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Weekly Parish Update
Location Code

(AR) Augustine Room (School Bldg)
(C) Cafeteria (School Buildg)
(F) Francis Rm (Parish Office Bldg)
(J) Joseph Rm (Parish Office Bldg)
(M) Mary Rm (Parish Office Bldg)
(P) Pavilion
(+) Church
(G) Gym
(OCU) Old Credit Union Rooms
OCU rooms are in the School Bldg

2:00 Senior Mtg (J)
6:30 Ladies Guild Board Mtg. (F)

7:00 G.A. Mtg. (+)

4:15 Walking Group (J)
6:30 Rosary (+)

8:30 Men of the Vine (OCU)

SUNDAY, May 15 
7:00 A.A. Mtg. (AR)

MONDAY, May 16
4:15 Walking Group (J)
Deacon Joseph Menkhaus
to be Ordained a Priest

During the past nine years, a seminarian from our parish, Joseph Menkhaus, has been preparing for Ordination to the Priesthood. He has attended both Borromeo Seminary and St. Mary’s Seminary. Most recently he has spent a year as a Deacon ministering to the parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

He is the first person from our parish to be called to the Diocesan Priesthood since Fr. Jerome Lukachinsky.

On Saturday, May 21st, Deacon Joseph Menkhaus is scheduled to be ordained a Priest for the Diocese of Cleveland. Bishop Edward Malesic will ordain him and two other Deacons to the Cleveland Diocesan Priesthood at the 10:00 am Mass that morning in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Following this Mass, Fr. Joseph will celebrate with his family near his home. On Sunday morning, Fr. Menkaus will celebrate his “First Mass” at St. Monica Church at 10:45 am. There will be several Priests who will concelebrate this Mass. Also a few Deacons will be present too. He would also like to invite our parishioners to attend this Celebration of his Priesthood. There will be a Reception in the St. Benedict Catholic School Cafeteria immediately following this Mass until 1:30 pm. All parishioners and guests are invited to attend.

We are all proud of the Menkhaus Family for the gift of Joseph to the Priesthood.
                       Fr. Thomas Haren, Fr. Ted Marszal, Fr. Tom Montavon,
Deacon Stan Drozell, and the Staff of St. Monica Church 
Diocesan Clergy Assignment Survey
The Clergy Personnel Board assists the Diocesan Bishop by making recommendations to the Bishop for clergy assignments. The Board is interested in feedback from the parish community at large and invites you to participate by responding to the survey link:
Click here to download a printable version

Protecting God's Children 
The Diocese of Cleveland's "protecting God's Children" program is a continuing effort to instruct and inform everyone about the protection of children from sexual abuse. 

To report any past or present suspected inappropriate behavior toward children by priests, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers or personnel associated with the Church, please contact the Diocesan Response Service Office at 216-334-2999 or via email at  response_services@dioceseofcleveland.org

You are also asked to immediately inform local authorities about inappropriate behavior.