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Lenten Season 2020

We think of Lent as a time of personal fasting, prayer and repentance.  Lent is a time for the whole Church to engage in these activities.  Let’s journey together and support one another.  Then, the 40 days of Lent will lead us to our better selves, to the 50 days of Easter, so that we might see the purpose of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection.

We should ask ourselves “What do I need to change about myself?”  or “What grace do I need to strengthen my spirit?”  Rather than simply “giving something up,” let’s look for something which will truly make us more Christlike.  What we prepare for through our Lenten journey we can then celebrate in the season of Easter. Make Lent a time of more intense praying, fasting and giving. 

  • Join us for Mass on Mondays and Fridays at 11am, in addition to your usual weekend Mass attendance.  And, on Fridays we will pray the Stations of the Cross following mass.
  • On the Wednesday evenings of March 4, 18, 25 and April 1st, Fr. Kropac will present a special Lenten Reflection Series on the Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick on Bridge. There will be Mass at 5:30 followed by a simple supper at 6 and then the program from 6:30-7:30.  It will be a time to share our own experiences both of the Cross and of God’s saving grace.

Plan to participate in the Great Easter Three Days (Triduum) this year.  Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion and Easter Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord together make up our Easter celebration, the foundation of our faith. 

May God Bless us during these Holy Days!

2020 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal

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The 2020 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal is underway with the Parish In-Pew Appeal taking place in all parishes in the Diocese of Cleveland on the weekend of February 8-9. This is not a special collection; rather, the Catholic Charities Annual Appeal represents the chance for all Catholics to make a significant pledge, payable in installments, to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland. Acting as One Body in Christ, we can change faces of despair, loneliness, darkness and addiction into FACES OF HOPE.

#FacesofHope: Though We Are Many, We Are One In Christ. Your financial gift will provide essential programs and services to people throughout all eight counties of the Diocese of Cleveland. On behalf of those who are hungry and homeless, people who are alone and isolated, and families that struggle with poverty…Thank You!

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Happy New Year!

Happy 2020!

Please join us for Mass to begin 2020.  Mass times are:

New Year’s Eve       4:30pm

New Year’s Day      10:00am

Slovak Christmas Mini-Concert (December 28th)

The St. Wendelin Choir presents a mini-concert featuring Christmas music from the Slovak tradition. Come listen and sing along. The concert starts at 3:30pm, followed by our 4:30 Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family.

Children’s Christmas Party (December 14th)

St. Wendelin’s Children’s Christmas Party

December 14th, 2:00pm

The Children’s Christmas Party is sure to be a hit!

Please sign up in the back of church to RSVP for the event. We need to know how many children (and their age) will be attending, and how many adults. Hope to see you there!

The Vocation of St. Wendelin, YouTube Video

The Vocation of St. Wendelin is a film that contrasts the rebirth of a once closed Cleveland Church (on its 5th anniversary of reopening) and an art installation created by sculptor Sandro Bonaiuto.

Over 5 years, the church has grown steadily while attracting new families. A statue was commissioned to mark this event and to provide a prayer garden for the community at large. The documentation of sculpting, casting, welding, polishing and final unveiling are shown. This video explores the importance of this work as an art installation and as a symbol of resurgence for a Cleveland Community.

Prayer Labyrinth Lecture, YouTube video

If you missed the lecture on the Prayer Labyrinth, watch the YouTube video (below) of the lecture thanks to George Gates, parishioner and owner of Commercial Sound and Image.