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Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, our annual Reverse Raffle was a huge success! Hopefully you were able to join us and were lucky enough to win a cash prize or a gift basket. Even if you didn’t win anything (like me) there was still a lot of good food, drink and an evening of fun.
Saturday, April 28th after the 4:30 mass, TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Our annual Reverse Raffle will be held on Saturday, April 28th at 5:30pm. This event sells out quick at just $50 a ticket!!! Get your friends and family together for a great night of fun, great food, raffles, 50/50 boards, a chance to walk out with $2,000 in your pocket and all the while have helped raised money for our parish.
Tickets on sale now, you can charge by phone by calling the rectory, 216-696-1926. Only 200 tickets available! What’s your lucky number?
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Mass begins at 9:45am
Monday Mass at 11am followed by Stations of the Cross
Monday, Tenebrae Service at St. Boniface, 7pm
Thursday of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday) 6pm
Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord, 3pm
Food Blessing, Saturday at 2pm
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter, gather at 7:30pm
Easter Day Mass at 10am
Our Advent celebration begins with light in the midst of darkness, the light of a candle, the bright light of a tree. This light beckons us to draw near to the Word of God and to the Word made Flesh in the Eucharist. It leads us also to celebrate the coming of the Light of Lights. May the days of Advent lead us to a bright and joyful celebration of Jesus, Incarnate among us, and to his manifestation to the world in Epiphany.
Blessings to you and yours!
Fr. Robert J. Kropac, Pastor
On Christmas Eve, services will begin at 4:00 pm with a musical prelude and Mass at 4:30 pm. On Christmas Day, Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am. All are welcome to share this joyous time with us at St. Wendelin Parish!
Click on the links below to hear some of the traditional Slovak and English carols from past Christmases.
Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from, “ad-venire” in Latin or “to come to”) is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.
The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).
Advent devotions, including the Advent wreath, remind us of the meaning of the season. The purple candles symbolize the prayer, penance, and preparatory sacrifices and good works undertaken at this time. The rose candle is lit on the third Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, when the priest also wears rose vestments at Mass; Gaudete Sunday is the Sunday of rejoicing, because the faithful have arrived at the midpoint of Advent, when their preparation is now half over and they are close to Christmas.
(Taken from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website)
Your help is needed to collect items for the Cleveland Police Department’s Second District clothing drive for our homeless population. There is a box in the back of the church for our donations.
“The Cleveland Police Second District will be teaming up with the community to collect cold weather clothing for our homeless population. Specific items that are most needed are socks, boots, gloves, and thermal underwear for adult men and women. Lightly used laundered items will be accepted. We look forward to your generosity!”