THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

                                                                                                          

                                                        

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SATURDAY, August 20

         1:00 p.m.         Larsen/Cain wedding

         3:00 p.m.         Confession

      4:00 p.m.         Mary Jo McCarthy  

                                                           

SUNDAY, August 21

       9:00 a.m.       Parishioners of St. Mary                                                                                                    

                                      Coffee & doughnuts 

     11:30 a.m.          Fr. Ted Thomas                 

      12:30 p.m.          Back to School Ice Cream Social

      3:00 p.m.         Polish mass

        7:00 p.m.         Bingo

 

MONDAY, August 22

   12:00 noon         Luisa Schurtz  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

TUESDAY, August 23

      5:30 p.m.                 Jack and Wilma Weilbachewr    

       6:00 p.m.           NO Choir practice (11:30 choir)

     

WEDNESDAY, August 24 -First Day of School!!!

   12:00 noon        Margaret Campbell  

     6:00 p.m.             NO Bible study

     7:00 p.m.            NO Choir practice (9:00 choir)

                                               

THURSDAY, August 25

    5:30 p.m.           Fr. Ted Thomas  

 

FRIDAY, August 26

   12:00 noon        Jo Ann Bauman   

                                                                  

SATURDAY, August 27

         1:00 p.m.        Herron/Hilsheimer wedding

         3:00 p.m.         Confession

      4:00 p.m.         Special Intention  

                                      Weis baptism – after mass

                                                           

SUNDAY, August 28

       9:00 a.m.       Parishioners of St. Mary

                                      McNelis baptism – after mass                                                                                                       

                                      Coffee & doughnuts 

     11:30 a.m.       Deceased members of the George B. Sauer family    

        7:00 p.m.         Bingo

 

 

OFFERTORY – August 13-14, 2011

Offertory: $5,342.00

 ECO deposits $475.00 (weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $5,817.00

Bingo receipts: August 14: $1,594.00

Jackpot: $8,750.00

SUPPORT ST. MARY BINGO!!

 

Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Please remember in your prayers:

Nursing/Assisted Living facility:  Evelyn Spiert, Donna Whitacre, Wilma Rose, Bea Sauer, Charles Campbell  

 

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

 

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call the parish office. 

 

THANK YOU AND FAREWELL

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 5:30 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.

 

FESTIVAL UPDATE

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!!

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 27-28, 2011 (4th 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.       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              

                  

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: August 28 –Bertha Hilsheimer & Sally Sobony          Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Phil and Joann Hall


 

REMINDERS

 

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.

 

PARISH RECORDS

If you have moved, gotten married or had a child please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email ann@stmarygv.com  so we can update our parish records.

            

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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)

 

ST MARY SCHOOL NEWS

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 FOOD SECURITY  

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 (CRS) that has worked in the region for decades.  Many CRS projects that you have supported over the years have made communities better able to withstand this drought.  Many others are still suffering, including Somalis who live beyond the reach of humanitarian aid and are fleeing to neighboring countries seeking help.  CRS is responding to their needs.  Please show your solidarity in the following ways:

·    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

·    Learn more:  contact the diocesan CRS director at 614-241-2540 or ecordle@colsdioc.org; and visit: www.crs.org for continuous updates on our response. 

 

http://www.richmonddiocese.org/marriageformation/images/marriage-logo.gifBANNS of MARRIAGE

William James Flora and Kathryn Rae Giorgione

September 10, 2011

 

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.

 

Love,

Fr. Shawn Corcoran

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