Saint Mary Parish
250 Kraft Street, Berea, Ohio 44017-1499
Rectory: 440-243-3877 • FAX: 440-891-9417 • Website: www.stmaryberea.org
Parish Pastoral Staff
Reverend John P. Singler, Pastor
Reverend Max Cole, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Tom Cully, Pastoral Associate
Ms. Angela Kovacs, Music Director
Parish Support Staff
Mrs. Barbara Goebl, Spiritual Ministries
Mrs. Diana Lipfird, Homebound Coordinator
Mr. John Mastandrea, Adult Faith and Education Coordinator
Mr. Larry Roetzer, Religious Education Coordinator
Mr. Bob Sferra, Sacramental Catechetical Leader
Parish Office Staff
Mrs. Janel Abraham
Mrs. Lorri Masie
School Administrative Staff
Mr. Andrew Carner, Principal
Mrs. Sandi Ziegler, Program Coordinator
Mrs. Nancy Kaesgen, Director of Development
School Office Staff
Mrs. Mary Beth Hennessy
Mrs. Rhonda Johnson
Parish Mass Schedule
Weekday: 9:00am Monday through Friday
Weekend: 4:00pm Saturday Vigil
7:30am, 9:30am, & 11:30am
Holy Day Consult Bulletin
Baptisms: On Sundays After 11:30am Mass
Reconciliation: Saturdays 3-3:30pm
Marriage: Contact Parish Office
Anointing of the Sick: Contact Parish Office
Communion Calls: Contact Parish Office
Celebrating 165 years of Pastoral Service to the Catholic Community of Berea
St. Mary is a faith community which worships together, follows the teachings of Jesus Christ in our everyday lives,
evangelizes others by our lives and actions, gives generously of our time and resources in service to others, shows
compassion and love towards one another, provides religious education and works for social justice for all.
May 20, 2018
Solemnity of Pentecost
“Veni, Creator Spiritus, Mentes tuorum visita, Imple superna gratia, Quae tu creasti pectora.
Creator Spirit, Lord of grace, Come make in us your dwelling place. O purest Light, in darkness.”
So we sing, on this Pentecost Day, “Come, Holy Ghost, and in us take up thy rest.” But we know, as
baptized and confirmed children of God, there is no rest for those who claim Christ as our Savior! Amen? It’s
ALWAYS Go Time and Game On as His disciples. No longer allowed to sit on the sidelines of our catholic faith, we are to teach and heal, preach and guide, listen and learn, love and bring love to the entire world as the Great
Commission was given to us.
The relay, so to speak, took place last week as we celebrated The Ascension of the Lord, when the Lord
passed the baton to His disciples and to Us – to take up His mission and to carry His Words and Ways to the
entire world by our words and actions, attitudes and deeds. And today, as the disciples are gathered in the Up-
per Room, the Spirit filled them WITH the power and presence of God to BECOME disciples of His Word and
Way. Baptized by FIRE and the HOLY SPIRIT, the Scriptures record that the Holy Spirit “came to rest on each
one of them and they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit en-
abled them to proclaim.”
Part and parcel of our mission to live and love and proclaim the Good News is to be of service and sac-
rifice for others. This weekend’s FOLLOW UP CATHOLIC CHARI-
TIES APPEAL is yet another way to extend our mission to be His ser-
vants in the world as we offer our treasure and prayer for the specific
Opioid Crisis. As the recent bulletin article called our attention to the
reality of that Crisis here in Cleveland, Bishop Perez has asked each
one of us to consider either a new pledge at this time or an increase
in our current pledge to support this endeavor. It’s a good thing to BE CATHOLIC
and it’s a great way to show our commitment to CARE FOR OTHERS -
#YourMercy. Envelopes are IN THE PEWS for your SUPPORT today.
AGAIN, Congratulations to our Confirmand who celebrated the gifts and
fruits of the Spirit last Saturday with Abbot Gary Hoover, OSB. Abbot highlighted
for our Confirmand the need to call on the Lord at all times and to invite Him into
our lives and the lives of our hurting brothers and sisters. Good words to live by!
THANKS to you all for your generous SUPPORT in the Sunday Collection and Roof Project! Blessings!
Weekend of May 20 Pentecost Sunday 4:00 pm Francis Kovalsky Special Intention 7:30 am Emma Maichryc Vicky Follen 9:30 am Sharon Williams Family 11:30 pm Andy & Pat Geiger Family Monday May 21 Weekday Jas 3:13-18 / Mk 9:14-29 (341) 9:00 am John Grodek Susan Pogue Tuesday May 22 Weekday Jas 4:1-10 / Mk 9:30-37 (342) 9:00 am Francis Kovalsky Natalie Woelfle Wednesday May 23 Weekday Jas 4:13-17 / Mk 9:38-40 (343) 9:00 am For All Parishioners Living & Deceased Thursday May 24 Weekday Jas 5:1-6 / Mk 9:41-50 (344) 9:00 am Tom Maley Church Intention Friday May 25 Weekday Jas 5:9-12 / Mk 10:1-12 (345) 9:00 am Vlk Family Dick & Arlene Vlk 10:00 am School Mass
Saturday May 26 Saint Philip Neri, Priest Jas 5:13-20 / Mk 10:13-16 (346) 4:00 pm Bernice Skvarch Kevin & Nancy Whelan Sunday May 27 The Most Holy Trinity Dt 4:32-34, 39-40 / Rom 8:14-17 / Mt. 28:16-20 (165) 7:30 am Geri Ilko Family 9:30 am George & Margaret Hudak Family 11:30 pm Norma Paolucci Fr. John
Mass Schedule and Intentions
Our Homebound Parishioners are very important to us and we want to make sure their spiritual needs are being met. If you or a friend or family member are homebound and unable to attend Mass, we would like to bring the Eucharist to you in your home. Please call Diana Lipfird, the Home-bound Parishioner Coordinator, at 532-9491 or e-mail her at [email protected] We will set up a time and day for the Extraordinary Minister to visit that best fits your schedule. If you are an Extraordinary Minister and would like to be part of our team of taking Communion to the homebound, please call Diana at 440-532-9491.
Collection for 5/13/18: $11,919.50
Thank You for your generous Contributions.
Please remember in prayer all who are ill or homebound, especially the following:
Jackie Ayala Maggie Armstrong Donna Baker Mary Anne Bialosky James Carney Eneo Cifani William Conroy Chris Copenhaver Melanie Kuper Owen Dumm Jim Duncan Chuck Duncan Sharon Fisher Brian Follen Marie Gallagher Betty Glynn Wayne Goforth
Katie Halley Betty Hardman Joe & Jean Hatala Mark Hill Hanna Kessler Karen Kljun Jim & Louise Knapik Kathleen Kolach Don Kovach Rob Lucas Karen M. Joseph McLaughlin Shem Miller Leo Oblak Ed Paschke James Rollin Mary Elizabeth Ryba Deanna Schweter John Serrao David Stepanek Chet Talarczyk
Bulletin Prayer List
Welcome this weekend the newly baptized -
Henry Charles Rusch
Welcome - Newly Baptized
Mass Intentions for 2018
The Mass Intention Book for 2018 is
open for your Intentions. Dates are
available for the Month of May.
Contact the Office to schedule or submit
your request in writing - please include a phone number
in case we need to contact you. We will do our best to
accommodate your requests.
In Your Charity
In your charity, please remember the
repose of the souls of Ty Merriman,
Tom Maley and Joan H. Daley.
May they rest in eternal peace.
Weekend of May 20th - Pentecost Sunday Saturday - 3:00pm - Church Confessions Sunday After All Masses - FJG Donut Sunday Monday, May 21 9:30am - Chapel Rosary 7:15pm - Chapel Rosary Tuesday, May 22 9:30am - Chapel Rosary 11:00am - Chapel Bible Study 12:30pm - Chapel Quiet Prayer Wednesday, May 23 9:30am - Chapel Rosary Thursday, May 24 9:30am - Chapel Rosary 12:00pm - FJG Mtg Rm Pinochle Club 7:00pm - Chapel Women’s Group Book Study Friday, May 25 10:00am - Church School Mass
Saturday, May 26 3:00pm - Church Confessions Sunday, May 27 12:30pm - Chapel Coffee, Tea & Thee Bible Study
“Jesus Loves Us”
I think that this is something, that we must
live life beautifully, we have Jesus with us
and He lives us. If we could only remem-
ber that God loves us, and we have an
opportunity to love others as He loves us,
not in big things, but in small things with great love…..
Excerpted from: Love: A Fruit Always in Season Daily Meditations by Mother
Teresa (Ignatius Press 1987)
Bible Study, Faith Sharing
Bible Study will meet on Tuesday from 11:00am - Noon in
the chapel to reflect on the Gospel of Mark. Jesus reveals
to His disciples more about what will be expected of them
as His followers. Come and explore what He may be ask-
ing of you. All that’s needed is your Bible and an open
heart. No prior knowledge of scripture is necessary.
Quiet prayer will meet on Tuesday at 12:30pm in the
chapel for Quiet Prayer. This week Quiet Prayer will be
followed by one of the Richard Rohr CDs. We will finish a
little after 1:00pm.
Prayer shawl will meet today, May 20, from 3:00pm -
4:00pm in the chapel. If you would like to select a shawl
to present to someone in need of spiritual support, this is
the perfect time to come.
AM 1260 The Rock has a new app!
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you have any questions.
AM 1260 The Rock -
Where you hear Rock Solid Truth
This weekend, we will participate in an important Fol-
low-Up Parish Appeal for Catholic Charities. This is not
a special collection; rather it is a chance for all Catholics
to make a commitment to transform lives and communi-
ties by sharing with others the gifts which God as given
you. Funds raised through this effort will be used to
expand treatment and prevention services to fight the
opioid crisis that has a grip on our families, friends and
communities. In 2017, nearly 1,200 people in our dio-
cese died of drug overdoses. With your help, Catholic
Charities will be able to expand their reach into every
county and provide help and hope to those suffering
Double You Impact: All new, increased and additional
gifts returned in the In-Pew envelopes this weekend or
donated online at www.CatholicCommunity.org/
Challenge will be matched up to $100,000.
If you will be having a wedding anniversary in the month of May and would like your names listed in the bulletin, please call the parish office (440) 243-3877 or email [email protected]
Francis & Hilda Denk May 2nd - 65 years
Tom & Dorothy Goebel May 3rd - 71 years
Donald & Lucille Goebel May 5th - 56 years
Jerry & Judi Bonning May 8th - 47 years
Michael & Cindy Surma May 10th - 21 years
David & Tracy Justice May 11th - 22 years
Joseph & Patricia Heinz May 13th - 57 years
Jim & Louise Knapik May 14th - 70 years
Dan & Debbie Malloy May 22nd - 36 years
Richard & Rose Marie Boll May 24th - 49 years Tom & Peg Nicolay May 25th - 61 years
Frank & Shirley Torigoe May 25th - 44 years
Joe & Janel Abraham May 29th - 25 years
Mass Lector Cantor Extraordinary Ministers Servers 4pm J Pae (H) L Durica, R Heitz, C Scanlon D Goss (C) B Sillasen, R Sillasen, C Whiteman M E Nichols, R Wesolek 7:30am E Jansen K Zanotti (H) F Sliwa, M Dole, R Straub A Lindsay (C) P Flandera, B Cashman, M Smith D Lipfird, J Haas 9:30am D Canepari D Kollar (H) Deacon Tom, B Cully, P Pacer A Kulwicki (C) T Morgan, P Hultquist, C Jamison G Grant, C Rose L Alton 11:30am D Pusti P Ponstingle (H) M Patena, D Bajc, J Bajc, I Crespo (C) R Koehl, D Sawyer, L Patena J Savinksy, Deacon Tom E Davenport
The Most Holy Trinity - Weekend of May 27th
Music Ministry & Liturgy Notes
By Angela Kovacs Director of Music and Liturgy
THE GREAT SEND OFF
What a year! I cannot believe that we are already at the end
of the Easter celebrations, school year, and choir season!
Lots of fantastic music has been made and friendships have
been made: I am so pleased with how everything went!
Thank you to all music ministry members who have been so
dedicated to the song of our faith community! While we will
not be meeting for rehearsals, everyone is still welcome to
celebrate mass up in the loft with me! I will also be accept-
ing prelude auditions and requests from EVERYONE, music
ministry or from the general community! Let your musical
voice be heard this summer, and maybe consider joining us
for next year!
It’s our last week of singing our Song of Praise for the
Easter season! Here are the lyrics.
We worship and adore You, Bowing down before You.
Songs of praises singing, Hallelujahs ringing.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Amen.
Traditional Choir, Contemporary Choir, and Youth
Choir are off for the summer. All choir members are wel-
come to sing up in the loft during weekend masses. Summer
is a perfect time to audition for involvement in one of our
ensembles, especially for prelude solos! If you are interested
in participating in any of these choirs, cantoring, or playing
an instrument during mass, please call or see me after mass
up in the loft. Please contact the music ministry office for
more information: 440.243.3877 ext 27.
The Apostles didn’t recognize Jesus until they saw his
wounds. Don’t look for God’s presence only in the joy-
ful moments of family life. Expect to find God in the
evening of the day, when you are exhausted and cranky
or when you are most aware of our family’s failures and
shortcomings. Today’s gospel reminds us that the
wounded Christ is standing among us through the Holy
Spirit, urging us to forgive and offering us peace.
Religious Education News
To find all the upcoming activities for both PSR and Sacramen-
tal Preparation join us at our parish website:
Select “Teaching” from the top category bar, then select
“Religious Education Office”. Make us a favorite!
P S R Our PSR year ended on Monday 5/14/2018. Thanks to every-
one involved for a very successful year in our Faith Journey!
There may be some BIG changes next year. Stay tuned to this
column for more information. Have a GREAT Summer!
Over the next weeks our Catechists will be preparing final Stu-
dent Evaluation Reports. These reports will be emailed to our
Parents during the month of June.
The 2018-19 PSR Registration is now open. Registration forms
were sent home with students. Open enrollment forms are avail-
able on the parish website:
Congratulations to our Confirmation Candidates. Thanks to
Abbott Gary Hoover for presiding and thanks to all those
volunteers for a wonderful reception after the ceremony.
Stay tuned for information about next year’s Sacramental
Program. Planning will begin soon!
St. Mary Catholic School News Corner
Educating the Mind, Nurturing the Soul
Mr. Andrew J. Carner, Principal
Earlier this month, students in grades Kdg. through Eighth
participated in St. Mary’s Annual Right-to-Read Week. We
began by having each classroom decorate their classroom door
with a chosen disciple. May 3rd was National Day of Prayer.
We began our day outside surrounding our statue of Mary. As
a school community we prayed and then raised the American
flag and all recited the Pledge of Allegiance. On May 4th stu-
dents in grades 5-8 attended the Center for Pastoral Leadership
in Wickliffe. Students were provided a tour of the facility and
ended the day with a Christian rapper concert. On May 7th, as
a school, students entered the school gym for a prayer service.
On May 8th students had the opportunity to participate in an
age appropriate version of Spiritual Trivial Pursuit. Students
broke down into teams during classroom religion time and
questioned each other on their Catholicity knowledge. On
May 9th students in grades Kdg. through fourth attended a
field trip to Our Lady of Lourdes in Euclid. Students received
a tour of the chapel, heard the story of the grotto, and a shrine
tour by the nuns. On May 10th the student body was visited
by Rabbi Eric Lakatos and received a lesson on Jewish beliefs
and customs. We finished the week on May 11th with our
own version of a Mini-Fest. Students wore their Faith Family
t-shirt they created during a recent Friday Fr. Marty /
Stewardship Dress Down Day. They got to dance to Christian
music and enjoy snacks. Everyone involved had a wonderful
week. Throughout the entire week, all students took 20 min-
utes each day to read and reflect on the Bible. A very special
thank you to Mrs. Merri Jo Meehan for coordinating such an
educational and fun-filled week for the students.
Sat. May 19th - DRAMA Club Performance –
Sleeping Beauty, Jr. 6:00p.m. / SMS gym
Sun., May 20th - DRAMA Club Performance –
Sleeping Beauty, Jr. 12:30p.m. / SMS gym
Mon.,May 21st - Spirit Week begins
Tues, May 22nd - Last Day for Pre3 Program
Wed., May 23d - Kdg. field trip to Coe Lake
“ “ “ Gr. 8 vs. Faculty Volleyball
Thurs., May 24th - Talent Show
Fri., May 25th - All School Mass / 10:00a.m.
Total Catholic Vacation Bible School is Back
June 11th - 15th 9:00am - Noon
Ages 4yrs - entering 5th grade
Are you looking for a fun way to teach your children about
the Catholic faith? Look no further! St. Adalbert’s VBS Pro-
gram, A Radical Ride on the Wings of Prayer, will teach your
child about the saints and how to pray in a fun way that they
will remember. Music, Saint Stories, Crafts, Games and Snacks
are all a part of this fun week. In addition every child will
receive a Catholic Prayer Book!
Registration forms available in The Rectory Office or online
at: www.saintadalbertparish.org Contact Annette Klanac for
more details (440) 234-6830 X247
50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 2:30pm Mass
Reservations are now being accepted for couples married 50 years (married in 1968). Couples celebrating other significant an-
niversaries (55 or over) or who have missed previous celebrations are welcome to register and attend. Seating is limited at the
Cathedral. Number of guests will be determined by the seating capacity and total number registered. DEADLINE: Monday,
June 25, 2018 - to include Jubilee couples’ names in worship aid. Firm deadline! In early or mid-July, registered couples will
receive an emailed letter with instructions and driving/parking details.
If you have an questions please contact:
Katie at 216-334-2978 or email [email protected]
Jason at 216-334-2974 or email [email protected]
Registration forms are available in your parish Rectory Office or Register on line at:
www.ccdocle.org/mfm and click on “Register for the 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration”
Parish Ministry Spotlight
“For I was...A Stranger and You Welcomed Me”
Would you like to help legally admitted refugees who have
come through the federal Refugees Admissions Program resettle
here? Our parish would like to start a group to do just that.
Partnering with Cleveland Catholic Charities’ Migration and
Refugee Services, our group would assist these refugees who
have fled their home countries in fear of persecution because of
their ethnicity, nationality, social group, religious affiliation or
political beliefs to establish their life in the Cleveland area.
As a group, we would decide what type of assistance we would
like to give. This can range from simply collecting furniture for
a refugee family’s new home to mentoring family and helping
them adjust to life in the U.S. If you would be interested in
joining the group, please contact Alane Mastandrea at (440)625
-359/[email protected] or Amanda Mazi at (216)
727-6779/ [email protected]
Would you like to help legally admitted ref-
uges settle here in the Cleveland Area?
Who: St. Mary Refugee Assistance Group
What: Refugee 101 Volunteer / Mentoring
When: May 22, 2018
Where: St. Augustine Towers
7800 Detroit Avenue
When: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
RSVP: [email protected]
You do not need to commit to mentoring to
come. If you would be interested in helping in
other ways, please contact Alane Mastandrea
at the above email address.tel:(440)%20625-0359tel:(440)%20625-0359mailto:[email protected]:(216)%20727-6779tel:(216)%20727-6779mailto:[email protected]