THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
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
MONDAY May 23,
Sir 17:20-24; Mk. 10:17-27
12:00 p.m. Tom Weldon
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
7:00 p.m. Parish Pastoral Council
8:30 a.m. G.E. Rogers
8:30 a.m. Tim Sauer (all school Mass)
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
SATURDAY May 28, Vigil Mass
1:30 p.m. Kyser/Nordstrom Wedding
4:00 p.m. St. Mary Parishioners
11:30 a.m. John & Ellen Kustron
3:00 p.m. Procession & Benediction
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 this Sunday, May 22nd 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, note, or memory for our scrapbook of memories.
Catholic Cemeteries Memorial Day Mass at 11 AM at St. Joseph, Mt. Calvary, and Holy Cross; and at 1 PM at Resurrection Cemetery.
On Vacation? Find the Catholic Church nearest you at www.Masstimes.org.
Church tours: Interested in learning about St. Mary's history? Beginning in February, Welcome Committee member Barbara Henterly will conduct church tours the 3rd Saturday of each month. Each tour will begin 30 minutes prior to the 4:00 PM Mass. If you would like to schedule a tour with Barbara you can contact her at 444-8428.
Next weekend, May 28-29 our Saint Vincent de Paul Society will gratefully accept your donations after Mass. Thank you.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES May 28-29
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM J.LaMotte, R.Monds L.Mitchell, T.Neirman E.Holleran, M.King, M.J.Latchaw, D.Smeltzer
9:00 AM B.Collins, H.Matthews B.Hess, B.Hilsheimer, R.Scanlin,
D. Strausser, F. & M. Wickham
11:30 AM M.Kise R.Helon, S.Moraine T.Henderson, S.Joy, R.Ratliff,
A.Rock, J.Sauer, N.Williams
Coffee & Donuts 5/29: O & E Aideyman. Due to lack of volunteers the Nursery is closed. Call Charisse at 445-9668 to volunteer.
FROM THE PASTOR
Next weekend, some important events will occur in our parish. First, we will have our annual Corpus Christi procession through the streets of German Village. This will take place next Sunday, beginning at 3:00 PM in the church. The procession generally takes about one hour. Please join us for this important means of proclaiming our Catholic faith as we honor Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist!
At the Masses next weekend, some new faces will be in our midst. Our new school principal, Mr. Chad Grube, will introduce himself to our parish. Actually, he will be here Thursday for a reception at the school, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, and everyone is invited to come – so please feel free to attend! Also, our seminarian for the summer, Adam Streitenberger, will arrive this week, and will be here next weekend as well.
We continue to make significant progress toward our St. Mary’s Bishop’s Annual Appeal goals. I am really touched by everyone’s generosity! I am grateful to all who have participated, as your contributions will help us continue the many works of St. Mary parish and school. Again, I remind those who have not yet pledged that since we have surpassed our diocesan goal, anything now pledged will come back in its entirety to St. Mary’s. So, if you haven’t yet made a pledge, please consider doing so at this time.
As always, I pray for the Lord’s blessing to be with all of us at St. Mary’s.
Sincerely in Christ Jesus,
Breakfast with the Bishop: Catholic Social Services’ Thirteenth Annual “Breakfast with the Bishop,” featuring Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 in the Hyatt Regency’s Union Ballroom, 350 N. High St. Breakfast will begin at 7:45 and conclude by 9:00 a.m. Bishop Campbell will address some of the complexities of urban living in today’s world and how this impacts our ability to relate to one another. All proceeds will go to support the programs of Catholic Social Services. To inquire about tickets or tables of ten contact Merry Ralston at 857-1254. Tickets are $35 each.
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 Nancy Auer, 445-9668.
Parish Pastoral Council committee reports give insight to the many activities taking place everyday at St. Mary's. View the reports at www.stmarygv.com
BAA – We are nearly there!!! THANK YOU! To date we have $102,905.00 in gifts/pledges. If you have not yet had an opportunity to make your gift/pledge, please do so as soon as possible. Our phone committee has begun 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.
4-S Club Ladies Auxiliary (281 Whittier St.) welcomes everyone to a stuffed Pork Chop Dinner Sunday, May 22 from 12 Noon to 4 PM $6 per person.
St. Mary School Notes:
§ To give everyone a chance to meet our new principal, Mr. Chad Grube, we will have a reception for him on Thursday, May 26th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the school. Mr. Grube will then stay for the weekend, and will speak briefly at the Masses on May 28th and 29th.
§ Following the all school Mass on Wednesday May 25th there will be Eucharistic Adoration until the closing Benediction at 2:30 p.m.
Finance Corner: The 2004-05 salaries and benefits for school employees totals $804,000.00.
Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.