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From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

April 2, 2017

FROM OUR PASTOR Take a look at our Media Rack, in the Southwest entrance of the church, for some interesting topics to consider during the Lenten Season. These CD’s are available for a $3 donation. We have several new titles on our Media Rack. One of the titles is: “Relativism”. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI considered Moral Relativism to be the most dangerous dictatorship existing in the world today. In this presentation, Chris Stefanick debunks the powerful and epidemic myth of relativism with honesty, relevance, humor, and logical validity, offering a much-needed perspective on the current status quo of morality. Matthew Kelly says, "If you only listen to one CD this year, listen to 'Relativism' by Chris Stefanick!" That seems to be pretty high praise for anything. This year’s Gala, held last month, has raised over $115,000.00 for the parish. Congratulations and thank-you again to the Gala Committee for doing such an outstanding job this year. As you may or may not know, the Gala funds are used for our operating budget. Without these funds we would not be able to operate without debt from year to year. There are also several capital improvements that need to be done. At the Gala we highlighted one project, the renovation of our lower church. I am glad to hear that so many parishioners are interested in the future renovation of our lower church. But there are several other capital improvements that that need our attention immediately. Both school buildings need to have thermostats and dampers replaced on all of the radiators. All of our facilities need to be converted to LED lighting. We need to replace our existing parking lot. So we have many projects under consideration right now. Fr. Troha




February 26, 2017

FROM OUR PASTOR There is a new set of CD’s from Catholic Lighthouse Media available in our Media Rack near the southwest entrance to the church. One of the more popular titles is: “Calming the Emotional Storms: 4 Keys to Finding Emotional Peace”. In this practical but spiritual presentation, Dr. Gregory Popcak discusses four keys to develop self-awareness and self-mastery. He reveals that emotions are a gift from God and they can help you grow in virtue. Learn how to master your feelings and calm your emotional storms so that you can experience the peace of Christ. This title along with the other seven titles are available for a modest donation of $3.00. You can listen to the CD yourself and pass it on to a friend. Listening to the CD’s would be a great Lenten activity. From March 1st through April 9th you are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You are also invited to stand and peacefully pray anytime between 7AM to 7PM during a 40-day vigil in the public right-ofway outside Preterm, 12000 Shaker Blvd., or Planned Parenthood, 25350 Rockside Rd. For more information go to www.40daysforlife.com/cleveland. We begin the holy season of Lent this Wednesday with our celebration of Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence; all of the other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. Don’t forget to sign up for the free on-line program from Matthew Kelly, “Best Lent Ever”. You will receive daily emails with an inspirational video message for the Lenten Season. Go to www.dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever.

Fr. Troha



October 11, 2015