St. Frances Cabrini Parish

Stuffed Cabbage Dinner

 

Featuring 2 stuffed cabbage, sausage and sauerkraut, dumplings and cabbage and dessert

 

When: Saturday, February 13  3:30PM to 5:30PM

 

Cost: $20.00 per Dinner

 

Address: 2143 Homewood Drive Lorain, Ohio 44055

 

How: Order by phone or e-mail, pay at the Rectory and pick-up at the Church Hall.

 

PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK WHEN PAYING AT THE RECTORY. You will receive a ticket, please bring the ticket when picking up your dinner.

 

When picking up your dinner, drive in the west parking lot side and drive to the Church Hall. We will take your ticket and give you your dinner. NO NEED TO GET OUT OF YOUR CAR. You then exit up the east end of the parking lot.

 

Dinner orders must be made by Monday, February 8.

 

For tickets or information, please call either Randy at 277-8915, the Rectory at 277-7266 or e-mail stephanie_stfrances@yahoo.com.  

MEMORANDUM

CATHEDRAL SQUARE PLAZA OFFICE OF THE BISHOP

TO: PRIESTS,
FROM: BISHOP EDWARD C. MALESIC
DATE: 29 OCTOBER 2020
PROT.#: 638/2020
RE: COVID-19 UPDATE


DEAR FATHER,
DURING THE PAST FEW WEEKS, I HAVE BEEN MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS OF OHIO, DIOCESAN STAFF, AND MEMBERS OF THE PRESBYTERAL COUNCIL TO DISCUSS THE UPCOMING ADVENT/CHRISTMAS SEASONS RELATIVE TO PLANNING AND PREPARING FOR PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS IN OUR CHURCHES. I OFFER THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS THAT I GLEANED FROM THESE MEETINGS, AS WE WILL MORE THAN LIKELY CONTINUE TO OPERATE UNDER THE PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS CURRENTLY IN PLACE.
1. THE DISPENSATION FROM THE OBLIGATION TO ATTEND MASS WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.
2. COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR PARISHIONERS, THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR PARISH BULLETIN, TO ASK THEM THEIR INTENTIONS FOR ATTENDING CHRISTMAS MASS ON CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY.
3. ADJUST YOUR MASS SCHEDULES ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF YOUR CONSULTATION.
4. BE CERTAIN YOU CONTINUE TO SELF-CARE AND PROTECT YOUR OWN HEALTH.
5. INVITE THOSE WHO ARE CHOOSING TO STAY HOME TO PARTICIPATE IN CHRISTMAS MASS VIA LIVESTREAM EITHER AT YOUR OWN PARISH OR AT THE CATHEDRAL MASS AT 4:00 PM WITH THE BISHOP.
6. ENCOURAGE YOUR PARISHIONERS TO GO TO THE DIOCESAN WEBSITE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PAGE TO ACCESS FAMILY PRAYERS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE CHRISTMAS SEASON.
7. SCHEDULE A VARIETY OF TIMES FOR CONFESSIONS AND AVOID SCHEDULING COMMUNAL RECONCILIATION SERVICES UNLESS YOU ARE ABLE TO COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SANITIZING PROTOCOLS.
8. THE DIOCESAN EVENING OF CONFESSION WILL NOT TAKE PLACE IN 2021 DUE TO COVID-19.

REALIZE THE PANDEMIC HAS PROVIDED INCREASED STRESS AND TENSION, ESPECIALLY AS WE CONTINUE TO APPROACH THE ADVENT/CHRISTMAS SEASON. I URGE YOU TO BE CERTAIN TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND DO YOUR BEST AS YOU CREATIVELY WORK TO SAFELY PROVIDE PASTORAL AND SACRAMENTAL CARE TO YOUR PARISHIONERS. EXERCISE, EVEN IF IT IS SIMPLY GOING OUT TO THE PARK FOR A WALK, TAKE TIME FOR PRAYER AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, ARE ALL ESSENTIAL TO REMAIN HEALTHY AND TO STAY FOCUSED ON THE BLESSINGS OF GOD. I APPRECIATE YOUR ONGOING EFFORTS TO CREATIVELY, SENSITIVELY, AND PASTORALLY RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES. PLEASE KNOW YOU REMAIN IN MY DAILY PRAYERS. I CERTAINLY AM GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR ME.

 

Are you bored of playing solitaire on your computer, iPad or phone?  There is nothing good on television.  The internet is full of good and bad material and this includes the faith perspective.  I am going to give you from time to time some suggestions of faith-based material on the computer.

 

I believe that books are our best source of Faith and leisure, then comes some movies and TV but the computer can also give you something different and interesting.

 

News and Spirituality:  I suggest ALETEIA.ORG. It has very good writers presenting news, inspiring stories, voices & views and lifestyle articles from a Catholic perspective.  It is geared more to women, but men can find a lot in the magazine as well.

 

Mass and Faith:  Bishop Robert Barron’s media project WORDONFIRE.ORG is as good as one would expect from Bishop Barron.  Mass is projected from this website, the Diocese of Cleveland website DIOCESEOFCLEVELAND.ORG and broadcast on EWTN.

 

SQPN.COM or you can try YouTube or SQPN.COM/CATEGORY/PODCASTS/AKIN/.  Jimmy Akin is a Catholic Convert and regular contributor to Catholic Answers magazine but in print and online.  He presents the most interesting stuff in his Jimmy Akins Mysterious Universe broadcasts.  I can get the broadcasts on the podcast feature on the iPad.  I have no idea how I got it there.  He presents topics from aliens to werewolves to magic to King Tut all from the perspective of Faith and Reason.  This is a great program for young people.  Young people leave the Faith because they think the church is not reasonable.  This program shows that Faith and reason are not opposed to each other.

 

Welcome to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Parish in Lorain, Ohio. We are a small church with a big heart within the Cleveland Catholic Diocese. We are willing to work hard for God and welcome all Catholics and family members and friends. All people, both Catholic and Non-Catholic are invited to become members of St. Frances Xavier Parish.

 

 

 

Fr. John Retar, Pastor

 

People are searching for a friendly place to worship God and be strengthened and inspired by Scriptures and Sacraments. Our parishioners come from diversified ethnic backgrounds, personal histories, age, and states of life. We are a community who will welcome you, serve you, and help you to become closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ. As your Pastor and Parochial Vicar, we would like to help all parishioners and Catholics in the south side of Lorain to be prepared to receive the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. It is through the Sacraments that we have an intimate encounter with Jesus Christ, our Lord.

 

For families with young children, we do offer the Parish School of Religion on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. This is the opportunity for families and youth to become rooted in our Catholic faith and culture. Religious education, whether you are a child, teen, or a parent, is important and should be ongoing.

 

Within this website we have included a brief but active history of the parish. We have included information on our parish's patroness, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. You will  also find information regarding stewardship, parish organizations and their contacts, and many opportunities to become involved. Suggestions for activities and parish functions are always welcome. You will also find a map of the parish as well.

 

We look forward to meeting you and serving you as Pastor and Parochial Vicar to help you grow in God's grace. We welcome you to bring a friend or neighbor. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish is first and foremost a place of worship.

Fr. Russ Rauscher, Parochial Vicar

Print Print | Sitemap
© St. Frances Xavier Cabrini