Deo Gratias 2021
December 5 from 10:00am - 12:30pm
Thanking God for the faithful who support Catholic Charities and the ministries of the Diocese of Cleveland
Deo Gratias 2021 is sold out. Thank you for your interest and your generosity.
The annual Deo Gratias Mass + Brunch, that is typically held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving at the Center for Pastoral Leadership, will take place this year, just on a new date!
Join us December 5th for a 10 AM mass of Thanksgiving for your generousity to Catholic Charities and the Ministries of the Diocese of Cleveland. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Malesic in the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Center for Pastoral Leadership at 28700 Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe, Ohio.
Brunch will be served immediately following mass as we join to honor Sister Rita Mary Harwood, SND, with the prestigious Hoban Award for her tireless work with immigration and rehabilitation services. Most notably, during the pandemic, she worked with gentlemen of Grafton Correctional Institute to make 40,000 masks for Catholic Charities staff and create a garden that fed those in need at Bishop Cosgrove Hunger Center in downtown Cleveland.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, capacity is limited to 250 guests. Please turn in your RSVPs quickly to ensure a spot at this event.
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.