THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Choir practice ( choir)
WEDNESDAY, April 15,
FRIDAY, April 17,
Bi-weekly: April 6 – 20 Monthly April 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 Time, Talent and Treasure. There will also be a time to reflect on the Easter Vigil. These sessions are held weekly in the Atrium at
The quarterly Jordon Conference session for parents who wish
to have a child baptized will be held on
On April 19, our Polish guests will celebrate Mass here at St. Mary’s at Following the Mass, there will be a brief concert by the Jennifer Day Trio of oboe, viola, and cello. Music of Chopin and Mozart will be part of the concert. Come, listen to some good music. You are also welcome at the Mass at which Polish hymns are sung. The Mass and concert will follow the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for April 18-19 (3rd Sunday of the Month)
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER
4:00 PM Johnny Lamotte John Lamotte Chris Hilles, Pat Morris, Lois Morris,
Open Tina Nierman Andrea Fannin, Open, Open
9:00 AM Charlie
Edie Collins Mary Kay Oris Mike Chambers, Carolyn Redwood, Bertha Hilsheimer, Taylor Carter
11:30 AM Delaney
Dawson Jimmy Vogt
Rebecca & Jillian Vogt Kathleen Haytas Maureen Keebaugh, Sharyn Perry, Open
& DOUGHNUTS: April 19 – Knights of
Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday: Betty Contosta and Evelyn Holleran
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, APRIL 19.
Please note times have been revised to accommodate the Polish mass at
Come; join in these special prayers popularized by Saint Faustina, in which folks are reminded that God’s mercy is always present for them. Here at St. Mary’s, the following schedule will be used:
· Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
· Sacrament of Penance
· Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy
PONTIFICAL COLLEGE JOSEPHINUM and the DIOCESAN OFFICE OF VOCATIONS…will host a College Live-In for young men on April 16-18, 2009, who are juniors and seniors in high school and college students who are interested in knowing more about seminary life. The Live-In schedule will include a tour of the campus, discussions, meals and prayer with the college seminarians, attendance at classes, time for swimming and recreation. There is no charge for the event. For further information, please contact any of the following individuals: Fr. Jeff Coning, Diocesan Director for Vocations at 614.221.5565; Fr. John Heisler, Dean of Men at the Josephinum at 614.985.2256 or Mrs. Arminda Crawford, College Secretary at 614.985.2241.
Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Annual Retreat for all women of the
diocese will be held April 24, 25, 26
at St. Therese’s
STUDY COMMITTEE NEEDED
Father Thomas would like to hear from anyone interested in studying whether we can form a Cub Scout group here. We have some statistics to help guide us in determining whether or not this is a workable idea.
of Columbus will hold a blood drive on
STREET CLEANING REMINDER
From April through October between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the city of Columbus street cleaning crew will clean the west side of 3rd Street on the second Tuesday of each month; the east side of the street on the second Wednesday of each month. Parking is strictly enforced during these hours.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
The following students from our parish made the 3rd quarter honor roll at Bishop Hartley: Erin E. Collins, Jessica Cooper, John Lamotte, Aliyah McConahay, and Anne Minner. We acknowledge this achievement and congratulate them.
MARRIAGE & FAMILY
As William J. Doherty, Ph.D. reminds us in his book, Take Back Your Kids/Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times, we know that exposure to television violence increases children’s aggression, and that exposure to TV commercials increases children’s desires for consumer goods. We know that the more TV children watch, the less physically fit they are and the lower their reading scores. Television invades family time, especially dinner. Competition for the TV is a big source of conflict between siblings. Take part this year in TV Turnoff Week April 20-26, and notice the positive difference it makes at home. For printable resources on ideas of ways to “unplug and turn on,” visit the Marriage and Family Life Office’s webpage at www.FamilyLife.colsdioc.org, and click on “Family Enrichment Resources” or visit www.ScreenTime.org
FIRST FRIDAY OF
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of May will take place from to at SAINT LEO. Exposition closes with Benediction. This takes the place of exposition here at St. Mary that day.
COMING UP SOON
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal will take place in May. We are ahead of the appeal here because we ran a three year version of the appeal last year. We will be asking those who have not made a three year pledge to the BAA to make a one or two year pledge. The good news is that our three year pledges have already got us past our BAA goal for this year. So, new pledge money will all stay right here at St. Mary’s for the ongoing care of our historic buildings and for scholarships to our grade school based on financial need. The diocese will soon mail a description of this year’s appeal to all our households.
SENIORS IN HIGH SCHOOL
to come to the Mass on May 17th.
We would like to honor you at that Mass and have you introduce yourself to the
parishioners at that time. You and your family are welcome at a light lunch