GO! Make Disciples! | Seventh Sunday of Easter

"This Sunday we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord, perhaps one of the most misunderstood elements within the Christian narrative. The Ascension does not mean Jesus goes "up, up, and away" as if his presence leaves earth, but rather that he assumes the throne of heaven so as to direct matters here on earth." -- Bishop Robert Barron. Dive deeper at Word on Fire.

Catholic Radio | Living Bread Radio AM 1060

In Cleveland, we're blessed to not just have one Catholic radio station, but two great options to edify our faith! At Living Bread Radio Network, on AM 1060 (Canton, Akron, Cleveland) and 89.5 FM (in the Canton area), we produce 12 local programs. Our free phone app lets you listen anytime, any place! Download: livingbreadradio.com. Our Phone # 888-966-2903

Family Fun Night | May 27 | 5:30-7p

Looking for a fun, family-friendly event this Memorial Day weekend? Join other families with young children (aged birth through middle school) at Family Fun Night at St. James (Lower Church, 17514 Detroit Ave., Lakewood), Sat., May 27, from 5:30pm to 7pm . Please join us at the 4:30pm Vigil Mass as well! Pizza, games, crafts and lots of fun! FREE (donations accepted). Please RSVP at facebook.com/stjameslakewood or email: LinaDoraSimms@gmail.com to help us plan!

Save the Date | Parish Cluster Picnic | Sept. 17

Mark your calendars for the First Annual Lakewood Cluster Parish Picnic to be held on Sunday, September 17th, from 1:00-5:00 pm on the grounds of Lakewood Catholic Academy. Details to follow. You won’t want to miss it !! Stay tuned for details and how you can help!

Becoming Catholic

Are you interested in becoming Catholic or do you know someone who might be interested? We are currently meeting with people for sessions to begin in Fall. Here are some resources that may help you in the meantime on your faith journey and know our parish family is praying for you! If interested, please call Deacon Danny Bryan at: 216-375-9340.

Celebrate 100 Years of Our Lady of Fatima | Gain a Plenary Indulgence

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, a one-year Jubilee began on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2016, at the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in Portugal, and will continue until November 26, 2017. To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful, truly penitent and animated with charity, must ritually fulfill the following conditions: Sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father. This prayer must be said in front of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, for those who cannot travel, you can use a picture off the internet (such as this one). Invocation of Our Lady of Fatima ca

Sixth Sunday of Easter | I Will Not Leave You Orphans

Our reading from the Gospel of John contains one of several references, in the speeches of Jesus on the night before He dies, to the Advocate, the Holy Spirit. These references to the Spirit prepare us to celebrate the feast of Pentecost, which concludes the Easter season. Only in the Fourth Gospel is the Spirit referred to as ‘the Advocate,’ ‘the Paraclete,’ ‘the Spirit of truth.’ Jesus stresses that the world of sin, opposed as it is to truth and goodness, does not welcome the Spirit. In fact, the world of sin is incapable of receiving the Spirit. Later in these speeches, Jesus affirms that the Spirit will remind the disciples of what He has taught (14:26), and lead them into the fullnes

Pray the Rosary in Honor of Mary This May | Thursdays | 7p

May is Mary’s month and what more beautiful way to celebrate our Blessed Mother than to pray the Rosary? Please join us as we pray the Rosary on Thursday evening at 7:00pm. In good weather we pray in the courtyard (bring a lawn chair), or if it is cold or rainy we pray in Mary’s Chapel in the back of church. (Enter by the courtyard doors). Families are welcome! Also free Rosaries, Rosary CDs and "How to Pray the Rosary?" pamphlets are available in the lower church after Mass on Sunday. Remember: “The family that prays together stays together.” …. Father Patrick Peyton.

Support Catholic Charities with a Matching Gift up to $100K!

May 20-21 will be another opportunity to support Catholic Charities here in the Diocese of Cleveland. This is a follow-up of our February weekend. All pledges for the coming weekend will be invested in a critical need that is supported through Catholic Charities—the Hungry and Homeless. Also, through the generosity of a donor, all new and increased gifts to Catholic Charities next weekend will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000. Thank you in advance for your generous giving.

Lake Erie Crushers Tickets | June 30th

Join us on Friday, June 30th for a night of baseball and fireworks as the Lake Erie Crushers face the Schaumberg Boomers. First pitch at 7:05 pm. $13.00/ticket. Includes admission and a $5.00 food voucher. Order forms are available at the St. James Parish Office. Please make checks payable to St. Mark Church. Deadline is May 31st. For more information, please call Dick Kiefer at 330-763-3256.

Chicken Paprikash Dinner | St. Clement | May 20 | 5:30-8p

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Chicken Paprikash Dinner ~ Saturday, May 20th, from 5:30 pm - 8 pm in Saint Clements’ Church Hall. The cost of the dinner is $12 for adults, and $9 for children age 12 and under. Dinner tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Tom Smith at 216-403-3902. It is suggested you reserve your tickets early, as only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Please join us for a fantastic dinner and a great time!

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of our mothers -- both those still here on earth and those who have gone before us to the Heavenly Banquet. Mary, our Mother, please bless, protect, and encourage all mothers this day!

Fifth Sunday of Easter | I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life

The account of the last evening of Jesus with his disciples in the Gospel of John includes several speeches, punctuated from time to time by interventions of the disciples. It is most appropriate that these passages are read during the second half of the Easter season as we approach the feast of the Ascension and the return of Jesus to the Father. Jesus’ first words in today’s passage are words of reassurance which contrast strongly with His earlier prediction of Judas’ betrayal and Peter’s denial. Thomas asks about the way to the place where Jesus is going. ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life,’ says Jesus. The words of Jesus in John’s Gospel constantly underline that in Him truth and life

Journey of Faith for Kids and Teens | Starts in June

​Journey of Faith is a program that meets the unique catechetical needs of teens and children who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith. Young people who are seeking to learn more about Baptism or completed Christian Initiation are invited to attend with their parent. The program will be offered this summer beginning in June. Sacraments are celebrated according to each families needs. For more information about Journey of Faith, please call Colleen at 216-226-5116 or pcl.stjameslakewood@gmail.com or pcl.stclementlakewood@gmail.com.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations | May 7

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed on Sunday, May 7th, also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday." The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. You can find many resources to promote a culture of vocations on the USCCB Vocations webpage. Prayer for Vocations He said to them "Come and See." They came and saw where he was staying (John 1:39). God of all nations, we are most grateful for

Join Mary's May Crowning | May 8 | 7pm | St. James

The Saint James and Saint Clement Parish School of Religion Program invite the parish community to our annual May Crowning Celebration. Please join us Monday, May 8 at Saint James Church at 7pm. The prayer service will begin in church. Weather permitting, we will process outside to the statue of Mary. All are encouraged to bring fresh flowers. Following the prayer service, please join us for light refreshments in the Parish Hall.


WEEKEND: SAT: 4:30p (Vigil) | SUN: 10:30a


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