Entries for October 2017

Food, Love and Prayer Go Into our Thanksgiving Day Dinner Collection
This is the 8th year for our St. John Neuman Thanksgiving Day Dinner Drive. Individuals, families and groups provide a frozen turkey and all the trimmings for the less fortunate. All dinners are donated to the Strongsville Food Bank, St. Boniface Food Bank, LaSagrada Familia Parish and Catholic Charities Early Learning Center. The dinners...

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Be Positive and See the Good
Reflection for weekend of Oct. 28/29 (Mt. 22:34-40) Because we have heard the words of Jesus to love God and to love our neighbor so many times we can easily let these words fly right over our heads. To love in the abstract is easy but to love in the concrete stinks. Recently at our mens’ spirituality group some of the men dec...

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All Belongs to God: Pastor's Reflection for October 21/22
Reflection for weekend of Oct. 21/22 (Mt. 22:15-21) Every once in a while we come across someone who predicts the end of the world. While I give very little – if any – credibility to the prediction there was one about 15-20 years ago that caught my attention. The prophecy from one individual said the world would end on A...

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8th annual Thanksgiving Dinner Drive on Sunday, November 12th
St. John Neumann will hold its 8th annual Thanksgiving Dinner Drive on Sunday, November 12th. We will be delivering many of the donations to the Strongsville Food Bank shortly after noon and could use help in both loading and delivering. If anyone has a truck that could be used to deliver the donations to the Strongsville Food Bank, we&rs...

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Mass for the Military—November 9 AT 7PM
As we approach Veterans Day we will be celebrating a Mass for our men and women in the Armed Forces in our Chapel. The brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day deserve our prayers and support. In addition we need to remember you, the family and friends who pray, support, encourage and in some instances help care for y...

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5th Annual S.O.U.L. Race Saturday October 21
Please consider joining our neighbors at St. Joseph Church (12700 Pearl Road, Strongsville 44136) for the 5th Annual S.O.U.L. (Service, Outreach, Understanding with Love) race on Saturday, October 21. This family friendly 5K and one-mile fun run/walk will begin and end at St. Joe’s parking lot. Proceeds will benefit the West Side Ca...

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Spiritual Growth with God’s Strength: Pastor’s Reflection for Weekend of Oct. 14/15 (Mt. 22: 1-14)
Often in the confessional (and it is also something I do when I as a sinner receive the sacrament) I hear people say something similar to the following: ‘I have to do more or less of this or that’ or ‘I got to stop doing this or that!’ We probably all know what we mean by that but while looking at our gospel the...

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Bereavement Ministry Comforts Those Who Mourn
St. John Neumann understands the pain of losing a precious loved one and we want to help the family in whatever way we can. GriefShare is a support group series that meets Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm in the ABBA Room. All are welcome! We need generous hearts and hands to help with Funeral Luncheons when they are requested. Are you a bak...

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Pastor’s Reflection for the Weekend of Oct. 7/8       (Mt. 21:33-43)
I recently read something that made me think. It was this – “There’s no exception to the rule that states everyone expects to be the exception to the rule!” There is probably a lot of truth to that statement. We criticize someone driving in front of us but never would expect the person behind us to be upset with...

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St. John’s Remembers All Souls
St. John Neumann, like any other parish is affected by  the passing away of those close to us and our community. November has traditionally been called the month of All Souls. On Thursday, November 2, all are invited to a special celebration of the Eucharist. We will be praying for deceased members of our parish famiy and all of o...

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The Return of "Ask Fr. Ed"
Back by popular demand, the discussion series, “Ask Father Ed” will begin Tuesday, October 10th in the Marian/Nepomucene meeting rooms. The next two sessions will be November 7 and December 12. The evening dedicated to exploring questions and issues regarding the Catholic faith begins at 7:30 pm. There is no set topic &ndas...

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Tuesday Night Coffee House for Teens
All high school teens are invited to St. John Neumann every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm for the Tuesday Night Coffee House. This night will be for homework, open gym, friends, and will also offer a lectionary bible study. Look forward to these every Tuesday throughout the year. About Our Youth Ministry If you are in high school, we w...

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