THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY, May 6, Vigil Mass
MONDAY, May 8,
Acts 11:1-18; Jn. 10:1-10
Evening Prayer & Rosary
First Communion Retreat/Practice
Adult Open Gym
SATURDAY, May 13, Vigil Mass
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.
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: May: Monthly 1st or 15th; bi-weekly 15th; weekly 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th.
Tuesday night Bible Study with Jason Shanks meets at 6 PM on the second floor
The Wednesday night Bible Study Group with John Clabeaux will meet at
7 PM on the second floor of the
Save yourself a tow!! The city cleans the West side of
May Crowning: Monday, May 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the church. All are invited to attend.
Spring Ministry Schedules are ready for pick-up!
4-S Club Ladies Auxiliary is having a Lasagna Dinner, Sunday, May 7th from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. at 281 Whittier St. Price is $7 everyone is welcome.
Oops – The Easter flower donation from Jennie Riedy in memory of Grandma Bennett, Sarah Ambrose, Nancy Holdren, Phillip Holdren, and Alberta Riedy was omitted from the Easter flower list.
Pray for vocations!
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES May 13-14
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS SACRISTAN
4:00 PM Volunteers
Needed D. Smeltzer, S. Hayes D.
& L. Mitchell, B. & K. Hedges A.
9:00 AM Volunteers Needed R. Helon,
M. Kelly P. Mortimer, S. Naegele, C. Reis B. Contasta
11:30 AM Volunteers Needed M. Hicks, S. Jeffrey, B. Faford, J. Kienle,
S. Moraine P. Kienle, J. Lovett, L. Lovett S. Foster
Coffee & Donuts 5/14: Knights of
FROM THE PASTOR
As I wrote last week, this weekend we begin the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. I ask everyone to support this appeal, which helps extend the ministry of the Church to all throughout the 23 counties of the Diocese of Columbus. Our parish family has been asked to raise $41,174.
As in past years, we are establishing an even higher goal for our parish – a total of $100,000. To achieve this goal, I am asking each household to consider a gift of at least $600. You have always been so generous in this appeal, and so I am confident that we can reach this goal. That means that this appeal will be of great benefit not only to the diocese, but to our parish as well. As you prayerfully reflect upon a gift in proportion to your financial resources, please know that Bishop Campbell and I are grateful to you for your sacrifice. If you are unable to give this weekend, please consider making your pledge next weekend, May 13 and 14.
Two seminarians for our diocese were ordained as deacons Saturday morning, and they will be ordained priests next year. One of them is Adam Streitenberger, who has spent two summers here at St. Mary’s. So I want to be sure to say “Congratulations, Adam!”, and to promise him our prayers. May the Lord bring the good work He has begun in Adam to completion!
With mixed feelings, we say goodbye to Deacon Tony Steinacker, who has been with us the last two school years. On the one hand, we are sad to see him go, as he is now finished with his studies and will be returning to his diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend. But on the other hand, we are filled with joy, since he is now ready to be ordained a priest for his diocese. He will spend the summer as a deacon and be ordained a priest in the fall. So, that means he is an “expectant Father”! Congratulations, Tony, and please be assured of our prayers as you prepare for ordination. We sincerely hope you will come visit us at St. Mary’s!
As always, I pray for God’s blessing to be with all of you and your families.
Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,
1,824 cookies! Thank you to everyone who helped at Sunday’s cookie baking party. Together we baked 152 dozen chocolate chip cookies for the Kairos Prison Ministry. This was much easier than baking at home alone -- and much more fun!
The Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection, and Holy Cross Cemeteries will be open on Sundays, May 7, 14, & 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. Counselors will be available to assist families with pre-need arrangements and to answer questions.
Breakfast with the Bishop, a fundraiser for Catholic Social Services, will be held May 31st at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. The event will feature Bishop Campbell and Mr. Mike Curtin, vice chairman and associate publisher of The Columbus Dispatch. For ticket information call Chris Deibel at 857-1258. Tickets are $35.00.
Theology and a Pub, Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m. This month's
talk will be "Evangelization
Starts at Home" by Fr. Richard Pendolphi, pastor
of St. Michael Church in
· Registration applications for the 2006-07 school year are being accepted for grades PK – 8. Please call the school office 444-8994 for forms and more information.
· May 8th May Crowning at 10 a.m. and Grandparents day 10 a.m. -1 p.m. and Grandparent lunch 11 a.m.
· Plant Pick-up day May 8th 9-6.
· Market Day pick-up Wednesday, May 10th.
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.