Entries for March 2018

God's Presence and Love are Real
Pastor's reflection for weekend of March 24/25 (Mark’s Passion Account) Jesus didn’t die for you and me because God has a master plan whereby He would send someone and demand every ounce of blood he could get; nor did Jesus die because we had hurt Him and God was going to make sure some kind of recompense was made. If t...

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Divine Mercy Sunday Devotions and Meal on April 8th
St. John Neumann Parish will once again celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday devotions on Sunday, April 8, at 2:00pm. If you are not familiar with Divine Mercy Sunday and the key figures of this celebration, St. Sr. Faustina Kowalska and St. Pope John II, I highly encourage you to attend. Sr. Faustina was a strong proponent of God’s Div...

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Father Barry Gearing Appointed Next Pastor at SJN
Bishop Nelson Perez, after consultation with the personnel board of the Diocese of Cleveland, has appointed Father Barry Gearing as pastor of St. John Neumann, effective May 1, 2018. Father Barry was ordained in 2000 and has been pastor of St. Adalbert for the last 10 years and also served as parochial vicar at St. Joseph’s here ...

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Holy Week and Easter Schedule at SJN
Holy Week is a special time for us as Christians. We are personally invited by the Lord to journey with Him through His cross and resurrection. Please mark your calendars and join us. PALM SUNDAY | MARCH 25 We recount Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the proclamation of the Passion. Vigil - 5:00 PM Sunday - 7:30, ...

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See the Light and Live in Hope
Pastor's reflection for weekend of March 17/18 (Jn. 11:1-45) It is said that a man had a very beautiful mansion located on the ocean with an enormous window that took his view out to the clear ocean every day. However, one day he noticed that the birds had decided to transact some business on his beautiful picture window view and that...

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Fish Fry for the Needy~March 23
Each year our “Fish Fry for the Needy” along with our weekly tip jar and corporate sponsors, have provided the basis for assistance to our brothers and sisters in our diocesan mission of El Salvador. Parishioners minister there every January. The monies raised at the final ‘Fish Fry for the Needy’ have helped ou...

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Listen to the Stories of Others
Pastor's reflection for weekend of March 3-4 (Jn. 9:1-41) Today’s gospel is a rather long reading – 41 verses. Although there is a short form of the man born blind and then healed by Jesus it always makes more sense to read the long form. We like things done quickly in our lives; instant answers through googling on the com...

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Holy Hour for Our Next Pastor
Fr. Bob Kraig will have a Holy Hour Wednesday, March 21, at 7:00PM in the 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 include parishioners in our prayers that we are welcoming and accepting of the new pastor.&nb...

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Encounter God
Pastor's reflection for weekend of March 3-4 (Jn. 4:5-42). Back in 1994 I had the good fortune to spend three months in Rome on a sabbatical at the North American College with about 40 other priests from the United States. It was a great experience and especially bonding with three other priests from Boston, Phoenix and New Orleans. ...

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