The RCIA class will meet this week to discuss the Easter Vigil, Stewardship and Time/Talent/Treasure. The facilitators will be Mike and Maureen Keebaugh.
BAPTISMS FOR APRIL
April 27, Nierman family, after , son, Michael
YOUNG AT HEART
The ladies of the Young at Heart group will make their annual spring trip to McArthur on Monday, May 5th. Items needed: clothing, imperishable food items, and house-hold products. Items can be left in the vestibule for pick up. For additional information please contact Betty at 444-8802.
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. LEND A
Join Catholic Social Services on Service Saturday,
May 17, to help older and disabled
See the flyer on the bulletin board at the rear of Church.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Juan Durano Lori Mitchell Carol Rees, 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 Tina Nierman Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson
Katie Price, open Olivia DePassio Jon Erickson, open Jacquelyn Carone
Ø Prayers after Mass: following
each Mass please kneel and prayer 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: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
From the Pastor’s Desk
He is risen! He is truly risen!
My first words to you in this Sunday’s bulletin message are the words of the traditional Easter greeting. This is the best thing we could say to our family and friends in greeting. Not “good morning” or “how are you” but “He is risen!” That says it all.
All week I have been thinking about the 1928 silent movie, “King of Kings,” that was shown in our church on Monday of Holy Week. Although I have seen the movie more than once, every time I watch it, some detail not previously noticed impresses itself upon me. This time, it was the scene of the miraculous cure of a child, blind since birth, who is looking for Jesus. Up to this point in the film, Jesus has not yet appeared. The child says to one of the disciples, “I have never seen the sun or the flowers.” So the disciple leads the blind child to Jesus, and the child repeats his request. For a moment nothing happens. Then the child realizes something strange is happening – a new sensation, never before felt. He doesn’t know what to make of it. But then he cries out “I begin to see!” The scene changes, and we, the audience, begin to see what the child sees. At first, the screen is totally dark. Then a light and indistinct form begins to glow, a vague blob in the center of the screen. Little by little, it grows brighter, clearer, sharper. All at once it is revealed as the face of Jesus – the first thing the child has ever seen in his life. As I watched, I thought of the newest members of our parish, our converts. This was truly their story. They knew that there was something missing from their lives, something they had not yet clearly seen, and they reached out to the disciples of Jesus to lead them to Him. Their teachers, their sponsors, their relatives and friends who already had the Faith, led them to a place where a new Light could shine upon them. Week by week, as they prayed and learned together, this Light took shape and grew stronger. At last they recognized the face of Christ. At the Easter Vigil, the light of that face has shown upon them.
The glory of that holy night, and the splendor of all the Holy Week liturgies, was made all the more beautiful by the dulcet tones of our choirs and cantors, under the leadership of Amanda Walker and Bianca DeMaria. It is perhaps not generally known how hard church musicians have to work to prepare the liturgies of Holy Week, since every day has completely different musical requirements. We wish them a restful Easter Week.
I would also like to thank Deacon Roger for his untiring service and cheerful willingness to assist at every point in a crowded schedule. May all blessings be yours in this most blessed of weeks. He is risen! He is truly risen!
The Lord be with you!
Father Kevin F. Lutz
From the cat at 684
All Lent I have been saying “meow.” Today I say it again, but I say “Meow. Alleluia.” I think that is what George Frederick Handel had in mind. Of course he did. I am a cat, and I know these things. As Fr. Lutz was giving the new Catholics their baptismal names, I thought it opportune to reveal one of my hidden names, hitherto sealed from the foundation of the world. It is: Left-hand Focus of the Great Ellipse. You’re Welcome. Raphael the Cat (He Who Stares into the Great Abyss)
What is important is not great deeds, but to do everyday tasks with great love for God and neighbor
CYSC~ THE ONLY CATHOLIC
The parish will again subsidize our students and children of registered parishioners at the rate of $100.00 per child.
For the past 5 years, after the Seminarians finish school, they take their bikes and hit the road. About 15 Seminarians and several clergy ride their bikes through our Diocese to various schools and parishes to reach out to our youth speaking on living the life you are called to live. Everyone is called to a Vocation and the Seminarian's help the students become aware of this through sharing a piece of their story, interactive Q&A games such as Stump the Seminarian, and just being present for those tough questions such as What is a vocation?, How can I can tell if I have a Vocation?, Is a Vocation a job? and more. Visit our sponsors at www.seekholiness.com and www.catholic-foundation.org to follow us as we travel to your parish or school. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and Instagram. For questions contact email@example.com
CORPUS CHRISTI GRADE
SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964….
will be celebrating their 50 year class reunion on Friday, May 23rd at
6:00 p.m. at Plank's on Parson Ave. and Saturday, May 24th at the
5:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi Church. We are looking for classmates
who attended between 1956 and 1964. If you have not yet been contacted,
please call either Joe Yurasek (513) 479-6126 or Denise (Haughn) Harris
for further information and reservations.
CHASING ICE… an award winning documentary film, captures visual evidence of climate change through the use of time-lapse photography. Chasing Ice is partnering with the diocesan Office for Social Concerns to inspire consciousness of climate change and care for God’s creation. The visually stunning film is suitable for all ages. Screenings are free and open to the public: Wed., April 23, 7-9 p.m. at Martin DePorres Center, Columbus; Sat, April 26, 7-9 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, New Albany; and Thurs, May 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Center for Peace, Columbus. For details, contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 614-241-2540.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014. Where: school front
lawn from Table rental cost: $25.00 first table; each additional
table: $20.00 Contact information: Talya