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.

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  • Time to Review Records for all Employees and Volunteers

    Each year the audit for compliance with the Charter for the Protection and Youth covers the period from July to June. Each diocese participates in the audit conducted through the USCCB. Every three years, that audit is conducted on site and The Diocese of Cleveland will have an onsite audit this year. As we approach […]

  • National Migration Week 2013 and World Day of Migrants and Refugees

    National Migration Week 2013 will be held from January 6-12, with a primary theme of “We are Strangers No Longer: Our Journey of Hope Continues.” This year’s National Migration Week observance and theme commemorate the 10th anniversary of the historic joint pastoral letter of the United States and Mexico bishops’ conferences, Strangers No Longer: Together […]

  • ALPHA Program

    Have you seen the billboards around the Diocese of Cleveland that advertise the ALPHA program? The ALPHA program has been recommended by the USCCB. “ALPHA for Catholics ( provides ten basic sessions to introduce the faith to people who do not attend church and to inactive Catholics who are loosely connected. The meeting environment is […]

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