THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY March 19,
4:00 p.m. Bernard Hausburger …
Mt. 21:1-11; Is. 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11; Mt. 26:14-27:66
8:30 a.m. Children’s Nursery Opens
9:00 a.m. PSR
10:00 a.m. Coffee & Donuts (school gym)
11:30 a.m. Martha Gray …
7:00 p.m. Bingo
MONDAY, March 21,
Is. 42:1-7; Jn. 12:1-11
12:00 p.m. Frank Schneider …
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
7:00 p.m. Marriage Information Night
8:30 a.m. Dick Whitacre …
8:30 a.m. John Clark …
7:00 p.m.. Mary Jo McCarthy …
SATURDAY March 26, Easter Vigil
Gn. 1:1-2:2; Ex. 14:15-15:1
Rom. 6:3-11; Mt. 28:1-10
8:30 p.m. Mary Ellen Davis …
Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Col. 3:1-4; Jn. 20:-9
8:30 a.m. Children’s Nursery Opens
11:30 a.m. Living & Deceased of the
Kulzer/Wind Families …
. NO Bingo
Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or suffering,
especially those homebound or in nursing homes.
Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.
The Village at Westerville: Betty Fix
At Home: Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Judy Hall, Catherine Hausberger, Marilyn Hilsheimer, Rita Kemmerling, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Al Moeller, Rick Shawver, Millie Veit.
There is no RCIA Class this Wednesday. Please remember in your prayers those in our parish, our diocese, and in the world who will become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.
The next Jordan Conference (Baptismal preparation) will be April 26, 2005 at 7 PM in the church.
Dead Theologians Society will meet this Tuesday, March 22nd at 7 PM in the Atrium. This group is for all students grades 8-12. Discover the “Fathers and Mothers” of our Church in a fun format geared for today’s young Catholic Adult
Thinking about a vocation to the priesthood? On March 31st – April 3rd, the Pontifical College Josephinum is sponsoring a Spring Live-in. This is for high school juniors & seniors, and college age & older men who might be thinking about becoming a priest. There is no charge for the weekend, however you need to register. If you have questions or are interested in attending, Call Fr. Jeff Coning, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Columbus, 221-5565.
4-S Club Ladies Auxillary: Delicious Ham Steak Dinner Sunday, March 20, 2005 12 Noon to 4:00 PM. Everyone Welcome 281 Whittier St. 443-0524.
The semi-annual pantry drive for St. Ladislas and Southside Community Ministries was once again a resounding success! We collected $1,476.35 and a couple of carloads of food! Thanks to everyone who helped with the collection and/or made donations to help our neighbors.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES March 24-27
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
Holy Thursday M.Duvall, T.Carter, appointed lectors appointed ministers
7:00PM M.Lovett, A.Minner
Easter Vigil E. DiSabato, J.Cooper, appointed lectors appointed ministers
8:30PM A.Starrett, R.Ratliff
9:00AM A.Minner, M.Duvall, T.Carter appointed lectors appointed ministers
11:30AM M.Lovett, M.Kise, appointed lectors appointed ministers
NO Coffee & Donuts Easter Sunday. Children’s Nursery March 27th: L.Recchie, T.Turner
FROM THE PASTOR
Holy Week is here! Today we celebrate Palm Sunday, when we recall the Lord’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, followed very closely by His passion, death on the cross, and resurrection. I invite everyone to truly make this a “holy week” in your hearts and homes. Certainly, one excellent way to do this is to participate in our services this week. On Thursday, we will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 PM. Following this Mass, there will be an opportunity to adore the Lord in the Holy Eucharist until midnight. On Good Friday, we will celebrate the Lord’s passion beginning at 3:00 PM. The Easter Vigil will begin Saturday at 8:30 PM, and our Easter Sunday Masses will be at the normal times of 9:00 and 11:30 AM. These are moving liturgies, as we celebrate the great mysteries of our faith. I hope everyone can participate, so please come pray with us!
Let us also pray for those who will be baptized and/or admitted into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. Their pictures are on the board in the back of church. We are very pleased that so many have participated in the RCIA this year. Thanks to the leadership of Julie Bango, we really have an excellent program. Let us pray that the good work that God has begun in all of our candidates and catechumens will indeed be brought to completion.
Please know of my prayers for God’s continued blessing upon all of us here at St. Mary’s. I humbly ask for your prayers for me as well.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Hammond ___
Youth 2000: Join us for the 8th annual Columbus Youth 2000 retreat + April 15-17, 2005 at the Pontifical College Josephinum. Meet hundreds of Catholics for Praise and Worship, Adoration, Reconciliation, Food, Fun and Great Speakers including the Franciscan Friars. $30. For information contact 985-2320 or email@example.com.
Holy Thursday: Lent is ended and we begin the Holy Triduum. On this day the tabernacle is emptied, as well as the holy water fonts. Following this Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the celebration of the institution of the Holy Eucharist, the altar is stripped. Adoration of the Holy Eucharist following the Mass is encouraged.
Good Friday: There is no Mass today. There is however, a reading of the Passion and veneration of the cross. Holy Communion is distributed to the faithful. When possible the faithful are encouraged to join in the paschal fast (Good Friday until the Easter Vigil) to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus and to prepare to share more deeply in his resurrection.
Easter Vigil: The Easter Vigil Service begins in darkness. Jesus has been in the tomb so there is a tomb like darkness and quiet in the church. We begin with the Service of Light: we mark and light the Paschal candle and the congregational candles. The Liturgies of the Word, Baptism, and Eucharist follow. The singing of the Gloria, and Alleluia as well as the Easter proclamation and Litany of Saints are unique to the Easter Vigil Mass.
Easter Flower Remembrances: Forms are available in the back of the church for the names of those to be remembered at Easter. Contributions will be used for Easter flowers and decorations. Please complete the form and return in the collection basket or to the church office by March 20th.
Thank you John Rees for updating the St. Mary’s web page. NOW Ministry Schedules, the bulletin, activities, etc. are listed on our web page. Check it out!!
The St. Timothy Women’s Club will be holding a Flea Market on Saturday April 9th, from 9am to 4pm. A great opportunity to sell your unwanted treasures or just old junk, - or simply come to shop. You might find that certain item to spruce up your home or special collection. Admission is free!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++St. Mary School Notes:
· St. Mary School is accepting registrations for the 2005-06 school year grades K-8. For more information please call 444-8994. Preschool registrations are also being accepted call 443-5307.
· All School Mass Tuesday March 23, 2005 at 8:30 AM.
· No school March 24 through April 1. Classes resume April 4th.
· St. Mary School Library is once again collecting old ties – the uglier the better! We will use these ties for “Reading is our Business” day. Please drop off ties at the school or in the back of church marked “Library tie project”. Thank you.