This Week's Message from
Flattery can get you everywhere… this is an old saying and it goes back to the days of Jesus! The disciples of the Pharisees and the Herodians said many flattering things to Jesus to win Him over but there is a ruse behind their words. Jesus sees through their words of praise and senses they are less than sincere. Jesus understands the human heart so well that even the shameful flattery of these people cannot cover up their malice towards Him or the hypocrisy of their words. Jesus knows exactly who He is dealing with.
Is this a call for all of us to unite the life we are living with the life of faith that we profess in Christ Jesus? When God is at the center of our lives and Jesus is the image we bear in all we do, then it is truly difficult to separate the heavenly from the earthly. When we make God the number one priority in our lives, then everything in the earthly realm just falls into place. It is then that we can understand our responsibilities to family, work, city, nation, world and the Church. It becomes quite evident that we are called to bear the image of Jesus at all times in our life.
I am thoroughly enjoying these weeks of this fall season... the change of colors, a few unexpected moments with family and even a little football! I am also excited because of the beginning of so many ministries... whether it be in Cleveland with our Meals Program, the Clothing Pantry or the Refugee House OR here in Kirtland with our Bereavement Program, “Catholics Coming Home”, Miracles of Mercy, RCIA, Youth Faith Formation, the Parish Participation Process or Bible Study. I believe this year we have more ministries happening than any other time over the last ten years since I’ve been here!
35th Annual Reverse Raffle
Saturday, November 15th from 6 PM til Midnight
At the Banquet Center at St. Noel in Willoughby Hills
Over $10,000 in Prize Money $4,000 Main Board Grand Prize
$2,000 Annual Scholarship Board Prize
$2,000 + Sideboard Prizes $2,000 Special Raffles/Prizes
There are Many Ways to Participate!$20... 1 Scholarship Board
$35... 1 Dinner & NO Main Board
$55... 1 Dinner & 1 Scholarship Board
$60... 1 Main Board & NO Dinners
$70... 2 Dinners & NO Main Board
$80... 1 Main Board & NO Dinner & 1 Scholarship Board
$85... 1 Main Board & 1 Dinner
$90... 2 Dinners & NO Main Board & 1 Scholarship Board
$105... 1 Main Board & 1 Dinner & 1 Scholarship Board
$120... 1 Main Board & 2 Dinners
$140... 1 Main Board & 2 Dinners & 1 Scholarship Board
For Tickets Please Contact
John Grazia... 440-256-0338 Ken Marvar... 440-479-4708
Gloria Ianetta... 440-256-9817 Olivia Ockuly... 440-256-1774
Stan Krulc... 440-256-3141 Mark Potosky... 440-256-9968
Dan Laux... 440-256-2699 Mike Potosky... 440-256-1338
John Lesnick... 440-256-2699 Parish Office... 440-256-1412
This is a great way to support the tradition of Catholic Education at Divine Word and to share your faith with others
while enjoying a wonderful evening with friends... new and old!!