THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY August 13, Vigil Mass
4:00 p.m. Mary Jo McCarthy
5:30 p.m. Homecoming Festival
9:00 a.m. Parishioners of St. Mary’s
11:30 a.m. Martha Gray
7:00 p.m. Bingo
MONDAY August 15, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Rev. 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Cor. 15:20-27; Lk. 1:39-56
12:00 p.m. Kulzer/Wind Families
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
7:00 p.m. Feast day Mass & Procession
8:30 a.m. Stephen Mundy
8:30 a.m. James Morbitzer
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
SATURDAY August 20, Vigil Mass
4:00 p.m. Bernard Hausberger
9:00 a.m. Mike Holleran
11:30 a.m. Parishioners of St. Mary’s
McAuliffe & Hageman Baptisms
Pre-School Open House
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, Helen, Kurguz, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Rick Shawver, Millie Veit.
Are you interested in exploring the Catholic faith? Would you like to discover what is it we Catholics believe and why? Are you Catholic, but have not been confirmed? Then, the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you. Our first meeting begins Wednesday the 24th of August at 6:30 PM on Father's back patio for a cookout. For more information contact Jason Shanks at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 445-9668.
Youth (grades 6th-12th) Attend Dime-a-Dog night at the Clippers on August 22nd. Game starts at 7:00pm. Sign-up at the back of church if you would like to attend. Adults are needed to chaperone.
The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th is not a day of obligation this year. However, please plan to attend our patroness celebration with 7 PM Mass followed by a candle light procession. Please bring your family and friends.
**Marriage Information Night is moved to Tuesday August 16th due to our parish feast day celebration.
The Bible Study led by Dr. Ross on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM will begin to study the Psalms September 7th. All are invited to attend.
Want to attend daily Mass? We have Mass Monday & Friday at Noon; Tuesday & Wednesday at 8:30 AM; Corpus Christi Church has Mass every Thursday at 6 PM.
The caravan to St. Francis in McArthur Ohio will be August 29th. Desperately needed: toilet tissue, bar soap, and school supplies. Baskets are available at the main doors of church for your donations.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES August 20-21
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM John LaMotte J.Rees, C.Skinner E.Holleran, K.Brown, M.King, M.J. Latchaw
9:00 AM M.Badurina, M.Duvall M.Kelly, J.Kenneh B.Hess, F.Melton, A.Metoyer,
I.Kenneh P.Mortimer, S.Naegele, C.Reis
11:30 AM Volunteers needed T.Jeffrey, S.Jeffrey J.Sauer, S.Thompson, J.Tobin,
D.VanHorn, C.Walker,, N.Williams
Coffee & Donuts 8/14: J & P. Kenneh - August 21: Knights of Columbus
FROM THE PASTOR
If you are reading this on Saturday, please come to our Homecoming Festival tonight! There’s lots of food, fun, and games, so join us for a good time which also benefits St. Mary’s. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you are reading this on Sunday, remember that our “festival” is not yet over, since our feast day is tomorrow, the feast of the Assumption. We will have Mass at 7:00 PM, followed by a procession in honor of Mary through the streets of the neighborhood. Please join us for the celebration of our feast day and to honor our Blessed Mother!
If you see Adam Streitenberger, our seminarian, this weekend, please take a moment to wish him well. This is his last weekend with us, as he gets ready to return to his theological studies in Maryland. Adam already knows the day he will be ordained a deacon – May 6, 2006 – and of course he is looking ahead to his ordination to the priesthood in 2007. We are very grateful for all he has done for us this summer, and let us promise to keep him in our prayers. May God bless you, Adam!
It is almost time for the start of a new school year. The teachers will be here Thursday and Friday for meetings, and school will start the following Wednesday. Please pray for our faculty, staff, and students, that the Lord will bless us all abundantly in this new school year.
As always, I pray for God’s blessing to be with all of you and your families.
Sincerely in Christ Jesus,
St. Mary Festival
Saturday, August 13 - 5:30 PM to midnight on the parish grounds
Fun for the family
Food: hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, sauerkraut, hamburgers, German potato salad, pizza, and more!
Games and rides for the kids. Tours of our historic church. Silent Auction
Instant Bingo, live entertainment, beer, games of chance, raffles.
Remember them in your prayers: If you have a loved one currently serving our country in the military please submit a photo with name, rank, branch of service and the base or ship where he/she is deployed. We will construct a bulletin board for these photos and information. Parishioners are asked to pray for these men and women in uniform.
Parish School of Religion: Registration is available for our south vicariate parish school of religion held at St. Ladislas Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Center on Reeb Avenue. Classes start October 2nd. You have a choice this year to either attend Sunday morning classes from 9:15am-10:30am or Monday evenings from 4:30pm-5:45pm. Program is for ages 3 years to junior high. It also can be an excellent supplement to the religious education taught in the school. Pattie Jones, Coordinator of PSR, will be available at the parish picnic to answer questions. You can pick up a registration form in the back of Church. Feel free to send it to Pattie Jones at St. Ladislas or bring it to the parish offices here. Call 443-2828 for more information, questions, or to set up a tour of the classrooms.
I am most grateful for the many cards and well wishes during my recovery from surgery. I must say I was taken aback by your concern. Now that I have begun to return to my prior activities I’m reminded of the old Gene Autry song “Back in the Saddle Again”. But I’m not done yet. I’ still have a little mending to do. Thanks! Jack Auer.
St. Mary School Notes:
· The school office is open for business. If you have questions about enrollment please call the school principal, Mr. Chad Grube for information and application.
· School opens August 24th at 8:00 AM!!
· Opening school year Mass August 24th at 2 PM
Finance Corner: Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the 2005-06 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.