January 22nd, Mass for Life will be streamed live on diocesan website, AM 1260

All are invited to the Diocese of Cleveland’s annual Mass for Life, which will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland. Bishop Emeritus Martin Amos, a native of Cleveland and retired bishop of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, will celebrate the Mass. He also will be the homilist.

The Mass will be streamed live at dioceseofcleveland.org and on radio station AM 1260 The Rock for those unable to attend.

A Rosary for Life will be said immediately after the Mass.

This year is the 45th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. The Mass is the diocesan observance of the Day for Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Many representatives from the diocese are expected to be among the thousands who will attend the National Prayer Vigil for Life Jan. 18-19 at the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., followed by the March for Life on Jan. 19.

Since abortion was legalized in 1973, more than 58 million abortions have been performed in the United States. According to the Ohio Department of Health, there were 20,672 abortions reported in the state during 2016, the latest year for which statistics are available.

Visit 2018mass4lifecle.eventbrite.com or call 216-334-2965 for more information and to register groups for the Mass on Jan. 22.


Rest in Peace Joseph Tocco

JOSEPH TOCCO, age 55; loving father of Kaley Tocco, Joseph D. Tocco (fiancée Lauren) and Joseph Price; devoted grandfather of Domenick; dear son of the late Domenick and Mona; devoted brother of Victoria Tocco, Rachel Bryda (Richard) and Lisa Patty (Richard); uncle of many. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Leo the Great Church, 4940 Broadview Rd., Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received at RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.), THURSDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M.


Bishop Robert Barron, the founder of Word on Fire

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS.

Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX NewsCNN, and EWTN.

Bishop Barron's website, WordOnFire.org, reaches millions of people each year, and he is one of the world's most followed Catholics on social media. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 25 million times and he has over 1.5 million followers on Facebook.

Bishop Barron's pioneering work in evangelizing through the new media led Francis Cardinal George to describe him as “one of the Church's best messengers." He has keynoted many conferences and events all over the world, including the 2016 World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland and the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, which marked Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States. In 2017, he was also invited to speak on religion to employees at Facebook's headquarters.

Bishop Barron's latest film series and study program, CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, debuted in September 2016 and has been syndicated for national television. 



The Annual Catholic Men's Conference - Answer the Call

Focus of the Conference

  • Become the man that God wants you to be
  • Use love and logic to achieve a successful home life
  • Lead a life that evangelizes others
  • Find happiness through a purpose driven life...lived for others

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM Coffee and Doughnuts*

9:00 AM Conference Starts

12:00 PM Lunch* & Reconciliation

4:00 PM Closing Mass**

 * Coffee & Doughnuts and Lunch are included with your admission. 
** Priests and Deacons are welcome to vest for the conference closing Mass

Each year Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Northeast Ohio sponsors a one-day conference for men. In an environment with hundreds or thousands of men, speakers offer presentations on many issues men deal with in the contemporary world. In this "charged" atmosphere, men learn they are not alone in the struggle. It is a time of great spiritual encouragement.

This conference provides a spiritual uplift, accompanied by real and positive contemporary messages for living in today's modern world are presented. In short, it gives men the ammunition to do battle for God and live in peace in this prevailing world centered in a culture of death, consumerism, self-centeredness, and do so with aplomb.

Topics vary from year to year but include the value of prayer and an active prayer life, moral and sexual issues, supporting the church and clergy, evangelizing, strong marriages and family life, racial and ethnic harmony, the value of belonging to a small men's group and much more.

Conferences include lively music, dynamic speakers, the opportunity for confession, affirmation of our clergy, meals and camaraderie. The conference ends with Mass, usually celebrated by one of the diocesan bishops and many priests and deacons.

Men are given tools to help strengthen spirituality. They are challenged to participate and grow through Small Men’s Faith, Sharing & Fellowship groups at the parish level.

Other Conference Features

  • Clergy Affirmation Ceremony
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation 12:00p to 1:00p
  • Rosary
  • More speakers... more features... stay tuned!
  • For registration and information visit website below.


Mass for Life on January 22, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Mass for Life on January 22, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.  This Mass is celebrated on the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  Many who are attending the March for Life in Washington DC on Friday, January 19, will have the opportunity to participate within our diocese also this year. A Rosary for Life will follow the Mass.  Please contact Peggy Gerovac at 216-334-2965 or pmgerovac@ccdocle.org with any questions or concerns.