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Eucharistic Revival Updates

Video Testimonies on the Eucharist

During the Presbyteral Convocation in October, several priests recorded video testimonies answering the question, “What does the Eucharist mean to me?” Starting Thanksgiving Day, we will be dropping a new video each day up and through Christmas on all our diocesan social media pages. As you watch these videos, we hope you are inspired by the testimonies, and that they will help you fall more deeply in love with Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist. Please follow us and share using the hashtag #EucharistCLE.  

Billboard Campaign 

To celebrate the Eucharistic Revival, we have also rented 33 billboards in all 8 counties in the Diocese of Cleveland. The billboards feature quotes about the Eucharist from Saints and famous Catholics through our 2,000 years of Catholic tradition, going all the way back to Jesus himself! They reveal the truth of Jesus the Son of God and his true presence in the Eucharist.  

We encourage you to share pictures of them through social media and tag us at #EucharistCLE. Please do not try to take pictures while you're driving. Do so safely; by pulling over first or asking one of your passengers to take the photo.   

The Billboards will be up for four weeks through the entire season of Advent. Please use them as conversation starters to invite people back to church, or to consider becoming Catholic for the first time. 

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. Register at  

Eucharistic Miracles Display

The next exhibition will be held at Mary Queen of Peace in Old Brooklyn from December 26, 2022 – January 9, 2023. 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

In consultation with the new director, Sr. Jane Nesmith, SBS, the Office for Ministry with African American Catholics has been renamed the Office of Black Catholic Ministries to reflect the broader scope of the ministries which will be offered to parishes and schools. 

National Black Catholic Congress
On Saturday, 29 October 2022, the Office of Black Catholic Ministries held a day of reflection in preparation for the 13th National Black Catholic Congress. The synthesis report is available on our website.

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The National Black Catholic Congress will take place on July 20-23, 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center located in National Harbor, MD. For more information, please contact Sr. Jane Nesmith.  

Child Protection

VIRTUS Local Administrator Trainings 
The Child Protection Office just completed the annual USCCB on-site audit! Thank you for all of your support in maintaining safe environments for our children.

It is crucial for each parish to have a VIRTUS Local Administrator.  We set up virtual, one-hour trainings for new administrators at least twice per week and we can add sessions as needed. The training clarifies all the requirements for up-to-date record-keeping and compliance. Notify Sharon Minson or Debbie Morris to schedule a training session if you’re new to the role.

Hispanic Ministry

Encuentro Matrimonial “Matrimonios De Esperanza”
Marriage Enrichment Retreat
December 3 & 4, 9:00am-6:00pm 
St. Mary, Painesville
Take advantage of this opportunity to grow greatly in the area of personal encounter, with marriage and God. Contact Misael for more information. 
Aproveche esta oportunidad de crecer grandemente en el área del encuentro personal, con el matrimonio y Dios. Favor de contactar a Misael para mas información. 

Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence in Pastoral Care: Emotional Self-Regulation
Saturday, December 3, 9:00am-Noon 
Center for Pastoral Leadership 

Learn cognitive restructuring and mindfulness as pathways to greater wisdom and stress management. Fostering greater emotional intelligence will increase your confidence in ministering to God’s people. 


Marriage & Family Ministry

Catholics for Family Peace  
Fostering awareness and education about domestic violence is critical for our parishes. Catholics for Family Peace has extensive downloadable resources in English and Spanish for signage and bulletin inserts, as well as homily tips. Click here for valuable resources. 

Bereavement Support
If your local parish/s or geographic region is interested in hosting a support group with Cornerstone of Hope counselors for those grieving a loss to suicide, please reach out to Terri Yohman for details. 

Women’s Health/Fertility Awareness 
Veranova Health Clinic has opened a new clinic at 7379 Pearl Road in Middleburg Heights. Click here for more details about their offerings. 

Natural Family Planning
Holy Rosary is offering Natural Fertility Planning sessions beginning January 14. Registration can be found here.  

The office is also rebuilding resources and contacts within the diocese to further awareness and education around this important topic. Please email Maria Wancata if you have information or are interested in more details. 

Marriage Mentoring / Enrichment 
Marriage Mentor Training will be hosted at St Gabriel’s in February.  Priests and Deacons can review the discernment page here about qualifications. If you are interested in hosting or supporting your current Marriage Mentors, please email Terri to get started. 

If your parish is interested in hosting Gottman therapist Nicole Melchi and her husband for an interactive presentation on developing communication skills, please email Terri to set up a date for next spring. 

Youth Ministry

YM Bootcamp: YM Resources
December 14, 1:00-3:00pm
St. Basil the Great Parish 
Wondering what is out there to help you do effective youth ministry with 6th-12th graders? Representatives from different youth ministry organizations will present on resources they offer, including Alpha Youth, Life Teen, ProjectYM, YDisciple, and more. Register by December 12.  


Young Adult Ministry

Theology on Tap 
December 20, 7 pm
Forest City Brewery, Cleveland 
Sr. Anna Rose Ciarrone, T.O.R., will speak on preparing our hearts in hope during the season of Advent. Look for registration information at

The director of the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office serves as part of the staff of the Secretariat for Parish Life and Special Ministries. Primary responsibilities include:
  • Oversee the activities of the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office
  • Coordinate all aspects of the certification process for lay ecclesial ministers
  • Work with the offices, departments and institutions of the diocese that provide programs and services for the certified
  • Advocate for the needs of the certified and candidates
See full job posting

Do you know anyone who has the gifts and talents to serve in lay ecclesial ministry in our Church?   

A candidate for entrance to the formation program should: possess an attitude of collaboration and relate well with others; possess leadership qualities and experience in training/motivating others; be able to study theology through an academic institution; make formation for ministry a priority; possess a commitment to missionary discipleship; and have respect for the authority of the Church and a desire to work for, with and in the name of the Church. If you or someone you know would like more information about the formation process, contact Erin Marie Raines.

A Prayer for Thanksgiving

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