Weekly Announcements

ST CYPRIANS CATHOLIC CHALLENGE
MEDITATION:
“It is not that I want merely to be called a Christian, but to actually be one.  Yes, if I prove to be one, then I can have the name.”  - St. Ignatius of Antioch
CHALLENGE: 
There are people we meet whom we immediately recognize as Christian and others whom we need to look a little more closely to see.  Who do people see when they meet you?  What sets you apart as a Catholic Christian?
PRAYER: Christ be before me, Christ be behind me, Christ be above me, Christ be below me.  Christ in each mind that thinks of me; Christ in each mouth that speaks of me.

REST IN PEACE
Brandy Siegel, Daughter of Wally and Jan Siegel. Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with your family and friends.

FIRST GRADE PSR REGISTRAION
Registration for incoming first graders is taking place now.  Call or come into the PSR office on Monday or Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 440-259-2344 ext. 5

 PSR NEEDS YOU
Continue to enjoy the summer days!  Please know that it is not too early to begin thinking about becoming part of our PSR team.  We need volunteers to aide in grades 4 and 5  on Tuesday evenings (6:15 – 7:30).  Please call the PSR office on Monday or Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. if you are interested!

RCIA
Have you thought about becoming a Catholic?  Do you want to learn more about your faith?  RCIA begins Monday, September 24 at 6:15 p.m.  Join Deacon Jay to explore who we are as Catholics, what we believe and why.  To register, call the parish office or join us on September 24 in Alexander Hall.

LADIES GUILD NEWS
All ladies of the parish are invited to our Dinner Out with the Ladies Guild. We will be gathering at Cornerstone Brewery, 70 W. Main St, Madison, on Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Please call Bea Woidtke by September 10 to let her know you will be able to join us for a fun evening together.  440-259-5254   Hope to see you there!

THANK YOU DONORS!
Thank you all for your kind and generous support toward our Peace Garden Project.  After our Commitment Weekend, the total donations have reached $117,817.00!  Your continued support of our parish and the Peace Garden Project is greatly appreciated. If you have not had a chance to make a donation and would like to, you can mail or drop off your Peace Garden donation at any time.
Thank you!

CRAFTERS WANTED!
This year’s Ladies Guild Holiday Craft Show and Bake Sale will be held Saturday, November 10th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  We still have room for crafters, so if you are interested, please contact Lisa Wardeiner at 440-352-3103.  An 8 foot table is still just $30.  For those of you who aren’t crafters, please support us by shopping, enjoying lunch and purchasing great home-baked goods.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to purchase some very unique gifts.

PILGRIMAGE OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER 
During St. Cyprian’ jubilee year in celebration of our 50th anniversary, 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.  Each family will receive a booklet of prayers that can be prayed as a family and as individuals.  For more information or to schedule a week for your family please call Linda Baron at 440-205-1954

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Volunteers needed the morning of Sunday, September 30 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Lake Farmpark.  Be part of this community event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  For more information contact Marilyn Hahn, mahahn@alz.org or 216-342-5596

DIVORCE RECOVERY FOR CATHOLICS
This 8 week support group designed to meet the needs of those who are divorced or separated will begin Thursday, September 13 and conclude on November 1 at St. Anselm Church in Chesterland.  The group meets from 7-9 p.m. in the Pentecost Room. 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, please 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.

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 September, The Perry Center is requesting spaghetti sauce.  There are boxes located at each entrance.  Thank you for helping those in need in our community.