THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, September 1
FRIDAY, September 3 FIRST FRDAY
At Home : Catherine Allen, Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Frank Carrick, Judy Hall, Mary Ann Koch, 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, Julieann Miles, Maryann Neymeyer. Monica and Jean, Mary Kay Oris
9:00 a.m. CHOIR REHEARSAL to resume on Wed. Sept. 8th at 7:00 p.m.
THE COLUMBUS CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE in collaboration with the St. Andrew’s Women’s Club is proud to announce the first Columbus Catholic Women’s Breakfast, Sept. 25, 2010 at St. Andrew Church, 1899 McCoy Rd. Mass begins at 9:00 a.m. and a catered breakfast will follow in Nugent Hall. Speaker Rachel Muha of the Brian Muha Foundation will share her story of forgiveness and her work with inner city children at the Run the Race Center. Cost is 10.00. For more information and to register online, visit www.columbuscatholicwomen.com
BEGINNING SOON: 2010-11 RCIA
Another year of RCIA will begin with a cookout on the rectory patio on Tuesday, Sept. 7th at 6:30 p.m. If you know anyone that is interested in learning about the Catholic faith; has been away from the church; has not been confirmed; or if you would like to be a sponsor for someone this year, then the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you. RCIA sessions will be held each Tuesday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. Attending the classes does not obligate you to enter the Church at Easter. Watch the bulletin for further updates.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The 5th annual St. Mary Golf Outing is scheduled for Sunday, September 19, 2010. This event will be held at Foxfire Golf Club, Lockbourne, OH. All proceeds benefit St. Mary School tuition assistance fund and is sponsored by the 4-S Club.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 4-5 2010 (1st Sunday of the Month)
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Jonathan Engle Don Smeltzer Marissa Campbell, Frances Melton, Rose Albert,
Tim Engle Ann Graf Miles Drake, open, open Tina Nierman
Nate Gain Annie Ruefle Jack Auer, Christina Badurina, Maria Disabato, Mike Gerlach
Augie & Charlie Collins Brian Collins Bonnie Jones, Amanada Breitfeller, open, open Pat Smith
Anthony Bartholomew Pat Dineen Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren, Pam Mortimer
Will Martello, Andy Price Mary Kelly David Martello, open, open Sandy Brown
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Rose and Don Hodgson
BREAKFAST with the BISHOP
Catholic Social Services’ 18th annual Breakfast with the Bishop will be Friday, September 17, from 7:45 – 9:15 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom, 350 North High Street. Bishop Campbell will address why the Church is involved in community social services and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Catholic Charities USA, the Reverend Larry Snyder, president, will share how the Church carries out these community service efforts.
Join Bishop Campbell for breakfast and learn more about the impact you make through your support of Catholic Social Services. Tickets are $40 each and sponsorship levels are available. For details, contact Merry Ralston at 614-857-1236 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.colscss.org/
THE 3RD ANNUAL LABOR DAY PARADE …sponsored by the Columbus Metropolitan Area Knights of Columbus Assemblies will step off from the 500 block of East Rich St. at 9:30 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th. The parade route will take us to Holy Cross Church where Bishop Frederick Campbell will be the principal celebrant at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. “Work Worth Doing” is the theme for this year’s celebration. Following Mass, we will continue our fellowship with brunch at the Maennerchor located at 966 S. High St. Tickets for the brunch are $15.00. Contact Steve Skinner 491-2751 with questions and to purchase tickets.
The PONTIFICAL COLLEGE JOSEPHINUM…is looking for the donation of outdoor benches for our campus. If you have or know anyone who has any new or slightly used benches that you would like to donate please call Carrie Gram at 614-985-2234. All donations are considered tax deductible.
PUT CHRIST AT THE CENTER OF YOUR MARRIAGE
Open your hearts to the special grace of matrimony by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend! The next Marriage Encounter weekends, both in central Ohio, are September 24-26 and November 5-7. For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 740-746-9003 or visit our website at www.wwmecolumbus.org
Beginning next week, Monday, August 23rd , the week day mass schedule will be as follows:
v MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY masses will be moved from noon to
v TUESDAY AND THURSDAY masses will continue to be celebrated at noon.
Father Sylvester will celebrate daily masses until Father Thomas’s return, and due to his prior commitments these changes were necessary. This schedule will remain in effect until further notice.
v The weekly school mass will be held each Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. with Father Domico as the celebrant. The first school mass of the new school year will be on August. 31st.
Due to your generosity through the Bells of St. Mary’s campaign, we are able to make improvements in our beloved Church. Check out the new altar platforms under Mary and Joseph! In 1936, the side altar of Mary and Joseph were erected. At that time, linoleum tile was in vogue with a subfloor under the tile. There would have been no treads and bull nosing on the platform as it was designed for tile. During the 1980’s renovation, they simply carpeted over the platforms with alterations made to the shape and look of the profile. We’ve arrived at the following conclusion as we prepare to make decisions related to flooring under the altar in the sanctuary, that we should remove carpet from the platforms and renovate them in a way so that they would look like they always belonged, matching the beautiful woodwork throughout St. Mary’s Church. In this effort, we reviewed historic pictures, figured out what had been altered for carpeting, and renovated. I think you’ll agree that they look beautiful and appropriate to the Church! I can tell you that St. Joseph was looking over the carpenters shoulders. In the near future, we will be looking to remove the carpet under the tabernacle and build a suitable platform that matches the platforms of Mary and Joseph. If you are able to donate (and are not currently giving to our Bells of St. Mary’s campaign) towards beautifying our parish, we would be most grateful.
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Registration of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd begins this week for St. Mary’s, Corpus Christi, and St. Ladislas. This program is held weekly at St. Ladislas parish and is for all children not enrolled in our school in need of religious formation and instruction. Children who attended the atrium program regularly during the 2009-2010 school year will receive registration forms via the U.S Mail. If you have moved, or are new, please find registration forms in the back of church. The deadline for registration is Sunday Sept. 26. Children ages 3 through high school are invited to participate. Orientation for new children will take place on October 3, 2010 from 9:30 to10:30. Returning children will begin on Sunday October 10, 2010 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more information call the Office of Religious Formation at 443-2828 ext. 203.
FIRST FRIDAY SCHEDULE
Until further notice Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will end with benediction just prior to the Friday evening mass at 5:30 p.m.