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Join us in welcoming three new members to the Parish Life staff!

We are excited to announce that Sr. Jane Nesmith, SBS, Christy Cabaniss, and Christina Fischer have joined the Parish Life staff. As Director of Black Catholic Ministries, Sr. Jane will help support and develop programs that evangelize and enrich the Black Catholic presence throughout our diocese. Christy Cabaniss, as the new Director of Missionary Discipleship, will be responsible for advancing the diocesan mission of cultivating a culture of missionary discipleship within our faith communities. Christina Fischer will be working closely with Mary von Carlowitz in the Human Life Office as Project Coordinator helping to educate and inspire people throughout the diocese to be good stewards of the gift of life that God has given us. We look forward to the great work they will contribute to the various ministries in our community.   

Eucharistic Revival Updates

Billboard Campaign 

Have you seen our billboards? The billboards feature quotes about the Eucharist from Saints and famous Catholics through our 2,000 years of Catholic tradition. We encourage you to take a "pilgrimage" around the Diocese and find as many billboards as you can! The locations of the billboards can be found here. Safely take photos and tag them on social media, #EucharistCLE.

Orientation on Parish Year of the Eucharistic Revival

January 18, 1:30–3:00 pm
The Parish Year of the Eucharistic Revival will begin on the Feast of Corpus Christi in June 2023. To kick off the Parish Year, we are inviting all parishes to organize a Eucharistic Procession. We will be offering a virtual orientation to discuss the logistics for organizing the procession, as well as other initiatives for the Parish Year of the Eucharistic Revival.

For those who cannot join us, the orientation will be recorded. If you register online, we will email a direct link of the recording to you for later viewing. Please register at  

Eucharistic Miracles Display

The next exhibition will be held at Mary Queen of Peace in Old Brooklyn from December 27, 2022 – January 9, 2023. You can visit the parish on Monday - Friday from 7-10 am and 4-8 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 7 am - 6 pm.

To sign up to host the display, visit our website.  

Share Your Story

The Eucharistic Revival team is calling for active Catholics in the Cleveland Diocese to submit a testimony of how you have personally encountered Christ in the Eucharist. Please note: Submitted testimonies may be shared in our public promotional materials.
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Current Happenings

Black Catholic Ministries

Greetings from Sr. Jane Nesmith! St. Katharine Drexel, the foundress of my religious community, would be pleased to know that she could accommodate the Cleveland Diocese with personnel in 2022 as she was privileged to do in 1943. Thank you for your welcoming spirit! 

National Black Catholic Congress
February 4, 2023, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Our Lady of Peace Church

There will be a follow-up session to the Congress XIII Day of Reflection held in October with a firm diocesan plan for participation in the National Black Catholic Congress from July 20-23 in National harbor, Maryland.
   All are welcome! Please announce this in your parish bulletins. 
   Contact Sr. Jane for more info.

Hispanic Ministry

Formación para equipos de ministerio matrimonial
(Marriage ministry team training) 
January 28, 9 am – 12 pm  
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, West 

We invite parish marriage ministry teams and those interested in forming a parish team to join us for this five-session training. The training will provide tools to help participants serve more effectively in married life and ministry. Topics include: understanding the family today, developing good communication skills, understanding the stages of human development, fostering a life of prayer as a couple, and developing a ministry that accompanies others.  

Invitamos a los equipos parroquiales del ministerio matrimonial y aquellos interesados en formar un equipo parroquial a unirse a nosotros para esta capacitación de cinco sesiones. La capacitación proporcionará herramientas para ayudar a los participantes a servir de manera más efectiva en la vida matrimonial y el ministerio. Los temas incluyen: comprender a la familia hoy, desarrollar buenas habilidades de comunicación, comprender las etapas del desarrollo humano, fomentar una vida de oración en pareja y desarrollar un ministerio que acompañe a los demás. 

Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Catholic Social Teaching Workshop

This workshop will be presented in three phases. It is recommended that participants attend all three of the workshops if possible. 

January 7, 2023. CST 101: “An Introductory Guide to the Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching,” Presenter: Deacon Paul Kipfstuhl 

February 11, 2023. CST 102: “Pro-Life in a Post-Roe World,” Presenter: Mary von Carlowitz

March 22, 2023. CST 103: “Catholic Social Teaching in Action,” Presenter: Shawn Witmer 

All workshops held in the Aula at the Center for Pastoral Leadership, 9 am – 12 pm. There is no fee. Please contact Erin Marie Raines to register.

Lay Ecclesial Ministry
Information Night

January 30, 2023, 7 - 8:30 pm 
Center for Pastoral Leadership, Aula Room 

Interested in serving the Church as a lay person? Come learn about the process for becoming a certified Lay Ecclesial Minister in the diocese. We are now accepting applications year-round. To RSVP for the Information Night, please contact Erin Marie Raines

Find more information about the program here or contact the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office

Marriage & Family Ministry

National Marriage Week 
February 7-14, 2023  

This year's theme is "Marriage...One Flesh, Given and Received. "The USCCB team is creating graphics, social media posts, a preaching resource, an online retreat for married couples, and date night event template. Download flyer and stay tuned for more information!

Marriage Mentor Training
Saturday, January 28, 10 am – 2 pm 
St. Gabriel’s Church, Concord 

Married couples interested in becoming Prepare-Enrich Marriage Mentors are invited to join us for this one-day training. This is NOT the full Prepare-Enrich Facilitator training. To register, please email Terri Yohman. The cost for the training is $45 which includes lunch and the Prepare-Enrich Marriage Mentoring manual. 

50th Jubilee Celebration is scheduled for 9:30 AM on June 24, 2023. Please put a save the date in your parish bulletins. As always, we encourage pastors to personally recognize couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Details about the Diocesan celebration and certificate request will follow soon. 

Missionary Discipleship

Hi! I am Christy Cabaniss, the new Director of Missionary Discipleship. I am thrilled to serve you in forming missionary disciples in our parishes and across our diocese. Please pray for me, the work of this office, and for all who live in the Diocese of Cleveland that we can grow deeper in our love of Jesus, the Word Incarnate, and become a Eucharistic People, living out His vision for the Church as missionary disciples! 

You can reach me at or 216-696-6525 ext. 2552. 

Young Adults

Click here to learn about young adult events happening through the end of the year.

Youth Ministry

YM Bootcamp: Communication
January 17, 1 - 3 pm 
St Peter, North Ridgeville  

Come learn about different youth ministry database options, communication with teens and families, marketing your ministry, and creating digital content.  We will also talk about safe environment - when and how can we communicate with our teens safely.  

Register by January 13. 

Turning the Tide: A Series on Mental Health 

Jan 18, Jan 25 & Feb 1, 10 am-12 pm 
St. Charles Borromeo, Parma 

Please join us for this three-part series to discuss how we can better serve our teens in the area of mental health. Register by January 13. 

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Desert Day Retreat 
February 17, 1 - 3 pm
St Peter, North Ridgeville
Geared for those who minister to middle and high school teens. The day includes a light breakfast, an inspiring talk by John Beaulieu, Director of Evangelization and Formation at Franciscan University, and time for reading, reflection, and prayer in solitude. Mass, Adoration, Confession, and Spiritual Direction will be available. Register by February 6. 

St. Andrew/Christmas Novena

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