Entries for November 2017

Advent in Two Minutes (Video)
The season of Advent begins Sunday, December 3.  It is a season of hope and joy! Take two minutes to view this video and get in the spirit of Advent.      
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Every Encounter is a Sacred Encounter
Pastor's Reflection for weekend of Nov. 25/26 (Mt. 25:31-46) If I am not mistaken I think it was Mark Twain who said that it wasn’t what he didn’t know about the bible that scared him but rather what he did know and knew it was true. Our gospel today has the famous parable of the goat and sheep and the shepherd puts ...

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Thanksgiving Dinner Drive--A Generous Response
Prayer, love and a true spirit of joy were all prevalent during the Thanksgiving Dinner Drive that was held on Sunday, November 12th. The generosity of the parishioners shined greatly as we collected 411 dinners for the Strongsville Food Bank, LaSagrada Familia Parish, St. Boniface and Catholic Charities. Over 40 volunteers spent the morn...

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Thanksgiving Day Mass--November 23 at 9:30AM
A great tradition at St. John Neumann is our annual Thanksgiving Day Liturgy. We invite all parishioners to our special Mass of Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving morning, Thurs., Nov. 23, at 9:30am. This is always a spirit and grace-filled liturgy and we pray that as many of our parishioners as possible will be able to take advantage of this o...

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Advent Wreath Workshop—November. 21
Here’s one way to “keep Christ in Christmas”… have an Advent wreath in your home! The Advent wreath is perhaps the most common Advent symbol and is also one of the most popular Advent traditions for the home. Each part of the Advent wreath symbolizes our spiritual preparation for the birth of the world’s Mes...

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Pay Attention to the Footnotes of Life
Reflection for weekend of Nov. 11/12 (Mt. 25:13) Bishop J. Peter Sartain, archbishop of Seattle, Washington, in letters to his priests talks about how he would never read footnotes. I had an immediate connection as that has never been my practice either. However, he goes on to say that what he has learned in our individual faith journe...

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Jesus Wants to Be in Our Lives
Our church has just concluded a wonderful week in the church by celebrating the feast of All Saints and All Souls. It tells us that ordinary people like you and me struggled but in the end they were able to put God first; and secondly, our lives on this earth will end – and in the end they are only meant to be lived now and eternall...

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