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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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A new bulletin article will highlight the achievements of alumni
from St. Felicitas, St. Paul & St. John of The Cross Schools. Tell
us about your success story: your career, your family, community
service, etc. eMail your accomplishments to
email@example.com so we can spotlight you or
Notre Dame College
Honors Father Mehok
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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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LENTEN REGULATIONS REGARDING FASTING AND ABSTINENCE:
Our observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5th, a day of fast and abstinence
for Catholics. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of universal fast and
abstinence. Fasting is obligatory for all who have completed their 18th year and have not yet
reached their 60th year. Fasting allows a person to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may
be taken, not to equal one full meal. Abstinence (from meat) is obligatory for all who have
reached their 14th year. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil
(on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord
Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his
Resurrection. Fridays in Lent are obligatory days of complete abstinence (from meat) for all
who have completed their 14th year.
Lenten Opportunities at
Saint John of The Cross
We are looking for a few volunteers to serve on our Building and Grounds Committee. This committee serves as
an advisory subcommittee to our Finance Council. No special skills are necessary just a desire to assist in
planning the current and future needs for the parish grounds and buildings. Experience or interest in landscaping,
construction, engineering, or maintenance helpful. The committee will meet just a few times per year on an as
need basis. For more information please contact the Parish Office 216 289-0770.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: From March 5-April 13th, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life. 40 days of
prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the
public right-of-way outside Preterm at 12000 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland or Family Planning at 54 S. State Street in
Painesville. Please help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d like more information and
especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact John Noall at 216-245-9744 or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Men Looking for a spiritual jump start for lent ? Please join the SJOC Men's Prayer group as we attend the
Catholic Men's Fellowship Of Northeast Ohio annual "Answer the Call" conference at Villa Angela-St Joseph High
School in Cleveland. Saturday, March 22nd conference will be a day of dynamic speakers, music, fellowship and
much more. The conference begins with a light breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and concludes with 4 p.m. Mass celebrated by
Bishop Richard Lennon. Group Registration is $30 (savings of $5). The SJOC Men's Prayer Group will be signing men
up next weekend, March 9-10. If you have questions before March 9-10, feel free to contact Richard Volk
(216)383-6525 or Steve Dreyer 440-781-5001.
AN EVENING OF CONFESSION-MARCH 12TH
The readings today are timeless. They point to the reality of a world with many temptations and promises for a “better
life” on our spiritual journey. Just as many before us here on earth from the time of Adam and Eve, to today, we face
many challenges that keep us from being faithful to God and find ourselves in need of reconciliation with God and with
one another. It is in the Sacrament of Penance that we are able to feel God’s love and mercy. It is an opportunity to feel a
graced moment on our spiritual journey. During the Rite of Penance after we have confessed our sins, received
guidance and a penance from the priest, we receive a blessing and absolution. In that blessing we are reminded that our
sins are forgiven. We are reminded of how much God loves us and we are challenged to do our best to avoid sin and
live in God’s love. Pope Francis reminds us, “Let us not forget this word: God never ever tires of forgiving us… the
problem is that we ourselves tire, we do not want to ask, we grow weary of asking for forgiveness. He never tires of
forgiving, but at times we get tired of asking for forgiveness.” This coming Wednesday, March 12th from 5:00–8:00pm
we all have an opportunity to ask for forgiveness. You are invited to “An Evening of Confession”, an opportunity for
individual confession at any parish church in the Diocese of Cleveland. We encourage you to invite someone you know
to return to church, practice their faith and know they are welcome home.
Join us in building up the Body of Christ and the family of St. John of the Cross Parish.
Together we can do great things!!!!
These ministries are showcased the weekend of March 15-16 Look forward to meeting other ministries in the next month.
Christian Formation Ministries Spiritual Life Ministries Parish School of Religion, Legion of Mary, Youth/Young Adult
Ministry, Men’s Prayer Group, Adult Faith Formation, Women of Faith, Baptism Preparation, Marriage
Enrichment/Pre-Cana, Other Christian Initiation Formation, Caring Cooks, Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts