GRATEFUL GIVING CAMPAIGN BEGINS!
We are blessed by God and know that we, in turn, are called by God to bless others! Through your participation we have accomplished much good ministry at St. Justin Martyr and it is only through your continued participation that we can continue those good efforts! From October 4 through November 22 we will be conducting the Grateful Giving Offertory Enhancement Program. Continue to check for the latest formation flyers and reporting on the results of this very important parish program. click "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).
HALLOWEEN PARTY - OCTOBER 25
Our annual Halloween party will be on Saturday, October 25 from 6:00-8:00PM in Lambur hall. All are welcome, tell your neighbors, relatives and friends to join us. All ages are encouraged to dress in costume. Our Halloween custome contests will begin at 7:30PM. Prizes will be awarded to both children and adults.
Volunteer signup sheets are posted in the gallery. Please sign up to volunteer or support the party by dropping off a bag of candy for our witches and goblins that will participate on our Trick or Treat Trail. We are in need of adults to head the haunted house. Without adult supervision we cannot have this wonderful tradition.
Registration form and help form can be downloaded by clicking "more".
For more information contact Karen, firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth at email@example.com.
HALLOWEEN PARTY COLORING CONTEST
Do you like to color? The contest is for children/teens, grades K-2, 3-6, or 7-8. Find the pictures for your age in the .pdf below by clicking on "more". Color and return to the St. Justin Martyr Parish Office by October 20.
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?
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.
Confirmation Class of 2015
“The Treasures Within”
It was great meeting everyone on Sunday. If you have any questions concerning our program please contact Mrs. R at the Parish Office or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next session is on October 26 beginning at 11:30AM Mass.
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 email@example.com, place in the collection basket, or drop off at the Parish Office.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Justification: The gracious action by which God frees us from sin and makes us holy and righteous before him.
Lord, God of Hosts: From the word “sabaoth,” hosts are the invisible powers that work at God’s command over heaven and earth.
Mediator: One who unites or reconciles separate or opposing parties. Thus, Jesus Christ is the “one mediator between God and the human race” (1 Tm 2:5). Through his sacrificial offering he has become high priest and unique mediator who has gained for us access to the Father through the Holy Spirit.
Called to Protect Parent Meeting
It is a sad reality that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 8 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. We as parents can help change this by learning the signs of abuse, acting on these signs and teaching our children how to protect themselves. That is the purpose of the Called to Protect Program. The diocese of Cleveland and its parishes implement various programs to protect children from sexual abuse. The Called to Protect program complements existing programs such as VIRTUS, extending its audience to parents, children and all adults. A parent/adult education session will be held in the school’s ATR Room on Monday, October 13 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. Parents of children who belong to St. Justin Martyr Parish are strongly encouraged to attend as are all concerned adult parishioners. To R.S.V.P.& for more information please contact Charles Hunt at (440) 946-3287 or email@example.com.
Parish School of Religion—PSR
Handing on the Faith to Our Children
PSR CLASSES HAVE STARTED! Children whose registration forms are received hereafter will be placed in classes the following week and be required to pay a late fee. Forms are in the church gallery and can be returned to the church office. 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 to 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.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults—RCIA
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.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Give 1 hour to stop abortion, sign up today! St. Justin’s 40 Days for Life Committee needs volunteers for peaceful vigil outside of the Painesville Family Planning Clinic (54 South State St., Painesville) on Thursdays during the Campaign (Sept. 24-Nov. 2) Please consider volunteering for a 1-hour time slot, between the hours of 7AM-7PM. Sign up sheets are on the book case outside of the Adoration Chapel.
Your presence and prayers make a difference. Thank you. See you there!
Save the date! We will be chartering a bus to attend the March for Life in Washington, D. C. Check "more" below to register.
For additional information call
Pat Frazier (946-8154) or Monica Vlasz (463-8219)
VOCATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS
VOCATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS
The following parishioners are scheduled to receive the cross during the month of October:
Week of October 4-5: Joan Bruening
Week of October 11-12: Carol Sternad
Week of October 18-19:
Cheryl & Paul Vitelli
Week of October 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 December. 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.
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.
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: email@example.com
FRESH Faith 2014
Those in 8th grade have received 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.
Registration is past due! Please sign up today!
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 October 5, 2014
Sunday: Is 5:1-7/Phil 4:6-9/Mt 21:33-43
Monday: Gal 1:6-12/Lk 10:25-37
Tuesday:Gal 1:13-24/Lk 10:38-42
Wednesday:Gal 2:1-2, 7-14/Lk 11:1-4
Thursday:Gal 3:1-5/Lk 11:5-13
Friday: Gal 3:7-14/Lk 11:15-26
Saturday:Gal 3:22-29/Lk 11:27-28
Next Sunday:Is 25:6-10a/Phil 4:12-14, 19-20/Mt 22:1-14 or 22:1-10
Readings for the Week of October 12, 2014
Sunday: Is 25:6-10a/Phil 4:12-14, 19-20/Mt 22:1-14 or 22:1-10
Monday: Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31--5:1/Lk 11:29-32
Tuesday:Gal 5:1-6/Lk 11:37-41
Wednesday:Gal 5:18-25/Lk 11:42-46
Thursday:Eph 1:1-10/Lk 11:47-54
Friday: Eph 1:11-14/Lk 12:1-7
Saturday:2 Tm 4:10-17b/Lk 10:1-9
Next Sunday:Is 45:1, 4-6/1 Thes 1:1-5b/Mt 22:15-21
Readings for the Week of October 19, 2014
Sunday: Is 45:1, 4-6/1 Thes 1:1-5b/Mt 22:15-21
Monday: Eph 2:1-10/Lk 12:13-21
Tuesday:Eph 2:12-22/Lk 12:35-38
Wednesday:Eph 3:2-12/Lk 12:39-48
Thursday:Eph 3:14-21/Lk 12:49-53
Friday: Eph 4:1-6/Lk 12:54-59
Saturday:Eph 4:7-16/Lk 13:1-9
Next Sunday:Ex 22:20-26/1 Thes 1:5c-10/Mt 22:34-40
Readings for the Week of October 26, 2014
Sunday: Ex 22:20-26/1 Thes 1:5c-10/Mt 22:34-40
Monday: Eph 4:32--5:8/Lk 13:10-17
Tuesday:Eph 2:19-22/Lk 6:12-16
Wednesday:Eph 6:1-9/Lk 13:22-30
Thursday:Eph 6:10-20/Lk 13:31-35
Friday: Phil 1:1-11/Lk 14:1-6
Saturday:Rv 7:2-4, 9-14/1 Jn 3:1-3/Mt 5:1-12a
Next Sunday:Wis 3:1-9/Rom 5:5-11 or Rom 6:3-9/Jn 6:37-40
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.