This week’s session of RCIA will focus on “A Call to Conversion”. Mike Keebaugh will lead this discussion. 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.
ENHANCED HEARING DEVICES
Father Lutz recently approved the purchase of enhanced hearing devices that will be made available to parishioners upon request. The acoustics within the walls of our beautiful Sanctuary sometime make it difficult to hear; these devices will help those who have difficulty hearing clearly the Word and the Homily.
Father Lutz will be attending the Diocese of Columbus Priest Convocation meetings that will be held this week. There will be no daily Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mass will be celebrated Thursday evening at
AN INVITATION TO SING
As the St. Mary Liturgical Choir begins its new season, I ask you to consider joining us. We are in need of your voice so that we may lead the congregation in song. It is a holy endeavor, one that is enriching and nourishing and gives to the communal worship experience of this parish. Please consider, if only for a season, to make a commitment to sacred music here at St. Mary. We gather at each Sunday to warm-up and review music selections for the Mass. Please contact Bianca De Maria, Organist/Choir Director for more information.
Come join us for pizza in the Atrium this Sunday, 9/15, at
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
Juan Durano Lori Mitchelll John Lamotte, Don Alexander
Evan Armstrong, open John Rees Rita Alexander, Mary Minerd Ginny Holleran
Natasha Mattox Mike Keebaugh Dave & Marge Smigelski, Mike Chambers
Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox Maureen Keebaugh Ray & Terry Thomas, Cecelia Reis Jacquelyn Carone
Mary Weilbacher Jay Jackson Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson
Katie Price, open Olivia DePassio open, open Jacquelyn Carone
Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Lin Duren and Frances Melton
This has been an eventful week. The funeral
for Jose Alverez went well. Thanks to the many parishioners who came to
show their support to the grieving family. As you recall from the last
bulletin the Mass was the old
The family of Jose was at a loss for words for the kindness that they experienced at St. Mary. May God reward you for your prayers and support.
RCIA is off to a good start. This is always one of the most exciting programs in the parish. Many who are coming into the church see the gifts that we often overlook. You and I, members of the oldest church, the church founded by Christ Himself. What gifts God has given us in His Son through His Church.
Just want to see how many of you read this column. If you have read it, stop me after Mass and say, "There, there." You are not under pain of sin.
Next week, Monday through Thursday, I and many priests will be at the Clergy Convocation. Pray always for vocations and please don't get sick, sin or die while I'm gone. The only part of that that is under pain of sin is the sin part.
The Lord be with you! Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
NEWS FROM SAINT LADISLAS
Once again this year I am going to be doing the
Saint Vincent DePaul Walk for the Poor to earn money for the Saint Ladislas
Food Pantry. If you would like to support this effort, you make a contribution
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many people benefit from our food pantry. This year's walk is on Sept. 28. God Bless!
Father Rod Damico
The golf outing is scheduled for
Mark your calendar for the 20th annual St. Mary spaghetti dinner to be held on Friday, September 27 from Dinners include all-you-can-eat-spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drink. You may eat in or take out. Check your bulletin for an insert next weekend.
YOUNG AT HEART
The ladies of the Young at Heart group will make their annual fall trip to McArthur on Monday, Oct. 7th. Items needed: clothing, non-perishable food items, and household products. You can drop your donations off in the Vestibule in the box labeled “McArthur Donations”. For additional information please contact Betty at 444-8802 or Ginny at 443-2843.
EVENTS @ JOSEPHINUM
Carney, co-founder of the pro-life movement 40 Days for Life will present “What
Else is There?” on Wednesday, September 18 at in the
· The Pontifical College Josephinum’s
annual lecture series begins Wed., Sept.
25th at as Most Reverend J. Augustine Di
Noia, OP, Vice President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, presents Critical Challenges to Catholic Faith: The New
Evangelization in a Secular Age in the
For more information, please call 614-885-5585 or visit www.pcj.edu.
CATECHESIS of the GOOD SHEPARD
As is our custom if you have young children that do not attend Catholic schools but need classes in religious education we will again partner with Saint Ladislas/Corpus Christi in providing these classes. The program begins on Oct. 6th for returning children and on Sept. 29th for new children. Application forms will be available in the parish office. For additional information or to volunteer your time please contact Pattie Jones @ 614.443.2828.
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. LEND A
Join Catholic Social Services on Service Saturday, October 12 to help older and disabled Franklin County residents in
need of help with a small home repair, painting, yard work or special project.
(Interested volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Please contact Peggy Sirbaugh in the
40 DAYS FOR
We have the gift of faith, the supernatural ability to believe what God has revealed, to trust him for everything, and to expect him to intervene in our lives.