• Beautiful painting of two participants, Charlie & Dawn, painted by Daniel Whitely in 1990
    Charlie & Dawn
  • Camp Happiness staff with two boys from our Migration and Refugee Services
    Camp staff with 2 boys from our Migration and Refugee Services
  • From the Journey to Bethlehem Mass - Bishop Roger giving a kiss to Carol Oden
    Bishop Roger Gries & Carol Oden
  • Students in the Continuing Adult Education Program on Halloween
    Students in the Continuing Adult Education Program on Halloween

Catholic Charities Disability Services and Ministries offer persons with disabilities throughout the Diocese of Cleveland opportunities and resources to live life to their potential and to participate fully in Church and society.

Remembering Charlie Reeves – 1957-2014Charlie Reeves birthday

We are sad to inform you that our friend Charlie Reeves passed away on Sunday.  Charlie has been involved with Disability Services for years and was a good friend.   He was very active with our weekend retreat program & with our Saturday class.  He was also a Eucharistic Minister at St Ann’s (Communion of Saints) and at our Journey to Bethlehem Mass.  We’re certain he is at home with Jesus and is enjoying the company of his parents who he missed so much.

We heard from Charlie’s sister, Ruth,  last night.  Here’s part of her message:

“I am sad to say we lost Charlie yesterday. He died peacefully in his sleep. The funeral will be at St. Ann’s of Communion of Saints parish on Friday; the calling hours will be Thursday at Schulte Mahon Murphy – 5252 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst (between Richmond & Brainard) from 3-7.”

The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am on Friday, August 22 at Communion of Saints Parish (St. Ann Church) – 2175 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH  44118.  Click here to read Charlie’s obiturary.

Charlie’s picture hangs in our hall, is on our website and is the cover photo on our Face Book page .  It’s a nice reminder of our friend and the joy that he brought.  He will be missed.

Please remember Charlie, his family & friends in your prayers.

Marilyn & Dennis

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Staff from Camp Happiness Lakewood with Abukar and Muntadher, two campers from Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services

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