Ss. Robert & William
July 20-24, 2015 SRW Vacation Bible School – Reservations required, please contact the Parish Office at 216.731.1515.
July 27 and August 24, 2015 Produce to People – Free fresh produce distribution from 4-6pm. Bring your own bags to carry your produce home!
July 28 and August 25, 2015 - The “Banquet,” free Community Meal – dinner is served at 5:15 pm in the Upper Hall of the school.
Save the date for the Fifth Annual International Family Festival, August 13-16, 2015 at Ss. Robert and William, 367 East 260th Street. We are offering a number of unique ethnic foods, including homemade pierogi, and new this year, we have added homemade stuffed cabbages. Old favorites of clams and Italian sausage will be served, too. Try your skill at games of chance at our midway games (for children, teens, and our enhanced adult area with casino games). Children will enjoy our pony rides and “Inflatable” area.
Register your children for Vacation Bible School at Ss. Robert and William which will be held on July 20- 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until noon for grades K-6. Join in the fun as we learn about our faith through scripture in a creative way. The cost is $25 per child with a maximum of $40 per family. Registration forms are required, and due by July 13, 2015. Forms are available online at www.srwschool.cc or at the Parish Office, call 216.731.1515 for more information!
The City of Euclid recently delivered to SRW Parish the two concrete crosses that sat atop St. Robert Church on Lakeshore Blvd. We have installed them in the landscape in front of the Church (Forestview & East 260th Street corner). They are a tribute to the almost sixty years that the building stood as a place of Catholic worship. Visit our parish to view our garden areas and see the historic crosses.
SRW Annual Summer Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, July 10 and 11, 2015. Why not come early? There are treasures galore and an extensive selection. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday until 4:30 p.m., and again on Saturday 9:00 a.m. until noon. You can’t beat our good prices, most items begin at $1. New this year, is $5 fill a bag for books, CD’s and DVD’s. Other items are as marked and priced to sell!
Come back on Saturday for our $3 Fill-a-Bag special! Bring a friend and join the fun, there are enough “treasures” for everyone!
Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish will be hosting a variety of summer-time events in the months of June, July, and August.
In partnership with the Euclid Hunger Center, Euclid Hospitals and the Boy Scouts, SRW is offering free monthly produce distribution 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. June 29, 2015, with subsequent distributions on July 27 and August 24, in the parish parking lot.
The “Banquet” Free Community Meal will be held on June 30, July 28, and August 25, 2015. Come for fellowship, fun, and great food! All are welcome!
June 27, 2015 is the 4th Annual Warrior Open Golf Outing. All proceeds benefit Euclid Lifeteen. For registration forms, please call the Parish Office at 216.731.1515.
Don’t forget SRW’s Annual Summer Rummage Sale is the weekend of July 10 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) & 11 (9:00 am – Noon, Fill a Bag), 2015. Dust out those closets, basements and attics! It’s time to start gathering your items for his huge, summertime community event. Donations for the rummage sale can be dropped off at the school after June 6, 2015.
Sonrise Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 20-24, 2015. Join in the fun as we combine learning about our faith through scripture in a creative way. The cost is $25 per child with a maximum of $40 per family. Registration forms are required, pick one up at the Parish Office or call 216-731-1515.
The SRW Summer Family Festival will be held August 13-16, 2015. Save the date to hear local bands, taste a variety of festival foods, and take a chance on raffles and auctions, and so much more! If you would like to be a sponsor or donate prizes for the event, please contact Ellen Ivory at 216.731.1515 X230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SRW Summer Calendar of Events
East 200th Street Stroll, Saturday, May 30, 2015, come join us!
SRW Warrior Open, Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Briardale Golf Course
SRW Rummage Sale, Friday and Saturday, July 10 & 11, 2015
Vacation Bible School, the week of July 20-24, 2015
Annual Parish Festival, Thursday thru Sunday, August 13-16, 2015
Free Produce Giveaway:
Produce to People, June TBD
Produce to People, Monday July 27, 2015
Produce to People, Monday, August 24, 2015
The “Banquet” Free Community Meal, Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The “Banquet” Free Community Meal, Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The “Banquet” Free Community Meal, Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The SRW community and its friends have teamed together to raise enough money ($140,000) to help build a playground at Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish. The project was made possible by funds donated from the SRW Endowment, students (through a Walk-a-thon and a Read-a-thon), Jane Monreal, The Cooke Family, Elin Cooke Family and Friends, The Michael Talty and Helen Talty Charitable Trust, and several anonymous donors.
The effort is centered on the story of Elin Cooke. Elin was an extraordinary woman with much love for the parish, school, the city of Euclid and most importantly children. She was one of the first supporters of the playground project when it was announced last spring. In August, 2014, Elin lost her battle with cancer. “Since the parish and school community will be forever blessed by her presence, and with full support of her family, it seemed only fitting that the playground be named in her honor. The bright red and green playground is a tribute to her memory,” states Fr. John D. Betters, Pastor.
The playground will feature 23 activities and a special rubber surface for enhanced safety and enjoyment, and will improve recess for the school students, as currently the schoolyard only has blacktop surface to play on. It will accommodate over 50 children and will provide physical activity for the children. Additionally, it will enhance the recreation area in the community, as the play area will be open to the hundreds of children who live in the neighborhood.
The playground dedication and opening will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Fr. John Betters, Fr. Sal Ruggeri, Mayor Cervenik, Council President, Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, and the Cooke Family will be present. The public is invited to attend. Ss. Robert and William Parish is located at 367 East 260th St., Euclid. Please call 216.731.1515 for additional information.
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is now open for children in Preschool through Grade 6. In partnership, St. John of the Cross and Ss. Robert and William Catholic School are accepting applications for enrollment. Euclid residents with school age children that would be assigned to Bluestone, Arbor, or Shoreview Elementary as well as Forest Park or Central Middle School may be eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship. For more information or to set up a screening, please call Maureen Frydl at 216.731.1515 X229 or email@example.com. Visit our website at www.srwschool.cc to download an application. Hurry, spaces are limited and filling up fast!
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School was well represented in the Euclid Community last month. Pictures from the Earth Day Library Program and the Euclid City Council Meeting show the fun and excitement our school can generate. Our preschool and kindergarten teachers offered stories, games, crafts, and songs to celebrate the gift of God’s creation and how we should take of this great gift at the free, library program held in April at the Euclid Public Library. Also recognized were four of our 7th and 8th grade students who were honored with proclamations from Mayor Cervenik for their achievements at the NEOSE Fair.
Evening of Learning, “Titanic,” was hosted by the Ss. Robert and William Catholic School Upper School teachers and students. In teaching with our STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math) tradition, presentations on the unit of “Titanic” included the 7th grade reading class completing Titanic: Voice from the Disaster and presented information on a passenger or crew member whom they researched. Many teachers and students joined in the fun complete with costumes! 8th graders completed a unit of study on the topic, “Immigration” and composed oral presentations with slides and posters which were presented to the audience. All curriculum areas were incorporated, math students presented statistical information in graphs, forms, and comparison charts and even religion class discussed the morality of the “Women and Children in Lifeboats First” policies. Parents enjoyed the hydrodynamic science experiments in which students made boats is different shapes and sizes to see the affects carrying too much weight relates to the density of water.
Ss. Robert & William School kicked off the spring season and drew 250 guests to the “Taste of Nation’s Gala,” which was held in the school’s ballroom (a.k.a. gym). Proceeds from the annual event benefitted SRW School.
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is now open for children in preschool through Grade 8. In partnership, St. John of the Cross and Ss. Robert and William Catholic School are accepting applications for enrollment. Euclid residents with school age children that would be assigned to Bluestone, Arbor or Shoreveiw Elementary as well as Forest Park or Central Middle School may be eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship. For more information or to set up a Kindergarten screening, please call Maureen Frydl at 216-731-1515, ext. 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.srwschool.cc to download and application.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School is performing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. This retelling of a classical fairytale features students in 4th through 8th grade. The performances will take place in the Ss. Robert and William gym, is free, and open to the public with doors opening a half-hour before curtain.
Fr. John Betters and Fr. Scott Goodfellow want to open the door for Catholics wishing to return to their faith. So on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. they will welcome anyone seeking a way back and try to remove the stumbling block that might be preventing it. The meeting will take place in the Upper Hall of Ss. Robert and William Catholic School, 351 East 260th Street. There is no agenda. The evening will belong to those who are seeking answers, clarification or simply someone to listen, in an effort to help them know that the Catholic Church wants them to come home.
Please help us spread the word. If you know someone you think would appreciate such an opportunity, tell them to join us. No reservations are necessary nor do you need to be from the Euclid area to attend. Call 216-731-1515 for more information.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School in Euclid took home 10 awards and 2 honorable mentions at the 2015 edition of the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) held at The Cleveland State University March 9-12, 2015. 79 area schools participated in the regional science fair.
Honored with a special award from the U.S. Navy and Marine Corp – Office of Naval Research was 7th grader, Grace Delaney, for her project, How Water Floats on Water. Eighth grader, Patrick Sweet, was honored by the Parker Hannifin Corporation for his project, Solar Energy: Financial Savior. Patrick will be attending St. Ignatius High School in the fall.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish is hosting its 5th Annual Fish Fry, held every Friday during Lent until March 27th, in the Upper Hall at Ss. Robert and William Catholic School. Enjoy an all you can eat dinner for a mere $12 dollars or take it to go for only $10. Come join our vibrant parish community, where you will experience fellowship, and fun all while indulging in baked battered dipped Alaskan Pollack, baked Atlantic cod, waffle fries, coleslaw, pasta marina, mac and cheese, and cookies with a beverage. Ala Carte items include homemade SRW pierogis, clam chowder, or breaded shrimp. Don’t forget for an additional $1 you can top off your very tasty meal with an ice cream sundae complete with whip cream and toppings!
Returning again this year is our fish sandwich dinner, which includes french fries and coleslaw for only $6. We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover, no extra fees. Come for dinner, starting at 4:45 pm and stay for Mass and Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm.
For more information, contact Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish at 216.731.1515 or go to www.srweuclid.cc. Ss. Robert and William Catholic School is located at 351 East 260th Street, Euclid, Ohio 44132.
On March 22, 2015, Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish, along with St. John of the Cross, will be welcoming Fr. Richard Fragomeni to lead us in a parish mission. It will be the beginning of an exciting four days for our parish family. “Go In Peace, Glorifying the Lord With Your Life,” is the theme Fr. Fragomeni will speak on during this presentation. Go In Peace is an incredible opportunity to grow personally and as a faith community, making it possible for us to glorify the Lord with our lives in Euclid and beyond.
On Saturday, January 10, 2015, over 225 parishioners gathered for Mass (which was celebrated by Bishop Richard Lennon) and dinner, to celebrate the parish’s fifth anniversary.
Through the generosity of many donors throughout the Cleveland Diocese, the Rooted in Faith, Forward in Hope campaign has raised $170 million in pledges for the Catholic Community of Northeast Ohio. One of the components of the campaign was to strengthen Catholic Education and to provide facility upgrades.
Annually, Ss. Robert and William Catholic School awards scholarships to outstanding students in recognition of their deeds and accomplishments. To kick-off our Catholic Schools Week celebration this year, ten students were presented with scholarships for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, during the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, January 25, 2015.
The Girl Scout Troops from Ss. Robert and William School collected enough donations from family and businesses to fill a record 152 "Socks of Love." These sock bundles included a new pair of socks, one stuffed into the other, and filled with toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste. These 152 Socks of Love will be donated to the Shower Program at St. Malachi Center in Cleveland. All the excess toiletries were donated to Forbes House in Lake County.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School will be hosting its annual Catholic School’s Week Open House on Sunday, January 25, 2015, from Noon until 1:30 p.m. Join us for the 11: 00 a.m. Mass at the Church and stay for the Open House.
This open house is primarily geared toward new students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade six. It is a great opportunity for prospective parents and students to meet and talk with the teachers, walk the hallways with student guides, and receive registration and financial aid information for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School is dedicated and committed to academic excellence and offers students the highest quality education with STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math) based learning. Our administration and faculty are proud to offer advanced classes to students to prepare them for a quality education that will follow them through high school and beyond.
For more information, to schedule a private tour, or even to set up a shadow day for your student, contact the Admissions Director, Maureen Frydl, at 216.731.1515 extension 229 or email her at email@example.com. Visit our school’s website at www.srwschool.cc and don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/Ss-Robert-and-William-Catholic-School/105863876110885.
In our continued outreach efforts to the Ss. Robert and William Catholic School community, the National Junior Honor Society has collected numerous winter items that will be donated to Operation Coats for Christmas. Much appreciation is extended to the very generous students and families who live the spirit of this giving holiday season all year long.
SRW School Offers Advaced Classes in Algebra and Spanish to Prepare Students for the Next Step in Education
Many area high schools are offering programs in advanced math classes to eighth grade elementary students. Qualifying students are invited to enroll in a freshman level Algebra class. They attend this class at the high school with freshman students, to earn high school credit. It is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in pursuing higher level math courses such as calculus and statistics when actually attending high school after graduation at the elementary level.
December 10, 2014 SRW Holiday Story Hour “The Polar Express” at the Euclid Public Library 6:30 p.m. (Registration at the Library is required)
December 15, 2014 SRW School Christmas Concert 6:30 pm in the Church
December 16, 2014 The “Banquet” Free Community Meal 5:15 p.m. in the Upper Hall
December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve Masses 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
December 25, 2014 Christmas Masses 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
December 31, 2014 Solemnity of Mary Mass 4:00 p.m.
January 1, 2015 Solemnity of Mary Masses 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
January 10, 2015 5 Year Anniversary Celebration
January 25, 2015 Catholic School’s Week Opens with Mass at 11:00 a.m.
SRW School Open House 12:00 p.m.
January 27, 2015 The “Banquet” Free Community Meal at 5:15 p.m. in the Upper Hall
January 28, 2015 SRW School Open House 6:30 p.m.
During this Season of Giving, Father Scott Goodfellow Shares His Life Giving Story of Being a Bone Marrow Donor
“Not all stem cells are bad. We hear often in the media about the use of embryonic stem cells, which we, as defenders of life from the moment of conception, are right to find morally objectionable since harvesting these cells results in the destruction of the life of the human embryo. But there are many other kinds of stem cells other than embryonic ones, and these can be used for a lot of good”, states Fr. Scott Goodfellow.
Rain and wind did not deter the students of Ss. Robert and William Catholic School as they took to the streets on Friday, October 3, 2014 for the very first 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 cause. The funds from this year’s Walk-a-Thon were designated for the construction of a new playground to be built in the Spring of 2015. The students were excited to be a part of the efforts to make this dream become a reality.This playground will offer a safe and fun area to play, as currently they only have access to blacktop at recess and after school.
Each grade level from Kindergarten through Grade 8 promised to walk for one hour to raise money for the construction of the new playground. They solicited pledges from family members, friends, and businesses. 55 parents and grandparents joined the students and teachers, volunteering to walk or work at the several stations set up in the path of the walk which included hula hoops, jump ropes, water, and pictures. Spirits were high and the energy was contagious!
It is with great pride that we can proclaim that the goal has been reached! With 46% family participation over $19,000 was collected. In the Spring of 2015, the Elin Cooke Memorial Playground, named after Elin Cooke, a parent who was instrumental in the planning stages of the project and recently lost her battle with cancer, will be built on the grounds of Ss. Robert and William Catholic School. The support from this amazing community will touch the lives of many children for years to come.
The Mustard Seed, Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish’s on-site Religious goods store, is re-opening for business just in time for the Holidays! The Mustard Seed is the “little shop with big ‘values’”, showcasing distinctive gift items appropriate for all occasions for people of all ages. Moved from the house on the parish grounds to the vestibule of the church, and with store hours compatible with Mass times parishioners will find shopping very convenient.
This unique store specializes in gifts of faith, handcrafted items, memorial gifts, sacramental gifts, crucifixes, rosaries, gifts for home and family, holiday items, inspirational jewelry, medals, and it features fair trade merchandise. Even baby items are available! The next time you are looking for a gift of encouragement, a memento of your faith, or just need a card for a special occasion, The Mustard Seed is the place to visit.
Our newest inspirational merchandise includes light-up LED angels, votive, and ornaments for the holidays. Boxed card sets and nativities are also available to purchase. Watch for new merchandise arriving; our goal is to offer quality items that are the latest and most original designs.
The Mustard Seed offers one stop shopping, unique gift items and something for everyone. For more information on the Mustard Seed hours, please call the Parish Office at 216.731.1515 X230.
Please come and visit us at the following events:
Friday, December 5th, 5-9 p.m., Euclid Holiday Celebration at Shore Cultural Centre
Wednesday, December 10th, 6:30 p.m. – Holiday Story Hour at Euclid Public Library
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School ‘s “STREAM Evening of Learning” was a wonderful example of focusing lessons on the 21st Century skills of collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. Our Lower School students will share their STREAM projects at our next Evening of Learning: November 24th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.
This past year, St John of the Cross and Ss. Robert and William combined youth programs to develop one ministry. I want to share with you our mission, what we have done over the past year and what we are planning for the future.
Life Teen and EDGE are international programs that have one goal. To lead teens closer to Christ. It is about giving teens, from all backgrounds, the opportunity to encounter Christ in a personal way. Life Teen itself has been around for almost 30 years and it continues to adapt to meet teens where they are at while still holding true to the Gospel message. Euclid Life Teen and EDGE share that same goal. We are trying to meet teens where they are at, enter into their world and bring Christ to them. We want them to begin to have a personal relationship with Christ through the various retreats, conferences, bible studies, meetings, etc. The hope is that teens start to make the time to develop this relationship on their own and bring Christ to those in their schools, their families and the community.
The past year has been quite fruitful. Life Teen saw many new faces and has been tweaking the things done in the past so that we can make things as fruitful as possible for the teens. One of the new things we started this past year is a thing called Dead Theologians Society (DTS). It starts with the evening Mass at SJOC and then take a trip back in time and gather in candle light and Gregorian chant and learn about a different saint each week. Another new thing we started is called Living Stones. This is our discernment group for those that are open to the possibility that God might be calling them to Priesthood or Religious Life.
EDGE is our ministry for 7th and 8th graders. The Lord is blessing it and it has become quite popular. We started the beginning of the year going every other week and by January we had EDGE Nights every single week. I know for me personally, it has been a great source of inspiration. To see middle school teens starting to dive into their faith and enjoy things such as adoration is an amazing thing. This year we will be hosting our EDGE Nights at SJOC on Tuesdays from 7-845 in the new youth space. We have also added EDGE hangouts from 3-430 on Thursdays to give them some social time.
The theme and focus for Life Teen and EDGE this next year is Inspire[d]. We will be looking to the people of the Bible to be inspired and in turn we go out and inspire others. We kicked off EDGE this year with a Messtival. We had a series of races and challenges containing ketchup, pudding, fluff and so much more. Life Teen kicked off with a Tail Gate party full of food, games and a water balloon launch across the parking lot.
If you have questions or want to get involved in any way, contact Chris Kelley at 216-731-1515.