Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

CCC’s community garden produces a harvest for others

By Coco Siewert

“We ask you, Lord, to bless the seeds planted here. Help them to sprout and grow. Give all new life within this garden the right conditions to grow and bear fruit in Your Light.”

These words are from

Women’s Spirituality Group celebrates summer with reading The Book of Joy

by Christine Blackwell

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes the opportunity to rejoice in warm, sunny days, relax a bit with friends and family, and catch up on some reading — especially if that reading centers on

Parishioner gives back by volunteering in the church office

By Duffy Wineman

My Christian background and my Sacred Heart education instilled in me a real desire to give back, especially to those people and institutions that have had meaning in my life. Christ Church Cranbrook is one of those

Flower Guild produces more than just beautiful floral arrangements

by Kimberly Peterson

This coming October, Flower Guild will celebrate its 6th anniversary. In some ways, it’s difficult to imagine so much time has gone by. However, when I think about all we have done and how seamlessly we have

There is a place for everyone in CCC’s music ministry

bJennifer DeMello-Johnson

“Grant that what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts, and what we believe in our hearts we may show forth  in our lives.”  Taken from

Welcoming the stranger

by Sonia Pastore

In 1957, my grandfather immigrated to the United States from the Holy Land to Youngstown, Ohio. He was not sponsored by an agency, but rather came on his own, leaving his young family behind to

CCC Starts new running group this summer

by Rebecca A. Chamberlain-Creanga

When I run, I feel God’s pleasure,” is a well-known line from the classic 1981 film, Chariots of Fire. For those new to running, the high-impact activity can feel anything but enjoyable.

I still remember when I

Pentecost: Celebrating the Spirit’s gifts and fruits

by the Rev. Bill Danaher

Pentecost celebrates the day that the Holy Spirit was given to the Church. This moment is recorded in the second chapter of the Book of Acts (2:1-42). The Spirit descended as a wind and fire

Church Fair offers a “slice of heaven” for our church family

by the Rev. Manisha Dostert

Our annual Church Fair is Sunday, May 21. In preparation for it, Jill Bednas and Kate Bell and the Children and Youth and Hospitality Committees have ordered hot dogs, chips, ice cream and popsicles. The

Recognizing the service of our acolytes

by Jill Bednas

The Acolyte Corps, or AC as we affectionately call it, is home to the largest youth group at CCC and probably the largest in the state; we average around 52 youth ages 12-18. Acolytes have served here