Ash Wednesday, February 10
Masses 6:30 & 10:00AM, 5:00 & 7:00PM
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast (limited to one full meal). All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat for all Catholics over the age of 14 until the beginning of their 60th year.
FISH FRIES ARE BACK!
St. Justin Martyr Lenten Fish Fry Dinner are back!
Featuring an all you can eat Fish Fry! (dine in only)Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, March 4, 2016
In Lambur Hall - 5:00 to 7:00 PM
All details are in the flyer by clicking "more" below
LENTEN PARISH MISSION
SJM Lenten Mission “Celebrate Life” will be held February 14-17, 2016
9:00-9:45AM Mass and Mini-Mission, 2:00PM Confessions
Why should you come to this Mission?
A mission is a good time to look at your relationship with God, your family and yourself. It’s an important time to:
Help you find Jesus Christ in your life
Help you look at yourself and your family in the spirit of Jesus Christ
Help all of us realize that the wisdom and guidelines of Jesus Christ will bring us happiness here and for all eternity
Take some time off from the pressures of everyday living to look at your life, your values and where you are going.
Do you know someone who can use a spiritual boost? Ask them to join you and the St. Justin Martyr community and “Celebrate Life”.
Sign up to volunteer in the Gallery or email@example.com
See flyer below by clicking "more"
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
ST. MARY MAGDALENE NOVENA TO OUR LADY
Join St. Mary Magdalene in prayer at the Novena to Our lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette. Thursday, February 11 to Friday, February 19. Every evening at 7:00pm.
A Novena is nine days of intense prayer. As members of the Community of Saints, we believe we can ask the “Victorious in Heaven” to pray for us and our intentions. Prayer with individuals for their intentions every evening in church after devotions. The church is open until 10:00pm for quiet prayer.
If you would like more information or to have an intention placed in church please download the form "more" below and return to Mary Ann Blase in the SJM Parish Office.
For more information call the SMM Parish Office, 943-2133.
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
St. Justin Martyr Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 school year. You may call the Preschool at 946- 5414 , or the Parish Office at 440-946-1177 if you have any questions. Please go to the St. Justin Martyr Parish Office to pick up a registration packet. Our half-day P3 Program is Tues. & Thurs from 7:45 - 10:45am, and our half-day P4 Program is Mon., Wed. & Fri. 7:45-10:45am. Doors open at 7:45, class begins at 8:00am. We hope you will consider our fine academic and religious preschool program.
Registration forms are available in the office, or you can request a packet by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 2016
The 2016 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal actively begins in each parish this weekend! Please refer to the insert in this week’s bulletin which includes parish goal information and an overview of the importance of Catholic Charities in our communities. This year’s appeal theme is: Love Powers Our Mission. The love of Jesus powers our mission at Catholic Charities. With your help, we reach out to people who suffer from personal loss, disabilities, violence, hunger, and poverty. As the People of God we are one human family, with a bond that enriches our society and provides grace to overcome every obstacle. We are called to carry out the teachings of Jesus Christ with mercy, charity, and thanksgiving. How will you respond?
As in the past, an in-pew commitment process will take place next weekend, February 6-7. All who have not received the mailing from Bishop Lennon, or have not had a chance to respond to it, will be asked to consider making a generous pledge to support the ministries and services provided by Catholic Charities. If you have received the mailing, please respond to it. There is a box on the in-pew envelope to indicate that you have responded by mail.
We invite you to view the stories of inspiration and more information at www.catholiccommunity.org/2016Appeal.
MARCH FOR LIFE
The trip was cancelled due to the inclement weather. We look forward to it next year!
Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes, donations, and support for all the many ways you helped make our trip inexpensive and possible!
We're looking forward to next year and hope that the weather is much better!
PAUL MISCH SCHOLARSHIP
St. Justin Martyr
Holy Name Society
Paul Misch Scholarship
The St. Justin Martyr Holy Name Society is again offering one $4,000 scholarship over two years ($2,000 for first year and $2,000 for second year) to those who will be attending a Catholic high school in September of next year. One student will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academics and a required essay.
This scholarship is open to all eighth graders belonging to St. Justin Martyr Parish (regardless of what grade school they are currently attending) to assist in their first two years of Catholic high school education. Applications will be available in the parish office.
MASS FOR THE DEAF
Mass in Signed-English
Did you know we offer the Mass in signed English, for those who need interpreted services, every Sunday at the 9:30AM Mass? Please share this with anyone you know who might appreciate this service.
FRESH Faith 2016
Our February session for Confirmation and FRESH Faith will be on February 7 at 12:30PM in the Spirit Room. Note the time change.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Readings for the Week of January 24, 2016
Sunday: Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10/Ps 19:8-10, 15/1 Cor 12:12-30 or 12:12-14, 27/Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21
Monday: Acts 22:3-16 or 9:1-22/Ps 117:1-2/Mk 16:15-18
Tuesday:2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-5/Ps 96:1-3, 7-8, 10/Mk 3:31-35
Wednesday:2 Sm 7:4-17/Ps 89:4-5, 27-30/Mk 4:1-20
Thursday:2 Sm 7:18-19, 24-29/Ps 132:1-5, 11-14/Mk 4:21-25
Friday: 2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17/Ps 51:3-7, 10-11/Mk 4:26-34
Saturday:2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17/Ps 51:12-17/Mk 4:35-41
Next Sunday:Jer 1:4-5, 17-19/Ps 71:1-6, 15-17/1 Cor 12:31--13:13 or 13:4-13/Lk 4:21-30
Readings for the Week of January 31, 2016
Sunday: Jer 1:4-5, 17-19/Ps 71:1-6, 15-17/1 Cor 12:31--13:13 or 13:4-13/Lk 4:21-30
Monday: 2 Sm 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13/Ps 3:2-7/Mk 5:1-20
Tuesday:Mal 3:1-4/Ps 24:7-10/Heb 2:14-18/Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22-32
Wednesday:2 Sm 24:2, 9-17/Ps 32:1-2, 5-7/Mk 6:1-6
Thursday:1 Kgs 2:1-4, 10-12/1 Chr 29:10-12/Mk 6:7-13
Friday: Sir 47:2-11/Ps 18:31, 47, 50-51/Mk 6:14-29
Saturday:1 Kgs 3:4-13/Ps 119:9-14/Mk 6:30-34
Next Sunday:Is 6:1-2a, 3-8/Ps 138:1-5, 7-8/1 Cor 15:1-11 or 15:3-8, 11/Lk 5:1-11
Readings for the Week of February 7, 2016
Sunday: Is 6:1-2a, 3-8/Ps 138:1-5, 7-8/1 Cor 15:1-11 or 15:3-8, 11/Lk 5:1-11
Monday: 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13/Ps 132:6-10/Mk 6:53-56
Tuesday:1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30/Ps 84:3-5, 10-11/Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday:Jl 2:12-18/2 Cor 5:20--6:2/Ps 51:3-6, 12-14, 17/Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Thursday:Dt 30:15-20/Ps 1:1-4, 6/Lk 9:22-25
Friday: Is 58:1-9a/Ps 51:3-6, 18-19/Mt 9:14-15
Saturday:Is 58:9b-14/Ps 86:1-6/Lk 5:27-32
Next Sunday:Dt 26:4-10/Ps 91:1-2, 10-15/Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-1
Readings for the Week of February 14, 2016
Sunday: Dt 26:4-10/Ps 91:1-2, 10-15/Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-13
Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Ps 19:8-10, 15/Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday:Is 55:10-11/Ps 34:4-7, 16-19/Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday:Jon 3:1-10/Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19/Lk 11:29-32
Thursday:Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Ps 138:1-3, 7-8/Mt 7:7-12
Friday: Ez 18:21-28/Ps 130:1-8/Mt 5:20-26
Saturday:Dt 26:16-19/Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8/Mt 5:43-48
Next Sunday:Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Ps 27:1, 7-9, 13-14/Phil 3:17--4:1 or 3:20--4:1/Lk 9:28b-36
Readings for the Week of February 21, 2016
Sunday: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Ps 27:1, 7-9, 13-14/Phil 3:17--4:1 or 3:20--4:1/Lk 9:28b-36
Monday: 1 Pt 5:1-4/Ps 23:1-6/Mt 16:13-19
Tuesday:Is 1:10, 16-20/Ps 50:8-9, 16-17, 21, 23/Mt 23:1-12
Wednesday:Jer 18:18-20/Ps 31:5-6, 14-16/Mt 20:17-28
Thursday:Jer 17:5-10/Ps 1:1-4, 6/Lk 16:19-31
Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Ps 105:16-21/Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday:Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Ps 103:1-4, 9-12/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Next Sunday:Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15/Ps 103:1-4, 6-8, 11/1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12/Lk 13:1-9
Readings for the Week of February 28, 2016
Sunday: Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15/Ps 103:1-4, 6-8, 11/1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12/Lk 13:1-9
Monday: 2 Kgs 5:1-15ab/Ps 42:2-3; 43:3-4/Lk 4:24-30
Tuesday:Dn 3:25, 34-43/Ps 25:4-9/Mt 18:21-35
Wednesday:Dt 4:1, 5-9/Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20/Mt 5:17-19
Thursday:Jer 7:23-28/Ps 95:1-2, 6-9/Lk 11:14-23
Friday: Hos 14:2-10/Ps 81:6-11, 14, 17/Mk 12:28-34
Saturday:Hos 6:1-6/Ps 51:3-4, 18-21/Lk 18:9-14
Next Sunday:Jos 5:9a, 10-12/Ps 34:2-7/2 Cor 5:17-21/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
ADVENT & LENT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Pope Francis shares his vision for the church in the book "The Church of Mercy". Join us for some or all of the dates listed below. Contact Charles Hunt, 946-3287 or email@example.com for more information.
Fridays from 3:00-4:30pm in the school ATR
Cost: $15.00 includes book & discussion guide
Advent Dates/Part 1
Fridays on December 4, 11 & 18
Lent Dates/Part 2
Fridays on February 19, 26, & March 4
Preregistration is required by October 30
Thank you for all your prayers, cards and thoughts during our retreat. Our February session for Confirmation and FRESH Faith will be on February 7 at 12:30PM in the Spirit Room. Note the time change.
VOCATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS
ocations at the Crossroads
The following parishioners are scheduled to receive the cross during the month of January:
Week of January 2-3: Elizabeth Dravecky
Week of January 9-10: Terry Ryan
Week of January 16-17: Sandy Cassidy
Week of January 23-24: Cy & Audrey Zupan
Week of January 30-31: Pat Frazier
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 started our 10th year of vocation prayers. 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.
FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
What’s Francis Saying Now?
Short Messages (Tweets) from Pope Francis
+ God does not choose according to human criteria. The first witnesses of the birth of Jesus were the shepherds, simple and humble people, and the first witnesses of the resurrection were women who, driven by love, knew how to accept this proclamation with faith. They believed and immediately passed on the Good News.
Terms from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
EPIPHANY: The feast which celebrates the manifestation to the world of the newborn Christ as Messiah, Son of God, and Savior of the world. The feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) who came from the East to pay homage to the newborn Savior, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast of Cana in Galilee.
GOLD: This precious metal was known from antiquity in Israel, as it was imported mainly from southern Arabia and used for coinage. Representing what was beautiful, rich and honorific, gold was offered to the Infant Jesus on Epiphany by the Magi as an acknowledgment of His future kingly role. It is also one of the substances traditionally and properly used for the sacred vessels employed in the Church’s worship.
FRANKINCENSE: Fragrant gum resin obtained from trees, particularly several varieties found in Somalia, Yemen, and Oman. This important incense resin was used in ancient times in religious rites and in embalming. It constituted part of the Jewish incense of the sanctuary and is frequently mentioned in the Pentateuch; it was one of the gifts of the magi to the infant Jesus, symbolizing His future priestly role. It is used today in incense and fumigants and as a fixative in perfumes.
MYRRH: Gum resin used as an ingredient in incense. In ancient times it was used as a perfume and an embalmer. Myrrh was presented to the Infant Jesus by the Magi on the Epiphany as an acknowledgment of His future suffering and death.
Year of Mercy
Pope Francis is calling us to “live and testify to mercy” through the Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy. What should motivate us? Performing the Works of Mercy is not merely a matter of ‘exalted counsel’; there is a strict demand rooted in both the natural law and Divine Law. The natural law that enjoins works of mercy is based upon the principle that we are to do to others as we would have them do to us – the Golden Rule. The ‘positive’ Divine Law of their performance is rooted throughout Sacred Scripture, especially in Mathew’s portrayal of the Last Judgment (Mt. 25:31-46).
PRE-BAPTISM CLASS, MARCH 2, 2016
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 February 29, 2016 or e-mail the Parish Office, 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
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.
Needed: Eucharistic Adorers
Monday: Marge, 946-8989
Tuesday: 9:00AM, 2:00PM, 11:00PM Carolyn, 951-4686
Wednesday: 2:00 & 11:00 PM, Carole, 951-0280
Thursday: Noon,10:00 & 11:00 PM, Sue, 488-1962
Friday: 1:00 PM, Loretta, 942-7396
Questions? Call Marion, 975-8208
There will no Eucharistic Adoration when Willoughby-Eastlake schools are closed due to inclement weather.
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.
PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES
Minutes from the most recent Parish Council Meetings can be viewed by clicking on "more" below.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.