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
Web Links for Euclid Catholic Parishes
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.
click for more informaton
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.
Second Blessings is in full swing accepting donations of gently used items for the fall sale. Our theme for July is
“Attic and Basement Treasures”. Sometimes we forget our lost treasures that we are no longer us-ing are in the
attic and basement. Donating items so someone else can now enjoy them is another great way to help our parish!
Please remember Second Blessings will accept your gently used treasures Monday through Friday in our mobile
unit from 9-4 and Saturdays in the Parish Community Center from 9-1. Your past treasures can be a real gift to
someone, and will, at the same time support our parish.
email Carla Colo;email@example.com or call the Parish Office at 216 289-0770.
OUTDOOR MASS AT SHRINE
Join us each Sun-day, through September 4th for our Sunday 7:45am Mass at our
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.
We can all recall times in our lives when we have needed a little mercy, especially from our
loving God. Living and dwelling in God’s forgiveness and mercy should free us and inspire
us to be forgiving and merciful to others. Jesus once said, “Freely you have received, so
freely give.” So the question re-mains, “Where and to whom should we extend mer-cy?” It’s
clear that, as tensions of so many kinds rage throughout our world, mercy should be
some-thing that we practice and encourage daily…when it comes to conversations
surrounding the election in November, discussions about the refugee crisis, ongoing racial
tensions, and so many other press-ing realities in our country and world. This is espe-cially
important in current times in which political rhetoric and public opinion seem to be so
extreme. Let’s challenge ourselves to extend mercy in our world and in our personal lives
as well. This Ex-traordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy reminds us that mercy isn’t just
something that comes from God, not meant to only be received, but freely given as well.
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN:
The safety of our children is a priority here at St. John of the Cross Parish. We participate in a pro-gram VIRTUS,
Protecting God’s Children. This program is for all employees and volunteers work-ing with children in our parish. If
you are new to volunteering with children please call the parish office for more information. The Virtus website has
some very valuable resource information that may be of interest to anyone coming in contact with children, parents
or grandparents, in your work-place, or neighborhoods. If interested in learning more about signs of child abuse or
where to report suspected abuse you can go to: www.virtusonline.org and look under resources.
High School/College students looking for service hours, able to spend a few hours helping out at the parish.
Please call Kay Magri at the parish office.
PARISH SCHOOL OF RELI-GION CLASS
Our Catholic Church has always acknowl-edged that the parents are the primary educators in faith. The adage,
“faith is caught, not taught,” is true especially within the family. Parents teach most effectively by example. Each
family has a right to assistance from the par-ish community in nurturing faith in their home. For children who do
not attend a Catholic School, the PSR Program has been established to help parents in this role. Our Program
includes students Grades K-8 is held on Sundays, 9:30-10:45am. If you wish to register your children,
click for PSR details
A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME THAT.......
Fr. Sal will be turning 50 years young on Saturday, July 30th. May God bless him on this birthday milestone!
HELP THE FEST – WE NEED YOU!
FEST 2016 is just a few weeks away – Sunday, August 7th from 12 noon-10 pm. It’s a day of
faith--family–fun and it’s all for FREE. It’s our 16th Annual Catholic Family FESTival that takes
place on the grounds of Borromeo and St. Mary Seminary (28700 Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe).
For all the de-tails, visit www.theFEST.us. We need your help to make sure this event has
everything you need for a perfect family day! It takes 1,400 volunteers to bring The FEST to
life. Be a part of a GREAT group of people who help us create this wonderful family day. Go
to: www.theFEST.us/volunteer for details. We are also looking for 400 people to sing in the
choir for The FEST Mass which starts at 8 pm. Interested? Go to: www.theFEST.us/choir.