We are now offering Online Giving! Click the link below to sign up and begin contributing automatically to our parish. This convenient new system does not require you to contact your bank to sign up or to make changes. You can use any of your checking or savings accounts and the funds will be automatically transferred to our parish bank account. This system is more convenient for the parish than electronic checks from your bank and it's convenient for you because you can make changes at any time. You can see reports on your contribution history and generate tax statements at each year's end. Check it out at the link below.
SAINT ROCCO CATHOLIC CHURCH NAMES NEW PRINCIPAL FOR PARISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Mr. Matthew Daniels, principal of Holy Trinity Catholic School, Assumption, Ohio, has been chosen to serve as the principal of Saint Rocco Parish Elementary School, Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Daniels replaces Sr. Judith Wulk, OSST, who is retiring from this role as of June, 2017. Originally a native of the Cleveland area, Mr. Daniels has served in various academic roles in New Albany, Ohio; assistant Football Coach at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio; Language Tutor, Technology Consultant and Faculty member at St. John's Jesuit High School & Academy, Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Daniels has served as Principal-Minister of Holy Trinity in Assumption, Ohio since 2014 where he and his wife, Jennifer, and four children are parishioners. Mr. Daniels has his M.A. in Education and Administration, Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, University of Notre Dame, Indiana; B.A. in Italian Studies and International Studies, Ohio State University.
PRIDE IN OUR PARISH PROGRAM
The results from the Pride In Our Parish Program were encouraging. Almost 36% of the parishioners who gave to the Sunday offertory in the last year made a commitment for the next year. We also had 17 families newly identify themselves as active supporters of our church. Overall, the commitments reflect a 51% increase in the offertory over previous donations from those that responded with a commitment card. Please - it is important that parishioners maintain these commitments throughout the year, so that our church is able to continue it's mission.
CALLING ALL ALUMNI
If you are, went to, or graduated from St. Rocco School or if you know someone from our school, but does not belong to our Parish or simply has moved out of the area, please let them know that we are asking all ALUMNI to register themselves with our office. This year is the 90th Anniversary of the school and we would like to make it a memorable year for the school Alumni and the Parish. If you would like to make sure we have you on file for invitations and updates for the year PLEASE either fill out an ALUMNI sheet or call the office and we will take care of you.
Thank you and be sure to look for more information on upcoming events.
All alumni and past St. Rocco students, please save the date of Sunday, July 23rd at 1:00pm for the 1st Annual Alumni Picnic. Come enjoy good food and reminisce with old friends. Please call the Parish Office at 216-961-8331 to RSVP before July 17th.
OPULENT FASHION IN THE CHURCH
The Cleveland Museum of Art exhibit on Opulent Fashion in the Church is going on now through September 24, 2017. One of the displays is the Altar Frontal of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy from the 1700s. Visit the link below to see all the beautiful art.
For those who would like to order a space "In Memory" of a deceased loved one on the Parish Memorial Wall, please contact the Parish Office. There are two sizes available: 9"x12" for $499.00 each, and 18"x24" for $2,999. each.
PARISH FOOD PANTRY
The St. Rocco Food Pantry will distribute food the second and fourth Friday of every month from 9:00am - 11:00am. We will be accepting donations of canned and non-perishable food items the last Sunday of each month. We are counting on your charitable generosity to help those families struggling to provide food for a healthier family
REGISTRATION FOR THE PARISH
Anyone wishing to join our great parish, please call the parish office at 216-961-8331 and become part of a great community and family!!
CONTARDI CHILDHOOD CENTER
Anyone interested in learning more about the preschool or day care program we have here at St. Rocco please feel free to call Mrs. Reese at the childhood center at 216-961-9920. She will be happy to answer all your questions or give you a tour!!
The Mercedarian Order will be celebrating its 800th Anniversary of Foundation in 2018. In preparation for that Jubilee Year, each preceding year has been dedicated to a proper devotion of the Order.
This year is dedicated to Christ, the Redeemer: The last year in preparation for the 800th Jubilee of the Order's Foundation ( 1218-2018 ). Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God: Christ Jesus is the Face of the Father: Christ Jesus is our Redeemer who has ransomed us from the slavery of sin and the snares of the from living as a "free" child of God. For more information about the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Mercy go to : www.orderofmercy.com.