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
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
Clothing the Naked
To provide support to the West Side Catholic Center by sorting
donated clothing and household goods or helping clients to shop.
Help is needed Thursday or Friday mornings.
“For I was naked and you clothed me…”
– Matthew 25:36
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.”
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."
Mary Pat Frey
Named after Simon of Cyrene, this group is comprised of able-bodied servants who can assist others in their “heavy lifting”. This ministry aids those who are disadvantaged in the community and have nowhere to turn when having to accomplish a much needed task that requires a little extra strength.
“…that he might bear His cross” – Matthew 27:32b
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."
Barb and Brian Sternberg
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"
Feeding the Hungry
Please Click above on the Ministry Name for more information
Food Pantry Friends
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
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
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
Holding God's Children
Share your time by caring for some of God's most precious children. Babysitters are needed at Maggie's Place, 2903 Ridgewood, Parma, on a "as needed basis". Background checks are required.
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him."
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)
Sue Kurzweil (outdoor work)
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.”
Barb and Brian Sternberg
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.”
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.
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
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.
Mary Pat Frey
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.
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."
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!"
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 January (Medical) and June (Water Treatment) to help those in need. Information and trip dates begin appearing in the bulletin, approximately 3 months prior to the trips. Ambulance/ 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."
Trip Coordinator - George Mass
Medical Mission Coordinator – Jo Anne Nally
Water Treatment Coordinators - Bill Skowronski
(440) 237-3163 and George Mass (330) 998-6285
Ambulance & 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
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
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
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
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