RCIA 2014-15 .The RCIA topic this week will be The Church, One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. 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 NOVEMBER
The Goody family, son, Lucas, November 9th
The Westfall family, daughter, Olivia, November 23rd
next weekend, Novemeber 1st, the entrance drive to Saint Mary
parking lot off
PRELUDE: Otto Malling - Requiem for Organ; Grant them rest
Choir Motet: Deschermeier Pie Jesu
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.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
DeCarlo Walker, open Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell
DaVeaun Walker Joe Giannetti John LaMotte, open Amanda Walker
Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut
Cael Shaw, open Marge Smigelski Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, open Ginny Holleran
Vince Relli, Mike Hicks Jennifer Larsen, open
open, Emily Relli Devin Russell Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle Suzi Foster
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
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
From the Pastors Desk .
In your charity please pray for the souls of Rita Rogers, mother of Father Patrick Rogers and Wes Kingery who died last Sunday. His funeral was at St. Leo's on Friday morning. He had the grace of 60 years of marriage and a few days past that! May they rest in peace.
The Marian Concert was a great success last Sunday evening at St. Leo. A very good crowd came and heard several choirs as well as meditations by Father Klee. Thanks to the choirs form St. Mary and all the hard work they did to prepare this tribute to Our Lady.
Sunday was the big celebration of the Sesquicentennial of St. Joseph
On Monday there will be a Solemn High Requiem Mass for All Souls Day at at St. Mary. Come see the ancient liturgy of the church and pray for the faithful departed. See you in the front right row!
The Lord be with you!
Father Kevin F. Lutz
From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .
Your pastor is losing his hearing and his sight. He stepped (accidentally, so I'm told) on my tail, causing me to sing the famous Catalinian aria, "Getteth Off My Tail, Thou Priest!" The opening line is three octaves above a first soprano. He heard it - and maybe some of you did, too. I'm always brandishing my glorious tail, but he was looking at his coffee cup, and thus he affronted me. I'm better now. Good to know I can still hit the high notes.
The weather is changing. Be kind to the little creatures that live outside. I'm noble enough to even ask you to be mindful of the birds. Don't give any coffee beans to the squirrels; they twitch enough already. Creeps me out! While you're out buying seed for the birds, change the battery in your smoke alarm, and thank me later.
One last detail, Father forgot to mention above that
Tuesday, November 4th is voting day.
Ever solicitous and forgiving,
Raphael the Cat
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
Cemetery Sunday Prayer Services will be held at on
November 2nd at
v Harvest of Praise Thanksgiving
Concert: Sunday, November 9th at
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
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.
ADOPT A FAMILY will once again be providing toys and food for a number of families in our parish and school this Christmas. To participate, pick an ornament from the Christmas tree at the back of the church, beginning Saturday, Nov. 22 after 4:00 p.m. Mass. Last years generous support allowed us to provide gifts and food to 13 families. Please prayerfully consider participating this year and sharing the joy of Christmas with others.
IF YOU CAN READ, YOU CAN TEACH! Tutors needed for adults seeking literacy and/or GED and
www.domlearningcenter.org or Facebook.com/DominicanLearningCenter
BISHOP HARTLEY OPEN HOUSE
Every student can fit in and stand out at
EBOLA OUTBREAK IN
As of this week, more than 4,900
people have died from the Ebola outbreak. Catholic Relief Services has been
collaborating with the Catholic Church, local leaders and health ministries in
FEED THE PEOPLE CONCERT
Guaranteed fun for all ages! Join us Nov. 15th from for the annual Feed the People Concert to support the SSCM Food Pantry. (St. Marys has been an active member, supporting the food pantry with volunteers for over 30 years!) This years concert will feature the renowned A Capella ensemble Throat Culture (www.throatzilla.com). Cost of admission is only a free-will donation, and yes, we pass an actual hat J. The concert will be held at St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 225 E. Gates St. w/additional parking at St. Leos). Come see the pantry, have some fun and lots of laughs all the while supporting a great cause. Did you know $1 will buy $11 of food to help us feed those in need?