Festival Volunteers Needed
FESTIVAL Volunteers Needed...
Have you signed up yet? Don’t wait until the last minute - take a few minutes and do it today!
Festival dates are Friday July 25 through Sunday July 27, 2014.
Forms are available in the Gallery, or you can click on the "more" link here and do it right now.
You can also sign up on the large signup sheets in the Gallery.
Make new friends, it’s great fun! Sign up TODAY!
11th ANNUAL FESTIVAL
See flyer below by clicking "more" for all the information. Festival runs July 25-27, 2014.
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE
Do you have a car that is at least 10 years of age and in respectable condition? Join us for our 5th annual car cruise. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and door prize for all participants. Pre-registration is a must. Click on "more" for a registration form.
PIE BAKING CONTEST
Enter to win the 1st annual St. Justin Martyr Festival Pie Baking Contest. Grand prize is $100! Contest is open to amateur bakers only. Registration form is attached, view by clicking "more"
BAKED GOODS NEEDED
For our Parish FESTIVAL!
We will gratefully accept baked goods from anyone who can help! (Please...no frosting or bakery that needs refrigeration)
Please drop off your baked goods at Lambur hall Meeting Room on:
Thursday, July 24 9am-9pm
Friday, July 25 9am-9pm
Saturday, July 26 9am-9pm
For more information:
Debbi, 942-2284 or Chris, 951-4384
You are invited to join the Justin Fun Group as we travel here on August 12. This trip will include $20 in free play, $5 towards food, continental breakfast, goodie bag, games, prizes, transportation and gratuities all for $30. This casino has plenty of eating areas, tables and slots to keep your adrenaline going. All reservations must be received by July 26. Simply send in your reservation with payment or drop off in collection basket or at the Parish Office. If you require special bus seating or have questions, contact Cheryl, 942-3391. Departure is PROMPTLY at 8am and return at 7:30pm. We are looking forward to having you on board and remember the bus fills up quickly! Click "More" for registration form.
RHODA WISE, HARTVILLE AND MORE!
Our St. Just In Fun group invites you, friends and family to the Canton Area where we will visit the Rhoda Wise Home. From there we will venture to the Hartville Kitchen and stop on the way home at the Harry London shop. For more information and to register click 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?
In less than a month, thousands from across the region will come together for FEST 2014--our Catholic Family FESTival. Come on Sunday, August 3 from noon until 10pm for great music, THIRD DAY, Mandissa, Colton Dixon, for King and Country. Visit over 150 activities and displays. Stop by the Mom's Relaxation Station for over 150,000 give aways for moms. Dads can stop by the Dad's Den for inspiration on how to be a strong man of faith (and win Cub Cadet equipment). The FEST includes a special Youth Rally for high school students. check out the website, click on "more" below.
IRISH NIGHT AT THE CAPTAINS
We have tickets for the upcoming Captains game on August 23 at 7:00pm. It's Irish Night! Those who went last year will tell you how much fun it is! Tickets go fast, so stop by the Parish Office and get yours today!
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.
40th JUBILEE OF FATHER KEVIN
My 40th Anniversary celebration was a wonderful time. The Masses were truly beautiful celebrations of thanksgiving for past gifts and of prayer for a hope-filled future for all the members of the Body of Christ. I want to thank our liturgical ministers who helped us pray so well together. The bagpipes leading us out at the conclusion of the 11:30 Mass was especially memorable.
The reception afterwards in Lambur Hall was a great time, filled with surprises and humor, good food and most of all your company. Thanks to all our wonderful bakers – delicious! Thank you to all those who provided the setting and service for the reception, especially: Joan Bruening, Rene Cattani, Carmine and Terry Denniston, Louise Formica, Joanne Fox, Carlos Hidalgo, Harriet Kropf, Marge Lukas, Connie and John McCarthy, Kathy and Tom McCoy, Beth and Dave Rossetti, Theresa Safigan, Sue Shoby, Loretta and Don Vanagas, and Sue and Ray Yahner.
I want to pass on to all the many compliments I received from family and friends who joined us for the celebration. They mentioned the friendliness of the parish, the gracious welcome they experienced, the inspiring music and prayer, the evident care we take with each other and our place. It made me humbly proud of our community of faith and I am happy to pass the praise on to you all.
Thanks again! It has been a great 40 years of priesthood and I look forward to many more.
Peace, Fr. Kevin
ELEMENTARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FORMS
Welcome students and parents!
Please click "more" below for the following information:
+Parish Enrollment Form
+PSAS Student Aid Form
CAPTAINS FAITH NIGHT!
The Lake County Captains Seventh Annual Catholic Mass will take place on Sunday, July 13th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and is led by Father Bob Stec and members of The FEST!
Participants will be able to get Captains Autographs following the Mass and children 4-12 will be able to Run the Bases after the game, followed by a Post-Game Firework Extravaganza and Post-Game Testimony.
People may purchase tickets for the Mass and Captains Game for $9 at the Box Office from 3:30-4:45 by saying they are here for the Mass.
For information and flyer click on "more" below
All incoming 10th graders in the class of 2014-15 will be receiving an application packet in June to sign up for the Confirmation Class of 2015. You must have completed grades 1-9 Religious Education.
Prayer partners can continue to drop off notes and cards in the Parish Office. They will be mailed home to your prayer partners over the summer.
PRE-BAPTISM CLASS, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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 August 29, 2014 or e-mail the Parish Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our chapel is usually open for adoration every weekday from 9am to midnight.
We are in need of adorers:
call Carolyn Cutler, 951-4686
Wednesday: 4:00 & 11:00 PM
call Carole Kopera, 951-0280
Thursday: 1:00, 10:00 & 11:00 PM
call Sue Meinke, 488-1962
Friday: 3:00 & 11:00 PM
call Loretta Vanagas, 942-7396
There will no Eucharistic Adoration when Willoughby-Eastlake schools are closed due to inclement weather.
FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
Terms from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Covenant: A solemn agreement between human beings, between God and a human being, or between God and a people involving mutual commitments or promises. In the Old Testament, God made a covenant with the Jewish people. Jesus, through his death and Resurrection, made a new covenant with the whole of humanity. One enters into this new covenant through faith and Baptism.
Damnation: Eternal separation from God’s love caused by dying in mortal sin without repentance.
Godhead: The mystery of one God in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Handing on the Faith-PSR
Parish School of Religion
It is an awesome privilege and responsibility for parents to bring their children into a relationship with Jesus and His Church . We do this sacramentally through Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. Our Christian witness, by word and example, is essential to fostering this relationship. Parents are the primary educators in the Catholic Faith and PSR assists parents in this indispensible endeavor. PSR is for public school students in grades 1-8. Classes meet on Monday evenings during the school year. Applications for the 2014-2015 year are available in the church’s gallery.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
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.
NCYC INFORMATION LETTER
The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting, biannual four-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes general and concurrent sessions addressing a wide variety of topics including forgiveness, Catholic spirituality and prayer, global issues, sexuality, leadership, selecting colleges, and understanding high school pressures from bullying to getting good grades. There are also opportunities for liturgy and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and a thematic activity village. The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) sponsors NCYC.
The 2015 NCYC will be held in Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indianapolis Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana on November 19-22, 2015. In 2013, over 23,000 people from across the nation attended, including about 300 from our diocese! Indianapolis has been hosting this conference for the past 3 years.
Our pilgrimage in 2015 will mark the fifth time St. Justin Martyr has have attended this conference. NCYC is a conference this is a great experience to meet high school teens throughout the nation who are learning and sharing their Catholic faith. Statements from our teens “It was awesome! … I will be back in two years!” “I’m tired … but the workshops are so worth it.” “I can’t wait to trade for a hat tomorrow.” “The workshops that I saw today are awesome. They really opened my eyes to the important things in life…” We’ll begin fundraising this June with our annual garage sale. It’s important to begin fundraising now. Every time we have attended this conference, the cost has been free to the teens due to their fundraising efforts. We raise monies for the cost of the trip, all meals, a sweatshirt, and our ‘traders’. The approximate cost per person in previous years has been $650.00. All Catholic high school teens are welcome you do not have to be a member of St. Justin Martyr’s.
Who sponsors this?
This is a Cleveland Diocesan sponsored trip by the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office. Bus loads of teens from around the diocese attend this conference. Check out the diocesan website http://ccdocle.org/program/national-catholic-youth-conference The national conference is sponsored by National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. Check out their website for previous year’s conferences
Fundraising begins in mid- June 2014 on June 21-30.
Our first money deposit is due in mid-March 2015, approximately $150.00 per person in the past. Fundraising is essential so that you do not have to pay an out of pocket expense. You may sign up at a later date. An out of pocket expense may be needed if fundraising can not be completed.
If you or your parents are interested in learning more or going to NCYC, please contact Beth Rossetti (Mrs. R) at 946-1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paperwork needs to be completed before fundraising begins.
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 2014 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal.
Click on "more" below to find out more information and to make your donation.
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.
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.
LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHEDULE SUMMER
Schedules for Summer are available in the Gallery. You can also download it below.
Be sure to turn your forms in for the next scheduling.
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
FRESH Faith 2014
Those in 8th grade will be receiving an application for our FRESH Faith program in June. This program is for ninth graders who are going to public high school year, 2014-2015.
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.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Readings for the Week of July 6, 2014
Sunday: Zec 9:9-10/Rom 8:9, 11-13/Mt 11:25-30
Monday: Hos 2:16, 17b-18, 21-22/Mt 9:18-26
Tuesday: Hos 8:4-7, 11-13/Mt 9:32-38
Wednesday: Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12/Mt 10:1-7
Thursday: Hos 11:1-4, 8c-9/Mt 10:7-15
Friday: Hos 14:2-10/Mt 10:16-23
Saturday: Is 6:1-8/Mt 10:24-33
Next Sunday: Is 55:10-11/Rom 8:18-23/Mt 13:1-23 or 13:1-9
Readings for the Week of July 13, 2014
Sunday: Is 55:10-11/Rom 8:18-23/Mt 13:1-23 or 13:1-9
Monday: Is 1:10-17/Mt 10:34--11:1
Tuesday: Is 7:1-9/Mt 11:20-24
Wednesday: Is 10:5-7, 13b-16/Mt 11:25-27
Thursday: Is 26:7-9, 12, 16-19/Mt 11:28-30
Friday: Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8/Mt 12:1-8
Saturday: Mi 2:1-5/Mt 12:14-21
Next Sunday: Wis 12:13, 16-19/Rom 8:26-27/Mt 13:24-43 or 13:24-30
Readings for the Week of July 20, 2014
Sunday: Wis 12:13, 16-19/Rom 8:26-27/Mt 13:24-43 or 13:24-30
Monday: Mi 6:1-4, 6-8/Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Wednesday: Jer 1:1, 4-10/Mt 13:1-9
Thursday: Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13/Mt 13:10-17
Friday: 2 Cor 4:7-15/Mt 20:20-28
Saturday: Jer 7:1-11/Mt 13:24-30
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:28-30/Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46
Readings for the Week of July 27, 2014
Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:28-30/Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46
Monday: Jer 13:1-11/Mt 13:31-35
Tuesday: Jer 14:17-22/Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42
Wednesday: Jer 15:10, 16-21/Mt 13:44-46
Thursday: Jer 18:1-6/Mt 13:47-53
Friday: Jer 26:1-9/Mt 13:54-58
Saturday: Jer 26:11-16, 24/Mt 14:1-12
Next Sunday: Is 55:1-3/Rom 8:35, 37-39/Mt 14:13-21
Readings for the Week of August 3, 2014
Sunday: Is 55:1-3/Rom 8:35, 37-39/Mt 14:13-21
Monday: Jer 28:1-17/Mt 14:22-36
Tuesday: Jer 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22/Mt 14:22-36 or Mt 15:1-2, 10-14
Wednesday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14/2 Pt 1:16-19/Mt 17:1-9
Thursday: Jer 31:31-34/Mt 16:13-23
Friday: Na 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7/Mt 16:24-28
Saturday: Hb 1:12--2:4/Mt 17:14-20
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a/Rom 9:1-5/Mt 14:22-33
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 2013
A copy is attached.