THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

  THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, February 23

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Deacon Thomas G. Spaith            

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 SUNDAY, February 24

       9:00 a.m.          Mark and Robin Foresterling  

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

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

        7:00 p.m.           Bingo

 

MONDAY, February 25

                                      No Mass

      6:00 p.m.             Scouts – Specht                                                                                                                           

 

TUESDAY, February 26

     5:30 p.m.             Catherine Goodall    

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

      6:00 p.m.             Scouts – Specht

                               

WEDNESDAY, February 27

     8: 20 a.m.            Pat Russell  

      6:00 p.m.              Bible study – Specht Center

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

      7:00 p.m.              RCIA – Atrium

                                                                                               

THURSDAY, February 28

     3:00 p.m.             Stations of the Cross @ St. Leo

     5:30 p.m.             Fred Dorn   

  

 FRIDAY, March 1 – FIRST FRIDAY

                       Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction following Mass until 10:00 a.m.

    7:00 a.m.              Deceased members of the Schneider/Gehring families

    8:20 a.m.              The Church  

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

 

SATURDAY, March 2

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

         4:00 p.m.        Catholic Order of Foresters of Saint Joseph Court          

                                                          

 SUNDAY, March 3

       9:00 a.m.          Maria Dryguniewicz   

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

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

        7:00 p.m.           Bingo

 

 

OFFERTORY – February 16-17, 2013

Envelopes: 102 @ $3,310.00

Non- envelope donation: $2,301.00

 ECO donations: 21  @ $1,142.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $6,753.00

Amount needed to meet expenses: $7,398.00

Bingo receipts: February 17 – gross $2,192.00

Jackpot: $12,225.00

SUPPORT SAINT 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, Marge Stec, Martha Goodwin, Dick Zollner Mary Ann Neymeyer, Stuart Sinn, Anne Joseph

At Home: Charles Walker, Ruth Neal, Dora Malyk, Rita Malyk McCreary, Reilly Gall, Sharon Kirby, Frances Grispino. Francis Bobo, Joanne Elgin, Philip Conci, Betty Albert, Mary Sailor, Heidi Wooley

 

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

 

2012-2013 RCIA

The topic of this week’s RCIA session is “Virtues and Vice”. The presenter is Louis Senn, a seminarian from the Josephinum. 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 mjk18@att.net . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or mkeebaugh@att.net

 

STATIONS @ ST. LEO….are scheduled for Thursday throughout Lent at 3:00 p.m. The dates are:  Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 14, and Mar. 21.

 

BAPTISMS FOR MARCH

Saturday, March 2 – celebrated after 4:00 Mass

McCorkle family – son, Cooper

Sunday, March 31 – celebrated after 11:30 Mass

Smith family – daughter, Ixchel

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Ø  Stations of the Cross will rotate again this year between Corpus Christi, St. Ladislas and St. Mary. The schedule is as follows: March 1 @ St. Ladislas; March 8 @ Corpus Christi; March 15 @ St. Mary and March 22 @St. Ladislas. Stations will be prayed each Friday throughout Lent at 7:00 p.m.

Ø  4-S Club: All you can eat Fish Dinner from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. every Friday throughout Lent. $11.00 per person.

Ø  2013 Confirmation: March 9, 2013

Ø  Lenten Penance Service @ St. Mary on March 10th at 2:00 p.m.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 2-3, 2013 (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.      Tim Engle, open                                  Mike McConahay                       Rose Albert, Miles Drake

                          Aaron Lopresti                               Ann Graf                                            Ginny Hensley, open                                           Sandy Brown                       

9:00 A.M.                         Augie Collins, Nate Gain                Andrew Pasternack                        Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, open

                              Charlie Collins                                 Brian Collins                                    Stephanie Martt, open, open                              Pat Smith

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

                           Andy Price, Sean Price                          open                                                      Jaci Elston, open                                               David Larson 

               

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:  March 3 – Mike and Mary Gerlach                                            Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

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


 

REMINDERS

 

CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE

March 2, 2013 -“Be A Man Of Faith Lausche Building - Ohio State Expo Center. Experience a prayerful, spirit-filled, life-changing day featuring Tim Staples from Catholic Answers, Marcus Grodi founder of the Coming Home Network, Dan Spencer, Director of the National Fellowship of Catholic Men, Fr. Theodore Sill, pastor of St. Matthew Parish, MC Doug Lessells, Music Dr. Jason Keefer -Josephinum, and The Most Reverend Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, Mass Celebrant. Cost: $30; $10 for students. Register online at columbuscatholicmen.com or mail the completed Conference brochure application with your check to Scott Williamson, 5107 Canterbury Dr., Powell, OH 43065.

 

CATHOLIC ADVOCACY WORKSHOP

A Catholic Advocacy Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to Noon, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State St., Westerville. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Meet and dialogue with Catholic advocates from around the diocese; hear about state, federal, and international issues in the areas of health care, programs that protect the poor and vulnerable, education, and religious liberty; learn how to effectively lobby public officials; and schedule legislative advocacy appointments. Your voice is needed. The workshop is sponsored by the Diocesan Office for Social Concerns and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Voice of the Poor. Registration is free and open to all. To RSVP call (614) 2412540 or email socmailbox@colsdioc.org.

 

SPRING CLEAN UP-CATHOLIC CEMETERIES

St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries will begin removing wintertime decorations beginning March 4.  Families are advised to remove any personal keepsakes they wish to retain prior to March 4.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

2013-14 CATHOLIC TIMES
IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!!  You can still sign-up for Catholic Times.  For a minimum donation of only $17.00 (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 St. Mary 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.  Come enjoy “A journal of Catholic life in Ohio”.

 

ST. MARY SCHOOL NEWS

35th AllOhio Saint Mary Basketball Tournament

The 6th grade boys’ and 8th grade girls’ tournament will be held on Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd. The 8th grade boys’ tournament will be held on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th. Come out and enjoy a fun evening and support our young athletes.

 

 

THE SEASON OF LENT

The three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. For a variety of suggestions and resources to support your Lenten journey, enhance your prayer, and embrace your baptismal commitment, visit the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Lent webpage at www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-resources/lent.

 

PRESENTATION ON SAINT AUGUSTINE’S CONFESSIONS

The Pontifical College Josephinum’s Priests, Poets and Philosophers series continues Friday, March 15, as Herbert E. Hartmann, PhD, presents “An Interpretation of Saint Augustine’s Confessions” at 7:00 p.m. in the Jessing Center on the Josephinum campus. The event is free of charge and open to the public; reservations not required. For more information, please contact Dr. Caitlin Gilson, Philosophy Department Chair, at cgilson@pcj.edu

 

 

Bishop Frederick Campbell will celebrate a Mass in honor of Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday, February 27, 5:15 p.m., at St. Joseph Cathedral.   All are invited to attend this Mass to honor the Holy Father and to show our gratitude for his contribution to our spiritual lives and pray for his health and well-being in upcoming retirement.  

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

On Good Friday, March 29th, we will need to prepare the Sanctuary for the 3:00 p.m. Good Friday Mass. We need a couple individuals that are not apprehensive about climbing a ladder to drape the statues on the altar in black cloth. If you can spare an hour or so on Good Friday morning please contact the parish office or email ann@stmarygv.com

 

God's Master Plan
This Lent, my hope is that you will catch a new vision of the eternal Father who never fails to fulfill his word. No matter what obstacles arise, he never loses sight of his goal: to form and fashion a human family to share in the infinite love of the Trinity.

 

 

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