Weekly Announcements

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION & STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On every Tuesday of Lent, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed after the 8:30 a.m. Mass for adoration and prayer.  Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m.  Stations of the Cross and Benediction will conclude this time of adoration at 7:35 p.m.   On the Fridays of Lent, Stations will be after the 7 a.m. Mass.

FOOD FESTIVAL MEETING
Our Food Festival Kick Off Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.  Please join us and see if we can have a new record of Countries participating, or add your family recipes to a Country that has already been a part of it!  Please call Joan Morehouse at 440-477-8325 with any questions.

PERRY CENTER WISH LIST   
The Perry Center is our local community food pantry supported by the churches in our community and private donations.  For the month of March, The Perry Center is requesting non perishable Chili.  There are boxes located at each entrance.  Thank you for helping those in need in our community

REST IN PEACE
Peter Pikus, Father of James Pikus. Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with your family and friends.

PILGRIMAGE OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER 
Father George would like to continue the pilgrimage of our Blessed Mother. Families can take a statue of our Blessed Mother home for a week and pray that she will intercede, on behalf of the family, with her Son – Jesus Christ.  For more information or to schedule a week for your family please call Linda 440-205-1954 or leave your contact information with Father George or one of the deacons before or after Mass.  You may also call parish office 440-259-2344 ext. 3 

DIVORCE RECOVERY FOR CATHOLICS
This 8 week support group, designed to meet the needs of those who are divorced or separated, will begin Tuesday, March 12 and conclude on April 30 at St. Mary Church in Chardon.  The group meets from 7-9 p.m.  Sessions are designed to offer direction, support and the tools for coping and moving on.  Each group is tailored to meet the needs of the participants.  For more info or to register, call Catholic Charities at 352-6191 or 800-242-9755 or email kjubeck@st-gabriel.org.  There is no charge for this program, all materials are provided and it is open to people of all faiths.  

RETROUVAILLE
Has your marriage become unloving or uncaring – your relationship cold, distant – thinking about a separation or divorce?  Are you already separated/divorced but both of you want to try again?  Then the Retrouvaille program may help.  RETROUVAILLE, which means rediscovery, is supported by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, but it is open to couples of all faiths.  This program consists of a weekend experience for couples and 6 follow up sessions.  A registration fee of $150 is required to confirm your reservation.  For more info concerning the program or to register, please call Marce or Liz Gliha at 440-357-6580 or 800-470-2230 or go online www.helpourmarriage.org. 

LENTEN PROGRAMS
The Bethany Retreat Center in Chardon (across from NDCL) will be hosting a Day of Prayer for Women,  ‘Icons: Encounter the Divine’  on March 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. facilitated by Shari Jamieson, St. Helen parishioner, local artist, iconographer and teacher, with a passion for both faith and art.



EUCHARISTIC ADORATION & STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On every Tuesday of Lent, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed after the 8:30 a.m. Mass for adoration and prayer.  Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m.  Stations of the Cross and Benediction will conclude this time of adoration at 7:35 p.m.   On the Fridays of Lent, Stations will be after the 7 a.m. Mass.

FOOD FESTIVAL MEETING
Our Food Festival Kick Off Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.  Please join us and see if we can have a new record of Countries participating, or add your family recipes to a Country that has already been a part of it!  Please call Joan Morehouse at 440-477-8325 with any questions.

LENTEN QUIET DAY OF PRAYER
All are invited to the Lenten Quiet Day of Prayer at Bethany Retreat Center in Chardon on Wednesday, March 27 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Lunch is included.  Suggested donation: $10.  For further information and to register by Thursday, March 21 contact Sister Jennifer Kramer, SND jkramer@ndec.org or 440-279-1143 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL UPDATE
Several weeks ago many of you answered the call to donate to the Annual Appeal during the in-pew process.   Thank you for your continuing support of Catholic Charities. Unfortunately the package containing all of St. Cyprian’s in-pew envelopes, and other parishes sent through the U.S.Postal Service was damaged in transit and when it arrived to be processed there were no envelopes in the damaged package.  If you made a pledge or transaction during the in-pew appeal we suggest that you cancel your check or transaction and ask you to consider making a gift online at CatholicCommunity.org/donate or call Karen Joyce at 216-696-6525 x 1910.  We apologize for any inconvenience but know that because of you, people’s lives are being transformed.  Thank You!

 EVENING OF CONFESSION
Please join us for a Diocesan wide Evening of Confession at St. Cyprian and all the churches in our Diocese, March 20 from 5-8 p.m.  If you have family members or friends who are away from the Catholic Church, please invite them to come home this Lent, and to experience God’s gift of healing through the sacrament of reconciliation.  For more information see www.welcomecatholics.com.

VBS 2019 SAVE THE DATE!
Our parish’s Vacation Bible School will be held June 17 – 21 with the theme, “From Mars and Beyond”, based on Ephesians 3:20.  We were blessed at last summer’s VBS with a dedicated VBS Ministry team and the children who eagerly participated!  We are looking forward to another opportunity to lead our children to give “Glory to God” through VBS.  More details will follow in future bulletins.  If you would like to share your love for God through VBS, we would love to have you on our ministry team (Junior High to Adults).  God bless!  Deacon Paul 259-8361 or pauljhlabsesr353@gmail.com 

FLAG RETIREMENT
Do you have a worn, tattered or faded American flag?  Make sure it is retired properly.  The Catholic Cemeteries Association is now accepting American flags in need of retirement. Flags will be accepted year-round.  Please drop off your flag(s) at one of the 8 offices during normal business hours.  To find an office near you, please visit clecem.org.