Rest In Peace Terrance Wamser

Terrance “Terry” Wamser, age 82. Beloved husband of Joanne (nee Petska) (deceased). Loving father of Terry (Marissa), Tammy Wamser, and Tracey Ruta (Vincent). Grandfather of Olivia, Braeden, Brianna, and Kaisey and Kaitlyn Ruta. Brother of Eileen, Gilbert (deceased), William, Elaine (deceased), and Brian (deceased). Veteran of the U.S. Navy. VISITATION FRIDAY from 4-8 PM at YURCH FUNERAL HOME, 5618 Broadview Rd. Parma. FUNERAL SERVICE SATURDAY MAY 19, 2018 at 10 AM at ST. LEO THE GREAT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4940 Broadview Rd. Cleveland. Interment Calvary Cemetery.!/Obituary

Congratulations Class of 2018 - May God Bless You

Father, we thank you so much for our time here together
For all the friends we have made
For all the days of laughter and fun
And for all the times of great discovery and learning.
We thank You for all who have given of their energy and skill
So that we can graduate today.
Our teachers and mentors
Our family and loved ones
We thank You for them and give them all to You in prayer.

As this chapter on our lives closes, so a new one begins.
We present ourselves like an open book before You.
Come and scribe Your words of life into our lives -
Fill our minds with Your thoughts
Fill our bodies with Your strength
Fill our hearts with Your dreams
That we might eternally love and serve You
This day and every day.

We ask all this in the glorious name of Jesus
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit
World without end.

Catholic Charities appeal responds to opioid crisis

The epidemic of addiction, especially the growing number of people addicted to opioids, continues to stretch resources both in the Diocese of Cleveland and beyond.

That’s why the follow-up in-pew parish appeal for Catholic Charities, May 19-20, is earmarked for expanding addiction treatment and prevention services across the eight-county diocese, Catholic Charities knows that recovery is possible.

During the appeal weekend donors can double their impact, thanks to a $100,000 matching grant. During the weekend of May 19-20, any new, increased or additional gift to Catholic Charities returned in the envelopes available at all Masses or donated online at will be matched up to $100,000.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland has substance abuse programs for men and women, including Matt Talbot residential and intensive outpatient programs. This program is named after an Irishman who battled alcoholism from age 13 until he pledged abstinence from drinking for three months, then six months and then for the rest of his life.

Talbot, a devout Catholic, lived alone and never married. As his faith deepened, he lived a life of prayer, fasting and service. He died in 1925 at age 69 and was canonized in 1975. He is considered the patron saint for those struggling with alcoholism.

For more information on the Catholic Charities 2018 Annual Appeal, click HERE.

Happy Mother's Day Prayer

We thank You for our mothers to whom You have entrusted the care of every precious human life from its very beginning in the womb.

You have given to woman the capacity of participating with You in the creation of new life. Grant that every woman may come to understand the full meaning of that blessing, which gives her an unlimited capacity for selfless love for every child she may be privileged to bear, and for all Your children.

Watch over every mother who is with child, strengthen her faith in Your fatherly care and love for her and for her unborn baby. Give her courage in times of fear or pain, understanding in times of uncertainty and doubt, and hope in times of trouble. Grant her joy in the birth of her child.

To mothers You have given the great privilege and responsibility of being a child's first teacher and spiritual guide. Grant that all mothers may worthily foster the faith of their children, following the example of Mary, Elizabeth, and other holy women who follow Christ. Help mothers to grow daily in knowledge and understanding of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and grant them the wisdom to impart this knowledge faithfully to their children, and to all who depend upon them.

Assist all "spiritual mothers", those who, though they may have no children of their own, nevertheless selflessly care for the children of others -- of every age and state in life. Grant that they may know the joy of fulfilling this motherly calling of women, whether in teaching, nursing, religious life, or in other work which recognizes and fosters the true dignity of every human being created in Your image and likeness.

We beseech You to send Your Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to all mothers who sorrow for children that have died, are ill or estranged from their families, or who are in trouble or danger of any kind. Help grieving mothers to rely on Your tender mercy and fatherly love for all your children.

We ask your blessing on all those to whom You have entrusted motherhood. May Your Holy Spirit constantly inspire and strengthen them. May they ever follow the example of Mary, mother of Our Lord, and imitate her fidelity, her humility, and her self-giving love. May all mothers receive Your Grace abundantly in this earthly life, and may they look forward to eternal joy in Your presence in the life to come.

We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.