THIS WEEK IN OUR PARIS
2 Tm. 4: 10 – 17, Lk. 10: 1 – 9
1:30 p.m. Schalk / Carson wedding
3:00 p.m. Reconciliation
12:00 noon John Reis
THURSDAY, October 23,
Eph. 3: 14 – 21, Lk. 12: 49 – 53
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, October 24,
Eph. 4: 7 – 16, Lk. 13: 1 – 9
1:00 p.m. Stahl / Vaurek wedding
3:00 p.m. Reconciliation
Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace
Nursing Home: Evelyn Spiert, Donna Whitacre
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: Oct. 6,13,20,27
Bi-weekly: October 6 & 20, Monthly October 1 & 15
“How do I make a return to the Lord for all he has done for me.”?
RCIA / ADULT FAITH FORMATION
The class topic for this week is “Prayer” presented by Mike Keebaugh and Tara Orban. You don’t have to be investigating Catholicism to attend and grow in your knowledge of our faith. The class meets from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Burkley Atrium. Access through the backdoor off of the parking lot.
4-S CLUB LADIES AUXILLARY DINNER
Sunday, Oct. 26th from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. at 281 E. Whittier St. Carry out available. Call 443-0524.
Come and enjoy dinner and desert for $7.00 per person.
The Knights of Columbus, Assembly #809, are sponsoring a Novena with Recitation of the Rosary and Benediction for “Faithful Citizenship” here at St. Mary. The dates are as follow: Thursday, Oct. 23rd, Tuesday, Oct. 28th, and Friday, Oct. 31st. Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 25 – 26 (4th Sunday of the Month)
TIME DATE ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM Oct. 25 Mariel Hayes Lori Mitchell John Lamotte, Johnny Lamotte, Don Alexander,
Juan Durano John Rees Rita Alexander, Matt Lovett, open
9:00 AM Oct. 26 Taylor Carter Mike Keebaugh Marge & Dave Smigelski, Terry & Ray Thomas,
Charlie Collins Maureen Keebaugh Mike Gerlach, Mary & Frank Wickham, Stephanie Martt,
11:30 AM Oct. 26 Annie Minner Pam Mortimer Angie Stoller, Tommy Zervas, Ann Anderson,
Andy Price, Natasha Mattox Don Metnes Sandra Thompson, Tyler Lawler, open
COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: October 26 – Knights of St. John Pray for our men and women in uniform
SERVICE SATURDAY 2008 – OPEN TO EVERYONE
St. Mary’s 20/30 Somethings (SMAC) in partnership with Catholic Social Services is hosting Service Saturday 2008, October 25th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. In conjunction with Ohio’s Make a Difference Day, volunteers will help with various projects in our neighborhood for our senior citizens. We will meet at St. Mary’s at 9 a.m. for brief instructions, assignments and of course coffee and juice. Lunch will be provided! Can’t volunteer? Tax deductible gifts to St. Mary’s (indicate Service Saturday in the memo line) can help provide tools and materials for the job sites. Sign up on the sheets located in the back of the Church under the picture of Pope Benedict or email/call Jason in the parish office.
Middle school and high school youth and parents are invited to the first Jesus Jam of the 08-09 school year to be held on Sunday, Oct. 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Catharine Church, 500 S. Gould Road. This event is free. For more information please visit www.cysc.com or call 1-888-548-CYSC (2972).
Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection and Holy Cross Cemeteries will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 12, 19 and 26. Family service advisors will be available to help with pre-arrangements. Cemetery Sunday Prayer Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 2nd at St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries.
BIBLE STUDY RESUMES
Bible study sessions will resume on Wed. October 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Specht Center. If you haven’t taken advantage of this opportunity to study the “word of the Lord” in the past please consider this an open invitation to join us as we begin the study of the book of Romans.
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
The group will have a cookout on October 26th at 2:00 p.m. and then go to Circle S Farms for a hayride.
The cost of this event is $5.00. Call the parish office at
445-9668 to reserve your spot.
If you can help with transportation please contact the parish office.
We will again have seminarians assigned to St. Mary by the Pontifical College Josephinum that will take Holy Communion to homebound parishioners. If you know of anyone that should be included on this list please contact the parish office at 445-9668.
MYTH and REALITY of NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING-- Do YOU know the difference?
You are invited to get the facts about this natural, effective and drug-free method of fertility awareness and family planning at an NFP Information Night on Wednesday, October 22, 7- 8 p.m. at St. Cecilia Parish, Rooms A & B. For more information about NFP or diocesan NFP workshops, contact the Marriage and Family Life Office, 614/241-2560 or FLOMailbox@colsdioc.org.
Join The Catholic Foundation Thursday evening, November 13th, at St. Agatha Parish at 7:00 p.m., for Passionate Estate Planning…for yourself, your family, and the Church.
This presentation will be targeted to the needs and concerns of Catholic families. It will be delivered by nationally known attorney and author Conrad Teitell. He will address the reasons families tend to fail to plan, and help Catholics who may not have a strong financial background see that estate planning can play an important role in conveying to their heirs not just their assets, but their values and beliefs. The event is free of charge and open to anyone looking to learn more about estate planning. Reserve a seat for yourself and a friend or family member no later than November 3rd by calling The Catholic Foundation at 443.8893 or 866.298.8893. Or visit www.catholic-foundation.org for more information.
THEOGOGY AND A PUB
As you have heard, next month we elect our new president. This choice will be made on the basis of not only what we see and hear, but also what our Faith tells us. The decisions we make, even in off election years, should be well-informed. Thus, join us at Gresso's on Oct. 21st for Social Concerns and Political Responsibility: Not Just Every 4 Years. We will be joined by Jerry Freewalt of the Office of Social Concerns for the Diocese. Admission is free and the talk starts at 7:30pm. We hope to see you there.
BOOK CLUB -- All Adults Welcome!
Sunday, November 2nd at 10AM
The Book Club - sponsored by S.M.A.C. but open to Adults of ALL ages - is held on the first Sunday of every month at 10:00 a.m. between the 9:00 and 11:30 Masses. There will be a different book selection each month. Please meet at the St. Mary School Cafeteria for "Coffee & Donuts" and book Club discussion. November's Book Club Selection is "Mariette in Ecstasy" By Ron Hansen. Feel free to come to as many or few book clubs as you are able to attend. For more information, contact Tara Orban at: firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you there!
MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY
On October 31st one of our long time parishioners, Catherine Allen, will celebrate her 99th birthday. Wouldn’t it wonderful if we could bring surprise and joy to her with 99 birthday cards!!
If you would like to share your good wishes with Catherine please address a birthday card in her name and drop it into the collection basket or bring it to the office. Cards will be delivered to Catherine on Oct. 30th.