Entries for December 2017

Parish Celebration of Saint John Neumann Week of Prayer
Our parish Patron’s Feast Day, St. John Neumann is fast approaching (Jan. 5th). During that week, Jan 2 through Jan 5, we will again be offering opportunities to spend time in prayer and Eucharistic Adoration in our Chapel. A special prayer petition book will be available in the Chapel for all of your intentions. We will remember th...

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Praying in the New Year with Father Bob Kraig
How about praying in 2018??? As in the past Fr. Bob Kraig will be in our chapel from 11pm until midnight on New Year’s Eve, Sunday Dec. 31, praying for all parishioners, their families and the praying community of St. John Neumann. Why not come and join him and others to welcome in 2018. In addition he will be available for confessi...

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Look at the Sheep
Pastor's Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Reflection Churches through the Diocese of Cleveland and throughout the world will be filled these two days. And here at St. John Neumann I want to welcome all visitors, those of a different faith tradition, college students who are back at St. John Neumann on break, our military personnel w...

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Living to Our Full Potential
Pastor's Reflection for weekend of Dec. 16/17 (John 1:6-8, 19-28) A group of guys I graduated with from Holy Name High School occasionally get together for lunch. There can be anywhere from 15-25 present. Often the stories are repeated; they get more exaggerated (which is the fun of it) and a five-yard pass reception turns into a 7...

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Lay a Good Foundation
Pastor’s Reflection for the weekend of Dec. 9/10 (Mk. 1:1-8) For a good part of my life I always heard a gospel similar to today’s and when I heard the word ‘Repent’ I thought I had to do something to make myself better. I would challenge myself to do this or that to overcome sin ‘a’ ‘b’ ...

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Our 2017 SJN Weekend of Hope Thank you!
How do we put a number on the amount of time and hope that was shared last weekend? We can’t! But, here are some statistics that we CAN share. Because of those who donated their time or made a monetary donation by purchasing an ornament, 334 volunteers were able to reach out to nearly 1,000 people in the community, including kids in...

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Mitten Tree
Our Mitten Tree has been bringing HOPE to others for more than 33 years! Your generosity over the years has warmed many hands, heads, feet & hearts during our cold winters. Again, please donate hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, socks, slippers for children & adults. The items will be donated to St. Coleman's /W. 65th St., Fr. Ji...

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Make Your Own Manger Straw
Pastor's Reflection for weekend of Dec. 2/3 – (Mark 13: 33-37) Years ago I remember reading two letters from children in a book entitled something like: ‘Children’s letters to God!’ Both are very appropriate as we begin the season of Advent. The first letter was: ‘Dear God – This was the best Ch...

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