THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, August 25,

     3:00 – 3:30 Confessions

Vigil Mass

     1:30 p.m.  Hronek/Nixon Wedding

     4:00 p.m.  Mary Ann Mageean

  6:00 p.m.  Wedwealdt/Guiliano Wedding

SUNDAY, August 26, Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary

Is. 66:18-21; Heb. 12:5-7, 11-13; Lk. 13:22-30          Time

      9:00 a.m.      Parishioners of St. Mary’s

                            Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Mary Jo McCarthy (Norton Baptism)

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, August 27, Monica

1 Thes. 1:5, 8b-10; Mt. 23:13-22

      8:00 a.m.  Morning Chapel – School Opens!!

   12:00 noon Special Intention

     1:15 p.m.  Schulteute Presentation @ gym

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, August 28, Augustine, bishop, doctor,

1 Thes. 2:1-8; MT. 23:23-26

   12:00 noon     Helen Kurguz

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

WEDNESDAY, August 29, Martyrdom of John the Baptist

Jer. 1:17-19; Mk. 6:17-29

     9:30 a.m. Lee Seudkamp All School Mass

      12:00 noon     Joe Testa, Jr.

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  RCIA Cook-out

THURSDAY, August 30,

1 Thes. 3:7-13; Mt. 24:42-51

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.   Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.  Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, August 31,

1 Thes. 4:1-8; Mt. 25:1-13

      12:00 noon     Joann Wurdack 

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, September 1,

     3:00 – 3:30 Confessions

Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Laurene Kennedy

SUNDAY, September 2, Tweny-second Sunday of

Ordinary Time

Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29; Heb. 12:18-19, 22-24a; Lk. 14:1, 7-14

      9:00 a.m.      Parishioners of St. Mary’s

           Coffee & Donuts  & Farewell reception for Joy & Mary Jo

    11:30 a.m.      Mary Ann Mageean

                            Kreighbaum, Heil, & Saguisi baptisms

     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: Evelyn Spiert.

At Home: Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Frank Carrick, Fred Courtney, Anna Czernik, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Julie Graham-Price, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Tim McManus, Al Moeller, Mary Ann Prager, Frank Pulsinelli, Rita Redwood, Larry Schwartz.

 

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.

ECO (Electronic 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: Weekly; August 27; September 4, 10, 17, 24; Bi-weekly: September 4, 17; Monthly September 1 or 15.

Monday Confessions: There will be a two month suspension of Monday confessions.  They will resume on September 17 immediately after the noon mass. 

Bible Study:  Mark Your Calendars for Weds, September 5th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  (Please note change in day)  The Bible Study is in its fifth year studying scripture, and having a blast doing it!  We will begin to study the Gospel of John!  For more information please contact Jason Shanks by calling him in the parish office at 445-9668 or jasonshanks@stmarygv.com.  

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) will start up with a cookout and informational meeting on August 29th at 6:30pm on the back patio of the rectory.  If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, then RCIA is for you.  There is no commitment to becoming Catholic. Just come and learn about the faith and make decisions as you go.  All St. Mary’s parishioners are encouraged to begin praying for next year’s class and to invite those you know.  You are the greatest witness to the faith!  For more information please contact Jason Shanks at jasonshanks@stmarygv.com.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE – First Weekend – September 1-2

                  DATE                 ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                  

4:00 PM      September 1     J.LaMotte, J.Engle,               C.Skinner,              D.Smeltzer, S.Holleran, M.Campbell,    

                                           T.Engle                                A.Graf                   J. & J. Sauer, E.Holleran                     

9:00 AM      September 2     F. & C.Collins,                      A.Ruefle,                J.Auer, C.Badurina, E.DiSabato, M.Gerlach,

                                           J.Cooper                               B.Collins                J.Hadden, M.DiSabato, B.Jones, A.Breitfeller

11:30 AM    September 2     Z.Johnson, W.Martello           T.Martello               A.VanHorn, S.Brown, D.VanHorn,                

                                           M.Lovett                               P.Dineen               L.Duren, P.Mortimer, D.Martello                  

Coffee & Donuts September 2 – F. Melton, M.Gerlach                     Please pray for our men and women in uniform.


Farewell to Joy Seipp and Mary Jo Mally who have taken new positions at St. Catherine’s. Please join us at a reception after the 9:00 a.m. Mass this Sunday, August 26th in the school gym to thank them for their years of service to our parish and to wish them well.

Attention All Liturgical Ministers and Altar Servers: We have been operating on a new schedule for the last two months.  This was a trial to see how the team system would work.  We will be issuing a new schedule for the upcoming liturgical year.  Before this gets put together we would welcome your feedback.  Are you scheduled too often?  Wrong Mass time?  Would you like to be added to the schedule?  Did we overlook something?  If you have feedback please email jasonshanks@stmarygv.com or call 445-9668.  Thank you for your patience.

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

NCYC is November 8-10 at Nationwide Arena and the Columbus Convention Center.  High School Youth from all over the country will be in Columbus for this conference.  If you would like to attend please get a registration packet at the back of the Church on the parish bulletin board or stop by the office and talk to Jason.  Registration forms are due by August 30, 2007!  So, there is not a lot of time to get your stuff back in.  St. Mary’s will cover half of your conference fees!  Email Jason if you have questions.    

The Catholic Laymen's Retreat League will be sponsoring two men's retreats this Fall at St. Therese's Retreat Center. The silent retreat is Sept. 7-9. Fr. John Bakle is the retreat director and will give conferences on Lessons from Luke. For more information contact Charles Kielkopf, 614-28-0175 kielkopf.1@osu.edu or Tim Kennedy 614-855-2105 timjkennedy@yahoo.com . The interactive retreat directed by Fr. John E. Dister is Nov 2-4. The theme of the interactive retreat is "Being a Disciple of Jesus in Today's Church." For information contact Tim Kennedy 614-855-2105 timjkennedy@yahoo.com or Abie Bond 614-837-8328.

Healing After Abortion;.  Is God calling you to take this journey with Him?  We invite you to join us at Bethesda Healing Ministry on August 27 at 6:30 p.m.  Regular support group meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.  We welcome you with open arms to our home at 2744 Dover Rd. on the west side of the Christ the King campus. Parking is available in the parking lot on Livingston Avenue just west of the church.  For more information or for directions, please contact us at 614-718-0277, 614-309-0157 or 614-309-2561.  For information in Spanish, please call 614-309-0810. 

Welcome committee news: We will resume our bi-monthly fellowship dinners with Father Thomas beginning in October, if interested please sign-up on the sheets provided along the north wall of the sanctuary under the pictures of our Holy Father and Bishop Campbell. We are also seeking new members for this ministry, if interested in learning more about the welcome committee, please call Ann Anderson at 445-0715.

Volleyball Signups: We are starting to form girls and boys volleyball teams for the upcoming school year. Any student entering grade 4 to 8 is eligible to play volleyball as long as they attend St. Mary School or are members of St. Mary Church.  The cost to play is $50 or $58 if you need the mesh athletic short that goes with the jersey.  Interested players need to email Mr. David Oddi @ boddi@sbcglobal.net with your name and grade.  Deadline for signups is Friday, August 31. Finally, any high school student that wants to play CYO volleyball, please email Mr. Oddi.

St. Mary School Notes…

·  Registration: If you would like information about St. Mary School please call the school office at 444-8994.

·  Classes resume Monday, August 27th at 7:50 a.m.!

·  Schultuete Presentation – St. Mary School is continuing an old German tradition! On Monday, August 27th at 1:15 p.m. in the school gym, each first grade student will be presented with a Schultuete, a 75 cm tall decorated cone filled with sweets and supplies. The tradition celebrates the child’s first day of formal schooling and is meant to “sweeten the beginning” of the long years of schooling ahead. In addition to our school students, faculty and several local dignitaries have been invited.

The paper recycling bin is back!

 

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

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

 

OFFERTORY: 8/25-26                          envelopes    $3,257.00

                                                          loose change         951.00

                                                                  6 ECO           545.00

                                                                      Total     $4,753.00

Assumption        $638.00

Tuition Assistance  84.00

Bingo deposit August 19 $2,935.00                                

Thank you to those who worked Bingo August 19th: Dick Hilsheimer, Leo Thurn, Jim & Kathy Morbitzer, John LaMotte, Susanne Martello, Tom Martello, Don DuVall, Dave Keen, Tim Hall. Kitchen: Theresa Ellen, Anna Collins, Eileen Hoffman. Bakers: Kelly Mullins-Thornton.

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