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.
Enjoy a delicious Polenta Dinner on Saturday, January 28th at 7:00pm, with a fabulous sauce made with three meats; dinner also includes salad, bread, dessert, cashbar, chinese raffle, music, dancing, good food and fun! Tickets are $25.00 per person. To purchase/order tickets contact Anna Barbossa at 440-843-8720 or Ray Conforto at 440-845-3491.
"MINI" CARNEVALE - Mardis Gras
In our attempt to have one last "blast" before the "fast" of Lent, we will be having a "Mini-Carnevale". "Carnevale" is the Italian tradition of what is commonly known in the USA as "Mardi Gras". Join us on Sunday, February 12th, following the 9:30am and 12:00pm Masses when we will have our traditional (and famous) Zeppoli and Sausage Sandwiches available for your enjoyment. The prices will be the same as they were at the Festival and the proceeds will help to go toward the Church Project. Tell your friends! St. Rocco Zeppoli and Sausage Sandwiches on February 12th!!!
CHURCH FLOOR PROJECT
This week, work on the church floor will begin. Daily and weekend Masses will now be celebrated in the Parish Center. The Sacrament of Penance ( Confessions) will also be offered there as scheduled. We trust in your patience and ask your cooperation during this time while the Church building is not in use. Thank you.
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.
If you or someone you know is interested in entering the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil next April, convert classes will be forming in October. These classes are intended for those who have not been baptized. Christians of other denominations who are interested in full reception in the Catholic Church are also welcome. For more information, please contact the Parish office. Thank you!
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!!
EARLY 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 day care 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 past Tuesday, January 17th, the Order of Mercy celebrated the 782nd anniversary of the Order's Papal Approval. It was also, the initiation of the year 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.