Bulletin

Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life

Avila’s: This group promotes vocations.  The group meets the first Saturday of each month and attends the 8 a.m. mass, prays the rosary and recites prayers for all vocations.
Contact:  Carol Baronowski – Please leave message at the Rectory Office at 440-777-5050

 

Prayer Group: One group meets on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. The groups pray for the needs of parishioners and friends.

Contact:  Please leave message at the Rectory Office at 440-777-5050

 

Men’s Prayer Group: Men meet the 2nd Saturday of the month after morning mass to pray and reflect on various spiritual books they have chosen to read.  The book chosen provides a focus on a particular aspect of our faith.   The session begins with Liturgy of the Hours.

Contact:  Deacon Greg Noveske    440-777-5050

 

Ignatian Spirituality/Spiritual Direction: There is an annual individual retreat (9 week format) and monthly private direction, provided by a certified spiritual director with emphasis on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.  There is also a group Retreat Day offered at the Jesuit Retreat House for those participating in this program.

Contact:  Eugenia Gyi   – Please leave message at the Rectory Office at 440-777-5050

 

Spiritual Direction: A simple explanation of some one seeking spiritual direction would be “seeking to know, love and serve the Lord in a deepening and renewed manner.”

Contact: Deacon Greg Noveske –  Please leave message at the Rectory Office at 440-777-5050

 

Evangelization Committee: Evangelization constitutes the essential mission of the church. It is proclaiming the person and message of Jesus Christ to all the world. In essence, it means bringing the Good News to every human situation and transforming individuals and society through gospel values.

Evangelization is not a program but is an integral part of all we do as church. It touches every aspect of parish life. It is the energizing core of all ministries. By baptism, we enter into a life of discipleship, continuing the Incarnation of Jesus by word and deed (proclamation and witness). Evangelization is the responsibility of every baptized Catholic.  The purpose of the Evangelization Commission is to obey our Lord who, just prior to His Ascension, commanded us to “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” (Luke 16: 15)

Contact:  Hal Bruckner  – Please leave message at the Rectory Office at 440-777-5050

Holy Name Society: The Holy Name Society is a spiritual organization of men and women whose primary purpose is to promote love, honor and respect for the Most Holy Name of Jesus. From their sale of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards they give scholarships to seventh grade students.  They coordinate the annual Anointing of the Sick Mass by arranging transportation, assisting at mass, and helping with the reception.  New members are always welcome.

Contact Ted Zehe:  Please leave message at the Rectory Office at 440-777-5050

Fast & Pray to Change Hearts: Respect Life Group initiated a 9 month “Fast & Pray” for our parish on the 3rd Wed. of the month.  Fasting can be done by limiting meals, desserts, coffee, etc. whatever would be a sacrifice for you.  Praying can consist of any prayers offered for our parish including rosaries, novenas, or personal prayers.  Sacrifices can be offered up as well as works of penance, or by attending a holy hour/benediction, etc.  All fasting and prayers will be offered for our parish community to strengthen and change hearts, to reawaken and bring Catholics back to Church and in relationship with Jesus, and for a spiritual renewal with many blessings.  Choose your favorite day, place, and way to pray!