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.
Looking for ways to grow closer to Our Lord's Mother through prayer and service to others?
If you are, you may want to consider membership in the Legion of Mary. The Legion is the largest apostolic
organization of lay persons in the Catholic Church. Members of the Legion at St. John of the Cross meet once a
week on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for about one hour and each meeting begins with a Rosary. Legionaries will then
have a weekly assignment. These various assignments in which Legionaries generally work in pairs can involve
bringing our Lord in the Eucharist to the homebound and those in nursing homes as well as visiting and praying
with patients in hospitals. If interested please call Mr. Frank Buda at 440.975.0531.
Our work of visiting the imprisoned will take place over the next month or so. We will offer our mercy in several ways
that can both educate us and bring our love to those who are literally imprisoned, as well as those who are trying to
put their mistakes behind them.
In the next few weeks, we will have a very special guest speaker join us. The date should be availa-ble next week, as
we are still coordinating with our speaker. Brandon Chrostowski will share with us about his work to help the formerly
incarcerated find meaningful work and a new outlook on life. He is the founder of Edwins Leadership and Restaurant
Institute in Shaker Heights. This fine French estab-lishment not only serves wonderful food to the pub-lic, but it also
trains formerly incarcerated people in the restaurant business – and in ways to stay on track and build a good life.
After Brandon shares his stories and visions with us and helps us to un-derstand the struggles and possibilities that
exist for those who have completed their sentence of impris-onment, we will arrange a date to eat at Edwins, as we
show our mercy to these people who are in need of support and hope. Let us take this oppor-tunity to be educated in
the ways of mercy!
We are also planning to bring hope to those who are literally imprisoned in our local prisons and jails. Through the
Diocese of Cleveland, we are able to be part of a pen pal ministry that has brought com-fort to many men and
women. This ministry only involves writing letters and cards to someone who is incarcerated and seeking a pen pal.
Anonymity and security are built into this ministry, so there is no worry or danger involved. Pen pals will simply share
words of encouragement, written conversa-tion, and prayer. Training and mailing will be pro-vided.
If you are willing to consider this ministry or learn more about it, please call the parish office at 216-289-0770. This is
a great opportunity for those who may be homebound or unable to participate fully in other ministries at the parish.
The effort is small, the opportunity for being creative and sharing is huge, and the rewards are outstanding for
Please join in our efforts to Visit the Imprisoned!
It’s Coming…our 3rd Annual Second Blessings Rummage Sale will be held on September 24th and 25th
this year. What this means is we need YOU! We need you to please remember Second Blessings when you begin
your spring cleaning. You can do-nate your gently used treasures beginning May 14th and know that your past
treasures can be a real gift to someone. Every Saturday from now until August there will be someone to accept
your donations at the South doors of the Parish Community Center from 9am until 1 pm. If you would like to drop
off your items during the week please drive to the first mobile unit behind the Parish Center and place them inside
the building between the hours of 9am until 4pm. A receipt for your donation can be picked up in the Parish Office
during office hours. We also need your help. If you can donate 1 hour or several hours to help sort, organize and
price items that would help ensure another successful event. For more information please email Carla Colo;
email@example.com or call the Parish Office at 216 289-0770.
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE TO WELCOME PADRE TOMAS
THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 4-5th
After all Masses
The Nicaraguans welcomed our Mission Team with such natural warmth and hospitality. Let us welcome
Padre Tomas with that same hospitality as we do with all our visitors.
Ice Cream Social after the Saturday, June 4th 4:00pm Mass
Donuts and coffee after the Sunday, June 5th Masses.
The Joy of Love
Pope Francis has released his post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia).
OUTDOOR MASS AT SHRINE
Beginning June 12th through September 4th 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.
BARNI FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS
St. John of the Cross Parish will be offering aca-demic Scholarships for the 2016-17 school year. The Barni Family
Scholarships will be awarded to students who will be attending a Catholic School in the fall. 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 of application.
2. Parent/student must identify service efforts pro-vided to their school, parish and community.
3. Student must be attending K-12 grade at a Catholic School.
4. Parent/student must write a short essay as de-scribed on the application form.
5. Complete and submit the scholarship application by deadline date.
Applications are available in the Parish Office.
MEMORIAL DAY MASS
Join us on Monday, May 30th for a special Memorial Day Mass at
9:30am. Let us remember those who have given so much for us and
pray for the families who mourn their loss.
This week we return to the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. This
Sunday and next Sunday, however, are designated as solemnities,
special days that call our attention to central mysteries of our faith.
Today, on the first Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This feast invites us to consider
what we believe about God, who has revealed himself to us in the
Trinity—one God in three persons.
Feast of the Holy Trinity
There will be Adoration next week-end after all the Masses for ten minutes, observing
the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus gives himself to us in the
Eucharist as spiritu-al nourishment because he loves us.
ST. FIACRE GARDEN MINISTRY
We have five gardens still available for our “Adopt a Plot” program and 2 gardeners looking for a work partner.
Why not try your hand at gardening and help beautify the parish grounds. Contact: Bernie Solpa at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 261-6866 (evenings).