Community Life Commission

Ministries and organizations within the Community Life Commission provide opportunities for the St. Joseph Parish Community to grow together in fellowship. Its activites include opportunities to foster a spirit of togetherness and community among parishioners of all ages. Our Guidelines assist us in providing direction for our commission.

 

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75th Anniversary

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Opening of our 75th Jubilee: Noon Mass

Live-streamed and in-person

Bishop Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of Cleveland

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

“Old Fashioned” Parish Picnic and Ice Cream Social

Bring your own chair, picnic basket, and enjoy live music outside in our front yard!

Ride the Euclid Beach Roller Coaster Car, too!

Ice cream will be provided and limited food and drink available for purchase.

 

Sunday-Tuesday, October 3-5, 2021

Year of St. Joseph Parish Mission

Spend some time in prayer and learn about our Patron Saint.

Mike Aquilina, author of St. Joseph and His World

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Annual Parish Service Day

Serve God through Service of Neighbor

Advent/Christmas Season

Anniversary Music Concert

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary

10am Mass

 

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Grand Celebration Dinner
Event Center at the Strongsville Recreation Center
6pm

Catered Appetizers and Buffet Dinner by Stancato's
Chicken, Beef Tips, Rigatoni and Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, and a Vegetable Medley
Dessert, a ticketed Cash Bar, Door Prizes, DJ, and Dancing.

Do you want to purchase dinner tickets using a credit card?
Click here for our online form.

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Closing of our 75th Jubilee: Noon Mass

Reception to follow in the Holy Family Center. 

Golf Committee

St. Joseph Golf Committee consists of a group of parishioners whose purpose is to organize the annual St. Joseph Golf Outing. This annual outing is primarily a social event and at times, a fundraiser for St. Joseph Parish.

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Health and Wellness

The Health and Wellness Ministry is a group interested in the health of our parishioners by coordinating events throughout the year. Main events include the annual health fair and the SOUL 5k run/1-mile walk. Meetings are scheduled on an every other month basis and more depending on the event planning. Health professions or other parishioners just interested in health are always welcome. We welcome new ideas for other parish events.

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Hospitality

Coffee and donuts are served most Sundays after the various masses (8am and 10am) during the year and on special occasions. This hospitality ministry enables parishioners to socialize after Mass. One Sunday per month, volunteers serve coffee and clean up after the Mass they attend.

  • Monica Ali, 440.572.0860

Knights of Columbus

Founded on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, the Knights of Columbus is the largest order of Catholic Laymen in the world and provides insurance benefits to its members and their families. The St. Francis of Assisi Council primarily volunteers for activities and raises funds that serve the Strongsville Community, including the parishes of St. Joseph and St. John Neumann.

Visit the St. Francis of Assisi Council's Home Page

Lenten Dinners

Our Lenten Dinners usually occur twice during Lent. We have a dinner on the Friday immediately after Ash Wednesday and then again, sometime later, usually close to St. Joseph Day (March 19). Volunteers are need to staff the kitchen, staff serving lines, offer hospitality, serve tables, handle take-outs, clean, and collect bills. Volunteers usually meet once before the dinners begin - in January.

 

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Murder Mystery

Held every fall, our Annual Murder Myster Dinner benefits St. Joseph's Feeding our Family ministry.


For more information, please contact Carol Henderson Turn on JavaScript! or 440-570-6204. 

 

NAMI

As a ministry of our Health and Wellness Ministry, our NAMI Support Group strives to be a resource for all those who are affected by mental illness. Our group meets once a month on the first Tuesday of each month.

Parish Picnic

 

The Picnic Committee is responsible for planning the Annual Parish Picnic, which occurs on the last Sunday in July. The group meets on an as-needed basis throughout the year. Committee chairpersons and volunteers are needed in various aspects of the events, including games, entertainment, set-up and clean-up. 

 

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawls are knitted or crocheted by members of this ministry while offering prayers and blessings for the recipient. Intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. When the shawl is completed it is offered with prayer to the recipient. You don’t have to be an experienced knitter to join. We have a beginner pattern, or you can use one of your own. We meet on Tuesday evenings during the school year.

  • Denise Weaver, 216-347-0116


For information about Prayer Shawls, please visit: www.shawlministry.com

SOUL Race

Our Annual SOUL Race provides an opportunity for parishioners and community members to challenge themselves and have fun, while supporting great causes. The SOUL 5k race and 1-mile walk is held every fall.

St. Joseph Carpenters

The Carpenters are a group of adults from the age of 50 and beyond. We, the Carpenters of St. Joseph as a group of diverse,
spirit-filled seniors pledge to build strong relationships within our homes, parish and community, formed in love and rooted in faith, while providing opportunities to gather in spiritual, educational and social settings.

St. John News: Tuesday April 19: Bus trip to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. Cost is $30 with $25 in perks. The bus will depart from St. John Neumann parking lot @ 8 am and approximate return is 6 pm. RSVP for additional information, availabilty and payment ASAP (before April 10 to Helen @ 440-476-8762 or Vicki @ 440-666-5771)

Monday April 25: Spiritual coffee klatch with scripture, prayer conversation and time for sharing over a cup of coffee at Southpark Mall from 10-11:15 am. Meet in the food court in front of Panera where we will gather before entering Panera fro coffee and securing a table. RSVP and more information to Vicki @440-666-3591. 

Tuesday, April 26th from 3-6pm: Come enjoy an afternoon of BINGO in the Holy Family Center along with all the usual fun activites and an early bird meal. RSVP to Maryann starting March 20th at 440-382-4117 or 440-238-9336. Cost is $10.

Monday May 23, 2022: Our spiritual walks with God and friends will begin at Coe Lake at the picnic shelter located behind the Berea Library from 9:15-10:30am. Scripture, prayer, sharing and a bit of walking will round out our morning get together. Spiritual walks will be held on the 4th Monday of each month until October. (June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26 and OCt. 24) RSVP to Vickie @ 440-666-3591.
           

Membership: our events are for Carpenter members but membership is always open. Join at any event or bus trip. Cost is $3 from August through June. Want to be a guest? Your cost will be $13 but your name will NOT be added to the Carpenter membership roster.

All events held at St. Joseph Church unless otherwise stated.
St. Joseph Carpenter Group coodinator: Maryann Herrle 440-238-9336 or Turn on JavaScript!.

 

    SummerFest

    SummerFest is our annual celebration beginning with the last Sunday of July that celebrates community, faith, and our parish family. Unless noted, there is no charge to participate. Please consider joining us...and invite a friend! With emergence from COVID-19, we only have two events scheduled in 2021:

    All are welcome to join us for our 2021 SummerFest

    Sunday, July 25th
    "Old Fashioned" Parish Picnic & Ice Cream Social
    Come to Noon Mass and stay for the fun!
    Bring you own chair, or use ours, or a picnic basket, and enjoy live music 
    outside on the Front Lawn.
    Ride the Euclid Beach Roller Coaster Car or a Pony!
    Ice cream will be provided
    Limited food and drink available for purchase from European's Best and Olympia Sweet Treats and Grill.

    Saturday, August 7th
    17th Annual Parish Golf Outing
    Briarwood Golf Club
    Click here for more information and a 
    registration form.
    To sign up at Sign-up Genius 
    Click here.

    Look for more information, please call the Parish Office at 440.238.5555.

    WinterThaw

    Hosted by Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph Community Life Commission one Saturday evening in January immediately after the 4:30pm Mass. Proceeds will go to support our Heritage College Scholarship Fund, which awards up to three college-age parishioners $500 scholarships each year. Cost is $5 per person. Come and sample soups and chili and also enjoy appetizers, desserts, and soft drinks. Think you have the best recipe? For soup entries, contact Mary Krenciz by phone 440-773-1953 or email Turn on JavaScript! and for Chili entries, contact Joe Cianciolo by phone 440-532-2134 or email Turn on JavaScript!Winning soup and winning chili entry will receive a prize! Come join us and bring a friend!