40 DAYS for LIFE
From September 23 through November 1 you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life-40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Preterm, 12000 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, Planned Parenthood, 25350 Rockside Road, Bedford Heights or Family Planning, 54 South State Street, Painesville. Please help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d like more information about this or if you’d like to volunteer, contact John Noall or Monica Vlatz for more information.
October is Right to Life Month. Look for all the events in next week’s bulletin and on the bulletin board in the Gallery the first week in October.
HAVE YOU LOST A LOVED ONE?
We who are members of the parish community of St. Justin Martyr know that you experienced the loss of someone very special in your life…
We joined with you in celebrating the life God gave us and them.
We have held you in prayer as you began to embrace the pain of your loss.
We believe that healing is possible when we really understand what grief is and how it affects us, when we open ourselves to the love and support of others who know our pain themselves, and when we open ourselves to God’s love.
Because we remember, we invite you to a series of gatherings designed to support those experiencing grief at this time. The sessions will be from 7:30pm to approximately 9:00pm on six consecutive Wednesdays (October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18 and 25) at the home of Joe Chabail, 617 St. Lawrence Blvd., Eastlake. Phone: 440-951-1663.
Because we celebrate God-given life while on earth and trust in God’s promise of a new life after death, we extend this personal invitation to you: Please come to these gatherings and meet others whose lives have been touched deeply and changed forever by the loss of a loved one.
Because we believe that God can and does work through His people, we encourage you to say “Yes” to this invitation to walk the journey from grief to hope with others who will be gentle with your feelings and understanding of your fears.
Because of the sensitive nature of the discussions, the format of each session, and our desire to provide a warm and relaxing environment, we will limit the size of each group to 12 people. However, we will form as many groups as necessary to accommodate all who wish to participate. Please call Joe Chabail with questions, concerns, doubts. We are sincerely interested in helping you get through this confusing and highly emotional time. Please RSVP by October 9 by calling 440-951-1663 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number.
We look forward to seeing you on October 21, 2015.
Father Kevin M. Liebhardt, Pastor (440-946-1177)
Joseph Chabail, Coordinator of Bereavement Ministry (440-951-1663)
SJM TODDLER TIME
Toddler Time is a one hour program designed for 2 year olds along with their parent, guardian or caretaker to experience a positive learning environment while having fun.
The curriculum is designed to encourage a child’s developmental growth by enhancing communication, auditory,
motor and social skills. The program includes: prayer, story time, music, movement and arts & crafts.
will be on Saturday, October 24 from 6:00-8:00PM in Lambur Hall. Please enter through the main school doors. Plan on joining us and tell your neighbors, relatives and friends. All ages are encouraged to dress in costume. Our Halloween costume contests will begin at 7:30PM. Prizes will be awarded to both children and adults.
Volunteers of all ages are needed for the games, haunted house and craft room. Please e-mail Karen Supanick, email@example.com or Beth Rossetti, firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for more information.
Cost this year is $3.00 per person, $10.00 per family, (2 adults 5 children) additional children $1.00. Sign-up sheets are in the gallery.
Flyer with early registration can be found by clicking "more" below.
FALL BIBLE STUDY
A new Bible Study Session will begin on “Eucharist in Scripture” from October 7 to November 18. Cost of the study book is $15. The meeting time is 7:30-9:30pm in the Church Meeting Room. The deadline to register is September 30, so register today! For any questions contact Nancy, 951-7141
JUST IN FUN FASHION SHOW
If you like to explore the latest in fall and holiday fashions, come join us at St Justin Martyr’s 4th Annual “Justin in the Mood for Fashion” Show on October 11, 2015 in St Justin’s Lambur Hall. Dress Barn will be featuring the latest in fashions geared to the young adults and the young at heart. A delicious hot lunch will be served and you will have an opportunity to participate in a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle and our famous $5 Frenzy Table. Our doors open at 12:30 pm and the cost for this afternoon of fun and excitement is only $15 per person. Don’t be left out as reservations will be accepted thru October 1st. Sign-up forms are located on St Justin’s site (www.stjustin.net) and in the church lobby. If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Doyle at 440-942-3391.
HOMEWARD BOUND LISTENING SESSION
Homeward Bound Listening Session
A chance for inactive Catholics to be heard!
A Listening Session can be the first step in being reunited with the Catholic Church. Participants will experience a compassionate, non-judgmental place to express their struggles and desires regarding the Catholic Church. It is an opportunity to be heard. You can voice your questions, concerns and apprehensions about the Catholic Church together with others seeking answers and direction.
The Listening Session will be sponsored by Homeward Bound, a ministry of St. Justin Martyr Parish which reaches out to inactive or alienated Catholics. It is at the service of those who are not currently active in the life of the parish for whatever reason but who seek to return to full participation.
On Tuesday, October 6th a Listening Session will be hosted members of the Homeward Bound Ministry and Charles Hunt, Director of Religious Education for St. Justin Martyr Parish. It will be held in the school’s ATR at 7:00pm with refreshments.
If you are an inactive Catholic, Listening Sessions are your chance to:
• clear up confusion
• find answers
• jump hurdles
• grind an axe
• address issues
• confront fears
• heal hurts
For more information please contact Ron Mona at email@example.com or Charles Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY—CHURCH & OFFICE RENOVATION
When the Rooted in Faith campaign began in 2013, we committed to utilize a portion of the funds raised to renovate the church’s worship space. The time has come to begin work on upgrading the chairs, refurbishing pews, painting walls, etc. We also need to plan for future building improvements. Anyone interested in becoming part of a committee to help guide these renovations is asked to submit your name and contact information to David Rossetti at email@example.com or 330-554-8283 by October 1 or contact the Parish Office, Attn: David Rossetti.
For additional information about St. Justin Martyr Church construction, please refer to Domus Ecclesiae document by clicking "more" below
BUILT OF LIVING STONE
Along with Domus Ecclesia, learn more about the Construction of Church Buildings by clicking "more" below
SPAGHETTI DINNER, NOVEMBER 7
St. Justin Martyr is joining Immaculate Conception to raise funds for the bus for "March for LIfe 2016" See the flyer by clicking "more". Tickets are available at the Parish Office. Take out tickets available also. You can call and reserve yours, 440-946-1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next Confirmation and Fresh Faith session will be held on October 18 at 6:00PM enter through the ATR door.
2016 Forms are available under "Parish Forms" or by clicking "more" below
FRESH Faith 2016
All 9th graders interested in making their Confirmation in the 10th grade need to participate in Fresh Faith. Forms and more information are below by clicking "more".
Our next Confirmation and Fresh Faith session will be held on October 18 at 6:00PM enter through the ATR door.
PAPAL VISIT TO AMERICA
With as many as 150 nations represented, the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 will bring together generations, different cultures and various socio-economic groups as well as families from multiple faith traditions. Whether Catholic or of another faith tradition, all will join together to reaffirm the families importance as the cornerstone of our global society.
Sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family and the host diocese, each World Meeting has its own unique theme. The theme for Philadelphia is “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.” The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is a six-day international event and celebration that draws participants from around the globe
The Congress – scheduled for Tuesday, September 22 through Friday, September 25, 2015 – will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PACC) and is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to participate in cross-cultural dialogue and prayers during daily Mass, devotions and breakout sessions.
The closing events of the Eighth World Meeting of Families take place on Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, September 27 when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia. These events include the Festival of Families, an intercultural, multi-faith celebration of family life around the world, which will be held on the evening of Saturday, September 26, and a Papal Mass to be held during the afternoon of Sunday, September 27.
All the information is on the website, worldmeeting2015.org
For a very important reading, "Love is our Mission", click on "more" below
ST. JUSTIN MARTYR PRESCHOOL
St. Justin Martyr Preschool provides a creative learning environment for young children. Education research indicates that these early years are crucial for learning and, in fact, form the basis for future learning. Interaction with other children and adults, in an atmosphere of Christian love and concern, promotes the healthy development of each child. Learning experiences and play activities encourage spiritual, intellectual, social, language and physical development.
SJM Preschool goals are to:
Foster a warm Catholic Christian environment
Develop effective attitudes and values for life
Encourage academic growth through a sound curriculum and a strong instructional program
Become aware that he/she is a child of God and grow in His love.
Pamphlet with more information and registration form are available by clicking "more" below.
HELPING HANDS NEEDS
While you're shopping we are in need of Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, boxed potatoes and jello.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Readings for the Week of October 4, 2015
Sunday: Gn 2:18-24/Heb 2:9-11/Mk 10:2-16 or 10:2-12
Monday: Jon 1:1--2:2, 11/Lk 10:25-37
Tuesday: Jon 3:1-10/Lk 10:38-42
Wednesday: Jon 4:1-11/Lk 11:1-4
Thursday: Mal 3:13-20b/Lk 11:5-13
Friday: Jl 1:13-15; 2:1-2/Lk 11:15-26
Saturday: Jl 4:12-21/Lk 11:27-28
Next Sunday: Wis 7:7-11/Heb 4:12-13/Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27
Readings for the Week of October 11, 2015
Sunday: Wis 7:7-11/Heb 4:12-13/Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27
Monday: Rom 1:1-7/Lk 11:29-32
Tuesday: Rom 1:16-25/Lk 11:37-41
Wednesday: Rom 2:1-11/Lk 11:42-46
Thursday: Rom 3:21-30/Lk 11:47-54
Friday: Rom 4:1-8/Lk 12:1-7
Saturday: Rom 4:13, 16-18/Lk 12:8-12
Next Sunday: Is 53:10-11/Heb 4:14-16/Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45
Readings for the Week of October 18, 2015
Sunday: Is 53:10-11/Heb 4:14-16/Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45
Monday: Rom 4:20-25/Lk 12:13-21
Tuesday: Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21/Lk 12:35-38
Wednesday: Rom 6:12-18/Lk 12:39-48
Thursday: Rom 6:19-23/Lk 12:49-53
Friday: Rom 7:18-25a/Lk 12:54-59
Saturday: Rom 8:1-11/Lk 13:1-9
Next Sunday: Jer 31:7-9/Heb 5:1-6/Mk 10:46-52
Readings for the Week of October 25, 2015
Sunday: Jer 31:7-9/Heb 5:1-6/Mk 10:46-52
Monday: Rom 8:12-17/Lk 13:10-17
Tuesday: Rom 8:18-25/Lk 13:18-21
Wednesday: Eph 2:19-22/Lk 6:12-16
Thursday: Rom 8:31b-39/Lk 13:31-35
Friday: Rom 9:1-5/Lk 14:1-6
Saturday: Rom 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29/Lk 14:1, 7-11
Next Sunday: Rv 7:2-4, 9-14/1 Jn 3:1-3/Mt 5:1-12a
Readings for the Week of November 1, 2015
Sunday: Rv 7:2-4, 9-14/1 Jn 3:1-3/Mt 5:1-12a
Monday: Wis 3:1-9/Rom 5:5-11 or 6:3-9/Jn 6:37-40
Tuesday: Rom 12:5-16b/Lk 14:15-24
Wednesday: Rom 13:8-10/Lk 14:25-33
Thursday: Rom 14:7-12/Lk 15:1-10
Friday: Rom 15:14-21/Lk 16:1-8
Saturday: Rom 16:3-9, 16, 22-27/Lk 16:9-15
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 17:10-16/Heb 9:24-28/Mk 12:38-44 or 12:41-44
FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
Called to Protect Parent Meeting
It is a sad reality that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 8 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. We as parents can help change this by learning the signs of abuse, acting on these signs and teaching our children how to protect themselves. That is the purpose of the Called to Protect Program. The diocese of Cleveland and its parishes implement various programs to protect children from sexual abuse. The Called to Protect program complements existing programs such as VIRTUS, extending its audience to parents, children and all adults. A parent/adult education session will be held in the school’s ATR Room on Monday, October 12 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. Parents of children who belong to St. Justin Martyr Parish are strongly encouraged to attend as are all concerned adult parishioners. To R.S.V.P.& for more information please contact Charles Hunt at (440) 946-3287 or email@example.com.
Parish School of Religion
PSR CLASSES HAVE STARTED! Children whose registration forms are received hereafter will be placed in classes the following week and be required to pay a late fee. Forms are in the church gallery and can be returned to the church office. Children in grades 1-8 who attend public schools are expected to participate in PSR classes. Classes are held weekly on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15pm, through the school year in the parish’s school building. If you have questions regarding SJM PSR, please contact the Religious Education Office at 946-3287 or firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Justin Martyr Parish School of Religion is at the service of parents, assisting them in the important task of handing on the Catholic Faith to their children. Children who attend public schools are required to attend PSR classes. The goal of PSR is to form children as disciples of Jesus by developing their understanding of Christian doctrine, encouraging a Christian moral life, inviting them to worship and prayer in Catholic liturgy, and orienting them toward service.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults—RCIA
The RCIA process primary for the following 3 groups:
Unbaptized: persons who have never been baptized and who need a process to help them grow in awareness to God's call to conversion as well as ways to respond to that call. They are considered catechumens.
Baptized in Another Christian Church: Those who were baptized into another Christian denomination and wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. They are considered candidates. For baptized Christians interested in possibly joining the Catholic Church, the process will vary depending upon the depth on one's religious and spiritual readiness.
Baptized but Uncatechized Catholic Adults: persons who were baptized as infants and not given any religious instruction in the Catholic faith. These adults will be prepared to celebrate the sacraments of penance, confirmation and Eucharist. They are also considered candidates.
RCIA sessions began on Thursday, September 3rd. If you or someone you know are interested in joining the Catholic Church at St. Justin Martyr, speak with Fr. Kevin, a team member or contact the RCIA coordinator, Charles Hunt at 440-946-3287 or email@example.com At St. Justin, the RCIA program begins in the fall and includes weekly meetings held on Thursdays. Parishioners are invited to offer a weekly Rosary for the intention of increasing the membership of St. Justin Martyr Church. Our prayers, example and welcoming outreach will foster growth in our parish.
VOCATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS
Vocations at the Crossroads
The following parishioners are scheduled to receive the cross during the month of September:
Week of September 5-6: Mary Ellen Reed
Week of September 12-13: Newland Family
Week of September 19-20: Therese Kovar
Week of September 16-27: Kevin & Kris Crews
If anyone cannot make their week, please call Loretta Vanagas at 942-7396. Thank you for your time and prayers. Thank you to all who pray in this special way for vocations. We are in need of those to pray in December. Please call the parish office, 946-1177 or 942-7396. The traveling bag may either be picked up at the parish office over the weekend or received during the mass you plan on attending.
LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHEDULE FALL
Schedules for Fall are available in the Gallery. You can also download it below.
Be sure to turn your forms in for the next scheduling. They are available under Parish Forms.
PRE-BAPTISM CLASS, DECEMBER 2, 2015
From 7:00-9:30pm in the Andrew Trubisky Room of the school. Participation is required for BOTH parents who are planning to have their first child baptized. Please call the Parish Office to register, 946-1177 by December 2, 2015 or e-mail the Parish Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Thank you to all those who donated to the Ministry, your donations keep our Ministry going!
Do you like to knit or crochet? Would you like to learn to knit or crochet? Our Prayer Shawl Ministry makes shawls and lap pads for those in need due to emotional or physical difficulties.
If you need more information call the Parish Office, 440-946-1177. Prayer Shawls are always available for pick up at the office. Forms are in the Parish Office or the Gallery.
ELEMENTARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FORMS
Welcome students and parents!
St. Justin Martyr Parish is committed to the support of families seeking Catholic education and to the support of
the Catholic schools providing the opportunity for Catholic education. We will financially support active parish
families by paying the parish subsidy for the school and by offering needs-based tuition grants to help families
afford Catholic education. You do not need to leave SJM Parish to attend another Catholic school.
All students attending Catholic Elementary Schools are required to fill out the Catholic Elementary School Enrollment Form and return to St. Justin Martyr Parish Office.
Please click "more" below for the following information:
+Parish Enrollment Form
+PSAS Student Aid Form
CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL
Whether you have been a donor in the past, have missed a few years, or have never given, your participation at any level, small or large, will have a profound impact. and needy.
Please give your financial support to the Catholic Charities Annual Appeal.
Click on "more" below to find out more information and to make your donation.
Pope Paul VI wrote “…from the very way in which the celebration (of the Mass) is organized, the Church should be seen to consist of different orders and ministries.” This tells us that we need to hear the voice of God calling us to serve in many different ways during the celebration of Mass. We are in need of lectors at all Masses. If you are able to speak clear and loud and would like to proclaim the Word, please contact the parish office 946-1177 or Fr. Kevin for more information. Training sessions will be held.
PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES
Minutes from the most recent Parish Council Meetings can be viewed by clicking on "more" below.
Needed: Eucharistic Adorers
Monday: Marge, 946-8989
Tuesday: 5:00, 7:00PM Carolyn, 951-4686
Wednesday: 11:00 PM, Carole, 951-0280
Thursday: Noon,10:00 & 11:00 PM, Sue, 488-1962
Friday: Loretta, 942-7396
Questions? Call Marion, 975-8208
There will no Eucharistic Adoration when Willoughby-Eastlake schools are closed due to inclement weather.
Electronic Funds Direct Deposit (EFS)
You now have the opportunity to have your weekly church support done monthly electronically, direct from your bank to ours. We will do this draw monthly and apply funds as you indicate below. For those of you who opt for this service, we hope you find it convenient, easy, and a way to keep track of your donations. Follow the instructions on the form below, filling in the necessary information, and advising the application of funds. Return this form in a sealed envelope to the Parish Business Office either in person, through the collection, or mail. Also note that, as this program only covers weekly church support. Continue to use the other Holy Day and special collection envelopes with regular cash or check donations. Call the Office if you have any questions. Thank you.
HOMEWARD BOUND MINISTRY MONTHLY PRAYER SERVICE
Is there someone in your life who may want to return to the Catholic Church? Do you have a loved one who no longer comes to church? Homeward Bound Ministry is a group of parishioners who prays for and helps those seeking to return. God leads everyone to union with Him and His Church and we need to ask God to grace those who are estranged from the Church for whatever reason.
In this spirit, the Homeward Bound Ministry invites you to gather and pray the Rosary the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the church’s Blessed Sacrament chapel. The prayer session will only be a half hour, but with many, we feel our prayers will be heard. We know that “we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.”
If you would like the Homeward Bound team members to pray for any of your loved ones to return home, please write their names on the cards in the gallery, and put it in the mailbox.
for more information please contact Ron, 440-942-2887 or DREe-mail: email@example.com
Children in grades 1-8 who attend public schools are expected to participate in PSR classes. Classes are held weekly on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:15pm through the school year in the parish's school building. If you have questions regarding SJM PSR,please contact the Religious Education Office at 946-3287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All forms for PSR are located on the website above under "Parish Forms"
DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Most Reverend Richard Lennon is pleased again to share the annual financial statements of the Central Administration Office of the Diocese of Cleveland. Please click "more" below to view the report.
Those involved in PSR (teachers), CYO (Coaches), Youth, Teen and SMM-SJM volunteering for four or more hours a month, or more than once a month with children at our parish and school, need to participate in the program.
Go online to: http://www.clevelandchildprotection.org/website/virtus.html or click the link below to register for the class you wish to attend.
Coming into the Church the RCIA way
All are welcome to find out more about our faith. Please call Charlie Hunt, 946-3287, as meeting times vary.
RCIA/Evangelization—Familiar with Christ
As each invited person becomes familiar with the parish community, he or she will become familiar with Christ as well. The person you have invited will be more connected to Christ than before you extended your invitation. You may be gently encouraging some to return to the practice of their faith after many years. They come back because you care and ask. You may be inviting others to embrace faith for the first time. In fact, some people may have lived in your neighborhood for many years and yet have never been invited to your parish for any reason. They come because you care and you ask. Practicing these seven steps will make you parish a WELCOME place. In addition, your own spirituality will be more authentic because you have chosen to put it into action by learning how to effectively ask and really invite someone else to share your faith (From Effectively ASK and really INIVITE, PNCEA).
PARISH FACILITIES MEETING UPDATE
The Parish Facilities Meeting was attended by about 60 parishioners. The Powerpoint Presentation is below by clicking "more"
Funeral Ministry Needs Volunteers
If you would still like to join this ministry contact Beth, email@example.com or 440-946-1177.
We are looking for parishioners that are willing to give up a small amount of time, so we as a parish can better meet the needs of grieving families.
We need positions of Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, greeters, typists, card senders, and on rare occasions severs and hosts.
NEW members are most welcome. If you would like to join to funeral ministry, contact Beth at the parish office, 440-946-1177.
Many gift cards are available for purchase in the Parish Office. Buying a gift card benefits our SJM Guardian Angel Fund. Purchase your holiday gift cards here at St. Justin and help our school children. The form is available by clicking on the link.
Are You Over 25?
If you are over the age of 25 and still living at home with your parents, please register as an adult by filling out the form below and returning it to the Parish Office or in the Collection basket. THANKS!
STEWARDSHIP FINANCIAL NEWSLETTER 2014
A copy is attached.