Rest in Peace Elizabeth T. McDermott

ELIZABETH T. "BETTY" McDERMOTT (nee Lackey), age 86. Native of Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, Ireland.  Beloved wife of the late Raymond P. "Ray"; loving mother of Elizabeth Woisnet (David), Colette Venditti (Mike, deceased), Ray (deceased) (Kim), Kevin (Lisa), Karen Neitzel (Dave), Mary Katherine, Colleen Dankle (Jim), Patricia (deceased), Brian (Chrissy) and Sheila Sopata (Scott): grandmother of 29; great-grandmother of 7; sister of Bridget Clancy (Walter) (both deceased), Michael Lackey (Patricia) (both deceased), Anna Mae Wilson (Robert) (both deceased), Suzanne Richardson (Richard, deceased), Kathleen Sheehan (Tim, deceased) and John Lackey (Eileen); aunt, great aunt and loved by many.  Passed away July 19, 2017.  Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 26, St. Leo the Great Church (4940 Broadview Rd., Cleveland, OH  44109) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS TUESDAY 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Leo the Great Church.

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Diocese of Cleveland welcomes Bishop-designate Nelson J. Perez

Installation Mass, ceremony set for Sept. 5

Bishop-designate Nelson Perez, the first Hispanic bishop to serve the Diocese of Cleveland, will be installed at a solemn Mass on Sept. 5 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. His appointment was announced early on July 11 by Archbishop Chrisophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

He is the 11th bishop of the diocese and follows Bishop Richard Lennon, who retired on Dec. 28, 2016, due to ongoing health concerns.

Bishop Perez, auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, said he is “deeply humbled and at the same time, filled with great joy and gratitude to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for calling me to serve the Diocese of Cleveland.”

Since his appointment, Bishop-designate Perez has been getting acquainted with the diocese. After a two-day visit, he returned to Rockville Centre where he will wind down his ministry there prior to his installation as the Cleveland bishop.

A greeting from Bishop Nelson J. Perez

Bishop-designate Nelson Perez, the first Hispanic bishop to serve the Diocese of Cleveland, will be installed at a solemn Mass on Sept. 5 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. His appointment was announced early on July 11 by Archbishop Chrisophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

He is the 11th bishop of the diocese and follows Bishop Richard Lennon, who retired on Dec. 28, 2016, due to ongoing health concerns.

Bishop Perez, auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, said he is “deeply humbled and at the same time, filled with great joy and gratitude to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for calling me to serve the Diocese of Cleveland.”

Since his appointment, Bishop-designate Perez has been getting acquainted with the diocese. After a two-day visit, he returned to Rockville Centre where he will wind down his ministry there prior to his installation as the Cleveland bishop.

http://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/a-greeting-from-bishop-nelson-perez/

 

 

Meet our new Bishop Nelson J. Perez, appointed 11th Bishop of Cleveland

Nelson J. Perez was born in Miami, Florida, on June 16, 1961 to David and Emma Perez and is the brother of the late Dr. David Perez and Louis Martin Perez. He was raised in West New York, NJ. Bishop Perez earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University in 1983. He taught at Colegio la Piedad, a Catholic elementary school in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, where he earned Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology degrees in 1988 and 1989, respectively.

Bishop Perez’s first assignment after ordination to the priesthood was as parochial vicar of Saint Ambrose Parish, Philadelphia (1989-1993). He also served as assistant director of the Office for Hispanic Catholics (1990-1993), founding director of the Catholic Institute for Evangelization (1993-2002), Pastor of Saint William Parish, Philadelphia (2002-2009), and Pastor of Saint Agnes Parish, West Chester, PA (2009-2012).

His work in education included teaching courses in psychology and religious studies at LaSalle University, Philadelphia (1994-2008). Bishop Perez also taught Developmental Psychology at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (Fall, 2011), in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  In 1998, he was named Chaplain to His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, with the title of Monsignor. In 2009, he was named a Prelate of Honor by Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed Reverend Monsignor Nelson J. Perez Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York on June 8, 2012.  He was ordained a bishop on July 25, 2012 in Saint Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre, NY by Bishop William F. Murphy.

As Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY, Bishop Perez served as Episcopal Vicar for the Eastern Vicariate, representing the Diocesan Ordinary and overseeing sixty-six parishes.  He served as the Episcopal Vicar for Hispanic Ministry, overseeing fifty-four parishes with pastoral ministry to Hispanics; Formation Programs, and Ecclesial Movements.

In addition, Bishop Perez served as a member of the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Priest Personnel Board, Presbyteral Council, corporate member of Catholic Health Services; vice-chair of Catholic Charities Board of Directors and member of its Executive and Governance Committees, member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council, chair of the Diocesan V Encuentro Planning Committee, chair of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for Hispanic Ministry, and was formerly a member of the Diocese’s TeleCare TV Board.

As a part of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Perez serves as a member of the Bishops’ Standing Committee on Cultural Diversity, chair of the Bishops’ Sub-Committee for Hispanic Affairs, is the lead bishop of V Encuentro for Episcopal Region II, and is a former member of the Bishop’s Sub-Committee for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

A kind, joyous, and hard-working person, Bishop Perez enriches those ministries and people entrusted to his care.   Rooted in Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel”, Bishop Perez’s pastoral vision can be summarized as:

“Church on Mission: Proactive, Involved, Supportive, Fruitful, and Joyful”
(The Joy of the Gospel, # 24, Pope Francis)