THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY, July 1, Vigil Mass
Helen Kurguz (Auch Baptism)
MONDAY, July 3, Thomas, apostle
Eph. -22; Jn. -29
Andrezej & Katarnyze Lekowicz
Evening Prayer & Rosary
Young at Heart
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
SATURDAY, July 8, Vigil Mass
St. Mary Parishioners
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: July: weekly 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st; bi-weekly 3rd, 17th & 31st; Monthly 1st or 15th.
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
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
Choir practice for
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 8-9
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS SACRISTAN
4:00 PM J.LaMotte, S. & T. Lawler J.Rees, C.Skinner C.Rees, M.Detrick, B. & K. Hedges A.Walker
9:00 AM M.DuVall, R.Ratliff, T.Carter B.Collins J.Auer, C.Badurina, G.Bowman,
C.Harding A.Brietfeller, S. Holleran, B.Hilsheimer B.Contosta
D.,M. & W. Martello S.Moraine, N.Williams, J.Tobin, S.Perry,
R.Randolph D.VanHorn, J.Lovett, D.Strausser S.Foster
Coffee & Donuts 7/9: F.Melton, M.Gerlach.
FROM THE PASTOR
This Tuesday we will celebrate the Fourth of July, the birth of our nation. The Mass on this National holiday will be at It is an opportune time to give thanks for our freedom to worship God as we choose.
This week we celebrate the feast day of
Again, I would ask you, if you know of anyone unable to attend Mass please call the parish office and let us know about this person. The Eucharist is a great healing sacrament of both body and soul.
Please note that the only Mass Monday, July 10th will be at and there will be no confessions Tuesday, July 11th.
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.
**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.
McArthur Trip – Monday, July 17th the
Young at Heart Group will make their mid summer trip to
Going on Vacation? - 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.
All Parish and school Employees / Volunteers
are required to attend
a Protecting God’s Children Seminar and have a BCI Background Check done
on them. It is crucial for our volunteers who have care, custody, or control
of children to know that you are required to do this. If you are unwilling
to do so, you will not be permitted to continue as a parish volunteer. We will
have an on-site audit of our facility in the near future. The safety of our children and young people is best assured when all
adults have been trained and understand how to build a safe environment for
children. 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.
· The Ohio Department of Education is opening the Voucher Ohio Choice Scholarships applications. From July 31 through August 2 we will accept applications for registration and voucher students at the school. Call Cindy Skinner for more details at 444-8994.
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.