Faith

Shrine Season Continues

Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine at 21281 Chardon Road, Euclid, Ohio 44117 continues with its shrine season.   The weekend mass on Sunday at 9:30am is held outside during its shrine season which runs from May through October.  Other weekends masses are held in the chapel on Saturday and Sunday at 8am.  

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Schedule for Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine is owned and operated by the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity.  The Shrine is now open for their warm-weather hours.  

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 12:30 PM, 07.07.2019

Bible Baptist Temple 40th Church Anniversary

   Bible Baptist Temple is an Independent, Fundamental, KJV Bible believing, church which is celebrating its' 40th year Anniversary on May 5, 2019.  Bible Baptist Temple was founded on the first Sunday in May 1979 by Pastor Andrew J. Rusnacko, who still leads the church today.  The first seven years it had Sunday services at the Noble School on Babbitt Road, then moved into its present location, 1565 Chardon Road. Next year will be the 200th year anniversary of this oldest church site in Euclid. The cornerstone is still located at our church today.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

A Spiritual Journey to the Real You

Discovering WHO you are is a life long journey.  Each and every moment you can become aware of your emotions, thoughts and actions to face the real you.  Coming face to face with your reality can be a scary thing if you are not living in a sense of peace and harmony from within.  Are  you carrying resentments that display themselves as anger?  Has loneliness invaded your plans to enjoy the precious moments in life in new ways versus old destructive habits?  Spring is right around the corner with its wonderful energy of new beginnings.  Making constructive use of this cycle of life is to live in a metaphysical (energy beyond the physical)  universe.  Awaken the  life force within you to effect positive changes to fully express the radiant person you were created to be.  SMILE from within as you embrace all that you are.  Unite mind, body and spirit  to the life plan your soul is desiring .  Experience joy and prosperity in all aspects of  life.  Learn new avenues to this Self awareness.  In the ancient esoteric sciences of astrology and numerology, much can be understood of your soul plan and human experiences that influence your course of thought and action.  Join us at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics to learn about the Path of Light studies.  Embrace  positive actions to eliminate negative reactions to life situations. Be the person you were meant to be.  Enjoy the journey with new beginnings. Call 216 486 7240 for the Spring schedule or email   rishisinstituteofmetaphysics@gmail.com.

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 2:41 PM, 03.10.2019

Haitian Vodou: Relativity and Demystification

Deep in the dark arid jungle mountains of the world’s first black republic, there beats a distant drum. Pulsating low frequency rhythms known as Petwo, Ibo, and Kongo, complimenting murmurs that heighten into shrieks and shrills of song, and swirling plumes of dust underfoot in near bare-body dance. 

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 2:41 PM, 03.10.2019

Bethlehem News & Notes

JANUARY 2019

Bethlehem Community Church (LCMS)

24490 Euclid Avenue   Euclid OH 44117

216-692-1085

 Joyfully Celebrating and Passionately Sharing Life in Jesus Christ

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 5:14 PM, 01.08.2019

A Spiritual Journey to Oneness

BLUE SKIES AHEAD is a human desire around the world.  The essence of this desire for blue skies is a gentle, sunny day, every day.  Can natural occurrences become symbols or clues to our human nature?  I believe so.  Certainly some clouds, white and fluffy are a delight, even joyfully viewed.  Dark clouds remind us of the polarity in life, the balance.  Stormy weather, thunder and lightening can signify our not so pleasant thoughts and actions.  If we are watchful, mindful, a rainbow appears and we again remember the ancient scripture promise of heaven on earth.  As humans, we need to stay awake to the knowingness of beneath and through everything visible there is an invisible power of the "I AM" , the Divine Spirit within all creation.  We are a vital part of this universal energy.  Think and act blue skies ahead and trust in this beautiful plan for all.  Enjoy other wisdom teachings at the Rishis Institite of Metaphysics, 21933 Euclid Ave. 44117.  Call 216 486 7240

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018

A Journey of Spiritual Transformation

Do you believe in miracles?  Many people have experienced amazing events in their lives and yet hesitate to call it a miracle.  Why is that?  And, why at certain times do wonderous things happen?  Many would say it is God`s gift while others would attribute their miracle, an unexplainable event, as just being lucky.  Awakening to the universal laws, the spiritual dynamics of cause and effect can help clarify the greatness of the gift.  For it is a gift  received for goodness that is sent forward.  Let me offer an example.  In the movie "Pay it Forward", we are introduced to the circular flow of generosity.to those we  know or don't know personally.  When you extend a kindness, kindness is returned to you.  A simple smile is often returned with a smile.  Just that simple.  Maybe?  When there is a sense of joy in our hearts there is a natural desire to share it.  So we smile.   We are designed that way.  Our Creator was so wise to show us how to receive internal and external, spiritual and material gifts.   Awaken to the miracles that happen every day and more will come when you acknowledge them and are thankfull for the gift. Learn more metaphysical insights, seen and unseen, through classes held at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics, 21933 Euclid Ave.  216 486 7240.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:48 PM, 05.10.2018

"Faith in the City"

I have always enjoyed the writings of Kahlil Gibran and I am especially fond of The Prophet.  On the topic of religion, he writes, “. . .Is not religion all deeds and all reflection? Who can separate his faith from his actions, or his belief from his occupations? Who can spread his hours before him, saying, "This for God and this for myself; This for my soul, and this other for my body?”

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:48 PM, 05.10.2018

Are You Thinking of Joining the Catholic Church?

Whether you’re just beginning to consider your faith journey or you’ve been a Christian all your life, find out if the Catholic Church is where your belong. RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is our process for exploring the Catholic faith, growing your relationship with Christ and for many, entering the Church. Get started now, call:

Rev. Joseph J. Fortuna S.T.D., Pastor

Our Lady of the Lake Parish

19951 Lakeshore Blvd.

Euclid, OH 44119

Phone: 116.486.0850 ext. 24 Fax: 216.486.0851

joe@olleuclid.org

www.olleuclid.org

“Tell Ft. Joe that Vince from the barbershop sent you.”

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

ĎIím With Himí Women Gather in Unity

On Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Noon, women of all faiths will join the ‘I’m With Him’ movement for the National Day of Prayer Service at Euclid City Hall.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

A Journey of Spiritual Transformation

Be transformed by the beauty of your mind!  This guidance is found among pages of many wisdom books.  Is this concept challenging to believe?  Have you attempted to look closely at your thoughts to acknowledge where your focus is?  Are your thoughts positive or negative?  Are you engaged in sharing the beauty, joy, kindness and compassion towards yourself and others through your thoughts and actions?  Or do you harbor resentments and hold grudges by recycling old emotional injuries.  The choice is yours each and every moment of the day.  Forgive yourself and others for error thinking.  Release the past and live in the present moment for it is perfect through Divine Mind, the power and presence of the creative life force of Spirit.   A Spirit that creates through unconditional love.  Be that presence here on Earth and BE TRANSFORMED.  The Rishis Institute of Metaphysics holds weekly classes to support the journey into Knowing Thyself, as self mastery is the highest goal of humanity. Call 216 486 7240 to receive more information or check our website www.rishisinstituteofmetaphysics.com.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

Ss. Robert & William Community Presents the Annual 'Taste of Nations Gala'

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, approximately 300 guests will gather to celebrate unity and diversity within the SRW School and Parish Communities.  As a body which advocates peace, the evening will have a ‘Peace’ theme with decorations which reflect harmony and students wearing tie-dyed apparel. 

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

A Spiritual Journey to Wholeness

In this winter season have you had moments of reflection that are illuminating to the heart and mind?  A question such as "how has my life become so complicated and difficult to manage?" may have popped up once or twice during a cold and snowy day.  Having the tools to digest the events, or life choices that led you to your current experiences becomes so helpful to discovering what if anything needs to change if you are feeling out of balance..  Author and teacher Don Freeman, a recent speaker at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics, calls upon us to liberate ourselves from egoism, materialism and hedonism.  Living free from the attachments to each of these subtle but powerful influences can save us not only money, but time and energy available for positive and healthy choices that give lasting joy.  Be open to examine where you are mis-spending soul energy that keeps your spirit depleted and less than whole. It is up to you to be empowered to change your life.  Join us at this school of Metaphysics to learn universal laws of harmony and balance.  You will be glad you made the call...perhaps in response to some inner urging that has long been ignored.  Call  216 786 7240 to start on your higher path to wholeness.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Holy Week Concert

For the third year in a row, the Church of the Epiphany offers an invitation into Holy Week and the final journey of Jesus to the Cross through song and meditation.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

St. John of the Cross Parish Announces Lenten Events

St. John of the Cross Parish in Euclid invites you to share your 2018 Lenten journey with us. Lent begins on February 14 – Valentine’s Day – so, we’ve chosen the theme, “A Journey of the Heart.” How will you live Lent? Experience the fullness of your Lenten journey with us!

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

A Spiritual Journey

Do have a desire to take a walk in the woods but it's just to cold outside? Why not take that journey through the recesses of your mind.  We can create whatever we choose to create through mental visualizations.  Yes its possible.  If you would love a springtime walk in the woods, then imagine it.  Quiet your thoughts, breathe and focus on a particular path you have enjoyed before, complete with trees, flowers, birds, river streams and gentle sunshine filtering through tree branches.  Feel the warmth. Perhaps woodland creatures join you.  Many times gentle deer are seen if you look closely enough.  Creative visualization works best when you have a passionate desire or need to be fulfilled.  Visualize in color...its fun to do.  You are the artist of your mental pallet and the LOVE that you express comes back to you through universal laws of cause and effect. Join us at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics for greater awareness of who you are.   Call 216 486 7240 or visit at 21933 Euclid Avenue.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

Ss. Robert & William Lenten Fish Frys

Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish: Annual Fish Fry will be held Fridays during Lent (February 16, 23*March 2, 9, 16, 23) in the School’s Upper Hall starting at 4:45 pm and serving until 6:45 pm. Dine-In or Carry-Out.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

A Spiritual Journey in Faith

Orphan Annie believed that the sun would come out tomorrow...she had strong faith in that belief.  In all of todays personal challenges, is your faith strong enough in the midst of negative emotions, to climb above these earthly energies and BELIEVE brighter days are ahead.  It can be done in the quieting of your mind and through the letting go of  past moments and embracing the present moment which is perfectly designed for creative thought and manifestation.  Whatever you need to see or know to face or surmount, the way is shown to you.  BELIEVE and you will be shown the way.  The Light will dawn through the reservoir of faith within you.  Three gentle breaths opens the heart and mind to infinite wisdom and peace.  Through this silence and deeper union with the power and presence of God, all things are possible.  May this new year be a joyous reunion with mind, body and spirit in harmony for your highest and best good.  Join us at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics for new classes in higher living. Call  216 486 7240.  Blessings to all.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Come Celebrate Christmas With the SRW Community

Fr. John Betters, Pastor of Ss. Robert and William Parish, invites you to join us during this Christmas season.  As a community of people coming together to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and to find peace with God, Betters extends a heartwarming invitation to everyone to celebrate with us as we also seek peace in a divided world.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

A Spiritual Journey

Have you ever thought you knew someone...knew them well? And in one moment, they show you another side to their nature.  Shock, disbelief and a bit of disgust if the offense is a hugh one.  We all have within us positive and negative aspects.  Yes, we can all be selfish or generous with others and ourselves.  This time of year the mail box is filled with donation requests, all great causes, yet so many.  From national parks to animal rescue to feeding the hungry...all good causes.  Not wanting to slight any group, I try my best to give what I can.  Some gifts are monetary while other gifts are focused prayer on their needs and the needs of the people or cause they serve.  Prayers for  abundance for all those in need becomes a part of universal consciousness and can be received by those who are in tune with the thought vibration. Let the morphic cloud of prosperity be your holiday gift to the world.  Doesn't cost a cent, but so amazingly generous in spirit.  Give with an open heart  and it will be given back to you.  Namaste from the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics, Euclid, Ohio.  New classes in higher consciouness living start in January.  Call 216 486 7240 to register.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

A Spiritual Journey to Wholeness

Have you ever had a visit from an angel?  Sometimes they are quite visible and other times they don't want to seen, only sensed.  They always want to be thanked.  At times, they come to your assistance in human form.  Having the door opened for you or your grocery bags carried to your car is a treasured gift.   This thoughtful or kind gesture from a stranger is certainly God's representative here on Earth doing angelic work.  Angels are alert to occasions where protection is needed especially where children are concerned.  A young mother who needs a helping hand or a listening ear can renew her energy for the next day knowing someone is there for her.  A senior who needs help can become a treasured friend.  Traveling the highways can be less stressful when you ask your guardian angel to be with you.  Just ask.  A mantra that also works well is..."angels at my sides, angels in front of me, angels behind me, angels above me, angels below me and angels within me as my guide".  You can be certain that a time will come for your angelic spirit to manifest in a helpful or protective way.  Are you ready and alert to those occasions that need kindness or courtesy.  Open your heart and mind and watch how more beautiful your life becomes.   Be the angelic spirit you are meant to be.  

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

A Spiritual Journey to Wholeness

A question asked is an opportunity for greater awareness.  Greater awareness is an opportunity for positive life changes that bring about balance in mind, body and spirit  connectedness.   If you are feeling tired, have a lack of energy, it's best to identify how you are treating your body.  Are you eating dead food, food that has been overcooked or lacks nutritional value.   Also, look at emotional drains that can create weariness.  Learn what you can do,  like practice deep breathing and meditation, when family or work issues seem to be out of control with no easy solution.  Quieting your mind and body gives time to "listen" to your inner guidance and be in Oneness with a higher power within you.  Be in relationship with yourself.  JOY,  is the journey of you.  Give yourself the gift of going within to discover your true self.  Ask the questions that create positive changes in your life experiences to create joy.  Join others at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics, 21933 Euclid Avenue for weekly practice on proper breathing and meditation guidance.  One hour metaphysics teachings are held on Monday and Tuesday evenings on a donation basis.  On Tuesday evenings, a Oneness course at 7:00 pm is offered.  Call 216 486 7240 

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Ss. Robert & William School Dedicates Peace Pole

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the International World Day of Peace, Ss. Robert & William Catholic School dedicated its very own Peace Pole. The Peace Pole reminds us of the importance of peace and of our commitment to it. A smattering of these poles dot the landscape in the City of Euclid, and there are over 200,000 Peace Poles worldwide. SRW’s pole is unique, as it was made by Facilities Director, Pat Fink, and designed by SRW Art Teacher, Jennifer Boehner.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

ADL Chooses a Local Catholic Educator for Expedition to Israel

New York, NY, July 26, 2017 … Catholic school educators from across the country returned from a unique educational expedition to Israel facilitated by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  Middle and high school educators from 15 states participated in ADL’s nationally acclaimed Bearing Witness Advanced program, the only initiative of its kind within the Jewish and Catholic communities. Patrice Garuckas, the Upper School religion teacher from Ss. Robert and William Catholic School in Euclid was honored to be one of the 19 educators chosen for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. In the summer of 2016, Patrice was selected to participate in the Bearing Witness program in Washington DC which provides Catholic school educators with training and resources to help their students understand the history of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and modern manifestations of prejudice.  The week-long program created in 1995 by the ADL’s Washington, DC Regional Office, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and in cooperation with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Cathedral Education Association, and Georgetown University, Bearing Witness is changing relations between Catholics and Jews. Completion of the program in Washington, allowed Patrice the opportunity to complete the essays and application for The Jack Rudin Bearing Witness Advanced program in Israel.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

A Spiritual Journey

Excitement with the recent solar eclipse, visible through the core of our country, motivates us to take a closer look at the cycles within our personal life and how we naturally realign to what creates success.  For some, a 24 hour cycle work best in staying mindfull of life goals. Perhaps a seven to 30 day cycle is best to activate intentions.   Intentions are powerful yet attention is what creates pathways to success.  What we place our attention on is how the universal life force responds to us. This is a truth in the Law of Attraction.  As the Divine Plan moves to bring the moon and sun into alignment, so can we move towards a more joy-filled life by being mindfull.  Ask the important questions.  Am I  truly enjoying life or just living a robotic existence?  At the end of the day, am I grateful for all that is?  If you are not getting a "yes" answer then only you can make the necessary adjustments.  Mind, body and spirit can be realigned by personal choices with right intention and positive attention. Be mindfull of how your thoughts and behaviors create your life experience and activate courage to create the life you desire.  Staying  receptive to new ideas and open to new experiences is the gift we have been given to be co-ceators in the expression of our soul's purpose.  Align to the infinite wisdom within you and be great!  Join others at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics in a journey to wholeness.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017