St. John of The Cross
Saint John Of The Cross
140 Richmond Rd,
Euclid, Ohio 44143
A Roman Catholic Community
In The Diocese Of Cleveland
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Our parish is now offering a new option for you to use for contributions to the church. Online
Giving is available for those of you who would like to make donations online! Online Giving
is a website provided by Our Sunday Visitor who also prints our envelopes. Online Giving
enables our parish to take advantage of new tools to become more efficient. read more
Online Contribution Program
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
PRAYER NETWORK HOTLINE
216-289-0770 ext. 33
Call and leave a short message regarding your
request. Let us know when your request has been
answered, we can offer prayers of thanksgiving. All
information will kept confidential.
LITURGICAL TRIBUTE FUND
One of the most important things that we do when someone close to us dies is to honor their memory. As a way to
do that, we have started the Saint John of the Cross liturgical Tribute Fund. All money that is donated to this fund in
memory of a love one or friend will be used to purchase items utilized in our worship and help us to do all that we
can to assure that we have what we need to worship well.
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WINDOW LEGACY: Honor your loved one, or
remember a special event with a lasting legacy.
Our Stained Glass Window Legacy Campaign
will offer you the opportunity to dedicate a window
or the Sacred Heart Mosaic. Please pick up a
brochure in the Gathering Area to learn more.
Your Knights of Columbus Council/Helping Others
With over 1.8 million members, the Knights of Columbus has contributed time and energy in service to their
community worldwide. Want to know more? You can visit the Knights at www.kofc.org. For an update on your Knights
of Columbus Council at St. John of the Cross, contact William Knox at 216-965-8693 or Jack Solpa at
216.261.6866. We are here for you and our community at large.
CELEBRATION PLAZA paver options is a wonderful way to “etch” your place in our
parish and your family’s history. Pick up a brochure /order form in the Gathering Area.
Looking for ways to grow closer to Our Lord's Mother through prayer and service to others?
If you are, you may want to consider membership in the Legion of Mary. The Legion is the largest apostolic
organization of lay persons in the Catholic Church. Members of the Legion at St. John of the Cross meet once a
week on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for about one hour and each meeting begins with a Rosary. Legionaries will then
have a weekly assignment. These various assignments in which Legionaries generally work in pairs can involve
bringing our Lord in the Eucharist to the homebound and those in nursing homes as well as visiting and praying
with patients in hospitals. If interested please call Mr. Frank Buda at 440.975.0531.
Sorrow: a characteristic feeling of sadness or distress caused by loss, grief, affliction, disap-pointment, anxiety, or
In the month of May we take up Comforting the Sor-rowful.
Imagine if you were rejected because you had green eyes, or pale skin, or your voice was a bit unusual sounding. Or
have you ever been bullied simply because of what you like to do or what your preferences are? What if you could not
go to a dif-ferent state without being ostracized? And what would you feel if you could not speak the name of God out
loud for fear of death?
Many emotions might emerge in these situations, but it is safe to say that sorrow would always be among them,
especially if this was an ongoing situ-ation. Comforting the sorrowful is, like all works of mercy, a multi-faceted call to
care for others. But in light of the recent document on the Joy of Love writ-ten by Pope Francis, one way to view this
merciful work is to recognize sorrow in others and seek to bring relief. We are asked to put aside differences, to put
an end to judgment, and to simply show com-passion for those who experience sorrow in their lives for any reason.
In the situations mentioned above, imagine just how important it would be to see a friendly, caring face. How much
comfort would it bring to know that there was someone there who was willing to care? Who was willing to see you as
first and foremost a child of God and a brother or sister in Christ? In mercy, we are called to be that face - the face of
Jesus – for those who struggle – regardless of who they are.
Spend some time thinking about who, individuals and groups, in our world might be sorrowful? And who in your own
circles of daily life might fit this cat-egory? Are you contributing to the sorrow, or are you the face of Jesus for them?
What can you do to strengthen your practice of comforting the sorrowful?
HE IS RISEN !
SJOC PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY:
The Prayer Shawl Ministry combinesthe love of knitting and crocheting with
compassion for those in need of comfort and healing. The shawl maker prays for
whomever is to receive the shawl. All of our shawls receive a final blessing by the
group. If you would like to request a prayer shawl for a member of your family or
for a friend, please call the Parish Office at 216.289.0770.
The Sixth Sunday Of Easter
Jesus said to his disciples: "If you love me you will keep my commandments. I
shall ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you for
ever, that Spirit of truth whom the world can never receive since it neither sees nor
knows Him, but you know Him, because He is with you, He is in you. I will not
leave you orphans; I will come back to you."
SECOND BLESSINGS is getting ready for the THIRD annual rummage sale coming this Septem-ber! Second
Blessings is a true testament of our Parish's commitment to Stewardship. The young and the not so young,
coming together in gratitude for the gifts God has given them and joyfully shar-ing them. It was a huge success on
many levels. If you can help out, in any way, with our next sale and would like to join in the fun or would like more
infor-mation please contact Carla Colo at email@example.com.
ALMSGIVING BLESSINGS! Together for the glo-ry of God! Together the generous hearts of SJOC united this
Lenten season to raise $1,730.38 in our Almsgiving outreach for our sister parish in Chac-raseca, Nicaragua.
Padre Tomas and the parish-ioners of the Sacred Heart of Jesus send their heart-felt "muchas gracias" for all the
love, prayers and financial support that has crossed global barriers to empower and raise the hopes of their
struggling community. Your generous Almsgiving offerings will make possible some of the much-needed repairs to
the community/rectory building called the Casa de Coral. Padre Tomas presently lives in a small block house
which offers little relief from the heat of the day. The high ceilings and open structure of the renovated Casa de
Coral will offer Padre relief from the oppressive heat and will provide the additional rectory and community space
needed to minister to the growing needs of his parish family. Pope Fran-cis, in his 2016 Lenten message,
encouraged the faithful to recognize that “the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year is a favorable time to overcome
our existential alienation by listening to God's word and by practicing the works of mercy." The generosity of our
parish family this Lenten season is a reflection of our united response to Pope Francis' Lenten message.
On May 13, 2016, another mission team, including Fr Sal, will be heading to Nicaragua to visit our friends
in Christ in Nicaragua. We will be hand car-rying over 400 rosaries that were donated during Lent to the families of
our sister parish. On previous mission trips, the handing out of the donated rosar-ies has been a very special
experience-one we look forward to again. Special thanks for the gift of your of your donated rosaries. We ask for
your prayerful support for the mission team throughout the week of May 13th-20th. Just a reminder that Padre
To-mas will be returning with the mission team on May 20th and plans to celebrate Mass with us on June 4th & 5th.
Please be sure to save the date and plan to join us, after Mass, for a welcoming reception for Padre Tomas. We
are in need of Spanish-speaking parishioners interested in translating during a Mass or anytime during Padre
Tomas' three week visit. If interested in helping out in any way during Padre's visit, please contact Dale or Marie
George at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dale at 440-343-0329.
The Hands United in Hope and Love ministry ex-tends their sincerest thanks for your continued sup-port of our
global partnership with the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Chacraseca, Nicaragua. Together we are building the
foundation of a global friendship that continues to enrich our faith communities.
The Joy of Love
Pope Francis has released his post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia).
ST. FIACRE Garden Ministry:
Join us for an or-ganizational meeting on Wednesday, April 27 in Meeting Room 6 of the Parish Community
Center (former school) 7-8PM. Consider how you might help beautify the church grounds. Come and share your
ideas; be a part of the planning process. Help is needed in many areas. You can “Adopt-a-Plot”, design a space,
sign-up to work or supervise ser-vice days, or donate supplies (plants, weed control, deer repellant.) All are
welcome. For questions con-tact Bernie Solpa at email@example.com or (216) 261-6866.
Can you or do you know someone who is able to install carpet squares? We have received some beautiful carpet tiles
donated for our former school library. Now we just need to put them in and we will have a beauti-fully transformed
meeting space. If you can help with this project please contact Kay Magri in the parish office.
Don't forget to join us for the Community Meal on Saturday, May 7th in the Gym from 5 to 7:30 p.m All are invited to
share in this free meal to celebrate Mothers' Day and our growing friend-ship with Covenant Baptist Church. Our
neighbors in the community as well as those in need have been invited to eat with us as we celebrate God's love
through a family meal. We will be serving chicken and ham and all the fixings! The food will be fabulous! The
friendship will be amazing! Also, if you are willing to bake something for dessert for the evening, please call the
parish office at 216-289-0770. We are looking for dessert breads, cookies, brownies, and other bars and we would
be grateful for any help with this
ATTENTION LITURGICAL MINISTERS
It is time to prepare the next Liturgical Minister’s Schedule.
The schedule will begin June 4th through Sept. 25th. If you have any special requests/ changes in Mass times at
which you serve, please contact Anita at 216-289-0770
or by email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 23rd