This week’s session of RCIA will focus on “The History of the Church”. Father Kevin 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. Please contact the Parish office for additional information.
BAPTISMS FOR NOVEMBER
Chamberlain family, son, Wyatt – after Mass
Collura family, daughter, Carmen – after Mass
Lewis family, daughter, Marie- 5:00 p.m.
Heinzman family, son, Joseph – after Mass
Dossantos family, daughter, Brigid – after Mass
McCartney family, daughter, Lemi
McCarroll family, daughter, Nina – after Mass
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
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 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
Every death is the end of an era. Some stand out - as did Father Schweitzer's death. I was with him countless times and ultimately just after he went to God. Father and I had worked on his funeral plans. Actually he had no real plans or interest in making them. I suggested calling hours in the soup kitchen that he had founded. He thought that was interesting and nodded his approval. He also asked me to preach which I did. The sermon is printed in this week's Catholic Times on page 8 and 14. If you do not get the Times, there is a printed copy in the back of the church. Pray for vocations.
This Sunday I will be conducting the services at
As we get ready for the great events of the Sesquicentennial, please consider donating photos, or scan them and mail them in to the parish office. A great video with countless scenes of weddings, graduations and celebrations will be compiled. Any artifacts from the history of the church are also needed. Every now and then an old statue shows up, or some remnant of a forgotten building or confessional door is rediscovered in the basement or attic. Look far and wide and see what item or photo will help tell the story of this parish.
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR:
v The next Sesquicentennial meeting will be @ on Nov. 14th.
v Our annual Adopt-a-Family campaign will kick off in a couple weeks.
v The Christmas tree sale will kick off with the arrival of trees the Friday after Thanksgiving.
v Chili and Carols will be held on Dec. 6th. Watch for details.
v The annual Saint Mary Gala &
Auction which will be held on
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 in the Atrium. The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 10th. 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.
CATHOLIC CEMETERY SUNDAY PRAYER SERVICES….will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 3rd at Saint Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries.
HOME/HOSPITAL/NURSING HOME VISITATION
Please contact Ann Anderson at the parish office if you know of someone that is not able to attend Mass, is hospitalized or in a nursing home and would appreciate a visit by our Dominican Sisters. They will make visits on Tuesday and Thursday.
HOLY FAMILY CHRISTIAN
MOTHERS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR:
CATHOLIC MEN’S LUNCHEON CLUB….on Friday, Nov. 8th at St. Patrick Church. Holy Mass will be celebrated at followed by lunch and your speaker until Come join us as Father Gregory Schnakenberg, OP, will address the Catholic Men's Luncheon sponsored by Q2 Jewelry & Services. His presentation is titled “My trip to Kolkata and the Missionaries of Charity.” No reservations necessary. $10 covers the lunch and meeting. Bring a friend!
Thurs., Nov. 14th, at at El Vaquero,
WANTED AFTER HALLOWEEN: GENTLY USED COSTUMES
Next year the Community
of Holy Rosary and
Costumes can be dropped off at the Church.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR
On behalf of the staff, students and the entire St. Mary family I would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the 4-S Club for their commitment and dedication to our school.
I would like to thank everyone who attended and
To Saint Mary parishioners: thank you too for all the support you have given our School this year. You are all amazing and it is truly an honor and a blessing to be part of this great community.
Lord Jesus, may we come to believe in you ever more fully. May our faith in all you have done—in your miracles, healings, saving death, and glorious Resurrection—and in your full humanity and divinity ever fill us with joy.