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.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
This Sunday, April 23rd is Divine Mercy Sunday. Let us accept God's invitation to celebrate and practice mercy everyday through our actions, words and prayers.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
On the Fourth Sunday of Easter the Church universally celebrates World Day of Prayer for Vocations. As a parish, we pray and ask God to guide those discerning and desiring to see God's unique plans for them so that fulfillment and joy may come to them. We also look upon those who have already committed their lives in their vocations and we pray for their resolve and strength to continue in their living example of Christ's love.
MAY - MONTH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
The month of May is dedicated to our Blessed Lady. The highest honor we can offer to Her is to pray the Holy Rosary as She has requested of us. During the month of May the Holy Rosary will be prayed in church approximately 20 minutes before each Mass on Sunday. Please plan to join us in honoring our Blessed Mother.
MOTHER'S DAY REMEMBRANCE
Every registered household received an envelope marked "Mother's Day Remembrance" in their monthly envelope package. We would like to remember all of our mothers, grandmothers, etc. - living and deceased - in a special way at Mass during the month of May. Kindly place your offering in the envelope provided and write the names of your mothers and all who have been a "mother" to you in the space provided and place the envelope in the collection basket.
PRIDE IN OUR PARISH PROGRAM
This week you will receive a brochure detailing the Pride in Our Parish Program that our parish will be participating in over the next few weeks. This informative brochure is intended to communicate the financial needs of our parish and why we are having a dedicated focus on our parish offertory. Commitment Sunday for this program is April 29/30. We encourage all parishioners to spend time in prayer and discussion with your family reflecting on the parish's needs and your current level of giving. We look forward to seeing all of our parishioners at Mass next weekend for this very important Commitment Sunday. If you have any questions regarding the Pride in Our Parish Program, please feel free to contact the parish office.
CAVATELLI & SAUSAGE DINNER
The SCU & Holy Family Sodality are sponsoring the 4th Annual St. Rocco Spring Dinner on Saturday, April 29th. Doors and cash bar open at 5:00pm and dinner will be served at 6:30pm. The evening will include a Chinese raffle, Side Boards, and live music. Tickets are $20 each and can be ordered by contacting the Parish Office at 216-961-8331 during business hours.
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.
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.
According to the Universal Law of the Church, The pastor of a parish must offer one of the Sunday Masses "For the People"or as in Latin, " Pro Populo". The Pro Populo Mass cannot be celebrated somewhere other than the parish church nor can it be offered on a day other than Sunday or the Holy Day of obligation. Respecting this obligation,and with the new Sunday schedule of Masses beginning in January 2017, the number of Masses available for your scheduling has been become limited. Canon Law does permit that twice a week, a Collective Mass" may be offered. In order to help accommodate the overwhelming demand of Mass intentions on Sunday we will begin in January 2017 to offer two Missa Collectiva's per weekend as necessary. The person(s) requesting/scheduling the Mass intentions for the Collective Masses, need to be aware and agree that there may be more than one intention at their scheduled Mass. The Missa Collectiva may never be at the Pro Populo Mass.
Order forms are available in the Church or the Parish Office for those who would like to order a space "In Memory" of a deceased loved one on the extended Memorial Wall at the Blessed Virgin's Shrine on the North Side of the Church. There are two sizes available: 9"x12" for $499.00 each, and 18"x24" for $2,999. each. Once we have all the spaces filled, we will install the Memorial Wall.
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.
Wednesday 6:45am, 8:15am
*During the School Year, Wednesdays 9:00am
rather than 8:15am
Saturday, 6:45am, 8:15am, 4:00pm
Sunday, 7:30am, 9:30am, and 12:00pm
- Father James Mayer O.de M., Pastor
- Father Paschal Rosca O.de M., Parochial Vicar
- Br. Raymond Colombaro, O.de M., Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE)
- Ms. Lori Lunder, Business Manager
- Mrs. Beth Armbruster, Parish Secretary
- Ms. Michelle Buhaley, Parish Life & Philanthropy
- Mr. Thomas Weiss, Music Director/ Organist
- Sister Judith Wulk O.SS.T., Principal
- Mrs. Chris Crolley, School Secretary
- Mrs. Christine Reese, Administrator of the Contardi Childhood center
- Ms. Samantha Ehrman, Contardi Childhood Center Secretary
- Mr. Joel Hoffman, Director of Maintenance
1:00pm - 5:00pm