Frances Grispino. Olivia Hawkins, Francis Bobo, Joanne Elgin,
Betty Albert, Ben Weilbacher, Mary Sailor, Heidi Wooley,
The topic of this week’s RCIA session is “Prayer”. The presenter is Mike Keebaugh. If you know anyone that is interested in learning about the Catholic faith; has been away from the church; has not been confirmed; or if you would like to be a sponsor for someone this year, then the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you. All are welcome. For more information please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or email@example.com
The quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on Mon. Oct.22, 2012 at in the Atrium.
THE PARISH STAFF would like to welcome Dave Mitchell to our staff as a part time bookkeeper.
1ST COMMUNION PREPARATION
Parental preparation meetings for children that will celebrate
their 1st Communion on
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Juan Durano Lori Mitchelll John Lamotte, Don Alexander
Evan Armstrong, Ivra Bass John Rees Rita Alexander Mary Minerd Ginny Holleran
Natasha Mattox Mike Keebaugh Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas
Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox Maureen Keebaugh Cecelia Reis, Mike Chambers Jacquelyn Carone
Mary Weilbacher Pam Schaal Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson
Price, Travis Tilley Olivia DePassio Sandra
Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: tbd
SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 4 – 40 DAYS
The Greater Columbus community will be uniting with hundreds of
cities from all 50 states in the 40 Days for Life campaign. Faithful believers
are praying that this effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in
Participants are asked to volunteer for one-hour shifts and sign a statement of peace. For more information visit www.40daysforlife.com/columbus.
The Catholic Church has long held October to be the month in which we prayerfully celebrate our firm belief that all human life is sacred. The Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office reminds you that, as Pope John Paul II wrote in his 1995 Encyclical “The Gospel of Life”:
The family proclaims life when parents teach children to communicate openly, to value all life and to fulfill their God-given mission.
The family celebrates life through prayer, thanking God for the gift of life, and for each other.
The family serves life by promoting the welfare and well-being of its own members and the members of the greater “family of life.”
IRISH LUNCHEON TO AID CANCER RESEARCH
Two Irish women’s organizations,
The Daughters of Erin (DOE) and The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH)
are coming together to sponsor a luncheon to aid cancer research. The event
will be held Sunday, October 28th from at Villa Milano Restaurant,
The buffet lunch begins at with the featured speaker at Those attending may participate in a basket raffle, with prizes donated by the DOE and LAOH, or a 50/50 raffle. A Funny Hat contest is also on tap for those who wish to participate.
All tickets for the event are pre-sale only and cost $25. Event tickets may be purchased by contacting Tammy Beard at 614-203-9145.
ECUMENICAL YOUTH-FOCUSED CONFERENCE
A conference for Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox
Youth, Young Adults, Youth Ministers, Clergy and Parents (CHRISTIAN YOUTH & THEIR FAITH – 2012
HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
· Bishop Hartley youth wrestling-2012-2013
Open to boys in grades 4th - 8th.Teams for 4th-6th and 7th -8th
grade. Practices are held at
· Will Perry, a graduate of St. Mary, was named the 2012
Homecoming King at Bishop Ready’s recent Homecoming football game.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Ø The annual Lisa Dunn Night will be held on October 27th in the school gymnasium at Please refer to your bulletin insert for detailed information.
Ø November 1, All Saints Day; a Holy day of Obligation. Mass will be celebrated at This Mass will be an all school Mass and will be followed by Adoration and Benediction until 10:00 a.m. Mass will also be celebrated at
Ø November 2, All Souls’ Day Mass will be celebrated at our regular time.
Ø The weekend of November 3-4 we will have a 2nd collection for the benefit of the Southside Food Pantry.
Ø Thanksgiving Day Mass, Novemberer 22, 2012
Ø Christmas Eve, 4:00 p.m.; and (note this is a slight change from previous years)
Ø Christmas Day @
Ø The Maennerchor Christmas Concert, which includes our own Bell Choir will be held here at St. Mary on December 2nd at 4;00 p.m. This concert is traditionally held on the same day as the German Village Lights celebration.