RCIA 2014-15 .The RCIA topic this week will be Prayer. 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 details 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
BAPTISMS FOR OCTOBER
Oct. 26 Sauer family, daughters Scarlett & Graelyn
Oct. 26 Sarli family, daughter, Catherine
next weekend, Novemeber 1st, the entrance drive to Saint Mary
parking lot off
MASS SCHEDULE Father will celebrate a Vigil Mass for All Saints Day Friday, October 31st at
CRISTO REY COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL .will host an Open House at their new location at 400 E. Town Street (the former School for the Deaf) on Sunday, November 2nd from 1:00 to Families with interested students are encouraged to attend and apply for the Early Admission Deadline of November 14. Applications are now available at www.CristoReyColumbus.org. Please call our Admissions Office at 614-223-9261 x12008 with any questions.
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 sick: Henry Wes Kingery, Janet Hammond and all who are suffering from Ebola.
Remember that pesky debt that has been hanging over St. Mary? Well, because of your generosity, it is considerably lower. When I arrived it was $422,000. Because of your support of the BAA, it is down to $257,712.48! Not bad in a year. I divided that remainder by the number of registered households in the parish. If every family considered a Christmas gift of $442.80 to St. Mary's, we would enter our Jubilee Year debt free. For some, that amount is impossible. For others, it might hardly be noticed. At any rate, see if you can do a fraction of it (since we must all row as best we can on this mighty ship). If your circumstances are better, consider doing a multiple of it. We' are closer to throwing off the yoke of debt than I thought we'd be at this time. Thanks! I renew my pledge that we will not go into debt during my pastorate and that we will pay as we go.
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin Lutz
From the cat at 684 South Third . . .
I've had a couple of
suggestions that my column should have a wider readership and that my
most excellent letters should be compiled in a book.
Such wise readers I have! Well, a young college age artist named
PS. I would illustrate my own book, but it's that opposable thumb thing that makes it impossible.
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
seventh annual Celebrating Catholic School Virtues Gala will be held Thurs.,
Nov. 6th at at
The quarterly Jordon Conference is scheduled for
Cemetery Sunday Prayer Services will be held at on
November 2nd at
ST. MARY SESQUICENTENNIAL TEE SHIRTS
Tee Shirts with the Sesquicentennial logo on them will be available for purchase before and after Masses the weekends of November 1st & 2nd and 8th &9th in the main vestibule. Tee shirts are available in adult sizes small through XXL in your choice of grey or white for $15. All proceeds benefit the sesquicentennial celebration efforts.
Please check your bulletin for delivery of our Parish directories.
FIRST FRIDAY MASS AND ALL-NIGHT EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
For years Holy Cross Parish has held an All-Night First Friday
Eucharistic Adoration, beginning with Mass at , followed by
Confessions for a period of time, concluding with Benediction at on Saturday. This will continue, but with
REACHING OUT TO OUR SINGLE PARENTS
We are interested in reaching out to single-parent families to explore possible interest for a support group developed within our parish family and community. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for single parents to connect, discuss their wishes for Catholic-based healing toward fostering increased family well-being, and options for utilizing potentially untapped resources. If you are interested in joining an initial open-dialog meeting, please contact Ann in the parish office or Maria Nunez, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
v Plans are in the works for our annual Adopt-a-Family campaign. Please monitor your bulletin for news.
v The annual Maennerchor Christmas concert is set for December 7th at
v German Village Lights is also scheduled for December 7th with a new start time of
Lord, may I have balance and measure in everythingexcept in Love. St. Josemarνa Escrivα
from Love Never Fails