Through its programs and ministries, the Secretariat for Parish Life and Development supports the work of the diocese and parishes by helping to build vibrant communities of faith and service.
The offices and entities of the Secretariat for Parish Life and Development assist the diocesan Bishop in ministry to the people, parishes, groups and organizations of the Diocese and the broader community in the following ways:
1. To develop the leadership potential of the various groups of the Catholic community for service both within the faith community and in the broader community.
2. To assist in building Catholic parish communities where all persons are supported in their efforts to grow in faith and proclaim the Gospel, thus becoming a community of life, peace and safety where all can come to know the love and presence of Christ.
3. To foster respect for, to celebrate, to minister with, and to respond to the needs of the diverse groups which make up the diocesan community and the broader community.
Sr. Rita Mary Harwood, SND - Secretary for Parish Life and Development
(216) 696-6525 x 2200
The Office for Protection of Children & Youth provides resources, training and information on providing a safe environment for children.
The Diocese of Cleveland is dedicated to serving the mission of the Church. We welcome all questions via phone or email inquiry.
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