THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

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THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

SATURDAY, February 25

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

        4:00 p.m.       Parishioners of St. Mary

                                       

SUNDAY, February 26

       9:00 a.m.       Somphone Saguisi                                                                                                              

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.         Fred W. Michael     

         7:00 p.m.         Bingo

 

MONDAY, February 27

                                      No Mass

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

TUESDAY, February 28

       5:30 p.m.               Michael Strickler  

       6:00 p.m.           Choir practice (11:30 choir)

   

WEDNESDAY, February 29

     8:20 a.m.           Living & deceased members of the Hoblit and Auer families 

     6:00 p.m.          Charismatic Mass

      7:00 p.m.           RCIA – Atrium

      7:00 p.m.           Bible study – Specht Center

                               

THURSDAY, March 1

    5:30 p.m.          Charlene Schultz   

     6:30 p.m.             Choir practice (9:00 choir)

 

FRIDAY, March 2 - FIRST FRIDAY

     7:00 a.m.          Martha Hall   

    8:20 a.m.            Mary Jo McCarthy  

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Noon Benediction

     7:00 p.m.    Stations of the Cross – St. Ladislas

 

SATURDAY, March 3

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

        4:00 p.m.       John H. Reis 

                                       

SUNDAY, March 4

       9:00 a.m.       Frank Wirth family    

                                      1st Communion Preparation - Atrium                                                                                        

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.         Parishioners of St. Mary

        7:00 p.m.         Bingo

OFFERTORY – February 18-19, 2012

Offertory: $6,411.00

 ECO deposits $1,037.00 (15th, bi-weekly, weekly)

Total offering: $7,448.00

Bingo receipts: February 19: $5,514.00

Jackpot: $17,550.00

SUPPORT ST. MARY BINGO!!

 

Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Please remember in your prayers:

Hospital, Nursing/Assisted Living facility:   Donna Whitacre, Wilma Rose, Bea Sauer, Charles Campbell, Francis Bobo,

At Home:, Frank Carrick, Mary Ann Koch, Charles Walker, Ruth Neal, Dora Malyk, Rita Malyk McCreary, Reilly Gall, Sharon Kirby,

Frances Grispino. Olivia Hawkins

 

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

 

9:00 a.m. CHOIR – PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGE

Effective immediately the 9:00 a.m. choir will move their practice time from Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. to Thursday at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to be part of this special ministry please contact the parish office.

 

2011-12 RCIA

The RCIA topic of discussion this week will be “The Moral Life of the Christian/Social Justice/The Gift of Life”.  The presenter will be Mike Keebaugh. If you are interested in learning more about your Catholic faith please plan to attend any or all of these sessions.  All are welcome.  Please pray for all our Candidates and Catechumens as they journey through these last weeks of preparation leading up to the Easter Vigil.

 

BIBLE STUDY……will resume their regular Wednesday schedule this week.

 

MUSICAL GUEST

The Irish-style band Switchback will join the St. Mary 11:30 Mass Choir on March 4, 2012.  They will be performing some of their songs during this liturgical celebration.  This professional band has played at the Michigan and Iowa Irish Festivals to name a few of the venues that they have played.  To find out more information about this group visit

 http://www.waygoodmusic.com/index.php

 

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES OF COLUMBUS

Spring Clean Up - Beginning March 1

St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross, and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries will begin cleaning off wintertime decorations.  Families are advised to remove any personal keepsakes they wish to retain before March 1.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 3-4, 2012 (1st 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.     Jonathan Engle                            Don Smeltzer                                    Frances Melton, Rose Albert,

                  Tim Engle, Aaron Lopresti                     Ann Graf                                             Miles Drake, open                                         Tina Nierman                  

9:00 A.M.          Nate Gain                                       Annie Ruefle                          Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Bonnie Jones, Stuart Sinn

                      Augie & Charlie Collins                       Brian Collins                                      Michael Badurina, Stephanie Martt                      Pat Smith

11:30 A.M.    Anthony Bartholomew                   open                                                Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren      

                         Andy Price, Sean Price                      open                                                     Pam Schaal, Jaci Elston,                                     Sandy Brown 

               

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: March 4 – Elizabeth & Ogbe Aideman                             Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman


REMINDERS

 

SAVE THE DATE

·     2012 CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE

A Call to Action: Be a New Man in Christ

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ohio State Expo Center, Lausche Building
For more information please visit www.columbuscatholicmen.com

 

You will find flyers for this conference in the back of Church.

 

IMPORTANT DATES DURING LENT

Ø       Stations of the Cross at St. Mary, St. Ladislas and Corpus Christi will be held at 7:00 p.m. every Friday evening throughout Lent. The schedule is as follows:

March 2nd at St. Ladislas

March 9th at Corpus Christi

March 16th at St. Mary

March 23rd at St. Ladislas

March 30th at Corpus Christi

Ø       Stations of the Cross at St. Leo will be held at 3:00 p.m. every Thursday throughout Lent. The schedule is as follows: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Ø       Our South Side Community Penance Service will be held at St. Mary at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11th.

 

1ST COMMUNION PREPARATION

The last session for Parental preparation for children that will celebrate their 1st Communion on May 12, 2012 will be held on Sunday March 4, 2012. All meetings will be held in the atrium following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. This meeting will be mandatory if you want your child to participate in this special and holy occasion.

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OUTREACH

·     Meetings for persons that may be interested in becoming a member of our Saint Vincent de Paul Conference will be held following each Mass the weekend of March 3-4, 2012. The meetings will be held in the Church immediately following each Mass. Bill Sparks, President of the Diocesan Central Council and Frank Wickham will be present to answer any questions you may have regarding St. Vincent de Paul Conferences and their mission in assisting any one in need – in our parish, the local community and throughout the Diocese of Columbus.

 

SAVE the DATE….March 11, 2012 for the Daughters of Erin Irish breakfast. More details will follow in next weekend’s bulletin.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

ANNOINTING of the SICK

Immediately following each of this weekend’s Masses Father Franks will administer the Anointing of the Sick to all those who wish to receive this Sacrament.

 

The 4-S CLUB….will have a fish fry each Friday of Lent beginning Feb. 24th. The hours are 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. or until they run out. Cost is $11.00 for all you can eat fish plus 2 sides. Carry out is available, call 443.0524.

 

CATHOLIC TIMES – FEBRUARY CAMPAIGN

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!!  You can still sign-up for Catholic Times.  For a minimum donation of only $17 (parish rate) you will receive the weekly news of what’s happening in the Catholic world.  Use the envelope provided in your February packet, or simply write your name and  Catholic Times“ on a plain envelope, make your check payable to the parish, and drop it into the collection basket. As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell encourages all Catholic households in the diocese to receive and read our diocesan newspaper, the Catholic Times.

 

FIRST FRIDAY

The first Friday in March is fast approaching and we are in need of volunteers to be present during the time the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. Please see the signup sheet on the bulletin board in the back of Church if you can spare an hour Friday morning, March 2nd. We will expose the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:20 a.m. Mass. Benediction will follow at noon.

 

2012 DIOCESAN YOUTH RALLY

The Youth Rally to be held on March 10-11 at St. Paul in Westerville is a 2-day celebration of high school Catholics with Bishop Campbell, keynote presentations, workshops, Mass, music, prayer, and meeting other Catholic friends from all around the Diocese of Columbus. This year's featured keynote is Fr. Steve Ryan, S.D.B., who is the Director of Youth Ministry for the Salesians of Don Bosco.

 

NEWS FROM BISHOP READY

The Placement Exam for Bishop Ready in-coming freshmen (current 8th graders) will be held on Saturday, March 3, from 8:45 a.m. to noon.  The Scholarship Exam for in-coming freshmen will be given on two Saturdays, March 10 and March 24, from 9-11 a.m.; students may choose which Saturday they wish to take the exam.  For more information, please call Bishop Ready High School at 614-276-5263.

 

COLUMBUS THEOLOGY ON TAP…will be held on Thursday, March 8th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at EL VAQUERO (3230 Olentangy River Road).  Our presenter will be Joe Erb speaking on the topic of “Ethics in the Workplace.”  The admission is free.  Come join other young adults from the Diocese of Columbus to enjoy food, drinks, and a great Catholic speaker.  All you need to do is bring yourself, money for food and drink; a desire to gather and learn with other young adults. For additional information please contact us at cbustheologyontap@gmail.com.  This gathering is open to Young Adults over the age of 21.

 

 

BINGO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you have been following the receipts and the jackpot totals that are posted weekly in the bulletin you should know our Sunday night bingo is thriving. We increased our attendance but are in need of volunteers. This longstanding fund raiser has been bringing in record funds over the past several months. The fact is, however, we could increase the amount of funds generated with additional volunteers. Volunteering for Sunday night bingo is a great way for our school parents to accumulate their volunteer hours. Please consider donating one Sunday a month---- make new friends, while having some fun. We have a very loyal core group of people that manage this project that will welcome you with open arms.

 

 

 

 

 

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