This week’s session of RCIA will focus on “Jesus, who do you say that I am?” Father Lutz will lead this discussion.
If you are seeking information about converting to the Catholic faith or if you have not yet 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or email@example.com
quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will
be held on
BAPTISMS FOR SEPTEMBER
Yakovich family – daughter, Maycie
SAVE THE DATE FOR….the annual Saint Mary Gala &
Auction which will be held on
4-S CLUB – LADIES AUXILIARY DINNER…October 25th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. come eat your fill of hot dogs with chili-n-cheese, fries, coleslaw and desert.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
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
Prayers after Mass: following
each Mass please kneel and prayer with us the following prayers: The Our
Father, The Hail Mary, The Glory Be and the Prayer to
St. Michael the
Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Lin Duren and Frances Melton
The classic fall day has fallen upon us. Cold. Rain. Gloom. Have a nice day!
Recently Father Stash Dailey was able to bring three
Dominican Sisters to
Someday, among the many books I hope to write, will be one called: "Hope, The Forgotten Virtue". As I said earlier, today is a dull and cold. For many souls, even the best of days looks dull and cold, as though things will never get better. Sadness and depression are tough battles. There is often help in counseling. There is also healing in prayer. One of the best prayers when, as Churchill called it, the black dog of depression bites, is the rosary. Even if your heart isn't in it and you are terribly distracted during it, fight your way to the end and you will find relief.
Carry your rosary with you. Don't leave it on the dresser. Start it even if you know you can't get it finished. It's often a custom to place a rosary in the hands of a deceased Catholic at the funeral. I heard a priest once remark: I wonder how many Catholics, if they woke up at the funeral home, might die a second time of shock to see a rosary in their hands. Better to die with one in your hands than to have it placed there by another.
Reasons for hope on a bad day: Christ is risen. Heaven is forever. Pain will cease. Mercy is available. Sin is forgivable. A good nap is well within reach. Calling a friend often is good for the soul. Doing good for others can lift the weight upon you. Making an overdue apology refreshes the soul. Take refuge in the wounds of Christ. Sing a hymn in your heart - or out loud, if you are alone. God wills you happiness and peace of soul.
Ever hear of the old lady who was asked,
"What's your favorite passage in the Bible?" She answered,
"And it came to pass”…. Her friend said, "What's the rest of the
passage?" She replied: "That's all: And it came to
pass!" A famous French Dominican put it another way: All I
know of tomorrow is that
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
SMALL CHANGE - BIG IMPACT!
Act of Charity for Life during Respect Life Month
Baby bottles are due to be returned the last weekend of October. This campaign helps raise awareness and increase prayer efforts during Respect Life month. Your donations will directly support the free, life-saving programs offered at the six area Pregnancy Decision Health Centers. The Bottle Program is a great way to get the entire family involved. Thank you for your participation.
HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
ü Please check you bulletin for the flyer that will tell you all about our annual Lisa Dunn Halloween Night scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26th from in the school gymnasium
ü The 4-S Club will
present a check to
ü St Mary Boy Scout Pack 456 will sell popcorn after masses next week/October 26 and 27 outside of church. Think Butter- Carmel- Chocolate! Buy Popcorn, place an order or make a donation to send scout popcorn to our troops. Interested scouts can also inquire about joining the fun! Thank You
Bishop Campbell has approved plans for an Awareness Sunday set for the weekend of October 26- 27 for My House Columbus, an initiative which aims to protect families and help people who struggle with the growing problem of pornography addiction. My House Columbus is a collaborative effort between Columbus Catholic Men's Ministry; Columbus Catholic Women's Ministry, the National Fellowship of Catholic Men and the diocesan offices for Marriage and Family Life and Social Concerns. Three components of My House Columbus are: (1) prevention through filtering software for home computers and smartphones; (2) personal counseling and group support; and (3) educational offerings on Theology of the Body. For more information about My House Columbus, please visit www.myhousecolumbus.net.
Mary becomes for us someone to help us look at our lives, to show us who we are, to help us become ourselves and to live fully. In turning with devotion to the real life of the Mother of God, in seeing how Mary lived by faith, we might find the courage and grace to do the same, united with her.