THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
At Home: Catherine Allen, Charles 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, Ruth Neal, Maryann Neymeyer, Father Thomas,
Dora Malyk, Rita McCreary, Lorraine Ross, Kristy Yosick,
Don Alexander, Fodah Kenneh, Reilly Gall
The quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on Tues. May 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
SERVICE SATURDAY/MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? If so, consider joining Catholic Social Services for its fifth annual Service Saturday on May 21, 2011. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., volunteers will help seniors and disabled individuals in Franklin County who need assistance with a minor home repair, painting, yard work, or special projects. If interested or you know someone in need of help, please call Tara Cox at 614-857-1238 or email email@example.com It is really an enjoyable and gratifying day for both the seniors and the volunteers!
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for May, 7- 8. 2011 (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, Carol Rees,
Michael Hatem Casey Campbell Don Smeltzer, open, open Tina Nierman
9:00 A.M. Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Jennifer Yannayon, Eileen Hoffman
Matthew Eyerman, Michael Gain Marge Smigelski Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan, open, open Pat Smith
11:30 A.M. Vince Relli Mike Hicks Katie Lawler, Maria Martello, Tina Hall
Sam Agra, Corey Hall Devin Russell Pamela Makowski, open, open Sandy Brown
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
St. Mary School is renting tables for the annual Village Valuable Sale on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Tables are on the front lawn of the school --a prime location! Rent a table (or two) -- the profit is all yours! Table rental: $25.00; each additional table is $20. Please call the school library @ 443-2432 or email Ms. Ruefle at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your tables.
INVITATION FROM FR. WATSON
Former pastor Rev. Michael B. Watson invites St. Mary parishioners to join him in celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood on Sunday, May 15, at St. Andrew Church, 1899 McCoy Road. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held at 3 p.m. with a reception immediately following in the Parish's Nugent Hall. RSVPs are NOT required; for additional information, contact 451-1129 x 155.
The 34th annual diocesan Senior Citizens Day Celebration will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Church, 6077 Sharon Woods Blvd., Columbus. Bishop Frederick F. Campbell will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Mass will be followed by a luncheon. Registration for the celebration is $15. To register, please send a check payable to the Office for Social Concerns, Catholic Diocese of Columbus, 197 E. Gay Street, Columbus. OH 43215. For questions, call (614) 241-2540 or email at email@example.com. Registrations are requested by May 13.
614/241-2560 or print them online from www.FamilyLife.colsdioc.org. Reservations for you and guests are necessary and must be received by Friday, June 10, 2011.
When: Thursday, May 19th, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Blacklick Woods Metro Park, Reserve Picnic Area
Enjoy health screenings, exercise, displays, giveaways, chances to win door prizes and more. Meet healthcare professionals and staff from LifeCare Alliance and other organizations dedicated to the health and fitness of seniors. If you're aged 60 and over and want a boxed lunch provided by LifeCare Alliance, please call them at 614.437.2956 by May 5th.
Spring and summer street cleaning throughout German Village began in April. Streets are cleaned on the west side of Third Street every 2nd Tuesday of the month and on the east side of Third Street every 2nd Wednesday from April to October between the hours of 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Parking violations are strictly enforced during those times.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY SERVICES
The Polish Community with Father Eugene Lienowski will conduct a Divine Mercy Service at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday here at St. Mary. Confessions will be heard prior to the service at 2:15 p.m. A movie, Nine Days Which Changed the World, will follow the service. All are welcome.
In addition, Divine Mercy services will be held at the following churches: Holy Family, Sacred Heart, Community of Holy Rosary & St. John, St. Catharine, St. Timothy, St. Andrew, St. Michael, and St. Joan of Arc.
CATHOLIC CEMETERIES OF COLUMBUS
Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection, and Holy Cross Cemeteries will be open on Sundays May 8, 15 & 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Family Service Advisors will be available to assist families with pre-need arrangements and answer questions.
ST. LEO CONCERT
The Garden, a concert by the magpie consort will be held at St. Leo on Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 p.m. A celebration of birds, flowers, and springtime, with guests Eugene Braig (guitar), Jeff White (percussion) and Meghan Western (dancer). Admission is free (suggested donation $10).
Next weekend, May 7-8, we will take up the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, where great needs remain. This collection provides support for basic pastoral programs and makes scholarships available for students studying to serve their local church. Please use your preprinted envelopes or mark you donation accordingly.
RIGHT TO READ WEEK at ST.
St. Mary School, Right to Read Week is scheduled for the week of May 16th. The week will kick off with the annual family cake decorating contest. Various activities and special events are scheduled for each day of the week.
To all those who worked so hard this week in preparation for the funeral of our beloved Father Thomas, he would have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love.