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Catholic Action Commission of Lorain County 

February 25, 2015
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Next CACLC Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 7pm
St. Vincent de Paul's
Conlon Ministry Center
(Most western building with big sign)
41295 N. Ridge Rd
Elyria, Oh 44035

Annual Peace & Justice Dinner and Celebration
March 14, 2015, 6pm
Sacred Heart Chapel
4301 Pearl Road
Lorain, OH 44055
Rachel C. Schmidt

 Program Administrator

Catholic Action Commission

of Lorain County

628 Poplar St.

Elyria, Oh 44035

p. 440 366 1106 x12 

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A Big Congratulations to our
Award Winners!

We would like to extend a big congratulations to the the winners of the CACLC's Bishop A.J. Quinn Memorial Award and the Faithful Servant Award. The purpose of these awards are to recognize two people in Lorain County that have shown a sincere commitment to social justice, the poor and marginalized, and the Catholic Action Commission.

Bishop A.J. Quinn Memorial Award: 
Deacon Lou Maldonado 
Director, St. Joseph Homeless Shelter
Deacon, Sacred Heart Chapel

Faithful Servant Award:
Diane Vreuls Friebert 
Retired Professor
Parishioner, Sacred Heart ,Oberlin

Deacon Lou and Diane will be honored at the 25th Annual Peace & Justice Dinner and Celebration. Please come out to support our award winners. See reservation form below.

Advertise in the Dinner Booklet
Advertise your business, parish, or note of support to the CACLC in our dinner program booklet. We are offering business card, quarter page, half page, and full page ads. 

For more details: Click to Access Ad Form
Be a Patron in our Dinner Program
Another way that you can support the Catholic Action Commission is by being a patron. We have four different levels of patronage:

Solidarity - $10 donation
Dignity - $50 donation
Peace - $125 donation
Justice - $250 donation

Each level of donation will be honored in our dinner program booklet. 

For more details: Click to Access Patron Form
Reserve Your Spot!
Reservations are due soon! 

Please fill out the following form: Dinner Invitation Flyer and Reservation Form 
Donate Items for Silent Auction & Pick N Choose Raffle
Please donate items for our Pick N Choose Raffle and Silent Auction! We appreciate your support.
Celebrate Your Parish's Work for the Poor and Marginalized
We want to celebrate all the good charity and justice work each parish in Lorain County has done at our 25th Annual Peace & Justice Dinner and Celebration! 

Make sure your parish fills out the following form so that we can recognize your accomplishments:

Ecumenical Activites

A lay representative is appointed by the Pastor to attend a monthly meeting of the Oberlin Area Cooperating Ministries (OACM).  The OACM sponsors a multi-faith Thanksgiving service, Weekly Lenten services, and the Summer Peace Camp for Kids among other programs.  Volunteers may occasionally substitute for the respresentative at meetings and help with events. 

The contact person for this activity is: Fr. Cole 

Peace & Justice

The Peace and Justice Committee is a diverse group of parishioners who support each other's leadership in projects based on the bvrpoad spectrum of Catholic Social Teaching.  The specifically address issues such as hunger, homelessness, capital punishment, and immigration.  This committee works with other churches and community groups and with the Lorain County Catholic Action Committee.  Meetings for this committee are held monthly.  The contact person for this committee are the following:

Sue Palmieri

Lori Taylor



Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)

As a part of Lorain County's IHN, Sacred Heart provides homeless families with overnight lodging and meals.  Our parish utilizes the Education Building to provide this service for a one-week period, four times per year.  Parishioners are asked to sign up to do any of the following:

-Prepare the Education Building for guests; -bring in meals; -host the dinners, or the evening activity period; -stay overnight; -take-down the facitlity at the end of the week; -do laundry for the parish's linens/towels and the like.

Volunteers who will be in contact with the guests are provided training.  All volunteers in contact with the guests are required to undergo a background check. 

For additional information, please contact: Sue and Jack Kubicki, 440-965-4666.

Giving Tree

A Christmas tree is prepared with gift tags for residents of Welcome Nursing Home and parish shut-ins.  Parishioners take a tag and purchase and wrap the desired gift.  The gifts are then delivered by the program coordinator and volunteers.

For additional information, please contact: Joe McCormick, 440-775-7811.

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