THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY, June 24, Vigil Mass
St. Mary Parishioners
MONDAY, June 26,
2 Kgs. 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18; Mt. 7:1-5
Joe Testa, Jr
Evening Prayer & Rosary
Living & Deceased of the
SATURDAY, July 1, Vigil Mass
Helen Kurguz (Auch Baptism)
Pray for Vocations!!
Please welcome Msgr. Thomas Bender who will fill in for Father Hammond June 21-27 and Father Ralph Huntzinger who will fill in June 28th & 30th.
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: June: weekly 26th
The Wednesday night
Bible Study Group with John Clabeaux will meet at on
the second floor of the
Conference – The next Jordan Conference (Baptism preparation) is
Saint Mary Parish 81st Annual Homecoming Festival is Friday & Saturday, August 11th & 12th.
Father Hammond’s last mass here will be July 10th at followed by a potluck reception in the school gym. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. The Knights will provide hamburgers & hot dogs. July 5th 7:00 p.m. Choir practice for Father’s last Mass.
Diocesan Family Relief Fund News: The Office for Social Concerns is receiving calls from individuals, groups, and companies that have collected school supplies, cleaning supplies, and other material items that need to be taken south to the gulf area. If you, your family, or a group you know of are traveling south to help with the rebuilding after Katrina and you are willing to take a few extra boxes (or haul a small trailer), please contact Erin Cordle, Diocesan Family Relief Fund coordinator at 614-241-2540 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise, if you have items that you have collected and want to send to the gulf area, please call.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES July 1-2
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS SACRISTAN
M.Hayes, J. Engle, T. Nierman D. & L. Mitchell, M.J.Latchaw, E. Holleran E.Holleran
.F. & C. Collins, M.Badurina A.Ruefle D. & M. Smigelski, R. & T. Thomas,
J.Vogt F. & M. Wickham P.Smith
11:30 AM T.Zervas, Z.Johnson, M.Kise S. Jeffrey, E.DiSabato, J.Sauer, S.Thompson,
T. Jeffrey B.Faford, D.VanHorn, S.Brown A.Carpenter
Coffee & Donuts 7/2: D. & J. Tobin.
FROM THE PASTOR
First, I would like to thank everyone who
participated in last Sunday’s
As Pope Benedict XVI said in his weekly Angelus address: "By carrying the Eucharist through the streets and squares, we wish to submerge the bread descended from heaven in the everyday of our lives; we want Jesus to walk where we walk; to live where we live."
A special thank you to: the choir, altar servers, deacons, seminarians, Knights of Columbus, and the community of the Sisters of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart. Thank you as well to Eleanor Noltemeyer, Chuck & Jean Bryan, and Holly & Greg Gaughan for allowing us to make a stop in their yards for Benediction.
Second, while I am on vacation I want to thank Msgr. Thomas Bender and Fr. Ralph Huntzinger for filling in for me.
Third, we had altar server training and now have several new servers trained, please be supportive of them as they fill their ministry at the table of the Lamb.
Finally, some of our school children will be attending one of the morning Masses each week. We have a Summer Camp her at St. Mary’s and it seems appropriate that they attend Mass at least once a week.
As always, I pray for the Lord’s blessing to be with all of you and your families.
Sincerely in Christ,
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 the parish office at 445-9668. Sandra Thompson, Silent Auction chair.
Summer Time - It is that time of year again graduations, weddings, vacations. Often our parishioners are away from St. Mary’s during the Summer. Please remember that no matter where you may be there is a Catholic Church near you. Call 1-800-Mass Time (1-800-627-7846) or on the net www.Masstimes.org for nationwide Mass times and locations.
**Envelopes are available at the rear of the church for donations to Father Hammond’s good-bye gift. Please make checks payable to Knights of Columbus #5429. PS. Don’t tell Father Hammond.
St. Mary’s will host a “Protecting God’s Children” session
on Saturday, August 5th from to in the atrium (
· 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.
· School office closed June 30 to July 30.
the school year concludes,
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.