Justice and Compassion


  • Adopt A Family

    Adopt a family in need for the Holiday Season
    "Do not neglect to do good and share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of the kind." Hebrews 13:16

    Kathy Schroeder
    (440) 552-9172
    [email protected]


    Bereavement Ministry
    Provides grief support where you can find help and healingfor the hurt of losing a loved one.

    “Praised be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation! He comforts us in all our afflictions and thus enables us to comfort those who are in trouble, with the same consolation we have received from him. " – 2 Cor 1:3-4

    Seasons of Hope MinistryMeet once a week for 6 consecutive weeks for consolation and healing in God's love.

    Personal Outreach on Grief and Healing - Individual bereavement sessions in an environment of prayer and support.
    Funeral Ushers - Periodically attend funeral masses and simply serve through a ministry of kindness and presence. 

    Tom Sawyer 
    (440) 263-8730
    [email protected]

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    Boys Hope Girls Hope - St. Albert Hope

    Phillipins 4:9."The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you"

    Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. To assist in their mission, volunteers are needed for landscape maintenance of the campus, regular monthly "house cleaning" of the scholars' residential common areas, and meal preparation for hungry teens!


    (440) 237-6760
    Denise Bobulsky

    [email protected]
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    Caregiving through Faith and Friendship

    Caregiving is difficult work that often drains a person's energy and even spirituality. It is one's personal cross to bear and desert journey to which God calls, and a few accept in varying degrees. Catholic prayer, discussion and consideration of infromative topics can assist one through this everchanging environment. Many of us are or will be involved in caregiving yet often may not be prepared when our commitment changes or intensifies. Prayer and preparation for the path ahead, in a Catholic environment, enables us to best serve and fulfill our various roles. For more information about meetings, or if you are interested but cannot attend meetings, contact the name and number below.

    " No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends" John 15:13.

    Tom Sawyer 
    (440) 263-8730
    [email protected]

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    Clothing the Naked

    A supplier for the St. Albert Prison Ministry and St.Michael the Archangel Hot Meal Program for those who are in need of clothing.

    “For I was naked and you clothed me…” – Matthew 25:36

    Jen Kramer
    (440) 759-4939
    [email protected]
     
    Coffee Klatch Ministry

    In an effort to include all in the communion of our faithful, this ministry will visit with the homebound one morning each month over a cup of coffee or tea to share conversation, companionship, and faith in hopes of establishing a sense of belonging to our larger faith community.

    “You understand, O Lord, remember me and care for me.” Jeremiah 15:15

    Linda Whapham
    (440) 237-2565
    [email protected]
     
    Communion Calls to the Homebound

    Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion bring the Blessed Sacrament on a weekly basis to those who are not able to attend Sunday Mass.

    "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst." John 6:35

    Mary Pat Frey
    (440) 237-6760
    [email protected]

    Creation Care Team Ministry

    The mission of our Creation Care Team Ministry is to educate our parish community about sustainability and to encourage practices that promote environmental stewardship.  We are guided and inspired by the encyclical Laudato Si: On the Care for Our Common Home.  

    “The LORD God then took him and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it.”       GENESIS 2: 15

    Cathy Gerbic
    440-230-9377
    [email protected]


    Divorvce Support Ministry

    Designed specifically for Catholics and addresses the key challenges brought on by divorce. The ministry goal is to lead the participants down a path to recovery by helping them more fully understand and live their faith.

    "He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds." Psalm147:3

    Barb and Brian Sternberg
    (440) 590-0621
    [email protected]
     
    Family Aid Society

    To serve the needy and poor in North Royalton with food and shelter.

    "The needy will never be lacking in the land; that is why I command you to open your hand to your poor and needy kinsman in your country" Deuteronomy 15:11

    (440) 237-6760
     
    Feeding the Hungry

    Please Click above on the Ministry Name for more information

    Denise Bobulsky
    (440) 237-6760
    [email protected]
     

    Funeral Luncheon Ministry

    We provide a luncheon to the grieving family and friendsof the deceased.

    " Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Carolyn Kolbus
    (440) 237-8075
    [email protected]
     


    Greater Cleveland Foodbank Partners

    The Greater Cleveland Foodbank seeks to bridge the meal gap for those persons who may not know where their next meal will come from. There are Thursday “Family Night” opportunities as well as Saturday volunteer opportunities that are also family-friendly!

    “Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor. ” – Proverbs 22:9

    Denise Bobulsky
    (440) 237-6760

    [email protected]
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    Home Helpers
    Share the love of Jesus as we reach out with care and compassionto the elderly and homebound of our Parish and Community.

    "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2

    Mary Pat Frey (indoor work)
    (440) 237-6760
    [email protected]

    Sue Kurzweil (outdoor work)
    (440) 390-0460
    [email protected]


    Merciful Companions

    To respond with Christian love and compassion to those in need whether they are parishioners or participants of St. Albert the Great Parish or an individual within the North Royalton community, by coordinating existing services within the parish, Catholic Charities, city of North Royalton, and/or Cuyahoga County.

    “When the just cry out, the Lord hears them, and from all their distress her rescues them.” Psalms 34:18

    Denise Bobulsky
    (440) 237-6760
    [email protected]
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    Military and Veterans Ministry

     A ministry to recognize, serve and remember the men and women who have defended, and are defending our country in a branch of military service.  A cooperative effort to recognize veterans with a Quilt of Valor; support current servicemen and women and their families, particularly during holiday seasons; and remember those serving, in regular gatherings of prayer.

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

    Denise Bobulsky
    440-237-6760
    [email protected]
     
    North Royalton Community Meal

    Through a collaborative effort with the Churches of North Royalton, a monthly free-of-charge meal is served at St. Albert the Great the last Sunday of each month (3:00-5:00pm).  
    Great food and fellowship.   Volunteers can sign-up to set-up, cook, serve, greet guests or clean-up.

    "The hand of the Lord feeds us; He answers all our needs." Psalm 145

    Click this link to volunteer for meals.

    Denise Bobulsky
    (440) 237-6760
    [email protected]


    Nursing Home Ministry

    To share the love of our Lord by providing companionship, conversation, and compassion for those who reside at Mount Royal Villa (13900 Bennett Road, NR) while engaging and assisting in monthly activities such as ice cream socials, bingo, and exercise classes.Weekday and weekend volunteer opportunities are available.

    “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love…”
    - Ephesians 4:2

    Gerry Stephens
    (440) 582-2114
    [email protected]


    One 'N' Done Ministry

    One time – as needed – short notice – if you’re available! This is a unique ministry that simply offers an opportunity to be called upon when a “one time” job needs to be done. Examples include helping with classroom rehab for one of our inner city Catholic schools, assisting in another’s “family emergency” (e.g. flood or fire), or helping with a sudden household move.

    “Here I am,” I said; “send me!” Isaiah 6:8.

    Denise Bobulsky
    440-237-6760 .
    [email protected]

    Mary Pat Frey
    440-237-6760
    [email protected]


    Painters with a Purpose
    Our mission is to use color to makeover a community, neighborhood, non-profit organization, shelter, or individuals’ homes that are in need of painting.Painting can give a renewed sense of pride, improve the image of any given space, and lift up the spirits of individuals who are less fortunate. Volunteers work in teams led by experienced team leaders to paint.

    “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. ’” 
    Acts 20:35

    Matt Horvath
    (216) 571-1285
    [email protected]


    Prayer Shawl Ministry
    Knitting and crocheting, combined with praying, for those in need of love and compassion. Experience not required!

    "That their hearts may be encouraged being knit together in love to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding, and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ." Colossians 2:2


    Kathy Schmitt
    (440) 582-1155
    [email protected]

    Lucia Hill
    (440) 843-8969
    [email protected]
     
    Prison Ministry
    God has called upon us to help all people, for we are one family in God! Our efforts include looking for opportunities to serve those in prison as well as to assist one individual at a time with their needs for re-entry into society who is recently released.

    "Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment, and of the ill-treated as of yourselves, for you also are in the body" Hebtews 13:3.


    John Armstrong (helping those in prison)
    [email protected]

    Joe Telatnik (helping newly released)
    (440) 212-8752
    [email protected] wowway.com

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    Produce Give-Away
    As a partner with neighboring community food pantries, such as parma Hts. Food Pantry and St. Vincent DePaul Southwest Ozanam Pantry, volunteers will assist with sorting, organizing, and packing of various food items to be distributed to our neighbors who are in need of food.

    “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. ” – Matthew 25:35


    Denise Bobulsky
    (440) 237-6760
    [email protected]

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    Respect Life Ministry
    To take the Pro-life message of respect life, in all its stages, to our Catholic community and to the community in which we live.

    " When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting the infant leaped in her womb!" Luke 1:41

    Michelle Lanese
    (440) 521-9299
    [email protected]
     
    SAM - Saint Albert Missionaries
    Mission trips provide a wonderful experience for people who participate, providing medical care, medical transportation, and clean drinking water to those in need near Teotepeque, El Salvador. Trips are usually scheduled in February (Medical) and March (Water Treatment) to help those in need. Information and trip dates begin appearing in the bulletin, approximately 3 months prior to the trips. Mission fundraising is primarily associated with the El Salvador Mission Super Bowl party (see our mission site below) and our leaflets in the church.

    " He who has compassion on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed." Proverbs 19:17


    Trip Coordinator -
    George Mass (330) 998-6285

    Medical Mission Coordinators –
    Jo Anne Nally  440-237-8619 / Lindsay Miller  440-241-3630

    Water Treatment Coordinators -
    Bill Skowronski (440) 237-3163 and George Mass (330) 998-6285

    Fundraising Coordinator for the El Salvadoran Efforts
    Brian Flanagan  (440) 237-7667
                                                 

    Please click here to visit our El Salvador Mission Site

    Please click here regarding our Mission trips "Frequently Asked Questions" 

    Please click here for our Mission Pamphlet

    Missionary trip information/pictures available on Facebook at: Saint Albert Missionaries (SAM)

     

    Share a Meal
    Help provide a warm, nutritious meal for others in need. Be one of 4 people to cook just one meal per month for a parishioner – thereby the recipient receives one each week! This is a great help to those who might not otherwise enjoy a hot home-cooked meal!

    " For I was hungry and you gave me food." Matthew 25:35
     
     
     
     
     
     


    Lynette Roman
    (440) 237-6760
    [email protected] 

    Snow Angels
    To assist homebound parishioners and citizens of North Royalton with the removal of snow from porch, sidewalk near the house, and path to the garage so as to assist with safe entrance and exit from the home.

    “Like the coolness of snow in the heat of harvest is a faithful messenger for the one who sends him.” Proverbs 25:13

    Curt Keaton
    216-287-1496
    [email protected]
    y.com
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    St. Albert Network of Employment Opportunities (STANEO)
    A support network to minister to business professionals, job seekers, and to assist and support those needing a job.

    "And I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to rejoice in his work." Ecclesiastes 3:22

    Lori Milano
    (440) 897-0636
    [email protected]

    Noel Juguilon
    (917) 539-7628
    [email protected]


    Transportation Ministry
    One of the most difficult “losses” of independence is losing the capability to drive. Provide a ride to church or to an important appointment for our North Royalton neighbors who are no longer able to drive themselves.

    “Come with me,” he said, “and see my zeal for the Lord.”  And he took him along in his own chariot.  2Kings 10:16

    Denise DeCeasar
    440-237-8751

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    Visiting the Sick

    Help ease the loneliness of those who are sick by paying a visit at a local hospital, their home, or perhaps with a friendly phone call. The visitor also helps to build connection between the sick and other ministries in the parish who may be of support to them during their illness.

    " For I was ill and you cared for me ." Matthew 25:36
     
     
     
     
     


    Kimberlee Walker
    (440) 452-2824
    [email protected]