The new year is under way and that means it’s also time for another issue of Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine. The new edition should be arriving in mailboxes throughout the eight-county Diocese of Cleveland within about a week.
This issue will take a look at what Catholic education means to elementary and high school students in the diocese – just in time for Catholic Schools Week, which will be celebrated Jan. 28 through Feb. 2. Several faculty and staff members also will weigh in on why they chose careers in Catholic education.
Here are some other stories you’ll find inside:
- As we prepare to mark the beginning of Lent, Bishop Nelson Perez offers some thoughts on how to open the doors to those in need.
- And speaking of Lent, it’s almost time for the Friday fish fry season. St. Mary Parish in Elyria offers an alternative: pierogi lunches. There’s even a recipe for homemade pierogi with potato cheese filling.
- The need for immigration reform is something federal lawmakers are being asked to consider. Bishop Perez offers some thoughts and a young woman whose family could be affected shares her story.
- Next month marks the kickoff of the Catholic Charities 2018 Annual Appeal. Learn about this major fundraiser, including the new goal and how the money will be used.
- Also, check out the special pages featuring information on Catholic schools and colleges. Several are planning open houses in the coming weeks.
- Have you ever wondered what the Church says about social justice? Father Joe Krupp offers some insight.
- Terrie Baldwin, director of the Office of Evangelization, shares information about this year’s Evening of Confession and how last year’s event affected some people.
- Father Rob Wisniewski of St Bridget Parish gets the Last Word by sharing some thoughts on how God’s grace continues through all stages of our lives.
- Plus the regular features return: Things to Do listings, news briefs, clergy assignment changes and In Memoriam.