Diocese will lift most pandemic-era safety guidelines effective June 2.  Click link to official Diocesan Announcement


Last week Fr. Roach had an accident on his electric scooter.  This unfortunate event caused Fr. Roach significant pain an injury resulting in surgery.  Please pray for Fr. Roach and a full recovery.  As a result, during Fr. Roach's absence please be patient and welcoming to the visiting priest(s).  Please contact Joe Sutowski with any pending requests.  Thank you and God Bless.


We will be discontinuing the 830 am Tuesday Mass and moving it to 6:30 pm. This is a result of zero attendance at the morning Masses in general. Thursday will remain at 830 am. This will be effective beginning with our Tuesday July 6th Mass. Second, we will be sending out all of our statues in church at some point this year for repainting. Age, candle soot, and dirt are all embedded in the paint, folds, and faces of our statues. Paint chips, and some plaster damage are also present  especially St. Francis and the crucifixion in the back corner. As these statues have been a part of parish family forever, we need to give each one a complete “makeover.” I think you will be pleasantly surprised when they come back like new! Saint Anthony will be first to leave and receive his ‘makeover’ within the next week or so. The cost for each statue is $1,300.00. We will start with one, then hopefully acquire some donations to finish the project once we see how beautiful He will look.

St. John Cantius Ladies Guild is having an outing on June 27th to Incarnate Word Shrine, 6618 Pearl Rd.. Cleveland, Ohio 44130. We will meet there at 1:00 p.m. to do the Labyrinth Walk, afterwards we will meet at Brew Garden on Bagley Rd. in Middleburgh Hts. for an afternoon meal at your own cost. For information call Jackie Lockyer at 216-299-2030.

The Bible in a Year

If you’ve struggled to read the Bible, this podcast is for you.  Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and featuring Jeff Cavins, guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes starting January 1st, 2021. 

Each 20-25 minute episode includes:

  • two to three scripture readings 

  • a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz

  • and guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word.

Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast for Catholics follows a reading plan inspired by the Great Adventure Bible Timeline®  learning system, a groundbreaking approach to understanding Salvation History developed by renowned Catholic Bible teacher Jeff Cavins.  Tune in and live your daily life through the lens of God’s word!

You can listen to Ascension's Bible in a Year Podcast for Catholics by visiting  You can also download Ascension's Bible in a Year Podcast using your favorite podcast app.