The topic of this week’s RCIA session is “Lent”. The presenter is Mike Keebaugh. If you know anyone that is interested in learning about the Catholic faith, 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
Ø Confirmation: Father will meet with the parents
and those to be confirmed on
This meeting will be held in the Atrium following the Mass. This meeting is mandatory if you want your child to participate in this Holy Sacraments.
BAPTISMS FOR FEBRUARY
Saturday, Feb. 9 – celebrated during Mass
Titus family – sons, Graeme and Isaac
Sunday, Feb. 10 - celebrated after 11:30 Mass
Guanciale family – son, Giovanni
Campo family – daughter, Ava
McCorkle family – son, Cooper
Sexton family – daughter, Alyssa
For those of you that have not responded to the recent stewardship campaign, please take a moment to review this material and return your response to the parish office as soon as possible. The deadline to finalize our budget is fast approaching.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Travis Marx Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell
Michael Hatem, Jacob Vance Joe Giannetti Carol Rees, open Amanda Walker
Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Jennifer Yannayon
Matthew Eyerman, Michael Gain Marge Smigelski Chris Thibaut, Marianne Metnes, open Ginny Holleran
Vince Relli Mike Hicks Pam Makowski, Jennifer Larsen
Sam Agra, Emily Relli Devin Russell open, open Suzi Foster
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
My Heart: The Holy Spirit's Home. Celebrating the Year of Faith
6th annual Columbus Catholic Women's Conference
come join us on
CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE
ENJOY A LENTEN PILGRIMAGE
has proclaimed this The Year of Faith
and encouraged us to make a Pilgrimage of Faith. A local pilgrimage in the
Roman Tradition is available for the Faithful of Columbus in “The Seven Church
Tour.” The Seven Church Tour is a bus tour based on the “Seven Church Walk”
started by St. Philip Neri in the 16th century in the
THE MARRIAGE and FAMILY LIFE OFFICE has compiled a booklet of prayers, rituals, ideas and activities for the Lent and Easter seasons, “Lenten and Easter Traditions: Keeping the Seasons Holy.” This is a valuable tool in making the celebration of these liturgical seasons more meaningful. This booklet contains suggestions to bring the family together in sharing the sacredness of the liturgical season of Lent through Pentecost, and also provides historical and theological explanations. The price is $5.00 per copy, which includes the cost of postage, and is available by contacting the office at
614-241-2560 or emailing FamilyLife@colsdioc.org.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Ø Ash Wednesday –
Ø Stations of the Cross will rotate again this year between
Ø 2013 Confirmation:
Ø Lenten Penance Service @ St. Mary on March 10th at
ASH WEDNESDAY COLLECTION
The proceeds of our Ash Wednesday collection will be contributed to the Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs (JOIN), which operates under Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Columbus.
Next week is our parish collection for the Catholic Times weekly newspaper. This donation HELPS OUR PARISH to provide Catholic Times to you and many of our parishioners. Donation envelopes for this collection are included in your January/February collection packet. For a minimum donation of only $17 per year (parish rate), readers receive a Catholic perspective on the world around us: local, national, worldwide, and Vatican news; diocesan, parish, and school stories; articles, regular columns, editorials, and events are delivered right to your home. As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell encourages every Catholic family to receive the Catholic Times. Look for your envelope and sign up for, or continue receiving, the newspaper of our diocese, the Catholic Times. If you are on “electronic” donation, you can still receive Catholic Times – simply place your donation in an envelope marked “Catholic Times” and your Name and drop it into the Sunday collection basket during February. Come enjoy “A journal of Catholic life in
ORGAN CONCERT AT THE JOSEPHINUM
Dr. Jason J. Keefer, Director of Sacred Music at the Pontifical College Josephinum, will present a concert on the Wacek Family Memorial Organ on Sunday, February 10, at 3:00 p.m. in the seminary’s Saint Turibius Chapel at 7625 N. High St. Admission and parking are free; a free-will offering will benefit the music program for seminarians.
The 2013 St. Charles Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, February 10th in the school’s Robert C. Walter Student Commons from noon until 7:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy a bountiful meal of spaghetti with meatball, salad, rolls, dessert and a beverage. The dinner is a great bargain: $9.00 for adults; $7.00 for senior citizens; $5.00 for children 4-12; Free for those 3 and under; and $30 for a special family rate (dine-in and immediate family up to six members only, please). Carry out orders will also be available.
I've now come to believe God's presence is more abundant in our suffering than at any other time--because very often this is when the magical power of prayer can swoop in and tenderly lift us.