For those wishing to join us in prayer, we are pleased to offer recorded daily Mass, celebrated with Fr. Barry and Deacon Keith. These recordings will be posted by 10am daily. Our Masses will be archived for later viewing. (via our youtube link in the top right corner of our homepage).
The Priests of Strongsville; Fr. Barry Gearing, Fr. Ryan Mann, Fr. Joe Mamich, and Fr. Kevin Klonowski will celebrate the Triduum Liturgies together via live-stream at St Joseph Church; Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil, all at 7:30pm, . Click this link for access. http://www.sjohio.org/live. Easter Sunday Mass will be recorded at St John Neumann and available at 12:30PM Easter Sunday via our website.
SJN will be offering confession times beginning this Saturday, April 4th through Wednesday April 8th. You must make a reservation by calling Kristen at 440-238-1770. Available times will be explained when you call. No walk up confessions. Confessions will be held in the main vestibule of the Church, of course adhering to the social distancing guidelines. Offered is both face to face or screen.
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: Curious what to do with your offertory envelopes, please feel free to mail them to the Parish Office (16271 Pearl Road Strongsville, Ohio 44136), drop them in our Parish Office vestibule's secure mailbox. Your continued support of St John Neumann is much appreciated.
JOURNEY WITH US!
Edge Core has presented Jesus’ Last Words on the Monday of Holy Week for the last few years. With Edge being cancelled for the time being, we can’t offer the program complete with music and candles and prayer time, but we still invite you to journey with us as we post an Edge Core member’s reflection for each of Jesus’ Last Words. If all goes as planned and technology cooperates, we hope to have the first reflection available on SJN’s Facebook page beginning Saturday, April 4th with a new reflection appearing each day for a total of seven days. The reflections will only last about 2-3 minutes but what a great way to ponder and spend some time with us! Have you ever thought what these phrases mean? Come and discover how some of our members have
interpreted them to what they mean in their lives!
MESSAGES FROM FR BARRY
St John Neumann's Parish Office is currently closed. We will do everything possible to continue to be of assistance to our parishioners by answering phone calls and emails.
STATEMENT FROM CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF OHIO REGARDING SUSPENSION OF MASS; DAILY AND WEEKEND MASSES ARE SUSPENDED THROUGH MAY 3,2020
(SEE LINK BELOW FOR LETTER FROM BISHOPS) Bishops Letter April 2, 2020
- Our priests will privately fulfill all scheduled Mass intentions.
- Perpetual Adoration will be held at St Joseph Church (for the health and safety of all,their chapel is being cleaned twice daily)
- Anointing of Sick is available, please call the Parish Office to set up an appointment.
- St Joseph Parish will live-stream Sunday 10am Mass.http://www.sjohio.org/live
How do I stay nourished without the Eucharist? The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith and that is why, when the news came out to stop public masses through Easter Sunday you may have felt many emotions. However, Jesus is alive and present in other ways: Mass via TV or internet, Bishop Robert Barron will hold Mass daily at https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass Rosary with Nuns online, Catholic podcast (Word on Fire, Discerning Hearts, Ask Christopher West, Catholic Stuff you Should Know, Slaking Thirsts),Reading Scripture, Family prayer times etc…None of these replaces the Eucharist, but these are ways we stay in communion with the heart of Jesus.
Weddings: Every effort should be made to reschedule weddings during this crisis -- if possible. If a civil license is available, a wedding can be celebrated with immediate family members only, keeping in mind the maximum number persons in attendance according to government directives.
Funerals: If at all possible, it is recommended that a memorial Mass be scheduled at a time when the current restrictions are lifted. The Rite of Committal may be celebrated at the cemetery with immediate family members only, keeping in mind the call for social distancing. If a funeral Mass is celebrated, the attendees are limited to immediate family members only. Families are encouraged to make note in the published obituary that the funeral Mass and burial are private family-only events. Keep in mind the maximum number of persons in attendance according to government directives.
ST JONN NEUMANN CANCELLATIONS:
- ALL GATHERINGS / MEETINGS SCHEDULED MARCH 16-MAY 3
- Edge and PSR have been cancelled for the remainder of the year.
- The Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation have been postponed. We will be rescheduling both sacraments. Once we know more we will provide that information to you as soon as possible.