THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Choir practice ( choir)
WEDNESDAY, May 5
FRIDAY, May 7 – FIRST FRIDAY
At Home : Catherine Allen, Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Frank Carrick, Judy Hall, Mary Ann Koch, Mary Laubenthal, Tim McManus, Al Moeller, Mary Ann Prager, Larry Schwartz, Tyler Zust, James Johnson, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert, Jake Sterpka,, Margaret Campbell, Evelyn Holleran, Ruth Neal, Elizabeth “Betty” Reiner, Julieann Miles, Maryann Neymeyer. Monica and Jean.
ATTENTION YOUNG ADULTS
· Become a fan on FaceBook at Vino et Veritas and check out our web page at www.stmaryadultcatholics.web.com
· Vino et Veritas: Wine and Truth meets the first Thursday of every month in the basement of Gresso’s starting at 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendars for May 6th. Fr. Sylvester will be the presenter. We start with a wine tasting, followed by a presentation, and then we play, “Stump the Priest” where you can win a free dinner! Bring your friends and join us for this fun evening.
It has recently come to our attention that our parish records do not always reflect the most current information with regards to the children born into your family. When you have a child please update your family record by completing a CHANGE FORM located on the table to the right of the main entrance into the sanctuary.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for May 8-9, 2010 (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 P.M. Travis Marx Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell, Mariel Hayes,
Open Casey Campbell Carol Rees, Evelyn Holleran, Don Smeltzer Amanda Walker
9:00 A.M. Natasha Mattox Don Metnes Genny Bowman, Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman,
Boi’ Suba Kenneh Marge Smigelski Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan, Jennifer Yannayon Ginny Holleran
11:30 A.M. Vince Relli Mike Hicks Katie Lawler, Maria Martello, Janet Dawson
Sam Agra, Corey Hall Devin Russell Kyle Dawson, Pamela Makowski, Tina Hall Suzi Foster
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Catherine Goodall and Frances Melton
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS – SPRING SERVICE SATURDAY
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Spring Service Saturday scheduled for May 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Volunteers will help the elderly and most vulnerable within our community with home improvement projects. All volunteers will meet in the St. Mary school gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided at your work site. If you are unable to volunteer please consider making a tax deductable donation. To once again “Make a Difference” in someone’s life contact Jason Shanks at 445-9668 or email to email@example.com. Watch the bulletin for further updates.
ST. MARY SCHOOL UPCOMING HAPPENINGS
Ø St Mary Library invites all parishioners to participate in our 17th annual Family Cake Decorating Contest on Monday, May 3rd. Cakes may be decorated with either a reading/book theme, or connected to our current theme, "The Art of Reading." Cakes should be dropped off by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the contest. Parishioners are invited to stop by on May 3rd to see all the amazing cakes; this year promises to have some real masterpieces!
Ø Right to Read Week will climax with an art festival on Friday, May 7th beginning at 5:30 p.m.
CATHOLIC CAMPOREE….will be held on May 21-23, 2010 at St. Joseph in Somerset, OH. This year's theme is Prayer and the event will feature The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell! This event will also have youth led discussions, camp wide games, campfires, music with Station 14, Dead Theologians Society, contests, prizes, and MORE! We will celebrate Mass, Reconciliation, and Adoration. Don't miss out on this fantastic weekend! The full weekend program is available for male and female youth grades 6-12. Register for the weekend by May 13 for the Early Bird fee of only $25.00 per person! There is also a Day Program for grades 1-5. For more information about this excellent event contact Kevin Miller at
614-263-7832 or check out their website at http://www.cdeducation.org/oym/dccs/camporee.html
First communion will be celebrated here next Saturday, May 8th, for thirteen (13) children during the 4:00 mass. Please keep them each in your prayers as they prepare for this holy and Blessed Sacrament.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
German Village Valuable Sale, Saturday, May 15. The biggest, best yard sale in town! The entire village will be hopping with shoppers and sellers, trash and treasure. St Mary School will be selling concessions all day, serving up breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. Table rental to display your items on the front lawn of St. Mary school is available for only $25.00; sell your goodies, the profit is all yours. Contact Annie Ruefle at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a table, but hurry -- space is limited. Let’s pray for a beautiful day.
With all the talk regarding immigration in the news, we thought you might be interested to learn where the Catholic Church stands on the issue. Check out the USCCB website dedicated to the issue at www.justiceforimmigrants.org. It is very insightful.
We are in need of people who can volunteer to help with bingo on Sunday evenings. Bingo is our largest ongoing fund raiser; the funds generated from these weekly games contribute a significant amount of income toward the support of St. Mary’s school and parish. If you can spare one Sunday evening a month please contact the parish office at 445-9668.
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
When: Sunday May 9th, 2010
Where: 4S Club, 281 E. Whittier St.
Time: 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Cost: $7 per person
Please join us for a Mother’s Day brunch in order to raise funds for our triathlon event. All proceeds will go directly to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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.
CATHOLIC DIVORCE MINISTRY
Since 1974, NACSDC (North American Conference of Separated and Divorced Catholics) has been committed to the healing and recovery of those who have experienced separation and divorce. We also realize that people experiencing other sources of pain—whether widowed, never married; or single parents for any reason—may benefit from the programs we offer and the services we provide. Learn more about who we are, what we believe, and what we do by visiting www.colsdioc.org and select the link to Resources.