Our Summer Programs have substantially grown and come in a variety of options to fit all your childcare needs. These teacher-run programs will be provided throughout the summer, please check the dates and times associated with each program. To learn more, go to https://srweuclid.cc/summer-camps from our list of programs
Ss. Robert & William
Our second annual Spring Fling is March 28th and we are so excited! The event kicks off at 6:00 pm in the Irish American Club on Lakeshore Blvd. We want to thank all of the generous sponsors of this event. Thank you also to everyone who has already bought tickets. You will not be disappointed! It is not too late for you to purchase tickets if you are able to join us. You won’t want to miss out on the fun! If you have any questions or for information email firstname.lastname@example.org. For tickets, visit https://srweuclid.cc/spring-fling.
Each year, as part of the Catholic Schools’ Week Opening Liturgy, Endowment Scholarships are distributed. All students are eligible to apply for these scholarships and winners are chosen by a committee of teachers and Endowment Board members. Here are the 2019-2020 scholarship winners:
Palm Sunday, April 5
Parish Confessions Every Saturday 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
We are in need of a maintenance worker to help with set-ups, clean-ups, takedowns, grounds, cleaning, etc. Hours vary and are negotiable. This position will be for evening and night-time work. Email resume or letter of interest to Renee Dzuroff, Business Manager, email@example.com.
Purpose: To bring friends together to support Ss. Robert & William Boosters and our CYO Athletic Program
Join us Wednesday, February 19, from 6:30 pm—7:30 pm for an hour of prayer. One of the best ways we can hold each other up in prayer is to bring our intentions to Jesus, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament! Join Deacon Joe Robinson in the Church at 6:30 pm as we pray for everyone at our Guardian Angels Early Learning Center and Ss. Robert and William School! We pray that all involved with our educational efforts follow the will of God and are strengthened on their journey. See you in the Eucharist!
Married couples are invited to gather on Saturday, February 8th at Ss Robert and William Parish Center for a night out. Sr. Mary Ann Spangler HM will present Praying For and With My Spouse in the Parish Center. Sister brings years of experience as a Spiritual Director. Her presentation will assist couples to explore prayer within a marital relationship. Following the presentation, there will be a Disc Jockey playing music for a night of dancing. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm. There is no cost with wine and pop being provided. Consider bringing an appetizer to share. RSVP 216-731-1515.
Join psychologist, Dr. Ted Raddell, Wednesday, February 10, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm for an opportunity to understand and promote healing from past traumas. He will map out the pathway to healing and recovery incorporating the latest in neuroscience advances. The Focus for the night will be on recovering from Clergy Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse. If you want to learn more about how to get past your past, please join us for an interactive and enlightening evening. This event will take place at Ss. Robert and William Catholic parish in our newly renovated Parish Center (gym). Contact us at 216-731-1515 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join parishioners and neighbors in the Upper Hall at 5:15 pm on the last Tuesday of each month for the community meal! We are happy to provide this free meal for you with an opportunity to socialize with people in the neighborhood! Our next Community Meal will be on February 25th in the Upper Hall.
As a fun way to celebrate Catholic Schools' Week, Deacon Joe came to read to the third grade. He read a story and spoke to the students about our faith. We are so grateful for Deacon Joe and for him to spend some time teaching us.
The 2019 #WeGiveCatholic campaign was a huge success. Together we raised over $80,000 with all proceeds going to our newly opened Guardian Angels Early Learning Center. It is a huge help financially and a testament to the generosity of our parishioners, community, and family. We were also recognized for our yearly participation in Giving Tuesday and were invited to have lunch with the bishop. We had some tasty pizza, arts, and crafts, and even a visit from Santa. Here are some pictures from the event!
The school theme this Advent was “Advent Acts Link Us Together.” Each day the students were challenged to complete a different random act of kindness. Each time a faculty or staff member witnessed them succeed in an act of kindness, the students earned a “link” to add to the chain. The students also earned links for making a monetary donation to the SRW Giving Tree Project. The students were encouraged to do extra chores at home to earn money or to sacrifice their snack/ice cream money from lunchtime to donate. After the first two weeks of Advent, the chain circled the entire Upper Hall more than two times around and over $775 was collected! Our SRW students are clearly “linked” to each other and to our parish family!
It was 10 years ago on the Feast of the Epiphany that Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish was founded. At that opening Mass, the late Bishop Pevec presided and blessed us as we began the awesome adventure and journey of creating a new parish community on the solid foundation of the former St. William and St. Robert parishes. I was only 35 years old and the youngest pastor in the Diocese. I had NO idea how awesome the next 10 years would be and all the awesome people that would come into my life as I am so privileged to be the pastor of such a great parish community. I challenged us to help all find a home under our star as they sought Christ.
Our Community Meal is held on the last Tuesday of each month. With food purchased from the Cleveland Food Bank, we serve a complete meal (salad, bread, an entrée, 2 vegetables, and a homemade dessert). In December we served nearly 100 people. The meal is open to all – parishioners and neighbors. The gathering provides the opportunity to meet people and socialize with others. Paid through the donations of parishioners, the meal is prepared by a core group of 10 volunteers. Students from our parish school assist with the serving. We recently expanded our menu and now also provide a take-home bag of produce and other staples for all who attend. The added take-home bag program needs new volunteers to pack and distribute bags. Our Community Meal for the month of January will be Tuesday, the 28th at 5:15 pm in the Upper Hall. Please join us!
Every year our students and little learners practice some Christmas classics with their teachers and music directors leading up to the Christmas Concert. They learn dance moves, they use a variety of instruments and even have props for their well-rehearsed songs. It is the highlight of our Christmas season and always brings us so much joy. Here are some pictures to warm your hearts in the cold weather.
Presented by the Knights of Columbus and Euclid Life Teen & EDGE
To Benefit TOYS FOR TOTS
Come join us in the School Gym 12 pm - 2:00 pm Sunday, December 15th for Breakfast with Santa! There will be plenty to do!
- Fun Christmas crafts!
- Hot chocolate!
- Free pictures with Santa!
216.731.1515 (RSVP not mandatory but encouraged).
Ss. Robert and William Parish can provide an “Outreach” to others because of your gracious generosity and parishioner volunteers. I am grateful for what you offer and am honored to be able to serve those who come to our door in your name. I pray that you will continue to support our Outreach programs through your contributions or consider making an offering so that we can serve those who ask for help. Know that every effort is made to be a good and trustworthy steward of your donations.
THE PANTRY is our parish program to assist those who need food in our community. We welcome donations to keep our shelves stocked and to be able to respond to requests for food assistance. Please bring staples on the first weekend of each month and place them in the large basket in the gathering space. Suggested offering for this month is condiments: Catsup, mustard, mayonnaise, pickles.
On October 31, 2019, the students of the Guardian Angels Early Learning Center dressed as their favorite storybook character! We had Pete the Cat, The Old Woman Who Swallowed the Fly, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Curious George, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and many more. Our students are SO cute! Be sure to visit and follow our Facebook page, SRW Guardian Angels Early Learning Center, to see more pictures of our little pumpkins!
Introduce young learners to school experience with the comfort of a parent or grandparent. There are two sessions left in this fall session: December 5th & December 12th. The cost is $10 per session. All sessions will be held from 1-2:30 pm in the Guardian Angels Early Learning Center. Registration is required. For questions and registration, please contact Molly Lorek, email@example.com.
To encourage curiosity, SRW’s Guardian Angels Early Learning Center, (GAELC), provides a nurturing environment focusing on faith, knowledge, skills, and behaviors that are the foundations for future academic success. This year's #WeGiveCatholic will provide funds to purchase items needed for our infant and toddler rooms.
Mark Your Calendars for
SRW Boosters Holiday Flea
& Complimentary Cookies and Cocoa with Santa
from Noon till 2 pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019;
10 am-5 pm
St. John of the Cross Gym
140 Richmond Road
Euclid, Ohio 44143
Unique Holiday Shopping Experience
Including Holiday Decorations, Jewelry, Fashion, Food, Home Goods, Vintage Items
Entrance Donation: $5/Adult, $2/Senior Citizen, Children Under 16 Free
For Every Paid Entrance Fee, Attendee Will Be Entered in a
Drawing for a Holiday Surprise!!!
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
A little goes a long way when the Catholic community gives as one. Join us on December 3rd for #weGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday! Join us in celebrating the great community of Catholics in Northeast Ohio and the Catholic organizations that are near and dear to our hearts. We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference. Visit www.wegivecatholic.org/organizations/ss-robert-william-parish-and-school and give back during the 24-hour giving day on Tuesday, December 3rd. Just think of all the good that we can accomplish together! Let's come together to share our gifts, and return them with increase to the lord.
The students of Ss. Robert and William Catholic School took to the streets on Friday, September 27, 2019, for the sixth annual SRW Walk-a-Thon. The goal of the Walk-a-Thon was not only to encourage physical fitness among our students but also to encourage the spirit of working together to earn money for a specific reason. The funds from this year’s Walk-a-Thon were designated for Phase II of the gym renovation project.
To encourage curiosity, SRW’s Guardian Angels Early Learning Center provides a nurturing environment focusing on faith, knowledge, skills, and behaviors that are the foundations for future academic success.
Students at Ss. Robert and William Catholic School are involved in many wonderful activities, but one of the most important and worthwhile initiatives is the No Place For Hate program. This initiative, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, provides schools with a framework for combating bias, bullying, and hatred. SRW is the only elementary school in the Diocese of Cleveland to receive this designation. For three consecutive years, SRW students have met the established criteria and have been awarded a No Place for Hate banner recognizing their efforts. The goal of eliminating bullying is a tall task but it is one the students believe everyone can support. One requirement for the program is to design and implement three school-wide, anti-bias or bullying prevention activities. One of the SRW projects, a speaker series, included presentations by a local Rabbi and a local Imam. This activity educated the students on both the Jewish and Muslim faiths. Two other projects, a peace pole, and buddy benches are on display on campus for the parish and community to see and use.
Come celebrate with us as we gather as a parish together now for 10 years strong! We will be opening with 4:00 pm mass Saturday, October 12th followed by the Clam Bake in the newly renovated Parish Center (gym). Doors open at 5:00 pm.
Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm
Followed by loads of games of chance and a night of music and fun.
We want to thank everyone who supported our efforts over these past ten years as brothers and sisters in Christ. Our vision to create a gathering space where our parish and community could celebrate together was conceived by the welcoming spirit of our parishioners. The love and open arms we have seen day after day is the Hallmark of our parishioners and we believe it should be celebrated.
Having a Parish Center we can use for many years to come is not only a symbol of the commitment we have in this parish but the physical space we can use to gather as one.
This event will be the first large event we will be able to use the new space and we want all our parishioners and community to reap the rewards of their dedication. This event will also be one of the last 10-year anniversary funtions and we plan on making a splash!
You can look forward to a Dessert Table, Side Boards, Grab A Clam game, Hermit Crab Races and more.
All online tickets sales can claim tickets at the door on the day of the event. One drink voucher is inluded with ticket purchase. To purchase tickets go to: https://srweuclid.cc/clam-bake
Journey deep into the Catholic Faith in all its richness, history, beauty, goodness, and truth in breathtaking, high-definition cinematograph. The Catholicism Series will have five meetings this fall and start on Monday, October 14 at 6:30 pm and go for five weeks. Please call the Parish Office to register. 216-731-1515 It is free and open to all adults.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16TH
Someone once wrote, “Grief is in two parts. The first is the loss. The second is the remaking of life.”. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, consider joining us as we share our losses, learn about the grieving process and begin the remaking of life. Our Fall sessions starts October 12at 10:30 am and will be held for 6 consecutive Saturdays. There is no fee but registration is requesed. Contact Renee Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org for regisstration and more details.
Are you looking to grow deeper in your faith? This is a call to all women to join the Ss. Robert & William Women's Fellowship group for a Day long retreat at the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine. Fr. Thom Kowatch will Present on The Sign Of The Cross on Saturday, October 12th, starting at 9:00 am. The Cost is $10 with Lunch included. Register by Monday, October 7th by calling he Parish Office at 216-731-1515
In a joint celebration Ss. Robert & William and Saint John of the Cross parishes gathered at 5:00 pm in the parking lot of Ss. Robert & William for the second annual celebration. A Statue of Mary, handbells, Priests, Deacons, Flags, and Lolly the trolley all made their way down 260th street for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother, Mary. The group processed and prayed their way up the to Saint John of the Cross for and outdoor Ceremony in the beautiful, garden Shrine. The Knights of Columbus from both parishes hosted the picnic that followed, where hundreds of adults and children were able to enjoy a wonderful summer evening together as people of faith. Thank you to the Knights of Columbus and all who helped organize this great event.
Father John Betters will be speaking to Women’s Fellowship on prayer this coming Saturday, Sept 14, 2019, at 9:00 am. We are excited to have this meeting in the new All Saints Room; that is the new multi-purpose room in the gym. Please enter through the roadway between the Merici Center and the School at the North end of the school. Take the ramp into this new space.