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Eucharistic Revival

Are you interested in hosting the Bl. Carlo Eucharistic Miracles Display in your faith community? The Eucharistic Miracles Display is a traveling museum-like exhibition featuring the Eucharistic Miracles as chronicled by Blessed Carlo Acutis (1991-2006). 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. Click here to learn more. 

New resources are available on our website,  

Synod Update | The National Synthesis

The National Synthesis, which marks the end of the diocesan phase of the Synod on Synodality is now available on the USCCB website in both English and Spanish. The publication of the National Synthesis is a significant moment for the Church in the United States, responding to what our Holy Father Pope Francis has asked of us as the People of God in the world today. The Synthesis is, among other things, an expression of what we as a Church have heard each other say when asked about our deepest preoccupations and hopes for the Church of which, by the grace of God, we are all a vital part. The publication of this document is not a concluding moment, however; it is a reflective, forward-moving moment. It is an invitation to listen, to discuss together and to discern together as the Church, about how best to understand and act upon those matters that sit deeply in the hearts and minds of Catholics in the U.S.
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Current Happenings

African American Ministry

National Black Catholic Congress XIII Day of Reflection
October 29, 9 am – 3:30 pm

Center for Pastoral Leadership, Wickliffe
Under the theme, "Write the Vision: A Prophetic Call to Thrive," Congress invites the Black community to listen to God's voice through scripture and become a prophetic people who move towards a vision to thrive. More information will soon be available on our website

Hispanic Ministry

Emmaus Institute-School of Missionary Disciples
October 29, 9am-4pm
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Cleveland

Social Doctrine of the Church / Doctrina Social de la Iglesia

Human Life

The month of October is dedicated as Respect Life MonthWe have prepared a “tool kit” to provide resources for parishes and schools including:
  • A petition for that week’s right to life highlight
  • A bulletin announcement that you can insert into your weekly bulletin and / or weekly school newsletter / constant contact
  • A posting for your parish / school social media platform

Interfaith Office

Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB will host a retreat and several lectures from October 9-12 on the power of meditation for Christian living today. Read more 
Conference of Religions Fall Convocation
October 23, 2:30 - 5 pm
John Carroll University, Dolan Science Center
The fall convocation of the Conference of Religions gathers members of the world religions to discuss "Function of Religion in a Democracy". This event is open to the public and there is no fee.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2023
Print resources for parishes can be ordered from Graymoor. Download the order form below.

Lay Ecclesial Ministry

LEM Certification Liturgy
October 15, 9:30am
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland

Please keep in prayer Marianne Brooks, Francine Costantini, Logan Feldkamp, Millie Prebel and Kathy Wadowick as they prepare for certification.

Emotional Intelligence in Pastoral Care Workshop: Interpersonal Effectiveness
Nov 5, 9:30am-12pm
Center for Pastoral Leadership 

Dr. Ted Raddell will discuss how to enhance skills in empathy and attunement based on the latest advances in interpersonal neurobiology to help us meet people where they are and navigate healthy boundaries where necessary. Part 2 of a 3-part series.


Marriage & Family Ministry

Mental Health / Bereavement Ministry
Sanctuary Mental Health has a free downloadable course that is appropriate for small groups to open up and share conversations. No experience is needed for the leader to start the conversation. Read more

Also, a new curriculum, “When a Loved one Dies by Suicide,” will be released soon. This is a free resource with downloadable discussion and leader guides. Read more

Fall Marriage Enrichment
Strategies for Strengthening Relationships

  • October 23, St. Basil the Great, Brecksville
  • November 6, Our Lady of Angels, Cleveland
  • November 19, St. John Bosco, Parma Heights

Each parish has a unique offering for the day with Catholic Gottman Marriage and Family Therapists. 

Retreat, Re-Group and Eucharistic ReCharge!
December 9, 8:30 am- 2pm
Jesuit Retreat Center, Parma

This Day of Reflection will focus on processing our own grief as pastoral caregivers. This day is appropriate for bereavement leaders, parish leaders, and lay ecclesial ministers. 

Young Adult Ministry

Believeland Diocesan Retreat for Young Adults 
October 14-16, 2022
Jesuit Retreat Center, Parma

$65 includes all expenses including meals and lodging.  

Theology on Tap
October 20, 7 pm
Forest City Brewery, Cleveland

“Building a Culture of Invitation,” by Deacon Dave Chojnacki.

Youth Ministry

Youth Minister Bootcamp: Youth Ministry 101 
October 11, 10am-noon
Holy Martyrs Parish 

Join us for this Youth Minister Bootcamp formation event. While YM Bootcamp is designed for newer youth ministers, even 5+ year veterans can benefit from a refresher and the collective wisdom of the group as we discuss these important topics. Register by October 9
Future dates for YM Bootcamp: Nov 9, Dec 14, Jan 17, Feb 9, Mar 15 

Grant Writing Workshop 
October 18, 3-4:30pm
St, Charles Borromeo, Parma
Unsure about how to apply for a grant for youth ministry efforts? Join Francine and Cari - both of whom have applied for and received past grants - as they share tips and encouragement. Register by October 16.

Date Night 
October 21, 7pm, Location TBA 

Youth ministers and spouses / significant others are invited to this fun evening out. The evening will consist of a short talk followed by food and fellowship. Register by Oct 18.


The Catholic Community Foundation is seeking matching donations for the Immigrant Assistance Fund, which provides aid through the Diocese of Cleveland and Catholic Charities-Diocese of Cleveland to immigrants and refugees for emergency expenses, legal fees, and other needs. Recently, several donors pledged a total of $50,000 in matching funds if an equivalent amount could be raised from the community. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in building this fund. Every donation, no matter its size, will help those coming to our country seeking safety and opportunity. Make a secure donation online.

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