Category: News

Thanksgiving 2018

This year, Thanksgiving Mass will be held at St. Patrick on Bridge Ave. at 9:00am.

Children’s Christmas Party

St. Wendelin’s Children’s Christmas Party

December 8th, 2:30-4:00p


The Children’s Christmas Party is sure to be a hit. There will be goodies, gift bags, a Christmas Story read by Fr. Kropac, music, Christmas carol singing and a visit from Santa. 

Please sign up at the link below 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!

Please RSVP here

A Letter From Father Kropac

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

On November 6th, Fr. Kropac distributed a very important letter to our parishioners.  A copy of that letter can be found at this link along with hard copies available in the back of church.

Also, on November 12th, Bishop Perez published a letter on the protection of children.  A link to that letter on the Diocese of Cleveland website is provided below.


Link to Bishop Perez’s letter

Christmas Story Run Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Opportunities Available!

My name is Leeann Whetstone and I am the Volunteer Coordinator for the

6th Annual running of A Christmas Story 5k/10k Run

taking place December 1, 2018.

We are looking for volunteers to help us out with the continued success and growth of A Christmas Story Run. Last year we saw added growth and we had close to 6,500 runners total.
Are you a fan of the movie A Christmas Story?  We would love for you to participate in all the activities and fun by volunteering for A Christmas Story 5K/10K Run!  We have several different opportunities available, so you can tailor it to your interests. All our volunteers will get their very own limited-edition tee-shirt.
All the proceeds earned from this run benefit A Christmas Story House Foundation; a non-profit foundation established to restore and maintain the neighborhood surrounding A Christmas Story House & Museum for future generations to experience and enjoy.
The foundation provides grants to projects that enhance and preserve the surrounding neighborhood.
To date, the Run has generated $389,500 for the Foundation.

Please visit:
to see the projects that are underway.

To see what volunteers are needed, click here.

Goodtime III Cruise

Let’s set sail and cruise on the Goodtime III on Sunday, September 30th.

Click on this link for more information and to be connected to sign up and get your tickets.

Parish and Neighborhood BBQ

Come to our Parish and Neighborhood BBQ
Sunday, July 29th at 4:00 pm.

We will have games and great food like pulled pork, burgers and dogs. Bring a side dish and

your family and friends!

St. Wendelin Parish
2281 Columbus Road
Sunday, July 29th
4:00 pm

Also, you’ll have a chance to be one of the first to see our video that shows the making of our
St. Wendelin statue that is located in our Parish Prayer Garden.

FORMED Free Subscription

St. Wendelin parishioners get a FREE subscription to FORMED.ORG – an online gateway to the best Catholic content all in one place!  You can: prepare for Sunday mass by watching insightful videos, enjoy family
movies, enrich your marriage by watching Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage, read e-books and so much more!

If you are not yet signed up, take time this week to sign up for FORMED.  Go to and enter the parish access code: 9CV4QD

Reverse Raffle Photos

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.

Here are some pictures from the evening.

Reverse Raffle – April 28, 2018

Grand Prize, $2000

raffleSaturday, 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?

Easter Week Photos

Hopefully you were able to join us for Holy Week and Easter services.  If not, here are some photos from the weekend.