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  •        Pastors Homily

    Homily August 6th/7th
    The Urgency of the Fatima Message

    We are honored to have the Virgin Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima for the Diocese of Cleveland for the next two weekends and the Feast of the Assumption in our church.  This statue was acquired from Fatima Portugal in May, 1982 by Joseph and Loretta Sudy (the former President and Vice President of the Blue Army, Cleveland Division.

    In May of 1982 St. John Paul II made a pilgrimage to Fatima on the first anniversary of the assignation attempt on his life.  While John-Paul II was there in Fatima, he stopped his vehicle and blessed this statue.  The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carved out of Holm Oak which is the same type of tree Our Lady appeared on in 1917.  You are welcome to look at the statue after Mass and pray before it.  You can also look at the display boards in the back of the church.

    The urgency of the Fatima Message is so that we can receive the Gift of Peace as well as attain our place in heaven.  When Our Blessed Lady appeared to the 3 shepherd children six times, World War I was going on.  Nations and individuals were on the path of self-destruction.  The Fatima Message was given as a remedy to help put people on the right path with God and one another.

    Today there are similar threats to peace.  Pope Francis refers to the skirmishes and wars of the present as planting the seeds for World War III.  We have the threat of nuclear war.  We have the war in Ukraine and skirmishes throughout the world as well as violence in our streets and in our homes.  Sometimes as individuals we have our own personal struggles as well.

    The basic peace plan for our individual lives and for peace in our world consists of 3 parts:
    1.  To offer our daily duty to God as a prayer for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
    2. To wear the brown scapular as a sign of our consecration to her
    3. To pray a five decade rosary every day.

    People heeded her requests and World War I came to an end.  Our Lady predicted that if people failed to heed her requests there would be an even greater war which she predicted.  That was World War II.

    I will say something about these three elements.

    First, Daily Duty.  Begin your day with a morning offering prayer.  Sr. Lucia one of the shepherd children would say later in life in 1943:  “The sacrifice required of every person is the fulfilment of his or her duties in life and the observance of God’s law. 

    Secondly, wear the brown scapular as a sign of your consecration to Mary.  The scapular is made of cloth as a sign that your Blessed Mother wishes to clothe you in God’s love.  You can put your hand on the scapular, and pray Mary help me.  You can do this in times of suffering, danger, or temptation.  She is there to help you.

    Thirdly, pray a 5 decade rosary every day.  The 10th greatest naval victory took place at Lepanto.  In this battle the Christians defeated the Turkish navy.  The soldiers and sailors prayed the rosary on the Christian ships.  They attributed the victory to praying the rosary.  You can have the rosary victories in your life as you offer the rosary for your intentions and the intentions of others.

    Two Fatima Devotions which we have in our parish are First Saturdays and the Cell Hour of Holiness.  On the first Saturday of every month, the rosary is prayed at 3:15 p.m. followed by 15 minutes of silence on a Mystery of the Rosary. To make the First Saturday Devotion, one attends Mass on Five First Saturdays, prays the rosary with a 15 minute meditation, and goes to confession during those 5 months or 8 days before or after.  For anyone who does this our Blessed Mother will come to you on your deathbed with all the graces you need to go to heaven.

    On the second Sunday of every month, we have the cell hour of holiness.  The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the monstrance on the altar of sacrifice.  We pray the rosary; have a Gospel, a reflection, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  We then pray the chaplet of Divine Mercy.  The next time we do this will be Sunday, August 14th at 11:15 a.m.

    Today consider embracing the Fatima Message for peace in our world and peace in our individual lives.
     
     
  • Altar & Rosary

    The Altar & Rosary Society are looking for new members please see their page for more information.

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    Thank you !

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  • ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY ?

    With so much uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus and increasing recommendations to avoid crowds and take proper safety precautions, we wanted to remind you that we have options in place now that you can use today. This option is an ideal way to support the parish and our mission should you elect to stay home and worship.

    Online Giving is available for you to make contributions to the church. This option makes use of current technology and security standards and allows you to easily setup recurring contributions. It also enables our church to take advantage of new tools to become more efficient.

    Online Giving Parishioner Benefits
    Secure and confidential. No need to share payment information with the church office.
    Efficient. Set up direct withdrawals from your checking, savings account or a credit card.
    Simple. Start, stop and change your contributions at any time.
    Convenient. No need to write a check or have cash available.
    Remote flexibility. You can give from virtually anywhere anytime.

    Online Giving is intended to be a convenient tool for you to use, and we strongly support both Online Giving and Offering Envelopes for contributions to the parish. Online Giving is the electronic way to participate in weekly offertory.

     

  • ROSARY MAKERS

    Rosary Makers cancelled June 22, 2022
     

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    Please remember in your  prayers those who are sick.  May they and their caregivers receive comfort and strength, remembering especially :
    Ryan Amato, Rondell Atwater,
    The Baileys Family, Freida Bailey,
    Carol Bert, Joyce Bican,
    Chester Betliskey, Mary Ann Betliskey, April Cipo,
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    James Ciesla, Donna Czyzynski,
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    Mary Florek, Shelley Forbes, Jim Geller, Liz Humar, Jacob Jackson, Chris Jackson, Marcedia Johnson,
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    Richard Leonard,
    Ann Marie Medve,  Jeanette Miller,
    Marguerite Miller, Nikki Milton,
    Keenan Montgomery,
    Joe Morrish, Dorothy Morchak,
    Donna Murrin, Dorsel Nicholas,
    Diane Nicholas,  Louis Novak,
    Art Novotny, Joe Oravec,
    Eleanor Peshek,  Patricia Rhine,
    Joel Rivera, Colleen Schmerick,
    Bob Seneff  Jr., Carolyn Seneff,
    Karen Seneff, 
    Norman Seneff,
    Tony Seneff, 
    Earl Sheets,
    Eileen Skiba,

    Margaret Slechta, Chuck Slusarczyk, Nancy Slusarczyk, Russ Smith,
    Peggy Snyder, Kellie Span,
    Barbara Sposet, Michael Sposet,
    Elaine Stack, Robert Stack,
    Marilyn Siwek, Eugenia Vainberg,
    Betty Wilson, Greg Wisniewski Melanie Womble and Carl Zelenskas.