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!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Bring the family down for a Breakfast with Santa on December 18th,2016 from 9:00am-1:00pm in The Parish Hall. The tickets will be $7.00 a person,if you would like to have your picture taken with Santa we can do that for an additional $3.00. We will have a nice breakfast, coffee, juice, and then a visit from Santa Claus who has a gift for every child. If you would like to purchase tickets or need more information please call the parish office or look for the order forms soon in the vestibule of the church.
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. Since it has been 16 years since the initial Wall was installed, the prices of granite have increased. The sizes of the memorials will be exactly the same as the existing ones to preserve continuity. 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
St. Rocco will start the Parish Food Pantry on Friday, September 23rd from 9:00am to 11:00am. The Pantry will distribute food every Friday at the same time weekly. 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.
PARISH ADMINISTRATION CONTACT INFORMATION
The following is a list of the new emails and parish office extensions. The phone number to the Parish Office remains the same, 216-961-8331. Please use these numbers and emails when contacting the Parish administration. Thank you.
Fr. James Mayer O. de M., S.T.L. Extension 7007 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Paschal Rosca O. de M. Extension 7002
Br. Raymond Colombaro O. de M. Extension 7011 email@example.com
Beth Armbruster Extension 7008 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Buhaley Extension 7009 email@example.com
Lori Lunder Extension 7010 firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION FOR THE PARISH
Anyone wishing to join our great parish, please call the rectory at 216-961-8331 and become part of a great community and family!!
Registration for Parish School of Religion (PSR) has begun. Forms for registration are located in the Church Narthex. All youth not attending Catholic School and wishing to receive the Sacraments of Penance, Holy Communion and Confirmation need to attend PSR classes. Classes begin on October 9th after the 9:00am Mass. ALL registration forms must be completed and returned to the school before October 2nd.
We will once again be having a Thanksgiving Dinner here at our parish. We are looking for a some volunteers to help in the kitchen and help clean up afterwards. If you are interested please call the Parish Office.
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!!
We are in need for ushers for the 12:00 Mass. If you are interested please call the rectory at 216-961-8331.
The Mercedarian Order will be celebrating its 800th Anniversary of Foundation in 1218. In preparation for that Jubilee Year, each preceding year has been dedicated to a proper devotion of the Order. The year 1215 is dedicated to the Patriarch and Founder of the Order, St. Peter Nolasco. There are several images of St. Peter in our church and the most prominent being his statue in the grotto between the Pieta and Mother Cabrini.