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Welcome to the Lake/Geauga District!

With a rich history of collaboration and fellowship, the 20 parishes in Lake and Geauga counties along with Diocesan and Educational Administration, strive to create enthusiasm, joyfulness and enrichment for the Catholic faith and those that preach, teach, and support this.

2021/2022 Chairperson is Gina Rensi, Director of Religious Education, Divine Word Parish

2021/2022 Convenor, Father Dave Woost, Pastor, Divine Word Parish

Upcoming Events/Latest News

The Catholic Cemeteries Association continues with our monthly Sunday Grief Support meetings on September 19 th in two formats: In-person at six of our cemetery offices and virtually via Zoom. An RSVP is appreciated but not required for the in-office meetings. Safe meeting guidelines are followed as advised by the Diocese and local health authorities. We continue our special appeal to east side and Avon area parishes to let your grieving families know about our free and safe in-office monthly grief support meetings. Please advise leaders in your parish who are in contact with the bereaved, to reach out and suggest one of our grief support groups. Even if you have grief support at your parish, this is a free source of additional support for them. With the challenges and stresses in our current pandemic environment, many people are in need of one or more support systems. They will be blessed by taking advantage of all the support resources available to them. To request a supply of our Grief Support flyers for the grieving in your parish or for more information, please contact me at rabrams@clecem.org or 216-930-4866. Our 2021 Grief Support Group info as well as our Walk to Remember info (registration started August 1 st ) is included below for posting on bulletin boards, inserting in your bulletins, or posting on your parish website.

CCA Grief Support November 21 st “In-Office” at 3:00pm and “Virtual” at 5:00pm:

Catholic Cemeteries Association provides free monthly grief support groups in two formats: In-Office (3pm) at six Cemetery offices and Virtually (5pm) via Zoom. We meet the 3 rd Sunday of every month; 4 th Sunday if the third Sunday falls on a holiday. Meetings are open discussion, surrounding a monthly topic or whatever is on your heart. The November 21st topics were“Thanks-Giving Grief” and “Preparing for the Holidays”. We offer a comfortable, private, and safe environment where you are free to explore your grief. Come and be in the presence of those who understand.


3:00 pm In-Office Grief Support groups meet in the main office building at each of the following 6 cemetery locations:

· All Saints, Northfield | 480 W. Highland Road

· All Souls, Chardon | 10366 Chardon Road

· Calvary Cleveland | 10000 Miles Avenue

· Holy Cross, Akron | 100 E Waterloo Road

· Holy Cross, Brook Park | 14609 Brook Park Road

· St. Joseph, Avon | 32789 Detroit Road

Catholic Cemeteries Association follows the guidelines set by the CDC, the State of Ohio, and the Diocese of Cleveland regarding COVID-19 protocols.

5:00 pm Virtual Grief Support group meets for an hour via Zoom and follows the same monthly topic discussion as the in-office groups.

Sign-up at http://bit.ly/ccavirtualgriefsupportgroup to receive login information and to download the handout materials. You can join virtually from any Wi-Fi enabled area via computer, laptop, smartphone, or even without Wi-Fi (via audio only) from your analog phone. If you do not have Wi-Fi or email, please contact Rhonda at 216-930-4866.

Your RSVP for both In-Person and Virtual Grief Support is appreciated but not required to attend. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Rhonda at 216-930-4866.

“A Closer Walk With Thee” – CCA Monthly Grief Support E-Newsletter:

Our monthly grief support e-newsletter, “A Closer Walk with Thee” provides much of the same helpful grief support information that is presented at the monthly meetings but can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home and from any device where you can access your email. This e-newsletter is emailed the first Tuesday of each month to any family/individual who has expressed an interest in our bereavement programs. To subscribe to this valued grief support resource, go to the signup form at https://bit.ly/ccabereavementbulletin or contact Rhonda at rabrams@clecem.org or 216-930-4866.

Catholic Cemeteries Association – Cemetery Sunday Mass – November 7 at 3:00 pm

Join us in the celebration of Mass. Cemetery Sunday Mass is scheduled for November 7, 2021 at 3 pm. Mass will be celebrated at the following cemeteries:

All Saints Cemetery | 480 W. Highland Road, Northfield OH | Nativity Mausoleum | Rev. Luigi Miola

All Souls Cemetery | 10366 Chardon Road, Chardon | Service Building | Rev. Jim Caddy

Calvary Cemetery | 10000 Miles Avenue, Cleveland | Main Office | Rev. Thomas V. O’Donnell

Calvary Cemetery | 555 N. Ridge Rd., Lorain, OH | Our Lady of Guadalupe Mausoleum | Rev. Frank P. Kosem

Holy Cross Cemetery | 100 E Waterloo Road, Akron | Sacred Heart of Jesus Mausoleum | Rev. Thomas McCann

Holy Cross Cemetery | 14609 Brookpark Road, Brook Park | Service Building | Rev. Jerome M. Lajack

St. Joseph Cemetery | 32789 Detroit Road, Avon | St. Joseph Mausoleum | Rev. Gerald Keller

St. Mary Cemetery | 4720 E. 71 Street, Cuyahoga Hts. | Service Building | Rev. Andrzej Panek

For more information please email Rhonda Abrams at rabrams@clecem.org or call 216-930-4866

Pre-Cana Online Program Available

The St Mary/St Helens Pre-Cana team has created an online Pre-Cana program.

It contains team couple videos on all the topics that are usually covered.

Links to the talks are sent to the engaged couples for their viewing, along with links to supporting resources.

  • cost per couple is $15 for parishioners or $20 for non-parishioner
  • once registered, they will receive an email with links to the talks, resources materials, and an online feedback survey
  • after we see their feedback being submitted we will mail (US Mail) a participation certificate

Lake/Geauga 2021/2022 District Meetings

All meetings begin at 11:45 am.

Date Location
Jan. 10, 2022 St. Gabriel
Mar. 14, 2022 St. Noel
May 9, 2022 Divine Word

District News

Special Needs PSR

Our Lake Geauga District sponsors a Special Needs PSR program for all students who have physical, intellectual, or emotional challenges. The program is called Friends of Jesus, and is held at St. Gabriel parish from 10 to 11am on Saturday mornings. If you are willing to help make a difference in the lives of these students by assisting in the lessons, please contact Rachel Troha at St. Gabriel. Rtroha@st-gabriel.org

Alpha program is available now at St. Gabriel Church

St. Noel Youth Minister Position Open

Immigration Crisis

St. Mary in Painesville has been in the news with deportations and advocacy for their parishioners.
We can all help by getting the word out to our parishioners to:

  • Learn more about the USCCB’s position on Justice for Immigrants
  • Learn more about the Dream Act and DACA from the American Immigration Council
  • Phone your legislators at 202-224-3121 (updated number from the 9/11/17 District Meeting)
  • Leave a message saying that you support the Dream Act

Divorced and Separated Support

  • Information can be found at the Lake/Geauga Divorced and Separated Catholic Ministry web site.

Resources

Lake/Geauga District Confession Assistance Call List as of September 2021

Priest Phone Parish
Fr. Jim Caddy 440-256-1412 Divine Word/Retired
Fr. Joe O’Donnell 440-585-0700 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Fr. Greg Olsewski 440-585-0700 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Fr. Greg Schaut 440-585-0700 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Fr. Dave Baugh 440-585-0700 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Fr. Sweany 440-785-5005 Retired
Fr. Tim Plavac (Pastor) 440-257-5544 St. Bede
Fr. George Kusy (Pastor) 440-259-2344 St. Cyprian
Fr. Steven Flynn (Pastor) 440-461-0066 St. Francis of Assisi
Fr. Peter Kovacina 440-461-0066 St. Francis of Assisi
Fr. Fred Pausche (Pastor) 440-352-8282 St. Gabriel
Fr. David Stavarz 440-352-8282 St. Gabriel
Fr. Eric Garris 440-352-8282 St. Gabriel
Fr. Kevin Leibhardt (Pastor) 440-946-1177 St. Justin Martyr
Fr. Stephen Spisak 440-285-7051 St. Mary Chardon
Fr. Joe Bozek (Pastor) 440-548-3812 St. Edward/St. Lucy
Fr. Steve Breck (Pastor) 440-943-2133 St. Mary Magdalene

District Resource Book

  • Please keep our District Resource Book updated by clicking the link below.

Meeting Minutes

2021/2022

2018/2019

2019/2020

Contact Us

Joining Us on the Journey

If you – or someone you know – would like more information about the Catholic faith, please call Fr. Dave at (440) 256-1412.