View this email in your browser

Welcome Calla Gill, Mary Boneno, and Cari Shell!

We are excited to welcome three new hires to the Parish Life team!
Calla Gill joins the Secretariat of Parish Life as the Creative Project Coordinator. With a background in Marketing and Digital Media, she is eager to apply her creative skillset to help further the mission of the Catholic church. Calla is very active in her parish, St. Mary of the Falls.
Mary Boneno joins us in the role of Executive Assistant for Parish Life. Mary comes to us from the great state of Texas and is a graduate of The Catholic University of America. She's excited to serve parishes in Cleveland and use her education in theology to support the Eucharistic Revival in our diocese.
This week, we also welcome Cari Shell as Youth Ministry Specialist within the Parish Life Secretariat! Cari joins us from St. Francis of Assist Parish where she previously served as Director of Youth Ministry. Growing up in youth ministry, she's grateful for the opportunity to serve the teens of the diocese by supporting the youth ministers.

Synod Update

On June 30, the diocesan synthesis report was submitted to the USCCB. Regional writing teams have been formed to synthesize the feedback received from across the country. As of July 8, the USCCB had received reports from 152/178 (85%) Latin Dioceses in the US and 104 organizations have contributed. At last count, approximately 620,000 people in the US participated in the Synod either through in-person or virtual listening sessions or through a survey. Visit our website,, to view the synthesis report for the Diocese of Cleveland or click here

Eucharistic Revival

The U.S. bishops are calling on us to foster greater devotion to Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and promote belief in His Presence. The objective is to find healing and renewal through the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith. The three-year process will culminate in the National Eucharistic Congress which will be held in Indianapolis in 2024. Click here to view an infographic of the Eucharistic Revival mission and process. Visit our website for more information and regular updates. 

Nine Nights of Night Prayer returns August 7-15

Churches participating this session are:
  • St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 316 5th St., Fairport Harbor
  • SS. Robert and William Parish, 367 E. 260th St., Euclid
  • St. Matthew Parish, 2603 Benton Avenue, Akron
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 1905 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls
  • Our Lady of Angels Parish, 3644 Rocky River Dr., in Cleveland’s West Park neighborhood
  • Sacred Heart Chapel (Spanish prayer), 4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain
  • St. Emeric Parish, 1860 W 22nd St, Cleveland
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (West), 6928 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
  • St Mary Parish, 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria
Visit our website for more information. 
Visit the Question of Faith website to listen to previous podcasts and/or submit a question.
Like our newsletter? Share with a friend.
Share Share
Tweet Tweet
Forward Forward

Current Happenings

Child Protection

Thank you to all who have submitted the Annual Compliance Forms indicating our compliance with the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. We must have on file documentation of our efforts over the past audit year (July 1, 2021--June 30, 2022) to keep kids safe. The forms were due by July 15. Please complete the forms ASAP and return to Debbie Morris at or mail them to: Diocese of Cleveland, Office for Protection of Children 1404 E. 9th St. 5th Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114.  Any questions, contact Sharon Minson

Hispanic Ministry

Youth Encounter Explosion!
August 13, 10am-6pm
St. Michael the Archangel, Cleveland

All youth, middle school to young adult, are welcome! Download flyer.

Instituto Emaús
August 27, 9am-4pm 
Center for Pastoral Leadership 

The next course is on the New Evangelization. To learn more, contact Misael Mayorga at 216-374-9440.

Human Life

A Post-Roe World

How can you offer help and hope to a woman facing an unexpected pregnancy in your community?

  1. Refer to our Pregnancy Resource website.
  2. Encourage parishioners to be compassionate, supportive, and consistent friends.
  3. Get involved with your local Pregnancy Center.
  4. Start a Parish Support Group (like Walking with Mom's in Need, Gabriel Project, Embrace Grace) 
  5. Help women know their options. 

Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence in Pastoral Care
Fall 2022

Pastoral skills workshop hosted by Dr. Ted Raddell. This workshop will be presented in three parts. It is recommended participants attend all three of the workshops since they will build upon one another, but it is not required. Download flyer.

  • Self-Awareness, September 10, 9am-12pm
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness, November 5, 9:30am-12pm
  • Emotional Self-Regulation, December 3, 9am-12pm

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 $30 payable to St. Albert the Great. Contact Terri Yohman for questions or to schedule an intake meeting. The group will only hold 15 people. 

World Meeting of Families
There is a two-part English translation of the meetings provided below, where you will hear much witnessing about current family needs, marriage preparation, and accompaniment. 

New Grandparenting Ministries
Following the Anne and Joachim workshops around the diocese, there has been a lot of interest in ministry with grandparents. If you need support or are interested in networking with other groups, please email Terri Yohman. 

Young Adult Ministry

Lakeshore YA Pod Cookout
August 6, Mass at 5 pm
St. John of the Cross, Euclid 

Join the Lakeshore Pod at their summer cookout at the fire pit, starting with Saturday evening Mass.

Grapevine One Year Anniversary
August 13, 7 - 9pm
St. Luke, Lakewood

Join Grapevine for their one-year anniversary party. Free food and drink. Grapevine is a West Side Pod that hosts a weekly discussion group each Thursday, along with weekly service events and a Friday night adoration and confession service.
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.
$800 DEPOSIT DUE BY September 1. Limited spots available. Must be 18 years old by July 1, 2023 in order to attend.  Download itinerary and flyer

Youth Ministry

Blessed Carlo Institute for YMs
August 9-12, Center for Pastoral Leadership, Wickliffe
Adults who minister to youth in grades 6-12 are encouraged to attend four-day, three-night formation experience. Read more  

Register for these Upcoming Events

Free concert at St. Wendelin Parish, featuring the Hillbilly Thomists!

Cleveland's own, Tom Evanchuk, will open the show. Bishop-elect Woost will also host night prayer at the end of the evening. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the fun!

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. We have already received the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. This prayer is a new, refreshing renewal of the Holy Spirit’s gifts for your life and helps you to surrender more fully to Our Lord Jesus. 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.

“…be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.” - Romans 12:2

Copyright © 2022 Secretariat for Parish Life, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp