THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Choir practice ( choir)
WEDNESDAY, October 7
FRIDAY, October 9
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
The topic for this week is “The Trinity”, presented by Deacon Michael Ross. RCIA sessions are held in the Atrium every Wed, at 7:00 p.m. Sessions are open t0 anyone interested in learning more about your faith. All are welcome!
RCIC: If you have a child between the ages of 7-14 that is interested in becoming Catholic please contact the parish office at 445.9668. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) is scheduled to begin soon and we need to determine the class size to adequately prepare for these sessions.
The quarterly Jordon Conference session for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on October 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 to confirm your attendance.
BIBLE STUDY….is set to resume on Wed., Oct. 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Specht Center. We will study the book of 1st Corinthians. Please contact the parish office at 445.9668 if you are interested in joining us this year. We will be ordering study guides and want to make sure we have enough for everyone.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 10-11, 2009 (2nd 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 Travis Marx Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell, Mariel Hayes,
Katie Lawler Casey Campbell Carol Rees, Evelyn Holleran, Don Smeltzer Amanda Walker
9:00 AM Natasha Mattox Mary Kelly Genny Bowman, Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibault, Eileen Hoffman,
Boi’ Suba Kenneh Marge Smigelski Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan, Jennifer Yannayon Betty Contosta
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 Suzi Foster
COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Oct. 11 – Kathleen Haytas & Rosie Suclescy Pray for our men and women in uniform
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Catherine Goodall and Fances Melton
Please come to church on Sunday, October 4th at 5:00 p.m. for a brief talk about Confirmation and a cookout at the rectory. If you are in high school or junior high and are a member of St. Mary’s but did not receive a detailed schedule of Confirmation activities, please call 445.9668 to be added to the mailing list.
On Sunday, October 11th, immediately following the 11:30 mass there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Holy Rosary around 1:00 p.m. followed by Benediction at 2:00 p.m. All are invited to come pray for a greater respect for the sanctity of life in all cultures.
OUR PARISH POTLUCK PICNIC
Join us on October 18th, immediately following the 11:30 mass for a potluck in the gym. The Knights of Columbus will bring meats, buns and pop. All are invited to bring side dishes of salad, vegetables or dessert. Bring your own special beverages if you like. We will provide paper goods and silverware.
JESUS JAM 2009-10
Middle school and high school youth and parents are invited to the first Jesus Jam of the new school year on Sun. Oct. 18th from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Catherine, 500 S. Gould Rd. Keynote speaker is Justin Fatica and the theme for the night is “God is Love”. Jesus Jams are held the 3rd Sunday of each month to help foster a deeper love for the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. The ultimate goal is to draw students into active participation in the life, mission, and work of their local parish community. For more information, visit www.cysc.com or call 1.888.548.CYSC(2972).
MIRACLES of the EUCHARIST
On Tuesday, Oct. 13th Holy Family Church at 584 W. Broad St. will present the Vatican Pictorial International Exhibition: The Eucharistic Miracles of the World. In addition, they will host Bishop Athanasius Schneider, author of “Dominus Est”. Bishop Schneider will share his dramatic story of living under Russian rule. The day will begin with mass at 9:00 a.m., the Holy Rosary, Confession, and close with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Admission is free.
The 3rd annual Marian dinner will be held at St. Andrew Parish Bryce Eck Center, 3880 Reed Rd. at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12th. Bishop Campbell will again host this event promoting women’s religious vocations. During the event, women will have an opportunity to speak with vocation directors from religious orders, visit displays, and hear from Bishop Campbell and a member of a religious order about religious life, all while enjoying camaraderie with others during a meal. If interested in attending please contact Ruth Ann Eramo at the Chancery Office, 614.224.2251, so that they can have an accurate count for the caterer. The evening is free for all attendees.
The Greater Columbus Post of the Catholic Veterans will meet Tues. October 6th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s in Worthington. Any Catholic person honorably discharged with 90 days of either peace or wartime active duty in the US military, or on active duty now, is eligible to join. Please call John Francis at 614-395-8529 for more information.
CATHOLIC CEMETERIES-OPEN HOUSE
Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection and Holy Cross
Cemeteries will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 11th, 18th, and 25th. Family advisors will be available to help with pre-arrangements.
PONTIFICAL COLLEGE JOSEPHINUM……is hosting a College Live-In for young men who are juniors and seniors in high school and college students who are interested in knowing more about seminary life on Oct. 22-24. 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, and a tour of the Columbus area. There is no charge for the weekend. For further information, please call or contact any of the following individuals: Fr. Jeff Coning, Diocesan Director for Vocations: 614-221-5565 x294 email@example.com; Fr. Eduardo Nevares, Vice Rector of the College: 614-985-2240; Fr. John Heisler, Dean of Men at the PCJ: 614-985-2256; Mrs. Crawford, Administrative Assistant: 614-985-2241.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
We are in need of one or two people to help maintain the beauty of St. Mary’s by donating their time and elbow grease by cleaning and dusting the church, sacristy, and meeting room in the Specht Center on a regular basis. If you are able and willing to do this, please call Jason Shanks in the parish offices at 614-445-9668 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Catholic Church has long held October to be the month in which we prayerfully celebrate our firm belief that all human life is sacred. The diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office reminds you that, as Pope John Paul II wrote in his 1995 Encyclical “The Gospel of Life”: The family proclaims life when parents teach children to communicate openly, to value all life and to fulfill their God-given mission.
The family celebrates life through prayer, thanking God for the gift of life and for each other.
The family serves life by promoting the welfare and well-being of its own members and the members of the greater “family of life.”
Lord and giver of all life, help us to value each person, created in love by you. In your mercy, guide and assist our efforts to promote the dignity and value of all human life, born and unborn. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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