THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 

 

SATURDAY, July 25

          3:00 p.m.        Confessions

          4:00 p.m.        Tran/Luffler wedding @ St. Leo

         4:00 p.m.      James R. & Mary A. Bushby 

          6:00 p.m.        Baine/Ferraro wedding

 

SUNDAY, July 26

       9:00 a.m.        Elizabeth Wolf     

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

                                      Pesich baptism (after mass)

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo

 

MONDAY, July 27

    12:00 noon       Ann & Rizzi Bendinelli

                                      Confession following Mass

 

TUESDAY, July 28     

       12:00 noon      John H. Reis  

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

 

WEDNESDAY, July 29

      12:00 noon     John Gibson   

                                     

THURSDAY, July 30

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.           Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.           Mass at Corpus Christi

                               

FRIDAY, July 31     

       12:00 noon    Felder-Ruppersburg families 

 

SATURDAY, August 1

          1:00 p.m.        Blaine-Kemp wedding

          3:00 p.m.        Confessions

         4:00 p.m.      Grispino family 

                                       Stone family - renew wedding vows

                                      Nordstrom baptism (after mass)

          6:30 p.m.        Nihiser-Mangold wedding

 

SUNDAY, August 2

       9:00 a.m.        Parishioners of St. Mary            

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        Steve Mundy 

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFERTORY – July 18-19, 2009

 

Offertory: $4,345.00

ECO deposits: $675.00 (includes weekly & the 15th)

Total offering: $5020.00

 

Bingo receipts for July 19, 2009: $1,790.00

 Jackpot: $18,100.00!!

COME AND PLAY

 

Refresh 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, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert, Marian Fontaine, Virginia and Tim Deweese, Jake Sterpka.

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

 

RCIA UPDATE

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.

 

BINGO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Every Sunday dedicated volunteers work Bingo.  The monies raised from bingo help support our school and parish.  This past year, Bingo made $76,759.85.  This is a 75% increase from the year before!  This is by far our largest fundraiser of the year.  However, we are in need of more dedicated volunteers to keep bingo running.  The crowds are growing, but our volunteers are not.  We are in need of people to volunteer once a month on a regular basis.  There is no smoking in the gymnasium.  Come and get involved, meet new people, and help support your parish through your gift of time.  To get involved please call the parish office at 445-9668.



 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 1-2, 2009 (1st Sunday of the Month)

Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass

 

TIME                ALTAR SERVER         LECTOR                                        EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER                                    SACRISTAN

4:00 PM          Jonathan Engle              Don Smeltzer                                Theresa Ellen, Jim Sauer, Jeanne Sauer

                          Tim Engle                        Ann Graf                                 Marissa Campbell, Jennifer Hadden, Frances Melton           Tina Nierman         

9:00 AM          Nate Gain                       Annie Ruefle                   Jack Auer, Christina Badurina, Eli & Maria Disabato

                           Augie & Charlie Collins     Brian Collins              Mike Gerlach,  Angie Metoyer, Bonnie Jones, Amanada Breitfeller      Pat Smith         

11:30 AM        Anthony Bartholomew            Tom Martello                         Ashley VanHorn, Donna VanHorn, Sandy Brown

                          Will Martello, Andy Price Pat Dineen                                    Linnan Duren, Pam Mortimer, David Martello                Sandy Brown

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: August 2 – Luisa Schurtz & Julie Orzano                Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

 

Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Don and Rose Hodgson


 

REMINDERS

 

SENIOR CITIZEN DAY

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.

 

HOMECOMING REUNION

The St. Mary’s High School Class of 1959 will celebrate their 50th reunion on Fri. – Sat. Aug. 14 – 15. We will gather for dinner at Oakhurst Country Club in Grove City on Aug. 14 at 7:00 p.m. and again the next day for the   4:00 p.m. mass at St. Mary. Mass will be followed by a

get-together at the homecoming festival.  Call Bob Weber @ (614) 475-0550 or Suzanne Miller Foster @

(614) 444-1283.    

 

HOMECOMING CHOIR

We are looking for singers for the St. Mary Homecoming Choir.  Practice will be on Saturday, August 15th at 3:00 p.m.  Mass will start at 4:00 p.m.  All who can sing are welcome to come up to the choir loft.  Please contact Amanda Walker at awalker40@aol.com or

614.326.1758 so that there will be a music folder for you.

 

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Reserve August 14-15 to enjoy St. Mary’s annual homecoming festival. Please consider being a volunteer; help with Thursday set up or Sunday morning tear down, work at one of the booths, or just volunteer wherever you are most needed. Clip and return this form so that we can start organizing shifts of volunteers. Just two or three hours of your time either night would be a huge help. Drop this form off at the office or in the collection basket.

 

 

NAME:                                                                                                  

 

Phone:                                                                                                   

 

I can work on: Friday__ and/or Saturday ____

 

Area of interest:                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE - CHANGE of SCHEDULE

The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated here on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and on Monday immediately after the 12:00 mass.  However, the Sacrament will not be available on Monday, August 3rd.

 

 

 

 

CASH BOXES

Do you have a small metal cash box you can loan us for the festival?  Please drop them off at church or at the office.  Please put your name on the bottom of the cash box so that we can return it to you after August 15. 

 

PARISH FINANCIAL & MAINTENANCE UPDATE

      The fiscal year has ended and we are in the midst of putting together the financial statements for review in an upcoming bulletin. The offertory from last fiscal year has decreased by 7.2%, presumably because parishioners are feeling the effects of the recession.  Due to these declines in operating revenue, the parish staff has been working to reduce costs.  We are working with other diocesan parishes and with the diocesan department for central purchasing to leverage our purchasing power in regards to reducing the costs for maintenance supplies.      Furthermore, we have renegotiated our waste management services to reduce our costs by $8,000 annually.  We will be working in the weeks and months ahead in conjunction with parishes throughout our diocese to leverage our combined negotiating power in other areas such as utilities.  It is our hope that these cost saving reductions will offset the decrease in offertory, and also make us better stewards of the money you donate. We greatly appreciate your regular giving through the collection basket or ECO, especially during these tough economic times.  Reducing costs will help a little, but we would ask that you continue to regularly give in the amount you are able. 

      We also want to thank those that have given to our Bells of St. Mary’s Campaign.  Your donations enabled us to make repairs to the bells this past year. Recently, we were able to paint and maintain all the Burkley Center windows and replace rotted wood on the breeze way between the Church and Burkley Building.  These windows had not been painted since the building was built and were in need of maintenance to prevent rotting in the future.  In addition, the Specht Center door was re-stained and sealed.  We were also able to make some minor landscaping repairs in front and back of the church.  Future needs of the parish include: new carpet in the sanctuary, window painting and repairs to the Specht Building, restoring our historic church doors, which are showing signs of age, and replacing the concrete in front of the church and school. We thank you for your continued financial support.   

 

 

CHURCH of LATIN AMERICA-WEEKEND COLLECTION…..is scheduled for next weekend, August 1st and 2nd. Your gift helps fellow Catholics in Latin America and the Caribbean who are rich in spirit, but lacking in material resources, to participate more fully in the life of the church. Proceeds support religious training for seminarians and lay leaders; family and youth ministries; and religious education for all groups. Please use your pre-printed envelopes for your donation.

 

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