PAPAL VISIT TO AMERICA
With as many as 150 nations represented, the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 will bring together generations, different cultures and various socio-economic groups as well as families from multiple faith traditions. Whether Catholic or of another faith tradition, all will join together to reaffirm the families importance as the cornerstone of our global society.
Sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family and the host diocese, each World Meeting has its own unique theme. The theme for Philadelphia is “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.” The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is a six-day international event and celebration that draws participants from around the globe
The Congress – scheduled for Tuesday, September 22 through Friday, September 25, 2015 – will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PACC) and is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to participate in cross-cultural dialogue and prayers during daily Mass, devotions and breakout sessions.
The closing events of the Eighth World Meeting of Families take place on Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, September 27 when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia. These events include the Festival of Families, an intercultural, multi-faith celebration of family life around the world, which will be held on the evening of Saturday, September 26, and a Papal Mass to be held during the afternoon of Sunday, September 27.
All the information is on the website, worldmeeting2015.org
For a very important reading, "Love is our Mission", click on "more" below
JUSTIN FUN AMISH ADVENTURE
Amish Country Adventure in Sugar Creek and Walnut Creek, September 18
Explore Amish Country this fall to fill our brown bags with samplings, shop, have lunch and experience an unusual and hilarious variety show. Our travels will include a continental breakfast, travel bag of goodies, a shopping bag for your samples, Heini’s Cheese Chalet, Hershberger Bakery & Farmers Market, Der Dutchman Restaurant for a family style feast, Coblentz Chocolates and to enjoy the “Farmed and Dangerous” variety show. You haven’t participated in an Amish Country Theatre like this. The performances will make you laugh so hard that it will bring tears to your eyes. AND don’t forget the games and door prizes on the bus. The cost is $85, including gratuities.
Reservations must be made no later than September 4 to secure your seat on the bus. Forms are available in the Gallery and online.
If you have any questions contact Cheryl Doyle at 942-3391. Just in Fun is looking forward to having you join us and our exciting adventure to Amish Land.
JUST IN FUN CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Come join St. Justin’s Just In Fun Club on a holiday trip to Akron, Ohio to enjoy the magic and beautiful artistry of “The Nutcracker” at the Akron Civic Theatre. You will then travel to Papa Joe’s Restaurant where you will enjoy a hearty Italian dinner. Concluding your trip, you will experience one of Ohio’s largest and most spectacular holiday traditions,“Deck the Hall”, at The Stan Hywet Hall. This estate is
Illuminated inside and out with 900,000 lights and the Historic Manor House is decorated and inspired by the theme of “The Seiberling Family Christmases”. We will also experience DAZZLE, a fantastic outdoor light show animated to new music each year and Gingerbread Land, their popular Play garden which is “dressed up” for the holiday season. How exciting is this Christmas adventure.
Our package includes motor coach transportation, a goodie bag filled with holiday treats and beverages, your ticket to the Nutcracker, dinner at Papa Joe’s, entrance to The Stan Hywet Hall, and all gratuities. The total cost of this extravaganza is $99 and reservations must be received no later than NOVEMBER 9th.. Don’t be left out and make your reservations early. We are looking forward to having you join us on this fabulous Christmas experience. If you have any questions or special needs, please contact Cheryl Doyle at 440-943-3391. Signup sheets are available in St Justin Martyr’s lobby or by clicking "more" below.
Confirmation Class of 2015
Confirmation is September 13 at 2:30pm with Bishop Roger Gries. All are invited to attend.
thank you to all our prayer partners that have been remembering our Candidates. You can continue to drop off your notes and cards to the parish office. I'll make sure that they are received over the summer months. Please continue to pray for our Confirmation Candidates as they continue their journey to the Sacrament of Confirmation in the fall.
2016 Forms are available under "Parish Forms" or by clicking "more" below
FRESH Faith 2016
All 9th graders interested in making their Confirmation in the 10th grade need to participate in Fresh Faith. Forms and more information are below by clicking "more".
CATHOLIC FAMILY DAY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Pregame Mass at 10:15AM
Father Bob Stec, Presider
vs. Chicago White sox
To order discounted tickets please click on link below
Use passcode: BASEBALL
Any questions? Please contact Jackie Plys at 216-420-4162 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOMEWARD BOUND LISTENING SESSION
Homeward Bound Listening Session
A chance for inactive Catholics to be heard!
A Listening Session can be the first step in being reunited with the Catholic Church. Participants will experience a compassionate, non-judgmental place to express their struggles and desires regarding the Catholic Church. It is an opportunity to be heard. You can voice your questions, concerns and apprehensions about the Catholic Church together with others seeking answers and direction.
The Listening Session will be sponsored by Homeward Bound, a ministry of St. Justin Martyr Parish which reaches out to inactive or alienated Catholics. It is at the service of those who are not currently active in the life of the parish for whatever reason but who seek to return to full participation.
On Tuesday, October 6th a Listening Session will be hosted members of the Homeward Bound Ministry and Charles Hunt, Director of Religious Education for St. Justin Martyr Parish. It will be held in the school’s ATR at 7:00pm with refreshments.
If you are an inactive Catholic, Listening Sessions are your chance to:
• clear up confusion
• find answers
• jump hurdles
• grind an axe
• address issues
• confront fears
• heal hurts
For more information please contact Ron Mona at email@example.com or Charles Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
HELPING HANDS NEEDS
While you're shopping we are in need of Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, boxed potatoes and jello.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Readings for the Week of August 16, 2015
Sunday: Prv 9:1-6/Eph 5:15-20/Jn 6:51-58
Monday: Jgs 2:11-19/Mt 19:16-22
Tuesday: Jgs 6:11-24a/Mt 19:23-30
Wednesday: Jgs 9:6-15/Mt 20:1-16
Thursday: Jgs 11:29-39a/Mt 22:1-14
Friday: Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22/Mt 22:34-40
Saturday: Ru 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17/Mt 23:1-12
Next Sunday: Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b/Eph 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32/Jn 6:60-69
Readings for the Week of August 23, 2015
Sunday: Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b/Eph 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32/Jn 6:60-69
Monday: Rv 21:9b-14/Jn 1:45-51
Tuesday: 1 Thes 2:1-8/Mt 23:23-26
Wednesday: 1 Thes 2:9-13/Mt 23:27-32
Thursday: 1 Thes 3:7-13/Mt 24:42-51
Friday: 1 Thes 4:1-8/Mt 25:1-13
Saturday: 1 Thes 4:9-11/Mk 6:17-29
Next Sunday: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8/Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27/Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Readings for the Week of August 30, 2015
Sunday: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8/Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27/Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Monday: 1 Thes 4:13-18/Lk 4:16-30
Tuesday: 1 Thes 5:1-6, 9-11/Lk 4:31-37
Wednesday: Col 1:1-8/Lk 4:38-44
Thursday: Col 1:9-14/Lk 5:1-11
Friday: Col 1:15-20/Lk 5:33-39
Saturday: Col 1:21-23/Lk 6:1-5
Next Sunday: Is 35:4-7a/Jas 2:1-5/Mk 7:31-37
FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
What’s Francis Saying Now
Short Messages (Tweets) from Pope Francis
+When we experience the merciful love of the Father, we are more able to share this joy with our neighbor.
+Mary’s life shows that God accomplishes great deeds through those who are the most humble.
+Mary is full of grace. She is a sure refuge for us in times of temptation.
+The encounter with Christ can completely change our life.
Parish School of Religion
PSR begins Monday,September14th for grades 1-8. Pick up registration forms in the church gallery and return them to the church office by Sunday, September 6 to be enrolled in time for the first class. Please see registration packets for more information. If you have questions concerning PSR , please call the Religious Education Office at 946-3287.
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. 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.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Easter Fire! The candidates and the Elect are initiated through the third and consummating rite of the RCIA process, the Sacraments of Initiation, at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. On that night, when light drives out darkness, joyful sounds fill the silence, and we proclaim and renew our resurrection hope, the Elect culminate their long journey to initiation in the waters of Baptism -- then, with the candidates, the newly baptized are sealed with the oil of Confirmation and share the bread and wine of the Eucharist as full members of St. Justin Martyr Parish and the Universal Church.
If you or someone you know are interested in joining the Catholic Church at St. Justin Martyr, please speak with Fr. Kevin or contact the RCIA coordinator, Charles Hunt at 440-946-3287 or email@example.com The RCIA Team invites you include in your prayers the intentions of increasing the membership of St. Justin Martyr Church. Our prayers and example will foster growth in our parish.
VOCATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS
Vocations at the Crossroads
The following parishioners are scheduled to receive the cross during the month of August:
Week of August 1-2: Sue & Ray Yahner
Week of August 8-9: Don & Loretta Vanagas
Week of August 15-16: Sandy Cassidy
Week of August 22-23: Monica Vlasz
Week of August 29-30: Nancy Gansey
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 September.
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
LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHEDULE FALL
Schedules for Fall 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.
PRE-BAPTISM CLASS, SEPTEMBER 2, 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 September 1, 2015 or e-mail the Parish Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES
Minutes from the most recent Parish Council Meetings can be viewed by clicking on "more" below.
Needed: Eucharistic Adorers
Monday: Marge, 946-8989
Tuesday: 5:00, 7:00PM Carolyn, 951-4686
Wednesday: 11:00 PM, Carole, 951-0280
Thursday: Noon,10:00 & 11:00 PM, Sue, 488-1962
Friday: 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.
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.
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).
PARISH FACILITIES MEETING UPDATE
The Parish Facilities Meeting was attended by about 60 parishioners. The Powerpoint Presentation is below by clicking "more"
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 2014
A copy is attached.