Ash Wednesday Masses are:
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast (limited to one full meal). All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat for all Catholics over the age of 14 until the beginning of their 60th year
LENT SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR
Use technology to help you pray during this season of Lent.
FISH FRIES ARE BACK!
All You Can Eat Fish is back on Fridays from March 7 through March 28. Same prices as last year! We have homemade fresh cut fries and the best cabbage and noodles in Lake County! Click on "more" below for the flyer.
(All you can eat is dine in only, but take out is available!)
ELEMENTARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FORMS
Welcome students and parents!
Please click "more" below for the following information:
+Parish Enrollment Form
+PSAS Student Aid Form
LENT CALENDAR FOR ADULTS
This calendar has spiritual insights and suggestions based on the daily readings. The calendar was especially prepared for you by the St. Justin Martyr Spiritual Life Committee. Our gratitude goes out to Laverne King, Nancy Vitovich, Bob Rubus, Rosetta Scafidi, Charlie Hunt and Marion hanna.
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.
BOY SCOUTS PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday, March 9 from 8:00-11:30am
Don't Miss It!
Pancakes, Sausage Links, Eggs, Coffee, Orange Juice
$6.00 for Adults
$4.00 for Seniors and children 10 and under
Silent Auction tickets $1.00 each or $5.00 for 6
All proceeds to support Troop activities
St. Justin Martyr Church, Lambur Hall
AN EVENING OF CONFESSION
An Evening of Confession
March 12 - 5:00-8:00PM
“If you have sinned, do not lose heart. We have Jesus Christ to plead for us with the Father.” (1 John 2:1)
Please join us for An Evening of Confession at St. Justin Martyr from 5-8pm. Individual confessions will be heard throughout the evening. If you have family members or friends who have been estranged from the Catholic Church, please invite them to come home this Lent, and to experience God’s gift of healing through the sacrament of reconciliation. For more information see www.welcomecatholics.com.
ELIZABETH MINISTRY MAKING PLANS FOR BINGO
Plans are being made for our annual Bingo Party at Surfside apartments.
We’ll need your help in gathering items for door prizes, game prizes and auction baskets. The residents look forward to this event. We wish to thank those who have donated.
Suggested items could include:
-Paper products-towels, plates, napkins
-Cleaning aids, soaps, lotions
-Coffees, teas, condiments, can goods
-Playing cards, stationary items
-Gift cards or anything you wish to donate
Our next gathering will be Wednesday, March 12 at 7 PM in the ATR room. Any questions please feel free to call, Loretta Vanagas at 942-7396
Jim Merhaut is a ministry consultant, writer, teacher, and relationship coach. He holds a Master of Science degree in Religious Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He is an author and co-author of several books and dozens of other publications. Jim has offered keynotes, retreats and workshops around the country, specializing in family spirituality, lifelong faith formation, and ministry leadership.
Three evening sessions
Sunday, March 23, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Holiness: what’s so special about me?– Learn how God is already moving in your life; and how you are called to holiness
Monday, March 24, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Life gets better; tales of forgiveness and love
– Accept the call to love; hear real-life stories of people who accepted the call to holiness
Tues., March 25, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Digging deep; the treasure hunt within
– Understand your God-given gifts and how to use them to answer His call in your life
This parish mission will teach you practical strategies for unearthing the abundant treasures within you - and around you. Learn to integrate simple spiritual practices that fit your daily routine. They will enrich your life and the lives of those within your family, workplace, recreational activities and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to become rich in your faith.
*This mission is rated PG-13. These sessions are not appropriate for young children. Teens tend to connect with these topics.
For additional information email Louise@stjustin.net
Babysitting is available for younger family members. Refreshments and fellowship will be available following each session.
Sessions will be held in the church. See you there!
PRE-BAPTISM CLASS, MARCH 5, 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 March 1, 2014 or e-mail the Parish Office, email@example.com
There will no Eucharistic Adoration when Willoughby-Eastlake schools are closed.
There will also be no Adoration on Ash Wednesday.
Our chapel is usually open for adoration every weekday from 9am to midnight.
Tuesday: 5:00 &11:00 PM
call Carolyn Cutler, 951-4686
Wednesday: 4:00 & 11:00 PM
call Carole Kopera, 951-0280
Thursday: 11:00 AM, 3:00, 10:00 & 11:00 PM
call Sue Meinke, 488-1962
Friday: 3:00 & 11:00 PM
call Loretta Vanagas, 942-7396
FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
Terms from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
TABERNACLE: The receptacle in the church in which the consecrated Eucharist is reserved for Communion for the sick and dying. Reservation of the Eucharist in the tabernacle lends itself to private devotional visits and adoration of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament by the faithful.
TEMPERANCE: The cardinal moral virtue that moderates the attraction of pleasure and pro- vides balance in the use of created goods. It ensures the mastery of the will over instinct, and keeps natural desires within proper limits.
TEMPLE: The house of worship built in Jerusalem by Solomon as God's dwelling-place, for the exercise of the priestly rites of sacrifice in the Jewish religion. After the capture of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by the Romans, the second temple was destroyed and never rebuilt. Jesus recognized the Temple as God's dwelling, and a house of prayer; he even identified himself with the Temple by presenting himself as God's definitive dwelling-place. The Holy Spirit makes the Church "the temple of the living God".
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
At the Easter Vigil, the catechumen receives the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist. Now the person is a fully initiated member of the Catholic Church. This is followed by post baptismal catechesis or mystagogy. At this time, the newly initiated explore their experience of being fully initiated through participation with all the faithful at Sunday Eucharist and through appropriate catechesis. Emphasis is placed on the study of the Gospel, the reception of the Eucharist, and actively living a life of charity, service, and love. The period formally lasts through the Easter season and may be marked by a parish celebration on or near Pentecost. During this time the deeper meaning of the sacraments, the Christian life and prayer is examined. It is a time of growth during which one’s understanding of the faith matures so that he or she can participate more fully in the Mass and in the life of the Church. On a different level, mystagogy is a lifelong process, one that all Christians are engaged in, as we all work to deepen our sense of what it means to live the Christian life.
This year there are 3 catechumens seeking to join our parish: Alison Grant, Joe Evaristo and Mike Dugger. Let us welcome, pray for and support them. The RCIA Team invites you to offer a weekly Rosary for the intentions of increasing the membership of St. Justin Martyr Church. Our prayers, example and welcoming attitude foster growth in our parish. If you or someone you know are interested in joining the Catholic Church at St. Justin Martyr, please contact the RCIA coordinator, Charles Hunt at 440-946-3287 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lenten Medication Booklets
Stay With Us, Lord: Daily Scriptural Reflections for Lent is a wonderful booklet filled with prayers and insights to help us deepen our relationship with Jesus this Lent. It is written by renowned author and speaker Fr. Robert Barron. Copies of can be found in the vestibule for $1.50.
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 SPRING
Schedules for Sping 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
The FRESH Faith session for will be on Sunday, March 16 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM.
PSR CLASSES HAVE STARTED! Children whose registration forms were received after September 1 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 Parish 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 7:00-8:15pm 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.
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.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Readings for the Week of March 2, 2014
Sunday: Is 49:14-15/1 Cor 4:1-5/Mt 6:24-34
Monday: 1 Pt 1:3-9/Mk 10:17-27
Tuesday: 1 Pt 1:10-16/Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday: Jl 2:12-18/2 Cor 5:20--6:2/Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Thursday: Dt 30:15-20/Lk 9:22-25
Friday: Is 58:1-9a/Mt 9:14-15
Saturday: Is 58:9b-14/Lk 5:27-32
Next Sunday: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7/Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19/Mt 4:1-11
Readings for the Week of March 9, 2014
Sunday: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7/Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19/Mt 4:1-11
Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday: Is 55:10-11/Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10/Lk 11:29-32
Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Mt 7:7-12
Friday: Ez 18:21-28/Mt 5:20-26
Saturday: Dt 26:16-19/Mt 5:43-48
Next Sunday: Gn 12:1-4a/2 Tm 1:8b-10/Mt 17:1-9
Readings for the Week of March 16, 2014
Sunday: Gn 12:1-4a/2 Tm 1:8b-10/Mt 17:1-9
Monday: Dn 9:4b-10/Lk 6:36-38
Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20/Mt 23:1-12
Wednesday: 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
Thursday: Jer 17:5-10/Lk 16:19-31
Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Next Sunday: Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42
Readings for the Week of March 23, 2014
Sunday: Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42
Monday: 2 Kgs 5:1-15ab/Lk 4:24-30
Tuesday: Is 7:10-14; 8:10/Heb 10:4-10/Lk 1:26-38
Wednesday: Dt 4:1, 5-9/Mt 5:17-19
Thursday: Jer 7:23-28/Lk 11:14-23
Friday: Hos 14:2-10/Mk 12:28-34
Saturday: Hos 6:1-6/Lk 18:9-14
Next Sunday: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
Readings for the Week of March 30, 2014
Sunday: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
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: Ex 32:7-14/Jn 5:31-47
Friday: Wis 2:1a, 12-22/Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Saturday: Jer 11:18-20/Jn 7:40-53
Next Sunday: Ez 37:12-14/Rom 8:8-11/Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45
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 2012
A copy is attached.
NEEDED: PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS
Calling Forth Parish Pastoral Members
An Application Form is available by clicking "more".
Our parish life needs YOU to share your time and talents and right now in two important ways:
We need your ideas, wisdom and commitment to enlivening our parish as a member of our Parish Pastoral Council.
Our present Council has served long and well, guiding us in implementing the Vibrant Parish Life plan and in our 50th Anniversary celebration.
Most of the members are completing their second 2 year term and are not eligible to continue. A strong parish needs a strong Council of committed parishioners.
Please contact a Council member:
Kris Crews, 944-9990
Diana Hillier, 350-1640
Shirley Pecjak, 974-0854
Jay Ranallo, 942-3527
Cheryl Vitelli, 209-0536
or call Father Kevin at the parish, 946-1177