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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.
OUTDOOR SHRINE MASS
From May 31st through September 6th there will be a 7:45am Mass at the Outdoor Shrine (weather-permitting). If the
weather is inclement, the 7:45am will be held in the Church. The Sunday 9:00am and 11:00am Masses will be as usual.
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
Christian converts from a Muslim background and Christian migrant workers continue to
be pressured. The state religion is strictly conservative Wahhabi Islam. While Muslims
are free to worship in public, non-Muslim religious groups are restricted to private houses
or designated places. Proselytizing is outlawed and those who criticize Islam are
punished. Conversion from Islam to another religion constitutes apostasy, an offense
which carries capital punishment. Qatar is one of the largest financial supports of Islamic
terrorism; it reportedly supports Islamic rebels in war zones...
Please pray for all Christians who are persecuted.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE 2015
Sundays 1:30–4:00pm During this universal Year of Consecrated Life join in responding to the command of Pope
Francis to “Wake up the World” by connecting personally with religious congregations and participating in this
pilgrimage in order to discover the beauty of our journey to God who is the beginning and end of life’s pilgrimage.
1) Visit any of the religious homes or ministry centers and receive your “Pilgrim Passport.” Travel to other locations to
have your passport stamped. 2) Complete your journey at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. 3)Those who bring
a fully stamped passport to the Cathedral after any Sunday Liturgy, will receive a Year of Consecrated Life
commemorative item. (Visiting 3 or more)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON PSR
As we all enjoy the sunny days of summer, fall and the start of school are still approaching faster than we might wish!
The parish office is currently preparing for our PSR program, and we need your help! First, we may be in need of one
more PSR teacher to help our children grow in faith. This is a very rewarding experience, and the ministry comes with a
promise of any help you might need along the way. If you are interested in learning more about being a catechist this
year, please call the parish office and let us know! PSR: Also, it is now time to begin registering for the 2015-16 PSR
program as well as 2nd grade Sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Communion. All parish families
with children in the PSR age range should receive a letter asking of your intentions for religious education this year,
along with PSR registration information. We ask that all families complete the intention form we are sending, regardless
of your plans. This will help us to serve all of our children well. If you do not receive a letter, please contact the office.
Thank you for your attention to the faith of our children!
BINGO is our largest source of Fundraising Revenue to support our Saint John of the Cross Ministries. All Bingo
proceeds are used to fund the many wonderful ministries here at our Parish. Thank you to those who have
volunteered to help keep Bingo going. The revenue brought in by Bingo is significant, approximately $60,000. We
still need a few more people to help, especially the 2nd Saturday of each month to keep Bingo going. Please
consider giving a few hours of your time to ensure these resources remain available for our ministries.
Call the parish office for more information.
A PIECE OF HISTORY
The Original St. Felicitas stained glass windows are now available
sectioned and remounted and ready to hang! There is a limited
supply. Order forms are in the Gathering Area along with a display.
COME AND CELEBRATE LABOR DAY MASS
Monday, September 7th at 9:30am
LET US TOGETHER JOIN IN
CONSECRATING OUR LABOR TO THE LORD.
ATTENTION LITURGICAL MINISTERS
It is time to prepare the next Liturgical Minister’s Schedule. The schedule will begin in October through January,
2016. If you have any special requests or would like to make changes in Mass times at which you serve etc., please
contact Anita at the Parish Office 216-289-0770 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
by September 14th. Thank You.
Last Sunday, members of our Ministry of Consolation
hosted a fun gathering for the bereaved of the parish on our beautiful grounds. In addition to a picnic lunch, a very
special blessing took place that marked the beginning of another great prayer spot for the entire parish! One of our
talented parishioners, Matt Gricar, constructed a special shrine for our St. Anthony statue that will also be a place of
remembrance for those in the parish who have passed away and those who mourn their passing. The St. Anthony
Shrine is a gift to the entire parish community and we hope you will take time to enjoy it! We would like to express our
gratitude to the Ministry of Consolation for imagining this special place and making it a reality - and for all of the good
things this wonderful ministry does to help those experiencing times of difficulty! Many thanks also to Matt Gricar for
sharing his gifts! The shrine is constructe from pieces of trees found in our woods, and will also be the resting spot for
the commemorative stones that the Ministry of Consolation creates for those who pass and their bereaved, the same
stones that the group prays with each month at their meetings.
With the coming of fall and the start of a new school year, it is also time to begin a new year of religious education
here at St. John of th Cross. Our Parish School of Religion (PSR) program will be starting on September 13th and
with it the beginning of preparing our 2nd graders for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. If you have
not registered for these programs, please do so as soon as possible so that we can prepare for a great year!
There are registration forms on the Stewardship table in the gathering area,
and they can also be picked up at the parish office.
Our Second Blessings Rummage Sale
Flyers are available on the table in the Gathering Space. Please take as many as you like share around our
community. The more people we have attend the more successful our Event will be! Thank you!