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Reopening Holy Martyrs for Sunday Mass
As churches in the Cleveland Diocese prepare to re-open for Sunday Mass on May 30-31, the paramount concern is the health and well-being of our...
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SAFE PRACTICES WHEN COMING TO MASS
If you have ventured from your home recently you are familiar with safe practices like social distancing, cleaning hands and surfaces and wearing masks.  These...
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Mass at Holy Martyrs this Easter Season
As we continue to observe social distancing to ensure that those in our community stay healthy and safe, we invite you to join us in...
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Not the Lent We Planned For
The last time our nation was mobilized in response to a shared threat was at the outbreak of World War II. On an exponentially larger...
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What is LIFE TEEN?
Life Teen came to my parish in 2001, and it is the reason why I am Catholic. Life Teen started in 1985 at a parish...
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Attending HMKids Every Year Can Help Kids Now …and Later
If a child returns to sports, music or dance instruction after an absence of four years, he or she is most likely going to struggle....
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Why do we tap our chests during Mass or make the sign of the cross three times during Mass?

Both non-Catholics and Catholics have questions about some of the rituals practiced during Mass. By knowing the meanings behind these rituals, Catholics can better understand their faith. Some may wonder why reciting the Confiteor includes tapping their chests in the middle of it. Father Mark Ott explained that this tradition …

Helping Others Through Social Concerns Ministries

Our parishioners have a long history of helping those in need in our local community and beyond. Our faith comes alive through the Social Concerns Ministry’s more than 10 community outreach programs supporting the overall mission of providing care, compassion and hope to the less fortunate. Our community outreach efforts …