August 16, 2020

In the last several months, I have watched many of our parishioners galvanize in enthusiasm and energy in adapting our parish picnic to the conditions imposed on us by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is my hope that as many of you as possible stop by for some ice cream to celebrate our parish community.  For all the challenges we face during this time, our spirit as a parish community is still unflagging.  We have much to celebrate and give thanks to Almighty God for the blessings we experienced in the past and have yet to experience in the future.

Tomorrow we celebrate the anniversary of the dedication of our beautiful church building.  On August 17, 1969, Bishop Clarence G. Issenmann dedicated our church to the service of Almighty God.  In the 51 years since that solemn occasion, much has happened in the world and in the parish as well.  We have grown with the City of Broadview Heights, of which we are a crucial part.  Many places of business and residential areas have sprouted where once there was farmland and wooded areas.  What must remain unchanged, however, is the spirit of zeal and self-sacrifice that were so much a part of those faithful souls who laid the foundation of what we have today.

We ask God to bless our celebration and us as a parish, that by our attitudes and actions we may truly show those around us what it means to be Church.

With the partnership between St. Albert the Great and Assumption in the ministry of Catholic Education came the establishment of the Guardian Angel fund as a means of providing financial assistance for those families whose affordability of a Catholic Education is challenged.  In the year since its inception, several families received significant assistance toward their education.  Offerings in any amount are appreciated.  Thank you for being an angel to a young, deserving boy or girl who is able to attend Catholic school because of your generosity.