THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY, July 22, Vigil Mass
St. Mary Parishioners
MONDAY, July 24, Sharbel Makhluf, priest
Mi. 6:1-4, 6-8; Mt. 12:38-42
Evening Prayer & Rosary
John H. Reis
SATURDAY, July 29, 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 24th, & 31st; bi-weekly 31st.
The Wednesday night Bible Study Group with John Clabeaux will meet at on
the second floor of the
Jordan Conference – The next Jordan
Conference (Baptism preparation) is
Saint Mary Parish 81st Annual Homecoming Festival is Friday & Saturday, August 11th & 12th. Please drop your ticket stubs and check/cash in the collection basket or parish office. Additional tickets are available in the parish office.
FYI: I will be in school afternoons July 17th – 28th but I will be working in the parish office in the mornings. Thanks, Cindy Oddi
St. Vincent de Paul donations will be accepted after the Masses the weekend of July 29-30.
A new ministry schedule for July 29-30 and the month of August is available at the back of church. If you cannot fill your ministry, please get a substitute.
Marriage Info Night will be moved in August to Tuesday, August 22nd. This is due to the Parish Feast day Mass and procession that is August 15th, the third Tuesday in August.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES July 29-30
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS SACRISTAN
4:00 PM J.LaMotte, J.Engle, C.Skinner, D.Smeltzer, F.Carrick, A.Price W.Bedford F.Melton, C.Rees F.Melton
9:00 AM F. & C. Collins, B.Collins, J.Auer, C.Badurina, G.Bowman, M.Badurina C.Harding A.Breitfeller, M.Gerlach, B.Hilsheimer F.Melton
11:30 AM D. & M. Martello T.Martello, D. & D. Bosner, S.Brown, W.Martello P.Dineen L.Duren, B. Faford, S.Jeffrey F.Melton
Coffee & Donuts 7/30: J. & P. Kenneh.
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.
will host a Protecting God’s Children
session on Saturday, August 5th from to in the atrium (
Sts. Joachim and Anne - Feastday: July 26
By tradition Joachim and Anne are considered to be the names of the parents of Mary, the Mother of God. We have no historical evidence, however, of any elements of their lives, including their names. Any stories about Mary's father and mother come to us through legend and tradition.
We get the oldest story from a document called the Gospel of James, though in no way should this document be trusted to be factual, historical, or the Word of God. The legend told in this document says that after years of childlessness, an angel appeared to tell Anne and Joachim that they would have a child. Anne promised to dedicate this child to God (much the way that Samuel was dedicated by his mother Hannah -- Anne -- in 1 Kings).
For those who wonder what we can learn from people we know nothing about and how we can honor them, we must focus on why they are honored by the church. Whatever their names or the facts of their lives, the truth is that it was the parents of Mary who nurtured Mary, taught her, brought her up to be a worthy Mother of God. It was their teaching that led her to respond to God's request with faith, "Let it be done to me as you will." It was their example of parenting that Mary must have followed as she brought up her own son, Jesus. It was their faith that laid the foundation of courage and strength that allowed her to stand by the cross as her son was crucified and still believe. Anne (or Ann) is the patron saint of Christian mothers and of women in labor. Source: Catholic Online: Angels & Saints
Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the upcoming 2006-07 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.
The Diocesan Summer Institute (sponsored by the Ministry Formation Office) Keynote Address by: Reverend Art Espelage, OFM, J.C.D. Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. “Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: Looking Toward Pastoral Implementation” From Jesus to Benedict XVI, the exercise of service became established as one of the Church’s essential activities, along with the administration of the sacraments and the proclamation of the word. Pope Benedict calls this diaconia, “the ministry of charity exercised in a communitarian, orderly way as being part of the fundamental structure of the Church.” (Deus Caritas Est, n. 21). This presentation considers Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord, the resource guide of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in the light of the gospels and recent magisterial teachings to explore possible pastoral applications at the diocesan level.
A Friar Minor priest of the
· School office closed until July 30.
· 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 after July 30th for more details at 444-8994.
Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.