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, Dora Malyk,
Fodah Kenneh, Reilly Gall, Ogbe Aideman
We are in need of small baby food jars for use at baptisms.
If you have a new baby or know of someone that does please save your jars and ask them to do the same. You can drop them off at the parish office or leave them at the rear of church when you come to mass. Thank you.
PRAYERS FOR FATHER SYLVESTER
Father was notified earlier this week that his brother, Daniel, had
passed away. Please keep Father Sylvester, his family and especially his mother
in your prayers. Father will be going home to
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, open Casey Campbell Don Smeltzer, open, open Amanda Walker
9:00 A.M. Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Jennifer Yannayon, Eileen Hoffman
Matthew Eyerman, Michael Gain Marge Smigelski Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan, Chris Thibaut, open Ginny Holleran
11:30 A.M. Vince Relli Mike Hicks Katie Lawler, Maria Martello, Tina Hall
Sam Agra, Corey Hall Devin Russell Pamela Makowski, open, open Suzi Foster
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
3:00 p.m. The occasion includes a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell and a reception in your honor. Registration forms are available from the parish or you may call the Marriage and Family Life Office at 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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Ø German Village 52nd annual Haus and Garten Tour on Sunday, June 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. As in past years St. Mary will open her doors to visitors from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Also keep in mind parking will be at a premium for our morning masses.
Ø St. Mary Homecoming Festival will be held this year on Friday and Saturday, August 12 -13. This is a major fund raiser for the school. Please watch the bulletin for further updates regarding the festival and your opportunity to make this the most successful festival yet.
YOUNG at HEART FESTIVAL
On August 9th, 2011 Suburban News Publications will hold the 17th Annual Young At Heart Festival for Active Seniors at the Aladdin Shrine Center. Each year we select a "Senior of the Year" to be recognized at the festival. We are currently accepting nominations for the 2011 Senior of the Year. For additional information contact Brian Wesolowski at Suburban News at 614-410-0246. Nomination deadline is Friday June 17th.
CHARISMATIC PENTECOST VIGIL MASS
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal will be sponsoring a Pentecost Mass on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The celebration of Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 212 E. Broad Street. Fr. G. Michael Gribble will be presiding. Rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m., Praise and Worship at 7:00 p.m. and Mass will begin at 8:00 p.m. Personal prayer will be available during Praise & Worship.
HOLY FAMILY ALUMNI REUNION
The Holy Family alumni association will hold its’ annual homecoming on June 26, 2011. An 11:00 a.m. mass will be held at the Church, followed by brunch in the Jubilee Museum auditorium. For additional information contact Genny at 614-539-4815.
SAINTS OF THE
Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God's invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint.
St. Boniface, Patron Saint of Germany – June 5
Boniface bears out the Christian rule: To follow Christ is to follow the way of the cross. For Boniface, it was not only physical suffering or death, but the painful, thankless, bewildering task of Church reform. Missionary glory is often thought of in terms of bringing new persons to Christ. It seems—but is not—less glorious to heal the household of the faith.
CURRENT DISASTER RESPONSES
With the best of intentions, people of faith are responding to the numerous disasters that have hit our nation recently. Currently, a second disaster threatens to overtake Joplin MO, (and other recovering areas) by way of a tidal wave of unsolicited goods (things like clothing, miscellaneous household items, mixed or perishable foodstuffs, diapers...) and volunteers who just show up to help. Critical resources are being redirected from the important work of response and relief to managing what has become a crush of unneeded donated items. Churches and social networking sites are promoting collection drives to fill semis with items that threaten to crowd warehouses and overwhelm distribution channels in the impacted areas.
Our help is urgently needed to stem the flow of unneeded goods and volunteers into disaster recovery areas like Joplin. Please encourage your parishioners and their families to reach out in a way that doesn't cause further impact, but rather aids in the response and recovery effort.
Cash to a recognized voluntary agency is the single best way to help disaster survivors. Cash doesn't need to be sorted or stored. Cash allows the recovery agency to put the donation towards the needs that most urgently need addressing. Please consider giving a cash donation to Catholic Charities USA in support of the many recovery efforts they already are supporting throughout the country. Donations can be made through your parish or sent to the diocesan Finance Office at 198 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. For more information, call the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 614-241-2540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A TRIBUTE TO FR. THOMAS
The baccalaureate mass held on Wednesday, June 1st, not only gave us an opportunity to honor and recognize our 8th graders, but it was als0 during this mass that our youth group announced the purchase of a statue in memory of Fr. Thomas. In addition, St. Aloysius (the Patron Saint of Youth) medals were presented to every student at St. Mary. The youth group raised the funds for this project by managing the food stand during Village Valuable s Saturday. A location for the statue is still pending.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
Our 5th Sunday collection for St. Vincent de Paul resulted in a total donation of $2,145.47 toward meeting the needs of folks within our own community that are struggling to meet the day to day needs of their families.