THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY April 30, Vigil Mass
1:30 p.m. Bergeron/Thornton Wedding
4:00 p.m. St. Mary Parishioners (Gaughan &
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Pt. 3:15-18; Jn. 14:15-21
11:30 a.m. Mary Katherine Mehler
7:00 p.m. Bingo
MONDAY May 2, Athanasius, bishop, doctor
Acts 16:11-15; Jn. 15:26-16:4a
12:00 p.m. Rick Doty
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
7:30 p.m. 11:30 AM Mass choir practice
8:30 a.m. Martha Gray
8:30 a.m. Patrick Thomas
12:30 p.m. First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
SATURDAY May 7, Vigil Mass
4:00 p.m. St. Mary Parishioners
5:15 p.m. Engle Baptism
Acts 1:1-11; Eph. 1:17-23; Mt. 28:16-20
11:30 a.m. Hilda Kulzer
7:00 p.m. Bingo
who are sick or suffering, especially those
homebound or in nursing homes.
Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.
At Home: Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Marie Ebelberger, Judy Hall, Catherine Hausberger, Marilyn Hilsheimer, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Rick Shawver, Don Terndrup, Millie Veit.
Bible Study? Anyone can attend one of our Bible Studies. These sessions are intended to help you become familiar with the readings, better understand how to read the Bible, and learn basic information about key Biblical figures. Jason Shanks, Pastoral Assistant has a group that meets at 6 PM each Tuesday. Deacon Michael Ross has a group that meets each Wednesday at 7 PM. Both Bible Study groups meet on the second floor of the Burkley Center.
www.stmarygv.com – Have you been there yet? You will find a host of information about our parish there. Please visit our website. If you would like to contribute information or photos please contact our webmaster or the parish office.
The new Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) met for the first time last Monday evening. We are very excited about the prospects of this committee. We will keep you informed about happenings in this committee. Please see the PPC heading on our webpage for more information.
The Salesians Boys & Girls Club of Columbus has launched the It Just Takes One Campaign, a fundraising program to raise money to support the programs and services of the local Salesians Boys & Girls Club. Please send your contribution to: Salesians Boys & Girls Club, 80 S. 6th St., Columbus, OH 43215-4784 or call (614) 224-8000, ext. 503.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES May 7-8
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM J.LaMotte, K.Hall A.Graf, D.Smeltzer M.Campbell, B.Hedges, K.Hedges, J.Spiert
9:00 AM M.Badurina, A.Aideyman, J.Kenneh, J.Vogt M.Gerlach, K.Green, E.Hoffman,
A.Minner S.Martt, F.Melton, S.Naegele
11:30 AM M.Kise, M.Lovett M.Hicks, R.Randolph A/J. Andrews, S.Brown, S.Jeffrey,
J.Tobin, D.VanHorn, C.Walker
Coffee & Donuts 5/8: K of C. Due to lack of volunteers the Nursery is closed. Call Charisse at 445-9668 to volunteer.
FROM THE PASTOR
This weekend we begin the 2005 Bishop’s Annual Appeal. On behalf of Bishop Campbell, I encourage you to be generous in your support of this Appeal, which supports the ministry of the Church in the twenty-three counties which make up the Diocese of Columbus. In addition, 100% of any money collected over our goal will come back directly to St. Mary’s, and will help us with our many needs. Our goal for the diocese is $41, 535 – but our parish goal is a total of $150,000. In order to reach this goal, I am asking each household to consider a gift of at least $600. As you prayerfully reflect upon a gift in proportion to your financial resources, please know that Bishop Campbell and I are grateful to you for your sacrifice. If you are unable to give this weekend, please consider making your pledge next weekend, May 7 and 8.
As I wrote last week, Fr. Stanton has moved to the Villas of St. Therese. He will, however, be back from time to time – in fact, he has the 9:00 Mass this Sunday. We are grateful for all he has done for us here at St. Mary’s, and we certainly wish him the best in the future. We will have a reception for him, but since the May calendar is full it will need to wait until June. As soon as we know the date we’ll let you know, so that you can make plans to give him your best wishes!
This move means that we need to make a change in the daily Mass schedule. I take Thursdays as my day off, so we will no longer have an 8:30 Mass on Thursdays. The rest of the schedule will stay the same.
Please remember that this coming Friday is a “first” Friday, which means that we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the noon Mass, with Adoration throughout the afternoon, and Rosary, Evening Prayer, and Benediction starting at 5:00 PM.
As always, I pray for God’s blessing to be with all of you and your families!
Sincerely in Christ,
The German Village Garten Club is holding their annual plant sale Saturday, May 7th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 S. 3rd St. There are many plant varieties including 7 vendors and hand painted items by local artists for your outdoor living spaces. Please come.
BAA: All parishioners should have received a mailing from the parish this week. If you did not receive this letter, please call the parish office. Either yours got lost in the mail or for some reason you are not in our census! Our target this year is $41,535 but…we would like to reach the $150,000 mark. Please be a generous as you are able.
BAA: "In preparation for the upcoming Bishop's Annual Appeal, the Development Committee is requesting some assistance. We are in need of volunteers to help follow up with parishioners by phone - we'll be making calls during the weeks of May 14th-23rd; the time commitment is expected to be only a few hours. Please call Cindy Oddi in the parish office if you are able to assist. Many, many thanks for any help you can give!
Saint Mary Parish 80th Annual Homecoming Festival is August 12/13.
DONATIONS FOR THE HOMECOMING SILENT AUCTION are needed – everything from tickets to trinkets, artworks to auto-works, season passes to services, food to football. If you know of an organization willing to donate, please contact us. Call Sandra Thompson, 444-5811 or Nancy Auer, 445-9668.
St. Mary Magdalene School would like to honor JoAnn James with bouquets of cards from former students and fellow teachers. Mrs. James will retire at the end of this school year after 38 years of dedicated service. Please send cards to Mrs. JoAnn James c/o Mary Ann Graham, 2940 Parkside Rd., Columbus, OH 43204.
St. Mary School Notes:
· St. Mary School is accepting registrations for the 2005-06 school year Preschool – Grade 8. Please call 444-8994 for more information.
· Wednesday, May 4th early dismissal.
· May Crowning Monday, May 9th
Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.