With a rich history of collaboration and fellowship, the 20 parishes in Lake and Geauga counties along with Diocesan and Educational Administration, strive to create enthusiasm, joyfulness and enrichment for the Catholic faith and those that preach, teach, and support this.
2022/2023 Chairperson is Gina Rensi, Director of Religious Education, Divine Word Parish
2022/2023 Convenor, Father Dave Woost, Pastor, Divine Word Parish
Upcoming Events/Latest News
LAKE GEAUGA DISTRICT EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL CONFERENCE
Please promote and encourage attendance to your parish.
Here is a link to the flyer:
The Catholic Cemeteries Association continues with our monthly Sunday Grief Support meetings on September 19th in two formats: In-person at six of our cemetery offices and virtually via Zoom. An RSVP is appreciated but not required for the in-office meetings. Safe meeting guidelines are followed as advised by the Diocese and local health authorities. We continue our special appeal to east side and Avon area parishes to let your grieving families know about our free and safe in-office monthly grief support meetings. Please advise leaders in your parish who are in contact with the bereaved, to reach out and suggest one of our grief support groups. Even if you have grief support at your parish, this is a free source of additional support for them. With the challenges and stresses in our current pandemic environment, many people are in need of one or more support systems. They will be blessed by taking advantage of all the support resources available to them. To request a supply of our Grief Support flyers for the grieving in your parish or for more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-930-4866. Our 2021 Grief Support Group info as well as our Walk to Remember info (registration started August 1st) is included below for posting on bulletin boards, inserting in your bulletins, or posting on your parish website.
Lake/Geauga 2022/2023 District Meetings
All meetings begin at 11:45 am.
|May 8, 2023||St. Cyprian|
Theology on Tap
Linked below are the ads for February’s Theology on Tap, the QR code versions. Please put an ad in your parish bulletins leading up to Wednesday, February 15. There are two versions of the ad, pdf and jpg, for you to use.
If you want to include a registration link in your communications, it’s: tinyurl.com/totcleeast.
Note the date change from the fourth Wednesday to the third. Ash Wednesday is the fourth Wednesday, so we decided to change it, just for February.
Contact Brad Jasko, pastoral team member at St. Clare’s in Lyndhurst, if you have questions, at email@example.com.
Special Needs PSR
Our Lake Geauga District sponsors a Special Needs PSR program for all students who have physical, intellectual, or emotional challenges. The program is called Friends of Jesus, and is held at St. Gabriel parish from 10 to 11am on Saturday mornings. If you are willing to help make a difference in the lives of these students by assisting in the lessons, please contact Rachel Troha at St. Gabriel. Rtroha@st-gabriel.org
Alpha program is available now at St. Gabriel Church
St. Mary in Painesville has been in the news with deportations and advocacy for their parishioners.
We can all help by getting the word out to our parishioners to:
- Learn more about the USCCB’s position on Justice for Immigrants
- Learn more about the Dream Act and DACA from the American Immigration Council
- Phone your legislators at 202-224-3121 (updated number from the 9/11/17 District Meeting)
- Leave a message saying that you support the Dream Act
Divorced and Separated Support
- Information can be found at the Lake/Geauga Divorced and Separated Catholic Ministry web site.
Lake/Geauga District Confession Assistance Call List as of September 2021
|Fr. Jim Caddy||440-256-1412||Divine Word/Retired|
|Fr. Joe O’Donnell||440-585-0700||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel|
|Fr. Greg Olsewski||440-585-0700||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel|
|Fr. Greg Schaut||440-585-0700||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel|
|Fr. Dave Baugh||440-585-0700||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel|
|Fr. Tim Plavac (Pastor)||440-257-5544||St. Bede|
|Fr. George Kusy (Pastor)||440-259-2344||St. Cyprian|
|Fr. Steven Flynn (Pastor)||440-461-0066||St. Francis of Assisi|
|Fr. Peter Kovacina||440-461-0066||St. Francis of Assisi|
|Fr. Fred Pausche (Pastor)||440-352-8282||St. Gabriel|
|Fr. David Stavarz||440-352-8282||St. Gabriel|
|Fr. Eric Garris||440-352-8282||St. Gabriel|
|Fr. Kevin Leibhardt (Pastor)||440-946-1177||St. Justin Martyr|
|Fr. Stephen Spisak||440-285-7051||St. Mary Chardon|
|Fr. Joe Bozek (Pastor)||440-548-3812||St. Edward/St. Lucy|
|Fr. Steve Breck (Pastor)||440-943-2133||St. Mary Magdalene|
District Resource Book
- Please keep our District Resource Book updated by clicking the link below.
- September/November 2020 cancelled due to pandemic
- January/March/May 2021 cancelled due to pandemic
- September 9, 2019
- November 11, 2019
- January 13, 2020 (updated)
- March/May 2020 cancelled due to pandemic