THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
RCIA Candidates & Catechumens
Choir practice ( choir)
WEDNESDAY, March 4,
Est. C: 12, 14 – 16, 23 – 25, Mt. 7: 7 – 12
FRIDAY, March 6, FIRST FRIDAY
Bi-weekly: March 9, 23 Monthly March 1 & 15
“How do I make a return to the Lord for all he has done for me.”?
RCIA / ADULT FAITH FORMATION
This week the RCIA class will be held on Monday and the topic for this week is “The Gift of Life”, presented by Father Mark Hammond. These sessions are held weekly in the Atrium at You don’t have to be investigating Catholicism to attend and grow in your knowledge of our faith.
The Rite of Election will be held on Sunday, March 1st at
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 7 – 8 (2nd Sunday of the Month)
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME DATE ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
Mar. 7 Travis Marx Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell, Mariel Hayes,
Katie Lawler Casey Campbell Carol Rees, Evelyn Holleran, Don Smeltzer
Mar. 8 Natasha Mattox Mary Kelly Genny Bowman, Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibault, Eileen Hoffman,
Boi’ Suba Kenneh Marge Smigelski Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan, Jennifer Yannayon
11:30 AM Mar. 8 Kyle Dawson Mike Hicks Katherine Hanson, Peggy Kienle, Katlyn Hall,
Sam Agra, Corey Hall Devin Russell Tina Hall, Maria Martello, Janet Dawson
COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: March 8 – Bertha Hilsheimer & Sally Sabony Pray for our men and women in uniform
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 $30.00 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
CATHOLIC CEMETERIES of
Up - Beginning March 2,
MARRIAGE and FAMILY
For additional information or to register call the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614/241-2560 or e-mail email@example.com.
LIKE TO SING?
Our two choirs always welcome new members. The choir practices on Wednesday evening at and on Sunday morning at The choir practices on Tuesday evenings at 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 choir), and for the Holy Saturday Mass of the Easter Vigil (the 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.
YOUTH MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Katlyn Hall, a senior at Bishop Ready and a youth group leader here at St. Mary received one of the three “Gift of the Heart Service Awards” during a recent presentation at Bishop Ready. Katlyn was nominated and voted upon by the student body. She exceeded 400 hours of service by January of her senior year. She participates annually in various community service projects. Our congratulations go out to Katlyn for her outstanding efforts in community service.
GREATER COLUMBUS RIGHT to
Pro-Life Oratory Competition.
Greater Columbus Right to Life invites all high school juniors and seniors in the central Ohio area to participate in the local 2009 Ohio Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratorical Competition. The event will take place on Saturday, March 21st, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at 665 East Dublin-Granville Road in Columbus. The first place winner will receive a prize of $100 and will advance to the state level competition on April 25th. Second place takes a prize of $75.00. Students shall write and deliver a 5 to 7 minute speech on one of the following life-related topics: euthanasia, abortion, infanticide, or stem cell research. The number of entrants is limited to 20. If interested, please contact Susan Lau at 614-848-4117 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT TO SUPPORT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Save the Dates: March 6, 7 & 8. Enjoy first class family entertainment, while supporting the Hospice and Palliative Care at Nationwide Children's Hospital, while catching the antics of St. Mary's parishioner Tom Patton (Belle's Father, Maurice) in the cast of the musical production of Disney's Beauty &the Beast,
presented by The Pleasure Guild at The Palace Theatre. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and at The Ohio Theatre box office.
Deacon Roger Minner and Deacon Larry Koebel will be collecting nonperishable food items after each mass this weekend and next weekend. All donations will be taken to food pantries that serve our community. Food pantry supplies are diminishing at a greater rate than ever. Please be as generous as possible.
The Young-at-Heart group will be making their spring trip to St. Francis Center in McArthur, OH on April 6th. The following items are needed: soap products, toilet tissue, household items, and spring/summer clothing (please; no winter clothes). Articles may be left in the rear of the church marked for McArthur. For additional information you may contact Catherine Goodall at 443.6154 or Marian Fontaine at 444.1032.
The Gala netted $31,638 in revenue. These monies are set aside for tuition assistance for next school year. The raffle winners were as follows: $5000 Tuition Scholarship - Sharon & John Collins; Ipod - Ann Anderson; Wii - Joe McGarvey, an 8th grader at Saint Mary School; Diamond Bracelet - Helen Seikel, daughter of Mary & Frank Wickham. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped make this event a success. A special thank you to Brian Collins for chairing the gala committee the past two years!