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MARTHA'S MEAL MINISTRY Do you, or does someone you know, need help getting dinner on the table? Or … do you like to cook? Martha’s Meals is an outreach program that provides home-cooked meals to parishioners during times of need (surgery, illness, etc.) Meals are available on a short-term or ongoing basis, depending upon...

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Prayer Shawls
Tuesday, June 4th is the next Prayer Shawl Ministry Gathering at 7 pm in the Marian Room. We will get together to pray, share fellowship, and exchange ideas about prayer shawl sizes and patterns. You can also take some yarn that has been donated for your next project. We welcome new knitters and crocheters. Come and bring any complet...

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Bocce Ball
The Summer Bocce Leagues will be starting soon. Please find the sign-up sheets in the LAC lobby. The league coordinators will contact those interested with all the details, so sign up soon! It’s a great way to spend time with your friends and make some new ones, as well!

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Golf League
Attention all golfers: The weather is starting to break and its time to hit the links. Anyone interested in joining the  St. John Neumann golf league please contact me at dave@tesarindustrial.com. We meet every Tuesday at around 5:30 pm. We are scheduled to start on the 23rd of April at Royal Crest Golf...

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Sr. Pat to Retire
Dear SJN Parish Family, Back in August 1992, our former pastor, Father Bob Kraig, hired me as a Pastoral Associate of St. John Neumann parish.  When I look back over these twenty-seven years, my heart overflows with gratitude! It has been such a privilege for me to worship and minister with you and so many wonderful staff membe...

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Annual Lenten Fish Frys
Saint John Neumann is again sponsoring five Lenten Fish Frys beginning Friday, March 15th, and continuing every Friday through April 12th. This year we will be donating to the needy in El Salvador and continuing to contribute to St John Neumann’s Hope Fund. The Hope fund is our way of continued support to those of our community in n...

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We are in need of people to stand at the exits after all the Masses this weekend (March 9-10) and hand out grocery bags with reminder notes attached since our food drive is next weekend.  Please use the Sign-Up Genius link or email me back and I will add you.  5 people are needed for each Mass. Children welcome! Sign-Up Here!...

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Sign-up Help -- Fish Frys
You must sign up -- click on the link to SignUpGenius, then choose the date(s) & job(s) of your choice.  Please use this sign-up method even if you have ministered at the Fish Frys throughout the years.  For those who don’t have internet access please feel free to call the office 440.238.1770 and we wil...

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SJJ students dominated at the annual Lego competition at the Strongsville Library. Vikings placed 1st in the Family Division, 3rd in the 3rd-4th and 7th-12th Grade Divisions, as well as top prize for People Choice.

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Interested in Becoming Catholic?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is designed for those interested in becoming members of the Catholic Church. Our RCIA Team and our St. John Neumann Parish community accompany those seeking to be baptized – or if already baptized – to become full members of the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Confirmat...

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SJJ Pre-School Registration
Sts. Joseph and John Preschool is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-2020 school year. There are openings in the 3 and 4-year-old programs. The three-year-old program meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00-10:30 (morning session) and 11:15-1:45 (afternoon session).  The three-year-old children must be ...

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Evening of Hope and Reception
All are invited December 9th at 7:00 pm to the annual Evening of Hope prayer service with a reception to follow! This prayer service is a beautiful way to culminate the beautiful weekend. It will include music, reflections from some of the weekend's volunteers, scripture, a blessing of children and the infant Jesus from their home man...

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Christmas Mass Times
Our Christmas times have changed this year so please note the following times: Christmas Eve December 24th      4:00 pm in the Church      4:00 pm in the LaRocca (Activity) Center      7:00 pm in the Church    12:00 Midnight in the Church Christmas Day December 25th   &n...

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Celebrate the Advent Season with family members or friends by shaving the love of God with others.  There are over 40 ways that you can share that love with others in our community. Click on SignUpGenius and schedule where and how you'd like to help. 

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Legion of Mary
Did you know that the Legion of Mary in our Parish….  meets faithfully each week to pray and honor Mary with the Rosary and plan ways of serving?  prays the rosary with residents from Altenheim every Monday at 4 pm and brings them communion every Sunday?  prays the rosary with residents ...

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Consider Becoming Catholic
  Do you know someone who might like to know more about becoming Catholic or do you want to know more about the Catholic Church and God’s presence in your life?  Whether or not you or they have been baptized in another faith or not baptized all are most welcome to “come and see” what the Catho...

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Gigantic Garage Sale at St. John Neumann~June 27-29
Our St. John Neumann Life Teen Group is sponsoring a Gigantic Garage Sale June 27-29 with donations drop off days June 23-25, 9:00-3:00 PM. WAYS YOU CAN HELP: DONATE: Drop off items in the Activity Center on Sat., June 23 to Mon. June 25 from 9am-3pm; unloading help provided on Sat., Sun, & Mon; WORK: Donate a few hours unloa...

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Vacation Bible School—July 23 –27
Registration is now open for our 2018 VBS which will take place from 9am to noon on July 23rd through 27th at St. John Neumann Church. This year we will explore God’s promise on life’s wild ride while taking a journey through Splash Canyon VBS is open to children entering kindergarten through 6 grade this fall. The $30 registr...

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Edge Camp June 11 - 15
All current sixth and seventh grade families should have received information about Edge Camp. Once registration is closed and details are finalized, a more comprehensive agenda will be sent home to confirm the start and end times for each day, as it is possible some adjustments may need to be made. Register early! We have closed registra...

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Red Cross Blood Drive
The American Red Cross will be at St. John Neumann on Tuesday, May 22 from 2-7pm in the Activity Center. There is a critical blood shortage and the Red Cross needs healthy individuals 17 or older to donate. Schedule an appointment at 1-800733-2726 or redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “SJN”.

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Farewell to Father Ed Holland~Weekend of June 9-10
Father Ed Holland has completed his four-year assignment to St. John Neumann. For his next assignment, Bishop Perez has assigned him to serve as parochial vicar at Saint Francis Xavier in Medina beginning June 12 During the weekend of June 9-10, Fr. Ed will be present after all the Masses to say good-bye. Fr. Ed leaves with this mes...

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Mrs. Dolly Thomas, SJJ School Principal is Retiring
Late last month, Mrs. Dolly Thomas, principal of our Interparochial School, Sts. Joseph and John, announced her retirement. In her announcement to the school community, Mrs. Thomas wrote “it has been both an honor and a privilege to minister to this school community for over 30 years and working with the students, parents, school st...

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Farewell Reception for Father Bob Kraig April 29 After the 10:30AM Mass
Retiring pastor, Fr. Bob Kraig, will celebrate his final Mass here at St. John Neumann on Sunday morning, April 29, at 10:30AM. The staff and parishioners have planned a reception after the Mass for Fr. Bob in the Activity Center for a final farewell. Please plan on attending the Mass and reception, extending your prayers and wishes to...

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Spectators or Participants
Pastor's reflection for weekend of April 7/8 (Jn. 20:19-31) If you are like me you may well sit in a comfortable chair at the end of a day, turn on the television and within 3-5 minutes you are falling asleep. You don’t really participate in the news you were watching - you have simply become a spectator. Today’s gospel...

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Men’s Spirituality—All Men Are Welcome
Our Men’s Spirituality Group will meet Thursday evenings: April 12, & April 26; May 10 & 24 at 7:30pm in our meeting rooms. We are taking a deeper look at God’s healing, mercy and forgiveness through reflections on the parable of the prodigal son. We use a book by spiritual writer Henri Nouwen who shares his inte...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Answer the Call” Men’s Conference ~ February 24, 2018
Calling All Men!  On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Northeast Ohio is holding its 18th annual Answer the Call conference at the centrally located Holiday Inn in Independence.  Key speakers include: Peter Herbeck, VP and Director of Missions for Renewal Ministries who is actively involved in e...

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Dinner of Gratitude-February 10, 2018
All parishioners of our praying community are welcome to our Dinner of Gratitude, Saturday, February 10, at 7:30pm. It is always important for a Eucharistic Community centered in prayer to celebrate with gratitude the many ministries and prayer that makes St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church the praying community it is. Many give their ...

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Welcome Home Catholics
St. John Neumann Parish Staff is available to assist those who for some reason have not celebrated the Eucharist on a regular basis, or feel separated from the Catholic Church. For more information call 440-238-1770. Check out our website at www.sjnohio.com. Please encourage friends, neighbors, or family to join us regularly to celebrate ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Tuesday from 10am to 9pm the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in our Chapel, all are welcome to spend some time—any day—in our Chapel in adoration praising Our Lord for so many blessings, and asking for help, guidance, and inspiration for ourselves and others! In the plastic holders in the back of the Chapel are small prayer folde...

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Regardless of the circumstances, separation and divorce is a painful process for most people. Because of this and the need for support during this difficult time, the parishes of St. John Neumann and St. Joseph are collectively offering a divorce recovery and support group for those that are experiencing the hurt and uncertainty that ofte...

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