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A message from Bishop Malesic on keeping people safe during the pandemicDear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:The latest information from federal, state and local public health agencies informs us that the Delta variant of the COVID19 virus is surging in our area, causing increased illness and hospitalizations at levels not seen since the spring. For the safety of all who worship at Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese of Cleveland, I strongly encourage you  whether vaccinated or not vaccinated  to wear a face mask while attending Mass indoors. All who want to attend Mass, and who are otherwise vulnerable, should feel safe and welcome inside our sacred spaces. Please use charity and patience with those who do not wish to comply with this strongly stated request. You also might want to consider wearing a face mask for other indoor gatherings, especially for those not yet fully vaccinated. Wearing masks outdoors is not generally required except for activities involving close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. Those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is immunecompromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety about contracting the coronavirus in a large group of persons are not obliged to attend Mass. Pope Francis recently offered a message of hope and unity to the world in an effort to continue increasing confidence in the COVID19 vaccines, specifically in communities disproportionately affected by the virus. “Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID19,” the pope said. “Getting the vaccines that are authorized by the respective authorities is an act of love. I pray to God that each one of us can make his or her own small gesture of love; no matter how small, love is always grand.” I am fully vaccinated and recommend the same for my family and friends. In consideration of others, I also am wearing  a  mask  during  the  distribution  of  holy Communion and I strongly encourage those distributing holy  Communion  at  Mass  to  wear  a  mask  while distributing as well. Remember that the situation seems to be ever changing. This request to wear face masks is temporary and will be  changed  once  this  current  level  of  increased coronavirus cases is over. Stay connected to information coming from national, state and local health authorities, and stay home and get tested for COVID when you are not feeling well. Following these recommendations will go a long way in helping to keep you and others around you safe. We are all tired of this pandemic, but we must not forget that we are called to care for the health of others in times of crisis and must continue to protect our healthcare system and medical workers.  May God bless and watch over us in our time of need.Bishop Edward C. MalesicWITAMY W PARAFII SW. JANA KANTEGO

We are seeking volunteers to help out with our Half Way to Dyngus day celebration Saturday, October 16, 2021.  There are volunteer slips in the pews, please fill it out and place in the collection basket.



Raffle tickets for our Half Way to Dyngus Day, October 16th are available at the entrance of the church near the parking lot by St. John Paul II. Please let individuals know that the event is October 16th and Not Labor Day as listed on the tickets. Each family is asked to sell at a minimum, 6 packs of tickets ($30.00). Ticket prices will remain the same  $1.00 each or a book of 6 for $5.00. Some families may not have packs of tickets because of our new nonenvelope e online giving. We will correct that problem. So, if you don’t have an envelope of tickets, simply write your name down and address on the sheets of paper located near the tickets and take a prestuffed envelope of tickets to sell. We have left a good number of blank white envelopes with 6 books of tickets by the entranceway.

The  St.  Stanislaus  Parish  Community  will  be celebrating their annual Polish Festival from October 8, 9 and 10.  The Festival will be held at the Parish Social Center  on  Baxter  Avenue,  near  East  65th  Street,  in Cleveland’s Slavic Village.  The Polish Festival will feature  Polish  foods,  Polka  music,  Polish  songs, concerts, tours of St. Stanislaus Church, Polish crafts, and a grand raffle drawing.  For more information call St.  Stanislaus  Parish  at  2163419091  or  visit www.ststanislaus.org.WITAMY W PARAFII SW. JANA KANTEGO

During October, the month of the Most Holy Rosary, Catholic Cemeteries Association invites families to participate in ahalfmile walking Rosaryin honor of departed loved ones. We walk, we pray, we sing, and we remember. For those who cannot walk, or in case of rain, the Rosary will be prayed in the mausoleum or in the cemetery office. At the end of the Rosary, there is a brief candle lighting ceremony in remembrance of our dearly departed. This is a great communal prayer opportunity for families and for Rosary Prayer organizations in your parish. Registrations starts August 1stand runs through October 3rd.Whether walking or not, you can also honor your departed loved ones on ouronline“In Remembrance” Wall.Submit names by September 30thto be included for the month of October. Register and/or submit remembrance names TODAY by phone (Rhonda/2169304866), email (rabrams@clecem.org), US mail (return the bottom portion of the flyer in any CCA office), or online at https://www.clecem.org/Events/WalkToRemember.aspx