Secretariat for Parish Life & Development

webbannerWelcome to the website for the Secretariat for Parish Life & Development. Nurturing, promoting and sustaining the work of the Gospel are the focus of the Diocese of Cleveland’s Parish Life Office. Through its programs and ministries, Parish Life supports the work of the Diocese and parishes by helping to build vibrant communities of faith and service.

Other News…

  • November is Black Catholic History Month

    On July 24, 1990, the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States designated November as Black Catholic History Month to celebrate the long history and proud heritage of Black Catholics. Two commemorative dates fall within this month, Saint Augustine’s Birthday (November 13) and Saint Martin de Porres’ Feast Day (November 3). More importantly, […]

  • Faith of Africa Celebration

    The Parish Life Secretariat and the Office of Ministry to African American Catholics come together each year to celebrate the “Faith of Africa” with the African community in the Cleveland area. The most recent celebration took place Sunday June 29, 2014 at St. Adalbert Church in Cleveland. The homilist for this event was Rev. Francis Chishala […]

  • LEAF Ministry of the Diocesan Ministry to the Incarcerated

    The Diocesan Ministry to the Incarcerated is expanding its outreach to include the families of those who are incarcerated. The LEAF Ministry – Listening, Encouraging and Assisting Families – will begin in three areas of the Diocese in the next several months as a pilot program with the hope that we will be able to expand into […]

  • 15th Annual Emmaus Retreat

    Emmaus: A Retreat for Gay and Lesbian Catholics, Their Parents, Family and Friends Emmaus 2014 will be the 15th annual retreat for gay and lesbian Catholics and their families at Jesuit Retreat House. It will be held October 17-18, 2014 Jesuit Retreat House, 5629 State Road, Parma 44134-2292, 440-884-9300. This year’s theme will be “Voices […]

  • 2014 Lay Ministry Convocation

    Francis and Francis: Living into the Holy Joy of the Gospel Friday, October 24, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Center for Pastoral Leadership   Gather with others in lay ministry to reflect on two role models of joy – St. Francis and Pope Francis. Dr. Karla Bellinger will lead us in […]

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