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St. Colman Parish celebrates 100th Anniversary of church building with a Day of Music

(Plain Press, July 2018)      On June 9th, St. Colman Parish celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the opening of its church building with a Day of Music. The event began with Irish Dancing in the Church Hall featuring two dancers from Murphy’s Irish Arts Center in Beachwood. The dancers, Don Jacobsen and Ellen Conkey entertained the … Continue reading

Pilgrim Church offers sanctuary to immigrant facing deportation

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2018)    The congregation of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on West 14th Street in the Tremont neighborhood decided in a unanimous vote to make their church a sanctuary, allowing the church to protect a guest from being deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Eulogio Hernandez Box, a … Continue reading

April 2018 Issue of the Plain Press

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Hundreds fill St. Michael’s Church to celebrate the World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2018)        Hundreds of people filled St. Michael’s Church on Scranton Road on Sunday, January 14th, as the Cleveland Catholic Diocese joined with Catholic dioceses throughout the world in the celebration of the 2018 World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees. Bishop Nelson Perez celebrated the mass, where those in … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Parish remembers Beloved Pastor, Father Mark A. DiNardo

(Plain Press, February 2018)        Over 700 people gathered at St. Patrick’s Church on W. 38th and Bridge Avenue on January 26th to celebrate the life of Father Mark DiNardo, who died on Sunday January 21st at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio. The crowd of parishioners, former parishioners, priests from throughout the diocese, ministers, religious, … Continue reading

St. John Cantius Polish Festival

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Fr. Mark DiNardo retires

(Plain Press, August 2017)   Father Mark DiNardo, pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish on Bridge Avenue for the past 37 years, retired on July 19th due to health reasons. He is now living at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio. Jim Clark, Chair of the St. Patrick Parish Assembly, says that Fr. DiNardo retains his sense … Continue reading

Greater Cleveland Congregations provides much needed moral voice

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      Greater Cleveland Congregations has provided a much-needed moral voice challenging both Cleveland City Council and the Cuyahoga County Council to work with them to develop a fund to address the many needs of Clevelanders living in poverty. The group not only has given voice to the plight … Continue reading

Good Friday Procession