Parishioners are invited and encouraged to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday during Eucharistic Adoration from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. ending with Benediction. Volunteers are needed as the Blessed Sacrament cannot be left unattended. Sign-up sheets are located by the Blessed Mother’s Shrine and at the back entrance of the church.
The parish bookrack in the church vestibule provides a means of adult faith formation by offering Catholic periodicals for sale. Pamphlets from Christian social service organizations and prayer cards are available free of charge. The parish office oversees the suitability of materials placed.
Disciples for the Dying
This ministry prays for those living throughout the world every day, but die due to illness, wars, tornadoes and other forms of violence. On the first Friday of each month, a Mass is said for those dying daily and is rotated within our cluster parishes.
Eucharistic Holy Hour Prayer Group
Meets every Tuesday during Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
McDonough Resource Library
This library, located next to the altar in the server's scaristy, is the perfect quiet spot to read or study our Catholic faith. It houses an extensive collection of books, periodicals, audio and video tapes, and equipment for the use of parishioners and catechists. Additional volunteers are needed to help maintain this valuable resource.
Men's Breakfast Club
Open to all Catholic men, the breakfast club meets on the first Saturday of each month to reinforce the grace available through camaraderie, shared faith, and commitment to each other and the church. Our primary mission is to allow Jesus to open the spiritual eyes of these men and to set their hearts ablaze for Christ, helping them to become truly men, truly Catholic.
When parishioners request special prayers, their intentions are passed to many people via the Parish Prayer Line. This is an effective way to intercede for important prayer intentions. New intercessors are always welcome.
This ministry began in response to the numerous issues that are happening in the Church and world today. Many believe that there is power in UNIFIED prayer, fasting and abstinence, by God’s Grace. This ministry follows a monthly schedule of weekly intentions and daily spiritual exercises. There are no meetings, but they do sponsor events and holy hours a few times a year. To join us in prayer and/or get more information, please contact the ministry at: email@example.com
The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCDS)
The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, officially Ordo Carmelitarum Discalceatorum Saecularis, and formerly known as the Third Order Carmelites, is an association in the Roman Catholic Church with lay persons as its primary members but can also accept members of the secular clergy. OCDS exists to give lay contemplatives to Christ and His Church. The Secular Carmelite Order follows a specific tradition of spirituality within the Church from the doctrine of St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross, our Carmelite parents. If you are being called to a deeper life of prayer, you are welcome to join the OCDS Community of the Holy Family (Akron- Canton). For more information, visit our website, ocdsakroncleveland.catholicweb.com.
This group fosters vocations to the priesthood and religious life by providing material for the bulletin, arranging speakers to share inspirational testimony and providing prayers and the Traveling Vocation Cross.
Volunteers are needed daily after the 8:00 a.m. Mass to maintain the votive candles in the church and collect the donations.
For more information on any of the above ministries, please contact the rectory office at (330) 836-2233 or firstname.lastname@example.org