MARCH FOR LIFE
The March for Life will be held on January 21st of 2015 in Washington D.C. Please join us for this very important event.
GRATEFUL GIVING CAMPAIGN WEEKLY UPDATE
Thank you to all who completed the Grateful Giving Commitment Card to date! As of the time of this bulletin preparation, we received 215 completed cards, pledging an increase of $931 per week for offertory collections. We are grateful for your prayerful discernment of your offertory contribution to support the mission and ministry of St. Justin Martyr. It is through your participation and support that we are able as a parish community to provide the sacramental ministry, faith formation, and so much more to those who come through our doors!
We will continue to update you on the progress of this very important program as additional pledge cards are returned. If you need further information about our Grateful Giving Offertory Program, please call the Parish Office, 946-1177.
Weekly flyers can be viewed by clicking "more" below.
"It is for Christians a duty and an honor to give back to God a portion of the goods they have received from him." (Decree on the Apostolate of the laity, 10).
4th ANNUAL ADVENT TEA
Join us on November 30 from 2:00-4:30pm in Lambur Hall for a unique time of prayer & reflection, music, light lunch with dessert, relaxation, comradery, fun, and even a few surprises.
This year's theme, "Recipe for a Blessed Advent", will include a special cookbook. Please send in favorite recipes of yours, your family and friends as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off in the parish office. You do not have to attend the tea to submit a recipe.
Registration form is available by clicking "more" below. We are still looking for hostesses and male servers, call if you are interested.
VOCATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS
The following parishioners are scheduled to receive the cross during the month of November:
Week of November 1-2:
Sue & Ray Yahner
Week of November 8-9:
Week of November 15-16:
John & Harriet Kropf
Week of November 22-23:
Week of November 29-30:
Tom & Kathy McCoy
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 March. We will be starting 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.
JUST IN FUN TRIP, CASTLE NOEL, NOVEMBER 8
Castle Noel, November 8
Experience America’s largest indoor year-around Christmas entertainment attraction. You will enjoy animated New York City department store Christmas windows, giant toys, Hollywood Christmas movieland prop and costume collection and much, much more! Included in this trip will also be a trip to Root Candle Company where you will explore over 20,000 sq. ft. of treasures for the home and receive a treat bag and food samples, shopping in Medina Square and lunch at Williams on the Lake. This unusual experience for all ages is a great way to start your holiday season. The anticipated cost of this adventure will be $73. For registration form click "more" below.
JUST IN FUN, OGLEBAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, DEC. 6
Oglebay Festival of Lights, December 6
Our last stop in 2014 will be to see the elegant, holiday decorated Mansion Museum, the Glass Museum which features cut lead crystal and Victorian art glass made in West Virginia from 1829-1939, Hilltop shops to shop or browse in, their “Winter Fantasy” located at Oglebay’s Good Zoo , an all you can eat dinner buffet at Wilson Lodge, a trip through the Festival of Lights AND a stop at the Speidel Christmas Shop (new to the tour). This adventure will start at 9:00am and return approximately 11:15pm. All ages are welcome. The anticipated cost of this trip will be $83.
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?
PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES
Minutes from June and August minutes of the 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.
FRESH Faith 2014
FRESH Faith Class of 2014-2015
Our next session is on November 16 after the 500PM Mass.
PRE-BAPTISM CLASS, DECEMBER 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 December 1, 2014 or e-mail the Parish Office, email@example.com
Confirmation Class of 2015
“The Treasures Within”
Our next Confirmation session is on Sunday, November 9 beginning with the Rite of Enrollment at the 5:00PM Mass. Please sit with your families. Thanks, to all the teens that helped out with the Halloween party.
2015 MASS BOOK IS OPEN
The Mass book form for parishioners wanting to schedule masses for the 2015 year is attached below by clicking "more". You can e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, place in the collection basket, or drop off at the Parish Office.
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 email@example.com.
Paperwork needs to be completed before fundraising begins.
There will be no adoration on Monday, Labor Day.
Needed: Eucharistic Adorers
Tuesday: 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.
FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
Terms from the New Roman Missal
Provident grace: The free and undeserved gift that God gives us as he protects and governs all creation.
Redemption: Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer because he frees us from our sin through his sacrificial death on the Cross.
Temporal: What pertains to this world of time and history, as opposed to what pertains to God, such as our new life in Christ through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Venerate: To show devotion and respect to holy things and people. Catholics venerate relics and saints. Veneration must be clearly distinguished from adoration and worship, both of which pertain solely to the Trinity and Jesus, the Son of God.
What’s Francis Saying Now?
An SJM Advent Adult Series
Pope Francis preaches on mercy, corruption, family and God’s love—doing so with great insight, depth and inspiration. Spend a few hours this Advent exploring, discussing and applying the wisdom of our pope by gathering on 3 Fridays in December—the 5th, 12th and 19th. We will meet in the school’s ATR room from 3:30-4:30pm. Please come and enjoy fellowship, snacks and great conversation. R.S.V.P. by contacting Charles Hunt at 440-946-3287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults—RCIA
In the RCIA, sponsors play a critical role encouraging and mentoring those coming into full communion with the Church. The sponsor is a spiritual companion to the candidate who is on a journey toward the Easter Mysteries of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. Please consider being a sponsor—God may be calling you and you are needed. If you’d like to discuss being a sponsor, contact the RCIA coordinator, Charles Hunt at 440-946-3287 or email@example.com
Advent Meditation Booklets
The Little Blue Book is a wonderful source for prayer and meditation during the Advent Season. It offers tidbits of Church History, wise insights, and prayer for daily reflections on the daily readings for Advent and Christmas. Copies of The Little Blue Book can be found in the vestibule for $1.50.
St. Justin Parish Library
A wealth of Catholic knowledge and inspiration is waiting to be uncovered in our parish’s library, located in the gallery of the church. New to your library is The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton. Author Daniel Horan, O.F.M., popular author and expert on the spirituality of Thomas Merton, masterfully presents the untold story of how St. Francis inspired Merton, and how they can inspire a new generation of Christians.
ELEMENTARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FORMS
Welcome students and parents!
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 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.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Readings for the Week of November 2, 2014
Sunday: Wis 3:1-9/Rom 5:5-11 or Rom 6:3-9/Jn 6:37-40
Monday: Phil 2:1-4/Lk 14:12-14
Tuesday: Phil 2:5-11/Lk 14:15-24
Wednesday: Phil 2:12-18/Lk 14:25-33
Thursday: Phil 3:3-8a/Lk 15:1-10
Friday: Phil 3:17--4:1/Lk 16:1-8
Saturday: Phil 4:10-19/Lk 16:9-15
Next Sunday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12/1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17/Jn 2:13-22
Readings for the Week of November 9, 2014
Sunday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12/1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17/Jn 2:13-22
Monday: Ti 1:1-9/Lk 17:1-6
Tuesday: Ti 2:1-8, 11-14/Lk 17:7-10
Wednesday: Ti 3:1-7/Lk 17:11-19
Thursday: Phlm 7-20/Lk 17:20-25
Friday: 2 Jn 4-9/Lk 17:26-37
Saturday: 3 Jn 5-8/Lk 18:1-8
Next Sunday: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31/1 Thes 5:1-6/Mt 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21
Readings for the Week of November 16, 2014
Sunday: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31/1 Thes 5:1-6/Mt 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21
Monday: Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5/Lk 18:35-43
Tuesday: Rv 3:1-6, 14-22/Lk 19:1-10
Wednesday: Rv 4:1-11/Lk 19:11-28
Thursday: Rv 5:1-10/Lk 19:41-44
Friday: Rv 10:8-11/Lk 19:45-48
Saturday: Rv 11:4-12/Lk 20:27-40
Next Sunday: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17/1 Cor 15:20-26, 28/Mt 25:31-46
Readings for the Week of November 23, 2014
Sunday: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17/1 Cor 15:20-26, 28/Mt 25:31-46
Monday: Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5/Lk 21:1-4
Tuesday: Rv 14:14-19/Lk 21:5-11
Wednesday: Rv 15:1-4/Lk 21:12-19
Thursday: Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a/Lk 21:20-28
Friday: Rv 20:1-4, 11--21:2/Lk 21:29-33
Saturday: Rv 22:1-7/Lk 21:34-36
Next Sunday: Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7/1 Cor 1:3-9/Mk 13:33-37
Readings for the Week of November 30, 2014
Sunday: Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7/1 Cor 1:3-9/Mk 13:33-37
Monday: Is 2:1-5/Mt 8:5-11
Tuesday: Is 11:1-10/Lk 10:21-24
Wednesday: Is 25:6-10a/Mt 15:29-37
Thursday: Is 26:1-6/Mt 7:21, 24-27
Friday: Is 29:17-24/Mt 9:27-31
Saturday: Is 30:19-21, 23-26/Mt 9:35--10:1, 5a, 6-8
Next Sunday: Is 40:1-5, 9-11/2 Pt 3:8-14/Mk 1:1-8
Readings for the Week of December 7, 2014
Sunday: Is 40:1-5, 9-11/2 Pt 3:8-14/Mk 1:1-8
Monday: Gn 3:9-15, 20/Eph 1:3-6, 11-12/Lk 1:26-38
Tuesday: Is 40:1-11/Mt 18:12-14
Wednesday: Is 40:25-31/Mt 11:28-30
Thursday: Is 41:13-20/Mt 11:11-15
Friday: Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab/Lk 1:26-38 or Lk 1:39-47
Saturday: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11/Mt 17:9a, 10-13
Next Sunday: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11/1 Thes 5:16-24/Jn 1:6-8, 19-28
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 FALL
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: 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 2013
A copy is attached.