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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.
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
The Constitution declares that Islam is the state religion and Sharia Law is the source of
all legislation. There is some religious freedom for foreigners, but proselytization is
prohibited. Muslims are forbidden to convert to another religion. Yemenis who leave
Islam may face the death penalty. Christian converts from Islam face persecution to such
a degree that they need to live in secret. Missionary activities by expatriates have led to
detentions and deportation. 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)
BARNI FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
St. John of the Cross Parish will be offering two academic Scholarships for the 2015-16 school year. The Barni
Family Scholarships will be awarded to students who will be attending a Catholic School in the fall. Minimum
amount of each scholarship awarded will be $2,000. Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the school to be
credited toward the student’s tuition. Persons applying for a scholarship must meet all of the following requirements:
1. Parent/Guardian of student must be an active
member of St. John of the Cross Parish at the time
2. Must identify service efforts provided to their
school, parish and/or community.
3. Student must be attending K-12 grade at a
4. Write a short essay as described on the application
5. Complete and submit the scholarship application
by deadline date.
Applications are available in the Parish Office
PASTORAL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS
St John of the Cross Parish is seeking nominees for Parish Pastoral Council to replace those who will rotate off
Council as their terms expire. A normal term of service is three (3) years. These nominations begin the discernment
process for Parish Pastoral Council members and, while it is probable that more people will be nominated than will
ultimately join the Council, your recommendations are an essential part of the process. Nomination forms will be
available in the gathering area this weekend. Please use these forms to nominate yourself or another whom you feel
could serve the parish well in this capacity. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU
During the summer months, the office is busy preparing for the coming year. As we consider spiritual and faith
formation plans, we would love to hear what you think, and what you would like to see done this year. Our goal is to
help you to grow in your faith in the ways you most want and need. There will be a questionnaire available on the
Stewardship table for the next few weeks that will help guide you in giving us your thoughts. Please take one and
spend a few moments giving us your ideas and wishes. Or just send an email or discuss with Laura McBride
whenever you have a chance.
Although the Assumption is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, there will still be a
Mass, Saturday, August 15th at 9:30am. The dogma recognizes the Blessed Virgin
Mary's singular participation in her Son's Resurrection by which she was taken up
body and soul into heavenly glory, when the course of her earthly life was finished.
There are only 22 days left to donate items for the Second Blessings Sale. August 22nd will be the last day we
can accept items for the September Sale! It takes many days and many hands to sort, organize and display the
beautiful treasures we receive. If you have not yet gone through your gently used treasures please do so now before
it is too late! Donated items should: - Have all pieces/parts - Be in working condition (especially electronics and
appliances) - All batteries removed - Not be broken or damaged (e.g. leg/arm cracked off) - Be free of mildew,
mold, and pet odor - Be free of significant stains, tears, rips, or threadbare fabric - Be an item you would be
comfortable donating for someone to use in their home, basement, college dorm, etc.
We can NOT accept the following items:
- Pianos, organs
- Batteries / Paint / Chemicals
- Broken / Rusted Items
- Bulk Boxes of Mixed Hardware
- Baby Cribs (unless new)
- Computer CRT monitors (only flat screen)
- Inkjet printers unless new
- Console Stereos / Entertainment Units
- TV's unless they are flat screen
- Commercial Racks or Shelving
- Counters / Display Cases
- Encyclopedias/Desk Reference/
Magazines /Text books
- Large Metal Desks
- Particle Board Furniture
- Refrigerators / Freezers / Dehumidifiers
- Curtain Rods / Shades / Blinds