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…

  • “Thea” Awards

    Mrs. LaQuisha Andrew, parishioner at St. Agnes-Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and several Young Adult Women from the African American Catholic community will be recognized at the Thea Awards Honoring African American Women “In the Spirit” of Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA, Sunday afternoon, May 3, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn Banquet & Conference […]

  • From a Cursed People to Sisters and Brothers: 50 Years after Vatican II How the Catholic Church Changed Its View of Judaism

    The annual Catholic-Jewish Colloquium will take place on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44122. “From a Cursed People to Sisters and Brothers: 50 Years after Vatican II How the Catholic Church Changed Its View of Judaism” is the topic to be delivered in the Keynote Address by Professor Susannah […]

  • Call for Applications for National African American and Native American Commission Grants

    Application forms for grants from the National African American and Native American Commission are available now in the Parish Life Office. If your parish, school or institution has Evangelization Projects for which you are seeking funding, please request an application form. The criteria for the projects are the following: initiated and carried out through a […]

  • Bishop Mark Seitz: U.S.-led interdiction effort in Mexico breaks international law

    El Paso Times By Bishop Mark J. Seitz / Guest columnist Last summer, thousands of unaccompanied children arrived at our southern border from Central America, fleeing violence and persecution in their homelands. The reaction from many Americans was welcoming and generous, despite fear mongering and mischaracterization of the issue on the part of many politicians […]

  • The Shame of America’s Family Detention Camps

    By Wil S. Hylton – Feb. 4, 2015 Christina Brown pulled into the refugee camp after an eight-hour drive across the desert. It was late July of last year, and Brown was a 30-year-old immigration lawyer. She had spent a few years after college working on political campaigns, but her law degree was barely a […]

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