Welcome to the Catholic Community of
"'Peace be with you!' (Jn 20:21) is the greeting of Jesus to his disciples; this same peace awaits men and women of our own day. It is not a negotiated peace, it is not the absence of conflict: it is his peace, the peace that comes from the heart of the Risen Lord, the peace that has defeated sin, fear and death. It is a peace that does not divide but unites; it is a peace that does not abandon us but makes us feel listened to and loved; it is a peace that persists even in pain and enables hope to blossom. This peace, as on the day of Easter, is born ever anew by the forgiveness of God which calms our anxious hearts. To be bearers of his peace: this is the mission entrusted to the Church on Easter day. In Christ, we are born to be instruments of reconciliation, to bring the Father’s forgiveness to everyone, to reveal his loving face through concrete gestures of mercy."
-- Excerpted from Pope Francis's homily on Divine Mercy Sunday 2016
One of the most difficult struggles for those who have family members using and/or addicted to drugs, especially heroin, is silence. They often have no one to talk to about their pain and the heavy burden on their hearts. We can change that together. There’s a crisis raging in our state. The heroin epidemic is wreaking havoc on hundreds and thousands of individuals and families across our region. Learn more so that you can be that person others can turn to in their time of need. Go to: www.GreaterthanHeroin.com. Understanding is greater than this crisis. Together we are greater than heroin. Each of us can be a source of hope, help and healing to someone in need.
Saturday, April 29 is Drug Take Back Day. Take a few minutes to clean out your old/unused pain
medications and drop them off to the local police or sheriff’s department.
To find out more about this epidemic, consider going to "The Effects of Heroin on Society" presented by Maureen Dee of Catholic Charities at the First Friday Club of Akron at noon on May 5th. For information and to register, see here.
For a note from our diocese, see here.
We will begin accepting donations for our Second Blessings Sale. The Mobile Unit will be open beginning May 1st, Monday thru Friday; 9:00am-5:00pm. There will be special Saturdays for drop-offs also. Please check calendar/bulletin.
This year our sale will be September 9&10th, and will be even bigger and better than previous years. If you have any questions, or would like to help in any way, please contact Carla Colo at 216-970-0219 or email@example.com.
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
Call and leave a short message regarding your request. Let us know when your request has been answered. We can also offer prayers of thanksgiving. All information will be kept confidential.