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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.


Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Mass begins at 9:45am
Monday Mass at 11am
Monday, Tenebrae Service at St. Augustine, 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

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday February 24, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm

Purchase tickets online in advance to be picked up at the door or on February 24th prior to mass (9:15am – 10:00am) or at the door.

Adults $10

Children 10 & Under $5

For all the details see the flyer. Click here

The Christmas Octave

Another element to throw into the mix is that the “octave” of Christmas ends on the eighth day after Christmas, which is January 1st, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. Because Christmas is a Solemnity, the highest ranking of all feast days, it is not celebrated for just 24 hours; it is given the honor of eight days (octave) of celebration which is a custom that traces its roots to Old Testament feasts.

The end of the octave is the end of the Christmas feast proper, after which begins the longer Christmas season that extends either to the Baptism of the Lord for the Ordinary Form of the Mass (usually the Sunday after Epiphany) or the Purification of Mary for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (February 2 – Candlemas). However this understanding of a proper Christmas ‘feast’ in some Eastern traditions is also associated with the 12 Days of Christmas which culminates on Epiphany.