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​​​​​​Mass Schedule

Saturday ~ 5:00 p.m.
 Sunday ~ 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
 Monday-Friday (except Thursday)
 8:30 a.m., at the Chapel

 Holy Days  
Consult the Bulletin
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Confessions
 Saturday ~ 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
at the Church (Library)

Consult the Bulletin for 
special scheduling

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Baptisms

First and third Sunday
by
appointment only
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Marriage
Arrangements must be made six months in advance
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Office/Hours
5545 Opal Drive
 Monday thru Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Rev. George A. Vrabel
 Pastor
Chapel
Administration Building

Chapel/Administration Bldg.
​5545 Opal Drive
North Ridgeville, OH  44039
440-327-1978
FAX  440-327-1994

Church
Catechetical Center

Church/Catechetical Center
​​5500 Lear Nagel
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
440-327-1978

                           As Christmas Nears
         Again we find Christmas near with much of the world in conflict, in some places open war.  And although the Gospel tells us not to be afraid of "wars and rumors of wars," it also says that "they must come" before the Son of Man himself comes to bring us all home.

        So even in the midst of earthquakes and famines we are not to be afraid.  Perhaps in our mind's eye we can take that advice with us as we thrust ourselves back into the Christmas story alongside those tired pilgrims on the dusty road.

        Surely Mary must have been afraid on the lonely road to Bethlehem with Joseph and the donkey.  Her mother was not with her; nor any of her relatives that we are told--only Joseph and the angels.  But the angels did not reveal themselves to her at that time; so she was alone with her thoughts and memories.


        Joseph had enough to keep the donkey going--for it was tired, too.  For a tradesman, a cabinet maker, to be away from his tools, his wood, his workplace, it had to be a strain.  What would he find on the road for everyone to eat?  Where would he get a place for his wife to sleep?  Then, when they could find no one to help them, he must have thought himself a poor provider--and with a baby coming soon.

        The Gospel story does not tell us about his thoughts, his worries, his sleepless nights.  And so often in our history with God we have to be prepared to be unprepared and trust in God alone.  Joseph surely did that.  He prayed and trusted.

        You and I, also, do not know about next year--what it will bring--whether happiness and joy or perhaps a new trail for our spirit.  But as we come to Christmas Mass and hear the choir sing like the angels did in Bethlehem, remember to like Joseph; remember to trust and to welcome the wonderful gifts from a generous God.  May His peace be with you.            
Author Unknown

Annual Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 13
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Naughty or Nice - All are welcome
$10/child: $6/adult

Everyone must have a ticket
NO Tickets at the Door
Click here for reservation form

Christmas Masses
Christmas Eve - 5:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Christmas Day ~ 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

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