At Home:, Frank Carrick, Judy Hall, Mary Ann Koch, Al Moeller, Larry Schwartz, James Johnson, Charles Walker, Ruth Neal, Maryann Neymeyer, Dora Malyk, Rita McCreary, Kristy Yosick, Fodah Kenneh, Reilly Gall, Ogbe Aideman, Jamie Messer
This will be Father Corcoran’s last weekend with us and we want to thank him for his service to the St. Mary family. He has been a special blessing to so many of us. May our Blessed Mother be his constant companion. Please keep him in your prayers as he returns to his full time duties as Chancellor. God bless you, Father Shawn.
WELCOME TO FATHER FRANKS
This week we also will welcome our new pastor, Father Don Franks. He will begin his assignment here on Tuesday August 23rd. He will celebrate the mass on Tuesday evening. Please join us at this mass to welcome this servant of God as he begins his service to the St. Mary family.
We had a gorgeous weekend for our Homecoming festival. Thank you to everyone, including all of our guests and volunteers, who made the festival such a success. Special thanks to the festival committee under the leadership of John Lamotte for all their work in planning and making this annual event a complete success.
The winners of the festival raffle are:
Joe Eisel, the grand prize of $2,500.00
Donna Gossman, 2nd prize of $500.00
Congratulations to both!!
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
4:00 P.M. Juan Durano Lori Mitchelll John Lamotte, Don Alexander, Rita Alexander
Evan Armstrong, open John Rees Mary Minerd, Sean Sauer, open Ginny Holleran
9:00 A.M. Natasha Mattox Mike Keebaugh Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas, Michael Badurina
Dominic Mattox, DeCarlo Benito Maureen Keebaugh Frank & Mary Wickham, Stephanie Martt Jacquelyn Carone
11:30 A.M. Mary Weilbacher Pam Mortimer Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson, Annie Minner
Katie Price, Travis Tilley Olivia DePassio Sandra Thompson, Tyler Lawler, open Jacquelyn Carone
Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Phil and Joann Hall
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Ø Aug. 21st, “Welcome back to School” ice cream social immediately following the 11:30 mass.
Ø Sept. 7th, 2011-12 RCIA cookout
Ø Sun., Sept. 18th at Foxfire Golf Club. The annual 4-S Club golf outing.
Watch the bulletin for further information regarding each of the above.
If you have moved, gotten married or had a child please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our parish records.
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Beginning the week of August 29th the daily mass schedule will be as follows:
v Monday and Friday – 12:00 noon
v Tuesday and Thursday – 5:30 p.m.
v Wednesday – 8: 20 a.m. (School and Parish Mass)
Believe it or not school begins August 24th. Please keep in your prayers, our teachers, our administration, and our students as they return for a new school year.
As in the past few years we will kick off the new school year by welcoming our 1st graders with the presentation of a Schultute. This ceremony will be held in the gymnasium beginning at 1:15 p.m. All are welcome.
INTERESTED IN LEARNING CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH?
Join the Spanish Classes for adults forming at Christ the King Church in Bexley, and St. Michael’s Church in Worthington. Classes are once a week from 6:00-7:00pm (Beginners) and 7:15-8:15 (Intermediate). The courses will run from September 13th through December 21st. A course in the spring will be offered for those who wish to continue. For more information or to register before September 8th, please email Tim Madrid at ColumbusSpanishClass@gmail.com. ¡Cuìdate y nos vemos pronto!
FIRST FRIDAYS FOR
As a people of faith dedicated to the life and dignity of the human person, we must work together as a society to promote the common good and combat what Pope Benedict XVI has consistently called the “scandal of
hunger.” See the flyers on the bulletin board at the rear of church for more information.
Lord, your love is eternal!
Do not forsake the work of your hands!
EAST AFRICAN DROUGHT
The drought in East Africa, complicated by political instability in
Somalia, has led to desperate conditions for millions of people. Your Church is responding through Catholic
Relief Services (
· Please pray for the people of East Africa.
· Donate to the East Africa Emergency Fund; checks payable to Catholic Relief Services can be sent to the Office for Social Concerns, 197 East Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215 – write “East African Fund” in the memo section
NOTE FROM FR. SHAWN
As I have been reflecting upon the fact that my tenure as Administrator pro-tem of St. Mary Church is coming to an end, I am filled with both joy and sorrow. My joy is primarily based in the many relationships I have enjoyed and hope to continue into the future. My sorrow is simply the fact that my tenure is coming to an end. As I mentioned in my homily last week, my priesthood has been so powerfully enriched by the many individuals and families in the parish who live their faith in such a beautiful way. Thank you to everyone who has been so kind in receiving me into this wonderful community!
Another cause of my joy is the knowledge that I had a part in hiring Mrs. Luna Alsharaiha, principal of St. Mary School, and that Fr. Don Franks will be coming to serve as pastor of St. Mary Church. I leave with confidence that the whole community will be truly blessed for many years into the future under their leadership.
I ask that you might keep me in your prayers. I will continue to pray for you, thanking God and asking our Blessed Mother to protect you and obtain for each of you the grace to remain open to God’s loving will in your lives.
Fr. Shawn Corcoran