A fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strengths, and hope with each other in an effort to solve their common problem with alcoholism. The primary purpose of the group is to stay sober and help alcoholics achieve sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees. AA meets every Wednesday evening in the Parish Center basement. Regular meetings are held from 8 to 9 pm. Beginner meetings are held before the regular meetings. If you have any questions, please call the parish office.
A ministry dedicated to helping families and friends of alcoholics, Al Anon is based on the belief that alcoholism is a family disease and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Al Anon provides an opportunity to learn and grow spiritually through living the Twelve Steps adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous, and by sharing experiences in coping with the disease of alcoholism. There are no dues for membership. Al Anon meets every Thursday evening in the Parish Center basement. Regular meetings are held from 8 to 9 pm. Beginner meetings are before the regular meeting. Please call the parish office for further information.
The Adult Bereavement Ministry offers consolation to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one through death. Our hope is that we will provide comfort and support through prayer, discussion, faith and fellowship.
Weekly sessions will be held for six weeks lead by commissioned members of the parish including a parish priest.
We meet in the spring and fall. The group meets from 7 pm to 9 pm. What is needed from you is the willingness to share your thoughts and feelings with those attending and to be open to new ways of coping with your grief.
Sessions focus on topics related to grief, faith and how to transition into living the “new normal”. You will have the opportunity to interact with others who have also experienced a loss. Both men and women are welcome, and you do not have to be a member of our parish to attend. All shared information is kept private and confidential.
Once you have completed the bereavement sessions there is an opportunity for you to join the Manna Group. It is called the Manna Group for the following reasons: Food to feed the Soul with prayer and sharing; Food to feed the Spirit through recreation; Food to feed the Body with refreshments.
The Bereavement Support Group sends sympathy and anniversary cards as well as sponsors the All Souls Day Celebration; provides support programs throughout the year; plus the Annual Christmas Dinner.
FOR INFORMATION, call JoAnn Fellner (216) 524-8592
Church Cleaning Committee and Sacristans
God’s house gets vacuumed, dusted and spruced up before and after the family comes over for a visit. The group make sure that everything is in place and a welcome retreat for even the most casual visit. Our sacristans tend to specific tasks in the Church and sanctuary on Friday's after the 8:15 Mass. Call the Rectory to volunteer.
The Credit Union exists to financially assist the members of our parish in numerous ways to save and borrow money at competitive rates. Visit the website for more details
Divorced and Separated Catholics Ministry
This group meets to offer support and encouragement to one another and their families. Currently, the group gathers at Saint Albert the Great Parish, in North Royalton. For information, please call (440) 237-6760.