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Why Catholic? Meet Bishop Edward C. Malesic
Offices Parish Life Missionary Discipleship

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Missionary Discipleship

The Church which “goes forth” is a community of missionary disciples who take the first step, who are involved and supportive, who bear fruit and rejoice. (The Joy of the Gospel, #24)

The office of Missionary Discipleship empowers men and women of all ages to discern their baptismal call to be missionary disciples and use their gifts to serve the Church and build up the Kingdom of God, personally witnessing to the love and grace of God.

Our mission is to:

  • Engender a culture of missionary discipleship in each faith community, with a focus outward to the peripheries.
  • Empower the faithful to nurture a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, especially in prayer and the Sacraments.
  • Challenge the faithful to discern their gifts and use them for service, accompanying others in faith on the journey.
  • Fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28) to go out, animated by the Holy Spirit, to captivate people in the community with the Gospel message of hope and love.

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Ignite the Fire of Faith Networking Gatherings

These virtual gatherings are for parish ministers to discuss various topics, share best practices, and express needs and challenges they face as parishes plan in the midst of uncertainty. Sign up to receive notifications.

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Moments of Joy

During the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways, but as Disciples of Christ we persevere in our joy as a people of faith. This Easter season we invite you to share YOUR Moments of Joy with us across social media! Post your photos and videos with the hashtag #MomentsOfJoyCLE

What are the simple ways that you encounter joy? Share your story and inspire others in their own walk of faith!


Online Resources for Prayer and Reflection


A self-guided Marian retreat that involves watching a series of videos on various images of the Blessed Mother. Feel free to write down your thoughts in a journal as you reflect on the questions provided. 

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Short video reflections, prayers and relevant topics, based on the Sacred Scripture during the season of Easter in the Spring of 2020. Take a few moments and prayerfully listen to these reflections!

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This 4-video series explores various attributes of the Blessed Mother and challenges us to discern how to best model the love and grace of God through Mary’s example as Mother of Hope, Joy, Love, and New Life.

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First Friday Club of Cleveland Presentation - March, 2021

A message from the Director                    Miguel Chavez

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