Deacon Dirk article OLP Rummage Sale Coming in July June 4 7:00 PM OLP School 8th Grade Gradua- tion- Offering Good Deals for a Great Cause Last Day of OLP is holding a rummage toys, tools, collectibles, kitchen School for Stu- sale on Saturday July 11th and items and small appliances, dents Sunday, July 12th. Hours for the books, records, CD’s, DVD’s, vid- June 7 11:00 AM Mass of Thanks- sale are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM eos, board games, small furniture Mass giving for Bill on Saturday and from 8:30 AM to such as end tables and children’s Dirk, Bishop 2:00 PM on Sunday, with every- chairs, lamps, personal accesso- Pevec Presid- thing offered at half price on Sun- ries (scarves, purses, and costume ing, Fr. Chmura day. Proceeds from the Rummage jewelry), lawn and garden items, concelebrating Sale will go to our “We Care We and linens (but not bedding). We June 7 12:00 Noon Reception for Share” fund for parishioners who are not accepting clothing, shoes, Bill Dirk’s 25th pillows, mattresses, computers Anniversary, and large appliances. Donations Cummins Hall can be delivered to Cummins Hall June 14 11:00 Mass New Parish on Wednesday, Thursday and Fri- Pastoral Coun- day before the sale (July 8, 9 10) cil members between the hours of 3:00 PM and selected 7:00 PM. June 21 9:00 AM End of Season In addition to your dona- Pastoral Coun- tions, we will need plenty of vol- cil Meeting, unteers Wednesday through Sun- Rectory, New day to both set up for the rum- and Old Mem- mage sale and to help with check- bers out and selling refreshments dur- may need assistance with utility ing the sale. If you would like to July 3 PM –7 PM Drop off Dona- 8,9,10 tion Items for payments. volunteer or if you have any ques- Rummage Sale While doing your Spring tions, please call Marcia Witten- cleaning, please pack up your un- brook (216-921-5680) or Tina July 9 AM-4 PM Parish Rum- wanted household items in good DeVincentis (216-990-3319). We 11/12 Saturday mage Sale, condition for the rummage sale. would appreciate even a couple 8:30 AM—2 Cummins Hall The types of items we need are: hours of your time. PM Sunday July 18 9:00 AM-all Health Fair day sponsored by Cookbooks Available—Get your copy today MOTTEP Septem- Noon Annual Parish We still have a few issues of our Parish Cookbook, ber 20 Picnic Our Lady of Peace Cooks, available in the rec- Closing of the tory. These make great gifts so get one (or more) anniversary today before it’s too late. They’re only $10. year for the Contact Nancy in the rectory at 421-4211 to pick Apostles of Je- sus up yours today. OLP School News OLP School year end wrap-up Spring has been a league and tournament champs. ment. Overall, we picked up 5 busy time for our students at The 8th grade boys won a tour- trophies this winter for our tro- Our Lady of Peace School. nament in Lorain and made it to phy case. Our junior high students per- the city semi-finals bracket, up- School closes for the formed the Living Stations setting two #2 ranked teams summer Friday, June 5th. Have for the students one after- along the way. We had some a blessed summer!—William Di- noon, and for parents and success with the girls, too. The Bacco, Principal parishioners on Good Friday. 4th grade girls went undefeated They did an excellent job. and won the St. Greg's tourna- We were very proud of their efforts. We also had a May Crowning service and a Me- morial Day prayer service. Religion plays an integral part of our students' lives. Our basketball season went well. Our 5th grade boys were league champs and won one tournament. The 7th grade boys were also Sarah Sullivan instructs her hard-working group of 6th graders. OLP School to Merge with Archbishop Lyke School A Big change is coming Catholic Education in Cleveland building principal and work to our ministry of Catholic Edu- for many years to come and im- closely with the other two prin- cation at Our Lady of Peace. On prove the quality of the educa- cipals and Sr. Brigetta, OSU, July 1 Our Lady of Peace School tion that we offer. the director of Archbishop Lyke will merge with Archbishop Our Lady of Peace will School. Lyke School and become one of continue to be involved in the Keep watching for more its three campuses. After two life of Archbishop Lyke School news about this exciting and years of transition our building in many ways (such as the Run new chapter in the long history will be filled with head start for Peace, Living Stations of the of Our Lady of Peace Parish and students, children in grades K- Cross, May Crowning and more.) School. 2, and perhaps a pre-school. Mr. William DiBacco, OLP prin- This consolidation will preserve cipal, will continue as the Final Tally Thanks again for all supported our two recent fundraisers. The funds raised are as follows: $28,235 Night of a 1000 Dinners $13,316 Run for Peace $41,551 Total Amazing!! Your generosity is truly appreci- ated. Deacon Dirk article Congratulations Deacon Dirk on 25 Year Milestone and some years with the Blessed Dirk was assigned to Our Lady of Sacrament Brothers in New York Peace – what a blessing for us all! City, Bill came back to Cleveland Of all his duties and tasks, Bill where he worked at Bell Aerosys- most enjoys working with con- tems and later at Gould Ocean verts. For us, it is a pleasure and Systems. a true blessing to have this com- In 1967, Bill took a holiday mitted, caring, and fun-loving trip to Miami Beach, where he met deacon among us. his future wife Judy, a nurse at Our heartiest and happiest the Cleveland Clinic, and on July Congratulations on your Silver An- 19, 1969, Bill and Judy were mar- niversary, dear Deacon Bill. May ried right at our own Our Lady of the Lord lavish his most generous Peace! In 1970, little Bill was blessings on you now and always – In June this year, Rev. Mr. born, followed by Julie, Marcus, and may you feel the love and joy William Dirk - our own Deacon Bill David and Andy. of all the parishioners at Our Lady - celebrates the 25th Anniversary It was in 1981 that Bill was of Peace! of his Ordination to the Diaconate accepted into the Diaconate Pro- and we all are so happy to be able gram. He was ordained on June 2, to share the joy and celebrate 1984 by Bishop Anthony Pilla. At with Bill. his first parish as a deacon, Holy Here’s a bit about our Dea- Cross, Bill helped develop both a con, much of which you may not Pre-Baptism and a Pre-Cana Pro- know…. gram, which he and Judy loved William E. Dirk was born in being part of together. He was Cleveland on December 13, 1933, also a chaplain at Mt. Sinai and St. the third of four children. He at- Luke’s Hospitals until both institu- tended Holy Cross School, then tions closed some years ago. Euclid High School. After college Fifteen years ago, Rev. Mr. Clustering Prayer We are grateful for being called to serve our parish communities. Merciful God, bless us in our various roles and keep us always mindful of how we can enhance the vi- brant parish life of our cluster. Inspire us with the wisdom of your grace and with eyes of faith that we might serve you by serving our brothers and sisters. God of our ancestors, for many ages you have directed people to be hum- ble, loving and good. As we look at the parishes of our cluster and recognize Academy their many gifts, let us be aware that you are working in and through all the Tavern goodness we see. May all that we plan Since 1939 and all that we do, be done in your 12800 Larchmere Blvd. name and for your glory and praise. Cleveland Amen. Come in and enjoy our beautiful new patio! A special thanks to Jennifer Gramlich, newsletter editor and Bob Stemnock for creating our beautiful front page banner designs. MINISTRY CONTACT PERSON PHONE Altar Servers Karen Slovikovski 216-752-9334 Avilas to advise Catholic Faith Classes Rev. Mr. Bill Dirk, Deacon 216-421-421 Choir, Bell Choir David Dettloff, Choir Dir. 216-421-4211 Cluster Planning and Coordination Karen Slovikovski 216-752-9334 Eucharistic Ministers/Lectors Sr. Margaret Ann 440-449-1200, x. 372 Holy Name Society to advise Legion of Mary Frank Perfetti 216-229-3441 Our Lady’s Pantry Carl Allendorf 216-921-2438 OLP School William DiBacco, Principal 216-795-7161 Parish Finance Council Thomas Stevens 216-752-3063 Parish Pastoral Council Sue Ann Riley 216-932-8847 Parish School of Religion (PSR) Jean Pekoc 216-321-2968 Respect Life Committee Sharon Holbrook 216-991-2544 Laura Caserta 216-295-1364 Run for Peace Kate Ryan 216-321-8508 Sewing Group Carrie Parker 216-991-1612 Social Concerns Commission Toni Johnson 216-561-0556 Stewardship Committee Guy Mercer 216-752-4106 Greg Turnwald 216-991-3977 Contact these folks for Usher/Greeters Ceil Hall 216-421-6476 more information re- Pat Roberts 216-752-3129 garding a specific Welcoming Committee Connie Perotti 216-921-2417 group or activity. 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