Summer is the time of year that
many are involved in outdoor activities and travel. We wish everyone a safe and relaxing summer,
but we remind everyone to participate at Mass each weekend, even when
traveling. We also remind everyone of
their obligation to support our parish.
As we continue to be challenged financially, we need everyone’s
support. So on the weekends you are not
here for any reason, I ask you to make up for your missed offerings. This might be a good time to consider making
your weekly donations online.
So far the weather this summer has been
one of extremes. We have gone from low
temperatures in the mid-40's to high temperatures in the mid-90's in a matter
of a few days. Our church building can
become very hot during the summer months as there is no air conditioning and
the windows do not open. I ask everyone,
especially our older members and those with chronic illnesses to use common
sense when coming to church. Wear light,
loose fitting clothing, be sure to stay hydrated with sufficient water, and if
it feels too hot or humid, stay home or in an air conditioned place. God does not expect the impossible from any
of us. So use good judgment when making a decision whether or not you will come
here to Mass on a given Sunday.
Blessings! Fr. Joe Bacevice
We ask you to
remember in your prayers the soul of Stasė Pikturna. May she have eternal rest
in the peace of God’s Kingdom.
Last weekend we welcomed Fr. Lazarus
Langbir, CSSp, who made and an appeal for support of his Order’s missionary
work. For those who would still like to
make a donation to this work, please put your donation in an envelope marked
“Mission Appeal.” For those who wish to
make a donation online, go to our “donate” button on our website, scroll to
“Mission co-op” to make your donation.
We thank you for your generosity in supporting our Missions.
we hear about loving our neighbor as ourselves.
That seems virtually impossible in such times of war in our world and
gun violence in our country; but we are reminded in the second reading that we
are strengthened by the Spirit, that we should also think about the Spirit
helping us and that seems like Praying for strength would be a great
decision. As we head into listening to
the Gospel of the day from St Luke, Chapter 9, we are challenged as Jesus
rebukes (admonishes or disciplines) the disciples about their earthly
attachments. We often struggle with not
wanting to "get rid of" material "things" we cling to the
"stuff" we collect and gather rather than taking a moment that when
HE is asking us to love our neighbor, he wants us to share with others or really
walk in another's shoes. He then seems
to be reminding us that our earthly dwelling place isn't the end and that we
shouldn't look back.
OFFERING FOR THE
weekend we are accepting offerings for “Peter’s Pence”, a worldwide collection
that supports the activities of the Holy See through which Pope Francis governs
the Church and exercises his charitable works.
When used for charitable outreach, funds collected for Peter’s Pence
helps those most in need. Take this
opportunity to join with Pope Francis and be a sign of mercy. Please be generous. For more information visit: www.peterspence.va/en.html
Lithuanian Dance Festival will be held over the July 4TH Holiday in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cleveland
Svyturys will be participating this year and have chartered two buses to and
from this event. One bus is for the
dancers and the other is for family and friends and those who wish to go to the
dance festival. Buses will leave on
Thursday, June 30TH, at 8:00am from 13315 Brookpark Rd, Brookpark,
Ohio and return on Monday, July 4TH.
Free parking will be provided at the Brookpark site. Cost for the round trip is $50/person. Checks payable to “Svyurys” should be mailed
to: “Svyturys”, c/o Beata Čiurlionis, 9793 Mayfield Rd, Chesterland, OH,
44026. Reservations will be guaranteed
only when payment is received. For more
information, contact Beata Čiurlionis at Beatajuris@yahoo.com
PICNIC FOR PARISHIONERS
The Holy Name Society is pleased to announce that
the Annual Picnic for Parishioners will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2022,
from 5-8 pm at the East Shore Park Club, at the corner of East Park and
Dorchester Dr., on the shores of Lake Erie.
Hot dogs, burgers, snacks and soft drinks will be served. There is no cost for the picnic as the Holy
Name Society underwrites the entire cost.
This is a good way to meet fellow parishioners and learn about the Holy
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
We thank all who made purchases and worked
to make our spring plant sale a success.
After all expenses, the profit to our parish was $2,053.70. Special thanks to the Holy Name Society for
donating the flowers planted by the rectory and for covering the cost of the
delivery of the flowers.
of next week, July 4TH, is Independence Day. As we prepare to celebrate this holiday, we
are reminded that our most precious gift as citizens is our freedom, and we
need to remember that this freedom has come at a tremendous price. All of us need to take time during this
holiday to thank God for the gift of our freedom and pray for those who lost
their lives that we can live in freedom.
We are also reminded that we need to continue to be vigilant to protect
our freedom. Technology exists to
monitor just about every aspect of our lives and political expediency threatens
our religious freedom. If we ignore these signs in our society, we will see our
freedom eroded and possibly lost. Let us
pray and use our influence to assure that the freedoms we have will never be
compromised. In honor of the holiday, our office will be closed on both Monday
and Tuesday, July 4 and 5.