Trunk or Treat

Next Sunday, October 29 GCU Lodge 302 is sponsoring “Trunk or Treat” in the parking area east of the Activity Center (at approximately 11:45). Children should meet in the atrium before proceeding outside. Halloween cupcakes, donuts and cookies will be served after liturgy in the hall (cider and coffee as well). For more information contact Diana…

Soup/Salad/Chili Luncheon

Try and plan your Sunday meal on November 5 around the Ladies’ Auxiliary “Soup/Salad/Chili Luncheon.” Serving begins right after liturgy. One trip through the line is $6 for anyone 12 and older ($2 for seconds). Children ages 4-11 are $3. A variety of options will be available including vegan and gluten free.

A.C.E.–Theosis: The Journey to Union with God

Thursday, November 9, 2017 St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church 7-9 pm Presenter:  Sister Barbara Jean Mihalchick OSB “God became man so that man might become God” (St. Athanasius, ca 298-373)  That is quite a statement!  The Eastern Fathers of the Church were not afraid of this belief, and called it the process of “divinization” (theosis).…

GCU Murder Mystery Dinner

GCU Lodge 302 is sponsoring a “Murder Mystery” on November 4. “The Addams Family…Do or Die” is presented by Murderous Mayhem. Tickets are $35 which includes a buffet dinner and dessert (cash bar). Doors open at 6:00. The show starts at approximately 6:30. Proceeds will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. For more…

Young Adult Faith Night

“Faith Night” for young adults, sponsored by the group at St. Basil in Brecksville, will meet here on October 19. Father Bruce will be explaining the Byzantine Rite and how the Church breathes with both lungs (East and West). Let’s have a good representation of our own segment (18-35 year olds).



All women of the parish are invited to join the BLESS Group (Byzantine Ladies Encountering Sacred Sources) for an 8-week study using the book “The Way of the Pilgrim and the Pilgrim Continues His Journey” on Mondays, 7-9, from September 25 through November 13 in the Education Center. Call Darlene Hritz by September 5 if…


An organizational session for the choir with Director Theresa Plishka will take place on October 29, 9:30, in the hall. Anyone interested in singing should plan on attending. (If you would like to be a part of the choir but can’t make this meeting, contact Theresa at

Men’s Fellowship & Book Group

Please join us for fellowship and book discussion on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Education Center. Those attending will review and discuss “Into the Breach,” an apostolic exhortation to Catholic men by Bishop Thomas Olmsted.  For more information, contact Jim Hritz (440-237-5237).


Byzantine Catholic Forum Group

Our high school students are encouraged to attend eight monthly Byzantine Catholic Forum group sessions on Sundays in the choir loft at 9:00 am. The dates are: September 24, October 22, November 19, December 17 January 14, February 11, March 11 and April 15.  Mr. Bill Paczak will once again facilitate the mornings.