MEMORIAL DAY LITURGY
Monday, MAY 30
Remember those who have given so much for our country.
MASS @ 9:00AM
Please bring a goodie to share for hospitality following. Come a little early for the flag raising ceremony.
Church Office will be closed. No Eucharistic Adoration.
Call the Preschool at 946-5414, or the Parish Office at 946-1177 and we'll be happy to answer your questions. If you would like a registration packet you may pick one up at the St. Justin Martyr Parish Office during regular hours. Our half-day P3 Program is Tues. & Thurs. from 8:00-10:45am. Your child must be 3 years old by September 30, 2016 to be part of this program. Our half-day P4 Program is Mon., Wed. & Fri. 8:00-10:45am. Drop off can be as early as 7:45am. Thank you for considering our fine academic and religious preschool program.
CONGRATULATIONS BEV PECJAK!
On Saturday, April 30th we celebrated Beverly Pecjak as the winner of the Catholic Charities Bishop Pevec 2016 “Sower of Justice” Award at the Annual Peace and Justice Award Dinner. We are very proud of her work as a member of the Helping Hands Ministry.
BECOME A PARISH COUNCIL MEMBER!
We are calling forth NEW members for council for 2016/2017 session to help represent the interests and pastoral needs of the parish community. We need YOU-your perspective and your ideas.
Please prayerfully consider whether you yourself or someone you know, would be interested. Nominations are now being accepted. If you think you may be interested, please contact the parish office, speak to a current council member or complete the application form and return to the office. Copies of the form are available in the Gallery or by clicking "more" below.
JUST IN FUN SURPRISE TRIP
On June 13th we will be taking you on a surprise trip to “Heaven and Hell”. Don’t let the name scare you as this is one of our best planned surprises so far. It is not a mystery but contains some history and beauty. Casual dress and comfortable shoes are required and a tasty lunch is included.
This trip is breathtaking so don’t pass up this opportunity to join us on another great adventure. We leave at 8:00 am and will return approximately 6:30 pm. The cost for this day of fun will be $72.
Tie Knot Blankets
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Fleece Blanket Service Night.
We made 14 blankets for Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital making our grand total of 49 blankets in 3 months. We will be continuing this project throughout the year. Donations are still being accepted.
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT-HELP NEEDED!
Eagle Scout Project—Help Needed!
My name is Justin Panchula and I have been a member of St. Justin Martyr Parish since I was 1 year old. I am currently working on my Eagle Scout Project which will be to install a drain in the church playground. The expected cost for this project is $9,000. I could use your help in a variety of ways: time, talent, and treasure.
First, my project will be done in the month of June and I will need volunteers with shovels and wheelbarrows to help with the labor. Second, if anyone has access to a Bobcat and knows how to use one, that would be a tremendous help. Third, I am in need of monetary donations to help offset the cost of this project. Please contact the church about any donations you would like to make. Finally, I will be hosting a Chick-fil-A fundraiser on Monday, May 2, from 5 – 8 p.m. that all are welcome to attend. Thank you for your support and your prayers. May God bless you all.
VOCATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS
Vocations at the Crossroads
The following parishioners are scheduled to receive the cross during the month of May:
Week of May 5-6: Carol Sternad
Week of May 14-15: Newland Family
Week of May 21-22: Cathy Armetta
Week of May 28-29: Mary Ellen Reed
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 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
+ The feast of the Most Holy Trinity renews our mission of living in communion with God and all people on the model of the divine communion.
+ Each one of us can be a bridge of encounter between diverse cultures and religions, a way to rediscover our common humanity.
+ The firm commitment for human rights springs from an awareness of the unique and supreme value of each person.
+ Loving and forgiving are tangible and visible signs that faith has transformed our hearts.
Parish School of Religion
Parents can sign their children up now for the 2016-17 PSR school year. There is a discount of $15 on registrations received by May 29! Registrations forms are in the church office.
Children who attend public schools are required to attend PSR classes. The goal of PSR is to form children as disciples of Jesus by developing their understanding of Christian doctrine, encouraging a Christian moral life, inviting them to worship and prayer in Catholic liturgy, and orienting them toward service. St. Justin Martyr Parish School of Religion is at the service of parents, assisting them in the important task of handing on the Catholic Faith to their children.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The letters "RCIA" stand for the "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults". It is a process in which men and women are gradually introduced to the Catholic way of life. If you or someone you know are interested in joining the Catholic Church at St. Justin Martyr, please speak with Fr. Kevin, a team member or the RCIA coordinator, Charles Hunt at 440-946-3287 & email@example.com . The RCIA Team invites you to offer a Rosary for the intentions of increasing the membership of St. Justin Martyr Church. Our prayers, example and welcoming outreach will foster growth in our parish. The RCIA Team invites you to offer a Rosary for the intentions of increasing the membership of St. Justin Martyr Church.
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
PRE-BAPTISM CLASS, JUNE 1, 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 May 27, 2016 or e-mail the Parish Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 2016
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?
We invite you to view the stories of inspiration and more information at www.catholiccommunity.org/2016Appeal.
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
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.
LITURGICAL MINISTERS SCHEDULE
Schedule through May 30 for Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers and Servers. Scheduling exceptions are due to the Parish Office by April 30, 2016.
Our Confirmation Interviews will be taking place during the month of May.
PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES
Minutes from the most recent Parish Council Meetings can be viewed by clicking on "more" below.
St. Justin Martyr Parish Pastoral Council consists of parishioners and staff that meet once a month on the third Tuesday of the month except in July and December. The members of the Parish Pastoral Council can commit to a two year term with one two year renewal.
The Council functions in an advisory capacity to the pastor to promote the spiritual and pastoral growth of the parish.
Parish Pastoral Council is a rewarding experience and an opportunity to use your God given talents by helping to build a stronger parish community.
This ministry is open to registered members of the parish who are in full Catholic communion with the church, have an open mind and are dedicated to the mission and spiritual welfare of the parish.
If you would like to join this Ministry or have any questions contact the Parish Office at 946-1177, speak to a current council member or join them for a meeting.
The next meeting of Parish Council is this Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 PM in the CMR. Agenda items include:
SJM Logo Design
If you cannot attend, please contact Leslie, 942-3455. The last approved minutes can be found on our website, www.stjustin.net.
We are calling forth NEW members for council to help represent the interests and pastoral needs of the parish community. We need YOU—your perspective and your ideas.
Please prayerfully consider whether you yourself or someone you know, would be interested. Nominations are now being accepted. If you think you may be interested, please contact the parish office or speak to a current council member. Council meetings are open to all parishioners. Please come and observe at our meeting on April 19.
Minutes from previous meeting are available upon request, firstname.lastname@example.org
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Readings for the Week of May 22, 2016
Sunday: Prv 8:22-31/Ps 8:4-9/Rom 5:1-5/Jn 16:12-15
Monday: 1 Pt 1:3-9/Ps 111:1-2, 5-6, 9-10/Mk 10:17-27
Tuesday: 1 Pt 1:10-16/Ps 98:1-4/Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday: 1 Pt 1:18-25/Ps 79:8-9, 11, 13/Mk 10:32-45
Thursday: 1 Pt 2:2-5, 9-12/Ps 100:2-5/Mk 10:46-52
Friday: 1 Pt 4:7-13/Ps 149:1-6, 9/Mk 11:11-26
Saturday: Jude 17, 20b-25/Ps 63:2-6/Mk 11:27-33
Next Sunday: Gn 14:18-20/Ps 110:1-4/1 Cor 11:23-26/Lk 9:11b-17
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.
We take donations of clean, new yarn, cash, and gift cards for places that sell yarn.
Festival Help Needed
We are busily getting ready for the 2016 St. Justin Martyr Festival to be held July 22-24. Most of our Committee Chairman have stepped forward, but we are still in need of a First Aid Chairman, and American Foods Chairman. Please consider helping! If you are interested please call Dave, 951-4651 as soon as possible.
No Adoration on Memorial Day!
Hours needed are listed below. Please consider spending an hour of the year with the Lord in quiet prayer.
Tuesday: 7:00PM, 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 & 5:00 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.
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
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.
All forms for PSR are located on the website above under "Parish Forms"
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"
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.
Funeral Ministry Needs Volunteers
If you would still like to join this ministry contact Beth, email@example.com 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 2015
A copy is attached.