THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, February 17 – ASH WEDNESDAY
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, February 19
12:00 noon Msgr. Lawrence Corcoran
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross @ Corpus Christi
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, Ruth Neal, Elizabeth “Betty” Reiner
RCIA – 2009 – 2010
All those participating in the RCIA program will meet in the atrium immediately following the 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday mass. The next major step for this group will be the Rite of Election which will take place on Feb. 21st at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew.
Next weekend, Feb. 20-21, has been set aside for a special collection for Black and Native American Missions. Please use your pre-printed envelopes or mark your contribution accordingly.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for Feb. 20-21, 2010 (3rd Sunday of the Month)
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
4:00 P.M. Open John Lamotte Chris Hilles, Pat Morris, Lois Morris,
Open Tina Nierman Andrea Fannin, Open, Open Tina Nierman
9:00 A.M. Charlie Collins Rick Driscoll Frances Melton, Marianne Metnes, Sheila Naegale, Cecelia Reis,
Edie Collins Mary Kay Oris Mike Chambers, Carolyn Redwood, Bertha Hilsheimer, open Frances Melton
11:30 A.M. Delaney Dawson Jimmy Vogt Elizabeth Vogt, Mike and Maureen Keebaugh,
Rebecca & Jillian Vogt Kathleen Haytas Stuart Sinn, Open, Open Frances Melton
Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Betty Contosta and Evelyn Holleran
FAT TUESDAY FAMILY DINNER
Please join Saint Mary School for a Fat Tuesday Family Dinner on February 16th from 4:00 - 7:00. All proceeds of the dinner to benefit the Haiti Earthquake relief fund through Catholic Relief Services. Suggested donation: $5.00 adults, $3.00 children (8th grade and younger). Fat Tuesday is the traditional day of feasting before Lent, the next day, Wed. Feb. 17th is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. Please join us as we dine together as a school and parish community and help the earthquake victims in Haiti. On the menu: chili, soup, macaroni & cheese, bread, dessert and beverage.
CATHOLIC TIMES – RENEW OR SUBSCRIBE
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A MESSAGE of THANKS
Evelyn Holleran wanted to express her thanks to her parish family for the many cards and flowers sent to her while she has been sick. But in particular, she wants to extend a special thank you for all the prayers said on her behalf. These prayers have definitely played a significant role in her healing process. Thanks again and God Bless.
4-S CLUB – LADIES AUX. DINNER
The ladies of the 4-S Club will host a dinner on Sunday, Feb. 21st from noon until 3:00 p.m. Come and enjoy baked lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread and dessert, all for $7.00 per person. Carry out available, call 443-0524.
The PONTIFICAL COLLEGE JOSEPHINUM….. welcomes the general public to its commemoration of the Feast of St. Patrick at the seminary’s fifth annual Irish Fest on February 27, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The event celebrating Irish culture and heritage will be preceded by Mass at 4:30 p.m. in the seminary’s St. Turibius Chapel, followed by an evening of traditional Irish music, food and dance. One hundred percent of the profit benefits seminarians in financial need.
Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $20 for adults and $5 for youth age 11-16. Children under 11 are free. Pre-sale tickets ($15 adults; $5 youth age 11-16) may be purchased until 4 p.m. on Friday, February 26. Call 614-885-5585 to purchase tickets by phone via credit card, or visit the reception desk in the main lobby of the Josephinum during business hours (weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). Parking is free.
ST. MARY’S on FACEBOOK
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ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Masses for Ash Wednesday will be held at 9:45 a.m.; noon; and 7:00 p.m. The proceeds of our Ash Wednesday collection will be contributed to the Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs (JOIN), which operates under Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Columbus.
In addition, the office of Social Concerns is asking parishes to support the 2nd annual Diocesan Ash Wed. food drive. Clean out your cupboards on Fat Tuesday and bring the canned goods to mass on Ash Wednesday.
LOOKING for a WAY to GIVE BACK
Many nursing home residents have no regular visitors or may not have family living nearby. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for volunteers to visit nursing home residents in central Ohio. For only 2 hours a week you can make a difference in someone’s life. Please contact Ruthie Fortkamp at 614.857.1230 for additional information.
Three members of our parish who are students at Bishop Ready High School have earned Honor Roll status for the 2nd quarter of the current academic year. Earning First Honors, having maintained a grade point average of 3.67 or better, are sophomore Maria Martello and freshman William Perry. Named to the Distinction List, having maintained a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.32, is senior David Martello. Congratulations to these students who work so diligently to achieve academic success.
You should have received your 2010 parish directory by now. Please check your information for accuracy. If you find an error please contact the parish office so your records can be updated.