On March 16, 2020, the bishops of Ohio suspended all public liturgies at least through Easter. The parish is working hard to stay connected with all our parishioners. Our best means of regular communication right now is our Facebook page, as well as our email list for major announcements. We will continue publishing the parish bulletin, available at the bottom of our main page.
Resources for Prayer
- Fr. Adam will be posting his reflections each Sunday on his personal website: faithwithoutamask.com
- Masses that are streamed or recorded are available from the Diocese of Cleveland, both Sunday Masses and Daily Masses (if you search through their news postings), from Bp. Barron’s popular Word on Fire, and from many local parishes.
- Some apps to help you have regular and guided prayer throughout your day include: Pray as you go, Laudate, Click to pray, and iBreviary.
Helping Each Other
- We are maintaining a list of parishioners willing to help more at risk parishioners with things like getting groceries or medications. To volunteer or if you need assistance, please contact the Parish Office (216-226-7577) or contact Fr. Adam (email@example.com).
- The parish has limited funds to help parishioners financially, and the Diocese of Cleveland is also working to make larger funds available. Please contact the Parish Office (216-226-7577) or Dc. Dave Lundeen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- If you are financially stable, we would appreciate you making your regular Sunday donations through our online giving. No masses means we don’t have our usual Sunday collection, and the longer this crisis continues the more strain will be placed on parish finances. We employ 50+ people in both the church and school.
- Confession will be available by appointment only.
- For funerals, a memorial Mass will be delayed until the current restrictions are lifted. The burial will take place in private with immediate family only. If there is some strong reason a delayed memorial Mass is impossible, such as another immediate family member with a terminal but non-communicable disease, then a private funeral Mass might take place with immediate family only and following government restrictions on the number of people gathered.
- Baptism of infants will be available only for a reason of pastoral urgency.
- Weddings will be rescheduled if at all possible. If it is impossible, it will be celebrated with immediate family only and following government restrictions on the number of people gathered.
- Confirmation will be rescheduled after the current restrictions are lifted.
- Anointing of the Sick for those with serious illnesses other than COVID-19 will continue as needed, with extra hygiene precautions. If it needs to be celebrated in a health care facility, we must also follow the protocols of that facility which might make it impossible. Those with COVID-19 can only be anointed by a priest who is not in a high risk category due to age or chronic illness. This unfortunately includes Fr. Adam due to arthritis treated by a medication that puts him in a higher risk category. We will do anything we need to do to make sure another priest gets to you.
- Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound can only be distributed by priests or deacons who are not in high risk categories. If there is some gravely serious reason we will make sure another priest or deacon gets to you.