REST IN PEACE, SISTER MERIBETH ROME
Sister Meribeth Rome has been welcomed into the arms of Jesus. We will all miss the many wonderful things she has done for the parish of St. Justin Martyr and appreciate the many lives she has touched.
Sister Meribeth Rome, SND, was known for her wit and ability to include all in her circle of friends. She had a great respect and interest in those she touched each day, ministering as an elementary school teacher at St. Justin from 1981-86, Grade 2; 1997-2000, Grade 6 and 2000-2008 as Director of Parish Religious Education. She will be sadly missed. Please keep her family in your prayers
The wake was Wednesday, with funeral on February 26.
Click on "more" to a link to the Obituary
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.
SJM PARISH MISSION MARCH 8-10
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Join us March 8 - 10, 2015
Experience this insightful and inspirational Mission:
Father Norm Douglas and Larry Vuillemin, co-founders of Heart to Heart Communications, Akron, OH
Fr. Norm is the executive director of Heart to Heart Communications, part-time Newman campus minister at the University of Akron and is in residence at St. Bernard-St. Mary Parish. Larry is co-founder of Heart to Heart Communications, Senior Partner at Gorman, Pierce, Malarcik, Vuillemin and LoCascio Law firm.
Sunday, March 8:
Getting Centered in an Off-Centered World
Explore how you can become more prayerfully centered in Christ’s real presence as a solid foundation for living a peaceful and resilient life. Experience the devotion of Benediction as a significant blessing for your overall life.
Monday, March 9:
Liturgy and Life: Strengthening the Connections
Discover how you can experience liturgy in a more meaningful, faith-filled, and life-centered way and how this can positively impact “the liturgy of your daily life”. Experience The Stations of the Cross as a call by the Lord to enter into “the dying and rising moments” of your life and the life of the world.
Tuesday, March 10:
Getting into the Heart and Soul of Love and Work
Take a look at ways to enrich your love and work as two fundamental faith-based calls to make a difference in the world. Experience our baptismal call to be a community of the disciples of Jesus Christ in mission to the world.
LENTEN FISH FRY
All you can eat fish with the same prices as last year. This year we will also have our homemade pierogi!!
click on "more" for the flyer and all the prices.
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.
PRESQUE ISLE ADVENTURE MARCH 3
The event is sold out!
Experiencing the Holiday blues? If so, get ready to try something different ---Justin Fun Group is ready to try our luck at Presque Isle Casino in Erie, PA.
Presque Isle is under new management and offering $35 in free play. We are offering you a package deal which will include round trip transportation, 5 hours of gambling, games, prizes and gratuities all for $25. Our bus will be departing at 9:00 am from St Justin’s parking lot behind the school building and returning at 4:30 pm allowing enough time to enjoy the slots, table games and their famous buffet or grille.
To reserve your space on the fun bus, please return payment and form which is on our website, stjustin.net, or can be picked up in the church lobby, to St Justin Martyr Church, 35781 Stevens Blvd, Eastlake, OH 44095 no later than February 4th. If you have any questions or require special needs, please contact Cheryl Doyle at 440-942-3391. Looking forward to seeing you on board!
VOCATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS
The following parishioners are scheduled to receive the cross during the month of February:
Week of February 7-8: Ann Koehler
Week of February 14-15: Cy & Audrey Zupan
Week of February 21-22: Terry Ryan
Week of February 28-March 1: Nancy Gansey
If anyone cannot make their week, please call Loretta Vanagas at 942-7396. Thank you for your time and prayers.
Beginning in Advent included in the bag is a video on vocations, Fishers of Men, for your review.
Thank you to all who pray in this special way for vocations. We are in need of those to pray in April. We started our 9th year. 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.
TOWN HALL MEETING, DECEMBER 7, 2014
A Town Hall Meeting was held for all parishioners in Lambur Hall. Presented were:
*the plans for the conversion of the present convent to the new rectory and the demolition of the current rectory;
*the results of the Grateful Giving Program;
*the current status of the Rooted in Faith Campaign;
*the plans for our Lenten Mission on March 8 to 10, 2015.
You can view the presentation by clicking on "more" below.
The Sacristans, who help prepare the altars in the chapel and church, make sure proper candles are available and ready, clean the vessels and cloths used during the liturgy, are in need of additional help. No monthly meetings to attend. We are in need of one person to help once a month on Saturdays for a couple hours. For more information, please contact the parish office or call Loretta at 942-7396. Won’t you consider helping in this special way?
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Readings for the Week of March 1, 2015
Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Rom 8:31b-34/Mk 9:2-10
Monday: Dn 9:4b-10/Lk 6:36-38
Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20/Mt 23:1-12
Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20/Mt 20:17-28
Thursday: Jer 17:5-10/Lk 16:19-31
Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Next Sunday: Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17/1 Cor 1:22-25/Jn 2:13-25
Readings for the Week of March 8, 2015
Sunday: Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17/1 Cor 1:22-25/Jn 2:13-25
Monday: 2 Kgs 5:1-15b/Lk 4:24-30
Tuesday: Dn 3:25, 34-43/Mt 18:21-35
Wednesday: Dt 4:1, 5-9/Mt 5:17-19
Thursday: Jer 7:23-28/Lk 11:14-23
Friday: Hos 14:2-10/Mk 12:28-34
Saturday: Hos 6:1-6/Lk 18:9-14
Next Sunday: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23/Eph 2:4-10/Jn 3:14-21
Readings for the Week of March 15, 2015
Sunday: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23/Eph 2:4-10/Jn 3:14-21
Monday: Is 65:17-21/Jn 4:43-54
Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9, 12/Jn 5:1-16
Wednesday: Is 49:8-15/Jn 5:17-30
Thursday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16/Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22/Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
Friday: Wis 2:1a, 12-22/Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Saturday: Jer 11:18-20/Jn 7:40-53
Next Sunday: Jer 31:31-34/Heb 5:7-9/Jn 12:20-33
Readings for the Week of March 22, 2015
Sunday: Jer 31:31-34/Heb 5:7-9/Jn 12:20-33
Monday: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62/Jn 8:1-11
Tuesday: Nm 21:4-9/Jn 8:21-30
Wednesday: Is 7:10-14; 8:10/Heb 10:4-10/Lk 1:26-38
Thursday: Gn 17:3-9/Jn 8:51-59
Friday: Jer 20:10-13/Jn 10:31-42
Saturday: Ez 37:21-28/Jn 11:45-56
Next Sunday: Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16/Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mk 14:1--15:47 or 15:1-39
Readings for the Week of March 29, 2015
Sunday: Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16/Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mk 14:1--15:47 or 15:1-39
Monday: Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11
Tuesday: Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Wednesday: Is 50:4-9a/Mt 26:14-25
Thursday: Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9/Rv 1:5-8/Lk 4:16-21
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14/1 Cor 11:23-26/Jn 13:1-15
Friday: Is 52:13--53:12/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 18:1--19:42
Saturday: Vigil: Gn 1:1--2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a/Gn 22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Ex 14:15--15:1/Is 54:5-14/Is 55:1-11/Bar 3:9-15, 32--4:4/Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28/Rom 6:3-11/Mk 16:1-7
Next Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/Jn 20:1-9 or Mk 16:1-7 or Lk 24:13-35
PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES
Minutes from the most recent Parish Council Meetings can be viewed by clicking on "more" below.
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.
ALL 8th-11th graders!
Would you like to experience your Catholic Faith with 23,000 high school teens? Would you like to go to Indianapolis for three days with your friends? Join our high school teens going to the National Catholic Youth Conference. This year’s 8th graders are welcome to join us, because you’ll be freshman in the fall.
What is the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)? The National Catholic Youth Conference is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones. More than 23,000 young people attended 2013 NCYC in Indianapolis. This year we will be going on November 19-21, in Indianapolis.
What Happens During NCYC? The program includes keynote presentations, prayer, workshops, Mass, and opportunities to participate in reconciliation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as recreational activities, concerts, and exhibits. A key component of NCYC is the thematic park which is a blend of traditional exhibit booths with interactive areas featuring service projects, games, recreation, live musical performances, arts, and sports. We are beginning our fundraising efforts in order to go cost free, as in previous years. Our funding will start soon. Check out http://ncyc.nfcym.org/.
LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHEDULE SPRING
Schedules for Spring 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.
FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
Humorous Catholic Vocabulary
MANGER: Where Mary gave birth to Jesus because Joseph wasn't covered by an HMO. (The Bible's way of showing us that holiday travel has always been rough.)
PEW: A medieval torture device still found in Catholic churches.
PROCESSION: The ceremonial formation at the beginning of Mass consisting of altar servers, the celebrant, and late parishioners looking for seats.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Election coincides with the beginning of Lent and was celebrated by Bishop Lennon at the Cathedral of St. John this past Sunday. The Rite includes the official enrollment of names of all those seeking baptism at the Easter Vigil. At this Rite St. Justin Catechumen, Bonnie Philips, publicly requested baptism and declared her desire to make a faith commitment to Jesus in the Catholic Church. Godparents and catechists testify to the readiness of the catechumens for the sacraments of initiation. Our Baptized Candidates attended the Rite of Calling to Continuing Conversion also at the Cathedral. They and their sponsors declared their desire and readiness to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church through Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. Please continue to pray for Bonnie Philips, David Bramley, Charles Zerman, Tammy Sprague and Vincent Krawulski.
Lenten Meditation Booklets
“The Little Black Book” is a valuable tool to use in prayer and meditation during Lent. It offers six-minute daily reflections on the weekly Gospels of Lent. You can purchase one in the vestibule for only $1.50.
PRE-BAPTISM CLASS, MARCH 4, 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 March 1, 2015 or e-mail the Parish Office, email@example.com
FRESH Faith 2015
FRESH Faith Class of 2014-2015
Our next session is our Lent Retreat from 9:00am-6:00pm on March 15.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
There will be no Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting for the month of January.
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.
Confirmation Class of 2015
“The Treasures Within”
Our next get together will be March 8 from 2:00-5:00PM with your sponsors in Lambur Hall.
When the Willoughby-Eastlake Schools are closed due to inclement weather, there is no Eucharistic Adoration.
Needed: Eucharistic Adorers
Monday: 3:00, Marge, 946-8989
Tuesday: 4:00, 5:00, Carolyn, 951-4686
Wednesday: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00PM & 11:00 PM, Carole, 951-0280
Thursday: Noon,10:00 & 11:00 PM, Sue, 488-1962
Friday: 3:00 PM, Loretta, 942-7396
Questions? Call Marion, 975-8208
There will no Eucharistic Adoration when Willoughby-Eastlake schools are closed due to inclement weather.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH FACILITIES MEETING UPDATE
The Parish Facilities Meeting was attended by about 60 parishioners. The Powerpoint Presentation is below by clicking "more"
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 email@example.com.
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).
Do you have time to share your faith
by ministering with our Parish Funeral Liturgy Ministry?
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.