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Saint John Of The Cross
140 Richmond Rd,
Euclid, Ohio 44143
A Roman Catholic Community
In The Diocese Of Cleveland
est. 2009
216-289-0770
www.saintjohnofthecross.org
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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.
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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 affliction.

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.

For Reflection:
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?
About The Jubilee
ALLELUIA
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."
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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 216-970-0219/cfcolo@gmail.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 marid-alegeo@msn.com 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).
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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 bmas8312@att.net or (216) 261-6866.
Stewardship Opportunity
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.
COMMUNITY DINNER
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 secretary@saintjohnofthecross.org by May 23rd
Thank you.