Bulletin Sponsor of the Week
Catholic Cemeteries Association
Diocese of Cleveland
Night at the Races 2017 Booklet with Races, Sponsors and Drawings from our Children
Weekly Parish Highlight
Vacation Bible School
Our Vacation Bible School program was this past week. A huge thank you to our wonderful teachers for all the time they put into the week. Seeing these little ones learn about their faith while having fun is so rewarding.
Happy Anniversary St. Colette Parish!
Thank you to all 300+ who came out to celebrate our 40th Anniversary as a parish family. We are so thankful to Abbot Gary Hoover for celebrating the mass and the concelebrants Fr. Krizner, Fr. Julius, Deacon Tom and founding pastor, Father Montavon. Thank you to the Holy Name Society for cooking and to the women of the parish for baking. Thank you to Thomas and Sabrina for putting together the video on our last 40 years of growth as a parish. Happy Anniversary!
Weekend of 7/8 & 7/9
A warm welcome back to Fr. Julius! He will be with us for the rest of July and he is looking forward to participating in many of our summer activities and we are happy to have him.
Weekend of 7/1 & 7/2
God's Blessings are all around us!
Lots of God's little creatures are nesting on the property! This mother robin made her nest on the ledge by the front sacristy window for her one egg.
Weekend of 6/24 & 6/25
A huge Thank you to the volunteers who worked these past two weeks preparing the Rummage Sale! Hours of work and prep go into this event and we could never do it without the volunteers. Sabrina and those dedicated people have our Gratitude! It’s amazing the collection of treasures that each of our Rummage Sales brings together! As has been in the past—we are running out of room for all of the items! Thanks to those who took time to drop off their treasures and thank to you who have made purchases! It’s one of favorite social events!
Weekend of 6/17 & 6/18
Rummage Sale Update
The Rummage Sale drop off is in full swing and we have been getting lots of great treasures. Even Gracie found something she liked! Don't forget to come to the sale next weekend.
Weekend of 6/10 & 6/11
Thank you to Father Damian for coming and celebrating masses with us this weekend!
Weekend of 6/3 & 6/4
Happy Birthday to the church! Thank you to the ladies for cutting and serving the birthday cake and thank you to all who joined us!
Weekend of 5/27 & 5/28
Thank you to the Daughters of St. Colette for once again putting on a wonderful bake sale! Speaking for the whole parish, we can't wait for the next one to see more delicious treats!
Weekend of 5/20 & 5/21
Thank you so much to everyone who joined the Daughters of St. Colette for the May Crowning. A special thanks to all those who helped plan and participate in the event. It was truly a wonderful time to celebrate Mary.
Weekend of 5/13 & 5/14
This little light
Last weekend during the 10:00 mass, our Sunday School students sang "This Little Light of Mine" and it definitely brightened our weekend!
Weekend of 5/6 & 5/7
First Holy communion
Congratulations to our First Communion Class! What a wonderful day this is for our entire Parish. May we too grow in our love for Jesus, the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.
Weekend of 4/29 & 4/30
An interpretation by one of our littlest parishioners of Father's Easter Homily!
Weekend of 4/22 & 4/23
Congratulations to our 2017 Confirmation Candidates!
8th Graders: Briandi Brazil, Rachelle Bruno, Elizabeth Cottrell, Michelina Davis, Thomas Deighton, Conor Downing, Lana Estok, Abigail Ferencik, Philip Fischer, Sean Fitzgerald, Andrew Franc, Ethan Graham, Jonah Gray, Patrick Haffner, Emma Hilke, Katelyn Hoffman, Joshua Hovanec, Lauren Jadlos, Elaine Kazimour, Jayden Krawczonek, Thomas Mattern, Madelyn McDaniel, Rebecca Mysliwiec, Sarah Nolan, Austin Perez, Brody Perez, Kelsey Riczo, Julia Schultz, Alexandra Schwab, John Smith, Ava Surovey, Amelia Timko, Olivia VanGelder, Nathan Weagraff, Brendan Wiles, Michael Wittlinger, Ryan Yonek, Kylie Zabielski and Katherine Zedella.
Adults: Katlin Fields, Nicholas Hunt, Crystal Leimbach, Samantha Mazzola, Robert Porter and Jonathan Puch.
Weekend of 4/15 & 4/16
A holy, happy, joyous Easter Sunday and Paschal Season to all who have joined us! This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice! Alleluia!
Basket Blessing and Easter Egg Hunt
These events have become an annual tradition at St. Colette. Thank you for making these a part of your Easter celebrations as well!
Last weekend we celebrated two Music Ministry birthdays: Claudia and Chris! Many blessings to you both!
Weekend of 4/8 & 4/9
As Time Goes By...
This Lent recalls TEN YEARS since Fr. Krizner came to our parish as the new pastor. The initial plan was that he would also continue some work at Holy Name HS. Though that has taken place his time at HN has been limited by the growth of our parish family. St. Colette continues to grow strong in spirit, fellowship, number & MUSIC!
When Father came, Ralph was already a part of the Music Ministry and so he is one of the ’Originals’ and it wasn’t long after that Dr. John became a full time organist for the parish! This year also marks the 10 year anniversary for Sara and Cindy (our organist) and shortly thereafter, Claudia! What a treasure they are to our parish! We are blessed! And if the blessings weren’t enough we gained Chris! Now we welcome Charlie and Brianna.
Congratulations to Elmer and Louise Dubs who won the Father Lajack Memorial Easter Basket Raffle!
Weekend of 4/1 & 4/2
Gift Shop Update
We have instituted a new scanning system for the gift shop which will make ordering, stocking and finding the items you want much easier. We appreciate your patience as we grow accustomed to this technology. Check out the Gift Shop! We have Easter items, First Communion and Confirmation gifts with a whole line of greeting cards! Come see what we're doing in YOUR parish gift shop!
Weekend of 3/25 & 3/26
Thank you to the music ministry for the beautiful Lenten Concert! Thank you to all our Fish Fry volunteers! Thank you to all our Care Ministry bakers for funeral luncheons! Thank you to all the parishioners who have been attending the Lenten Supper and Chats!
Lastly, a thank you from Father: "Thank you for your kind greetings and wishes on my birthday. I was born on the first day of Spring and, this year, it was also the Feast of St. Joseph. It doesn't get much better than that! Your kind greetings are truly appreciated. Blessings to you, as well, in every good way!"
Weekend of 3/18 & 3/19
Happy Birthday to our very own, Father Krizner!
Weekend of 3/11 & 3/12
A very happy birthday to our receptionist, Mary Dowling!
Rummage Sale Update
Weekend of 3/4 & 3/5
Fish Fry Season has begun
Thank you to those who joined us for our first Fish Fry of the season! A huge thank you especially to our wonderful volunteers!
Weekend of 2/25 & 2/26
Night at the Races 2017 Was a success!
Thank you to all who joined in the fun of our annual Night at the Races! A great time was had by all. Thank you to all those business who put ads in our booklet and donated items. Please patronize these sponsors (which are in the booklet on the left hand side under the bulletin sponsor).
Weekend of 2/18 & 2/19
Thanks to the Parish Staff, Steve Sykora and Dave Konopinski who brought together our Corbie Lunch last Wednesday. St. Colette was born in Corbie, France-thus the name of our luncheon. Thanks to all who attended!
Weekend of 2/11 & 2/12
Gratitude to those volunteers who worked so hard to bring us the Rummage Sale! It was an incredibly difficult job as the hall remained set up for PSCF. Through all these days of drop off and set up, our volunteers truly gave their all. Thank you so very much. As always, thanks to Sabrina who kept things organized, planned and carried through with even the smallest details.
Thanks to those who dropped off their treasures and to those of you who took time to take some of those treasures home! While the Rummage Sale does in fact help us towards our Education Fund it is truly a social time and something that a number of our parishioners enjoy doing. It's all a part of being a member of the family of St. Colette!
Weekend of 2/4 & 2/5
Special Guest to Sunday School
Our sacristan, Renate, was the special guest at Sunday School last weekend. She talked to the children about what she does during mass and showed them the Chalice, Father's vestments and his mass book.
Weekend of 1/28 & 1/29
Thank you HOly Name Society
Thank you to the men of the Holy Name Society for a delicious Pancake Breakfast this past weekend. It was a great time of fellowship and food!
Congratulations to the First Penance Class
Our warmest Congratulations to the First Penance Class as they have now encountered the mercy of God. May they continue to grow in grace as they now prepare for First Communion. May they live in the mercy of God who loves you as His very own sons and daughters!
Weekend of 1/21 & 1/22
A Fun Debate!
Update 2/2/17 - The Groundhog did see his shadow this morning.....6 more weeks of winter. Thank you for all those who participated in our poll!
We are having a little debate at St. Colette; Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow or won't he? Please click here for the poll and vote for what you think his prediction will be, we will reveal the final result in the bulletin after Groundhog Day!
Weekend of 1/14 & 1/15
Get rid of the After Christmas Blues
Christmas came and went, just as it always does and now you may have the blues of "what now?" Have no fear! St. Colette is gearing up for some events that are sure to knock those After Christmas Blues away! Check out our Events Page to see all that's coming up including Pancake Breakfast, Donut Sunday, the Rummage Sale and Night at the Races! You can also take a look at our Volunteer Page to see how you can get involved!
Weekend of 1/7 & 1/8
Thank you for all your kindness to the Church. The Christmas collection exceeded our hopes. The sacrifice that you make for the Church is a blessing to us and deeply appreciated. God's blessings in return a hundred-fold for all your generosity.
Prayers for Bishop Lennon
Bishop Lennon has now officially retired due to health. Please continue to keep the Bishop in your prayers and in your thoughts. We will look to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and the choice He directs Pope Francis for our new Bishop and Shepherd. We wish and pray Bishop Lennon well and have sent him a letter of our prayerful support during this difficult time. God's peace to him.
Weekend of 1/1 &1/2
Happy New yEar!
"At the beginning of this New Year, O Lord, shower your blessings upon our world and bring us the Peace of Your Son, our Lord Jesus the Christ, who is Prince of Peace, Emmanuel, God among us!"