THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY June 11, Vigil Mass
4:00 p.m. Mary Jo McCarthy
11:30 a.m. Frank Schneider
7:00 p.m. Bingo
MONDAY June 13, Anthony of Padua, priest, doctor
2 Cor. 6:1-10; Mt. 5:38-42
12:00 p.m. Kulzer/Wind Families
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
7:00 p.m. K of C
7:00 p.m. Social Concerns
8:30 a.m. Martha Gray
8:30 a.m. Skip Russell
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
SATURDAY June 18, Vigil Mass
4:00 p.m. Michael Kennedy
11:30 a.m. Deacon Thomas Spaith
7:00 p.m. Bingo
Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.
Nursing Home: Catherine Hausberger, John Heider
At Home: Jack Auer, 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.
Vocations: Save those holy cards, medals, religious necklaces, etc. that you get in the mail. Put them into a sack with my name on it and drop off under the Vocations Board in the back of the church. We will use these for our vocations packets and share them with the children of St. Mary’s. God Bless! Lori Mitchell
On Vacation? Find the Catholic Church nearest you at www.Masstimes.org.
Registrations are now being accepted for the Fifth Annual CATHOLIC YOUTH SUMMER CAMP, July 24-29 and July 31-August 5, at Pleasant Hill Outdoor Center (www.phoc.org). Open to all current 5th-8th graders; this six-day resident camp features high adventure activities in an intentionally Catholic environment. Registration forms are available online at: www.seekholiness.com/events. For additional information, contact Bob Moraine, Camp Director via email at email@example.com or call 614-451-4290 x123.
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. Call the Ministry Formation Office at 241-2544 or go to www.colsdioc.org for a brochure.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES June 18-19
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM Sign up in the back of Church J.LaMotte, C.Skinner AD.Brunney, J.Hanson, E.Hayes, C.Rees
9:00 AM Sign up in the back of Church J.Kenneh, J.Vogt J.Auer, B.Jones, B.Lenkey,
M.Jentgen, D. & M. Smigelski
11:30 AM Sign up in the back of Church Teen Liturgy Teen Liturgy
Coffee & Donuts 6/19: Knights of Columbus. Due to lack of volunteers the Nursery is closed. Call Charisse at 445-9668 to volunteer.
FROM THE PASTOR
Again I wish to congratulate our St. Mary eighth graders who graduated last Monday. This weekend, at the 11:30 Mass, we recognize and congratulate our high school graduates. We are grateful for all of God’s blessings which have brought you to this significant point in your lives, and we pray for His blessing to continue to be with you in your futures!
Our 2005 Bishop’s Annual Appeal continues to go well, and we should have a final total soon. Pledges currently total $124,000, and I want to make a final appeal to anyone who hasn’t yet pledged, to help us reach our goal of $150,00. I am extremely grateful to all who have given so generously to get us to this point. May the Lord reward you for your goodness!
Our Sunday night bingo is in need of volunteers. Now that it is a smoke-free environment, it should be easier for some of you to work at it! Please consider an offering of your time for the good of St. Mary parish and school. Please contact Nancy Auer, 445-9668 for more information.
As always, I pray for God’s blessing to be with all of you and your families.
Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,
BAA = $124,861.50. If you have not yet pledged please do so as soon as possible. Thank You.
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!
After all Masses June 18 & 19 members of the Focolare Movement will be offering single issues of their magazine, Living City, at $3.00 a copy. The Focolare Movement is an ecclesial movement approved by Pope John XXIII in 1962 under the official name “Work of Mary.”
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 email@example.com. Students attending St. Mary School or parishioners of St. Mary’s Columbus or St. Mary’s Groveport are welcome. Practices will start August 17. Signup deadline is August 14. The fee to play is $35.00.
St. Mary School Notes:
§ School is out for the summer but St. Mary Summer Camp opens Monday, June 13 so we will still have children on the grounds.
§ If for some reason you were unable to register your child for school this Spring or if you are new to the area we are still accepting registrations for Pre-school through 8th grade. Call the Parish office at 445-9668 for information.
Finance Corner: Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the 2005-06 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.
Next week we will begin reporting the parish financial information. We have given you all the school information.
Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.
St. Vincent de Paul Collection May 28-29 was $1046.63. Thank you for your generosity!