On the first or second weekend in December the parish has a weekend of Hope! Parishioners go to various agencies in our community of Strongsville and the Diocese to bring hope to others, whether that is going to a Hospice, a sing-a-long with residents at local nursing homes, Ronald McDonald House, and various ways and means of ministering to bring Hope to others. On that Sunday, evening, we come together here at St. John’s for our “Tree of Hope” service. This service has inspired many and helped children to realize that Christmas is more than malls, gifts and shopping. Watch the bulletin in November for this grace-filled event in our parish community.