Dear Parents,

Congratulations to our SJJ Preschoolers as they graduated this week! I wish them a happy and safe summer.

May Crowning

We will honor our Mother Mary on Wednesday, May 18 with May Crowning and Rosary at 1pm. It would be appreciated if students in grades 1-8 could bring rosaries to school that day for these events.


A special congratulations to some of our teachers as they celebrate milestones in their Catholic teaching careers. Mrs. Byrne (20 years), Mrs. Kazimir (20 years), Mrs. Hamski (15 years), Mrs. Hutchinson (15 years), Mrs. Puliafico (15 years), and Mrs. Tinnirello (10 years).

Thank you for answering God’s call throughout your years of service to the ministry of Catholic education. Your commitment, dedication and generosity don’t go unnoticed. We thank God for your passion, your witness and for the hope you bring to young people and our community each day.

St. Joseph Church – ROCK Retreats!!

ROCK (Reaching Other Catholic Kids) Retreats will allow time for young people to learn more about Jesus, prayer, and service. It is also a great opportunity to meet new friends in the church community. Members of our youth group, By Teens For Teens, will help run the retreats at all age levels. There is no charge for the retreat, but donations will be accepted for the Sam Lupica Volunteer Service Award for our high school Faith Mentors. This year the ROCK retreats will replace the traditional VBS week.

Tuesday, June 14th: Grades 7-9

4:00pm to 7:30pm

Students entering grades 7-9 are invited to join us for an afternoon of retreat activities with the By Teens For Teens Faith Mentors. Join us for prayer, Adoration, activities and a Cleveland Habitat for Humanity service project where we will build items together. We will end our retreat at Tuesdays at Joe’s with Pizza and games in the rectory courtyard.

Wednesday, June 15th: Grades K-3

9:00am to 12:00pm

Students entering grades K-3 will have a chance to meet new friends, learn more about Jesus, tour the church, pray and participate in service with Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. Games, new stories and snack time will also be included in our morning together.

Thursday, June 16th: grades 4-6

9:00am to 12:00pm

Students entering grades 4-6 will spend the morning learning more about leadership. Along with retreat activities, students will have time for group prayer, Adoration, snacks, games and a service project with Cleveland Habitat for Humanity.

Follow this link to sign-up online and we will email you a paper registration form. Registration forms will also be available at the Main Office of the church.

St. John Neumann – Vacation Bible School

July 11th-15th, 2022   9am– 12noon

Our theme is Marvelous Mystery -The Mass Comes Alive.VBS is for children entering grades K-6th by August 2022. Our younger campers (K-4th) participate in memorable Bible learning activities, sing catchy songs, play team games, enjoy yummy treats and have fun all while learning about faith!

We will also continue the newer program for our 5th and 6th graders. VBS with a Twist will take place during the same times and dates of VBS, but we hope that by providing some additional activities, we are able to better cater to and accommodate the different needs of our older children. This includes a service project, learning about God’s Word and helping to lead the prayer services for the younger kids. Look at it as a gateway between VBS and Edge Camp!

Click here to register.

St. John Neumann – Edge Camp

Our 28th annual Summer Camp will take place during the week of June 6th through June 10th. (M-W-F 9am-4pm, T 9am- 5pm, TH 9am- 7pm). It is a great way to have fun, meet other middle schoolers (current 6th, 7th, & 8th graders), and have a positive experience of Church.  The camp is planned and implemented by adults and a group of high school teens who are positive role models for the campers. Cost: $165 per person.  NOTE: Please do not use your mobile phone to register for this event. Registration is not considered complete until payment is received- be sure to click submit and complete payment.  You will be directly linked to Faith Direct for payment. Click here to register.

Holy Name Summer Art Camp

Holy Name is hosting fine arts summer enrichment camps for grades 5-8. The link to register is Make sure you scroll down to find the “Enrichment Camps” at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions about summer camps or the art program at HN please reach out to

Harvest for Hunger

Our 8th grade NJHS members are collecting food items until May 18th to support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Please see attached flyer for specific needed items. Thank you so much for your support!

In service of youth,

Mr. Akosi