This week’s session of RCIA will focus on “Revelation, Scripture and Tradition”. Mike Keebaugh will lead this discussion. If you know anyone that has been away from The Church, is interested in learning about the Catholic faith, has not been confirmed; or if you would like to be a sponsor, 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
The quarterly Jordon
Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on
Your generous donations resulted in a total contribution to Saint Vincent de Paul of $1,678.00.
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
Michael Hatem Joe Giannetti Carol Rees, open Amanda Walker
Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, open
Michael Gain, open Marge Smigelski Chris Thibaut, open, open Ginny Holleran
Vince Relli, Mike Hicks Pam Makowski, Jennifer Larsen
Sam Agra, Emily Relli Devin Russell Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle Suzi Foster
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
I have come that they might have life to the full. Our Lord is the life, the truth and the way. October is dedicated to Our Lady and the Rosary as well as the pro-life cause. These are great gifts of God to the Church.
leaders; we need heroes. Most people have their own set of inspirations,
from Steve Jobs to Mother Teresa (God rest their souls). You cannot find
a better model of discipleship than the Blessed Virgin Mary. From the
beginning, Mary trusted the Angel Gabriel. She carried the Redeemer of
the world under her breast. She raised Christ with Joseph at her side.
At the wedding feast at
The Church teaches the Gospel of Life. Life is sacred from the moment of Conception until the last moment of life. To be pro-life is to love and safeguard life at all those stages. No area should be without protection.
A quick word about abortion. If that has happened in your life, PEACE BE WITH YOU! Come see me. I have the mercy and you have the need and the pain to confess. There is no sin that will cause God to withdraw His love from you! Remember the words of Our Lord: "Go and show yourselves to the priests!" When you hear that the Church is talking about the pro-life issue in general, and abortion in particular, do not fear. Scripture tells us that fear is useless. Perfect love casts out fear. Sometimes others have been involved as well. Come and I guarantee you will find a level of peace that is overwhelming and enduring. My greatest joy as a priest is to offer Mass and bring Christ from Heaven to earth. My second greatest joy is to reconcile frightened souls and let them know that Our God is the God of second chances . . .and more. His mercy endures forever.
May the Precious Blood of Christ give you peace!
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
PS: The Mass on Saturday will be celebrated by Father Sylvester because of Father Lutz’s previous commitment to preside at a wedding. We will welcome Father Stash Daily to our Mass on Sunday. Father Lutz will celebrate the Latin Mass at Holy Family at
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.
Pray that each member of your family may always know your love and the love of God. Remember that often your voice and your arms express God's love
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING-GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
Proven effective for achieving or postponing pregnancy, NFP charting also helps monitor a woman’s health and detect fertility issues. Additionally, couples who use NFP report it strengthens their marriage through shared responsibility, better communication, and increased respect and trust for their spouse. Want to learn NFP? Saint Mary will host a series of classes offered for engaged and married couples on Sunday afternoons from Meetings will be held on October 13; November 10 and December 8. Cost is $65 per couple; financial assistance is available upon need. To register for or for additional information about diocesan NFP classes, contact the Marriage & Family Life Office at (614)241-2560 or email@example.com.
JOSEPHINUM LECTURE ON THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL….The Pontifical College Josephinum’s annual lecture series continues Wednesday, October 16th , as Father Jared Wicks, SJ, Scholar in Residence at the Josephinum, presents Vatican II’s Turn in 1963: Toward Renewing Catholic Ecclesiology and Validating Catholic Ecumenical Engagement 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 call the Academic Dean’s office at 614-985-2274.
annual spaghetti dinner was again a huge success. We served over 800 meals that
resulted in monies raised in excess of $5,000.00 which will be used for student
services. We want to express our heartfelt thanks to all who came out to
Congratulations to the winner and runner-up of the 8th grade spaghetti eating contest: Ben Smallwood and Andre Waderker.