THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, August 26
9:45 a.m. All educators – All school mass
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, August 28
12:00 noon Felder-Ruppersburg families
4:00 p.m. St. Mary class of 1949, living &
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. Anna May Felicia
RCIA – 2009 – 2010
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. RCIA sessions begin next Wednesday, Aug. 26th at All sessions are held in the Atrium unless otherwise instructed. Attending the classes does not obligate you to entering the Church at Easter.
LITURGICAL MINISTERS NEEDED FOR 5th SUNDAY…the weekend of Aug. 29-30 will be the 5th weekend in August and we do not have a committed group of liturgical ministers for this weekend, please sign up on the sheet located under the pictures of Pope Benedict and Bishop Campbell to serve as an altar server, lector, or extraordinary minister.
Sacristans for the 5th weekend are Evelyn Holleran and Francis Melton.
the MARRIAGE and FAMILY
Divorce Workshop…The next eight-week workshop will be on Thursday evenings, from 7-9 PM, on September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2009, at the Catholic Center, 197 E. Gay St, Columbus. The fee is $40 and scholarships are available. For additional information call the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614/241-2560 or go to www.familylife.colsdioc.org and click on the Hurting Families link, to print a brochure and registration form.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 29-30, 2009 (5th Sunday of the Month)
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: August 30 – Knights of St. John Pray for our men and women in uniform
Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Don and Rose Hodgson
BIRTHRIGHT of COLUMBUS, a pregnancy support service, will have their annual Luncheon & Style show on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Clintonville Women’s Club at noon. Christopher & Banks are providing the fashions. There will be a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $30.00. For reservations and additional information contact Marge at 888.0917 or Mary Jo at 235.7465.
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.
CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC MASS
On Thursday, August 27, 2009, we will be celebrating a Charismatic Mass at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, (located at 5225 Refugee Rd., Columbus, OH 43232). Fr. Jim Coleman will be celebrating. Rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m., Praise and Worship at 7:00 p.m., and the celebration of Mass will begin at 8:00 p.m. Come and experience the enthusiasm of praise, worship and thanksgiving as we celebrate this Mass where the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit listed by St. Paul in Corinthians, chapter 12 flow freely. For more information, please call the Catholic Charismatic Center at 614-237-7080 or log onto our website at www.columbusccr.org.
BINGO VOLUNTEERS UPDATE
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. Your response to our plea for volunteers has been well received and we thank all those who have called and volunteered their time. However, there is still a need for dedicated volunteers. Your time once a month on a Sunday evening will assure the continued success of our weekly Bingo. 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 contact the parish office at 445-9668.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The annual 4-S Club golf outing for the benefit of St. Mary school tuition assistance fund is scheduled for September 27, 2009. For more information contact Casey Wentzel at 614.443.4996 or Bob Dolder at 614.491.7442. You can also visit www.stmaryschoolgv.com . Watch the bulletin for upcoming announcements about this event.
THANK YOU-THANK YOU
v To all of the singers and instrumentalists that joined together last weekend for the Homecoming Mass. Because of you, and the energy that you brought, the prayers were sung out as clear as the sound of the Bells of St. Mary.
v To everyone who volunteered their time to make our annual festival a success. Special thanks to the festival committee and, in particular, to John LaMotte who again headed this team for the 18th consecutive year.
v Congratulations to our own Allison Walker who won the raffle.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
Next Sunday is a fifth Sunday of the month. So, we will be receiving donations for the work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society with the poor and needy of the south side. Please use your special envelopes in the regular collection or place your donation in the baskets located at the doors of the church after mass.
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN
St. Mary will host a session of Protecting God’s Children on August 27th beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. Fingerprinting is available beginning at 5:00. Cost of fingerprinting is: BCI -only $37.00; FBI only -$40.00; both BCI/FBI $70.00. The two must be done in order to work within the school and with children here at St. Mary.
Again this year the Josephinum will assign two seminarians to St. Mary for the purpose of visiting and distributing the Eucharist to our homebound parishioners. Please contact the parish office if you know of someone that resides within our parish boundaries that would welcome a visit by these dedicated young men.