Education

To make inquiries about the organizations/committees/ministries listed here when the contact is not a staff person, please use this contact form.

Evangelization

Saint John Paul II called the Church to a new evangelization. He reminded us that as Catholic Christians we have the responsibility to spread the Good News to all people – everywhere. The Evangelization Commission is charged with this responsibility to help our parish community welcome, invite and share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Contact: Jack McLaughlin

Formed

If you are looking for a way to learn more about your Catholic faith in the comfort of your own home and on your own scheduled, FORMED is for you. Our parish has subscribed all of its parishioners to this online resource which gives you free unlimited access to the best of Catholic eBooks, talks, videos, programs and movies. You can join FORMED by logging in at www.formed.org and use our parish access code – 62DPFA.

Contact: Parish Office
sjbinfo@sjbparmaheights.org
(440)886-3500

Little Rock Scripture Study

Little Rock Scripture Study (LRSS) was developed by the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas, to provide Catholics with a better understanding of the Bible. St. John Bosco offers parishioners this Catholic Bible study to help them grow in the love and understanding of Sacred Scripture. LRSS is offered twice a year: in the Fall and during Lent. The six to twelve week sessions focus on one book or theme of the Bible. Small groups are led by trained leaders and meet at the parish or in members’ homes. All parishioners are invited to join regardless of their level of Bible study experience.

Contact: Jan Bacher or Alice Ramsey

Lighthouse Catholic Media

The Lighthouse Catholic Media program serves the parish by providing inspirational CDs, brochures and books that will enrich and strengthen parishioner’s relationships with Jesus Christ and understanding of their Catholic faith. Selections in the kiosk, located in the church vestibule, change about every 3-4 months.

Contact: Jan Bacher

Men’s Fellowship

Men’s Fellowship, sponsored by our parish Holy Name Society, is a group of men searching for a closer relationship with God. We meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 8:00 am at The Whip, 6406 Pearl Road in Parma Heights. Any man of the parish is welcome to attend.

Contact: Mike Peth

Natural Family Planning

Natural family planning (NFP) is fertility awareness, which is simply knowledge of a couple’s fertility.  It is a means of reading the body’s signs of fertility and infertility; applying this knowledge is over 99% effective in postponing pregnancy.  A married couple’s virtuous application of this knowledge either to try to achieve a pregnancy or to postpone a pregnancy is called responsible parenthood.

Practicing NFP is 100% natural – there are no drugs, chemicals or devices involved, which is one reason many today find it to be a positive and refreshing alternative to contraceptive methods.  NFP honors our dignity as persons by respecting the natural rhythms and functions of the body.  It is very common to hear couples who use NFP speak of an increased awe and respect for femininity and their mutual fertility, and a greater sense of empowerment through self-knowledge.

Natural family planning classes are offered in the fall and spring.

Contact:  Rich & Jenny Amiot
(440) 843-3981

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is for unbaptized persons or Christians of other denominations who wish to know more about the Catholic faith. The process involves learning about the teachings and traditions of the Church as well as sharing in its rituals. RCIA is not an obligation to become Catholic, however, those who desire may be fully initiated as Roman Catholics at the Easter Vigil Mass or at an appropriate time throughout the year. Catholics interested in sharing their faith in this ministry are invited to join the RCIA Core Team, which works in collaboration with parishioners from Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish in Brook Park.

Contact: Father Lawrence Jurcak
ljurcak@sjbparmaheights.org
(440) 886-3500

Women’s Fellowship

Is an opportunity for women to take time out for themselves to renew their spirit and to rest in the delight of friendship with other women who seek companionship with Christ. Women’s Fellowship meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month in the Activities Center.

Contact: Parish Office
sjbinfo@sjbparmaheights.org
(440) 886-3500