Entries for February 2018

Reflect and Pray
Pastor’s reflection for weekend of Feb. 24/25 (Mk. 9:2-10). Some moments of life you would like to freeze; and there are others you always remember what you were doing at that moment. If we want to date ourselves and discuss John Kennedy’s assassination we always talk about where we were when we heard about it. Similarly, w...

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SJN Fish Frys: Februay 23, March 2, 9,16, and 23
The world famous St. John Neumann Fish Frys are held on Fridays during the Lenten Season - Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23.  You will definitely want to be a part of them as more and more people are recognizing the quality food and service that happens at these Fish Frys. People always comment on how quickly they get their meals and the ...

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Depend on God Daily
Pastor’s reflection for weekend of Feb. 17/18 (Mk. 1: 12-15) Out of the various gospel traditions that recount the temptations of Jesus, Mark’s version is the shortest. There are thus two pitfalls we have to avoid as we hear the gospel this weekend: (1) I’ve heard this before and (2) since it is so short we brush it a...

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Take a Selfie with Jesus
Pastor's reflection for weekend of Feb. 10/11 (Mk. 1:40-45) Selfie is a word that came into the English language with the advance of technology. A person or persons is able to take a picture of themselves. Along with selfie came selfie sticks. When we read gospels we often project them on other people, i.e., ‘I hope so and...

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Lent 2018 at St John Neumann
“During these Forty Days of Lent we are called to “prayer, fasting and almsgiving” in order to follow Jesus Christ more closely,” writes Father Bob Kraig, Pastor of St. John Neumann Parish. “As we did during our Week of Prayer, our parish will again focus on Gathering Together in Prayer with and for each o...

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2018 Catholic Charities Apeal Weekend-Feb 10-11
The 2018 Catholic Charities Appeal will take place on the weekend of February 10/11. This year’s annual appeal theme is Your Mercy: Transforming Lives and Communities. Your generous support will transform the lives of others, to offer dignity, possibilities and companionship to those who are most vulnerable. As in the past, an in-pe...

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What Happens from Sunday to Sunday?
Pastor's reflection for the weekend of Feb. 3-4 (Mark 1:29-39). It is my experience that often we dwell on the heart of the gospel and miss some important things. Today’s gospel is one of those! We can hear Jesus doing a lot of things; however, the first and last sentence is what caught my eye. The very first line of today&rs...

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Holy Hour for Our Next Pastor
Fr. Bob Kraig invites all parishioners to a Holy Hour on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00PM in our chapel to pray that the Holy Spirit will guide the Personnel Board of the Diocese of Cleveland in discerning who our new pastor will be and praying for that priest. We will also pray that our parishioners will be welcoming and accepting of the ...

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