THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
3:00 p.m. Reconciliation
12:00 noon Amelia Bangert
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, March 25, The Annunciation of the Lord
Ex. 32: 7 – 14, Jn. 5: 31 – 47
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, March 27,
3:00 p.m. Reconciliation
ECO –schedule: Weekly: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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 Sacrament of Penance”. These sessions are held weekly in the Atrium at 7:00 p.m. You don’t have to be investigating Catholicism to attend and grow in your knowledge of our faith.
5TH SUNDAY LITURGICAL MINISTERS NEEDED
Please sign up to serve as a Liturgical minister for one of the 5th Sunday masses. The sign-up sheet is located at the back of the church under the picture of Pope Benedict.
5th SUNDAY ST. VINCENT DEPAUL COLLECTION
Please consider making a donation to this worthy organization, as the need is great in our community. Please use the specially printed offering envelopes designated for St. Vincent DePaul to make your contribution.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 28 - 29 (5th 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 Mar. 28
SEE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOVE
9:00 AM Mar. 29
Knights of St. John Knights of St. John
11:30 AM Mar. 29
COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: March 29 – Kathleen Haytas Pray for our men and women in uniform
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 .
RETREAT FOR THOSE WHO ARE RECENTLY UNEMPLOYED… at St. Therese’s Retreat Center, 5277 E. Broad Street on Thursday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
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.
SACRAMENT OF ANNOINTING
The anointing of the sick will take place after each mass next weekend on March 28 and 29.
We will celebrate our parish penance service for Lent on April 5th at 1:30 p.m.
CHOIR PRACTICE FOR GOOD FRIDAY…is scheduled for April 3rd at 11:00 a.m. For more information contact Amanda Walker at 614.325.1758.
On behalf of the South Side Community Ministries, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to St. Mary’s for the generous donations of food and money. The need is great, and your donations will go a long way to easing the pain of families who have fallen on hard times. God Bless you all!
Jeanne and Jim Sauer
CONCERT SERIES at ST. JOSEPH CATHEDRAL
On Mar. 27th at 7:30 p.m. Harald Vogel, director of the North German Organ Academy and professor at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen will perform. Mr. Vogel is recognized as a leading authority on the interpretation of German organ music from the Gothic, Renaissance, and the Baroque periods.
Reservations are not required. A $10.00 suggested donation will be collected at the door.
Roseanne Hanson and Mary O’Reilly received praises from the Ohio Department of Education recently for their tremendous efforts in feeding both breakfast and lunch every school day to our students. They were recognized for well planned menus, attractive food, good record keeping, and an overall quality food operation.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – APRIL 19TH
Please watch the bulletin for further information regarding Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated annually the first Sunday after Easter.
The Knights of St. John will be joining us for the 9:00 Mass next weekend. At the conclusion of Mass, we will witness an Exemplification whereby Knights are admitted to the Second and Third Degrees of their order. The Knights are a fraternal and charitable organization who assists St. Mary’s in several ways each year by their kind contributions and support of our activities.