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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.
Around the world, the persecution of Christians is becoming more and more prevalent and
public. After hearing of a Pennsylvania priest's efforts to create awareness of the problem by
wearing the orange that has become associated with the execution of Christians by Muslim
extremists, Fr. Sal Ruggeri decided to take action at St. John of the Cross Parish. So on
Sunday, April 26th, the campaign to create awareness of this deadly persecution was
launched by offering orange ribbons and wristbands at Mass and by encouraging
parishioners to wear these items and spread the word. Each Sunday, the parish bulletin
contains information about one of the countries on the Watch List, where persecution is the
worst in the world, and at all Sunday Masses the intentions include prayers for that country.
And the parish Social Justice Commission has taken up the cause as well, helping to prepare
the prayer petitions and seeking other ways to take action.
All Catholics are called to promote justice in the world through prayer and action. In support of
our persecuted brothers and sisters, let us learn, pray, and act to remember the needs of
those who suffer in the many places where Christians are not welcome.
To read Fr. Sal's Pastoral Letter on the Persecution of Christians, click here
For more information, the Watch List, a monthly prayer calendar, visit opendoorsusa.com.
St. John of the Cross Joins the Battle to Create Awareness
of the Global Persecution of Christians
OPEN DOORS WORLD WATCH LIST
Tensions between moderate and radical Islamic elements in Jordanian society are on
the increase, under influence of the Arab uprisings and civil war in Syria. Tribal
antagonism is clearly mixed with Islam. Jordanian society is multi-ethnic a phenomenon
which is also reflected by the monarchy. Jordan hosts large groups of refugees, mostly
from Iraq and Syria, which leads to economic, political and religious pressure and are a
potential destabilizing factor. The number of Christians in the country has been declining
for half a century. For a long time, Jordan has been one of the most liberal countries of
the region in terms of freedom of religion. However, the tide seems to be turning against
Christians, especially for Christian converts from a Muslim background (MBBs) who
suffer the most persecution.
Please pray for all Christians who are persecuted.
JOIN US AS WE CONNECT OUR FAMILIES! Do you know the names of the
people sitting around you? Help us to build a tool that will put names with faces.
Be a part of our new family directory program. We need YOU to make our new
family album complete! Life Touch photographers will be here November
17-28th. Each family photographed will receive a free 8x10 portrait and free
directory. Appointment signups will begin the weekend of October 17-18th or
register online- click here. For more information please call the parish office.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD A LIFECHANGING ADVENT?
Have you ever had a really memorable Advent? More importantly, have you ever had a life-changing Advent? Do
something life -changing this year. Sign up for Best Advent Ever. All you need is a computer, internet access, and
an email account. Beginning the first Sunday of Advent (November 29), you will receive daily emails with either a
short 1-2 minute video, an inspirational quote, or coaching that will help you live out the great works of mercy
during the Advent season.
click here to sign-up free
VOLUNTEER THANK YOU CARDS
We are hoping to acknowledge our volunteers in a very special way during November, and we are hoping you can
help. Every one of us, whether we have thought about it or not, has benefitted from someone in our parish giving of
themselves. We are hoping you will take the time to thank them. We will have a table set up in our gathering
arealease take a moment to fill out a card to thank a group in our parish or an individual who
shares their gifts with our parish.
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.
ADVENT COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE
Let Us Join Together to Celebrate God's Mercy! As we begin the season of Advent and in anticipation of the
Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, St. John of the Cross Parish, together with Ss. Robert and William Parish, will
celebrate our annual Advent Communal Reconciliation Service here at St. John of the Cross on Monday evening,
November 30th, at 6:30 p.m. We will join together in prayer, seeking the peace that comes with the endless mercy
of our God, and will also have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please join us in receiving
God's forgiveness and grace as we begin to look forward to the coming of Emmanuel -
God's most precious act of love and mercy for us.
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS
will be at 9:30am on Thursday, November 26th. This is an opportunity for our St. John
of the Cross Family to gather to offer our prayers of gratitude for all of God’s blessings
in our community this past year.
Did you know that Scouting is part of our Youth Program here at St. John of the Cross? Our parish charters Boy
Scout Troop 367 and has been doing so for many years. The Boy Scouts of America is an educational resource
program. It fosters young men to become trustworthy, loyal, helpful, etc. etc. Behind these youth are committed
volunteers who share those same traits. Volunteering has always been the very bedrock of the Scouting
program. If you have an interest in helping this troop or other scouting volunteer opportunities please contact
Mike Colo (216) 970-1078.