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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
In recent years, the position of Christians in Egyptnot only Christian converts from a
Muslim background, but also the large indigenous Coptic community- has become
increasingly under pressure. Muslim Background Believers face severe limitations within
their homes and extended families. Family members might punish converts to
Christianity for abandoning the Islamic faith. In recent years, things have changed,
causing the historical Christian communities to be targeted as well. The kidnapping of
young Christian girls by Islamic extremists is a huge concern.
Please pray for all Christians who are persecuted.
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.
LADIES! SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, after Thanksgiving, November 28, we are going shopping at Grove City. Just $25.00 per lady (16
and over please) for a day of fun. More details to follow.
Bishop Lennon Reflects on the Pope’s Message to America
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ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS STEWARDSHIP AND EVANGELIZATION COMMITTEE
As we have seen this year, Stewardship is an important part of living our faith – it is a way of sharing the gifts that
God has given to us in a way that blesses others. From this follows the idea that our sharing reaches out to the world
to spread the Good News of the Gospel. As good stewards, we may inspire those around us at Mass or in the parish,
and we may also bring love to people in our world that do not have the strong presence of Jesus in their lives. This is
Evangelization, and it is part of the way of life we are called to live as Catholic Christians. We would like to continue
to build a parish community of good stewards who evangelize well, and in order to do so we are forming a St. John of
the Cross Stewardship and Evangelization Committee. If you have thoughts about the way the important messages of
the Gospel can be lived and shared in and through our parish, please consider joining us. Members can be involved
a little or a lot, and all will be a part of developing the mission of the group. If you are interested in knowing more
about this Committee, please contact the parish office
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.
JOIN US FOR THE JOYFULLY GIFTED PARISH RETREAT DAY
ON: Saturday, October 17th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. John of the Cross will offer a retreat to parishioners to help
you discover your spiritual gifts. This retreat, created by the Diocese of Cleveland, has been developed with you in
mind, including Church teachings, prayer and spiritual reflection time, a personal spiritual gifts discernment, and
time to connect with other parishioners and friends. The retreat will include a continental breakfast and a lunch, as
well as all materials. There is no cost for attending but registration is required. Information is available on the
Stewardship table in the gathering area, and also in the parish office. We all have spiritual gifts given to us by God
to be used for the service of others. Let's come together to discover ourselves and each other more deeply!
This retreat is designed for everyone! It is meant for you! Please join us! Additional registration forms are available
on Stewardship Table and in the Parish Office. Questions? Contact: Laura McBride 216-289-0770
Please register by October 12, 2015