Friday, September 30, 2011
St. Therese died when she was 24, after having lived as cloistered Carmelite for less than ten years.
Thérèse of Lisieux (2 January 1873 – 30 September 1897), or Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, born Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin, was a French Carmelite nun.
She felt an early call to religious life, and overcoming various obstacles, in 1888 at the early age of 15, became a nun and joined two of her older sisters in the cloistered Carmelite community of Lisieux, Normandy. After nine years as a Carmelite religious, she died of tuberculosis at the age of 24.
She was beatified in 1923, and canonized in 1925.On October 19, 1997 Pope John Paul II declared her the thirty-third Doctor of the Church, the youngest person, and only the third woman, to be so honored.
A quote from the saint:
"For me, prayer is a movement of the heart; it is a simple glance toward Heaven; it is a cry of gratitude and love in times of trial as well as in times of joy; finally, it is something great, supernatural, which expands my soul and unites me to Jesus. . . . I have not the courage to look through books for beautiful prayers.... I do like a child who does not know how to read; I say very simply to God what I want to say, and He always understands me."
You might want to check out an extensive Catholics Online article on this saint.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Cleveland Diocese Schools were:
Saint Angela Merici School
Principal: Mrs. Denise Modic Urban
Saint Barnabas Catholic School
Principal: Ms. Kimberly Browning
St. Francis Xavier School
Principal: Sister Sandra Bevec
St. Joan of Arc School
Principal: Mrs. Shelley DiBacco
Other Ohio Catholic schools were St. Columban in Loveland and All Saints in Caincinnati. Lake Elementary in Hartville was the lone public school in the Akron area.
At the request of Most Reverend Richard Lennon, pastors have been asked to review Cardinal Daniel DiNardo’s Respect Life Statement pertaining to October as “Respect Life Month.” Bishop Lennon asked his pastors to communicate this statement.
Cardinal DiNardo reflects on this message for this year. As Jesus said, “I came that all might have life and have it to the full.” The Cardinal’s message highlights factors that undermine efforts to build a culture of life: the unborn child, the aging parent who some call a ‘burden’ on our medical system, the allegedly ‘excess’ embryo in the fertility clinic, the person with a disability, the cognitively impaired accident victim---all at risk of being dismissed as a “life unworthy of Life.”
To read the statement, click on Respect Life Statement in the Pages section at left.
Playpen to be set up in narthex for pro-life baby shower
St. Paul will have a Pro-Life Baby Shower the weekend of October 22 and 23.11 Donations of any new baby items will be gratefully accepted. Please place them in the playpen setup in the narthex.
Final marriage encounter weekend for 2011 is October 21-23
Life has a way of overwhelming a marriage: jobs, kids,activities. Before you know it, checking email is more important than carving out a date night. When you arrive for a Marriage Encounter Weekend, you’ll step away from daily life. To-do lists are forgotten and you’ll find it’s a warm, engaging environment that’s all about bringing more energy and excitement into your marriage. The last weekend in this area for 2011 is on October 21-23 at the Cambria Suites in Green.. For information or to register, call 330-305-9963 or visit www.WWME.org
Spaghetti dinner at St. Anthony on October 16
St. Anthony Parish PTU will serve spaghetti dinner on Sunday, October 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Church Hall, 83 Mosser Place. Tickets at the door are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Carryout is available.
Donate a Christmas tree for Children’s Hospital Tree Festival
Do you have a Christmas tree you would like to donate to be decorated for the Akron Children’s Hospital Christmas Tree Festival? Call Betty 330-825-5675 and she will pick it up.
Also, visit the website
Side Note: EWTN will present a review of the life of St. Therese of Lisieux and her "Little Way" to holiness, an overview of Carmelite spirituality, and a brief history of the Catholic Church in South Africa in a documentary on the frst tour of the relics of the Little Flower in South Afrca. It airs at 1 p.m. Friday and 6.p.m. Saturday.
Archbishop Hoban High School
Open House Sunday, October 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tour the school and meet the staff. Placement/Scholarship tests are Saturdays,October 15, and October 22. Call 330-773-6658 to register or visit www.hoban.org. $20 test fee.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
Open House Sunday, October 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday,November 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tour the school and meet the staff. Placement/Scholarship tests are Saturday,October 15, November 5 and November 19. Call 330-253-9113 to register or visit www.stvm.com.
Our Lady of the Elms High School
Open House Sunday, October 9, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tour the school and meet the staff. Placement/Scholarship test is Saturday,October 22. Call 330-867-0918 to register or visitwww.theelms.org
Walsh Jesuit High School
Open House Sunday, October 23, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tour the school and meet the staff. Placement/Scholarship tests are Saturday, October 29, November 12 and November 19. Call 330-929-4205, ext. 103 to register or visit www.walshjesuit.org.$20 test fee.
Missionary Intention: That the celebration of World Mission Day may foster in the People of God a passion for evangelization with the willingness to support the missions with prayer and economic aid for the poorest Churches.
8:00am Living & Deceased Parishioners of St. Paul
4:30pm August Varca +
SUNDAY, October 2 Twenty-seventh Sunday Ordinary Time
7:30am Intention of the Celebrant
9:00am Living & Deceased of Wooley & Genda Families
11:00am Margaret Snyder + & Esther Carroll +
MONDAY, October 3 Weekday
7:00am Intention of the Celebrant
8:30am Salvatore & Josephine Lupica +
TUESDAY, October 4 St. Francis of Assisi, religious
7:00am Victor Zverloff +
8:30am Fritz Westenbarger +
WEDNESDAY, October 5 Weekday
7:00am Anne Andres +
8:30am August Varca +
5:30pm Steven Marz +
THURSDAY, October 6 St. Bruno, priest; Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, virgin
7:00am Intention of the Celebrant
8:30am Katie Oriti +
FRIDAY, October 7 Our Lady of the Rosary
7:00am Intention of the Celebrant
8:30am Mary Halleck +
SATURDAY, October 8 Weekday
8:00am Intention of the Celebrant
4:30pm Rose Kester +
SUNDAY, October 9 Twenty-eighth Sunday Ordinary Time
7:30am Betty Feihn +
9:00am Bill Wallenhorst +
11:00am Clarence D. Coleman +
Grave of Rt. Rev. Monsignor Clement H. Boeke in Section 3, Lot 708 Holy Cross Cemetery. He was pastor of St. Paul from September 8, 1924 until his death on November 1, 1961. He was born November 14, 1886 in Mercer County, Ohio
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for viewing inscriptions
Grave of Rev. Fr. Thomas
M . Koegel in Section 5, Lot 1382 Holy Cross Cemetery. He was pastor of St. Paul from July 6, 1973 to November 1, 1981.. He was born May 15, 1926, died March 24, 1994. He is buried next to his father, William 1888-1944, mother, Frances 1891-1959 and brother John 1917-1922
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
St Paul Scouts who attended were Logan Bender, Marcus Bender, Avery Brubaker, Adam Bugajski, Ryan Canan, Steven Cook, Nathan Dort, Chris Kuhn, Hayden Mullinex and Cory Richmond.
[Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, Wednesday, September 28, 2011, page B5, col. 2]
“Sweet Memories” was the headline on an article on the front of the Food section of the Akron Beacon Journal today. It was illustrated with an 8 X 6" photo of St. Paul parishioner Fran Carver showing Sheri Glaberman of Bath Township how to decorate a banana cake with pineapple filling and seafoam frosting.
Fran is the daughter of William Budd, the original owner of Budd’s Cake Shop. It was Fran’s mother, Emma, who started the cake making when her father lost his job as a bookkeeper when the Swinehart Clincher Tire and Rubber Co went out of business. Mrs. Budd started making cakes to help support the family and opened a cake shop. which was in business until sugar rationing started. Later when Fran’s brother, John, came home from service in World War II he started Budd’s Cake Shop and Bakery at 39 S. Maple Street behind St. Vincent. The bakery closed in 2002.
The bananna cake with pineapple filling and seafoam frosthing came sprinkled with chopped pecans and was a local icon that helped to celebrate a countles number of birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.
Fran and her sister would help their mother with the cakes. Fran began driving at the age of 13 so she could deliver the cakes.
Fran’s family lived on Howard Street. Fran attended school at St. Martha and was graduated from Saint Vincent High School in 1936.
Fran Budd and Richard Carver were married June 29, 1940 at Saint Martha’s. They moved to a home on Grant Street after their marriage and in 1953 built a home on Catawba Avenue. Fran sold that home after her husband died on January 3, 1998. He had retired from Goodyear Aerospace in 1974 with 23 years of service.
Fran and Richard had three daughters and two sons. The children are Mary Lou who is married to Tom Goodhart; Jean who is married to Edward Riegler, Ann who is married to Wes Rutledge, Ron (and wife Debbie) who is a General Dynamics engineer in Cave Creek, AZ, and Bob (and wife Chris) who works for Walmart. All but Bob still live in the Akron area. There are 9 grandsons and six granddaughters. Fran now lives with the Rieglers in Copley but maintains all her activities at St. Paul.
Read the story by Lisa Abraham for more about Fran and, of course, the recipes.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The best way to celebrate the month is, of course, to pray the Rosary.
Check out this beautiful site for Praying the Rosary
There also is another good website on the Holy Rosary
There also is an article in our web archives on How to pray the Rosary
Pope Leo XIII in an 1883 encyclical admonished the faithful to dedicate the month of October to the Queen of the Holy Rosary. He published 13 encyclicals on Mary. He ordained that every year during the entire month of October, including the first and second of November, in every cathedral and parochial church, and in all other churches and chapels which are dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, five decades of the Rosary and the Litany of Loreto are to be recited, in the morning during Mass or in the afternoon while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed
Current scholarship traces the development of the Rosary to the High Middle Ages where it came into being in medieval monasteries as a substitute for the Divine Office for the lay monks and devout lay persons who did not know how to read. Instead of the 150 psalms, they would pray 150 "Our Fathers" counting them on a ring of beads known as the crown or "corona". With the growth of popularity of Marian devotion in the twelfth century, the "Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary" developed now substituting 150 "Hail Marys" in place of the "Our Fathers."
The 150 "Hail Marys" were subsequently subdivided into 15 decades with each decade referring to an event in the life of Jesus and Mary. These later were frther divided into the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries.
The origin of the Rosary also is attributed to to St. Dominic. Legend tells us that the Rosary as a form of prayer was given to St. Dominic (1170- 1221) by Mary
Read an article on Catholic.net
Monday, September 26, 2011
Students can get a lot more information on Mr. Hartman’s web page and can use the MrHartman4 Twitter feed to get daily assignments, school news and up-to-date information.
1. Training is provided
2. You will be proclaiming the responsorial psalm from the Ambo
3. We practice once a month in the evening
4. If you wish, you will receive an audio CD of the upcoming month's music for rehearsal
5. Printed music is provided.
If you are interested, please e-mail music director Heidi Guttermuth at firstname.lastname@example.org, call or see Heidi after one of the Masses.
"We currently have six cantors for weekend masses and would love to double this number," Heidi said. "If this is not your area of giftedness, please say a prayer that our ministry will be further blessed with more candidates."
Strange Familiar, the local music group that played a benefit May 25 at St. Paul for tornado victims, will play a benefit concert Novemer 26 at Barberton High School to benefit the Community Pregnancy Center.
Tickets are $7 pre-sale and $10 at the door.Pre-sale tickets are available by calling 330-825-1900. The high school is at 555 Barber Road..
The Strange Familiar has been featured on hit TV shows as well as America's Got Talent. This nationally-known band is made up of Kira Leyden, Jeff Andrea, Frank Freeman and Nicholas Saintano. Check out The Strange Familiar on Facebook or at http://www.thestrangefamiliar.com
The Community Pregnancy Center is running low on formula for babies and is in need of Similac Advance 12.4 ounce cans of powder formula (blue can). The center typically goes through 55-60 cans of this formula each month. Formula may be dropped off at the rectory or if you prefer to make a monetary donation, drop it in the collection basket and mark the envelope “Baby Formula.” Community Pregnancy Center is at 1058 Wooster Road West, Barberton.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The 11 a.m. Mass at St. Paul Church was a sea of green as members of various Hibernian groups got together for worship.
Ladies from the area Hibernian chapters met for a corporate Communion at the 11 a.m. Mass. Pat Orlando (third from right) is Ladies President.
Members from the Mark Heffernan chapter and the St Brendan chapter of the Hibernians celebrated corporate Communion at the Mass. President Neil Mcgowan, Ladies President Margaret Judge, and Pat Orlando represented the Mark Heffernan chapter. President Hugh Laughlin and Ladies President Jennifer Namsick were from the St Brendan chapter. (Photos by Tony DiDonato]
Coffee and donuts were back after Mass on Sunday in the Parish Activity Center.
Enjoying coffee, donuts, and conversation after the 9 a.m. Mass are Donnie Kammer, Karen Cain, Bill Kuhn and Cheryl Gray.
Bonnie DiDonato and six-year-old grandson Jacob Dobkowski (at right) test the donuts after the 11 a.m. Mass.
(Photos by Tony DiDonato)
Also introduced at the Mass was a special liturgy for children. Children went to Room 111 to hear the Scripture proclaimed in a simple way they could understand. They returned for the Consecration and Communion.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Here are brief summaries of the six pastors:
Fr. James Hanley appointed Sep. 1919 died May 25, 1920 on his birthday
Rev. Fr. James M. Hanley, our first pastor, was a chaplain of the Fighting 69th Regiment during World War I. He received two knee wounds in fighting in France for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. He also was gassed during fighting in the Argonne. Because his lungs were weakened by this, he was later unable to fight off the pneumonia which caused his death on May 19, 1920-his birthday-at his Wilbeth Road rectory. His death came a little over a month after he celebrated the first Mass in St. Paul Church on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1920, at 8 a.m. A Pontifical Requiem Mass celebrated by Bishop John F. Farrelly was attended by prominent serviceman, clergy and civic leaders throughout the nation. He is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.
Fr. Thomas A. Kirby Dec 15, 1920 to Sep. 15 1924. Died Sep. 18, 1961
Thomas A. Kirby was born in 1885, one of eight children of Dan and Esther (Whitaker) Kirby. Dr. Kirby received his doctorate in theology, studying in Rome and was ordained in 1911.He became pastor during a desperate year, Employment in rubber shops which had climbed to more than 75,000 in June 1920 dropped to less than 20,000 by December that year. Windows were leaking in the incomplete church.. Fr. Kirby utilized unemployed workers to dig a basement under the church and hired Fisher Brothers Lumber Co. to construct an altar. Fr. Kirby is shown with the altar in a photo in our photo history. He died September 18, 1961 at the residence of St. Catherine Parish in Cleveland where his funeral Mass was conducted on Thursday, September 21, He is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.
Msgr. Clement H. Boeke Sep 8, 1924 died Nov. 1, 1961 on All Saints Day
Clement Herman Boeke was born November 14, 1886, one of six children of Herman and Katherine (Elking) Boeke on a 350-acre farm near Cassella in Mercer County, OH. He milked three cows every morning and walked a mile and a half to a one-room country school. He attended St. Joseph College at Rensselaer, IN, and was graduated from St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore in 1912. He was ordained May 11, 1912 by Bishop John P. Farrelly of the Cleveland Diocese. During his pastorate, a rectory was built in 1925 and the $80,000 eight-room school in 1928. In 1946 a $275,000 north wing, including a cafeteria, was added to the school and five years later a third floor costing $125,000 was added. In 1958 the Blessed Sacrament Chapel with classrooms above and a social hall (now Boeke Hall) was added for $350,000. He was named a domestic prelate in 1951. He died In the morning of Saints Day, November 1, 1961 in Sr. Thomas Hospital of uremic poisoning (kidney failure). He would have been 75 on November 14. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery. The Rev. Floyd L. Begin, auxiliary bishop of the Cleveland Diocese, presided at his Pontifical Funeral Mass on November 6. Among those concelebrating were three priests of the Diocese of Cincinnati, nephews Aloysius and Ansolm Boeke and grand nephew Harold Bernard.
Msgr. John A.. Gallagher Dec. 10, 1961 to Oct 28, 1965 Died Nov. 2, 1983
John A. Gallagher was born in Cleveland on August 14, 1908, the youngest of eight children of Thomas and Margaret (McGreal) Gallagher. His father was born in Ireland. He was educated at John Carroll University before entering St. Mary Seminary. He also studied at Mount St. Mary Seminary in Cincinnati and at the Canislamum in Innsbruck where he was ordained on March 18, 1934 by Bishop Sigismund Waltz. He was named a domestic prelate on May 17, 1957. It was during Msgr. Gallagher’s pastorate that St. Paul was assessed more than $100,000 for the building of Hoban High School. The assessment was paid, Three lots along Brown Street also were purchased to give St. Paul the entire block. Another $60,000 was spent to insert “I” beams in the attic of the church to remedy a sagging roof. This was only $5,000 less than the construction cost for the church originally. Msgr. Gallagher died November 2, 1961 at St. Augustine Manor. His funeral Mass was Monday, November 7, in St. William Church in Euclid with Bishop Anthony Pilla presiding with a homily by Msgr. Joseph Moriarity. Msgr. Gallagher had retired in 1978 from St. William, which was designed and built during his pastorate. He is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.
Fr. John A. Clark 1964 to May 25, 1973. Died May 25, 1973
John Anthony Clark was born October 4, 1906 in Youngstown, the son of A. J. and Sarah (Kllemknecks) Clark. Fr Clark served during difficult times at St. Paul and during changes brought about by Vatican II (1962-1965). In 19568 there were 26 Dominican Sisters in the convent, most of whom were teachers. When it was time for school to begin in the fall of 1970, there were nine. The 50th anniversary of the parish was celebrated In October 1969 with an Anniversary Ball in the Grant Street Holiday Inn. The following Sunday, many of the Dominican nuns and priests who had served at St. Paul returned for a Eucharistic Celebration at which Bishop Clarence issenmann presided. Rev. Francis Diedrich, St. Paul’s first assistant, returned to deliver the homily. Fr. Clark died on Friday, May 25, 1973 in St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland at the age of 66. His funeral Mass was Tuesday, May 29 in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at St. Paul with Bishop Clarence Issenmann presiding. He is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
Fr. Thomas M. Koegel July 6, 197 died March 24, 1994
Thomas M. Koegel was born in Akron on May 15, 1926, the sixth of seven children of William and Frances Koegel. His father was a German immigrant naturalized in 1909. Fr. Koegel served all of his priesthood of more than 42 years in the Cleveland Diocese. He was named pastor of St Hilary Parish in Fairlawn on November 1, 1981 and served for 11 years. He was pastor of St. Paul from July 5, 1973 until going to St. Hilary. Fr. Koegel was educated at St. Mary’s Minor Seminary in St. Mary, KY, and St. Mary’s Major Seminary. Fr. Koegel remodeled the Chapel “turning it on its side” so the altar would be the center with pews placed in three directions facing it. The old sancuary (now the stage) became a choir loft. The convent on Greenlawn Avenue was sold to the Akron Regional Board for Mental Retardation for $200,000. It ws remodeled and became a group home for adult women. He also leased the floor of classrooms above the chapel to the Summit County Regional Catholic Board of Education. He also established a pre-school. Fr Koegel died at the age of 67 on Thursday, March 24, 1994 of a heart attack on the 14h hole at Loyal Oak Golf Course in Norton. Bishop Anthony Pilla was principal celebrant at his funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 29 at St. Hilary. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery.
A gang of eighth graders gave this car a thorough sudsing, rinsing and toweling Saturday in the South parking lot of the parish. It was one of many that went through the "free car wash" line. The group washed 30 cars and made $560 in donations received from satisfied customers. The car wash is one of several projects to raise funds for a class trip to Washington, DC in May. There will be another car wash on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p. m.
About 30 parishioners attended the two talks Saturday by Sr. Mary McCormick OSU. professor of Systematic Theology at St. Mary Seminary, in the Parish Activity Center.
"Do we really know who God is?" she asked in the first session. She discussed His relationship with all of creation, not just the Christian tradition which is 2000 years old compared to Hinduism, 6000 years Buddhism 5000 years and Jewish 4000 years. Explaining the Trinity, she said that the three persons are distinct but one without separation. She used the analogy of a plant with three parts, the root, the plant and the flowers or fruit--three parts but just one plant.
Her second talk dealt with the use of symbolism in the Church. "How do we understand the use of symbols in our churches and our rituals?" she asked. She gave a detailed treatise on the Eucharist as the body and blood of Christ as a remembrance of Jesus Christ.
She answered several questions from parishioners after the talks.
Sister Mary has a bachelor of education degree from Youngstown State University, a M.A. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 1986, M.R.E. from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1991 and a Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2001.
St Paul Scouts who attended were all spent the weekend together. There were 73 scouts and 30 adults from the four parishes who had a wonderful weekend of fun and skills along with service to the church.Logan Bender, Marcus Bender, Avery Brubaker, Adam Bugajski, Ryan Canan, Steven Cook, Nathan Dort, Chris Kuhn, Hayden Mullinex and Cory
The Scouts were then divided into new patrols and competed in four different
Scout skills including fire building, first aid, geo cashing, andknots and lashings, The Scouts from Troop 81 were fantastic and showed great leadership skills and preformed well in all the challenges.
The adult leaders of the troops then participated in a dutch oven desert cook off. Scoutmaster Bill Canan along with assistants Dawn Canan, and Sean Grubb entered two desserts a triple chocolate cake and a turtle cake that turned out to the Scouts and Father Rafavorites. The leaders from Queen of Heaven won the competition as the overall favorite of the judges. Scouts also participated in a flag retirement ceremony at dusk that gave the kids a great sense of patriotism.
Father David Durkee was a fixture among the Scouts for the entire weekend and was very pleased with the skills and maturity levels of all the Scouts. We were all guests of the parish for church on Sunday morning.
Next year's cluster campout will be hosted by St Francis and St Paul will be hosting the event the year after that. . The adult leaders were Bill Canan, Dawn Canan, and Sean Grubb. Scouts did many activities during the weekend, including a large service project around the church grounds.
The Eighth Graders from St Paul's spent the day at the Regional Food Bank making bagged lunches Friday for the runners of the Akron marathon. Fourteen students and seven mothers packed more than 6,000 lunches to be passed out to runners during the race today. The students raised $250 that they are putting towards their class trip to in May.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
HIGH SCHOOL SHADOW VISITS
High School Shadow Visits are geared to young men who are juniors or seniors in high school and interested in learning more about Borromeo Seminary. Individual visitors “shadow” a Borromeo seminarian through his day of seminary life. Please call Edie Gauvin at 440-943-7631 for details.
HIGH SCHOOL GROUP VISIT DAYS
High School Group Visit Days are geared to young men who are interested in learning more about Borromeo Seminary. Students are invited to come for a presentation of the seminary, which includes discussion time for any questions they may have, a tour, Prayer Service and lunch. High school teachers and youth ministers are asked to bring a group of high school students for a visit. Please call Edie Gauvin at 440-943-7631 for details.
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD SERIES
This series is intended for men at least 22 years of age who are interested in an ongoing conversation to discern Diocesan Priesthood. The monthly group will meet at the Center for Pastoral Leadership from October through April. The series will explore the theological, pastoral, and personal issues concerning Diocesan Priesthood today. Priests of all ages will offer various presentations and reflections throughout the series. If you know of a man who could benefit from this experience, please encourage him to call or e-mail Father Michael McCandless (440-943-7660 or email@example.com). You are also welcome to simply submit his name, address, and telephone number/e-mail and we will be happy to initiate a conversation.
JOINT SEMINARY COME AND SEE WEEKENDS
Come and See Weekends provide an overnight retreat for men between 17 and 44 years of age, offering the opportunity to experience life at the seminary. Please take a few minutes to identify a few potential candidates and call (440-943-7660), fax (440-943-7577), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) their names and addresses. We’ll see that they receive a personal invitation
• Sunday, 2 October, St. Mary Parish, Wooster (1:30 sign-in, 2-4:30 session)
• Sunday, 9 October, St. Mary Parish, Berea (1:30 sign-in, 2-4:30 session)
• Sunday, 9 October, St. Agnes/Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Cleveland (1:30 sign-in, 2-4:30 session)
• Wednesday, 12 October, St. John Vianney Party Center, Mentor (6:30 sign-in, 7-9:30 session)
• Sunday, 16 October, St. Angela Merici Parish, Fairview Park (2:30 registration, 3-5:00 session)
Parishes and institutions can nominate candidates for the above formation sessions on the Office for Worship website (www.dioceseofcleveland.org/worship). If you require this information please call the Office for Worship 216-696-6525 ext. 3630.
The Ozanam Center is also in need of volunteers with trucks to help with furniture pickups! If you are able to pick up furniture on a once a month or so basis, please call Cathie or Jim Perusek at 330-467-5762.
If you no longer have a land telephone line and are using only a cell phone, or if you have moved please call the rectory and provideyour cell phone number or your new address.
Bishop Gries to speak on Mass changes at First Friday Club
Bishop Roger Gries, Auxiliary Bishop of the Cleveland Diocese, will speak on “Renewing the Liturgy.” at the October 7 noon luncheon of the First Friday Club at the Martin Center at the University of Akron, 107 Fir Hill. Reservations can be made by calling 330-535-7668 or send a check for $14 to First Friday Club of Greater Akron, 795 Russell Ave., Akron, OH 44307.
Catholic Charities Raffle is Ocober 6
The Catholic Charities Community Services/Summit County Buffet Dinner and Reverse Raffle is Thursday, October 6, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the South Akron Knights of Columbus Hall, 2055 Glenmount Ave. The. $100 ticket includes two dinners and beverages. For ticket info, call Louise 330- 762-2961.
An invitation from the Ladies Guild
All women of the parish are invited to the next St. Paul Ladies Guild meeting on Thursday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. Women will gather at the church for the Living Rosary and then go to the Parish Activity Center for the meeting and a lite supper.
Loyola Retreat House position available
A maintenance position is available at Loyola Retreat House, 700 Killinger Rd., Clinton. Background experience in boilers, electrical, plumbing, equipment maintenance and repair and lawn maintenance preferred, 28-plus hours per week. Contact person is Becki Haller loyolaretreat@ aol.com or visit www.loyolaretreathouse.com.
8:00am Intention of the Celebrant
4:30pm Mason Parvin +
SUNDAY, September 25 Twenty-sixth Sunday Ordinary Time
7:30am Living & Deceased Parishioners of St. Paul
9:00am Elizabeth Bender +
11:00am Cleda Fatica +
MONDAY, September 26 SS. Cosmos & Damian, martyrs
7:00am Intention of the Celebrant
8:30am Frank & Barbara Pramuka +
TUESDAY, September 27 St. Vincent de Paul, priest
7:00am Deceased Sisters & Teachers of St. Paul School
8:30am Helen Liggett +
WEDNESDAY, September 28 St. Wenceslaus, martyr; St. Lawrence Ruiz, martyr, and companions, martyrs
7:00am Intention of the Celebrant
8:30am Intention of the Celebrant
5:30pm Orie Damicone +
THURSDAY, September 29 St. Michael, St. Gabriel, & St. Raphael, archangels
7:00am Deceased Pastors & Priests of St. Paul
8:30am August Varca +
FRIDAY, September 30 St. Jerome, priest & doctor of the Church
7:00am Intention of the Celebrant
8:30am Lucy Golding +
SATURDAY, October 1 St. Therese of the Child Jesus,
virgin & doctor of the Church
8:00am Living & Deceased Parishioners of St. Paul
4:30pm August Varca +
SUNDAY, October 2 Twenty-seventh Sunday Ordinary Time
7:30am Intention of the Celebrant
9:00am Living & Deceased of Wooley & Genda Families
11:00am Margaret Snyder +& Esther Carroll +
Right to Life of Northeast Ohio is participating in the National Life Chain. In remembrance of the innocent human life that has been lost through millions of abortions performed since abortion was legalized in 1973, and in the name of all those who suffer indignities and losses as they age, you are invited to join churches and groups of all denominations in this vigil. The purpose of this annual event is to unite communities in silent prayer and peaceful witness for the common cause of ending abortion. In 2010, over 1500 cities across the United States held Life Chains in over 1700 locations. The Life Chain will take place in Akron on Saturday, October 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting at 692 E. Market St. and stretching east and west. Sunday, October 2, will be from 2 p.m. to 3.p.m. starting at 2127 State Rd. in Cuyahoga Falls and stretching north and south. Signs will be provided by Right to Life by those attending. If you are unable to participate, please continue to pray for an end to abortion. For more information on this event and the Fall 40 Days for Life campaign go to www.righttolifeofnortheastohio.com
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Things to save in your shopping.
Box Tops for Education (St. Paul earns 10 cents for each boxtop symbol)
Acme Receipts (School earns $2.50 for each $50 you spend)
Giant Eagle (assign St. Paul School to your Advantage Card)
Campbell Soup labels (UPC labels on Campbell’s redeemed for school equipment.)
Market Day (Purchase Market Day grocery items.)
Helping on special events.
Breakfast with Santa - donate a basket to raffle off
Spring Spectacular - donate a basket for the silent auction (Karen DuVall 330-338-0984)
Taste of the Parish - this is a new event to be held in February. If you are "famous" for a dish you make, we invite you to help us at the Taste of the Parish. Food booths will be set up and visitors will purchase multiple tickets at the door. They will exchange the tickets for a sampling of your dish. (Karen DuVall or Renee Amedeo)
How you can volunteer your help
Walking Club - adults needed from 7am-7:40 weekday mornings during the school year (Call the school for more details)
Cafeteria substitute - someone to help the younger grades open items and clean up after lunch from 11:30-12:30 p.m. (Call the school for more details)
Computer Lab helper - Monday mornings for the kindergarten class (Call the school for more details)
Supporting students, Scouts
Boy Scouts sell popcorn in the fall and our Girl Scouts sell cookies in the Winter
8th Grade Car Washes on September 24 and April 21 both datesfrom 10 a.m. to 2 p. m.
8th Grade Bake Sales after all weekend Masses in the narthex on October 29-30 and February 11-12
Cell phones, ink cartridges
Did you also know, for instance, that cell phones you no longer use and ink car\tridges can be dropped off at the school to be recycled
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The Saint Paul Girls' soccer seam went to Mass before today’s game. In front are Emma Leeser, Rylee Adam and Sophia Catalano. Emma Izo is in back. All girls are sixth graders. The team Is 2-0 this year.
Tom and Barbara Naragon signed up for next week’s Peter Maurin Brunch. With them Is Suzie Gatian, coordinator of the Maurin Center Volunteers of St. Paul. Help is always needed. Call Susie at 330-819-5771
[Photo by Tony DiDonato]
Parish School of Religion signup was Sunday. Signing up was Jordan Teffner (fourth grader) Samantha Teffner (sixth grader) and Jenna White (seventh grader) and in back Jennifer Teffner, Dave and Denise White, Stephanie Ulery (teacher) and Katie White (senior)[Photo by Tony DiDonato]
Steve Ray will be at St. Francis de Sales on Monday, October 3, at 7 p.m. Ray is an acclaimed Catholic author, worldwide speaker, former Baptist, now a vibrant Catholic. He is a Holy Land Pilgrimage leader and producer of the award-winning documentary series: “The Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine.”
His website is www.catholic-convert.com.
This was Catechetical Sunday and an occasion for honoring those who teach religion in both the day school and the Parish School of Religion. The pastor, Fr. Ralph Thomas, asked each of the instructors to stand as he read their names. He then imparted a blessing on the catechists.
Caryn Armbruster got applause from parishioners at the 9 a.m. Mass when she announced at the closing hymn that this would be her last Mass after 38 years as organist
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Much of the PTO meeting on Thursday in Boeke Hall was devoted to the Walk-a-thon. Principal Robert Brodbeck said the faculty focused on the walk-a-thon at their September staff meeting and came up with incentive ideas.
Walk-a-thon pledge sheets were to go home on Friday, September 16 . The
students will have three weeks to collect donations. A portion of the funds raised
will be donated to a charity of the students’ choice. They will vote to
choose the charity.
The PTO sold 330 Walk-a-thon T-shirts. Shirt orders will be sent home on
Wednesday, October 5.
An offer from the executive director of the Akron Marathon (and St. Paul School
parent) was made to the school. In exchange for 20 volunteers to stuff runners'
food bags on Thursday, Sept 22, and Friday, Sept 23 , the Akron Marathon would
make a $500 donation to the school. The eighth grade students and parents have
volunteered for Friday (no school that day) but unfortunately we were not able
to get enough volunteers for Thursday. If you are interested in helping, they will be
stuffing bags from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank located at 350 Opportunity Parkway. The Eighth Grade will use their donation for their class trip.
After the walk-a-thon, the next event will be Eighth grade Confirmation on November 19.
The PTO discussed purchase or rental of a Tiger mascot costume. After the meeting, a Tiger mascot column was found online for $399 and the information will be forwarded to officers and attendees. See information online.
Gym equipment proposal
Christine Ehasz submitted a proposal for new gym equipment The proposal will be voted on at the October PTO meeting.
|playground balls ||2 sets of 6 @ $44.95 ||$89.90 |
|jump ropes ||4 sets of 6 @ $18.95 ||$75.80 |
|bean bags ||6 sets of 6 @ $8.95 ||$53.70 |
|Scooters ||4 sets of 6 @ $159.00 ||$636.00 |
|Scooter rack ||1 rack @ $169 ||$169.00 |
|black pinnies ||15 @ $6.95 ||$104.25 |
|blue pinnies ||15 @ $6.95 ||$104.25 |
|Total ||$1,232.90 |
The report by treasurer Celeste Shaffer showed deposits since the last meeting
totaled $3,303.39 (Market Day / Uniform Exchange / Save Around fundraiser/
Walk-a-thon shirt orders). Expenses over the last month totaled $3,086.23 (Helium
Tank refill / Walk-a-thon shirt order / Graduation Party reimburseent)
Most of the PTO registrations have been collected and we have a deposit of
$223 for the Treasurer. Special thanks to Mrs. Grubb for help entering the
members and volunteers into our spreadsheet. Once we have the full count, the
winning class will be announced.
Two classes, Pre-K and Grade 7, do not have room parents.
If you are interested in listening to the new Mass that we are beginning this weekend, you can find selections on the Oregon Catholic Press website. The new Mass setting we will be using is the Mass of Renewal by Curtis Stephan
Selected audio previews can be played for sheet music from this setting:
Glory to God
We Proclaim Your Death
Save Us, Savior
Go to the site and then click on each of the selections.
Read the full story.
Download lyrics in PDF file.
Musicians are free to use the music, but please note that the music is copyrighted so any copies should contain the copyright notice.
Prayers of support are requested for a successful surgery and recovery. Any correspondence should be sent to: Office of the Bishop, 1404 E. Ninth St., Cleveland, OH 44114.
St. Francis deSales Deacon Richard C.Butz has been granted retirement status effectve December 1. Butz, who will turn 75 on December 3, was ordained May 23, 1999. He is retired from U.S. Navy and corporate business world
Cash register tapes dated September 24, 2010 through February 11, 2011 will earn that amount.
Last year St. Paul School earned $827.19
Imagine how much might be earned if everyone just remembered to save their Acme receipts and turned them in.
Friday, September 16, 2011
He was born February 11, 1917 in Johnstown, Pa. and had been a resident of Akron most of his life. George was a World War II Veteran serving in the U.S. Army as a Medical Technician with the 106th Evacuation Hospital Unit. He was a lifetime member of the Painters Local Union 841 for 60 years. George was a resident at The Merriman with his wife Dorothy, where they lived happily together through the last years of their lives.
There will be no calling hours. A private funeral service and inurnment were held at Holy Cross Cemetery where Fr. Ralph Thomas of St. Paul's Catholic Church, where George was a member, conducted funeral services.
[Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, obituary, Sunday September 11, 2011]
[Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, obituary, Friday, September 15, 2011]
Thursday, September 15, 2011
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The program consists of two sessions. The first meeting will be a general overview of
marriage as understood by the Catholic Church and an explanation of the Tribunal process. Individuals who would like to submit a case to the Tribunal using the First Step Program will be given the appropriate materials at the conclusion of the
first meeting. Those wishing to submit an annulment case will complete the necessary materials and return for a second meeting by appointment only.
First Step will be presented at Blessed Trinity Parish, 300 E. Tallmadge Ave., at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, No pre-registration is required for the first meeting.
This workshop is offered as a way to reach out to those whose marriage, for whatever reason or circumstances, may not be valid in the Church. Even if it has been many years, all are invited and encouraged to attend and, hopefully, begin the
process of re-establishing full communion within the sacramental life of the Church.
tradespeople. In fact, there are over 500 million people that support their families through small-scale projects in commerce, agriculture, manufacturing and services. In urban areas, as many as 50% of working people are engaged in these types of activities and in rural settings, the percentage is even higher. Credit is considered a major factor in alleviating poverty. However, in many countries, the absence of rural banking systems leaves the rural populace with no access to formal credit. This is where microfinance comes into play to help fill that void. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Kiva are just two such programs that promote microfinancing and make it easy for groups and individuals to participate in the effort to alleviate poverty. Comprehensive impact studies have demonstrated that: *Microloans help very poor households meet basic needs and protect against risks *The use of financial services by low-income households is associated with improvements in household economic welfare and enterprise stability or growth *By supporting women's economic participation, microfinance helps to empower women, thus promoting gender-equity
and improving household well-being We will be exploring microfinance in more depth during the next months. For more information on this subject, you can visit www.kiva.org and www.crs.org.
The Spirit Singers started singing as the Contemporary Choir in the early 1970s under Connie McDonald, singing on Saturday evenings. When Connie retired, Pat Rinella carried on as director until 2004 when their piano player moved on. They were going to disband at that time until Fr. Robert Stein encouraged them to continue by using the school music teacher, Tim Longfellow, as pianist. It was suggested at that time to change the name to the "Spirit Singers." Several members agreed and the
Spirit Singers continued on so there were then two choirs. During the same time, some members decided to sing with the traditional choir (Sunday mornings) under Jin Yu.
The singers at the party enjoyed lots of memories, stories, food and drinks and had a great time singing Karaoke songs.
See more photos of party-goers by Tony DiDonato..