The Holy Name Societies of the Diocese of Cleveland are asking us to donate men’s underwear and socks for the winter months. Many of our homeless and poor in the city of Cleveland could use this kind of clothing now to prepare for the cold months ahead. Please leave your donations in the bins located in the Gathering Area of the church.
Our St. Vincent de Paul Society will begin their collection for Thanksgiving baskets next weekend. We are asking for non-perishable food items to be placed in the marked containers in the Gathering Area. We look forward to distributing these baskets to families who are struggling in our own community. Thank you in advance for what all you do for us and for those who most need our assistance.
This coming Tuesday is our final meeting with our Adult Education group that has been reflecting on the writings of St. John Paul II. Our discussion on the book entitled, “Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Areopagus” has been challenging and enlightening. John Paul’s style of writing and thinking make us all think deep and hard about what message he is conveying and how it connects to life.
Our PSR and Youth Group have both started. From the looks of things, all precautions are taking place to make a safe and healthy environment for all attending. Our teachers and other helpers are doing a great job to educate our young people.
Finally, this year has been crazy and I pray each day that all of us can continue to persevere and be patient during these unprecedented days. Stay strong in both mind and soul. I hope we all realize just how important our prayer and faith can be now and in the coming days. My prayers for all of you.