- November 1 CARA Data gives First Friday Club of Cleveland snapshot of Catholics in America Catholics in America are on the move, with their numbers more equally distributed across the country than in 1950, when most lived in the Northeast and Midwest. They also account for about one-fourth of the population in the United States and have the highest retention rate among the large religions.
- October 4 Panel Shares Information on Opioid Crisis at First Friday Club of Cleveland Attendees at the First Friday Club of Cleveland program on Oct. 4 heard a discussion of the opioid abuse epidemic from a variety of perspectives and learned that substance abuse remains a major issue locally and beyond.
- September 6 Cleveland Central Catholic High School is a gem in Cleveland’s inner city Hundreds of people interested in the future of Catholic education in Northeast Ohio attended a talk by Leo P. Hyland, president of Cleveland Central Catholic High School, on Sept. 6 at the monthly meeting of the First Friday Club of Cleveland.
- August 2 – Executives discuss faith and the workplace at the First Friday Club of Cleveland A trio of successful Catholic businessmen shared insights on their faith and the role it plays in their personal and professional lives at the Aug. 2 First Friday Club of Cleveland lunch program at The City Club.
- July 2 – A reflection of kitchen table faith by Fathers Dave, Mike and Tom Woost at the First Friday Club of Cleveland
The table for lunch at the First Friday Club of Cleveland was set for approximately 150 guests at The City Club on June 27. Leading the conversation were Fathers Michael, David and Thomas Woost with their presentation of Kitchen Table Faith: Family, Vocation and Pope Francis’ Holiness Challenge.
- May 3 – Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus topic of First Friday Club talk
A full-house audience at the May 3 meeting of the First Friday Club of Cleveland heard St. Ignatius High School President Father Ray Guiao, S.J., offer his reflections on one of the Catholic Church’s most enduring devotions, that of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
- April 5 – First Friday Club of Cleveland attendees ‘encounter’ Shroud of Turin
If there was no resurrection and our teaching is not true, then we should go home, Sister Maximilian Marie Garretson, OP told attendees at the April 5 First Friday Club of Cleveland lunch program.
- March 1 – Deacon Dave Kushner discusses permanent diaconate at First Friday Club of Cleveland
“Deacons bring the Church to the poor and the poor to the Church,” Deacon Dave Kushner told the First Friday Club of Cleveland at its March 1 lunch meeting at The City Club in downtown Cleveland. His presentation, “Honoring Our Deacons,” coincided with the 50th anniversary of the permanent diaconate in the United States.