THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

          THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, June 14,

1 Kgs. 19: 19-21, Mt. 5: 33-37

     4:00 p.m.          Mary Jo McCarthy       

      5:30 p.m.        Bonner/Coleman wedding

SUNDAY, June 15,

Ex. 19: 2-6a, Rom. 5: 6-11, Mt. 9: 36-10: 8

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

                             Graichen baptism

                             Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.       Charlie Rains 

      12:30 p.m.       Whitmer & Thorton baptisms

             7:00 p.m.       Bingo   

MONDAY, June 16,       

1 Kgs. 21: 1-16, Mt. 5: 38-42

    12:00 noon         Frank Wirth Family 

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, June 17,

1 Kgs. 21: 17-29, Mt. 5: 43-48

     12:00 noon        Diane Carrick   

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

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

WEDNESDAY, June18,

2 Kgs. 2: 1, 6-14, Mt. 6: 1-6, 16-18

    12:00 noon             Clara Marie Michael 

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

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

                             No choir practice

THURSDAY, June 19,

Sir. 48: 1-14,  Mt. 6: 7-15

                             No Noon Mass at St. Mary

      5:00 p.m.         Evening Prayer & Rosary

      6:00 p.m.         Adoration at Corpus Christi

      6:30 p.m.         Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, June 20,

2 Kgs. 11: 1-4, 9-18, 20, Mt. 6: 19-23

  12:00 noon       Rita Duehren

 5:00 p.m.         Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, June 21,

2 Chr. 24: 17-25, Mt. 6: 24-34

      1:00 p.m.              Goodwin/Norwalk wedding

     4:00 p.m.          Cecilia Phillips      

      5:30 p.m.        Carano/ Smith wedding

SUNDAY, June 22,

Jer. 20: 10-13, Rom. 5: 12-15, Mt. 10: 26-33

      9:00 a.m.        Family of Frank Wirth, livg/descd 

                             Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.       Parishioiners 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, 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.  

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: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Bi-weekly: June 9 & 23   Monthly June 1 & 15.

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

 

OFFERTORY: June 7-8              Envelopes             $4,353.00

                                                     Loose Change       $1,247.50

                                        ECO deposits (6/9/08)        $   860.00  

                                                     Total                      $6,460.50

Catholic Home Mission:     $117.00

                                                                                                                                    

 Bingo June 8, 2008                                                  $1,549.00 (Net)

Come & Play Bingo!

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

 

CHOIR NEWS:  The 9:00 a.m. choir will be on recess until September 3, 2008.

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.  

 

R.C.I.C.—Rite of Christian Initiation of Children will be started this fall.  This program is for children who have not received the Sacraments of Baptism or First Communion.  It is also for children who are not Catholic, but would like to be so.  We are in need of one or two dedicated instructors.  Please call Jason in the parish office for more information.

 

 


 


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for June 21-22   (4th Sunday of the Month)

DATE                                   ALTAR SERVER                  LECTOR                    EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS              

4:00 PM      June 21             Mariel Hayes                    Lori Mitchell                             John Lamotte, Johnny Lamotte, Don Alexander,

                                                         Juan Durano                     John Rees                                      Rita Alexander, Matt Lovett,                                                                 

9:00 AM      June 22             Taylor Carter                     Mike Keebaugh                      Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas

                                                         Charlie Collins                 Maureen Keebaugh        Frank & Mary Wickham, Mike Gerlach, Stephanie Martt   

11:30 AM    June 22             Annie Minner,                    Pam Mortimer                                Angie Stoller, Tommy Zervas, Ann Anderson

                                         Andy Price, Natasha Mattox     Mary Kelly                                 Sandra Thompson, Tyler Lawler                                   

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:  June 22   Luisa Schurtz & Julie Orzano          Pray for our men and women in uniform


REMINDERS AND UPDATES

 

Attention all Young Adults (21 to 40)

We are in the planning phases to start a young adult group here at St. Mary’s.  A core team is forming of three committees: socials, service, and theology/spirituality.  If you are interested in being a part of any of these committees or if you are interested in helping get this important ministry off the ground please attend the planning meeting on Wed. June 25th, at 7:30pm, in the parish Speht Center (just next to the parking lot). All ideas welcome!  For additional information please contact Jason Shanks at 445-9668.

 

THEOLOGY AND A PUB

Are you looking for a fun way to learn more about your faith and meet other Catholic young adults this summer? Join us for Theology and a Pub! This month's talk is "Do Green and Orange Have to Clash?" - Kathy and Paul Harvey will share their experience of being Catholic in Northern Ireland.

The talk will take place on Thursday, June 26 at the Columbus Maennerchor, 966 South High Street. Doors open at 6, and the talk starts at 7:30 - admission is just $2!

Food and drink can be purchased from the menu.

For full details, visit www.theologyandapub.org.

 

TUTORS NEEDED

The Dominican Learning Center is seeking volunteer tutors from your parish area to teach American adult learners as well as adult immigrants and refugees to read and write.  No experience is necessary.  All tutors will be well prepared to teach adult students.  A tutor training workshop, text books, and teacher manuals are provided by the Dominican Learning Center to each volunteer instructor.  If you are a high school graduate, and can help, please call Sr. Shawn Fitzpatrick, the Center's Director, at 614-444-7330.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

FOURTH OF JULY EXPOSITION?

The first Friday of July is also a holiday this year.  There will be a noon mass celebrated in thanksgiving for our freedoms.  Also, there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after mass until 2:00 p.m.  If folks would like exposition to be extended, please call Father Thomas at 445-9668 to indicate which hour you can be present.  With so many family gatherings and people traveling, we need to be sure at least two people can be present during exposition. 

 

YOUNG ADULT SUMMER KICK OFF

You’re invited to the Young Adult Summer Kick-off on Tuesday, June 24th at St. Joseph Cathedral. It will begin with mass at 5:15, followed by a BBQ and beer in the Undercroft where you can check out the many opportunities and events offered by the diocese. The cost for the BBQ is $7.00 (or $5.00 if you bring a non-perishable item that will benefit the Holy Family Soup Kitchen). For more information contact the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at 614-241-2565.

 

SECURITY CONCERNS

A small statue and a display of relics were recently taken from our church.  The statue has not been brought back, but the relics have been.  They will be locked away until we can mount them more securely.  A security system is being installed in the church to prevent future problems.  We want to continue to leave the church open for visits during the day.  Many churches are locked all week, and a security system might help us to avoid that here.  This summer, the parish offices will not be open to the general public since we have a day care program in the Burkley building, but parishioners are always welcome to come in – just call ahead, or use the speaker phone by the door on 3rd St.  Notes in the collection basket or through the mail are a very convenient way to conduct business with the office here, and always feel free to leave a message on the phone if you need a call back about anything.

 

THANK YOU

Our three year Bells of St. Mary’s Legacy Campaign has brought in pledges $96,706.93 for 2008. The total pledged over three years in $233,186.99. Thanks to all who have responded so far. The contract for the tower repair has been sent to the diocese for review, and we are awaiting permission to proceed. If you want to make a pledge, please take a brochure from the back of church. The brochure contains a pledge card and a return envelope.

 

OUR ANNUAL VISIT FROM THE MISSIONS

At all the masses on the weekend of June 21 and 22, Father Edwin Louder will make a special appeal on behalf of our mission partner for this year – the Church of San Carlos in the Philippines.  Please be as generous as you can in the second collection that will be taken up at the masses. 

 

BISHOP READY ADVISORY BOARD

St. Mary’s is entitled to a second member on Bishop Ready’s High School Advisory Board.  Interested persons are invited to call Father Thomas at 445 9668.

 

GOSPEL CHOIR COMING

On Sunday June 28th, our 11:30 choir will be joined by some guests in town for a Gospel Choir program.  We look forward to hearing from them at the mass.

 

FATHER’S DAY PRAYER

Beloved God, we thank you for giving us Dad and for the many ways he shows us your fatherly care. On this, his special day, we ask you to bless him with your peace and joy. Give him the strength and understanding that he needs to care for us as a family. Help us to appreciate more all he does for us and to show him how much we love him. Amen.   

 

HOLY FAMILY HOMECOMING  

Holy Family Alumni Association will hold its’ annual homecoming on June 22. An 11:00 a.m. alumni mass will be held at Holy Family Church, 584 W. Broad St. followed by brunch in the Jubilee Museum Auditorium at 57 So. Grubb St. For additional information contact Genny (Welker) Temple at 614-539-4815.                                                                

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