RCIA 2014-15 .The RCIA topic this week will be The Trinity. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or email@example.com
YOUNG AT HEART
The ladies of the Young at Heart group will make their annual fall trip to McArthur on Monday, Oct. 6th. Items needed: clothing, non-perishable food items, and household products. You can drop your donations off in the Vestibule in the box labeled McArthur Donations. For additional information please contact Betty at 444-8802.
Its that time of year again
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The Diocese of Columbus annual family Rosary Day is scheduled for Sunday, October 12th at at Saint Joseph Cathedral. All are welcome. Come worship the Lord and pray to Mary, the Mother of God, for her special intercession for the needs of Gods people.
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 open, open Sandy Brown
Nate Gain, Stuart Landry Mark/Jillian Lehosit Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Mary Gerlach
John Kirkwood Brian Collins Don Metnes, Kathleen Haytas, open Pat Smith
open, open Kim Anderson Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren
Sean Price Vince Relli Jaci Elston, David Bortz David Larsen
Ψ 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 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
From the Pastors Desk .
In your charity please
pray for the soul of Genevieve Keenan, 88, who died and who I buried
last week from
A beautiful stone altar (suitable for outdoor use) has been donated to St. Mary for our sesquicentennial shrine. It will support the statue of Our Lady that is presently located along the driveway. I am having a photo-shop rendering of it made. If all goes well, it will be one of the best Marian shrines and a great addition to our exterior appearance. More on the project when I have the picture.
I am always studying the issue of parking here. It is difficult when we have less parking than some fast food restaurants. That is the drawback in an area of historic preservation. Some interesting studies are going on about parking. More on that as it develops
October is the Month of the Rosary. It is also pro-life month. When we fail to see the face of Christ in people, born and unborn, we are putting our own humanity at risk of being devalued. Life is sacred. At the same time people have made unfortunate
choices. There is mercy. If you have suffered the pain of abortion, or know someone who is in such pain, please encourage them to come see me. I have the mercy of God in abundance for you. Be at peace. Seek the mercy of Jesus!
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
Father tells me that he
is often asked about my schedule and what I do all day
(besides write). Well, I'll tell you. My preferred naps are
taken in a chair on the second floor just below the window facing
I then spend time in the
chapel. I prefer the small pew along the north side of the chapel.
They tell me it's from the old
Raphael the Cat, Writer Extraordinaire
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
PDCH BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN
Please grab a baby bottle after Masses the weekend of October 4th and 5th in honor of Respect Life month. Pray for women in crisis pregnancies and those affected by abortion as you fill the bottle with your loose change, cash or check. The bottles will be collected the weekend of October 25th and 26th. The money raised goes directly to providing the life-saving services offered at Pregnancy Decision Health Centers (PDHC). Thank you for your support and generosity.
NEWS FROM THE JOSEPHINUM
Pontifical College Josephinums annual lecture series continues Thursday,
October 9th at in the
of the Pontifical College Josephinum will offer tours of the seminary on
Saturday, October 11th from Admission and parking are
40 DAYS FOR
3RD ANNUAL SACRED HEART CONGRESS will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at St. Joan of Arc Church, Powell, Ohio 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker is Father Michael Gaitley, National Speaker on Divine Mercy and Author of Consoling the Heart of Jesus, 33 Days to Morning Glory and more; Speaker Father Stash Dailey, the Spiritual Director of Sacred Heart Columbus and Administrator of Holy Family Parish; and the Mass Celebrant Father James Black, Pastor of St. Joan of Arc. A Free Will Offering will be taken. For more information and registration please visit www.sacredheartcolumbus.org
SAINT LEO MARIAN CONCERT
. will be held
ST. THERESES RETREAT CENTER located at 5277 East Broad Street, will dedicate its reconstructed Grotto on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Bishop Campbell will lead a prayer service and James OShea, the stone mason responsible for designing and constructing the new grotto, will sing the Ave Maria as a fitting conclusion to his holy work. All are invited to attend; light refreshments will be served in the retreats dining area following the ceremony. A special thank you to all who contributed in any way to make this new Grotto a special place of prayerful reflection for generations to come!