THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Choir practice ( choir)
WEDNESDAY, January 27
FRIDAY, January 29
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, James Johnson, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert, Virginia and Tim Deweese, Jake Sterpka, Brian Burson, Margaret Campbell, Evelyn Holleran, Marty Jarrett
RCIA – 2009 – 2010
The topic for this week is “The Sacrament of Holy Orders” presented by our seminarians, Kevin Grimditch and Brendan Johnson. Due to a scheduling conflict the January 27th session will be held at Gresso’s at 7:00 p.m. Sessions are open t0 anyone interested in learning more about your Catholic faith. All are welcome!
SACRAMENT CHANGES FOR JANUARY
Father will not be available for confession on Monday, January 25th.
The quarterly Jordon Conference session for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on January 26, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 to confirm your attendance.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for Jan. 30-31, 2010 (5th Sunday of the Month)
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
5th Sunday liturgical ministers needed, please sign up on the sign in sheets located under the pictures of
Pope Benedict and Bishop Campbell.
Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Don and Rose Hodgson
CATHOLIC MAN of the YEAR
Join the Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus as he presents the Columbus Diocese 2010 Catholic Man of the Year Award. You will be inspired and strengthened to continue living your vocation as a Catholic man after hearing the tremendous story of this year's winner. Mark your calendar for: Fri., Feb. 5th, at St. Patrick Church, following the 11:45 a.m. mass with the program concluding at 1:15 p.m. Reservations are not needed. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students to cover the meal and meeting costs.
ANNULMENT PROCESS PRESENTATION
The Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office is sponsoring “Understanding the Annulment Process,” Friday, February 12, 7:00 p.m., at St. John Neumann Church, 9633 East State Route 37, Sunbury, OH 43074. Msgr. John K. Cody, JCL, Adjutant Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Columbus Tribunal, will explain the Church’s position on divorce and give an overview on the annulment procedure. There is no fee, but pre-registration is requested. Contact the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614/241-2560 or E-Mail FLOMailbox@colsdioc.org for additional information or to register.
YEAR END STATEMENTS….will soon be in the mail to everyone. With that in mind, please contact the parish office if your mailing address has changed in 2009.
2010 PARISH DIRECTORIES
Your annual updated parish directory should be delivered to you no later than Feb. 10th. Please contact the parish office at 445.9668 if you have not received your directory by this date.
The Catholic Laymen’s Retreat League invites you to spend a weekend at St. Therese’s on Feb. 12-14, 2010 for an Interactive Weekend Retreat for Men. Father John D. Corbett, O.P. will be the retreat director and the theme will be “Our friends and Our Enemies” For more information contact Gary Hasson at 614.216.4500 or Mark Hasson at 614.734.0591.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
Each 5th Sunday throughout the year is set aside to collect for St. Vincent de Paul. Please use your pre-printed envelopes for your donation or mark your envelope accordingly so funds can be applied properly.
Join us for a preview of Gala Silent Auction items! Stop by the Atrium after Mass this weekend to check out many of the wonderful items available at the Gala & Silent Auction. Even if you are unable to attend the Gala, you can still make a bid on an item.
YOUNG ADULTS… are invited to a gathering at Gresso’s, the first Thursday in February, Feb. 4th, at 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendar and plan on attending. This is a great opportunity to network with other fellow Catholics and to learn about your faith.
On a separate note young adults should also mark their calendar for a conference on Saturday, April 10th, at Christ the King church. The cost is $30.00. Watch the bulletin for further updates.
Thanks to your generosity during the Bells of St. Mary’s Campaign, we are beginning to make improvements to our beautiful church and grounds. Recently, we made much needed repairs to our boiler in the Burkley center. You will start to see in the weeks and months ahead some improvement made to the interior of the church. Stay tuned and keep an eye out! Again, these improvements are only possible because of your generous donations!
Are you interested in learning about the word of God? The St. Mary’s Bible study will be finishing 1st Corinthians and moving on to 2nd Corinthians. If you would like to join the study please mark your calendars for February 24th and join us for a social at Plank’s on Parsons Avenue. Bible study meets every Weds. at 6:00 p.m. and all are welcome! You do not need to have read or studied 1st Corinthians to participate.
4-S CLUB SPAGHETTI DINNER
When: 1/31/2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Where: 4-S Club, 281 E. Whittier Street
Cost: $7.00 per person (all you can eat)
All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.