9183 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Rectory (440) 526-1177
School (440) 526-4877
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'UNITED IN PRAYER FOR THE MIDDLE EAST'
All Faiths Welcome
Sunday, September 21 at 2:00pm-3:00pm
St. Monica Church 13623 Rockside Road, Garfield Hts
Ashley Nemeth will lead us in Song
Dr. Issam and Kathy Nemeh will share personal insights as to what is happening in the Middle East and what we can do to help.
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United In Prayer for the Middle East
Garden of Memories
Garden of Memories
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Holiday Treasures Craft Fair
ASSUMPTION ALTAR & ROSARY
34th ANNUAL 'HOLIDAY TREASURES CRAFT FAIR'
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 25, 2014
8:30a.m. – 3:00p.m.
FREE ADMISSION – HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
Come and start your Christmas shopping early by attending the Assumption Altar & Rosary 33rd Annual Craft Fair. We have many different types of vendors from Jewelry, Purses, Crocheted Kitchen Towels, Memory Boards even Fleece for your dogs.
You can sit back and enjoy a delicious homemade lunch that the Alter & Rosary ladies have prepared and listen to the holiday music. Don’t forget to purchase our tastey homemade bakery. yummmmm
Bring your kids to the Craft Fair
We will have 'Magic Mike' - he will be making balloon figures and a 'Magic Show'.
One of our vendors, Brian Becker, will be spinning tops.
For more information call Nancy or Rosie at 440 526-5216
This week the Church presents us with two feasts that remind us of Jesus' redemptive work. These are the Exaltation of the Cross today and Our Lady of Sorrows tomorrow. The celebrations view the mystery of our Redemption from the persepctives of both Jesus and Mary respectively.
St. Helen's discovery of the cross in Jerusalem is the historical basis for the Exaltation of the Cross. While the Church respects this historical event, she invites us to enter more deeply into what the cross means for the Church, especially from the viewpoint of Jesus Himself.
Unlike the world in which Jesus lived, he never saw his cross as an instrument of torture or death. Rather, he viewed the cross as the instrument by which God's plan for the redemption of the world would be accomplished. Therefore, the cross was the instrument of glory by which Christ would conquer darkness and sin by which Christ would draw all people to Himself so that those who share in His cross would also share in His resurrection.
Closely allied to Jesus in his redemptive work is His Mother Mary, who throughout His life stood by Him as his perfect disciple, holding everything Jesus encountered in her heart. Saint Bernard tells us that when the sword pierced Jesus' side, he did not feel it because he was already dead, but Mary felt every bit of pain in her heart. It was in this way that she shared in the suffering of her Son Jesus. Thus, Mary becomes our mother and model in suffering not only because of her participation in Christ's sufferings, but also because, through it all, she held firmly to the belief that good would come out of evil through his resurrection.
Last Thursday, we sadly commemorated the terrorist attack on the USA. Certainly, this sad event brought sadness and tragedy to many families. Yet, if we join in Mary's faith, we can see the goodness that came from this terrible situtation, from the dedication of our safety forces to the solidarity it forged between people who would otherwise have nothing to do with one another.