Give thanks together with the community at Mass at 9am on September 1. Please bring a goodie to share for hospitality after.
I thank you for this Labor Day holiday. I thank you for this time when I can choose to get added rest, or added fun, or added time to catch up on necessary chores.
Lord, this is also a great day for reflection. This is a day to thank you for the many gifts and talents that you have given me to serve you and serve others.
Lord, you have equipped me, you have prepared me, and you will enable me to make great contributions to this world. Enlarge my vision of your awesome plan for my life.
I thank you for your heavenly guidance. I celebrate the revelation, motivation, and determination that will take me to the next step in my destiny.
Bless my work and my career for your glory. Enlarge my opportunities. Enable me to be prosperous as I dedicate myself to giving my best to the work assignments you have given me.
In Jesus' Name I pray,
ALL ARE INVITED!
Your presence is requested for the
celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation
on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:30 in the afternoon at St. Justin Martyr Church.
Bishop Richard Lennon will be conferring the Sacrament.
A social will immediately follow in Lambur Hall
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.
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.
FESTIVAL CHINESE AUCTION WINNERS!
Congratulations on all the Chinese Auction Winners! Because of the weather, you will be called by noon on Monday, July 28.
Gardening Basket-Lou Barle
Lottery Tickets-Paul Makar
Collapsable Cooler-Kathy Martin
Cleveland Indians-Michelle Bammerlin
Coke Clock-Deana Myer
Harley Davidson-Syndy Smandl
Cleveland Browns-Cheryl Vitelli
Geneva State Lodge-Judy Meech
Vera Bradley-Joyce Miller
Notre Dame Tickets-Rick Stohlman
Elizabeth Ministry-Hilde Dugan
Christmas Dinner-John Duka
Precious Moments-Debbie Rydzinski
Avon Products-Michelle Bammerlin
Mexican Hat, etc.-Hilde Dugan
Tastefully Simple-Carol Coffey
Ultimate Solon/Aveda-Tom Malinowski
Ladies & Gentlemen-George Grady
Fuzzy Friends-Mitchell Buchanan
Sherwin Williams-Rosemary Geisweldt
Lake County Captains-Lou Barle
New Image/Men’s-S. Duplago
Gold Pro/Pine Ridge-Gwen
Auto Zone-Carol Russo
Monkey Business/zoo-Sue Smith
Camouflage Snuggie-Bill Frank
Basket of Cheer-Char Tepley
Ladies Night Out-Terri Hamila
Men’s Night-Steve Brest
FESTIVAL RAFFLE WINNERS!
Thank you for all those who purchased tickets for our raffles!
1st prize: Joe Duca
2nd prize: Claire Lupica
3rd prize: Rick Isabella
4th Prize: Thomas Pishkula
Green Grocer Winner:
Thank you for your support!
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE WINNERS!
The car cruise winners are as follows:
•1st Place George Trost 1970 Dodge Charger RT
•2nd Place Brian Kerns 1973 Plymouth Cuda
•3rd Place Tony Russo 1973 Jaguar E-Type
•Peoples Choice Brian Kerns 1973 Plymouth Cuda
Thank you to all those who participated! Spread the word and see you next year!
PIE BAKING CONTEST WINNERS
Congratulations to all those who entered our first Pie Baking contest! Delicious pies were submitted by all.
The winners are:
Grand Prize: Lynn Regovich, apple pie
1st place: Sr. Mary Theresa Gebura, SND
2nd place: Diana Hillier
3rd place: Matt Evers
1st place: Anita Malinowski
2nd place: Patricia Burgo
3rd place: Vera Baka
Congratulations...see you next year!
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?
IRISH NIGHT AT THE CAPTAINS-LAST CHANCE!
We have tickets for the upcoming Captains game on August 23 at 7:00pm. It's Irish Night! Those who went last year will tell you how much fun it is! Tickets go fast, so stop by the Parish Office and get yours today!
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.
40th JUBILEE OF FATHER KEVIN
My 40th Anniversary celebration was a wonderful time. The Masses were truly beautiful celebrations of thanksgiving for past gifts and of prayer for a hope-filled future for all the members of the Body of Christ. I want to thank our liturgical ministers who helped us pray so well together. The bagpipes leading us out at the conclusion of the 11:30 Mass was especially memorable.
The reception afterwards in Lambur Hall was a great time, filled with surprises and humor, good food and most of all your company. Thanks to all our wonderful bakers – delicious! Thank you to all those who provided the setting and service for the reception, especially: Joan Bruening, Rene Cattani, Carmine and Terry Denniston, Louise Formica, Joanne Fox, Carlos Hidalgo, Harriet Kropf, Marge Lukas, Connie and John McCarthy, Kathy and Tom McCoy, Beth and Dave Rossetti, Theresa Safigan, Sue Shoby, Loretta and Don Vanagas, and Sue and Ray Yahner.
I want to pass on to all the many compliments I received from family and friends who joined us for the celebration. They mentioned the friendliness of the parish, the gracious welcome they experienced, the inspiring music and prayer, the evident care we take with each other and our place. It made me humbly proud of our community of faith and I am happy to pass the praise on to you all.
Thanks again! It has been a great 40 years of priesthood and I look forward to many more.
Peace, Fr. Kevin
ELEMENTARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FORMS
Welcome students and parents!
Please click "more" below for the following information:
+Parish Enrollment Form
+PSAS Student Aid Form
PRE-BAPTISM CLASS, SEPTEMBER 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 August 29, 2014 or e-mail the Parish Office, email@example.com
All incoming 10th graders in the class of 2014-15 will be receiving an application packet in June to sign up for the Confirmation Class of 2015. You must have completed grades 1-9 Religious Education.
Prayer partners can continue to drop off notes and cards in the Parish Office. They will be mailed home to your prayer partners over the summer.
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.
There will be no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday evening, or Friday during the day because of the FEAST of the ASSUMPTION.
Our chapel is usually open for adoration every weekday from 9am to midnight.
We are in need of adorers:
call Carolyn Cutler, 951-4686
Wednesday: 4:00 & 11:00 PM
call Carole Kopera, 951-0280
Thursday: 1:00, 10:00 & 11:00 PM
call Sue Meinke, 488-1962
Friday: 3:00 & 11:00 PM
call Loretta Vanagas, 942-7396
There will no Eucharistic Adoration when Willoughby-Eastlake schools are closed due to inclement weather.
FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
Terms from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Covenant: A solemn agreement between human beings, between God and a human being, or between God and a people involving mutual commitments or promises. In the Old Testament, God made a covenant with the Jewish people. Jesus, through his death and Resurrection, made a new covenant with the whole of humanity. One enters into this new covenant through faith and Baptism.
Damnation: Eternal separation from God’s love caused by dying in mortal sin without repentance.
Godhead: The mystery of one God in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Handing on the Faith-PSR
Parish School of Religion
It is an awesome privilege and responsibility for parents to bring their children into a relationship with Jesus and His Church . We do this sacramentally through Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. Our Christian witness, by word and example, is essential to fostering this relationship. Parents are the primary educators in the Catholic Faith and PSR assists parents in this indispensible endeavor. PSR is for public school students in grades 1-8. Classes meet on Monday evenings during the school year. Applications for the 2014-2015 year are available in the church’s gallery.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
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.
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 SUMMER
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
FRESH Faith 2014
Those in 8th grade will be receiving 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.
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.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Readings for the Week of August 17, 2014
Sunday: Is 56:1, 6-7/Rom 11:13-15, 29-32/Mt 15:21-28
Monday: Ez 24:15-23/Mt 19:16-22
Tuesday: Ez 28:1-10/Mt 19:23-30
Wednesday: Ez 34:1-11/Mt 20:1-16
Thursday: Ez 36:23-28/Mt 22:1-14
Friday: Ez 37:1-14/Mt 22:34-40
Saturday: Ez 43:1-7ab/Mt 23:1-12
Next Sunday: Is 22:19-23/Rom 11:33-36/Mt 16:13-20
Readings for the Week of August 24, 2014
Sunday: Is 22:19-23/Rom 11:33-36/Mt 16:13-20
Monday: 2 Thes 1:1-5, 11-12/Mt 23:13-22
Tuesday: 2 Thes 2:1-3a, 14-17/Mt 23:23-26
Wednesday: 2 Thes 3:6-10, 16-18/Mt 23:27-32
Thursday: 1 Cor 1:1-9/Mt 24:42-51
Friday: 1 Cor 1:17-25/Mk 6:17-29
Saturday: 1 Cor 1:26-31/Mt 25:14-30
Next Sunday: Jer 20:7-9/Rom 12:1-2/Mt 16:21-27
Readings for the Week of August 31, 2014
Sunday: Jer 20:7-9/Rom 12:1-2/Mt 16:21-27
Monday: 1 Cor 2:1-5/Lk 4:16-30
Tuesday: 1 Cor 2:10b-16/Lk 4:31-37
Wednesday: 1 Cor 3:1-9/Lk 4:38-44
Thursday: 1 Cor 3:18-23/Lk 5:1-11
Friday: 1 Cor 4:1-5/Lk 5:33-39
Saturday: 1 Cor 4:6b-15/Lk 6:1-5
Next Sunday: Ez 33:7-9/Rom 13:8-10/Mt 18:15-20
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.