This week’s session of RCIA will focus on “Bible Basics”. Father Lutz 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. For more information please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or email@example.com . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or firstname.lastname@example.org
quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will
be held on
MASS SCHEDULE UPDATE
next week the Wednesday Mass will be a Tridentine
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Dominic, Gabriel Mike McConahay Rose Albert, Miles Drake
and Aaron Lopresti Ann Graf Ginny Hensley, open Sandy Brown
Augie Collins, Nate Gain open Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, open
Charlie Collins Brian Collins Stephanie Martt, Pat Walsh, open Pat Smith
Anthony Bartholomew Kim Anderson Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren
Andy Price, Sean Price Vince Relli Jaci Elston, David Bortz David Larsen
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
Peace be with you! What a week. I just returned from watching the student/faculty volleyball game. What energy. I got tired just watching. The level of screams was ear-splitting. A good time was had by all, as the saying goes.
Earlier today (Thursday) I went over to St. Lad's for lunch with the staff of the two other parishes. Lots going on there and Father D'Amico is doing a great job. I hope that in the future we will be able to do more in cooperation with each other.
I was talking to Father Stash Dailey (my successor at Holy Family) and he is a bit overwhelmed with the Latin Mass (which he is still learning) and I offered to take two of them here on weekdays. I have no plans to put in a Latin Mass on the weekend. The schedule here is full and fine. The two Latin Masses will be on Wednesday at and on First Saturday at in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima. There will be Latin/English booklets for the curious and uninitiated.
The sidewalk out in front is in a bad way, especially near the large tree on Third just between the rectory and school. It's being looked into. Throw an extra 5 in, and speed up the process. Put enough zeros after the 5 and we'll install a people mover.
I am working on a suggestion list and invite you to do the same. 2015 is the Sesquicentennial of St. Mary's. 2014 is just three months and a handful of days away. There will be a kick -off meeting in the church on October 3rd at in the church. There will be a series of meetings to follow so that we make this a memorable time in the life of the parish. Anniversaries are great. There is a chance to look back and to look ahead. Anniversaries also create energy. I have been at a number of parishes at the time of a significant anniversary, and I was happily surprised at the ideas, enthusiasm and support that came out. There was often a spiritual renewal as parishes started adoration, devotions and pilgrimages as well as improvements on more mundane levels.
The students who are taking Latin in the school have been given new names. They chose them from a list. See who that is at your table. They may have a new identity.
Thanks for all who participated at the 4- S Golf Event on behalf of the school. Here are a few things I think I heard as I rode from hole to hole: One nun was heard to say, "There can't be a worse player than myself!" Her friend replied, "There are, but they don't play." Farther down, I heard a teacher say, "How do you like my game?" the other teacher replied, "I suppose it's alright, but I prefer golf."
Enough! There, there!
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
YOUNG AT HEART…The ladies of the Young at Heart group will make their annual fall trip to McArthur on Mon., Oct. 7th. 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.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE KICKOFF ….The kickoff for the 40 Days for Life Campaign will be on Tues., Oct. 1st at 7:00 p.m. Steve Karlen, National Director of Outreach for the 40 Days for Life Campaign and Mike Keebaugh, St. Mary's parishioner, will be speaking. Saint Mary will host this event. Come join us at our campaign kickoff. A reception in the Atrium, hosted by the Saint Mary Respect Life Committee, will follow the discussion in Church.
FALL OPEN HOUSE AT THE JOSEPHINUM
The Pontifical College Josephinum
welcomes the general public to its Fall Open House on
SMALL CHANGE - BIG IMPACT!
Act of Charity For Life During Respect Life Month
Please help raise awareness and increase prayer efforts this Respect Life month by grabbing a baby bottle after Mass the weekend of October 5th-6th. Filling it with your loose change, cash or check will directly support the free, life-saving programs offered at the six area Pregnancy Decision Health Centers. The bottles will be collected the weekend of October 26th-27th. The Bottle Program is a great way to get the entire family involved. Thank you for your participation.
CATHOLIC MEN’S LUNCHEON CLUB
The Most Rev. Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of
Hope provides the freedom to live at peace with ourselves, others and God, regardless of what may be going on around us.