PARISH MISSION EVALUATION
Thank you to all those who attended our recent Parish Mission and to those who filled out the evaluation form. Below by clicking "more" you can see the results of those evaluations.
NEEDED: EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
The next training session will be very near at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Wickliffe on Thursday, May 14 from 7 - 9:30pm. Our goal is to have 20 new ministers sharing the Eucharist with our parish brothers and sisters. There is a special need for people who attend the 5:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass to serve. Because I need to nominate people for this important ministry, please call the St. Justin parish office to speak with me. Nominations must be in by May 8, so please call me as soon as possible.
During the Easter Season come and see this contemporary musical depicting the ministry of Jesus Christ. Performances will be Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at 7:30pm at St. Justin Martyr Lambur Hall. Admission is free; free will donation accepted.
FOUR SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC CLASSES
Did you enjoy, Matthew Kelly's book, THE FOUR SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC? Come share your thoughts about the book. "Transforming people one at a time is at the heart of God's plan for the world" (Incredible Possibilities, M. Kelly, pg. 9). If you want to be a better version of yourself, attend the Monday classes 6:30pm in the Church Meeting Room. Space is limited so please fill out the form and a seat will be reserved for you. Date of sessions are:
April 13: Incredible Possibilities
April 20: Are you Spiritually Healthy?
April 27: The Genius of Catholicism
May 4: The Happiest People I Know
May 11: Changing the World
May 18: A New Level of Thinking.
Sign up for one or all the classes. Drop the form below off in the Parish Office or the collection basket.
Bring your book and a workbook will be assigned to you.
rsvp Ron Mona, 942-2887, email@example.com or RSVP@stjustin.net.
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.
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.
VOCATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS
VOCATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS
The following parishioners are scheduled to receive the cross during the month of April:
Week of April 5-6:
Mary Ellyn Wilson
Week of April 11-12:
Week of April 18-19:
Hector & Noemy Lamourt
Week of April 25-26:
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 July. We started our 9th year. Please call the parish office, 946-1177 or 942-7396.
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.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Readings for the Week of April 12, 2015
Sunday: Acts 4:32-35/1 Jn 5:1-6/Jn 20:19-31
Monday: Acts 4:23-31/Jn 3:1-8
Tuesday:Acts 4:32-37/Jn 3:7b-15
Wednesday:Acts 5:17-26/Jn 3:16-21
Thursday:Acts 5:27-33/Jn 3:31-36
Friday: Acts 5:34-42/Jn 6:1-15
Saturday:Acts 6:1-7/Jn 6:16-21
Next Sunday:Acts 3:13-15, 17-19/1 Jn 2:1-5a/Lk 24:35-48
Readings for the Week of April 19, 2015
Sunday: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19/1 Jn 2:1-5a/Lk 24:35-48
Monday: Acts 6:8-15/Jn 6:22-29
Tuesday:Acts 7:51--8:1a/Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday:Acts 8:1b-8/Jn 6:35-40
Thursday:Acts 8:26-40/Jn 6:44-51
Friday: Acts 9:1-20/Jn 6:52-59
Saturday:1 Pt 5:5b-14/Mk 16:15-20
Next Sunday:Acts 4:8-12/1 Jn 3:1-2/Jn 10:11-18
Readings for the Week of April 26, 2015
Sunday: Acts 4:8-12/1 Jn 3:1-2/Jn 10:11-18
Monday: Acts 11:1-18/Jn 10:1-10
Tuesday:Acts 11:19-26/Jn 10:22-30
Wednesday:Acts 12:24--13:5a/Jn 12:44-50
Thursday:Acts 13:13-25/Jn 13:16-20
Friday: Acts 13:26-33/Jn 14:1-6
Joseph the Worker: Gn 1:26--2:3 or Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24/Mt 13:54-58
Saturday:Acts 13:44-52/Jn 14:7-14
Next Sunday:Acts 9:26-31/1 Jn 3:18-24/Jn 15:1-8
Readings for the Week of May 3, 2015
Sunday: Acts 9:26-31/1 Jn 3:18-24/Jn 15:1-8
Monday: Acts 14:5-18/Jn 14:21-26
Tuesday:Acts 14:19-28/Jn 14:27-31a
Wednesday:Acts 15:1-6/Jn 15:1-8
Thursday:Acts 15:7-21/Jn 15:9-11
Friday: Acts 15:22-31/Jn 15:12-17
Saturday:Acts 16:1-10/Jn 15:18-21
Next Sunday:Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48/1 Jn 4:7-10/Jn 15:9-17
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.
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
Words of Wisdom from the Saints
+ The patient and humble endurance of the cross—whatever nature it may be—is the highest work we have to do. ~ St. Katharine Drexel
+ Christians must lean on the cross of Christ just as travelers lean on a staff when they begin a long journey. They must have the passion of Christ deeply imbedded in their minds and hearts, because only from it can they derive peace, grace, and truth. ~ St. Anthony of Padua
+ Let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth. Let words of thanks break from your lips. ~ St. Peter Damian
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Palm Sunday is a special day for RCIA candidates and sponsors since they will participate in a retreat offered by the RCIA Team. The retreat invites them to prayerfully reflect on the wondrous gift of salvation won on the cross by our Lord Jesus Christ. This unique time is meant to dispose their hearts to participate ever more fully in Holy Week and ultimately in the Mysteries of Initiation to be celebrated on the joyful Easter Vigil. Please pray for the RCIA Team and continue to pray for our elect, Bonnie Philips and baptized candidates David Bramley, Charles Zerman, Tammy Sprague and Vincent Krawulski.
Reflection Booklets for Easter
The Little White Book will be available in the church’s vestibule again this year. For a mere $1.50, you can purchase this pocket-sized booklet which includes a series of inspiring six-minute reflections on the Resurrection Narrative according to John. Pick one up to deepen your faith in Christ’s Resurrection this Easter Season!
PRE-BAPTISM CLASS, JUNE 3, 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 June 1, 2015 or e-mail the Parish Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
FRESH Faith 2015
FRESH Faith Class of 2014-2015
The next Fresh Faith Session is April 26.
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.
Confirmation Class of 2015
“The Treasures Within”
Our next get together will be April 19 beginning with Mass at 5:00pm.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.