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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.
St. Fiacre Ministry
Several of our parishioners have adopted a small flower garden area around the grounds. In the spring they have
tenderly planted beautiful perennials and annuals to keep our grounds so attractive for all who enter. Many visitors
in the summer attend Mass at our outdoor shine and enjoy the tranquility of its surroundings the Fiacre Ministry has
provided. God has blessed our parish with a beautiful property and the responsibility to maintain its beauty. If you
enjoy the outdoors or gardening please consider joining the Fiacre Ministry April 21st at 6:30pm to learn more
about this wonderful and rewarding ministry. If you are unable to attend but would like more information please call
the Parish Office (216) 289- 0770.
SRW SCHOOL REGISTRATION:
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is now open for children in Preschool through Grade 8. In partnership,
St. John of the Cross and Ss. Robert and William Catholic School are accepting applications for enrollment.
Euclid residents with school age children that would be assigned to Bluestone, Arbor or Shoreview Elementary as
well as Forest Park or Central Middle School may be eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship. For more information or
to set up a Kindergarten screening, please call Maureen Frydl at 216.731.1515 X229 or email@example.com.
Visit www.srwschool.cc to download an application.
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.
(our parish “rummage sale”) will be accepting donated items, which can be dropped off any time between
Mon.-Sat. 9am-2pm at the Parish Community Center (former school). Donated items should have all pieces/parts,
be in good working condition (especially electronics and appliances). All batteries removed, not be broken or
damaged, be free of mildew, mold and pet odor. Clothing must be “Nearly New” (no stains or tears). We can NOT
accept the following items; pianos, organs, batteries/paint/chemicals, broken/ rusted items, baby cribs or car
seats, computer CRT monitors (only flat screen), inkjet printers, entertainment units, TV unless flat screen,
encyclopedias, tires, large upholstered furniture, mattresses/box springs.
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
Although Boko Haram is most often associated with persecution of Christians in
northern Nigeria, the pattern of persecution is much more complex than only killing or
wounding Christians—as well as moderate Muslims—by an Islamic terrorist group. This
is especially so in the 12 northern Sharia states where local government and social
groups leave hardly any space for Christians to live their own lives. The current situation
in Nigeria casts dark clouds ahead with the declaration of a caliphate in northeastern
Nigeria. Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds of girls, boys, and women. Also, the
attacks have left thousands homeless.
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)
Save the Date for Our SJOC Summer Picnic!
We will celebrate our community with a summer picnic on Sunday, July 19th, after the
11:00am Mass. We will be firing up the grills! Burgers and hot dogs will be provided.
Along with ice cold lemonade and water. If your last name begins with A-L, please bring a
dessert to share. If you last names begins with M-Z, bring a salad to share. Come and
reconnect with old friends, or meet someone new, and help build the community spirit of
our parish! No RSVP required, just come join the fun!
COMMUNITY GARDENS – Are you Interested?
If you have an interest in growing produce, meeting new friends or just helping to explore the possibility of a St. John
of the Cross Community Garden, please call the parish office.
Fortnight of Freedom and Christian Persecution
As we approach the 4th of July when we celebrate our freedom here in the United States, it is important to remember
just how unique and special that freedom is. As we have learned, people are persecuted throughout the world for their
religion, race, and many other things. The period of two weeks before July 4th is designated by the U.S. Bishops as a
special time for prayer for freedom throughout our world. Please add this to your prayers in the hopes of someday
living in a world where all people are free to live in peace with their Godgiven rights. For more information on the
Fortnight of Freedom, visit the Diocese of Cleveland website or check out our table in the gathering area.
JOIN US FOR SONRISE NATIONAL PARK VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
at SS. Robert-William Parish, July 20-24th; 9am-12pm Grades K-6. The cost is $25 per child with a maximum of $40
per family. Financial help is available for those that need it. Join in the fun as we combine learning about our faith
through scripture in a creative way. As kids explore the wonders of God’s gift of nature, they will also develop a
deeper understanding of “who” Jesus is and “why” they need Him through five selected Bible verses. Registration
forms are available at the Parish Office.