THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, Aprill 26,

Acts 16: 1-10, Jn. 15: 18-21

      4:00 p.m.        Virginia Baker 

SUNDAY, April 27,

Acts 8: 5-8, 14-17, 1 Pt. 3: 15-18, Jn. 14: 15-21

      9:00 a.m.             St. Mary Parishioners

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.            David Vatter 

                                      Brockamp baptism

      7:00 p.m.              Bingo

MONDAY, April 28,                

Acts 16: 11-15, Jn. 15: 26 -16: 4a

      7:50 a.m.               Morning Chapel              

     12:00 noon            Rosalyn Brake

      1:00 p.m.         Bells of St. Mary Reception - Specht

      5:00 p.m.               Evening Prayer & Rosary

      6:00 p.m.         Bells of St. Mary Reception - Burkley

TUESDAY, April 29,

Acts 16: 22-34, Jn. 16: 5-11

       10:00 a.m.        Bells of St. Mary Reception - Specht

       12:00 noon             John E. Heinmiller 

      5:00 p.m.               Evening Prayer & Rosary

      6:00 p.m.         Bells of St. Mary Reception - Burkley

      6:00 p.m.               Choir Practice (11:30 Choir)

WEDNESDAY, April 30,

Acts 17: 15, 22 – 18: 1, Jn. 16: 12-15

      9:45 a.m.               Parishioners of St. Mary Parish

    12:00 noon       Cecelia Phillips

      1:00 p.m.         Bells of St. Mary Reception - Specht

      5:00 p.m.               Evening Prayer & Rosary

      6:00 p.m.                Bible study (Specht Center)

      6:00 p.m.         Bells of St. Mary Reception - Burkley

      7:00 p.m.               Choir Practice (9am Choir)

THURSDAY,  May 1,

Acts 18: 1-8, Jn. 16: 16-20

      12:00 noon           No noon Mass

       5:00 p.m.              Evening Prayer & Rosary

        6:00 p.m.             Adoration at Corpus Christi

      6:30 p.m.               Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, May 2, FIRST FRIDAY

Acts 18: 9-18, Jn. 16: 20-23

        7:50 a.m.             Morning Chapel

  12:00 noon           L & D Carone

      12:30-5:30            Eucharistic Adoration

 5:00 p.m.       Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, May 3,

1 Cor. 15: 1-8, Jn. 14: 6-14

  4:00 p.m.        Arnold & Rita Plageman 

                            First Communion

  6:00 p.m.         Champaigne/Dumas wedding       

SUNDAY, May 4, ASCENSION OF THE LORD

Acts 1: 1-11, Eph. 1: 17-23, Mt. 28: 16-20

  9:00 a.m.        Father Patterson 

                               Coffee and Doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.       Parishioners of St. Mary

      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, Donna Whitacre

At Home: Catherine Allen, Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Frank Carrick, Anna Czernik, Judy Hall,  Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Mary Laubenthal, Tim McManus, Al Moeller, Mary Ann Prager, Frank Pulsinelli, Larry Schwartz, Tyler Zust, Rita Ann McCreary

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call us.

    

DAILY MASS CHANGE REMINDER:  The noon mass will NOT be celebrated on May 5th. It will be moved to May 8th. This is due to diocesan events.

 

YOUTH GROUP NEWS:  Plan to come with the Parish youth to a showing of the film “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.”  The group will go to the 7:00 showing on Sunday, May 18th.  The group is open to St. Mary high school students and 7th and 8th graders in our school. Contact Father Thomas at 445-9668 or email to fatherthomas@stmarygv.com to make a reservation.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Our parish celebration of First Holy Communion will be on Saturday, May 3rd at the 4:00 Mass.  It will be more crowded than usual, of course, as grandparents and other visitors will be celebrating with us.

 

MASS OF COMFORT

Bethesda Healing Ministry invites all those who grieve the death before birth of their child/children to a time of remembering and healing on Monday May 5th, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter Church, 6899 Smokey Row Road, Columbus, OH.

 

JORDAN CONFERENCE

The spring 2008 session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m.  Please see Deacon Minner for additional information. This is a quarterly conference held for parents seeking to have a child baptized.

 

 

 


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LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for April 26-27   (1st Sunday of the Month)

DATE                                   ALTAR SERVER                  LECTOR                    EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS              

4:00 PM      May 3                J. Lamotte, J. Engle,        C. Skinner                   D. Smeltzer, S. Holleran, J & J Sauer,

                                           T. Engle                          A. Graf                                M. Campbell, E. Holleran                        

9:00 AM      May 4                F. & C. Collins,                 A. Rueffle                    J. Auer, C. Badurina, E. Disabato, A. Breitfeller

                                           J. Cooper                    B. Colllins                   M. Gerlach, J. Hadden, M. Disabato, B. Jones    

11:30 AM    May 4                Z. Johnson, M. Lovett,      T. Martello                   A. VanHorn, S. Brown, D. VanHorn,

                                           W. Martello                     P. Dineen                    L. Duren, P. Mortimer, D. Martello                      

Coffee & Donuts May 4: Dave & Marge Smilgelski                                         Pray for our men and women in uniform


 

McARTHUR APPEAL

Items needed for the St. Francis Center are soap products, toilet tissue, household items, bedding, furniture, and summer clothing. Small items may be left in the rear of the church. For pick up of larger items contact Catherine at 443-6154. The trip to McArthur is scheduled for June 2, 2008.

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES

Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection, and Holy Cross Cemeteries will be open on Sundays, May 4, 11, and 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Family Service Advisors will be available to assist families with pre-need arrangements and answer questions.

 

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?  The Rite of Christian Initiation (R.C.I.A) might be for you!  If you are looking to become Catholic, be confirmed or need a refresher, then consider joining us starting in August.  For more information and to sign up call or email Jason Shanks in the parish offices at jasonshanks@stmarygv.com or 445-8668.

 

Liturgical Music is Like Praying Twice!  Please consider joining one of our two choirs. No musical experience necessary! Contact Mark Plescia at 443-9156 for our 9 am choir or Amanda Walker at 444-1919 for our 11:30 a.m. choir. We are always looking for more voices to enhance our worship.  Consider giving your time and talent to this ministry.

 

LOOKING FOR YOUR BAA PLEDGE CARD?

Remember, our drive will start a little later this year so that folks can attend some information receptions about our two big goals:  tuition assistance for the neediest of our school students, and restoration of our historic church tower.

 

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS

The St. Mary School Advisory Board is accepting nominations for two elected parishioner positions which expire this June. The SAB meets once a month, and a term is three years. If you are interested and would like to be on the ballot, please contact SAB President Tom Martello at 279-9440, or by e-mail at tfm2@sprynet.com.  The deadline for submissions is May 4, 2008.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

 

Anyone that would like to volunteer to serve coffee and doughnuts between the 9:00 and 11:30 Mass is asked to contact Marge Smigelski at 871-8142. It only requires a commitment of one Sunday every couple months but new help would really be appreciated.

 

HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS

 

St. Mary's Home and School is having their annual flower sale, forms are available in the back of church and orders are due by April 30th with payment to the school office. Flower pick up is Friday, May 9th from noon to 6:00 pm on the front lawn of school.  Extra flowers will be available for purchase.

 

PLAN FOR AN EXTRA PLANT

When laying out your vegetable garden this year, why not plant an extra plant or two whose produce can be given to the food pantry St. Mary’s supports?  The Southside Community Ministries feeds the needy each Saturday with take home sacks of staple items.  With your help, they can add some fresh produce to the sacks. Our parish operates the pantry on the second to last Saturday of each month. Contact Jeanne Sauer at 253-6815 for additional information or to volunteer.

 

 

PART TIME OPENING: The Diocese of Columbus is searching for a qualified person to serve as the administrative secretary for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW).  Qualifications required: high school diploma or equivalent, competent in the use of Microsoft Office. To apply, send a resume, references, and cover letter to: Personnel Services, Diocese of Columbus, 197 E Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

 

YOUTH GROUP UPDATE

A youth group meeting is scheduled for tonight (Sunday, 4/27) at 7:00 p.m. in the Burkley Center.

 

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: April 28; May 5,12,19,26

Bi-weekly: April 28; May 12, 26   Monthly May 1, 15.

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

 

OFFERTORY: April 19-20         Envelopes               $4,310.00

                                                    Loose Change       $1,228.00

                                        ECO deposits (4/14/08)     $   135.00          

                                                   Total                       $5,673.00

Catholic Times Sub.        $45.00

Tuition Assistance           $60.00

Eastern Europe               $212.00

                                                                                                                 

 Bingo April 20, 2008                                                  $2,451.00 (Gross)

JACKPOT up to $3200! Come & Play Bingo!  If you are able to volunteer for Bingo please call Dick Hilsheimer at 449-1018.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

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