Father's Bulletin letter 6.30.24

Jun 25, 2024


Last weekend we had planned to have a 25th anniversary party for Fr. Bozek. Turned out that we needed it to include a Goodbye, Thank You, Congratulations and Good Luck celebration since it marked his last weekend with us as he prepared to leave us to become the pastor of St. Barbara.  Thank you to everyone who worked to make it a fitting celebration and for all of you for attending and making it a special day for him and for the parish.

You probably noticed that he was limping and had a medical boot on.  While he was jogging in the valley, he rolled his foot and broke his ankle!  Just in time to have to move his things!  Poor guy.  Rotten timing!

Saturday, June 29 at 8am Mass marks his last one here at the parish.  Following that Mass, he will be heading to Cleveland to prepare himself for his first day of ministry at St. Barbara on Sunday morning.  This weekend I will have all the Masses while our new priest finishes up his duties at St. Patrick Parish and the Neumann Center in Kent. 

On Sunday, our new parochial vicar, The Rev. Michael Marcelli will be moving into the rectory.  We will throw him right into the frying pan with Mass on Monday morning.  The following week I will be on retreat, and he will hold down the fort alone during that time.  Please keep him, Fr. Bozek and all the priests who are moving at this time in your prayers.


INDEPENDENCE DAY:  July 4th is this week.  The parish offices will be closed that day and Mass will be at 9am. I thought it fitting that Fr. Marcelli should take the lead on that Mass since he so recently returned to parish life after serving as a chaplain in the Navy.  Sport your red, white and blue if you can and kick off your celebrations giving thanks to God and praying for our nation.

ON RETREAT:  I will be gone Monday through Thursday on retreat.  I should be back in the office on Friday.

LEGACY WEEKEND:  Next week is Legacy Weekend.  Please consider including the Foundation in your will and your generosity will help ensure the future strength of the parish.  More information next weekend!


JULY 14/15:  There will be a day of events planned around the visit to the parish of the International Fatima statue.  See bulletin elsewhere for details.

JULY 15:  Fr. Pfeiffer will be speaking at Theology on Tap.  Doors open at 7pm and he begins speaking at 7:30pm. $15 admission.

AUGUST 1, 2 and 3:  Our Annual Parish Festival will have something for everyone is right around the corner.  The first night is an evening of Wine and Art, the second is the Pig Roast and Bourbon Tasting, both ticketed events, and the final day is a Family Fun Day.  The purpose of this event, which is held around the approximate day of the founding of the parish, is to build up this festival so that when we reach our 100th anniversary, there is a grand celebration already in place to help us mark the occasion. 

Please consider you or your business being a sponsor for this three-day event. Contact Paolo Borges at 330-752-3088 for more information.

God bless,

Fr. Valencheck