St. Justin Martyr Preschool is CLOSED. Unfortunately, we have had only a few inquiries and only one confirmed registration for next year. This is not enough to ensure a quality preschool experience. It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of St. Justin Martyr Preschool.
The Diocese has sent out a document to be shared with all parishioners. This document has been created to answer questions, in summary form, about how the Diocese of Cleveland handles sexual abuse allegations, what we do to prevent such abuse, how we train people who have contact with youth and how we form men for priesthood. Click here to view the document.
Coffee with Caregivers
Coffee with Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, January 15, in the ATR at 7:00 P.M. for sharing and listening. There are times when caring for others becomes overwhelming and it is good to talk to those who understand. Come spend an hour, have a cup of coffee and a sweet treat and relax. If you know someone who might be interested, please let them know we will be meeting. ALL are welcome.
Respect Life Prayer Service
Buses will be flooding Washington, D. C. on January 18 for the March for Life. Thousands of people, young and old will gather to support LIFE
Jesus died for the senile grandfather in the nursing home and for the homeless fifty-year old sleeping under the bridge. Jesus died for the leper without fingers in India and the unborn Down’s syndrome child growing in its mothers womb. We must treasure and nourish what God has created.
Our Respect Life Committee will be praying in the Church during the march from 1:00-3:00pm. We are inviting all of you to join us. Hope to see you there.
Super Bowl Pizza Sale
Get your favorite Feast-style pizza for your parties!
Full Sheet: $10.00
Half Sheet: $5.00
Italian Sausage, hot or mild $3.00/pound
Return Pizza form by Friday, January 25. Pick up from Larry in the Church Meeting Room Saturday, February 2 after 5:00pm Mass, no later than 7:00pm.
On Monday, February 4 from 6:00-8:00pm join us for an All Parish Service Night sponsored by the Stewardship Commission. We will be collecting small personal care items and much more after all masses for 3 weeks prior. A list of items is available. On this evening we will be stuffing gift packages for the armed forces to show them our appreciation. We will be working with the USO in Cleveland, who will see that our packages will reach a deployed location. All are invited to come together for a light dinner and to help fill the boxes for the USO. MARK the date on your calendar. Plan on being a good steward by helping donate items for our armed forces.
St. Justin Martyr Holy Name Society / Paul Misch Scholarship
The St. Justin Martyr Holy Name Society is again offering one $4,000 scholarship ($2,000 for first year and $2,000 for second year) to those who will be attending a Catholic high school in September of next year. One student will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academics and a required essay. This scholarship is open to all eighth graders belonging to St. Justin Martyr Parish (regardless of what grade school they are currently attending) to assist in their first two years of Catholic high school education. Applications will be available in the parish office.
Epiphany House Blessing ~ Sunday, January 6 (Prayer cards available in the Gallery)
All: Make the Sign of the Cross.
Head of Household: “Peace be to this house and to all who dwell here, in the name of the Lord.
All: Blessed be God forever.
Reader: In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things come to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-3.14)
Using chalk, write on the outside of your house, above or next to an entrance:
20 + C + M + B +19
* 20 + (first half of the current year)
* C + M + B for the 3 Magi, Casper, Melchior, Balthasar, or the words, Christus Mansionem Benedicat (Latin for May Christ bless this house)
* +19 (the other half of the year)
(Each part could be written by a different member of the household.)
All: Lord God of heaven and earth, you revealed your only begotten Son to every nation by the guidance of a star. Bless this house and all who inhabit it. May we be blessed with health, goodness of heart, gentleness and the keeping of your law. Fill us with the light of Christ, that our love for each other may go out to all. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.