THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY June 4, Vigil Mass
St. Mary Parishioners
Spring Sports Banquet
MONDAY June 6, Norbert, bishop
2 Cor. 1:1-7; Mt. 5:1-12
8:30 a.m. Baccalaureate Mass
12:00 p.m. Leonard Albert
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
7:00 p.m. 8th Grade Graduation in Church
8:30 a.m. Living and Deceased of the Frank Wirth
8:30 a.m. Michael Kennedy
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
SATURDAY June 11, Vigil Mass
4:00 p.m. Mary Jo McCarthy
11:30 a.m. Frank Schneider
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, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Marilyn Hilsheimer, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Rick Shawver, Millie Veit.
St. Mary Guide Book – If your phone number, address, or name was wrong in the last directory chances are that it will be wrong again this year if you do not call and make a correction. If you do not want your phone number included please call. Deadline for the new directory is Friday, June 3rd. Please call Cindy at the parish office to make corrections. Thank you.
Catholic Youth Summer Camp 2005 Jet Skis, Horseback Riding, Tubing! Can we say more? How about a live band, amazing skits, a reconciliation service like you’ve never seen before! You won’t want to miss out on the best week of your life. You have your pick of weeks: July 24-29th and July 31-August 5th. You can get more information www.seekholiness.com/events or email email@example.com.
2005 Diocesan Summer Institute – 10th Anniversary! Join us for theology and air-conditioning the weeks of July 18 and July 25 as we offer 9 exciting new courses! Among the topics: Tour of the Catechism; How to Read and Understand Scripture – A Guide for Catholics; Job and the Mystery of Suffering. For a brochure, call the Ministry Formation Office 241-2544 or go to www.colsdioc.org.
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LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES June 11-12
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM Sign up in the back of Church A.Graf, D.Smeltzer M.Campbell, B.Hedges, K.Hedges, J.Spiert
9:00 AM Sign up in the back of Church A.Haytas, K.Haytas M.Gerlach, K.Green, E.Hoffman,
S.Martt, F.Melton, S.Naegele
11:30 AM Sign up in the back of Church D.Metnes, R.Monds A/J.Andrews, S.Brown, S.Jeffrey,
J.Tobin, D.VanHorn, C.Walker
Coffee & Donuts 6/12: K.Haytas, P.Moresi. Due to lack of volunteers the Nursery is closed. Call Charisse at 445-9668 to volunteer.
FROM THE PASTOR
Well, the school year is quickly coming to a close and summer is upon us. Congratulations to our 8th graders who will graduate on Monday! We pray that the good work the Lord has begun in you will be brought to completion. Special thanks to our teachers and staff for their hard work all through the school year. I pray that you all have a good summer, and we look forward to the beginning of a new school year in the fall.
Thanks to all who participated in last Sunday’s Corpus Christi procession. This gives a visible and public witness to our Catholic faith and our belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. It was especially meaningful this year as we are in the “Year of the Eucharist”. We should always give thanks to God for such a great gift!
This past Tuesday, Bishop Campbell and the priests of our diocese gathered for Evening Prayer at the cathedral to honor our priests who celebrate significant anniversaries this year. Tuesday also happened to be the day that the Bishop celebrated his 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood! In his homily, he reminded us that just as there is no church without the Eucharist, there is no Eucharist without the priesthood. So let us continue to pray for vocations. May the Lord send many laborers to gather His harvest!
As always, I pray for the Lord’s blessing to be with all of us at St. Mary’s.
Sincerely in Christ Jesus,
BAA = 114,776.00. If you have not yet pledged please do so as soon as possible. Thank You.
RCIA Cook-out and Penance Service Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m. on Father’s Patio.
Cook-out at Fr. Hammond's house! Join the members of the Social Concerns committee for a potluck at the rectory on Monday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. as we celebrate our successes and plan for the future. RSVP by June 13 to Julie Graham-Price, 444-5409 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome!
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.
VOLLEYBALL SIGNUPS: If you are interested in signing up for volleyball next school year and you are entering grades 4 to 8, please call Mr. David Oddi at 277 – 9911 or email me at email@example.com. Students attending St. Mary School or parishioners of St. Mary, Columbus or St. Mary Groveport are welcome. Practices will start August 17. Signup deadline is August 14. The fee to play is $35.00.
Thank you to all who participated in the School Board Election. Tom Martello was elected to fill the open position. A special thank you to those who threw their hats into the ring.
St. Mary School Notes:
§ Monday, June 6th Baccalaureate Mass at 8:30 a.m. Graduation at 7:00 p.m.
§ Tuesday, June 7th last day of school. Early Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
Finance Corner: Supply and other operating expenses $117,800.00.
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.