Deo Gratias 2023 Mass of Thanksgiving & Luncheon.
- 10:00 a.m. Mass in the Sacred Heart Chapel
- 11:30 a.m. Brunch and Award Presentation in the Founder’s Hall
- Presentation of The Archbishop Edward F. Hoban Award for Distinguished Service to the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Saint Mark, Mother M. Raphael Gregg, Superior
Seating is limited. Registration closed on Friday, December 1, 2023.
Directions to the Center for Pastoral Leadership (28700 Euclid Avenue - Wickliffe, Ohio 44092) are linked for your convenience. Upon arrival, follow the event signs for easy parking. If needed, we will have a shuttle to transport you from the parking lot to the chapel entrance.
The morning begins at 10:00 am with Bishop Woost celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Sacred Heart Chapel. Look for the seminarians who will gladly assist you to find your way. Brunch will be served immediately following the Mass in the Founders Hall, a short walk inside, through the building.
Please arrive fifteen minutes before mass to check-in.
Deo Gratias Background
Deo Gratias is an annual donor recognition event that began in 1945. Typically scheduled on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Deo Gratias begins with a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Center for Pastoral Leadership and is followed by brunch and a presentation. Close to 300 guests attend Deo Gratias, all of whom are invited based on their generous giving to the ministries of the Diocese of Cleveland.
Why we honor Archbishop Hoban
Expectations were modest when Reverend Edward F. Hoban became Bishop of Cleveland on November 2, 1945, given that he was 67 years old. Bishop Hoban proved to be a dramatic leader; one of vision coupled with action. He directed a period of growth and expansion in this Diocese that remains unmatched. His hand can still be felt in education, religious vocations, and charity. In recognition of his extraordinary service, Pope Pius XII bestowed upon him the title of Archbishop; an honor usually reserved for prelates who lead an archdiocese.