This week marks the beginning of Holy Week - The proclamation of the Passion of Jesus at Mass this weekend [Palm Sunday] gives us an opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of remembrance. The Jewish concept of remembrance was much more powerful than simply calling something to mind. By remembering, one somehow made that thing present. So, when Jewish people read the account of Passover, they believed that they were somehow participating in those very events. Likewise for us, as we enter into the commemoration of Holy Week once again, we are passing outside of our everyday life and entering into the mystery of Jesus' life, death & resurrection. This week we have many opportunities to pass outside of ourselves into a fuller remembrance & understanding of what Jesus did for us. From Holy Thursday to Good Friday and on through to the joy of Easter; we REMEMBER what Jesus did - I hope you can be here to celebrate Jesus' love for us! We are most fortunate to have many priests filling in for Fr. Hollis as he recovers from back surgery [word is Fr. Hollis is doing well!] Fr. Lou, who we all know will be here along with Fr. Andy Turner from nearby St. Mary's Seminary and the priests from OLMC; Fr. Behrend, Fr. O'Donnell & Fr. Sullivan will be helping us - we thank each of them for their kindness!
The Catholic Charities Annual Appeal raises money to support the programs and services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland. The 2015 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal has an $11,300,000 goal and each month, dollars raised are invested in these programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable among us.
The cold temperatures and snow storms of February kept many donors from Mass the weekend of the In-Pew Appeal at which time parishioners were invited to open their hearts to live joyfully and generously by supporting the good works of Catholic Charities.
If you have not yet had a chance to make your pledge to the 2015 Annual Appeal please respond generously to the letter being mailed in April or give online at www.catholiccommunity.org/cc/newgift or over the phone by calling Meghan McGuan at 800.869.6525 ext. 1049.