Pastor's Column

We had a good response last weekend from our request to sign up after Mass to have your picture taken for our Parish Pictorial Directory. We're very grateful for you cooperation as this photo album will only be useful if many people are willing to participate. Again, you need not buy anything but you will have many choices available if you choose to purchase pictures to give to your loved ones. You will also receive a FREE 8 x 10 & a FREE directory. You can sign up for al time slot after Mass in the vestibule or on our website at Remember you can have your pet(s) in the picture with you (except for snakes). 

    Here are some people I would ask you to keep in your prayers at the start of this new year: Rich (and Eva) Bunosky who are adjusting to changes that are necessary for Rich's care. Irene Venesky is at home recuperating from a fall at home. She is progressing nicely but still has some pain in her right arm. Helen Salmon is a parishioner dealing with pancreatic cancer and is living with her niece in Rocky River. I told her that the distance does not separate her from our community. I also promised our prayers to Mrs. Shultz whose husband Edward recently passed away. They were members of St. Leo but have since moved away yet we continue to remember those who were once a part of our parish. Dorothy Forester and Jeanette Klaehn are at Broadview MultiCare, and so we remember them as well as Jack, Doris, Walter, Linda, Carol and all of our homebound and ill parishioners. 

    We express our sympathy to Lynn Sexton whose husband Charles was remembered in a Memorial Mass this past Wednesday at our parish. They were married for 32 years and moved here a year ago. They both enjoyed traveling and visited 28 states. May he rest in peace after his journey home to God. 

    Finally, we extend our prayerful support to our Principal, Sister Erin, on the death of her father Jack Zubal. She is comforted in knowing that she has especially the prayers of our students who have been remembering him now for a few months. Members of the faculty and parish staff attended the wake and funeral Mass this past week and will continue to extend our support to Sister Erin. 

    It looks like winter has finally caught up with us. As Michaela frolics in the snow, I hope that you be careful as you walk & drive the snowy sidewalks & streets. We've barely had much of a winter but still hope spring will be here quickly. Then you can frolic all you want in the green grass.