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.
ST. ROCCO CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION & PARISH PICNIC
This year we will have our annual Corpus Christi procession following the 12:00pm Mass on June 11th, after which we will enjoy our parish picnic. The picnic includes plenty of delicious food, a Bouncy House, Clown, Popcorn, DJ and lots of FUN!! Please make a note of this and plan on joining us for the procession and the picnic. The picnic is a celebration of parish family life which is rooted and based on our love and belief in the Holy Eucharist - it would be sad if there were more people at the picnic than in the procession. Yes?
23RD ANNUAL GOLF MEMORIAL FOR JOHN & DUCKY SFORZO & MIKE FORCHIONE
Members of the Sante Catholic Union and parishioners of St. Rocco's Church will once again be hosting the 23rd annual golf memorial in honor of John & Ducky Sforzo and Mike Forchione.
Please join us on Monday, July 17th at Mallard Creek starting at 8:00AM in support of the St. Rocco's Tuition Assistance Program. Proceeds will benefit students in need.
The day of the outing will include golf with a cart, lunch, dinner, beverages and pizza for $70/player. Please submit your team information below to join in this long-standing fundraising event honoring passed members of the St. Rocco Church.
Please print form
http://drive.google.com/file/d/OB_TH0OzGPCVeZkxrVVNQcEQ1TkhGMDIOY2tFN3JFVEp3M21V/edit and mail team payment ($280) to St. Rocco Golf, 4811 Autumn Lane, Brooklyn, Ohio 44144.
Questions can be directed to Danny Trizio- Trizio.firstname.lastname@example.org.
REQUEST FROM THE OFFICE
In an attempt to update our database with current information, I am kindly asking parishioners to please fill out the registration form on the last page of the bulletin and drop it in the collection basket. The office has been receiving returned mail stating that either addresses are not correct or that mail cannot be forwarded. In some instances, I do not have phone numbers to call and check on information. Thank you for your assistance with this matter!
PRIDE IN OUR PARISH PROGRAM
Thank you to all parishioners who have completed and submitted their Commitment Card to the church. As a reminder, all commitments need to be submitted to the church no later than June 4th in order to be accounted for in the final Summary Report. Please complete and submit your card to the church even if you are unable to make a change to your current level of giving. For those registered parishioners not currently supporting the church with regular offertory gifts, please consider a monthly gift to support the needs of our parish.
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.
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.