THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

          THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

SATURDAY, April 11, EASTER VIGIL

     10:00 a.m.        RCIA rehearsal

       1:00 p.m.        Blessing of Easter foods         

      8:30 p.m.        Clara Marie Michael   

      Service of the Light, Liturgy of the Word, Baptism, Eucharist

 

SUNDAY, April 12, RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD

      9:00 a.m.         John & Hilda Kulzer      

                             NO Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.      Parishioners of St. Mary      

       7:00 p.m.        NO Bingo                  

 

MONDAY, April 13,   

   12:00 noon         Mr. Mrs. Martin B. Russell  

                             Reconciliation following Mass

 

TUESDAY, April 14, 

     12:00 noon        Michael Gammell    

      6:00 p.m.         Choir practice (11:30 choir)

 

WEDNESDAY, April 15,

       9:45 a.m.       No school mass – Easter break

     12:00 noon       For all victims of natural disasters

       6:00 p.m.        NO Bible Study – Specht Center

       7:00 p.m.        NO Choir practice (9:00 choir)

       7:00 p.m.        R.C.I.A.

                            

THURSDAY, April 16,

                             No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.        Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.        Mass at Corpus Christi

                       

FRIDAY, April 17,

       12:00 noon      Felder/Ruppersburg families

 

SATURDAY, April 18,

       10:00 a.m.      Connors baptism

      12:00 noon       Foresters – school gymnasium

        1:00 p.m.       Wickham-Keith wedding

        4:00 p.m.      John Reis      

 

SUNDAY, April 19, DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

      9:00 a.m.         St. Francis Xavier Beneficial Society 

                             Maines baptism – after mass

                             Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.      Parishioners of St. Mary      

                             Snyder baptism – after mass

       3:00 p.m.       Polish mass

       7:00 p.m.        Bingo

 

 

C:\Documents and Settings\anderson\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\LWO9IBMP\MCj02979630000[1].wmfRefresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

          Please remember in your prayers:

Nursing Home:  Evelyn Spiert, Donna Whitacre, Wilma Rose

At Home : Catherine Allen, Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Frank Carrick, Judy Hall,  Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Mary Laubenthal, Tim McManus, Al Moeller, Mary Ann Prager, Larry Schwartz, Tyler Zust, Rita Ann McCreary, James Johnson, Jeff Buskey, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert, Marian Fontaine, Virginia and Tim Deweese

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call us.  

 

ECO (Electronic Contributions Option) Program is always open for new sign-ups. See the information at the rear of church or call the parish office.

ECO –schedule: Weekly: April 6, 13, 20, 27 

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.”?

 

OFFERTORY – April 4-5, 2009

 

Offertory: $7,604.00

ECO deposits: $2,482.00

Total offering: $10.086.00

 

Bingo receipts for April 5, 2009 - $4,798.00

 JACKPOT $8,600.00

COME & PLAY BINGO

REMINDER - NO BINGO ON EASTER SUNDAY

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

 

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 7:00 p.m.

 

JORDAN CONFERENCE

The quarterly Jordon Conference session for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on April 28, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 to confirm your attendance.

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

On April 19, our Polish guests will celebrate Mass here at St. Mary’s at 3:00 p.m.  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 Collins                     Rick Driscoll                         Frances Melton, Marianne Metnes, Sheila Naegale, Cecelia Reis,

                                            Edie Collins                          Mary Kay Oris                      Mike Chambers, Carolyn Redwood, Bertha Hilsheimer, Taylor Carter   

11:30 AM                            Delaney Dawson                 Jimmy Vogt                                      Elizabeth Vogt, Cody Peruzzi, Mike Keebaugh,

                                            Rebecca & Jillian Vogt         Kathleen Haytas                                    Maureen Keebaugh, Sharyn Perry, Open                         

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: April 19 – Knights of Columbus                      Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday: Betty Contosta and Evelyn Holleran


 

REMINDERS AND UPDATES

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, APRIL 19.

 

 C:\Documents and Settings\anderson\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\9H5MFGKL\MCj04299810000[1].wmfPlease note times have been revised to accommodate the Polish mass at 3:00 p.m.

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:

·     11:30 a.m.      Mass

·     12:30 p.m.      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

·     1:00 p.m.    Sacrament of Penance

·     2:00 p.m.    Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy

·     2:30 p.m.    Benediction

 

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.

 

WOMEN’S RETREAT

The Columbus 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 Retreat Center, 5277 E. Broad Street. The retreat director will be Sr. Jean Daugherty, T.O.R. of the Franciscan Sisters. The theme is “Come Follow Me”. The offering for the weekend is $100.00. A deposit of $50.00 will hold your room. To make your reservation please call the DCCW at 228-8601, email hdetty@colsdioc.org , or visit www.dccw.colsdioc.org  Deadline to register is April 20, 2009.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED

Bingo Coordinator, Dick Hilsheimer is having shoulder surgery on his injured rotator cup.  Because of this, his mobility in setting up bingo on Sundays is limited.  We are in urgent need of someone to help Dick on Sunday afternoons set up for bingo.  He will still be there, but needs someone who can be his arms in getting bingo set up while his shoulder heals. Once set up is complete you are free to leave.  If you are available to do this please call Jason Shanks in the parish office at 445-9668.  Please do not assume that someone else will step up. Bingo revenue has really picked up over the last year and we need to keep this important fundraiser going.  Your help is needed and appreciated!  There is NO smoking in the gym, so you will not have that to worry about.

 

 

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. 

ST MARY HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION FLOWER SALE…. our annual sale is now underway.  Please look for order forms in the back of church, or stop by the school office.  Help St. Mary School and make the world more beautiful at the same time by ordering your flowers and veggies from us!  Flowers delivered to St Mary on May 8th; all flower orders due by May 1st.

 

RECYCLE LIFE-GIVE BLOOD

The Knights of Columbus will hold a blood drive on Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. To schedule an appointment go to www.bloodsaveslives.org or contact Don Metnes at metnes@aol.com . If you last donated on or before Feb. 28th, you may be eligible to donate again.

 

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 LIFE OFFICE

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 MAY

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of May will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 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

Please plan to come to the 11:30 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 after the Mass. We just need to hear from you so that we can get an accurate count for the lunch.  Are you coming?  How many family members will be with you at lunch?  Call us at 445 9668.

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