THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY May 14, Vigil Mass
4:00 p.m. Mary Jo McCarthy
6:00 p.m. Gaines/Reckner Wedding
Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor. 12:3b-7, 12-13; Jn. 20:19-23
11:30 a.m. Leonard Albert
7:00 p.m. Bingo
MONDAY May 16,
Sir. 1:1-10; Mk. 9:14-29
12:00 p.m. John H. Rees
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
7:00 p.m. Marriage Info Night
7:30 p.m. 11:30 AM Mass choir practice
8:30 a.m. Martha Gray
8:30 a.m. James Morbitzer
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
SATURDAY May 21, Vigil Mass
4:00 p.m. Bernard Hausberger
11:30 a.m. St. Mary Parishioners
(Rucker & Baldwin Baptisms)
1:00-3:00 p.m. Reception for Mrs. McClernon
7:00 p.m. Bingo
Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.
Nursing Home: Catherine Hausberger, John Heider
At Home: Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Marie Ebelberger, Judy Hall, Marilyn Hilsheimer, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Rick Shawver, Millie Veit.
On Sunday, May 29th St Mary parish in German Village will have its annual Corpus Christi procession through the streets of German Village. Every one is invited and encouraged to come and experience this form of respect and devotion for the True Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration starts after the 11:30 Mass and continues until the procession begins at 3:00pm.
Especially invited are: First Communicants, Neophytes, and Confirmandi.
An Open House in honor of Kathleen Cody McClernon will be held Sunday, May 22, 2005 from 1-3 PM in St. Mary School Gym. Mrs. McClernon has taken a position as Diocesan Director of Curriculum and Instruction. If you are unable to attend, please send a letter or note or memory for our scrapbook of memories.
P.G.I.F. - Praise God It's Friday! Fisher Catholic H.S. youth group "The Upper Room" invites EVERYONE (young and old) to the first ever P.G.I.F. on Friday, May 20th in the F.C. Gymnasium;1803 Granville Pike in Lancaster. The evening will begin at 7pm with praise and worship and a talk on the Holy Eucharist. The last hour will include Benediction and a powerful Eucharistic procession. Questions; Adam Boyden: 614-327-3224 or Brendan O'Rourke: 740-215-3281. Directions may be found at www.fishercatholic.org
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES May 21-22
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM J.LaMotte, R.Monds, K.Hanson M.E.O’Connell, J.Testa K.Black, F.Carrick, D.Mitchell, L.Mitchell
9:00 AM E.DiSabato, M. DiSabato, M.K.Oris, A.Ruefle A.Breitfeller, A.Haytas, E.Hommerding,
A.Aideyman A.Metoyer, P.Mortimer, C.Reis
11:30 AM A.Minner, M.Badurina S.Jeffrey, T.Jeffrey R.Diepenbrock, L.Duren, B.Faford,
S.Thompson, A.Varholla, J.Varholla
NO Coffee & Donuts 5/22. Due to lack of volunteers the Nursery is closed. Call Charisse at 445-9668 to volunteer.
FROM THE PASTOR
This past week, I announced to the teachers, staff, and parents of our school that we have a new principal who will be starting on July 1st. His name is Chad Grube, and his family is moving here from the St. Louis area where he has been working and studying the last five years.
Chad is very bright and brings a variety of talents to us. He is very excited to be coming here, and we look forward to his arrival. He is actually returning to his home state, as he is originally from Mercer County in western Ohio. He and his wife have one child and another on the way, due in August. So they certainly have a lot of changes upcoming in the near future!
To give everyone a chance to meet our new principal, we will have a reception for him on Thursday, May 26th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the school. Chad will then stay for the weekend, and will speak briefly at the Masses on May 28th and 29th. I know you will welcome him warmly to St. Mary’s!
We will also soon have a seminarian staying with us for the summer. I am happy to report that Adam Streitenberger will be returning to us. Adam stayed here a few summers ago, but was assigned to work in the diocesan offices downtown. This time, he will be full-time here at St. Mary’s. In just one more year he will be ordained a deacon and, in two years, a priest for our diocese. We definitely look forward to his return to us. Let us please keep him and all seminarians in our prayers.
Your response to this year’s Bishop’s Annual Appeal to this point has been amazing!! As of this writing (Wednesday), we have almost $90,000 pledged this year. That is well over our diocesan goal of $41,535, which means that any additional money will come back to St. Mary’s. Thank you for your generosity, which will be a great help both to the diocese and to our parish. May God reward you for your goodness!
As always, I pray for God’s continued blessing to be with all of you and your families.
Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,
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.
Until we meet again!
It is hard to believe that our academic school year has come to an end at the Josephinum. I feel as though I just got here and yet it is time to say goodbye for now. I will be returning for my final year of studies at the Josephinum at the end of August, so I will be returning to my assignment on the weekends here at St. Mary's with all of you.
I have enjoyed my time with you and have appreciated the love, care, and concern that so many of you have shown me. All of you have been very welcoming and friendly for that, I thank you. It is not easy being the "new guy”. As Christians we are called to be Christ like to one another and with each of you I have experienced that.
So, until we meet again, thank you for all your prayers and support. St Mary's parish will be in my prayers and I look forward to our time together when I come back in the Fall.
Sincerely, Deacon Tony Steinacker
BAA – We are more than half way there!!! THANK YOU! To date we have $89,290.00 in gifts/pledges. If you have not yet had an opportunity to make your gift/pledge, please do so as soon as possible. Beginning May 22nd our phone committee will begin calling those parishioners who have not yet responded. If for some reason you are unable to contribute this year please fill out the envelope and put zero in the pledge/gift amount space. We are obligated to contact each parishioner.
St. Mary School Notes:
§ Wednesday, May 18th Early Dismissal 2 PM.
§ Friday, May 20th Art Show at 6 PM & Band Concert at 7 PM. All are welcome
Finance Corner: The per pupil cost for the upcoming school year 2005-06 is $4,526.00. The parish subsidizes St. Mary Children: 1st child $2,026; 2nd child $3,226. Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the 2005-06 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.
Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.