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ST. JOAN OF ARC STREETSBORO, OH YOUR SUNDAY OFFERING Karen Perry, David Crock, Paul Mecone, “Give Five” just 5% of your Income, just five hours a week of Raphael Conley, Pat Oktavec, Pat Loske, your time. It’s not much to give to show you really care. Deacon Jack Carney, Leonard Maslar, Gil Registered Families: 877 & Margaret Rothacker, Bill Strausser, Registered Active Contributing Families: 656 Mary Miller, Joseph Varga Amount needed each week: $10,411.00 Our Parish Community continues to pray for all persons even after their name is removed from the Sick ********* List. A petition for the sick is included in the weekend Mass Offering for 5/3/09 $ 10,631.00 petitions throughout the year. Bingo Income for 5/3/09 $ 1,514.30 Total Income for 5/3/09 $ 12,145.30 Total Surplus for 5/3/09 $ 1,734.30 For information about Total Surplus to date 5/3/09 $ 9,877.95 Our Generations of Faith Envelopes Collected: 259 Program please contact Sr. Gay Rowzie (330-626-3424) Bishop Appeal Envelopes: 92 Amount Pledged: $10,685.00 Contributions Stewardship is part of Christian life. Your Sacrificial Offerings, made weekly, enable us to continue Christ’s work in MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK our Parish. Give back to the Lord a portion of all you have been given. 10% of your Income is suggested as your Offering Saturday, May 9 to the Lord - 5% to the Parish – 5% to Charity. Boy Scout’s Flower/Plant Pickup - Pavilion Confessions @ 4:00 pm A Stewardship Thought 2nd Collection - Trinity Collection The good steward lives the advice of St. John that was recited ‘Carnation’ Flower Sale for Mother’s Day in today’s second reading, loving in deed and in truth, rather Mother-Daughter Banquet @ 6:00 pm - Hall than just talking about it. Happy Mother’s Day! Sunday, May 10 2nd Collection - Trinity Collection Mass Intentions ‘Carnation’ Flower Sale for Mother’s Day Would you like to have a Loved One remembered in a Children’s Choir @ 10:30 am weekday Mass? If so, please contact the Office and ask for Mary Bingo at 330-626-3424. Monday, May 11 Moving? Rummage Sale Drop Off Day - 10:00 - 6:00 - Hall Please be sure to inform us of your new Address, and/or Discussion Group @ 10:00 am when any Family Members leave the Parish. Evening Prayer @ 7:00 pm Bulletin Tuesday, May 12 News for the Bulletin must be in by 9:30 am on Mondays a Communion Service @ 8:30 am week ahead of time. Rummage Sale 10:00 am - 7:00 pm - Hall Evening Prayer @ 7:00 pm Adult Choir Practice @7:30 pm Boy Scouts meet @ 7:00 pm in the hall Wednesday, May 13 Rummage Sale - Bag Day - 10:00 - 2:00 - Hall Evening Prayer @ 7:00 pm Thursday, May 14 The Catholic Christian Community of Adoration begins @ 9:00 am and ends @ 9:00 pm St. Joan of Arc Welcomes: Sunday Scripture @ 10:00 am McKaylee Booth, Alex Michael Feibig Eaglen, Krista Evening Prayer @ 7:00 pm Elizabeth Harris, Sydney Marie Long, Carmen Rose Mar- Saturday, May 16 cini, Dominic James Marcini, Aryana Marie Puleo, Trent Confessions @ 4:00 pm Michael Simmons and Kevin James Zifchak, who entered Sunday, May 17 our Christian Faith through the waters of Baptism during Children’s Choir @ 10:30 am the month of April, 2009. ‘Congratulations’ to the Par- GOF - 12:30 - 3:30 pm ents, Godparents, Family and Friends of these Children. Let Men’s Renewal Meeting @ 6:00 pm us all pledge our prayers and support to help them grow Bingo strong in their Faith. FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER MAY 10, 2009 MASS INTENTIONS From the Pastor’s Desk: FOR THE WEEK On behalf of the entire parish staff, I want to wish Saturday, May 9 all of the mothers of the parish; Moms, Mommies, 5:00 PM................... Mothers’ of the Parish Mothers, Grandmothers, Godmothers, Stepmothers, Sunday, May 10 and Foster mothers, a happy and blessed Mother’s Day! 8:30 AM....................................Bob Steiner ...................................(Pat Steiner) There are many reasons for us to be grateful to our 11:30 AM. Carolyn Contorno & Helen Sobcinski mothers, but none more important than for giving us a ............................ (Barb Contorno) safe place to grow and be nourished for our first nine Monday, May 11 months of existence. As a mother makes room in her 8:30 AM....................... Alice Osika (M/M Steve Medwetz) body for her child, so God makes room in creation for Tuesday, May 12 each of us. It is important for us to remember that each 8:30 AM.....................................COMMUNION SERVICE one of us is precious and valuable in the sight of God Wednesday, May 13 and should be in the sight of each other! And so on this 8:30 AM.............................................. Joseph Ferraro (Son) Mother’s Day, we wish them all of God’s choicest Thursday, May 14 blessings. 8:30 AM........................... George Liffield (Judy Soldorfen) Friday, May 15 8:30 AM................Red Reneau (Senior Center -Ethel John) I want to congratulate all of our second graders Saturday, May 16 who made their First Communion this past weekend. 5:00 PM...................... Gilbert Krotine (Carol & Ray Blair) The 21 children and their parents were well prepared to Sunday, May 17 celebrate this memorable day with the assistance of 8:30 AM.............. Florence & Alex Makar ( Makar Family) some wonderful and dedicated catechists; Linda 11:30 AM.........................................................For our Parish Schettler, Lyn Spellman, and Mo Marsinek. I thank M them for all of their commitment to our children. Here I also want to make a comment about our Generations INISTERS’ SCHEDULE of Faith Program. I have been a priest for nearly 17 May 16 - 17, 2009 years and have worked with many types of religious (*Please get a Substitute from the List in education formats, and I have to say that NONE is as your Booklet, if you are unable to come.) productive and as informative as the Generations 5:00 PM 8:30 AM 11:30 AM program is. It provides both educational and Lector: L. Dostal S. Webb D. O’Connor experiential opportunities for the participants as well as K. Granville D. Gregoire L. DiBarto an opportunity for the SJOA community to gather and Eucharistic: C. Betts* D. Pavlick* J. Giunto* share faith with one another. I highly encourage and L. Hoffman B. Pavlick C. Richards strongly urge parishioners of all ages to consider J. Gilliam J. Pavlick L. Richards attending this wonderful cutting edge experience. P. Cipra C. Carney R. Demich M. Hlad R. Cross L. Petro A. VonStein P. Steiner J. Loerch I want to bring to your attention a milestone for our R. VonStein J. Tokar R. Squier beloved former pastor Msgr. Fred Slaven. Monsignor Servers: R. Szurgot K. Gregoire K. Cupka will be celebrating his 50th Anniversary in the E. Kocis M. Gregoire D. Campbell Priesthood this May. It is, of course, a bitter sweet A. Benci remembrance because he is suffering greatly from the Maplewood Nursing Home: R. Cross ill effects of Alzheimer's and we are saddened by his Gardens of Western Reserve: L. Dostal - L. Slovensky condition. However, his dear friend, Dan Kulesa visits him and reads his mail to him. All who would like to Scripture Readings for the Week of May 10, 2009 send him greetings are invited to do so by sending them Sunday: Acts 9:26-31/1 Jn 3:18-24/Jn 15:1-8 to the church address and we will forward them on to Monday: Acts 14:5-18/Jn 14:21-26 him. Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28/Jn 14:27-31a Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6/Jn 15:1-8 Thursday: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26/Jn 15:9-17 Have a Great Week! Friday: Acts 15:22-31/Jn 15:12-17 Saturday: Acts 16:1-10/Jn 15:18-21 Peace, Next Sunday: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48/1 Jn 4:7-10/Jn 15:9-17 “ I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He Fr. Ferraro takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.” --Jn 15:1-2 ST. JOAN OF ARC STREETSBORO, OH “Sharing The Love of Christ” A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone that made a commitment BINGO TIMES to the 2009 Bishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities and SUNDAY: DOORS OPEN AT 4:30 PM Church. To date 134 of our 855 parish families have responded. BINGO STARTS AT 6:00 PM However, we need the support of all members of St. Joan of Arc if we are to be successful in reaching our parish goal of BINGO SCHEDULE $44,345.07. If you have not responded to the 2009 Bishop’s SUNDAY, May 10, 2009 Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church, please do so at this BINGO: Kathy Zampounis, Petrina Twigger, Gary Motz, time by using the Commitment Envelope available in the church Dan Molnar, Jeff Alt, Andy Lesak, LouAnn Gray or by sending your commitment to the Office. We will be KITCHEN: Bonnie Judd, Randi Kassan, Marcie Miller personally contacting all parishioners that have not responded to the Appeal. BINGO SCHEDULE BOOK RACK - READINGS FOR MAY SUNDAY, May 17 , 2009 God’s Word Today - How Does Jesus Change Everything BINGO: Tony DiBarto, Sheryl Keba, Patti Smith, Mary Family Faith on the Go - Share the Joy! Ann Hlad, Mike Ondash, Dave Smith, Jack Blasiole Today’s Parish Minister - Declining Mass Attendance KITCHEN: Susan Kravetz, Connie Stergar, Chuck, Rosati Living Faith - Daily Catholic Devotions US Catholic - Collection Racket HELP NEEDED FOR BINGO!!! Could you spare one Sunday a month? We desperately SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION need Bingo workers and Kitchen workers. Please call Amy Howard at 330-626-9316 for more information. BAPTISM PROGRAM Parents desiring Baptism for their child must be registered members of St. Joan of Arc and attend one instructional meeting prior to their child’s Baptism. The next Baptism Sacraments at home Preparation Meeting for parents is scheduled for Wednesday, Shut-ins may receive Holy Communion at home. Please June 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. It is desirable that both parents contact the Office to make arrangements. and godparents (if possible) attend this meeting. Please call the Hospital Visitation Office by Monday, May 22nd to register. Calls after May 22nd Area Hospitals are regularly ministered to by the appointed will be referred to the September 2nd meeting. Catholic Chaplain. Our Parish Priest or Pastoral Minister visits our Parishioners who are known to be hospitalized. Please inform Confirmation the Office when a Parishioner is hospitalized, since area Celebrated by the Bishop for those who sincerely desire to Hospitals do not notify us. confirm their Baptismal call to bear witness to celebrate this Sacrament. Appropriate preparation includes: being a faithful visible member of the Worshipping Community, continual COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS religious instruction following the celebration of the First Eucharist, and evidence of willingness to reach out to persons in need. A Family Perspective The words of Jesus in today’s gospel, “Abide in me,” are First Eucharist Parents have the primary responsibility as well as the appropriate on a day we honor mothers because a special bond Catechists and Pastor to see that children who have reached the connecting mothers and their children extending beyond birth age of reason are correctly prepared for the Sacrament of First and death. They will always “abide” in each other. It is a lasting Eucharist. Parent formation is provided to assist parents in presence. preparing their children. Streetsboro Community Pantry SACRAMENTS OF VOCATION Please continue to donate food items and paper products. Please Marriage leave the items by the table in the Narthex. If you prefer to donate Contact the Priest of our Parish to discuss arrangements for cash, please put it in an envelope and mark it Streetsboro your wedding before any arrangements are made. Arrangements Community Pantry and drop it in the Collection Basket. There must be made 1 year prior to the date of Marriage. The are many families in need in the Streetsboro area. Special thanks Sacrament of Marriage will not take place during Lent. to those who have contributed. SACRAMENTS OF HEALING Maplewood Nursing Home The Christian Life Committee is asking for Donations: (Jewelry, Reconciliation Body Wash, Hand Lotion, Shampoo, men’s and ladies’ Socks, Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. Communal Hankies, Stuffed Animals, etc.) to give out as Bingo prizes for Penance Services in Advent and Lent. the elderly. Please bring your Donated Items and place them in Anointing of the sick the Narthex and mark them Maplewood Bingo. Volunteers of all Those weakened by age, afflicted by serious illness or ages are welcome to come and help. Bingo is on the Fourth preparing for a serious operation should be anointed. For Wednesday of the month from 7-8 pm. Thank you for your help. arrangements contact the Priest.
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