Parish Life

BereavementA team of parishioners who offer support and comfort with those who are in bereavement following the death of a loved one.  Funeral luncheons are part of this ministry as a way of offering parish support and comfort to families at the time of death of a loved one. 

Bible Study– group meets on Tuesdays to discuss Little Rock Bible Study booklet that contains studies for books of the bible

Building and Grounds Committee– Members collaborate for parish projects relating to the church and parish grounds

Father Carl Kish Scholarship Fund– Applications for graduating seniors are taken and scholarships are awarded near the end of each school year  

Finance Council –  This committee concerns itself with the financial and stewardship matters of the parish.  It’s purpose is to collaborate with the pastor in the administration of the parish’s funds and to insure fiscal responsibility and appropriate stewardship. 

Good TimersFor parishioners who have reached the golden age of retirement.  The group meets monthly for social activities, fellowship and good times. 

Liturgical Committee – enhances spiritual life and worship through organizing and overseeing activities that impact the liturgical life of the parish.

Marriage Preparation– After meeting with Father Furlong or Father Johnson each engaged couple is assigned an appropriate sponsor couple. This activity includes recruiting sponsor couples and making sure they are trained in the marriage preparation process with the latest material via our local diocese

Music Ministry– The parish choirs and music ministers serve as part of the liturgical ministry and offer their talents and voices in ministry to the parish.

New Parishioner Welcome– Parish Council is notified by the parish office of all new parishioners including name, age, marital status, address, children and employment info.  We reach out to new members with a phone call and welcome letter and info packet about our parish.

Parish CouncilThe chief consultative body of the parish, this group aids the pastor in the administration, planning and leading the parish.  It’s purpose is to collaborate with the pastor in carrying out and promoting the Gospel message and life of Christ.  

Parish Picnic– Held in August on parish grounds and is open to everyone wishing to attend

Prayer Chain– members of prayer chain committee  pray for anyone in need of prayer for any reason.

Quilters – meet once a week to design and sew and quilt a beautiful quilt. Tickets to win are sold throughout the year and winning ticket is picked at the parish picnic.

Rummage Sale- Usually help in April and October.  Donations are taken from around the community

RCIA- The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process for persons interested in becoming fully initiated into the Catholic Church.  Typically begins in the fall of the year and culminates on Holy Saturday.

Sacred Heart Committee – Organizes fund raisers to support our sister parish in Mexico.  The money raised provides scholarships for the children to attend school. 

Safety– The purpose of the St Robert safety committee is to ensure a safe, healthy, and welcoming environment for all worshipers and visitors. The safety committee examines possible barriers to the health and well-being of the St. Roberts parish community and makes recommendations and implements strategies, processes, and physical changes to the buildings and grounds to ensure that everyone is safe on our parish campus. We explore such things as the safety of our celebrant and worshipers during mass and other gatherings, parking concerns, coordination with local fire and law enforcement officials, preparedness of emergency medical supplies such as the AED and first aid kits. We also provide training to volunteer and paid staff in the use of safety equipment and first response protocol in event of emergencies. We participate in diocesan and local safety meetings and activities.

Signing Mass for the Deaf- usually held at a weekend Mass. Check bulletin for time and availability.

Social Concerns- The gathering, reflection and action of men and women who are compelled to work for a more just and equitable community and world. 

St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen– food is prepared and served by parish members once a month to all that come to St. Vincent de Paul dining hall.

Unbound– Guided by faith and rooted in Catholic social teaching invites people or parishes to partner with families to support, encourage and empower them.  St Robert’s currently sponsors a person from Columbia and one from the Phillipines

Vacation Bible School– Held in conjunction with LOAF

55+ –  People single for any reason that meet once a month for social activities, fellowship and good times.


St. Robert Catholic Church

4659 Niles-Cortland Rd.

Cortland, OH 44410

Parish Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday   9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mass Schedule:

Saturday:        6:00 p.m.

Sunday:          8:30 a.m.

Daily Mass:     8:30 a.m. ~ Mon, Wed, & Fri

Holy Days:      see bulletin