THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, July 8
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, July 10
12:00 noon Elizabeth Wolf
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, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert, Marian Fontaine, Virginia and Tim Deweese, Jake Sterpka.
The quarterly Jordon Conference session for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on July 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 to confirm your attendance.
MARK your CALENDARS
Are you interested in learning about the Catholic faith? Are you looking into joining the Church? Are you a Catholic who has been away for a while? Did you miss Confirmation? Then the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you. It begins with a cook-out on August 19th, at 6:30 p.m. on the back patio of Father’s house (to the right of the Church when facing it from 3rd street). Bring friends if you wish. RCIA sessions will be held each Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. Attending the classes does not obligate you to entering the Church at Easter. We look forward to seeing you in August.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for July 11-12, 2009 (2nd Sunday of the Month)
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER
4:00 PM Travis Marx Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell, Mariel Hayes,
Katie Lawler Casey Campbell Carol Rees, Evelyn Holleran, Don Smeltzer
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 Kyle Dawson Mike Hicks Katherine Hanson, Peggy Kienle, Katlyn Hall,
Sam Agra, Corey Hall Devin Russell Tina Hall, Maria Martello, Janet Dawson
COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: July 12 – Kathleen Haytas & Rosie Suclescy Pray for our men and women in uniform
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Catherine Goodall and Francis Melton
Are you looking to get involved and would like to do so with your spouse? Engaged preparation might be for you. We are in need of volunteers to serve in the marriage ministry here at St. Mary’s. For more information, come to an informational meeting and cookout on July 11th at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Deacon Roger and Mary Kelly Minner. Please RSVP to Jason Shanks at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 445-9668. Cookout location and other information will be provided upon receipt of your RSVP.
Confirmation will be celebrated for our young people here at 11:30 a.m. on November 1st. Parents of high school students who missed confirmation should contact Father Thomas about preparation for the sacrament. The best way to contact Father is by way of a letter mailed to 672 So. 3rd Street, Columbus, OH 43206 or you may drop a note in the collection basket. Please include your current address and phone number in your note.
BELLS of ST.
Thanks to the generosity of parishioners we have met our goal of $48,000 for the 2009-10 BAA campaign. Our goal for St. Mary’s is $150,000 a year over a three (3) year period. 100% of the monies collected over our BAA goal stay here at St. Mary. These monies will be used for historic preservation of our buildings and tuition assistance for those in need to attend our school. If you have not pledged or given to this important campaign please prayerfully consider doing so. Campaign cards and brochures are in the rear of the church near the picture of Pope Benedict. If you already pledged, nothing further is required. We appreciate your generosity.
WOMEN’S RESPITE PROGRAM….Can you volunteer some of your time? Volunteers are needed to help set-up, transport, serve meals, bake cookies, or clean-up for the Women’s Respite Program to be held at the St. Theresa’s Shrine from Tues., July 14, through Sat, July 18. Any time that you can give throughout the day or evening is needed. The Women’s Respite Program is sponsored through the St. Stephen’s Community Center. The purpose of the program is to invite women to come together in a safe place for a mini-vacation. Through the hospitality and efforts of volunteers, each woman can have time to herself or with others and experience creativity and spirituality that they cannot always enjoy in their everyday lives. If you want to help or need more information, please contact Debbie Pecinovsky at 868-8208 or at email@example.com .
The Benedictine monks of St. Andrew Abbey in Cleveland invite young men between the ages of 18 – 45 years to participate in their summer “Living with Benedict” monastic vocation discernment retreats to be held on the weekend of Aug. 14–16, 2009. Contact Fr. Gerard, OSB for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bocohio.org .
CAN YOU HELP?
We have a very faithful group of bingo volunteers who give a few hours each month to help at that important parish fundraiser. But we need more folks to help. Can you come on one Sunday evening each month to assist for a couple of hours? Call Father Thomas at 445-9668. The more folks we have, the less work for all.
The 32nd annual diocesan Senior Citizen Day will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at St. Brigid Catholic Church, 7179 Avery Road, Dublin. The day begins with mass at 10:30 a.m. celebrated by Bishop Frederick Campbell. Mass will be followed by lunch with the Bishop.
The cost is $15.00 per person. Registration forms are available in the parish office or in the back of church and must be submitted by August 13th. For additional information please contact Keith in the Office for Social Concerns at 614.241.2540.