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A Special Thanks

On August 4, over 600 people gathered at St. Wendelin for a free concert with the Hillbilly Thomists. Click on Tours to find out what they have to say about their stop in Cleveland. We would like to thank Fr. Bob Kropac and the staff at St. Wendelin for hosting the concert and the rest of the planning team including: Arthur Bodenschatz, Josh Stecz, Andrew Bendenham, Caitlin Gaughler, Savannah Nichols and Claudia Cabrera. Read more about the event. 

Eucharistic Revival

The USCCB is hosting a Eucharistic Revival Conference from September 22-24. Please download the flyer below and share this link with anyone who might be interested in participating in this FREE virtual conference! 

New features and resources are also available on the USCCB website, which is also available in Spanish. They are continuing to build out the free audio and video content on their digital resource platform through the “Learn” tab of the website; after completing a one-time sign-in form, those who want to engage the Revival more deeply will be able to access the free content on demand, as well as receive updates as new content is added. 

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Eucharistic Miracles Display

In response to the diocesan year of Eucharistic Revival, SS. Cosmas and Damian Parish in Twinsburg will be hosting the Eucharistic Miracle Display as chronicled by Blessed Carlo Acutis. Blessed Carlo was a teenager from Italy who developed a website dedicated to the documented and scientifically scrutinized occasions when the Holy Eucharist changed in its physical appearance, reminding us that the bread and wine of the Mass truly become the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.   

From October 17-30, 2022, SS. Cosmas and Damian Parish will be welcoming tours from Catholic schools and parishes, as well as the local and surrounding cities. The event is completely free. The parish campus will be set up like a museum for the thousands that are expected to participate in the event. Even the newly named Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland, Most Reverend Michael Woost, will be offering Mass on Saturday, October 22 at 4:00pm. Consider publicizing the event in your parish bulletin or organizing your parish staff or a parish group to dive deeper into the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
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Synod Updates

The USCCB Synod Team has completed the first draft of the national synthesis report and sent it out to the regional writing teams for feedback. The document will then go through a final Bishops' review process, before being sent to the Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops by the end of the August. 

On August 26, 2022, a Press Conference will be held at 1 p.m. (CET) at the Holy See Press Office to present the second stage of the synodal process: the Continental Stage of the Synod on Synodality. Read more
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Current Happenings

Hispanic Ministry

Faith and Culture Celebration 
September 17, 11:00 am 
St. Mary Parish, Painesville 

The Most Reverend Edward Malesic will preside during the Mass that will kick off the festivities. For more information, please contact Misael Mayorga by email or call 216-374-9440. Learn more

Human Life

Download the USCCB September issue of Word of Life and check out their new Respect Life resources. Learn more

Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence in Pastoral Care
Sep 10, Nov 5, & Dec 3, 9am-Noon

Pastoral skills workshop hosted by Dr. Ted Raddell. We recommend participants attend all three of the workshops since they will build upon one another, but it is not required. Download flyer.


Marriage & Family Ministry

Bereavement Loss by Suicide
Mondays starting Sept 12
St. Albert the Great, Hall A, North Royalton

Sessions will begin at 6:30pm and run for 10 consecutive Mondays. The cost will be $40 payable to St. Albert the Great. Learn more

Grandparenting Ministry 

There have been multiple meetings held with several parishes around the Diocese that are starting grandparenting ministries. The MFM office is continuing to support leadership development. We are also working with parish leaders to form a Chapter with the International Catholic Grandparent Association. There will be a virtual meeting held in September via Zoom to gather and share resources and ideas. Email Terri Yohman for more information. 

Youth Ministry

Gathering of Pastors and YMs
September 14, 10am-2pm, Cathedral Square  

Priests and youth ministers are invited to join Bishop Malesic as we reflect on the state of youth ministry in our diocese and identify ways to support and minister to young people.

New to Youth Ministry? Sign up for eNewsletter 
The Office of Youth Ministry sends out an eNewsletter once or twice a month with information for those ministering to youth in our diocese. We will be launching onboarding for new youth ministers this fall.  Details will be in the eNewsletter.  It is the primary means of communication from this office. Priests, deacons, PCLs, as well as youth and campus ministers are encouraged to sign up.
See archived eNewsletters here

Young Adult Ministry

World Youth Day Delegation  
If you are interested in attending World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal with the Pope, please contact Mike Hayes as soon as possible.

Theology on Tap 
Tuesday, September 20, 7 pm
Forest City Brewery, Cleveland

All young adults are invited to Theology on Tap for “A Pint with Bishop Malesic.”


Diocesan Young Adult Retreat  

Join us for our first Annual Diocesan Wide Young Adult Retreat. A young adult team of leaders coupled with clergy and staff will lead a full weekend retreat for the low, low price of $65/person. Nobody is refused because of finances. Please contact Mike Hayes for financial aid. All inquiries are kept confidential.


Join Our Team! 

We are currently seeking a Director of Missionary Discipleship to join the Parish Life team. The director will be responsible for advancing the diocesan mission to cultivate a culture of missionary discipleship within our parish communities. This position will also help to establish a School of Missionary Discipleship that equips, grows and supports disciples and disciple-making leaders.  Learn more

St. Patrick Parish Mission House

3601 Whitman Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

The St. Patrick Parish Mission House is a vibrant, multipurpose facility available to parishes, schools, and organizations for day meetings or long-term stays. Ideal for Retreats, Prayer Groups, Urban Plunges, Mission Trips, Team Building, Community Celebrations, Family Reunions, Speakers, Group Meetings, please call 216-6371-6872 or email if you would like to reserve the facility.

Catholic Renewal Ministries and Prayer Group Events 

Our Lady of Angels Prayer Group Life in the Spirit Seminar
Tuesdays, September 6-October 25, 7:30-9pm 
Our Lady of Angels, 3644 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland 

This seminar will focus on the movement we know as the Catholic Charismatic Renewal – a renewal that all the Popes from Paul VI to Francis have given their support and approval. If you desire more for your life, this seminar can be the beginning of a ‘renewal’ of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The presentations will prepare participants for the prayer of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. For more information and to register, please phone Verna at 216-251-3560 or Tom at 216-252-5724. There is no charge for this seminar.

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