Entries for January 2018

God Is Proud of You!
Pastor's reflection for weekend of January 27/28 (Mk. 1:21-28) Can you picture the scene in the gospel! The synagogue, people gathered there much like we gather at the Sunday Eucharist; there’s an outcast who has probably been at the synagogue a number of times but people won’t acknowledge him or even sit near him! An i...

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Answering the Daily Call of God
Pastor's Reflection for weekend of January 21/22 (Mark 1:14-20) A story is told of a mother and her seven year-old son attending a piano concert. During the concert the son somehow got lost and started to plunk out 'twinkle, twinkle little star on the piano. The mom rushed to get him but the pianist told her to stop. He simply ...

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“Answer the Call” Men’s Conference ~ February 24, 2018
Calling All Men!  On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Northeast Ohio is holding its 18th annual Answer the Call conference at the centrally located Holiday Inn in Independence.  Key speakers include: Peter Herbeck, VP and Director of Missions for Renewal Ministries who is actively involved in e...

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Dinner of Gratitude-February 10, 2018
All parishioners of our praying community are welcome to our Dinner of Gratitude, Saturday, February 10, at 7:30pm. It is always important for a Eucharistic Community centered in prayer to celebrate with gratitude the many ministries and prayer that makes St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church the praying community it is. Many give their ...

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Come and See
Pastor’s Reflection for weekend of January 13/14 (Jn. 1:35-42) “Where are you staying,” the disciples asked and Jesus said: “Come and See!” It is not uncommon when talking with another to have them say: ‘Father, I don’t pray like I used to!’ or ‘I don’t seem to have the relati...

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Welcome Home Catholics
St. John Neumann Parish Staff is available to assist those who for some reason have not celebrated the Eucharist on a regular basis, or feel separated from the Catholic Church. For more information call 440-238-1770. Check out our website at www.sjnohio.com. Please encourage friends, neighbors, or family to join us regularly to celebrate ...

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We Meet God on the Journey of Life
Pastor's reflection for weekend of Jan. 6/7 - (Feast of the Epiphany) About 3-4 years ago I saw a YouTube video which portrayed the feast of the Epiphany in modern day culture. I tried to find it again but was unsuccessful. The video was well done and basically had Mary & Joseph meeting on line; then Mary emails Joseph and tell...

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Family Life is Challenging
Pastor's Reflection for Weekend of Dec. 30/31 – Feast of the Holy Family The other day I was driving and heard a commercial which basically said the season of giving is over and now is the time for the season of getting with some great end of the year deals. I’m not sure why but that commercial left a bad taste in my mo...

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