THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, April 1, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Hilda Kulzer

     7:30 p.m.  School Play “Into the Woods”

SUNDAY, April 2, Fifth Sunday of Lent

2 Chr: 36: 14-16, 19-23; Eph 2:4-10, Jn. 3:14-21

     9:00 a.m. St. Mary Parishioners (3rd Scrutiny)

                     Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m.  James & Helen Kurgus  

      7:00 p.m. Bingo

MONDAY, April 3,

Dn. 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62; Jn. 8:1-11

     7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 p.m.  Edna Phillips

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  Welcoming Committee

TUESDAY, April 4,

Nm. 21:4-9; Jn. 8:21-30

     8:30 a.m. Victor Liberatore (Grades 5-8)

   12:30 p.m.   Confessions

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study – Shanks (Gospel of Luke)

     7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice (11:30 a.m. choir)

WEDNESDAY, April 5,

Dn. 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; Jn. 8:31-42

     7:50 a.m.  Breakfast with a Book

     8:30 a.m. Nova King (Grades K-4)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  RCIA & RCIC

   . 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study – Clabeaux (Gospel of John)

     7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice (9:00 a.m. choir)

THURSDAY, April 6,

Gen. 17:3-9; Jn. 8:51-59

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.   Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.   Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, April 7,

Jer. 20:10-13; Jn. 10:31-42

   12:00 p.m.  David Specht

   12:30 p.m.   First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     5:30 p.m.  Benedicaiton

     7:00 p.m.  Stations of the Cross @St. Mary’s

SATURDAY, April 8, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  St. Mary Parishioners

SUNDAY, April 9, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Mk. 11:1-10; Is. 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11; Mk. 14:1-15:47

     9:00 a.m. Kulzer/Wind Families

                     Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m.  Rita Kemmerling  

     3:00 p.m.  Penance Service – 1st Penance

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or suffering, especially those homebound or in nursing homes.

Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Nursing Home: John Heider, Tim McManus, Evelyn Spiert.

At Home: Charlie Campbell, Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Fred Courtney, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Marie McGrath, Rita Redwood, Millie Veit.

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please give us a call if you would like a visit. Due to privacy issues no one will be listed in the bulletin sick list unless the person themselves or an immediate family member requests it.

RCIA this Wednesday, April 5th “The Lord’s Prayer” presented by Father Hammond. All are welcome. We begin with Evening Prayer in the church at 6:30 p.m.

Please keep our RCIA members in your prayers.

ECO (Electric Contributions Option) Program is always open for new sign-ups. See the information at the rear of church or call the parish office. ECO –schedule: April: monthly April 3rd or 15th; bi-weekly April 3 & 17; weekly April 3, 10, 17, & 24. Easter contributions will be processed April 17th.

+Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent at 7:00 p.m. This Friday, April 7 at St. Mary’s.

 

FYI: The Holy Triduum schedule will be:

Holy Thursday:   7:00 p.m.

Good Friday:      3:00 p.m.

Easter Vigil:      8:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday: 9:00 & 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday night Bible Study led by John Clabeaux has begun the study of the Gospel of John. All are welcome to join us at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Burkley Center.

Easter Flower Remembrances - forms are available in the back of church for names to be remembered in the Easter bulletin.  Contributions will be used for Easter flowers and decorations.  Please complete the form and return in collection basket or to the church office no later than April 9th.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES April 8-9

                              ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                                           EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                        SACRISTAN

  4:00 PM           Volunteers Needed             H.Matthews, J.Rees                      D.Smeltzer, F.Carrick, E.Holleran, C.Rees           A.Walker  

  9:00 AM           M.Badurina, T.Carter           J.Kenneh,                                                  D. & M. Smigelski, R. & T. Thomas,

                                                                             S.Martt                                             F. & M. Wickham                                                         B.Contasta

11:30 AM           M.Lovett                                  S.Moraine,                                       N. Williams, J. Tobin, B.Faford,                     

                                                                             R.Randolph                                     D.VanHorn, J. Lovett, L. Lovett                                 S.Foster   

Coffee & Donuts 4/9: P.DeMaria, J.Lovett



From the Pastor

Dear parishioners,

       It sure is hard to believe that we are now in April, spring has begun, and Holy Week and Easter are almost here!  During these last couple of weeks of Lent, I encourage everyone to really devote ourselves to deeper prayer and preparation for the celebration of the central mysteries of our faith – the passion, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

       This Friday is a “first Friday”, which means that we will again have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the noon Mass, with Adoration all afternoon, concluding with Rosary, evening prayer, and Benediction starting at 5:00 PM.  In addition, the stations of the cross will be celebrated here at St. Mary’s at 7:00 PM.  These are beautiful prayers, and I want to encourage all who can to come and participate.

       As you know, next Sunday is Palm Sunday.  And that’s the beginning of Holy Week.  For those who plan ahead, our Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be on April 13 at 7:00 PM, Good Friday celebration of the Lord’s Passion will be on April 14 at 3:00 PM, and the Easter Vigil will begin at 8:30 PM on April 15.  Masses on Easter Sunday morning will be at the regular times of 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM.

       Please say a special prayer for those who are preparing to join the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.  We have a large group again this year, and they have been working hard in their study of the Catholic faith!  May the Lord bring the good work He has begun in them to completion.

       May God bless and be with all of you and your families.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Hammond

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Please mark you calendar – St. Mary will be the site of the South Vicariate celebration of  the feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 23rd. Pope John Paul II declared the first Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. 

This day will begin with Mass at 11:30 followed by Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament, adoration & prayer, opportunity for individual confession, speakers, Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, vespers, and benediction.

Dear St. Mary’s Church members: We were so happy with the U-Haul full of items you collected for us. We really needed everything. We wish to thank you for all that you do to help the many economically deprived persons who are served by St. Francis Center. Thank you,

Sister Linda Lewandowski, OSF & staff

If you can give of your time and talent in one of these vital ministries please call Jason in the office at or email him at jasonshanks@stmarygv.com 445-9668:

Welcome Committee:  Be apart of this crucial ministry that is the voice and face of St. Mary’s to those who join our parish.  Often times it is hard for new parishioners to fill apart of a close community and to get involved.  This committee is an advocate for new parishioners.  Furthermore, they reach out to bereaved parishioners, give parish tours, and organize dinners for parishioners to get to know the pastor better.

Social Concerns Committee: We are in need of an enthusiastic and organized leader to head up our Spring Help-At-Home project. 

Marriage Team: We are looking for married couples who would like to share their experiences and knowledge with soon-to-be-married couples.

FYI: The Marriage Information Night will change it’s day from the third Monday of each month to the third Tuesday of each month beginning April 18th. The time and place will remain the same 7 PM in the Burkley center.

St. Mary School News…

·       St. Mary’s School is accepting grade PK-8 registration applications for the 2006-07 school year. Please call the school office 444-8994 for forms and more information.

·       Student led Portfolio Conferences Tuesday, April 4th 3:30 to 7:00 p.m.

·       Breakfast with a Book Wednesday, April 5th 7:50 a.m.

·       Honors Assembly April 5th 1:30 p.m.

 

Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the upcoming 2006-07 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.

 

 “How do I make a return to the Lord for all he has done for me.”

 OFFERTORY: 3 /25-26             envelopes               $4,616.00

                                                   loose change             1,385.00

 Of the 639 envelopes mailed 149 were used

     Less 5% ($300.05) local charities

Catholic Times       5.00

Catholic Relief    446.00

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                      1,102.00

     BINGO 3/26                                                       

     Bingo Deposit                                                        $2871.50

     Bank                                                                           800.00

     Expenses                                                                   692.88

     Net                                                                         $1,378.62