Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mariapoch Pilgrimage info and Teen Campout deadline fast approaching!

Don't miss the annual eparchial pilgrimage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch (across the street from our monastery), which is coming up in two weeks!

You are invited to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch in Burton, Ohio, August 10-11.  This pilgrimage weekend will explore the theme, “FIAT! Mary: Our Model of Faith.”  Experience Byzantine Catholic prayer services, including a Divine Liturgy on Sunday with Bishop John Kudrick, attend talks and activities for all ages, enjoy the beautiful Shrine grounds - you can even camp out overnight!  On Sunday afternoon, Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo—founder and executive director of the Institute of Catholic Culture—will speak on Mary as our model in faith.  Admission is free.  Meals will be available for purchase at the cafeteria.  For more information on the pilgrimage, visit or call 216-741-3312.

We are also coordinating an overnight campout for teens and young adults in conjunction with the pilgrimage at the shrine (with an optional volunteer day/vespers/bonfire/campout for young adults on Friday) on August 9, 10, and 11th. 

Please be sure to sign up for the campout by Friday, August 2nd! The cost is $25 per person, which strictly covers food - checks are made payable to Eparchy of Parma. Please be sure to print, sign and return your release form (and your medical cards for teens) to Mariapoch Campout, Christ the Bridegroom Monastery, 17485 Mumford Rd, Burton, Ohio 44021. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at or call us at 440-834-0290.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

LIVE from Mumford Rd: Episode 4!

"LIVE from Mumford Rd" takes you inside Christ the Bridegroom Monastery in Burton, Ohio, with your hosts Sr. Cecilia and Sr. Gabriella, LIVE in the eternal time of the Kingdom of God!

In this episode, the Sisters talk about what they have been up to on their taping hiatus, namely celebrating Pascha and Girls' Camp.  Sr. Cecilia interviews Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo, Executive Director of the Institute of Catholic Culture and soon-to-be speaker at Our Lady of Mariapoch annual pilgrimage, which you all should be at! (See info at  You will also hear from one of our sponsors, the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Girls' Camp Photos!

Our fifth annual Girls' Camp, June 27-30, was a truly blessed and fruitful weekend!  We will share more about it soon in a longer post, but for now, please enjoy these great photos!  (click on the photo below)

"My favorite part of the weekend was the entire moral of the weekend, 'We are Witnesses,' because it helped me come to see the holiness in myself and in others and our spiritual need to be saintly." 
-Leah VanDine