Entries by Trena Marks Pacetti

Straying from the Bunny: Celebrating Holy Week with Children

We have some annual traditions and things we try every so often to emphasize with our three children the true reason for Lent and the Easter Season.

Trena Marks Pacetti

Trena Marks Pacetti and her husband Augie, both graduates of John Carroll University, have three children and reside in North Olmsted, Ohio just outside Cleveland. Their travels throughout several impoverished countries in Central and South America have deeply affected the way they raise their children. They are both former high school teachers, always looking for ways to help others see the world beyond borders, both local and global. Trena volunteers for Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services of Cleveland and their family mentors two refugee families from Nepal. She is currently the Confirmation Coordinator at St. Angela Merici Parish and serves as the parish’s Social Justice Commission chair.

Giving Up Violence for Lent – Can We Do It?

Try being a peacemaker this Lenten season, and keep a keen eye on the many ways our culture encourages violence, especially among boys (just page through a toy catalog). Ask God for the grace to promote Jesus’ peace, the peace the world cannot give, the peace that allowed him to endure the mocking, the scourging, the profound pain of the cross, with the words, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

Trena Marks Pacetti

Trena Marks Pacetti and her husband Augie, both graduates of John Carroll University, have three children and reside in North Olmsted, Ohio just outside Cleveland. Their travels throughout several impoverished countries in Central and South America have deeply affected the way they raise their children. They are both former high school teachers, always looking for ways to help others see the world beyond borders, both local and global. Trena volunteers for Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services of Cleveland and their family mentors two refugee families from Nepal. She is currently the Confirmation Coordinator at St. Angela Merici Parish and serves as the parish’s Social Justice Commission chair.