At Home:, Frank Carrick, Judy Hall, Mary Ann Koch, Charles Walker, Ruth Neal, Dora Malyk, Rita McCreary, Fodah Kenneh, Reilly Gall, Ogbe Aideman
The topic of this week’s RCIA session is “Jesus, Who do you say that I Am?” The presenter will be Michael Niemczak, one of our seminarians. If you want to know more about your Catholic faith or if you are interested in being a sponsor for one of our candidates or catechumens there is an open invitation for you to attend an RCIA class. All are welcome.
OCTOBER JORDAN CONFERENCE
The quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on Tues. October 25, 2011 at 7:30 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.
Save the date! The annual St. Mary Gala to benefit our school children will be held on Sat. Jan. 28. We would love your help! If you'd like to serve on a planning committee, please contact Julie Graham-Price at 444-5409 or
BIBLE STUDY IS BACK
After a brief hiatus, the basic Bible Study group resumed their weekly meetings last week. This group meets every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Specht Center. This bible study is open to all and is an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of Scripture. The group will be exploring St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.
There will be two Masses celebrated on November 1st, All Saints Day, a day of obligation for all Catholics. Masses will be celebrated at 8:20 a.m., this will be an all school and parish Mass, and again at 5:30 p.m.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 29-30, 2011 (5th Sunday of the Month)
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
9:00 A.M. PLESAE REFER TO THE BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR THE 5th SUNDAY LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHDEULE Frances Melton
Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
LISA DUNN HALLOWEEN NIGHT: Mark your calendar for October 29th and bring your family out for a night of fun. Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Food, games, raffles and prizes await you!! For additional information contact Talya Horton at 614-260-6788 or email to email@example.com
CELEBRATING CATHOLIC SCHOOL VIRTUES
The third Annual Gala
to benefit Catholic school tuition assistance will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Walter Student
Commons at St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 East Broad Street.
Please join the Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, D.D., Ph.D. Bishop of Columbus in supporting Catholic education throughout our diocese. For questions or reservations contact Deacon Mickey Hawkins at 445-9668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: 75% of all funds raised will be available for immediate tuition assistance, 2011/12; 25% of the funds raised will be endowed for future tuition assistance, or in other words 100% toward tuition assistance.
CATHOLIC CEMETARY-OPEN HOUSE
Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection and Holy Cross Cemeteries will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following Sundays: Oct. 16th, 23rd & 30th. Family advisors will be available to help with pre-arrangements.
CYSC PRESENTS….One week from Sunday, October 30th Catholic Youth Summer Camp will proudly present the biggest mid-year event in our history! We will be hosting Matt Maher, Justin Fatica, and the Love in Between Concert Tour at our first ever Holiness Revolution Conference at the Columbus Convention Center. Tickets are $20. For more information or group ticket purchase contact Aaron Richards at email@example.com
ADOPT A FAMILY
Each year, St. Mary's parishioners offer to help share the Christmas spirit of generosity and giving with others in our parish community. Last year we helped provide clothing, educational toys, spiritual items, and love to 17 families within our parish community. We are getting ready to start the planning process for the 2011 Adopt a Family program. If you are interested in helping please contact either Jen Groves at 614-323-5816 or Pamela Schaal (formerly Mortimer) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer opportunities may include assembling gift ornaments, decorating the gift tree and sorting gifts. This is a great family friendly activity during the holiday season.
5TH SUNDAY LITURGICAL MINISTERS NEEDED
Next Sunday, October 30th is a 5th Sunday. There is a signup sheet for liturgical ministers posted on the bulletin board at the back of Church. We do not have a regular rotation for 5th Sundays; therefore, please sign up to serve as one of the following: altar server, Eucharistic minister, or lector. You can also call the parish office at 445-9668 to sign up.
BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN
Wow! All of the baby bottles are gone. Thank you, thank you, to everyone who took a baby bottle home with them. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and certainly demonstrates the people, the Body of Christ, at St Mary is committed to charity and in particular to Life. Every time you drop some spare change into the baby bottles try to remember to say a prayer for all the women and families in distress who are approaching PDHC for pregnancy decision assistance. The baby bottles will be collected at all of the Masses Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th. THANK YOU!!!
ST. VINCENT de PAUL 5TH SUNDAY COLLECTION
Next Sunday, October 30th is a 5th Sunday and as always we ask for your donation to St. Vincent de Paul. The need in our community is especially evident during the winter months. Please use your preprinted envelopes for your gift or note your contribution accordingly.
If you can spare a couple hours Sunday, Oct. 23rd following the 9:00 mass volunteers are needed to help bake cookies in the school cafeteria kitchen for the Kairos Prison Ministry Program. If you can help out please see Cecilia Reis.
PAY HOMAGE TO OUR LADY – QUEEN OF PALESTINE
A special event will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral on Sunday, October 30th at 7:00 p.m. (immediately following the 5:15 p.m. Mass). The Holy Rosary will be led by visiting priests from throughout the Diocese in honor of the Holy Queen on this, Her special day of the year. Following this prayerful event and the candle-lit procession, Vespers will be chanted in the darkened Cathedral by the renown St. Joseph Cathedral Choir. All are welcome to this beautiful and spiritually-moving event.
HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE INVITATIONS
ü Bishop Hartley High School: Join us on Thurs. Nov. 3rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for our Annual Fall Open House. Hear from Principal of the Year, Mike Winters, walk our beautiful campus, and meet our teachers, counselors, coaches, club moderators, and school administrators. Please RSVP to Director of Admissions, Heather Rush, at email@example.com.
ü St. Charles High School invites you to join them on November 6th at 1:00 p.m. All 8th grade boys and their parents are invited.