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.
HOLY THURSDAY FELLOWSHIP MEAL
Christ gathered with his friends to share a meal on Holy Thursday. As friends of Christ and St. Justin Martyr Parish, we ask you to join us to share a Meal of Fellowship. We invite all parishioners, friends and family members to take a part in a POTLUCK DINNER prior to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 2, 2015. We will meet in Lambur Hall at 6:00PM for fellowship with dinner beginning promptly at 6:30PM. There will be activities for children.
We ask each family/person bring a covered dish to serve 12 people and a donation of $3.00 per person or $12.00 for a family of 5 to cover the cost of the meat. You will receive a call regarding the covered dish you will be asked to bring (i.e. salad, vegetable, potato, pasta, or dessert). Beverages and baked bread will also be provided.
Our meal together will lead us to Evening Liturgy which will begin at 8:00 PM. Please join us for this very important portion of our evening. Take a few moments to fill out the form to the right and return it to the Parish Office with your money or check made out to: St. Justin Martyr. If you are interested in having your feet washed during the Mass, please e-mail RSVP@stjustin.net
The deadline for reservations will be March 30. We are always in need of volunteers to help clean up so that everyone can go to the Mass. Get your reservations in early and join us for this wonderful evening!
Please click on "more" below for flyer
Easter is a wonderful feast when the Church remembers those who have gone before us in faith. If you would like to honor a deceased loved one and contribute to the Easter flower fund, please enclose a donation of $10 in an envelope with the form below. Place the envelope in the collection basket or drop it off in the Parish Office by TUESDAY, MARCH 24.
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.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE & EASTER SCHEDULE
MARCH 24-APRIL 5, 2015
PASSION (PALM) SUNDAY-Regular Sunday Schedule
MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK - March 30
7:00 PM - Mass
TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK - March 31
8:30 AM - Mass
7:00 PM - Chrism Mass at the Cathedral
WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK – April 1
8:30 AM - Mass
THE EASTER TRIDUUM
HOLY THURSDAY - April 2
6:00 PM - Parish Fellowship Meal
8:00 PM - Mass of the Lord’s Supper
9:00 PM - Adoration of the Eucharist until Midnight
GOOD FRIDAY - April 3
12:00 Noon - Mid-Day Prayer Service
3:00 PM - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
8:00 PM - Stations of the Cross (Living Stations)
HOLY SATURDAY - April 4
9:00 AM - Morning Prayer Service
2:00 PM - Blessing of Food Baskets
8:30 PM - Solemn Easter Vigil Liturgy
EASTER SUNDAY LITURGY - April 5
Church: 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 AM;
Lambur Hall: 9:30
(NO 5:00 PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY)
Tuesday, March 24 - 7:00 PM
Communal Penance Service at St. Mary Magdalene
Saturday, March 28 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Monday, March 30 - 7:30-8:30 PM
Tuesday, March 31 - 1:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 1 - 7:00-8:30 PM
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will not be celebrated during the TRIDUUM (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday). If no time listed is convenient, this Sacrament can be celebrated by appointment.
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
The following parishioners are scheduled to receive the cross during the month of March:
Week of March 7-8: Marge & Tom Drew
Week of March 14-15: Tom & Barb Kovacic
Week of March 21-22: Al & Jerry Gajowski
Week of March 28-29: Sue Lewis
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 April. We started
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.
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.
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?
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Readings for the Week of March 15, 2015
Sunday: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23/Eph 2:4-10/Jn 3:14-21
Monday: Is 65:17-21/Jn 4:43-54
Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9, 12/Jn 5:1-16
Wednesday: Is 49:8-15/Jn 5:17-30
Thursday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16/Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22/Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
Friday: Wis 2:1a, 12-22/Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Saturday: Jer 11:18-20/Jn 7:40-53
Next Sunday: Jer 31:31-34/Heb 5:7-9/Jn 12:20-33
Readings for the Week of March 22, 2015
Sunday: Jer 31:31-34/Heb 5:7-9/Jn 12:20-33
Monday: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62/Jn 8:1-11
Tuesday: Nm 21:4-9/Jn 8:21-30
Wednesday: Is 7:10-14; 8:10/Heb 10:4-10/Lk 1:26-38
Thursday: Gn 17:3-9/Jn 8:51-59
Friday: Jer 20:10-13/Jn 10:31-42
Saturday: Ez 37:21-28/Jn 11:45-56
Next Sunday: Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16/Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mk 14:1--15:47 or 15:1-39
Readings for the Week of March 29, 2015
Sunday: Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16/Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mk 14:1--15:47 or 15:1-39
Monday: Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11
Tuesday: Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Wednesday: Is 50:4-9a/Mt 26:14-25
Thursday: Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9/Rv 1:5-8/Lk 4:16-21
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14/1 Cor 11:23-26/Jn 13:1-15
Friday: Is 52:13--53:12/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 18:1--19:42
Saturday: Vigil: Gn 1:1--2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a/Gn 22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Ex 14:15--15:1/Is 54:5-14/Is 55:1-11/Bar 3:9-15, 32--4:4/Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28/Rom 6:3-11/Mk 16:1-7
Next Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/Jn 20:1-9 or Mk 16:1-7 or Lk 24:13-35
PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES
Minutes from the most recent 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.
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 value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends on the way we occupy that place.
~ St. Therese of Lisieux.
+In every disappointment, great or small, let your heart fly directly to your dear Savior, throwing yourself into those arms for refuge against every pain and sorrow. Jesus will never leave you or forsake you.
~ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
+Do something good for someone you like least today.
~ St. Anthony of Padua
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The phase of Purification & Enlightenment takes place during Lent, and is marked by 3 community celebrations known as Scrutinies. During this period, the elect, baptized candidates and the parish community together focus on conversion and scrutinize their lives in light of the Gospel. The Scrutinies coincide with the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday's of Lent, and they ask God for healing and forgiveness of the elect. Please continue to pray for our elect, Bonnie Philips and baptized candidates David Bramley, Charles Zerman, Tammy Sprague and Vincent Krawulski.
World Meeting of Families 2015
A World Meeting of Families will take place in Philadelphia this year. We are asked to pray for the Church’s efforts to promote and protect the value of the family life. To learn more about this great event & acquire helpful resources, www.worldmeeting2015.org
World Meeting of Families Prayer
God and Father of us all,
in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
you have made us
your sons and daughters
in the family of the Church.
May your grace and love
help our families
in every part of the world
be united to one another
in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family,
with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and to always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!
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, email@example.com
FRESH Faith 2015
FRESH Faith Class of 2014-2015
The next Fresh Faith Session is April 26.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
There will be no Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting for the month of January.
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: 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 2014
A copy is attached.