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Saint John Of The Cross
140 Richmond Rd,
Euclid, Ohio 44143
A Roman Catholic Community
In The Diocese Of Cleveland
est. 2009
216-289-0770
www.saintjohnofthecross.org
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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
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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.
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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 would like to offer a few suggestions for your spring cleaning…..As you begin to put away your winter items consider donating some to our upcoming Rummage Sale! Don’t be overwhelmed by trying to do it all at once. Just tackle it slowly, each room, one at a time. Our theme for June is Kitchen and Housewares. Please remember Second Blessings will begin accepting 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.
email Carla Colo;cfcolo@gmail.com or call the Parish Office at 216 289-0770.
OUTDOOR MASS AT SHRINE
Each Sun-day, through September 4th there will be a 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.
PARISHIONERS IN NEED (P.I.N.) FUND
As followers of Christ, we are called to help our brothers and sisters in need. There is need right here in the Saint John of the Cross community. Through your generosity in recent years, we have maintained a modest fund which has provided emergency assistance to parishioners facing se-vere financial challenges. We call this the P.I.N. Fund. Once again we are asking for your help. We use the money to pay utility bills and groceries for those most needing help. Envelopes will be in the pews next weekend. Please make a donation of cash or check. Checks should be written to Saint John of the Cross and marked for the P.I.N. Fund. Please put the envelope in the offertory basket when you can.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in.”—Matthew 25:35

Thank you for your consideration.
Peace always.....The Social Justice Ministry
Once again, the United States Conference of Cath-olic Bishops is encouraging Catholics across our country to enter into the period of the two weeks leading up to the Fourth of July with a strong focus on prayer, education, and reflection on our first free-dom, freedom of religion. Throughout these two weeks we will share reflections in the bulletin and prayers of the faithful. And on Monday, the Fourth of July, there will be a 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathe-dral of St. John the Evangelist to conclude the 2016 FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM. We hope that a good number of the faithful are able to gather for this Mass, thus highlighting our commitment as a diocese to embrace our Freedoms.
COME AND JOIN US FOR MASS-JULY 4th:
There will be a Mass at 9:30am on Monday, July 4th. Please join in thanking God for the freedom we know in this country and praying that our nation may be always faithful to assuring the freedom of all in our nation.
“the human person has a right to religious freedom.”
This right is founded upon the intrinsic dignity of the human person. From God’s revelation we know that the dignity of human beings resides in their being created in the image and likeness of God. (Gn 1:27)
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP LENNON
What do we mean by religious liberty?
In Catholic teaching, the Second Vatican Council “declared that the human person has a right to reli-gious freedom. This freedom means that all men are to be immune from coercion on the part of indi-viduals or of social groups and of any human pow-er in such wise that no one is to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his own beliefs, whether pri-vately or publicly, whether alone or in association with others, within due limits.” Religious liberty is protected in the First Amendment to the U.S. Con-stitution and in federal and state laws. Religious liberty includes more than our ability to go to Mass on Sunday or pray the Rosary at home; it also en-compasses our ability to contribute freely to the common good of all Americans.
Religious freedom is our American heritage, our most cherished freedom. If we are not free in our conscience and our practice of religion, all other freedoms are fragile. If our obligations and duties to God are impeded, or even worse, contradicted by the government, then we can no longer claim to be a land of the free.

Some current threats to religious freedom in America:
HHS mandate for sterilization, contraception, and abortion inducing drugs.
Mandates for Catholic foster care and adoption services.
State immigration laws.
Discrimination against small church congrega-tions.
Discrimination against Catholic humanitarian services.
Discrimination against Christian students on college campuses.

What is at stake is whether America will continue to have a free, creative, and robust civil society ¡V or whether the state alone will determine who gets to contribute to the common good, and how they get to do it.