THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Choir practice ( choir)
WEDNESDAY, March 18,
2 Sm. 7: 4–5a, 12–14a, 16,
FRIDAY, March 20,
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
The RCIA class topic for this week is “The Our Father”. 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.
A first ever retreat exclusively for young adults will be held next weekend 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 email@example.com
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 21 - 22 (4th Sunday of the Month)
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME DATE ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
Mar. 21 Mariel Hayes Lori Mitchell John Lamotte, Johnny Lamotte, Don Alexander
Juan Durano John Rees Rita Alexander, Ann Martin, Russ Martin
9:00 AM Mar. 22 Nate Gain Mike Keebaugh Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas
Taylor Carter Maureen Keebaugh Frank & Mary Wickham, Michael Badurina, Stephanie Martt
Mar. 22 Mary Weilbacher Pam Mortimer Angie Stoller, Tommy Zervas, Ann Anderson
Katie Price, Morgan Dawson Don Metnes Sandra Thompson, Tyler Lawler, Annie Minner
COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: March 22 – Marge & Dave Smigelski Pray for our men and women in uniform
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.
BOOK CLUB: Adults of All Ages Welcome!
For March we will be reading a book titled "Led by Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide" Which is the sequel to last month's book selection titled, "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust", both by Immaculee Ilibagiza (for information about her books check out: http://www.immaculee.com/). We will meet at 10:00 a.m. between the morning Masses on Sunday, March 29th in the St. Mary School Cafeteria for "Coffee & Donuts" and Book Club discussion. Please have the entire book read so we don't spoil anything for you. For more information about the Book Club, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
4-S CLUB FISH FRIES….are scheduled each Friday throughout Lent from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The 4-S Club is located at 281 East Whittier Street.
The 4-S Club Ladies Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, March 15th from noon until 3:00 p.m. Cost per person is $7.00. For more information call 443-0524.
ST. PATRICK…legends abound and details of his life are uncertain, but history agrees that he was humble and courageous in winning most of Ireland for Christ. This prayer that is attributed to him can be a wonderful blessing for each of us: Christ shield me this day: Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.
The MARRIAGE and FAMILY
COOKIES for the KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY
On Sunday March 22, 2009 a special community bake-off will be held in the school cafeteria beginning at 10:30 a.m. Our goal is to bake 175 dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies for the Retreat at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. Please bring your own cookie dough. Cookie Sheets will be provided. If possible please purchase your chocolate chip dough balls from GRS. You will also need to provide your own apron, pot holders and spatula. Everyone is welcome to join us! Hope to see you there. For additional information please contact Cecilia Reis at 784.0405.
RETREAT FOR THOSE WHO
In these difficult economic times, many individuals and families are struggling to deal with layoffs and unemployment. This retreat is intended to provide a space for people who have
recently lost their jobs or suffer from the current economic crisis. The retreat offers an opportunity for people to come together and feel God’s loving presence and hear about practical strategies for new employment and linkages that can be of assistance to them. There is no cost for the retreat. A simple lunch and dinner will be served at no cost. The optional dinner for retreat participants and their families will follow the retreat. Please provide a count for dinner when you register. To register, contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at (614) 241-2540 or email email@example.com. Co-sponsored by St. Therese’s Retreat Center and the diocesan Office for Social Concerns.
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES COLLECTION
Next weekend, March 21-22, has been designated by the diocese as the weekend we support Catholic Relief Services. Please use your specially printed envelopes for your donation and drop into the collection basket during the regular collection or note your check accordingly on the memo line.
Father Simoneau of Food for the Poor will be our guest homilist next weekend. He last visited in 2006. He will bring a message of how that organization seeks to help those most in need.