St. Colette Parish
Welcome to the Parish of St. Colette!
We are uniquely situated near the old Bennet’s Corners which makes us a Brunswick Parish serving parts of North Royalton, Hinckley, and Strongsville as well as Brunswick (Medina County). The parish was founded on July 1, 1977 with the first Mass celebrated on July 10, 1977, with Fr. Thomas Montavon serving as the founding and first pastor. We think of ourselves as a vibrant and welcoming parish situated on a beautiful green campus. We are a parish growing constantly both in number and in spirit! After serving for 22 years as the chaplain of Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, I have the opportunity to be the second pastor of our parish. Thank you for visiting our web site- and know that you are always welcome to join us at the Table of the Lord! Our greeting is always a warm and genuine Welcome!
St. Colette, pray for us!
Fr. Wm. R. Krizner
Welcome to St. Colette!
330 W 130th
Sunday 8am 10am 1145am
Monday Wednesday Friday 11am
Saturday 3pm-330pm or by appointment
First Tuesday of every month 5pm-7pm
Parish Office Hours
Monday thru Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Lily and Grace, the Gift Shop
is open after every Mass and all throughout regular Office Hours. Stop in and see our entire line of religious items for your home, for gift-giving!
Today’s solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the crowning of the liturgical year, also marks the conclusion of the Year of Faith opened by Pope Benedict XVI, to whom our thoughts now turn with affection and gratitude. By this providential initiative, he gave us an opportunity to rediscover the beauty of the journey of faith begun on the day of our Baptism, which made us children of God and brothers and sisters in the Church. A journey which has as its ultimate end our full encounter with God, and throughout which the Holy Spirit purifies us, lifts us up and sanctifies us, so that we may enter into the happiness for which our hearts long.
I offer a cordial greeting to the Patriarchs and Major Archbishops of the Eastern Catholic Churches present. The exchange of peace which I will share with them is above all a sign of the appreciation of the Bishop of Rome for these communities which have confessed the name of Christ with exemplary faithfulness, often at a high price. With this gesture, through them, I would like to reach all those Christians living in the Holy Land, in Syria and in the entire East, and obtain for them the gift of peace and concord.
The Scripture readings proclaimed to us have as their common theme the centrality of Christ. Christ as the centre of creation, the centre of his people and the centre of history. 1. The apostle Paul, in the second reading, taken from the letter to the Colossians, offers us a profound vision of the centrality of Jesus. He presents Christ to us as the first-born of all creation: in him, through him and for him all things were created. He is the centre of all things, he is the beginning. God has given him the fullness, the totality, so that in him all things might be reconciled (cf. Col 1:12-20).
This image enables to see that Jesus is the centre of creation; and so the attitude demanded of us as true believers is that of recognizing and accepting in our lives the centrality of Jesus Christ, in our thoughts, in our words and in our works. When this centre is lost, when it is replaced by something else, only harm can result for everything around us and for ourselves. 2. Besides being the centre of creation, Christ is the centre of the people of God. We see this in the first reading which describes the time when the tribes of Israel came to look for David and anointed him king of Israel before the Lord (cf. 2 Sam 5:1-3). In searching for an ideal king, the people were seeking God himself: a God who would be close to them, who would accompany them on their journey, who would be a brother to them.
Christ, the descendant of King David, is the “brother” around whom God’s people come together. It is he who cares for his people, for all of us, even at the price of his life. In him we are all one; united with him, we share a single journey, a single destiny. 3. Finally, Christ is the centre of the history of the human race and of every man and woman. To him we can bring the joys and the hopes, the sorrows and troubles which are part of our lives. When Jesus is the centre, light shines even amid the darkest times of our lives; he gives us hope, as he does to the good thief in today’s Gospel.
While all the others treat Jesus with disdain – “If you are the Christ, the Messiah King, save yourself by coming down from the cross!” – the thief who went astray in his life but now repents, clinging to the crucified Jesus, begs him: “Remember me, when you come into your kingdom” (Lk 23:42). And Jesus promises him: “Today you will be with me in paradise” (v. 43). Jesus speaks only a word of forgiveness, not of condemnation; whenever anyone finds the courage to ask for this forgiveness, the Lord does not let such a petition go unheard. Jesus’ promise to the good thief gives us great hope: it tells us that God’s grace is always greater than the prayer which sought it. The Lord always grants more than what he has been asked: you ask him to remember you, and he brings you into his Kingdom!
Let us ask the Lord to remember us, in the certainty that by his mercy we will be able to share his glory in paradise. Amen!
Holiday Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve 4pm 615pm 10pm
Christmas Day 8am 10am NOON
New Year's Eve 4pm 7pm
New Year's Day 9am Noon
Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass on Sunday to mark the Solemnity of Christ the King and close the Year of Faith proclaimed by his predecessor, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.