Directory of Ministries and Organizations

Leads congregational singing at the 10:30 AM Sunday Liturgy. Traditional choral selections sung and limited musical skills needed with a love for singing! Instrumentalists also welcomed. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Little An...

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Our parish continues to provide ongoing faith formation for Adults through many different offerings throughout the year. Programs include large and small groups with presentations on scripture, Church Teaching and other relevant topics...

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Adult Servers are welcome to serve at funerals. No previous training is required.
On the first or second weekend in December the parish has a weekend of Hope! Parishioners go to various agencies in our community of Strongsville and the Diocese to bring hope to others, whether that is going to a Hospice, a sing-...

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Al-Anon meetings are for the relatives and friends of alcoholics. The meetings are on Monday mornings at 10:00 AM in the Redemptorist meeting room.

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What is Alpha? ALPHA is a series of interactive sessions that explores the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal environment.  It is a place where questions can be explored freely without judgment or pressure. ...

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Altar servers assist at Sunday Mass and at weddings. This group is open to young men and women in grades 5 and up.
The purpose of the Art and Environment Committee is to decorate the church for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time thereby providing a prayerful atmosphere for our worship of God throughout the seasons of the year. Member...

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An organization joined together under the patronage of St. Teresa of Avila to pray for religious vocations as their apostolate. A holy hour held the first Monday of every month begins with the 9:00 AM Liturgy.

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We welcome adults interested in serving on a team to help parents prepare for their child’s Baptism. The class is designed to help assist parents to understand the welcoming ceremony of the Church, the role of sponsors, and to be...

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Bereavement Ministry reaches out to those coping with the loss of a loved one. GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. For dates and times, consult our website or call our parish office. All are welcome. The parish also provid...

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Open to children in grades 2 through 7. Lead congregational singing every other Saturday at the 5:00 PM liturgy and for special occasions. Rehearsals on Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM September through mid- May in the Gathering Room. Call Music Office...

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Lent is always a time to re-focus our lives. During this sacred season members of our staff make a presentation on various faith topics after the 9:00 AM weekday Mass from Monday to Friday.

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Regardless of the circumstances separation and divorce is a painful process for most people. St. John Neumann Parish offers a divorce recovery and support group for those who are experiencing the hurt and uncertainty that often accompa...

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Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry experience targeting 6th, 7th and 8th graders, designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional and social needs of young adolescents. Middle school students meet in small groups, b...

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If you’re looking for a fun, faith-filled week of activities during the summer, for those entering 7th and 8th grades in the fall, then EDGE CAMP is for you! Past activities and outings have included trips to St. John Cathedral, Swing...

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Edge Core is an opportunity for adults, young adults, and high school teens to serve the middle school youth of the parish. Edge Core work in pairs to lead a small group in discussion and activity each week at Edge throughout the school&nbs...

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Eucharistic Ministers are lay people who distribute the Eucharist and Precious Blood at the Mass on the weekends but are also invited to distribute communion at the weekday Mass. Eucharistic Ministers also have the opportunity to ...

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The Evangelization Commission shares and promotes the Good News of Jesus Christ. We engage in ministry that reaches out to parishioners and those who have been away from the Church. We invite new parishioners through Welcome and Regist...

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The Finance Committee meets with the Pastor to discuss the stewardship of the praying community of St. John Neumann. Parishioners with financial backgrounds are encouraged to see the Pastor regarding participating in this group.

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St. John’s staff visits homebound parishioners on the first Friday of each month or within the week of the first Friday. The secretary or staff member calls to confirm the time of their visit and staff members deliver the Eucharist.&n...

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Friends in Faith are groups of between 4 and 10 people who meet on a regular basis to share their faith. It is an opportunity to get to know fellow parishioners on a deeper level and to learn from one another the influence of God&rsquo...

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The Funeral Choir leads singing at funeral liturgies to provide congregational support and minister to the families. Call Music Office: (440) 846-1091 to join.

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No meetings or special skills needed for families or individuals who can be in church at least 15 minutes before any Mass. The object is to welcome parishioners,and be available to extend hospitality to visitors. This is an ideal ministry for fa...

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Prayer Teams after the 5:00 PM Mass on the first Saturday of the month and after the 9:00 and 10:30 AM Masses on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. The Prayer Team will pray for you and your special needs.

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This ministry is for Eucharistic Ministers who want to help meet the needs of those who are in Southwest Hospice, located on the Southwest General Hospital campus at Pearl and Drake Roads. Our ministry involves distributing the Blessed...

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Inner Healing involves prayer for the healing of hurtful memories and experiences, both past and present, which keep us from living a full and abundant life in the love of Christ. Everyone has experienced hurt and pain to some degree, ...

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This group meets the last Wednesday of the month from 8:00 to 9:00 PM in the Chapel to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for the needs of the parish as expressed in the Petition books, prayer petition slips and our website. All are inv...

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The Knights of Columbus is the largest order of Catholic laymen in the world. It was founded in New Haven, CT by a parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney. The Knights are guided by four virtues: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patrio...

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Lectors proclaim the scriptures and the prayer of the faithful at the weekend Masses. They are also welcome to proclaim readings at the weekday morning Masses. This group is open to teens and adults.

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The Legion of Mary is a worldwide organization of men and women who perform spiritual works while placing themselves under the banner of Mary. Members meet weekly on Thursday morning following the 9:00 AM Mass to pray the rosary, recit...

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Volunteers help with the five annual Fish Fry dinners during Lent. The last Fish Fry of the season is a special day of fasting for the needs of the poor. In addition we donate to the poor and needy, the gross amount of the money from t...

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Musicians leading liturgy music for the Sunday 5:00 PM Life Teen Liturgy, and at various events sponsored for the Life Teen Program. The ability to read music is necessary. Call Music Office: (440) 846-1091 to join.

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This group of adults serves as mentors in faith to our high school teens. LT Core provides an opportunity to truly “make a difference” in someone’s life. If you value and are committed to your Catholic faith, appreciate te...

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All high school teens are invited and encouraged to participate in this ministry which provides weekly opportunities for teens to grow in relationship with Christ, and to come to a greater understanding of their Catholic faith. Th...

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Liturgical Cantors lead congregational singing at the 5:00 PM, 7:30 AM and 12:00 PM liturgies. The ability to read music is necessary. Rehearsals are scheduled as necessary. Call Music Office: (440) 846-1091 to join.

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The Liturgy Committee is comprised of representatives of the various lay ministries of the parish. They meet every three months to review scheduling and recruiting of new lay ministers for the parish.

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Celebrated during Advent and Lent in the Gathering Room during the 5:00 PM Liturgy. Children in grades 1 through 4 are invited to hear the Word of the Lord presented on their level. The children return to the Church at the offertory. T...

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Celebrated during Advent and Lent in the Gathering Room during the 5:00 PM Liturgy. Children in grades 1 through 4 are invited to hear the Word of the Lord presented on their level. The children return to the Church at the offertory. T...

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Events throughout the year are implemented to support those living the sacrament of marriage and the important role of families in our faith community. Events may include a pot luck supper, pizza and games night, guest speakers, dinner Mass for marri...

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As part of our Ministry of Hospitality, “Martha’s Meals” will provide meals to our fellow parishioners in their time of need, i.e., illness, surgery, loss of a loved one, etc. SJN volunteers will provide, in disposable dis...

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This group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from September through November and February through April. Men come together and usually watch a video on the faith along with discussion. The participation of all prese...

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The goal of the Ministry of Hospitality is to continue to make St. John Neumann a warm and welcoming parish. This ministry welcomes new parishioners and provides greeters at Masses. Members help with bereavement lunches and “Mart...

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Trained Eucharistic Ministers volunteer to take Holy Communion to our homebound parishioners. To bring the Eucharist to the homebound is a tradition in the Church, as well as a privilege. Call the office to set up an appointment. At th...

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This Ministry has grown to be a ministry for moms of all ages. For those with infants through Kindergartners, childcare is provided while the moms get together and listen to a speaker and/or share the experience of Christian motherhood...

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The Lord is my Master Musician. His song is the song of my heart. I am the instrument of his craftsmanship. He assigns me a place to make music. Make your life a song to God! Adult Choir Children's Choir Funeral Choir Life T...

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NFP can be used to achieve or postpone a pregnancy. This method of family planning is scientifically based, highly effective, and acknowledges God’s plan for married love. Married and engaged couples attend a series of four class...

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Spiritual and social activities for senior citizens of the parish. Regular meeting time is the third Wednesday of the month at 2:15 PM. Various trips, speakers, and activities make up just some of the things our Neumann Seniors do. Click...

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The SJN Nursery is available for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years of age during many of the Sunday 10:30 AM Masses from September through May in the Marian Room. If you would like more information, please contact the Parish Office. Click...

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The Parish Festival is a community-building event. If you wish to volunteer, call the rectory office. The Parish Festival is held usually the third Sunday of August. Our parish festival has truly become a family-centered event. If you ...

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The St. John Neumann Parish School of Religion is the religious education program for children in grades one through five. Children meet every Monday night from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Sts. Joseph and John School from September through Apri...

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Musicians guided by the Holy Spirit to bring others into prayerful worship at the 9:00 AM Sunday liturgy. Worship music begins at 8:45. Call Music Office: (440) 846-1091 to join. AM inviting the congregation to prepare their hearts to enter the li...

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If you believe that God is calling you to this ministry of praying with others, please call the Parish Office. Also, please see First Saturday and 2nd and 4th Sunday. First Saturday On the first Saturday of every month following ...

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Pre-Cana couple ministers are trained married couples who assist priests and deacons in preparing engaged couples for marriage. Their role is to meet with an assigned engaged couple for three to five sessions in the home of the couple ...

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Our program teaches the young children how special they are in God’s love. During our hour we read a story, have a short lesson, and complete a craft and sing. We have lots of fun - just ask the children! Four and five-year olds meet ...

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Preparation for the sacraments is built on a gradual understanding of the child’s relationship with Jesus. The 1st and 2nd grade PSR prepare the children for First Reconciliation and First Communion. Because Edge is based on a th...

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These classes are for older children that have not yet received their sacraments. At the time of registration we ask that you make us aware of your sacramental needs (baptism, reconciliation, Eucharist, confirmation.) The classes are i...

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This program offers religious instruction to children and adults with special needs. They meet on Monday evenings from 6:10 to 7:10 PM at Sts. Joseph and John School. Children and adults from nine parishes participate. There is us...

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The RCIA, or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process of conversion, a life changing experience, whereby non-baptized adults, or adults baptized in another faith tradition, enter into full communion of the Catholic Church. ...

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Volleyball and bocce ball are available during the summer for teens and adults. Watch the bulletin for details. Men’s, women’s, and couples bocce leagues play in the summer. Many people have formed lasting friendships in th...

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The Pro-Life group at SJN takes a vocal and active role in the Right to Life movement through prayer, community service, and social action. We maintain a dedicated pocket in the informational carousel in the SJN foyer, offer quart...

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Sacristans play an essential part of our weekend liturgies. Their ministry consists of preparing the sacred vessels and setting out the needed elements for the celebration of the Eucharist. After the mass is completed they return the v...

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The purpose of the SJN Cancer Prayer Group is to provide spiritual and emotional support not only for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, but for anyone who knows someone with cancer or has had cancer touch their lives in any w...

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SJN Saint Vincent DePaul gives assistance to members of our community when emergencies occur or a need exists. We assist in keeping food on the table and help with other expenses. We are involved in the Back to School drive in August a...

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Addresses issues of concern to us as Christians such as social issues that impact the family and all of us as individuals; Respect for Life, the Homeless, the poor and the hungry. We currently take and share a dinner twice a month at Procop...

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Sts. Joseph and John Interparochial School is an integral part of St. John Neumann and St. Joseph Parishes whose life flows to and from Sunday Eucharistic Worship. We are dedicated to sharing the Good News of the Love of Jesus and to i...

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Help welcome and serve as our parish gathers. Assist at one Mass once a month. Open to men, women, and couples. Ushers facilitate the flow of our most important event - the celebration of the Eucharist. We invite your prayer and partic...

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Our summer program, held in the morning for one week, allows students in kindergarten through the sixth grade to have a fun, faith-filled and vibrant experience. Bible stories, fun to do crafts, lively music, and yummy snacks make up t...

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Women’s Spirituality meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month with breaks throughout the year and all women are welcome at any time. Women’s Spirituality is a great way to meet and form supportive relationships with other...

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The Worship Commission meets every quarter to reflect on the worship experience of our praying community. The Worship Commission helps the parish to be centered in prayer and the Eucharist while providing feedback and guidance regarding the quality o...

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Boys and girls soccer, basketball, and track. Girls softball, volleyball, and cheerleading. Boys football, wrestling and baseball. Open to students in grades 5 - 8 (4 - 8 track only) who attend either Sts. Joseph and John School or PSR.&nbs...

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