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Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Kosciol Niepokalanego Serca Najswietszej Maryi Panny
Jezu, ufam Tobie

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 "God of Mercy and Understanding, I know that with help I can open my heart more fully to the mysteries of the suffering and death of Your Son.  Help me to be humble in this journey and remember that any mercy and compassion I feel is a gift from You.  I await the joy of Easter with new longing and patience".   Jesus, I trust in You".   Amen     
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"Lord, as we enter this solemn Holy Season, we pray that You would send Your Holy Spirit upon us that we might prepare ourselves for these coming 40 days of Lent.  Help us to humble ourselves so that we can understand the magnificence of Your love for us, as You humbled Yourself and gave Your life on the Cross that we might receive the gift of eternal glory with You.".    Amen

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                                                                A Prayer for Ukraine:
                         "Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid,
                          that You will be close to them and protect them.  We pray for world leaders,
                          for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.  We pray for the 
                          world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers
                          and sisters in need.  May we walk in Your ways so that peace and justice become
                          a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world".   Amen

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                                                             MASS SCHEDULE
                              (8:00 AM DAILY MASS IS IN THE CONVENT CHAPEL MONDAY THRU SATURDAY.  DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 AM)


SATURDAY          March 2
                                 8:00 am   +     Leonard & Marie Spayer
                                 4:00 pm   +     Helena Rozilo

SUNDAY              March 3
                                 8:00 am   +     John Morselli
                               10:00 am   +     Leon Klejna
                               12:00 pm   +     Theodore Adaska (Birthday Remembrance)

MONDAY             March 4
                                 8:00 pm   +     Mr. & Mrs. Peter Zarebski

TUESDAY           March 5
                                 8:00 am    +    Bertha, Dan & Gene Leonhardt

WEDNESDAY    March 6
                                 8:00 am          For Our Parish Family

THURSDAY       March 7
                                 8:00 am          Christopher & Paula Latran (Anniversary Blessings)
                                 6:30 pm          Stations of the Cross (English)   
                                 7:00 pm   +     Jim Orzech (6 year Anniversary of Death)

FRIDAY              March 8
                                 8:00 am          Sharon Scott (Birthday Blessings)
                                 6:30 pm          Stations of the Cross (Polish)
                                 7:00 pm   +     David Korprowski (14 year Anniversary of Death)

SATURDAY         March 9
                                 8:00 am    +    Celia Gutfranski (Birthday Remembrance)
                                 4:00 pm    +    Stanislaw Bis (Za Dusze S.P.)

SUNDAY            March 10
                                 8:00 am   +     Holy Name Society
                               10:00 am   +     Wieslaw Pilipczuk
                               12:00 pm          No Intention Scheduled



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Daily Morning Mass - is at 8:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, in the convent chapel.  The door opens at 7:30 a.m.  Participation in a weekday Mass is an excellent Lenten activity for your spiritual well-being.  Hope to see you there!

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Penance Service at St. John Nepomucene Church - Monday, March 4th at 7:00 p.m.  Located on Fleet Avenue at East 50th Street.  Visiting priests will be present.   For more information, call the parish office at 216-641-8444.  All are welcome.

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Thursdays & Fridays of Lent:  Stations of the Cross & Evening Mass - provide special spiritual opportunities.  ENGLISH:  on Thursdays 6:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross & 7:00 p.m. Mass;  POLISH:  on Fridays 6:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross & 7:00 p.m. Mass.

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Coffee & Donuts - will be available in the school gym on Sunday, March 10th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass.  Please join us and socialize with your fellow Mass attendees and parishioners.  This activity occurs on the second Sunday of the month.

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IHM Parish Lent Confessions - are Sunday, March 10th at 1:00-1:30 p.m.   It will consist of individual confession.  Fathers Hudak and Panek will be available.  Father Panek is able to hear them in Polish and English.

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Parish Pastoral Council - meets Monday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the rectory.  If a member is unable to be present, please leave a message for Father Hudak at 216-341-2734.

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Contemplative Stations of the Cross - Friday, March 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Jesuit Retreat Center.  Located at 5629 State Road in Parma.  Presented by Bill Hobbs and Margaret Mach, SC.  Through Ignatian Imaginative prayer, reflective readings, quiet music and time for contemplation, we will spend the evening reliving the final day and hours of Jesus' passion.  Free will offering accepted.  For more information:  (https://www.jesuitretreatcenter.org) or call (440-884-9300).

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Lenten Regulations - Fasting:  Ages 18-59 fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, limiting themselves to one full meal and two smaller meals each day, with no snacking between meals.  Abstinence:  Catholics age 14 and older abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and ALL Fridays of Lent.  Prayer:  Catholics are encouraged to pray more during Lent especially with Scripture.  Lent is also an ideal time to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) in preparation for the celebration of Christ's Passion, Death and Resurrection.  Alms-giving:  Moved by the sacrifice of Christ, many Christians combine Alms-giving with fasting, giving to the poor the money they saved by eating, drinking or buying less as they rely more upon God's grace in making daily decisions for charity.

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"40 Days For Life" from February 14 to March 24 - you are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life - 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion.  You are also invited to stand and peacefully pray anytime between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside PRETERM - 12000 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland or PLANNED PARENTHOOD - 25350 Rockside Road, Bedford Hts., or FAMILY PLANNING - 54 South State St., Painesville.   For more information, contact John Noall:  216-245-9744 or (clevelandpraysforlife@gmail.com).

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District Pre-Baptism Class - for parents will be held at St. John Nepomucene Church, Fleet Avenue at East 50th Street on Sunday, March 3rd at 11:00 a.m.   Call the parish office during regular business hours to register or for more information (216-641-8444).

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The Catholic Relief Services Collection - Funds from this collection provide food to the hungry, support displaced refugees and bring Christ's love and mercy to vulnerable people here and abroad.  Learn more about the collection at (www.usccb.org/catholic-relief).   There is an envelope for this purpose in your monthly mailed home packet.   The due date for your donation is March 10th.

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Holy Cross Cemetery - Pre-planning Seminar - The Catholic Cemeteries Association invites you to attend a 1-hour pre-planning seminar on Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at 1 p.m.   Please join us learn more about the necessary steps to pre-planning the burial process, burial options, including options for cremated remains, and the Catholic burial rite.  We kindly ask that you RSVP to this event to Holy Cross Cemetery - 14609 Brookpark Rd., Brook Park, OH.  216-641-7575 ext. 3 or email (bstrauchon@clecem.org).

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"Spring Fling", April 14, 2024 Raffle Tickets - Please take your raffle tickets from the appropriate box near the main entrance of the church.  You are encouraged to deliver an envelope/s to family members; friends or fellow parishioners who you know are unable to take their own,  They are in alphabetical order.  If you receive monthly church envelopes through the mail, your envelope of tickets should be in one of those boxes.  Please notify the rectory office if it is not there.  The remaining envelopes will have to be mailed.  This mailing expense will then decrease the parish income from this fundraiser.  The committee hopes all will do their part, and even more to help this parish distribution process.  Parishioners took the time to prepare these tickets and envelopes for you.  All we ask is that you please take the time to take yours home.  Extra tickets are available in the church bulletin and pamphlet racks.  THIS RAFFLE IS OPEN TO EVERYONE, NOT JUST REGISTERED PARISHIONERS.  It will take place on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 9:15 a.m. in our parish hall.  Coffee and donuts will be available for those who would like to witness the raffle.  the deadline for ticket returns is on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

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"The Little Black Book" - is available again at IHM.  We are offering the popular Lenten devotion found in this book.  It highlights the Passion according to Luke, spiritual meditations and short educational passages about the season.  It is convenient to carry and travels easily in your pocket, purse or glove compartment.  The goal is to find six minutes of quiet time every day during Lent.  You can use this book anywhere.  It is available on the tables near the church doors.  The requested donation is $1.00.  We have 50 books.  They cost the parish $84.15 plus $18.00 for shipping and handling.

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Operation Rice Bowl - During the days of Lent, our parish will participate in the "ORB" Catholic Relief Service's Lenten program.  This year "ORB" asks us to PRAY as a community, FAST in solidarity with those who hunger, GIVE concrete assistance to those most in need, while we LEARN about the joys and challenges in the lives of our brothers and sisters around the world.  The Theme for this 49th year anniversary is "For Lent For Life".  The Rice Bowl is available on the tables near the church doors.  We have 100 of them.  If you wish to participate, take one of them, then, on Easter, put your total donation into the large container near the marble pulpit.

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Lenten Devotions at AM 1260 The Rock - Lent is a great time to change your habits.  Turn off the noise and turn on Catholic radio!  Join us for Lenten Devotions, daily Mass, Rosary, apologetics and much more on AM 1260 The Rock.  Tuesdays at 3 p.m., we will air the Devotion of the Holy Face of Jesus and Fridays at 3 p.m., Stations of the Cross for Priests.  The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy will continue to air on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. throughout Lent.

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2024 Catholic Charities Appeal - has begun through the letter mailed to your home.  The Appeal continues with a church bulletin insert this weekend.  This insert includes our parish goal of $10,963.00, and an overview of the importance of Catholic Charities in our communities.  This year's appeal theme is "Transformed by your Love".  Your generous support will transform the lives of others, to offer dignity, possibilities and companionship to those who are most vulnerable.  A bit early this year, due to the early start of Lent, an in-pew commitment process will take place next weekend, February 10-11.  All who have not received the mailing from Bishop Malesic, or have not had a chance to respond to it, will be asked to consider making a generous pledge to support the ministries and services provided by Catholic Charities.  If you have received the mailing, please respond generously to it and we ask you to also complete the in-pew envelope and indicate by checking the box that you have responded by mail.  We invite you to view stories of inspiration and more information at (CatholicCharities.org/2024Appeal)

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Catholic Charities (Mobile Giving Instructions) - Catholic Charities is always evolving to meet the needs of the donors who make their programs and services possible.  They are excited to share with you the new platform that it has adopted, Text-to-Give!    For mobile giving, all you need is a cell phone and a credit card.  To donate, you will be sending a text message.  You will be texting the phrase "CCHOPE" to 41444.  
    1) Open your texting app to a new message
    2) Type the number 41444
    3) Next, type the word "CCHOPE" in the message
    4) That is all one word.  It doesn't matter if it is in caps or lower case lettering.
    5) Send the word "CCHOPE" to 41444
    6) You should receive an immediate reply message with a link to complete your donation.  Just click on the link and 
        make your donation using your credit card.
    7) That's it!  Thank you!  Alternatively, you can use the QR code on your pledge envelope, which will take you directly
         to the donation page.


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Contribution Statements for 2023 - Registered parishioners who need a tax statement of their 2023 contribution for tax purposes may request one by calling the rectory at 216-341-2734 during office hours (Mon.-Fri., 9-2 p.m.), sending a note through the mail, or put a note in the collection basket.  Please include in this note your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND ENVELOPE CONTRIBUTION NUMBER.  Thank you.

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Available Mass Dates Open for the Months of  February and March - The following dates are open:    In March:  10  (12p), 21 (7p), 22 (8a) and 24 (12p); In April:  27 (8a), 29 (8a) and 30 (8a).    Please consider scheduling a Mass for your beloved dead or any other event.

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Are You Man Enough - To Experience Jesus in the Eucharist? - The Diocese of Cleveland Catholic Men's Conference is Saturday, March 2, 2024.  Bishop Michael Woost will be present to celebrate a 4:00 p.m. Mass.  Location is Holiday Inn Rockside, 6001 Rockside Road in Independence.  Registration 8:00 a.m., coffee & donuts, conference begins at 9:00 a.m., lunch and confession at Noon.  Nationally known guest speakers present for the conferences.  For information or to register, go to (www.cmfneo.com) or call Joel Bollenbacher at 216-633-3502.  Deadline to register is Tuesday, February 20th.  Groups of 8 men or more:  $30 each, Single:  $45 and Student:  $15.  A flier about this conference is on the church bulletin board with registration forms.  

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IHM Parishioners Support Catholic Education Through the Use of the Blue Envelope - The diocese program "Keeping the Faith" has been implemented in IHM parish by collaborating with St. Stanislaus Elementary School.  Through the use of the blue envelope in your mailed home packet, 24 parishioners have already contributed $450.00 towards the St. Stanislaus Elementary School.  You are encouraged to support Catholic education in this endeavor as the opportunity presents itself for you.   Thank you!

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2024 English and Polish Missalettes - They are NEW!   Both of these liturgical aides are used for one whole year.  Let's keep them in good condition.  An appropriate way to do so is by placing the Polish missalettes ONLY into the plastic racks attached to the back of the pew, and by placing the English missalette on the end of the pew seat near the aisle side.  The English missalette is too thick for many of the plastic racks.  This method will hopefully eliminate damage to the missalettes and more damage to the plastic book racks.  Many of the racks are already cracked.  Cost for the missalettes:  English - 224 @ $1,751.68 and Polish - 250 @ $2,711.00  Cost includes shipping and handling.

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Fr. Andrew Panek Will Celebrate Once-a-Week on Sunday the 8:30 a.m. Polish Mass at St. John Cantius Church Beginning January 7, 2024 - Fr. Jim Roach, pastor of St. John Cantius, requested Fr. Panek's help, because Fr. Andrew Knapik was granted early-retirement status for health reasons.  This took effect October 1, 2023.  Fr. Knapik will return to Poland in the near future.  The Bishop's office is aware of this situation, and it encourages priests help one another when the need arises.  This does not change Fr. Andrew Panek's assignment at IHM, and he will be back in time to celebrate the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass at IHM.  His living quarters will remain at IHM.  The location of St. John Cantius:  near Westside of Cleveland, 906 College Avenue.

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New Blue Envelope will be in your Monthly Mailed Home Envelope Packet Beginning in January 2024 - You may recall my explanation about the Diocese of Cleveland's "Keeping the Faith" program on the weekend of November 19, 2023 at all of our Masses.  Parishes without schools have been asked by Bishop Malesic to partner with a parish with a school.  IHM parish is partnering with St. Stanislaus Elementary school.  People can help in many ways, but IHM's Parish Pastoral Council has suggested that we try this envelope method.  The blue envelope is entitled:  "Future of Catholic Elementary Schools" - IHM Parish in collaboration with St. Stanislaus School - Cleveland.  You have an opportunity to assist our neighboring parish school financially through the use of this envelope whenever you so desire.  The money collected through this envelope will then be given to St. Stanislaus Elementary School to be used according to their discretion.  A periodic report will be given about how much money has been donated to the school.  This is a developing partnership between our two parishes and throughout the Diocese of Cleveland.  Therefore, more information will be forthcoming.   Fr. Ralph Hudak

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Dear City of Cleveland Senior - As a valued customer of the Cleveland Department of Water, you may be eligible for Cleveland Water's Homestead Program.  This program offers lower rates on your water and sewer bills.  To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:  1) For the Homestead Water Rate Application:  65 years or older, 2) For the Disability Water Rate Application:  Under the age of 65 years, 3) Own and live at the service address and 4) Meet current income guidelines, $39,000.  Homestead applications are available in our pamphlet racks near the confessionals.  If you have any questions, please contact Yolanda Walker, Department of Aging, Utility Liaison at 216-420-7656 (Tues., Thurs., & Fri.) or 216-664-2444 ex 37897 (Mon., & Wed.).  Mail applications to:  Department of Public Utilities, P.O.Box 94687, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-4687.

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​"Cleveland Catholic Diocese's Heart of a Shepherd Campaign" - began in the summer of 2019.  It is well underway in its efforts to raise $30 million for 1) $20 million to renovate the two seminaries:  St. Charles Borromeo and St Mary's major seminary both on the same campus in Wickliffe, Ohio:  2) $7 million to care for retired priests:  3) $3 million to support newly ordained clergy to help pay off college loans as needed:  and 4) gives parishes an opportunity to raise funds for their needs.  Immaculate Heart of Mary parish has contributed three of three towards this goal:  $8,704.66 on December 12, 2021, $8,704.66 on November 10, 2022, and $8,704.68 on November 12, 2023 for a total amount of $26,114.00.  We have completed our pledge with this third installment.  In the name of Bishop Edward Malesic and the seminary community "Thank You!"     Fr. Ralph Hudak

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Protecting God's Children - The Diocese of Cleveland's "Protecting God's Children" program is a continuing effort to instruct and inform everyone about the protection of children from sexual abuse.  To report any past or present-suspected inappropriate behavior toward children by priests, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers or personnel associated with the Church, please contact the Diocesan Response Service Office at (216-334-2999) or (responseservices@dioceseofcleveland.org).  You are also asked to immediately inform local authorities about inappropriate behavior.

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Weekly Offering
                                                      02/04/2024 - $2,770.00  (R&R) - $365.00
                                                      02/10/2024 - $3,296.54  (R&R) - $418.00
                                                      02/17/2024 - $1,893.00  (R&R) - $235.00
                                                      02/24/2024 - $2,689.00  (R&R) - $357.00
                                                       Ash Wednesday Collection - $1,282.00
                                               Keeping the Faith (St. Stanislaus School) - $69.00




Thank you for supporting IHM church!   Father Ralph Hudak

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The Mass Intention Book is opened!   To schedule in person, please come to the rectory on Monday & Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m..   The stipend for a Mass intention is the Diocesan recommended $10.  Only TWO weekend Masses will be permitted per every five intentions scheduled.  To accommodate those with a work-schedule, homebound or traveling a long distance conflict, we will accept requests in writing.  These may be mailed to the rectory (6700 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105) or place in the Sunday collection basket.  Please mark the envelope "Mass Intentions", include in it your name, phone number, the name for whom the Mass is intended, Mass date and time and stipend.  Make checks out to "Immaculate Heart of Mary Church".  If you have a special anniversary to celebrate, DO NOT WAIT until the last minute to schedule it!

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  Immaculate Heart of Mary's Polish Parish School of Religion (PPSR) - meets on Sundays at 11:00 am - Noon in the convent for grades K-8.  For more information or to register, contact Fr. Andrzej Panek at 216-341-2734, Beata Pierzynski at 216-355-7424, or come to the convent on Sunday at this specified time period.

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Reminder About the Three-Year Nationwide Eucharistic Revival - In their November 2021 meeting, the U.S. bishops announced their intention to launch this revival.   This effort officially began on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 19,2022 and it includes a Eucharistic Congress in 2024.  The bishops' goal is to "rekindle Christ by embracing Truth, Beauty and Goodness of His Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist".  A diocesan focus will include Eucharistic processions and adoration events.  Beginning in 2023, the Parish year will emphasize what the Eucharist really means.   The third year, 2024, includes a Eucharistic Congress in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from July 17-21.  Further developments of this revival will be forth coming.

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Standing with Moms in Need (for your information) - "The Catholic Church has a long history of service to those who are most vulnerable and remains the largest private provider of social services in the United States.  Through the sacrificial efforts of faithful Catholics, the Church serves millions through diocesan ministries and agencies.  Catholic hospitals and schools and parishes.  From religious communities to pregnancy care centers, from refugee resettlement services to foster care and adoption agencies, and from maternity homes to parish based ministries, the Church consistently bears witness in word and deed to the beauty and dignity of every human life - including both mother and child".  (U.S, Conference of Catholic Bishops)

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Information for Senior Age People - If you have an IRA retirement account and you are 70 1/2 years old or older, please consider an IRA Charitable Rollover to benefit your parish, Catholic Charities, Priestly Formation, Catholic Education or another ministry in the Diocese of Cleveland and/or a "Not for Profit" organization in the community.  For more information, read some of the material placed on the church bulletin board or in the two pamphlet racks near the confessionals.

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Are you in the process of moving? - In order to serve you the best way possible, we need your current information.  Any changes in your family information should be updated with the Parish Office.  Thank You!

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Catholic Cemeteries Association Grief Support/ "In-office" and "Virtual" - We continue to provide free monthly grief support groups in two formats:  In-office (3pm) and Virtually (5pm).  Our Grief Support Groups meet the 3rd Sunday of every month.  Meetings are open discussion format, surrounding a monthly topic or whatever is on your heart.  They do not build off each other so you can stop in any month and fit right in.  If you are not yet able to talk about your grief, just come to listen and be in the presence of those who understand.  The March 17th topic  is  "Spring, Easter & Grief:  Times of Sacred Transitions" .   We offer a comfortable, private and safe environment where you are free to explore your grief.   Come and be in the presence of those who understand.
Catholic Cemeteries Association follows the guidelines set by the CDC, the State of Ohio and the Diocese of Cleveland regarding COVID-19 protocols.   We do, however, strongly suggest that those not yet vaccinated or who are otherwise vulnerable, continue to wear a facemask.  CCA will continue to follow strong hygiene practices and encourage all who are ill to stay at home.  Our Virtual Grief Support Group and our monthly grief support e-newsletter are excellent alternatives for individuals who are not able to join us in person for Grief Support.
In-office/ 3-4 pm at St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon (new office); Holy Cross Cemetery Akron (office); Holy Cross Brook Park (office); Calvary Cemetery Cleveland (office); All Saints Cemetery Northfield (office) and All Souls Cemetery Chardon (office).
Virtual/ 5-6 pm via ZOOM follows the same monthly topic discussion as the in-office groups.  Sign-up at (http://bit.ly/ccavirtualgriefsupportgroup) to receive login information and the handout materials.  You can join virtually from any Wi-Fi enabled area via computer, laptop, smartphone or even without Wi-Fi (via audio only) from your analog phone.  If you do not have Wi-Fi or email, please contact Rhonda at 216-930-4866.
Your RSVP for both In-Person and Virtual Grief Support is appreciated but not required to attend.  For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Rhonda at 216-930-4866 or rabrams@clecem.org.

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​"A Closer Walk with Thee" - (CCA Monthly Grief Support E-Newsletter) - This e-newsletter is emailed the first Tuesday of each month to any family/individual who has expressed an interest in our bereavement programs.   To subscribe to this valued grief support resource, visit:  https://www.clecem.org/Information/Bereavement.aspx and click the tan signup box on the right side, contact Rhonda rabrams@clecem.org or at 216-930-4866.  You can also click this link and go directly to the signup:  https://bit.ly/ccabereavementbulletin.

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Protecting God's Children - The Diocese of Cleveland's "Protecting God's Children" program is a continuing effort to instruct and inform everyone about the protection of children from sexual abuse.  To report any past of present suspected inappropriate behavior toward children by priests, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers or personnel associated with the Church, please contact the Diocesan response Service Office at 216-334-299 or via email at responseservices@dioceseofcleveland.org.  You are also asked to immediately inform local authorities about inappropriate behavior.

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Practicing Spiritual Communion - When the faithful are unable physically to attend Mass, they should be recommended to practice "spiritual communion", an act to which the saints have given a consistent witness.  Spiritual communion is a traditional practice of expressing to the Lord our longing for him and our desire for Him to enter our hearts.  St. Theresa of Avila (1515-82) said:  "When you do not receive Communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you".  While there is no formula prescribed by the Church to make an act of spiritual communion, prayers composed by various saints are part of the Church's rich treasury of devotions.  One of the more popular acts of spiritual communion comes from St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787): 
                           "My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.  I love You above all things
                            and I desire to receive You into my soul.  Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at 
                            least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself
                            wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen"

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The Sunday Television Mass can be seen at 10:00 am on WUAB Channel 43 - This provides viewers with an opportunity to take part in the weekly celebration of the Mass at a much more convenient time.  In addition, WUAB 43 is an over-the-air station that is accessible even to those without cable TV.  Those with cable TV need only to check their local cable system listing to determine where WUAB is located on their channel line-up.  The weekly TV Mass is produced by the Diocese of Cleveland, it originates from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland.  The televised Mass has been a staple of religious programming on Northeast Ohio airways for decades, cultivating a dedicated and faithful following.  It is hoped that viewers will continue to tune in on this new station at this new, more convenient time.  The TV Mass can also be accessed on demand starting Saturday evening and running throughout Sunday on the Diocese of Cleveland website, www.dioceseofcleveland.org.  In addition, the Mass can be heard on the radio, on AM 1260 The Rock at 4:00 pm on Saturdays and 10:30 am on Sundays.  Also, radio station WINT-1330 AM airs the Mass each Sunday at 9:00 am and Cox Communications cable subscribers can view the Mass on Sunday at 11:30 am on channel 45 and cable station 18 EWTN has its own Sunday and weekday (8:00 am, Noon and 7:00 pm) schedule of Masses.  In addition to the Holy Mass, AM 1260 The Rock offers numerous opportunities for prayer throughout the day.  The Holy Rosary at 5:30 am and 9:30 pm and the Divine Mercy Chaplet:  5:00 am Monday thru Friday; 3:00 pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Please visit am1260therock.com for their full schedule.

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​The Mass is the Greatest of Prayers - Some reasons for Mass intentions are an expression of our faith, belief in life after death, belief in the power of prayer to help the deceased during their time of purification (souls in purgatory), for a particular person or persons who have died, for an anniversary of death, wedding anniversary, for health, alcohol-drug addiction, financial help, peace in the world, for our government, a happy death, respect for life, Devotion to Mary or other special intentions.

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                                                                 MAGNIFICAT

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
My spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has
looked with favor on His lowly servant.
From this day, all generations will call me
Blessed:
The Almighty has done great things for me,
And Holy is His Name.
He has mercy on those who fear Him in 
Every generation.
He has shown the strength of His arm,
He has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
And has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, 
And the rich He has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of His servant Israel 
For He remembered His promise of mercy,
The promise He made to our fathers, 
To Abraham and his children forever



                                                          Immaculate Heart of Mary

May the Immaculate Heart of Mary shine before the eyes of all Christians as the model of perfect love toward God and toward our fellow beings; may it lead them toward the Holy Sacraments by virtue of which souls are cleansed from the stains of sin and are preserved from it.  May it also stimulate them to make reparation for the innumerable offenses against the Divine Majesty.  Lastly, may it shine like a banner of unity and a spur to perfect the bonds of brotherhood among all Christians in the bosom of the one Church of Jesus Christ, which "taught by the Holy Spirit, honors her with filial affection and piety as a most beloved mother"