The topic of this week’s RCIA session is “The Sacrament of Penance”. The presenter is Father Franks. These discussions can enrich your knowledge of our Catholic teachings and faith. All are welcome to attend any and all sessions. 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
BAPTISMS FOR MARCH
Saturday, March 2 – celebrated after Mass
McCorkle family – son, Cooper
Sunday, March 31 – celebrated after Mass
Smith family – daughter, Ixchel
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Ø Stations of the Cross will rotate again this year between
Ø 4-S Club: All you can eat Fish Dinner from every Friday throughout Lent. $11.00 per person.
Ø 2013 Confirmation:
Ø Daylight Savings begins Sunday, March 10. Don’t forget to spring forward!!
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
open, open Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell
Joe Giannetti Carol Rees, open
Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut
Matthew Eyerman, Michael Gain Marge Smigelski Marianne Metnes, open, open Ginny Holleran
Vince Relli, Corey Hall Mike Hicks Pam Makowski, Jennifer Larsen
Sam Agra, Emily Relli Devin Russell Anne Stewart, Jack Jackson Suzi Foster
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
35th All‐Ohio Saint Mary Basketball Tournament
The 8th grade boys’ tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 8th and March 9th. Come out and support our St. Mary Athletic program and these young athletes.
On Good Friday, March 29th,
we will need to prepare the Sanctuary for the Good Friday
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 in the
To all of you who attended or otherwise contributed
to this year's Saint Mary Gala & Auction, a BIG thank you is in order! Thanks to your generous participation
and support, we raised over $35,000 for the school -- our largest total ever. With
close to 275 guests, we also had our best attended event. By all accounts, it
was a great success! We owe it all to you -- the families, sponsors and donors
that give so much to
For this year's fund-a-need, we succeeded in raising funds for 11 iPads for the school, putting us more than halfway toward our goal of 20 iPads.
We extend are gratitude to the Saint Mary Gala and Auction Committee for their tireless efforts in making this year’s Gala a huge success.
10 WEEK CATHOLICISM SERIES
of Columbus will be hosting a 10 part
SPECIAL COLLECTION-CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Next weekend has been designated for a special collection by the Diocese. This collection supports six Catholic agencies that touch more than 100 million lives around the world. Please use your preprinted envelopes or mark your donation accordingly.
· As we continue to
provide a quality affordable Catholic Education for our families, we would like
to increase our enrollment in Grades K-8.
Currently we are at 188 students and we have set a goal of 250 students
· Our current student body consists of children whose families reside in 28 different zip codes, while the majority of students are from zip codes 43205, 43206, and 43207.
· If you or anyone
you know lives or works in the downtown area or in any of these zip codes,
· Enrollment information can be found on our school website at www.stmaryschoolgv.com or by calling the school office at 614-444-8994.
· Note! It is important that all parish families who have children attending our parish school or one of the diocesan Catholic high schools return their completed Stewardship Pledge form to the parish office no later than March 8, 2013 if you wish to obtain a Saint Mary grant/subsidy for the 2013-14 school year. If you have misplaced your form you will find copies at the rear of the Church.
· According to diocesan policy you must be an active, contributing and participating member of the parish in order to receive a parish grant/subsidy.
A PRAYER FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI
Almighty God and Father,
Who have revealed Yourself through Your Eternal Word,
and have blessed Your Church with Pope Benedict XVI,
our teacher in both faith and reason; receive our prayers of thanksgiving for his witness to the beauty of truth, for his example of hopefulness, for his humble service of Christ's Bride.
As he blessed our apostolate in his care for the Church's teaching office, so now may he receive the benefit of our prayers.
Grant him, in his time of retirement, the reward of study and prayer as he continues to seek, find, and love you in truth.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.