Saint Sebastian Parish
— a Year of Faith journey.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, encouraged us during this Year of Faith to seek opportunities to deepen our faith and renew our baptismal call to holiness. A pilgrimage to a sacred place, especially one we might not have visited before, can be an ideal occasion for this. In addition, in observance of this Year of Faith, the Church offers pilgrims the gift of indulgences as a chance to open themselves to the purity of heart and penitential spirit associated with this special year.
St. Sebastian Parish has been chosen by Bishop Richard Lennon as a pilgrimage site for the Cleveland Diocese. The 2013 Pilgrimage begins May 18th/19th and runs through September 7th/8th. Doors will open each Saturday from 3 pm–7 pm and Sunday 7am–7pm with a designated area for prayer and reflection. You will receive a “Pilgrim Passport” at the first parish you visit. As you journey to each site, the passport will be stamped for that location.
Begin your pilgrimage at these four churches:
St. Mary Parish
320 Middle Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035
St. Mary Church
242 North State Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
527 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691
St. Sebastian Parish
476 Mull Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44320
Complete your Year of Faith Pilgrimage at:
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
1007 Superior Avenue E., Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Bring your fully stamped passport to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist to receive a completion certificate. The first 1200 people to complete their pilgrimage will receive a commemorative Year of Faith medal.
For more information on the 2013 Pilgrimage, please click HERE (pdf):
The Monday Lenten Forum Series is now over. All sessions were recorded so if you missed any of the series, they can be heard on the Monday Lenten Forum Series page.
Learn more about the speakers and program by downloading the flyer in pdf format.
Here we hope to provide you with information to help you get your arms around the parish so to speak. Please give it a quick read-through to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of the parish. If you are new to the parish, WELCOME! If you are looking to get more involved enjoy the many opportunities these pages contain. If you are old hat at this already – THANK YOU for all that you do. Download the pdf
With registration about to begin, we are pleased to offer you a convenient, online method to enroll for your payment plan with FACTS. This year, parents can sign up to make their 2011-2012 tuition payments online. Click Here to get started or click on the FACTS logo.
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