THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
3:00 p.m. Reconciliation
12:00 noon Pat Russell
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
ASH WEDNESDAY, February 25,
Dt. 30: 15 – 20, Lk. 9: 22 – 25
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, February 27,
3:00 p.m. Reconciliation
ECO –schedule: Weekly: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
Bi-weekly: February 9, 23 Monthly February 1 & 15
“How do I make a return to the Lord for all he has done for me.”?
RCIA / ADULT FAITH FORMATION
No R.C.I.A. class on Ash Wednesday.
The Rite of Election will be held on Sunday, March 1st at
6:30 p.m. at St. Edward Church in Granville, OH.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 28 – March 1 (1st Sunday of the Month)
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME DATE ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM Feb. 28 Jonathan Engle Don Smeltzer Theresa Ellen, Jim Sauer, Jeanne Sauer,
Tim Engle Ann Graf Marissa Campbell, Jennifer Hadden, Frances Melton
9:00 AM Mar. 1 Nate Gerlach Annie Ruefle Jack Auer, Christina Badurina, Eli Disabato, Maria Disabato,
Augie & Charlie Collins Brian Collins Mike Gerlach, Angie Metoyer, Bonnie Jones, Amanda Breitfeller
11:30 AM Mar. 1 Anthony Bartholomew Tom Martello Ashley VanHorn, Donna VanHorn, Sandy Brown,
Will Martello, Andy Price Pat Dineen Linnan Duren, Pam Mortimer, David Martello
COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: March 1 – Elizabeth & Ogbe Aideman Pray for our men and women in uniform
CATHOLIC TIMES SUBSCRIPTION AND RENEWAL
IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!! You can still sign-up for Catholic Times. For only $15 (parish rate) you will receive the weekly news of what’s happening in the Catholic world. Use the envelope provided in your February packet, or simply write “Catholic Times“ on a plain envelope, make your check payable to St. Mary, and drop it into the collection basket.
YOUNG ADULT RETREAT…a first ever retreat exclusively for young adults is being held March 21st here at St. Mary’s! The theme of the day is “I’m Sorry, I forgive you, Thank you, I love you.” Father Josh Wagner is the retreat master of the day. Cost is $40.00 which includes lunch and food throughout the day. Registration forms are located in the back of Church. For questions contact Jason Shanks at firstname.lastname@example.org
ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH
All proceeds of the Ash Wednesday collection will be contributed to JOIN (Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs), which operates under Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Columbus. JOIN provides emergency assistance to the poor and vulnerable of Franklin and surrounding counties. Please use the specially printed collection envelopes to make your donation.
In addition, the diocesan Office for Social Concerns is sponsoring a canned food drive at the start of Lent. Please bring your donation of food to Ash Wednesday service. All donated food will be delivered to the food bank that serves the local food pantries.
KICK OFF LENT WITH THE ST. MARY YOUNG ADULTS
Save the Date for our 2009 SMAC kickoff! SMAC invites all parishioners in their 20s and 30s to our first annual Mardi Gras party on Tuesday, February 24th. The party kicks off at
6:30 p.m. at Gressos's in German Village, or come early for happy hour! Food and drink will be available for purchase.
This is a great opportunity to network, learn about opportunities with SMAC, and have a great time. Contact Jason Shanks at 445.9668 with any questions.
CATHOLIC CEMETERIES of COLUMBUS
Spring Clean Up - Beginning March 2, St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross, and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries will begin cleaning off wintertime decorations. Families are advised to remove any personal keepsakes they wish to retain before March 2.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN BREAKFAST…will be held on Mar. 8th. Additional information will be posted in the next bulletin.
THE MARRIAGE and FAMILY LIFE OFFICE…of the Diocese of Columbus is sponsoring an Afternoon of Reflection for the Separated and Divorced on Sunday, March 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219.
What Happened to the Dream? will be led by Father
G. Michael Gribble, rector of St. Joseph Cathedral. The program will be followed by Mass at 3:30 PM. The fee for the program is $10. Registration is required by March 12.
For additional information or to register call the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614/241-2560 or e-mail email@example.com.
A parishioner who attends our school here has been awarded the Fr. Wehrle High School Scholarship by Bishop Hartley High School for his freshman year this fall. Congratulations go out to Alec Kaple.
LIKE TO SING?
Our two choirs always welcome new members. The 9:00 choir practices on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday morning at 8:15 a.m. The 11:30 choir practices on Tuesday evenings at 6:00p.m. You do not have to be able to read music. We want to plan to have plenty of singers for Holy Thursday and Good Friday (the 11:30 choir), and for the Holy Saturday Mass of the Easter Vigil (the 9:00 choir). Sacrificing time to be at practices would be a wonderful act of Lenten service. All practices are in the church. Come. Give it a try.
COLLECTION for BLACK and INDIAN MISSIONS will be collected next weekend. Your contribution will help support the neediest people across the United States. Please give what you are able…if we all give a little – a lot will be accomplished. Please use the specially printed envelopes in the regular collection.p
AREA PARISH LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS!
St. Catherine invites you to attend the Knights of Columbus Lenten ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH FRY on Friday, February 27, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., 500 South Gould Road, Columbus. Menu features beer-battered fried ocean perch, grilled cheese sandwiches, french fries, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls, dessert, beverage. Cost: $8.00-adults; $6.00-Senior Adults; $4.00-Children; $24.00 Family Special (limit of two adults); beer-on-tap-$2.00. 50-50 Raffle! Bring the family!
St. Michael will hold a fish fry dinner each Friday throughout Lent from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (HANDICAP SEATING available upstairs in Marian Hall).
Fish Dinner Cost: Regular-$7.50, Small-$5.50; Macaroni & Cheese Dinner also available at $5.50; DRIVE THRU and carryout available. Sponsored by St. Michael Council 11445, Knights of Columbus. For additional information call 885-7814.