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  •         Weekend Homily August 2nd

    18th Sunday
    God Call Us to Feed One Another
    August 1st & August 2nd

     
    God calls us to feed one another.  This miracle story is told in all four Gospels.  There is the need for food.  There are 5,000 people who need to eat.  The apostles suggest that Jesus dismiss the people.  This was a deserted place and they needed to travel to their villages to get something to eat.  Jesus’s response must have been startling.  Jesus says, “There is no need for them to go away give them some food yourselves...”  But, they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”

    We do not know exactly the mechanics as to how the bread and fish were multiplied.  You could picture Jesus blessing the bread and the fish and then the bread and fish miraculously multiplying.

    For another possible theory; I saw an old black and white movie many years ago.  The boy comes forward and shares the five loaves and the two fish before Jesus.  Jesus prays over the loaves and the fishes.  The crowd having witnessed this takes out their own food which they then share with their neighbors.  It would have been common for the people to take food with them in the folds of the garments or in a food pouch.  I personally am attracted to this theory.  The miracle of the loaves and fishes is a miracle of sharing.

    Jesus says, “Give them some food yourselves.”  We are all called to feed one another.  In our parish, I am grateful to all of you who share your time, talent, and financial resources.  Because many of us open ourselves to the invitation of sharing, we have a vibrant parish community.

    We still have our rectory food pantry open during the pandemic.  We are grateful for your donations of canned goods, nonperishable food items, and paper products.  People come to the rectory and ask for food.  Through your generosity, we are able to feed them.  Your donations of canned goods, nonperishable food items and paper products can be placed in the plastic bins at the exits of our church.  You can make your donations in the plastic containers anytime you come to Mass.  It is our response to the command of Jesus, “…give them some food yourselves.”  We are grateful to our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society and our rectory staff who assist us in this ministry.

    Also, we assist at the Ozanam center at Holy Name, in distributing food to the hungry on particular Saturdays.  If you would like to volunteer your time in feeding the hungry at the Ozanam Center, please call the rectory, and we will forward your name and number to Tom Vavrek.

    Additionally, your financial gifts to our parish and the St. Vincent de Paul Society enable us to assist our parishioners in emergency situations, paying rent or a utility bill when they lack the financial resources to do so.

    These are some examples in which we answer the call, “…. give them some food yourselves.”  I am grateful for how this takes place in our parish and in our neighborhood.  Thank you for your support.

    A final thought, on perhaps a humorous note, yesterday before the 4:00pm Mass I saw Gloria and Bob Seneff.  Gloria said, “We are in assisted living.  I assist my husband, Bob and my husband assists me.”  In a general sense, we can say that we are all in assisted living.  Husbands are to assist their wives, wives are to assist their husbands, and parents are to assist their children, children are to assist their parents. Ideally, we assist our families, relatives, friends, neighbors and the poor.

    All of you are in assisted living.  The farmer grows the crops; the crops are processed and transported by truck drivers and end up on the shelves of a grocery store.  We are dependent on many people who assist us to live.  We are called to assist many people to live as well.

    Father Jasany
  • Live Stream of Mass August 2

    August 2nd, 2020 Mass

    Posted by Josh Colin Irish on Sunday, August 2, 2020
  • What's Better than a Stimulus Check?
    THE $1000 Raffle !!! Get your Tickets!

    Tickets for our August $1,000 Raffle are ready for pick up.  Raffle will held on AUGUST 23rd. 

    If you are currently not attending Mass, your tickets are being mailed.  If you do not receive them, please call the rectory.


    We are in need of ticket buyers and sellers.  If you are interested in a monthly ($5.00)  book of raffle tickets please call the rectory office at 216-641-8444.

  • Parish Picnic

    Unfortunately,  due to COVID-19 our Parish Picnic has been cancelled. 

  • Diocese Message regarding COVID-19

  • On-Line Giving

    We are grateful for your support of our church. Online Giving allows you to make contributions to our church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations. This site lets you set up automatic contributions and change the timing or the amount of your gift at any time. You may make pledges and manage your contributions to the pledge amount, and you may make one-time donations to special causes. Please click on "Sign Up for Your New Account" and complete your initial account registration. Thank you!

    Click the link below to get started!

    Online Giving

  • Sick & Hospitalized

    Please remember in your  prayers those who are sick.  May they and their caregivers receive comfort and strength, remembering especially 
    Ronnie Bellomy, Mary Ann Betliskey,
    James Ciesla, Donna Czyzynski,
    Joseph Deccola, Carole Dlouhy,
    Katherine Dolniar,  Kristin Hill,
    Jacob Jackson, Millie Jasany, Chris Jackson, Caroline Jorski, Tom Konkoly,
    Amy Latawiec, Barbie Lister, Kelly Lister,
    Chuck Lyons, Debbie Mack,
    Deborah Malinowski, Ann Marie Medve,
    Jeanette Miller, Marguerite Miller,
    Donna Murrin, Louis Novak, Art Novotny,
    Stacie Parsons, John Pocius, Joel Rivera,
    Sue Seda, Karen Seneff, Norman Seneff, Tony Seneff, Earl Sheets, Margaret Slechta, Chuck Slusarczyk,Peggy Snyder, Kellie Span,
    Elaine Stack, Robert Stack,  Toni Suchy,
    Robert Wagner, Betty Wilson and Carl Zelenskas.

            For the Men and Women serving in the military, especially those from our parish and their families.
     
             Also please remember Fr. Augustine Lan,  Fr. Ralph Thomas, Deacon James Steward, Deacon William Schill in your prayers
     
             For All Our Loved Ones who have died may they rest in eternal peace in heaven.
           

  • Catholic Charities Update

    Here at St. John Nepomucene, 90 donors have pledged $13,629 toward our parish goal of $14,814.  That is 92% of our overall goal.  Your financial support makes a difference and transforms lives.  Thank you on  behalf of those served by Catholic Charities.  If you have not yet made your gift, contact Karen Joyce at 216-696-6525 x 1910 to give by phone or make a secure online gift at www.catholiccommunity.org/donate.

  • Reverend Edward Malesic

     
    Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Bishop-designate Malesic takes over the governance of the Diocese of Cleveland from Bishop Nelson Perez who was named the Archbishop of Philadelphia in February 2020. Father Don Oleksiak will continue as administrator of the diocese until Bishop-designate Malesic is installed as the 12th bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland on Monday, Sept. 14 during Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland.
  • We Need Your Help

    If your address and phone number have changed, please let us know.  We would like to keep our records up to date.  Also if you would like to share your email address, please contact Sandy Yody  at  
    sjnsyody@st-john-nepomucene.org
    Thank you !

  • PSR REGISTRATION

    PSR REGISTRATION – St. John Nepomucene Regional Parish School of Religion is accepting registration for students in grades 1 thru 8 for the 2020-21 school year. Because of all the uncertainties during this time and for the health and safety of all, we are using a homeschool model for PSR classes this year.  We accept and serve children from Slavic Village and Southeast Cleveland parishes. So invite a friend, relative or neighbor to learn more about our faith. Classes start September 14th. Please call Judy Lasecki at 216-641-8444, Ext. 29 for more details and to registrar for homeschool classes by August 24, 2020.