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
Web Links for Euclid Catholic Parishes
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.
click for more informaton
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.
Second Blessings is in full swing accepting donations of gently used items for the fall sale. Our theme for July is
“Attic and Basement Treasures”. Sometimes we forget our lost treasures that we are no longer us-ing are in the
attic and basement. Donating items so someone else can now enjoy them is another great way to help our parish!
Please remember Second Blessings will accept your gently used treasures Monday through Friday in our mobile
unit from 9-4 and Saturdays in the Parish Community Center from 9-1. Your past treasures can be a real gift to
someone, and will, at the same time support our parish.
email Carla Colo;email@example.com or call the Parish Office at 216 289-0770.
OUTDOOR MASS AT SHRINE
Join us each Sun-day, through September 4th for our Sunday 7:45am Mass at our
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.
It is important, every once in a while, to step back and assess how we are doing. Last
November, Pope Francis called for a very special year with a very special focus, namely,
Mercy. What a tremen-dous chance for us to focus on living the life that Jesus calls us to
live, and to not only accept God’s mercy in our lives, but share God’s mercy as well. As this
Year of Mercy is almost 2/3 over, maybe it is important for each of us to ask how this year,
called by Pope Francis, has impacted our lives, changed our attitudes, opened our hearts
to greater mercy in our lives and in the lives of others. Here at SJOC, we have offered
many opportunities, each month, to take part in an outreach effort, be part of a prayer
experience, educate ourselves about a particular issue, or some other way, to provide you
with some of what you may need to live out the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN:
The safety of our children is a priority here at St. John of the Cross Parish. We participate in a pro-gram VIRTUS,
Protecting God’s Children. This program is for all employees and volunteers work-ing with children in our parish. If
you are new to volunteering with children please call the parish office for more information. The Virtus website has
some very valuable resource information that may be of interest to anyone coming in contact with children, parents
or grandparents, in your work-place, or neighborhoods. If interested in learning more about signs of child abuse or
where to report suspected abuse you can go to: www.virtusonline.org and look under resources.
I hope that you have cho-sen to take part in something that has allowed you to fully LIVE this year of mercy, and that
you have been richly blessed by your experience. I encour-age you to continue to look for the opportunities of-fered in
the future and either continue to be, or begin to be truly involved in this wonderful, grace-filled year that Pope Francis
has called us to be a part of. God’s grace and mercy, available to each of us, and something that we are all called to
share, is certainly something to celebrate. For the remain-der of this Year of Mercy and beyond, may we ALL be
challenged to be merciful as the Father is merci-ful…for when we are, we become ever more like Christ.
The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy
To feed the hungry
To give drink to the thirsty
To clothe the naked
To shelter the homeless
To care for the sick
To visit the imprisoned
To bury the dead
The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy
Admonish the sinner
Instruct the ignorant
Counsel the doubtful
Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently
Forgive all injuries
Pray for the living and the dead
High School/College students looking for service hours, able to spend a few hours helping out at the parish.
Please call Kay Magri at the parish office.
PARISH SCHOOL OF RELI-GION CLASS
Our Catholic Church has always acknowl-edged that the parents are the primary educators in faith. The adage,
“faith is caught, not taught,” is true especially within the family. Parents teach most effectively by example. Each
family has a right to assistance from the par-ish community in nurturing faith in their home. For children who do
not attend a Catholic School, the PSR Program has been established to help parents in this role. Our Program
includes students Grades K-8 is held on Sundays, 9:30-10:45am. If you wish to register your children,
click for PSR details