THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
4:00 p.m. Frank Schneider
9:00 a.m. Michael Kennedy
11:30 a.m. Parishioners of St. Mary’s
7:00 p.m. Bingo
MONDAY July 4, Elizabeth of Portugal/Independence Day
Gen 28:10-22a; Mt. 9:18-26
9:00 a.m. Mike Holleran
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
8:30 a.m. Martha Gray Anniversary of Death
8:30 a.m. Edna Phillips
1:15 p.m. Young at Heart (atrium)
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
SATURDAY July 9, Vigil Mass
4:00 p.m. Parishioners of St. Mary’s
9:00 a.m. Parishioners of St. Mary’s
11:30 a.m. Martha Gray
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.
www.stmarygv.com is our website. You can read the bulletin, check out the parish calendar, read reports from various committees, or just look at old photos of our parish and parishioners.
Beginners Bible Study – it is not too late to join the Beginners Bible Study as they are on their second week studying the book of Luke. Come this Tuesday at 6 PM we meet in the Burkley Atrium.
Why do Catholics do that? If you ask that question or know of someone who does RCIA is the place to go for answers. The St. Mary RCIA process will begin on Wednesday evenings in August with an inquiry period to answer questions. For more information call Jason Shanks at 445-9668 or email@example.com.
The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th is not a day of obligation this year. However, please mark your calendar and plan to attend our patroness celebration with 7 PM Mass followed by a candle light procession through the streets of German Village. We will carry the Blessed Mother’s statue and sing Marian hymns. Please bring your family and friends.
Spanish Mass at Corpus Christi: Did you know there are several thousand Hispanic people living within walking distance of Corpus Christi? We are trying to get the word out to them that Father Paul will be celebrating Saturday 4 PM Mass in Spanish at Corpus Christi with live music and a simple welcome afterwards. If you work with or live near Spanish speaking families, please invite them to come and pray with us.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES July 9-10
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM Sign up in the back of Church S.Hayes, J.Rees C.Badurina, D.Bosner, M.Detrick, D.Hellman
9:00 AM Sign up in the back of Church B.Collins, H.Mathews G.Bowman, E.DiSabato, C.Goodall,
S.Thibaut, R. & T. Thomas
11:30 AM Sign up in the back of Church S.Jeffrey, T.Jeffrey M.Holleran, S.Holleran, J.Kienle,
P.Kienle, J. Lovett, L.Lovett
Coffee & Donuts 7/10: Dennis & Joanne Tobin.
FROM THE PASTOR
Thank you for your incredibly generous response to this year’s Bishop’s Annual Appeal. We have reached our parish goal of $150,000!! When our development committee first suggested that this be our goal, I looked at them cross-eyed, thinking it was far beyond our reach. Now I realize that I underestimated the great generosity of the people of St. Mary’s. I should know better by now, as you have always come forward when asked to do so. Thank you for your sacrifices for the good of St. Mary parish and school!
Many of you have heard that I am going away for the next couple of weeks. I am making a trip to the Philippines to visit my friend Fr. Steve Baumbusch, a missionary priest now stationed in Manila. You may remember him, as he spoke at all the Masses last year when he visited us at St. Mary’s. His father grew up here in our parish, so Fr. Steve feels a certain connection to us. Please keep him and all missionaries in your prayers – and please pray that God grant me a safe journey!
Fr. Stanton will be here the next couple of weekends to celebrate the Masses. I am grateful for his willingness to fill in. Also, due to the patient work of Adam our seminarian, the weekday Masses are also covered in my absence, thanks to a number of different priests who have agreed to step in. Please say thanks to these priests when they come!
While we will be separated by many miles, I promise to keep all of you close in my heart and in my prayers.
Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,
Thank you!! We are so grateful for the close to 50 volunteers to teach our Hispanic neighbors to speak and read English. The training sessions for these volunteers are filled up until the end of summer. We will call those still left on the list in late August for the next available training session. If anyone has any questions they can contact Sr. Barbara at 443-2828 ext. 202.
NO White Elephant!! We will not have a White Elephant sale in conjunction with the Homecoming Festival this year. If you have been saving items for it please contact the Young at Heart Club. They will be making a trip to McArthur Ohio August 29th to take clothing, household items, personal products and school supplies to the needy there. Contact Catherine Goodall at 444-6154.
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. (While we are need of items of every kind we are especially looking for golf packages, tickets to sporting events, vacation packages.) Last year we ended up having over 70 items including many original art pieces, autographed books, tickets, posters, and vacation spots. This year we are hoping to have even more wonderful items. If you are willing to donate or know of an organization willing to donate, please contact us. Call Sandra Thompson, 444-5811 or Nancy Auer, 445-9668. Remember donations are tax deductible!!
St. Mary Homecoming Festival – Our 80th Homecoming will be here before you know it and of course it takes many hands to make this a fun and profitable event. Volunteers are needed for all areas from set up to tear down and in between. (Volunteers work in shifts and childcare is available!) In you would like to volunteer please call John LaMotte at 469-0899 or 284-3091 and leave your name and number.
Homecoming Raffle Tickets are available in the parish office. If you have sold all the tickets you received in the mail please stop by and get more in the parish office. You can also drop off your volunteer sign-up sheet in the collection basket or at the parish office.
St. Mary School Notes:
§ 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.