.
Contact Donna Speagle, Director of Human Resources, at (216) 6966525, ext. 8760 or [email protected] with any
questions.
Clergy and Religious
DIOCESAN VOCATION OFFICE
EXALT (XLT!)
Join us for an evening of prayer, song, and praise with Eucharistic
Adoration on 14 April 2015, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel
on the campus of the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe. A
time for reconciliation will also be available.
Visit clevelandcatholicpriesthood.com or call 440-943-7631 for more
details.
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SAVE THE DATE!
BISHOP’S
SEMINARY BRUNCH
The 31st Bishop’s Seminary Brunch will be held on Sunday, 22
March 2015, 12 Noon to 3:00 p.m. at Executive Caterers at
Landerhaven. This is a fundraising event to benefit our seminarians.
Consider filling a table of ten by inviting your parishioners and
friends to attend. Individual tickets are also available. For more
information, please contact Mary Avenoso at 440-943-7630 or
[email protected]
WORLD DAY OF
PRAYER FOR
VOCATIONS
Please mark your calendars for World Day of Prayer for Vocations,
Good Shepherd Sunday, 26 April 2015. To help in the celebration of
this day, the Diocesan Vocation Office will provide resources to all
pastors, school principals, directors of religious education, and
Newman Campus ministers. Please look for this mailing to arrive the
beginning of April.
CATHOLIC YOUTH
SUMMER CAMP
RESGISTRATION
Catholic Youth Summer Camp (CYSC) is the premier high adventure
camp experience in Ohio for either high school or middle school aged
students. Participants’ faith experience is founded in the Sacramental
life of the Catholic Church, and this is expressed through daily Mass,
adoration, reconciliation, bible study, and opportunities for vocational
discernment. Activities typically include: jet skis, water tubing,
paintball, go-carts, archery, zip line, rock climbing, ropes courses,
mountain boarding, and more! At CYSC the youth come for the jet skis
and climbing walls, but they leave with a new freedom only found in
Jesus Christ. Registration is done online by students and their families.
The Diocese of Cleveland is hosting a week of camp for several
hundred high school students from 14-19 June 2015 at Hidden Hollow
Camp near Lodi, Ohio. Go to www.cysc.com for registration and
information or contact Fr. Michael McCandless in the vocation office,
440-943-7660.
VOCATION
LESSONS ONLINE
Beginning in September materials have been made available to all
parishes and schools within the diocese through an online resource
entitled Vocation Lessons. A tri-fold brochure containing information
on this curriculum has already been distributed to all principals and
pastors. This site will provide online supplemental curriculum for
catholic schools, parish religious education, and youth ministry in
support of fostering all vocations. Lessons contain videos, original
stories, and inspiring excerpts. Please contact the Diocesan Vocation
Office at 440-943-7630 or [email protected] to
request a Vocation Lessons brochure.
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YEAR OF
CONSECRATED
LIFE
Pope Francis has declared November 21, 2014 to February 6, 2016 as
the Year of Consecrated Life to celebrate the charism of religious life
and its capacity to “awaken the world.” The Diocesan Vocation
Office, with the Office of Evangelization, has convened an energized
and hopeful collaboration of lay people and religious men and women
in response to the invitation of Pope Francis to invite people to learn
about this special charism. This unique collaboration of the diocese
and religious communities aims to educate Catholics and the wider
community about religious life today.
Your support of this initiative can be offered through your personal
prayers as well as gathering the prayers of those in your parish, school,
or organization. Opportunities for religious to visit parishes and other
institutions will be made available as well as the opportunity to
pilgrimage to the different religious houses located in our diocese.
Please visit www.churchvocations.com for future announcements
regarding the Year of Consecrated Life.
Posters featuring the women and men in formation for consecrated life
from or within the Diocese of Cleveland are available by contacting
the Diocesan Vocation Office, 440-943-7630 or
[email protected]
SEMINARY VOCATION OFFICE
DUC IN ALTUM
RETREATS
In Luke 5, Jesus tells his disciples to “put out into the deep.” This
Come and See weekend experience at Borromeo and Saint Mary
Seminaries provides an overnight retreat for men between 17 and 44
years of age, offering the opportunity to experience life at the
seminary. The next Come and See weekend will be 27-29 March,
2015. Please take a few minutes to identify a few potential candidates
and call (440-943-7660), fax (440-943-7577), or email
([email protected]) their names and addresses.
We’ll see that they receive a personal invitation.
SAVE THE DATE
Borromeo Seminary Golf Outing will take place on Monday, 29 June,
2015, at StoneWater Golf Club in Highland Heights. Proceeds go
toward scholarship support for incoming students at Borromeo
Seminary. Please contact the Seminary Vocation Office for
registration information: 440-943-7631 or
[email protected]
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CATHOLIC YOUTH
SUMMER CAMP
REGISTRATION
Catholic Youth Summer Camp (CYSC) is the premier high adventure
camp experience in Ohio for either high school or middle school aged
students. Participants’ faith experience is founded in the Sacramental
life of the Catholic Church, and this is expressed through daily Mass,
adoration, reconciliation, bible study, and opportunities for vocational
discernment. Activities typically include: jet skis, water tubing,
paintball, go-carts, archery, zip line, rock climbing, ropes courses,
mountain boarding, and more! At CYSC the youth come for the jet
skis and climbing walls, but they leave with a new freedom only
found in Jesus Christ. Registration is done online by students and
their families. The Diocese of Cleveland is hosting a week of camp
for several hundred high school students from 14-19 June 2015 at
Hidden Hollow Camp near Lodi, Ohio. Go to www.cysc.com for
registration and information or contact Fr. Michael McCandless in
the vocation office, 440-943-7660.
BORROMEO SEMINARY
TOLLE LEGE
SUMMER
INSTITUTE OF
BORROMEO
SEMINARY
Borromeo Seminary is excited to continue the summer sessions of Tolle
Lege Summer Institute, a faith-focused, fun, intellectual camp for teens of
the Diocese of Cleveland who will be high school seniors at the start of the
next academic year. The Tolle Lege Summer Institute of Borromeo
Seminary is a camp inspired by the example of St. Augustine, bishop,
teacher, and philosopher.
Tolle Lege was founded to promote the pursuit of wisdom and
provide a foundational understanding of Catholic philosophy and
theology to men and women in the summer before their senior year of
high school. Courses are taught by seminary faculty in a range of
philosophical and theological topics in order to help teens develop an
intellectual and spiritual understanding of their faith and provide
them with the tools to become strong Catholic leaders.
Applications for the camp, recommendation forms, the story of Tolle
Lege, and more information are on the Tolle Lege website at:
www.tollelegecamp.com. Applications are due May 18th. Our
Facebook page is listed as: Tolle Lege Summer Institute at Borromeo
Seminary and you can follow us on Twitter @TolleLegeCamp.
Questions can be sent to our email: [email protected]
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SAINT MARY SEMINARY
INVITATION FOR
PUBLIC COMMENT
The visitation team from the Higher Learning Commission of the
North Central Association of Schools (HLC) and the Commission on
Accreditation of the Association for Theological Schools (ATS) will
visit Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology during
the weeks of September 21 and September 28, 2015 as part of the
school's regular accreditation process. The site visit is the culmination
of a multi-year self-study that provided Saint Mary's the opportunity
to reflect on its educational mission and how it realizes its ongoing
commitment to the accreditation standards. In preparation for the
visits, public comment is invited.
The public is invited to submit comments to:
Public Comment on Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of
Theology
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s Web
site at www.ncahlc.org.
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of
the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in
writing.
All comments must be received by September 15, 2015.
The public may also submit comments directly to Saint Mary
Seminary and Graduate School of Theology on the form available on
the seminary website: http://www.stmarysem.edu/aboutus/accreditation/invitation-for-public-comment/
All responses will be made available to the visiting team. Thank you.
If there are any questions, please contact Sister Brendon Zajac, SND,
Accreditation Coordinator, at Saint Mary Seminary.
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Parish Life and Development
DIOCESAN MINISTRY TO THE INCARCERATED
LEAF Ministry
LEAF Ministry_ Listening, Encouraging, and Assisting Families
Do you have families in your parish, who, because of the
incarceration of a loved one, experience isolation, shame, guilt, and
an overwhelming sense of being alone? The LEAF Ministry has been
formed to be of support to these families. Groups meet monthly
offering an opportunity to those who come to listen and share
community, network and learn from others who understand their
situation, challenges, fears and emotions. All are welcome to
participate irrespective of faith affiliation. For more information,
please call one of the following parishes and visit the website:
www.leafministry.org No pre-registration is necessary.
A new group will begin at Mary Queen of Peace Parish (Pearl Road,
Cleveland) during the month of April. St. Mary in Hudson is also
planning to begin a new group for the Hudson area. It is our
intention to continue to form additional groups in the various areas of
the diocese. If you are interested in beginning a group or want more
information, call Sister Rita Mary, SND at 800-869-6525 or 216-6966525 ext. 2200.
LEAF East meets at Holy Angels Parish in Bainbridge: 19
March 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (Call 440-708-0000)
LEAF West a ministry of St. Ladislas Parish, Westlake and
Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain meets at St. Ladislas Parish: 11
March 2015 at 7:00 p.m. This is a bi-lingual group which also
provides a group for teens. (Call Paula at 216-696-6525ext. 3500)
LEAF Central meets at St. Agnes-Our Lady of Fatima
Parish at 6800 Lexington Ave. in Cleveland: The group will meet
on Saturday, 7 March from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. (Call 216-391-1655)
THE GAY AND LESBIAN FAMILY MINISTRY
LENTEN DAY OF
REFLECTION
The Gay-Lesbian Family Ministry will sponsor a Lenten Day of
Reflection to be held at St. John Vianney Parish on Saturday, 7
March 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until the closing at the 4:00 p.m. Parish
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Saturday Vigil Liturgy. All are welcome. For additional information,
please call the Parish Life Office at 800-869-6525 or 216-696-6525
ext. 3500.
PASTORAL MINISTRY OFFICE
JOB RESOURCE
FOR LAY
ECCLESIAL
MINISTERS AND
PARISHES
The Pastoral Ministry Office can assist those who are seeking
positions in parishes, as well as those who are looking for a lay
ecclesial minister for their parish. Confidentiality is maintained at all
times. Please call the office at 440-943-7672 / email
[email protected] if you would like more
information.
CANON LAW
COURSE BEING
OFFERED
A Canon Law course for lay ministers will be offered beginning in
May, 2015. The course will be held at the Center for Pastoral
Leadership in Wickliffe with an introductory session on Friday, 1
May - time TBD. Lynette Tait, a judge with the Diocesan Tribunal
and a Certified Lay Ecclesial Minister, will teach the course. Time
and dates for the course will be determined with the course
participants at the 1 May meeting. Call the Pastoral Ministry Office at
(440) 943-7670 with questions.
OFFICE OF HISPANIC MINISTRY
BASIC ADULT FAITH FORMATION 2014-15
Saturday 7 March 2015 -- 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Iglesia/Church
Young Adult Formation class
St Mary / Painesville, Ohio
HISPANIC LAY LEADERSHIP CLASS
Saturday 21 March 2015 -- 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Profetas / Prophets
Borromeo Seminary
CONFERENCE ON FAMILY AND MARRIAGE LIFE
CONFERENCIA SOBRE LA FAMILIA Y VIDA
MATRIMONIO
By Salvador Gomez
International Catholic Speaker / Predicador Católico Internacional
Saturday 21 March 2015/21 Sabado Marzo 2015 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Chapel / 4301 Pearl Ave. Lorain OH 44055
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JONH XXIII - EVANGELIZATION RETREAT
JUAN XXII - RETIRO DE EVANGELIZACION
20-22 March 2015
Our Lady of Lourdes / House of Retreats
Cleveland, Ohio
OFFICE OF MINISTRY TO AFRICAN AMERICAN
CATHOLICS
SR. THEA
BOWMAN
CELEBRATION –
SAVE THE DATE
FSPA Awards which honor African American Women
2:00 p.m., Sunday, 3 May 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Banquet & Conference Center
700 Beta Drive, Mayfield Village, OH 44143
A flyer in included or you may call 216-696-6525 or 1-800-869-6525,
ext. 3020 for more information.
EVANGELIZATION OFFICE
JOYFULLY GIFTED
- SPIRITUAL GIFTS
DISCERNMENT
PROCESS
Thank you to all who attended the Joyfully Gifted Come & See
sessions recently hosted by the Offices of Stewardship and
Evangelization. Over 350 persons attended representing nearly 100
parishes. This is your reminder to visit the Joyfully Gifted tab on the
Evangelization website (www.dioceseofcleveland.org/evangelization)
to schedule a Joyfully Gifted retreat or for further updates and
formation.
This is an exciting opportunity to help form and equip parishioners to
live their call, and with the support of Rooted in Faith funds, this
makes it accessible for all!
PASTORAL
PLANNING
THROUGH AN
EVANGELIZING
LENS:
For those who did not have an opportunity to attend but wish to learn
please contact Terrie Baldwin at (216) 696-6525, ext. 2540 or
[email protected]
Need help in planning next steps or creating a pastoral plan for
evangelization? Contact Terrie Baldwin to discuss the different
approaches for evangelization: the USCCB’s Three Goals for
Evangelization and the Thresholds of Conversion.
Formational programs are available for parish and schools staffs,
parishes, schools, and Catholic organizations on various topics
including Thresholds of Conversion, Joy of the Gospel, New
Evangelization, Evangelization and Technology, and Learning how to
Witness, using workshop, retreat, and mission formats.
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Evangelization training sessions for parish staff and lay leaders is
available for adult faith formation facilitation, ALPHA core team,
ALPHA small group leaders, witnessing, faith sharing, hospitality,
greeters and ushers, door to door evangelization and many
evangelization programs are also available. More information is
available at www.dioceseofcleveland.org/evangelization.
Contact Terrie Baldwin in Office of Evangelization for any additional
questions or support at (216) 696-6525 or (800) 869-6525, ext. 2540
or [email protected]
PUBLICIZE YOUR
LENTEN
ACTIVITIES
Please remember to continue sending information on your Lenten
activities: Fish Fries and Lenten Activities, i.e. Retreats, Missions,
Lecture Series, Concerts/Performances and anything else your parish
might be planning, to be included in the activities calendar of the
Parish Life Website.
Send your information via email to Martha Hamilton at
[email protected] The more information provided
the better your listing looks in the calendar. If you have a promotional
flyer, please send an electronic copy of that. Also, any promotional
materials that include a menu for a Fish Fry or Special Lenten Meal
would help as well.
There is no deadline on submissions as the website will be updated
on an ongoing basis. However, the sooner it is listed, the more people
who will see your events.
Catholic Charities Corporation
MARRIAGE & FAMILY MINISTRY
WEBSITE
Visit our website at http://ccdocle.org/mfm for Pre-Cana days,
NFP classes, Parenting classes, Couple Ministry, Bereavement and
Compassion & Care trainings, divorce recovery groups, Ministry
to the Sick and Caregivers and more or call Jane at 216-334-2978.
Also, find and like us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/clevelandmarriageandfamily to stay current
with marriage & family news and events.
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FAMILY
PERSPECTIVES
Family gospel insights and intercessions for each Sunday are
included in the Family Perspectives and General Intercessions
flyer for the month of April 2015 (published a month in advance).
MARRIAGE
PREPARATION and
PARISH PRE-CANA
DAYS
Our website at http://ccdocle.org/marriage-and-familyministry/marriage/engaged-couples lists marriage preparation
options. Parishes are invited to advertise on our website. Call or
email Jane at 216-334-2978 or [email protected]
NATURAL FAMILY
PLANNING
TEACHER
TRAINING
INSTITUTE 2015
Please consider recommending a NFP to a couple from your parish
for the 2015 NFP Teacher Training Institute. We have reduced the
price to make it easier for parishes to sponsor couples. The
couples that take part in this program are certified to instruct
couples in either the Ovulation Method or the Sympto-thermal
Method of NFP. They would be available to offer a NFP
Information Sessions or full courses at your parish for young
engaged or married couples – many of whom have not heard of
NFP but are especially receptive if they hear it from a couple
practicing NFP. They can be a wonderful resource for your
parish.
Dates & Times: Saturdays, June 6, June 27, August 1 and August
29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 3,
2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: St. Augustine Manor, 7911 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland,
OH 44102
Cost: $295.00 per couple
Interested? Please contact Kathy Patton, NFP Coordinator, at 216334-2973 or email at [email protected] Please see
http://ccdocle.org/program/natural-family-planning-teachertraining-institute for more information.
COUPLE MINISTRY
TRAINING –
ST. AMBROSE,
BRUNSWICK
Couple Ministers are volunteer married couples selected by their
parish and trained by the diocese to assist in Marriage preparation
and enrichment. They meet with the engaged couples and provide
a living witness of Christian Marriage.
Date Five Wednesday evenings, June 10, 17, 24, July 1 & 8,
2015
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Place: St. Ambrose Parish, 929 Pearl Road,
Brunswick, OH 44212
Cost: $125 per couple, paid by the parish.
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Registration brochures are available online, with this memo or
through the Department for Marriage & Family Ministry Please
email Ginny [email protected] or call her at
216-334-2972. Online brochure
PRE-CANA
Pre-Cana sessions that are held at parishes and retreat centers can
be found at: http://ccdocle.org/program/pre-cana
PREP
RELATIONSHIP
SKILLS
WORKSHOP FOR
ENGAGED AND
MARRIED
COUPLES
PREP fulfills the Pre-Cana requirement for engaged couples, and
offers enrichment to married couples
Date & Time: Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.,
please register by April 10
Place: Holy Martyrs, 3100 Old Weymouth Rd., Medina, OH
44256 (5:30 p.m. Mass)
Cost: $95 per couple. For more information, call 216-334-2978.
Online registration form at http://ccdocle.org/program/prep
CANA II
REMARRIAGE
PREPARATION
A marriage preparation series for couples, in which one or both
have been married before, or one or both will become a stepparent.
Includes Active Parenting for Stepfamilies series on subsequent
evenings. Two offerings:
Date & Time: Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Cana II session
Active Stepparenting Series – Wednesdays, March 11 & 18,
2015 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Place: Holy Spirit Parish, 410 Lear Rd., Avon Lake 44012
(5:00 p.m. Mass)
Cost: $95 per couple Saturday only; $125 for Cana II plus Active
Step-Parenting series. Already married stepparents are also
welcome to register for Active Step-parenting only for $30.
Register at: http://ccdocle.org/program/cana-ii
or
Place: St. Basil the Great, 8700 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH
44141. Please register by April 10th
Date & Time: Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., - Cana
II session Active
Stepparenting Series – Thursdays, April 23 & 30, 2015 from 6:30
– 9:00 p.m. will be held at St. Joseph Parish, 12700 Pear Road,
Strongsville, OH 44136 (Please note change of location for
Stepparenting Series)
Cost: $95 per couple Saturday only; $125 for Cana II plus Active
Step-Parenting series. Already married stepparents are also
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welcome to register for Active Step-parenting only for $30.
Register at: http://ccdocle.org/program/cana-ii
SINGLE &
PARENTING
Video series offering effective parenting strategies,
encouragement, and insights for single parents.
Date: Started Thursday, January 29, 2015, for 13 sessions.
Subsequent sessions are the second and fourth Thursday of each
month. Join at any time.
Place: St. Joseph Parish, 12700 Pearl Road,
Strongsville, OH 44136
Cost: $25 for 13 sessions, including workbook
Register by calling 216-334-2978, or at
http://ccdocle.org/events/single-parenting
SACRED STEPS TO
PEACE /
CATHOLIC
DIVORCE
RECOVERY
The Department for Marriage and Family Ministry is featuring a
Catholic Divorce Recovery Program entitled Sacred Steps to
Peace. The Sacred Steps General Meeting is held on the third
Friday of each month, with a focus on spiritual healing and growth
through education, discussion and reflection on Scriptures and
Church teachings. A “Working on the Steps” group meets the
first and third Thursday of each month, and is guided by a team in
a support group format, using prayer, exercises and a workbook as
a pathway to divorce recovery.
Date & Time: The third Friday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. –
Sacred Steps General Meeting
First and third Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Working the Steps Support Group (optional)
Catholic Engaged Encounter is a comprehensive weekend of
marriage preparation held three times a year at the St. Leonard
Retreat Center, 4076 Case Road, Avon, Ohio 44011. For questions
call Rita & Denny, 440-572-8954. Cost is $185 per couple. The
2015 weekend dates are May 8-10; August 7-9 and October 2325. Visit their website for more information and to register –
www.clevelandencounter.com.
ENGAGED
ENCOUNTER
WORLDWIDE
MARRIAGE
ENCOUNTER
MARRIED COUPLES - Do you know that more than 1,500,000
couples in over 92 countries have experienced a Worldwide
Marriage Encounter Weekend? They found something worth
passing on. The next weekends are scheduled for June 26-28, 2015
at the Clarion Hotel, Hudson and October 16-18, 2015 at the
Cambria Suites, Uniontown. For more information call Scott or
Lori at 330-305-9963 or visit www.wwme.org
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RETROUVAILLE
Retrouvaille is a three-month program to help couples struggling
in their marriages. It has three phases, starting with a weekend
experience in which couples learn to re-establish communication
and to gain new insights into themselves as individuals and as a
couple. Post sessions are held over a period of 12 weeks to further
develop and enhance the techniques learned on the weekend. A
support group is available offering interaction with other couples
who are striving to improve their relationship.
Dates: April 17-19 or September 11-13, 2015.
Location: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Beachwood, Ohio
Registration: Call Diane and Al Miskinis at 800-470-2230 or
email [email protected] . For more information go to
their website: www.helpourmarriage.com
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY AND CYO OFFICE
COALITION
WITH YOUNG
ADULTS (C-YA)
– THE COMPASS
PROJECT:
SPIRITUAL
DIRECTION
FOR YOUNG
ADULTS
The Compass Project connects men and women in their 20s
and 30s with area Spiritual Directors. Spiritual Direction
explores the deeper meaning of life, exposes you to new prayer
practices, and gives you a companion on the journey of life.
Visit www.cyacleveland.org to learn more. For a limited time,
vouchers will be available for private direction thanks to a
grant from CYFUSA.
SEARCH: A
RETREAT FOR
HIGH SCHOOL
TEENS
Search is for high school teens (ages 15-18) who are interested in
experiencing the Catholic faith in a dynamic way. Search helps
youth enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and
develop a fuller understanding of God and His Church. The
weekends encourage young people to assume an active role in the
Church. There are opportunities to meet new friends who are also
trying to follow the way of Jesus in today’s world. Search is
planned, directed and facilitated by other youth! Youth of all
faiths are welcomed. (It is a Catholic weekend open to all
religious denominations.) Cost: $75.00 per person. Next Search
Weekend is 6-8 March 2015. For Search information &
registration materials online, visit
http://ccdocle.org/program/search. For more information, please
contact: Jackie Vigneault, Youth & Young Adult Specialist, 330379-3636 ext-15 or [email protected]
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NORTHEAST
OHIO
THEOLOGY ON
TAP, 2015
Northeast Ohio Theology on Tap offers young adults and their
friends, married and single, in their 20s and 30s an opportunity to
learn about the Catholic faith with dynamic speakers, a casual
setting, and good company. See flyer for the 2014-15 schedule
(included with the Memorandum). The program is sponsored by
the Diocese of Cleveland Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office,
St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Lakewood, St. John Vianney
Parish in Mentor, Coalition with Young Adults, and Winking
Lizard and coordinated with the help of a volunteer planning
committee. For more information, visit
http://ccdocle.org/program/neo-theology-on-tap, contact Mark
Delsander at 216-334-1261 x25 or [email protected]
Theology on Tap is a registered Trademark of RENEW
International, www.theologyontap.com.
19-21 NOVEMBER
2015 – NATIONAL
CATHOLIC YOUTH
CONFERENCE –
“HERE I AM
LORD”,
INDIANAPOLIS,
IN…
REGISTRATION
MATERIALS NOW
AVAILABLE!
The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting,
biennial three-day experience of prayer, community and
empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperons.
Your parish teens can be a part of the 25,000 nationwide that will
attend! The schedule includes general sessions and workshops
addressing a wide variety of topics as well as opportunities for
reconciliation, adoration, daily liturgy and special activities such as
concerts, a dance, and comedy club. The thematic park is a unique
venue incorporating traditional exhibits with interactive,
educational and recreational activities. Diocese of Cleveland
Pilgrimage Package Cost: $499 per person – Includes:
registration fee; hotel accommodations; motor-coach
transportation; some meals, pilgrimage shirt and more! Get
registration materials; pilgrimage packet and important
information at: http://ccdocle.org/program/ncyc. Parish
Registration--Form A is due 17 March 2015 with a $100 per
person deposit. For more information, please contact: Jackie
Vigneault, Youth & Young Adult Specialist, 330-379-3636 ext-15
or [email protected]
This annual event hosted by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on
Scouting is for all Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, Pope Paul VI, and
Good Shepherd, Bronze Pelican and St. George awardees.
Liturgy is at 2:30 p.m.at St. John Cathedral, E. 9th St. & Superior
Ave., NE, Cleveland, Ohio. Social immediately following at
Cathedral Plaza, 1404 E.9th St. For more information, please
contact: Mark Delsander at 216-334-1261 x25 or
[email protected]
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BOY SCOUT
COURT OF HONOR,
SUNDAY, 26 APRIL
2015
DIOCESAN
YOUNG ADULT
CO-ED
SOFTBALL
TOURNAMENT
SUNDAY, 23
AUGUST 2015 –
JAMES DAY
PARK, PARMA,
OH
SAVE THE DATE! Who can play? Any parish,
40TH ANNUAL
DIOCESAN GIRL
SCOUT MASS,
SUNDAY, 18
OCTOBER 2015
The Diocesan Committee for Girls' Programs invites you to:
“WE ALL PRAY” - A CATHOLIC SUNDAY LITURGY for
GIRL SCOUTS, HERITAGE GIRLS and THEIR FAMILIES.
2:30 P.M., Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (free parking in
Cathedral Garage). Presiders: Rev. Bob Stec, Rev. Wally
Hyclak, Rev. Jim O'Donnell. Troops are encouraged to bring
troop flags or troop banners (NO STANDS). UNIFORMS
WELCOMED! A TOUR OF THE CATHEDRAL AND A
SOCIAL WILL FOLLOW THE LITURGY. The social will be
held in the Cathedral Plaza Building in the RAPPE ROOM
following the Mass. For more information, please contact
Mark Delsander at 216-334-1261 x25 or
[email protected]
organization or group which can put together a team of 10 to
14 players including at least 3 females. Each team plays at
least two games. For more information, visit:
www.ccdiocle.org/yyam or please contact Mark Delsander at
216-334-1261 x25 or [email protected] All proceeds
will benefit Northeast Ohio Theology on Tap Program.
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