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                        August 5, 2012
32929 Lake Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
Reverend Timothy J. O’Connor, Pastor
Parish Office
Weekday Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Phone: 440-933-3152 • Fax: 440-933-8919
St. Joseph School Office: 440-933-6233

                    MASS SCHEDULES
                   ST. JOSEPH PARISH
   Saturday Vigil Mass .................................... 4:30 p.m.
   Sunday .............. 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 5:00 p.m.
  Sunday Mass broadcast daily on AL Community Cable 97 9:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m., and 1:00 a.m.
                        Weekday Mass Schedule
   Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday ................ 7:30 a.m.
   Thursday...................................................... 7:00 p.m.
   Friday .......................................................... 8:30 a.m.
   Confession: Saturday.......... 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
   and Thursday Evening....................... 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

                  HOLY SPIRIT PARISH
           410 Lear Road Avon Lake, OH 44012
               Rev. James H. Beatty, Pastor
              440-933-3777 and 440-871-8157
   Saturday Vigil ............................................. 5:00 p.m.
   Sunday ................... 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 Noon
   Weekdays ...... 8:30 a.m. (Chapel of the Holy Family)
   Confession: Saturday........................ 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

                ST. RAPHAEL PARISH
         525 Dover Center Bay Village, OH 44140
             Rev. Timothy W. Gareau, Pastor                                      Baptisms: Prior appointment for instruction necessary.
          Rev. Steven H. Breck, Parochial Vicar                                  Please call the Parish Office.
                      440-871-1100                                               Weddings: Arrangements should begin six months in
   Saturday Vigil ................................. 4:30 & 7:00 p.m.
   Sunday ............... 7:30, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.                    Communion to the Housebound: Those confined to
   Weekdays: M-T-W-F ........................ 7:45 a.m. Mass                     their homes due to chronic illness or disability may
   M-T-Thurs-F ...................................... 9:15 a.m. Mass             receive the Eucharist at home. Please call the Parish
   Saturday ............................................. 8:30 a.m. Mass         Office.
   Confession: Saturday........................ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.                 New Parishioners: To register, visit or call the Parish
                                                                                 Office during weekday hours.
Mass Intentions for Week of August 4, 2012                   Ministries for August 11 & 12, 2012
Saturday Vigil: Eighteenth Ordinary Sunday                            4:30                                 8:30
4:30 John Dooling by Wife, Ann                               L     M Schumacher                         L Coletto
Sunday Eighteenth Ordinary Sunday                            HT D Race                                  D Welsh
8:30 Grandpa Urbin by Grandchildren                          HM C Race                                  B Williams
11:00 Elmer Urig by Family                                   HJ F D Race                                P Schiazza
5:00 For Our Parish                                          SERV B Finley                              S Duban
Monday The Transfiguration of the Lord                       SERV C Laska                               G Duban
7:30 Stella Weber by Friends                                 SERV R Schumacher                          R Lawko
Tuesday Weekday                                              SERV G Wennerberg                          C O’Toole
7:30 Frank & Mary Maruskin by Ethel Cooper                             11:00                                5:00
Wednesday Saint Dominic, Priest                              L     A Bader                               J Brenner
7:30 Arlene Cotton by Family                                 HT    P Bucknell                           B Kerr
Thursday Weekday                                             HM A Bucknell                               J Kerr
7pm In Celebration of Wedding Anniversary of Rich &          HJ     V Janicek                            D Bullotta
      Mary Novotny by M/M Victor Danevich                    SERV V Mistysyn                             L Leduc
Friday Saint Lawrence, Deacon & martyr                       SERV K Johnson                              J McHenry
8:30 Carol Tabak by M/M Gin F Wong                           SERV L Dalgleish                            S Pawlowski
Saturday Vigil: Nineteenth Ordinary Sunday                   SERV P Shepherd                             M Green
4:30 Veronica Balcik by M/M Robert J Balcik
Sunday Nineteenth Ordinary Sunday                            Weekday Servers for Week of August 6
8:30 For Our Parish                                          M-T-W 7:30am: I Small & C Scheatzle
11:00 Michael Wright by Dianne Karnes                        Thurs 7pm/Fri 8:30am: L Dalgleish & G Wennerberg
5:00 M/M James Martin by Children
                                                             Can You Help??? The West Side Catholic Center has
Eucharistic Adoration will begin immediately following       requested our assistance with obtaining school supplies for
7:30am Mass on Tuesday in our Sacred Heart Chapel.           needy children in the Cleveland area. They are in “desperate
Closing Prayers will begin at 7:30pm. All are most welcome   need” of the following items: backpacks, pencils, pens,
to participate at any time throughout the day!               rulers, notebook paper, 8x11 spiral notebooks, glue sticks,
                                                             pencil cases, pocket folders, scissors, highlighters, crayons,
                                                             and markers. If at all possible, items are requested to be
Scripture Readings for August 5, 2012                        delivered to the West Side Catholic Center by August 15.
Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; John 6:24-35    The Center is located at 3135 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland.
                                                             Contact Terri Garr at 216-631-4741 for more information.
“The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.”        Thank you so much for any help you may be able to give!

                       ~Hildegard                            Attention St. Joseph School Parents!!! If you have paid
                                                             your tuition by auto-debit in the past and plan to continue, or
                                                             if you plan to start auto-debit, forms must be returned to the
            Keeping Sunday As The Lord’s Day                 parish office ASAP, deadline: August 12. The first tuition
August 5:Hospitality following 8:30 & 11am Masses,           payment is due August 15, and auto-debits will begin at that
hosted this week by members of our Book Club—please join     time. Note: A new auto-debit form is required EVERY
us!                                                          YEAR. Please call Barb with any questions: 933-3152.
Scriptures With Steve 9:30am in conference room              Thank you for your cooperation!
Living Rosary Ministry 9:30am in chapel
Bereavement Support Group 1:00pm in St. Joseph Hall          School Supply Sale: August 15, 9am-noon & 7-8:00pm
Youth At Mass for those not attending the FEST 5:00pm
The FEST @ Borromeo Seminary 12:00 noon-10:00pm
                                                             Sunday School Registration will take place on ONE DAY
August 12:Hospitality following 8:30 & 11am Masses,          only: Sunday, September 9, at a Mandatory Parent
hosted this week by our Spirit of Hope Prayer Group—         Meeting at 9:30am. If you wish to enroll your child(ren) in
please join us!                                              Sunday School this year, you must be at this meeting! The
Scriptures With Steve 9:30am in conference room              meeting will be in church immediately following 8:30am
Youth Ministry Meeting 6-7pm in St. Joseph Hall—all teens    Mass. If you are new to our Sunday School program, please
in grades 9-12 are welcome and encouraged to attend!!!       bring a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate. There is a
                                                             $40 fee for each child registered, also due at the time of
St. Joseph Parish Support from July 28 & 29                       Meetings/Activities for Week of August 5
Regular Offertory: $14,948.88                                     August 5—Living Rosary Group 9:30am in chapel
Youth Contributions (included in total): $27.35                   Bereavement Support Group 1:00pm St. Joseph Hall
Good Deeds: 10                                                    Youth At Mass—5pm Mass (No meeting after Mass today)
Sister Parish: $103.00                                            August 6—Women’s A.A. group 8-9pm St. Joseph Hall
Debt Retirement: $538.00                                          August 10—St. Joes Night at the Crushers
Total Debt (as of 7-5-12): $190,155.57*                           August 12—Youth Ministry Meeting 6-7pm St. Joseph Hall
*this total will change monthly as loan payment is made
                                                                  Youth Ministry News… calling all teens in grades 9-12!!!
Our Parish Capital Campaign: {7-30-12}                            Our new fall season will kick off with a meeting next
Goal: $3,500,000                                                  Sunday, August 12. Come to St. Joseph Hall following
Raised:$2,986,260 {86% of goal}                                   5:00pm Mass and bring any ideas you may have for our
Still Needed:$513,740                                             group! We have some great ideas planned for you, along
Every Pledge Counts. Thank You for yours!                         with our Book & Movie Club, which is already going on.
                                                                  Come join us! The next YM Team Meeting will be held on
Please Remember In Your Prayers: Haley Dunn, The                  Sunday, August 26, 9:30am in the parish office. Please call
Thomas Harrington Family, Lee Anderson, Richard                   Youth Ministry Director Mary Ellen Ewers-Pena to say
Schleicher, Erin Flynn, Kay O’Donnell, Jack Gannon, Rick          you’ll join, or with any questions: 933-3152.
Maurer, Carl Lowe, Marian Kral, John Cardelle, Dale Keller,
Mary McCaffery, Barbara Bobal, Mike Flash, Robert                 Walk With Team St. Joes!!!
Oswald, Guy Gammel, Linda Cobbs, Pam Todd, Petra, Jane            Are you living with someone with Alzheimer’s? Do you
Riggs, Chris D’Andrea, Mary Lou Urig, Anna Milam, Marla           know or love someone with it, or are you a caregiver? Do
Fouse, Susan Cicerchi, Beth Sadowski, Jan LaRosa, Ken             you realize that some day you will know someone with this
Milota, Ethan Bradley, Agnes Lucien, Vera Gerhardt, Olga          epidemic disease?
Riggs, Gene Arwood, Michael Cherney, Norbert Kloc,                The West Side Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday
Robert Grathwol, Pat Gerrone, Cynthia Butler-Carson,              morning, September 22 at the Crushers Stadium in Avon.
Milada Smith, Rae Kohut, Richard Oechsle, Carole Curran,          Call us to find out how you can help by walking or donating
Dennis Kaperak, Audrey Meister, Kathy (Rom) Burant, Greg          to Team St. Joes! Steve Stasik: 933-2495 or Jan Sullivan:
Akins, Grace Smith, Marvin DeLuca, Dennis Karas, John             933-9584 (co-captains) ***We will have a display table in
Maimone, Marianne Provenza, Mary Ellen Ewers-Pena,                the gathering area next weekend...stop by after Masses to
Louis Pena, Anna Fox, Irene Krolik, Paul Macura, Mary             join the team, make a donation, or get more information!***
Yurmanovich, Sheryl Haskins, Mary Seitz, Ruth Powell,
Fran Ilg, David Chisholm, Gene Andrews, Marianne                  Please Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, August 11. The
Andrews, and all the ill of the parish...those deceased...those   St. Joseph Class of 2013 will be holding a car wash in the
in need...those who are lonely...those who are                    parking lot of Peter & Company Jewelers, Learwood Plaza
homeless...those in the military...those who are unemployed.      (intersection of Walker & Lear) from 10am-3pm. Please
Thank you.                                                        come and support this fundraiser and get a sparkling clean
We Remember Those Who Have Died: Sue Culberson,                   vehicle!
former parishioner; Dolores Tomko, mother of Renee
Tomko-Rose. May they rest in peace.                               St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 5500 Lear Nagle Road,
                                                                  North Ridgeville, is sponsoring a 10-part documentary series
Pre-Baptismal Class Schedule                                      on Catholicism. “From the sacred lands of Israel to the
Tuesday, August 21, 7:30pm—St. Mary, Avon 934-4212                beating heart of Uganda, from the glorious shrines of Italy,
Thursday, September 20, 7:30pm—Holy Spirit 933-3777               France, and Spain, to the streets of Mexico, Kolkata, and
Tuesday, October 16, 7:30pm—St. Joseph 933-3152                   New York City, the mystery of Catholicism is revealed.” The
Sunday, November 18, 12:30pm—St. Thomas 949-7744                  dates for this series are: September 12, 19, 26, October 3,
There will be no class held in December. Please call the          10, 17, 24, 31, and November 7 & 14 from 7:00-8:30pm.
church whose class you wish to attend to register. One or         Contact or call 440-327-1978
both parents must attend, but it is not necessary for             with any questions.
godparents to attend. This class is necessary to attend only
once.                                                             We Welcome All Who Are Visitors to St. Joseph’s! We are
                                                                  glad to have you here and hope you enjoy your time with us.
If You Know of Anyone Who Would Benefit from free                 Please travel safely!
and confidential help in healing after an abortion, please call
Bethesda House of Mercy: 800-482-4100.
St. Agnes Church Presents a Summer Contemporary                     Upcoming Events Sponsored by Social Committee
Christian Concert of Praise on Sunday, August 26. The               September: St. Joseph Clam Bake (date TBD)
concert will feature local Christian Artists. Ticket Price is $5.   October 27: Adult Costume Party
Concert begins at 1:30pm and luncheon will immediately              November: Family Bowling Night (date TBD)
follow. For tickets, call 440-309-0515 or e-mail                    December 15: Breakfast with Santa St. Agnes Church is located at 611
Lake Avenue, Elyria.                                                Car Donation Programs
                                                                    SVDP—free towing for all vehicles, running or not. To
Our Lady of Angels—Class of 1967                                    donate, call 800-322-8284 or go to
We are planning a class reunion for October 27, 2012, and           Proceeds are returned to Diocese of Cleveland.
are looking for fellow classmates. Please contact Jan               Cars For Help— works with individual churches and
(Sillasen) Hesselton: 440-347-9280, Mike Mayer: 440-333-            Catholic Charities. Will take vehicles in ANY condition,
1453, Fran Miller: 440-933-2324, or Nora (Norton) Monter            even severely crashed. Free towing. Donate by calling 630-
& Rick Monter: 440-779-4184 so we can update our records.           595-9272 or go to When you
Thank you.                                                          mention that you saw this ad in the bulletin, 25% of your
                                                                    donation proceeds will be returned to St. Joseph Church!
St. Christopher Parish is sponsoring a 10-week series of
support group meetings beginning Monday, September 10               Don’t Miss St. Joes Night At the Crushers!!! The game is
and ending November 12, designed to assist Catholics who            on Friday, August 10, when the Crushers will take on The
are recently separated or divorced. Sessions are designed to        Florence Freedom. Game time is 7:05pm at the All Pro
provide a caring, confidential atmosphere to share with             Freight Stadium in Avon. There will be fireworks following
others who understand your experience and help you find             the game. Cost is $9/ticket. Please contact Thom Schumacher
support and encouragement. Pre-registration is necessary, as        at if interested in going. The
is attendance at the first session. To obtain a registration        first 50 individuals who register for tickets will be entered
form and brochure, call Gayle Cilimburg at 440-331-4255, or         into a drawing to throw out the first pitch!!! Join us!!!
                                                                    Crafters Wanted… for Elyria Catholic’s Holiday Craft
Lorain County Habitat for Humanity has recently                     Show and Bazaar which will be held on Saturday, November
acquired several vacant lots and would like to start building       17 from 9am-3pm. Our crafters are given the assistance of
homes for families in our community. Their mission is               students to help you load and unload your car, plus you are
seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people            given free coffee & pastry. Tables are $35, or $40 with
together to build homes, communities, and hope. The vision          electric if your registration is postmarked by September 30.
is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.               After September 30, tables will be $40, or $45 with electric.
Interested in donating your time and talent? Visit the website      For additional information or a packet with an application, to learn more about Lorain County           please call Barb Dillon: 440-365-7814 or Sue DiVaccaro:
Habitat for Humanity.                                               440-277-1360, or e-mail Thank
The Weekend of August 18 & 19 will be the weekend for
the Annual Appeal for Catholic Education. Thank you for             Ladies Afternoon & Evening Bridge
your donations to this special cause!                               Join us as we start another year of fun bridge and friendship.
                                                                    Games are set up at the convenience of each foursome. We
Registration is Now Open for the Magnificat High School             would love to have you! If you do not have a partner, we will
LEGO Robotics Day, which will be held at Magnificat on              try to find one for you. Call Laurie Tierney: 933-2650 if you
Saturday, September 22 from 10am-3pm. This is an                    are interested or for more information.
educational, fun day for girls in grades 5-8, co-sponsored by
Magnificat and the Great Lakes Science Center. Cost is $10          Many Thanks to the Dailey Family who ran last weekend’s
per person and includes a T-shirt and lunch. To register, call      Hospitality when we had no water! You were awesome!!!
440-331-1572 or

Just A Reminder...With school re-opening soon, many                 “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of
groups will be starting to meet. Meetings must be scheduled
through the parish office to ensure that there is a room            life; whoever comes to me will never
available. Call Peggy Murphy: 933-3152 to reserve your              hunger, and whoever believes in me will
meeting space.
                                                                    never thirst.’”
                                                                                                ~John 6:35

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