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TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIMESeptember 10, 2017
HOSPITALITY SUNDAY – Today, after the 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses in Moira Hall, you are invited to join your fellow parishioners for coffee and donuts and fellowship. Hosted by members of St. Mary Community Outreach Committee.
MONDAY – September 11 Col 1:24–2:3; Lk 6:6-11
TUESDAY – September 12 Col 2:6-15; Lk 6:12-19 5:00-6:00 p.m. Holy Hour with Eucharistic Exposition/Benediction and Confessions 6:30 p.m. Mass Special Intention: Karen Conroy
WEDNESDAY – September 13 – St. John Chrysostom, Bishop & Doctor of the Church Col 3:1-11; Lk 6:20-26 8:30 a.m. Mass Intention: †Aloysius Thanglura 5:00-5:45 p.m. Children’s Choir 7:30 p.m. Parish Choir
THURSDAY – September 14 – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross Nm 21:4b-9; Phil 2:6-11; Jn 3:13-17 8:30 a.m. Mass Intention: †Gloria Fisher
FRIDAY – September 15 – Our Lady of Sorrows 1 Tm 1:1-2,12-14; Jn 19:25-27 8:30 a.m. Mass Intention: † Dr. Joseph S. Stanko
SATURDAY – September 16 – Saints Cornelius, Pope & Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs 1 Tm 1:15-17; Lk 6:43-49 9:00 a.m. Rosary 4:00-4:30 p.m. Confessions 5:00 p.m. Mass Intention: †Jethro & Mary New and Patrick Sullivan
SUNDAY – September 17 – Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sir 27:30–28:7; Rom 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35 8:00 a.m. Mass Intention: Living and Deceased of the Rubeck Family 9:15 a.m. PSR Classes for Preschool-Grade 7 andConfirmation 11:00 a.m. Mass Intention: †Patrick P. Hauhnar 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass Intention: St. Mary Parishioners
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has requested, and Bishop Campbell has
approved, a special collection from the Diocese of Columbus for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. These funds will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA and other Catholic agencies as they reach out to provide humanitarian aid in Texas and other affected parts of the Gulf Coast region. We will take a second collection for this purpose during all the Masses this weekend, September 9 and 10. You may also donate directly online by going to https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/.
SANCTUARY CANDLE will burn this week in loving memory of Mary Theresa Porter by Vicki Keener and Mary Lou Williams.
SACRAMENTAL WINE provided by the Knights of Columbus.
~ SERVERS ~This Weekend: September 9/10 5:00 p.m. Gavin Baisden, Dylan Baisden, Trent Reece 8:00 a.m. Kelly Baer, Samuel Baer, Volunteer Needed 11:00 a.m. Kasey McDaniel, Abigail Wright, Lily Wright 1:00 p.m. Andrea Tagle, Ashley C. Alvarez, Natalia Salinas
Next Weekend: September 16/17 5:00 p.m. Christian Smith, Luke Waldo, Ben Waldo 8:00 a.m. Michael McLernon, Summer McLernon, Nate Slemmons 11:00 a.m. Clare Stevenson, Colin Murphy, Sean Murphy 1:00 p.m. Ashley C. Alvarez, Andrea Tagle, Alexander Lisiecki
~ LECTORS ~This Weekend: September 9/10 5:00 p.m. (I) Mary Ann Stolarczyk (II) Pat Stevens 8:00 a.m. (I) Pat Baldinger (II) Pat Baldinger 11:00 a.m. (I) Dean Jacob (II) Dean Jacob 1:00 p.m. (I) Gilberto Aguirre (II) Grecia Catalan
Next Weekend: September 16/17 5:00 p.m. (I) Bob New (II) Bob New 8:00 a.m. (I) Melina Celestino (II) Sharon Baldinger 11:00 a.m. (I) Fred Dutton (II) Fred Dutton 1:00 p.m. (I) Martha Esparza (II) Pamela Lopez
PLEASE NOTE: Liturgical Minister Schedules are posted online at http://www.marionstmary.org/Bulletin & Liturgical Assignments. Paper copies are available in the main vestibule and are also posted on church bulletin boards. Thank you.
Reminder for Visitation of the Sick: Please remember that due to privacy laws, hospitals no longer notify us when one of our parishioners has been admitted. Please notify the Parish Office if you or a loved
one is ill or in the hospital by calling 740-382-2118. Thank you.
PRAYER REQUEST LINE: For a prayer request for the Prayer Line, please call Ellen Distel at 740-389-4551 or Dolores at the Parish Office at 740-382-2118 or [email protected].
St. Mary School NewsSeptember 12: No School – WCC ConferenceSeptember 13: 8:30 a.m. – School Mass “Grandparents Mass”September 16: Parish Festival – 5:00-10:00 p.m. (School Gym)
For more information about enrollment, please call the school at 740-382-1607.
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
From the Pastor:Thank you to everyone who worked on the St. Mary School float for the Popcorn Parade, especially Evelyn Lisiecki, who took charge of planning and building the float. It’s important to let our community know that our school is still open, active, and providing a quality Catholic education. I will be meeting with the School Advisory Board this Thursday evening, as we resume our monthly meetings.
On Wednesday afternoon, I will attend a meeting of the parish Worship Commission to look at the liturgical calendar from now until the end of 2017. Special events in this time period include three holy days of obligation (All Saints, Immaculate Conception, and Christmas), as well as All Souls Day and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Please plan to attend the Parish Festival this Saturday evening from 5:00-10:00 p.m., in the gymnasium of the grade school. Remember that the Festival is one night only, so don’t miss the fun!
Today’s Gospel is one of only two places in the Gospels where Jesus uses the word “church.” Of course, the word is found in many other parts of the New Testament, but it’s noteworthy when the word is found on the lips of Our Lord Himself. In today’s Gospel the word is invested with great power. Jesus teaches that the judgment of the Church in a controversial matter should be considered final. This teaching is very challenging to many people today, who would prefer that the church never disagree with their own opinions.
Sincerely Yours, in Christ, Fr. Thomas Buffer
NURSERY: The Nursery is available at the 11:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday. Looking for a rewarding way to acquire service hours for Confirmation? Think about helping in the Nursery. Please call Angie at 419-834-5783 if you would like to help out.
Healing Blanket Ministry: Healing Blanket Ministry continues its mission to sew blankets. Would you like to join us in this ministry? We will supply the material for you to sew. We ask those who give a blanket to a loved one, to please sign the blue binder with your name and the name of the person receiving it. We need more people to sew the blankets. Please contact Elaine Kelly at 740-389-1018.
Parish School of ReligionReligious Education Classes – Sundays , at 9:15 a.m. Preschool through 7th Grade – 9:15-10:45 a.m. – St. Mary Grade School (1st Floor)2017 ClassesSeptember 10, 17, 24October 8, 15, 22November 5, 12, 19, ThanksgivingDecember 3, 10, 17, Christmas
Register on Sunday morning ~ 1st floor, St. Mary Grade School
Glenna Celestino ([email protected] or 740-382-2262)
Whether this is your first visit, or you’ve been here many times, we are glad you are here! We welcome new members to our faith community, so if you have not yet registered, please consider doing so.
To register, please call the Parish Office at 740-382-2118 or e-mail [email protected]. Thank you.
Del Párroco:Gracias a cada uno de ustedes quien trabajó en la carroza de St Mary para el desfile del Popcorn, especialmente Evelyn Lisiecki quien se encargó de planear y construir la carroza. Es importante dejar saber a nuestra comunidad que nuestra escuela sigue abierta, activa y brindando una educación Católica de calidad. Me estaré reuniendo con el Consejo asesor de la escuela este Jueves en la noche así empezando nuestras reuniones mensuales.El Miércoles por la tarde participaré en una reunión de la Comisión de Adoración parroquial para ver el calendario litúrgico desde hoy hasta fines del 2017. Los eventos especiales en este periodo incluye tres días sagrados de obligación (Todos Los Santos, Inmaculada Concepción, y Navidad) como también Todas Las Almas y Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.Por favor planee venir a nuestro festival parroquial este Sábado de 5-10pm en el gimnasio de la escuela. Recuerde que el festival es una noche solamente así que no se pierda la diversión !El Evangelio de hoy es uno de los dos únicos lugares en el Evangelio donde Jesus usa la palabra “iglesia”. Desde luego, esta palabra se encuentra en muchas otras partes del Nuevo Testamento, pero se recalca cuando la palabra de encuentra en los propios labios de Nuestro Señor mismo. En el Evangelio de hoy la palabra se invierte con gran poder. Jesus enseña que la evaluación de la iglesia en una manera controversial debe considerarse final. Esta enseñanza es muy desafiante para mucha gente de hoy, quien prefiere que la iglesia nunca esté en desacuerdo con sus propias opiniones.Su hermano en CristoPadre Thomas Buffer
Life Teen Opening KickoffSunday, September 246:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Food! Games! Prizes! Music! Fun! Let the adventure begin! Join us as we kick off a new year at Life Teen! Is your relationship with God on auto pilot? Do you find Church boring! Are you kind of zoning out when it comes to your faith? Do you want to go deeper? Life Teen can help you! Life Teen provides and environment where energy, faith, fun and learning go hand in hand. Our opening kickoff is just the beginning of yearlong adventure that will keep you coming back for for more! Bring a friend! Open to all high school teens! Questions? Call or text Mark at 740-223-8656.
Classes are held on Sundays, from9:15-10:45 a.m., in the Commons
Class ScheduleSeptember 10, 17, 24October 8, 15, 22
October 28 – ConfirmationRetreat–10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Joe and Debbie Faber ([email protected] or 740-360-1582) Mary Dutton ([email protected] or 740-361-0121)Glenna Celestino ([email protected] or 740-382-2262)2017-2018 Team: Joe and Debbie Faber, Mary Dutton and Melina Celestino
Prior participation in Religion Classes at St. Mary School or Parish School of Religion (PSR) is required to enroll in Confirmation Class. Each student’s religious education must have included 7th Grade Catechesis.
ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH MARION, OHIO
+++ RCIA CLASSES +++Do you know anyone who is interested in becoming Catholic? Or, have you been baptized in the Catholic Church, but have not been Confirmed? Or, are you simply interested in learning more
about our faith? If so, starting on September 20th, at 7:00 p.m., Fr. Buffer and Fr. Schmit will lead RCIA Classes, which will be held every Wednesday in the Commons.
If Wednesday evenings do not fit well with your schedule, beginning September 23rd, at 10:00 a.m., RCIA Classes will also be held every Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church in Cardington.
The St. Mary Children’s Choir will practice every Wednesday evening, from 5:00-5:45 p.m., in the Choir Loft, starting September 13, and will sing at a weekend or holy day Mass about once every 5-6 weeks.
We welcome children in Grades 3 through 8. Children may join for the entire year, or for a particular liturgical season. New members are welcome! This is a great way for kids to get involved in the Mass and to develop their musical skills.
Please Contact Mrs. Kathleen Whitt, at Children’s Choir Director, at 740-262-0365.
PARISH CHOIR –NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME!We are happy to welcome new members into the St. Mary Parish Choir. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evening, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., in the Choir Loft in
church. We sing on Sundays, at the 11:00 a.m. Mass, with one Sunday off per month. You are welcome to join for the year, or just for a season. Questions? Please feel free to call Betsy at 740-387-4971.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: In order to understand and better appreciate this special sacrament, parents must attend a Pre-Baptismal Class. St. Mary offers this instruction four times a year on the second Sunday of the month, from 2:00-4:30 p.m., in the Commons. Preregistration for the class is required. Baptisms are celebrated on Sundays of the month immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Please call Glenna at the Office of Religious Education at 740-382-2262 to register or if you have any questions or email to [email protected].
THE NEXT CLASS WILL BE HELD ONSUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., in the Commons.
EL SACRAMENTO DE BAUTISMOEl bautizo es el inicio de nuestra Vida Católica y es el sacramento más importante que recibimos. Si es que su niño es menor de 7 años, y desea bautizarlo, los padres y padrinos deben atender a una clase Pre-Bautismal. Nuestra Iglesia Santa María ofrece estas clases 4 veces al año.Para más información o si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llamar a la Sra Evelyn (860)997-0627.Next Baptism meeting in Spanish is Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:30pm at The Commons.Las proximas clases serán el Domingo, 22 de Octubre, 2017 a las 2:30pm en la Casa Blanca (The Commons).
St. Mary Festival Raffle:Each parish family received a book of 12 tickets that were mailed out in early May. We are asking you to purchase/sell as many raffle tickets as possible. As it was last year, the raffle tickets are $10.00 individually, six tickets for $50.00 and 12 tickets for $100.00.
Please return your sold tickets to be eligible for the remaining Early Bird drawing to be held on September 11th.
The winners of the third Early Bird Drawing held on September 5th are Jim & Maureen Marske. Congratulations!
If you have not received your tickets in the mail, please call the Parish Office and we will be happy to mail them to you or you can pick them up after any of the weekend Masses.
Success of the Festival Raffle requires everyone’s participation! We’ll see you at the Festival on Saturday, September 16th, from 5:00-10:00 p.m., in the School Gym!!
Call for Donations: We are in need of items for the St. Mary Festival Silent Auction on September 16th. Suggestions for contributions are: New items, gift cards, tickets to entertainment and sporting events, vacation weekends, golf outings, gift baskets, personal services, e.g. haircuts, manicures, dance lessons, art lessons, etc. Please, no used or flea market items.
Here are just some Silent Auction items:*Palace Theatre basket*Blue Jacket Tickets*Local Restaurant Gift Cards*Wine Basket*Assorted local gift shop gift cards*Kitchen Aid Mixer
Please contact Evan Stickney/Kay Rothman at 740-803-0327 no later thanSeptember11.DropoffitemsattheParishOffice.Thankyou.
The National CollectionThe Bishops of the United States approved a special one-time collection for the Trinity Dome. Your prayerful and financial support will not only adorn this “Crowning Jewel” and complete Mary’s Shrine, but will also leave a lasting legacy for generations to come in this living monument to our Catholic faith and heritage that is America’s Catholic Church.
Donation envelopes can be found in the back of church and entrances of the church. Thank you.
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
The rejuvenation of our St. Vincent de Paul facility continues. We have replaced our failed heating and air-conditioning unit, upgraded the interior of our thrift shop, added more storage space for our Food Pantry, and now we are ready to move to the next step.
The parking lot for our building was not repaired or replaced when we first occupied
the building nine years ago. It has become a safety issue for our volunteers and clients. Ice pools in the low spots and last year, we had several people slip and fall. There are areas where the asphalt has broken apart, and we have potholes that have needed patched each year. The time has come to replace it.
We have completed the bidding process and the work will start in September. The total cost will be over $20,000.00. The continued support of the parishioners of St. Mary is greatly appreciated.
WHEN YOU CARE ENOUGH TO GIVE THE VERY BEST: Give you and your spouse the gift of a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend! The next two weekends are September 15-17, and in the new year February 16-18, both in Central Ohio. For more information or to apply, contact Paul and Marilou Clouse at 614-834-6880, or visit our website at www.wwmecolumbus.org.
Twelve Steps of Transformation (Alanon Family Group)Where: First United Church of Christ (326 S. Prospect Street, Marion), Use East entrance.When: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.Why: To support families of alcoholics.Questions: Contact Mark at 383-690-1510.
ALPHA is coming to you!
What is ALPHA?
Alpha is a series of 10 sessions exploring the Christian faith. No two Alphas look exactly the same, but they have three common elements: food, a talk and discussion.
FOOD: We start with a tasty meal, a good way to get to know each other.
TALK: Our video talks are designed to engage and inspire communication. They explore the big issues around faith, such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?
DISCUSSION: Probably the most important part of any Alpha is the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the subject and discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to speak. And, there is nothing you can’t say. It’s a opportunity to hear from others and contribute in a friendly, open space.
Everyone from 18 to 118 is welcome!
Our sessions will be held at our Knights of Columbus Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m., on Tuesdays, beginning October 3rd. Please register by calling Dolores at the Parish Office at 740-382-2118. The $20.00 per person registration fee includes all of your meals. (A companion booklet is available for an additional $5.00.)
Fall Tour Day at the JosephinumSeminarians of the Pontifical College Josephinum will offer tours of the seminary, and the newly renovated chapel, on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Tours will begin every half-hour and are approximately 45 minutes, followed by refreshments. Reservations encouraged but not required. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Advancement Office at 614-985-2203.
THE BLUE MASSMonday, September 11, 5:00 p.m.
St. Timothy Church, 1088 Thomas Lane, Columbus
St. Timothy Parish and St. Timothy Knights of Columbus Council 14345 will host the Blue Mass on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. The Blue Mass is an opportunity to honor and pray for all active, retired and deceased first responders – police, firefighters, and emergency medical services personnel. It is also in memory of the 2,973 people who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Celebrant and Homilist will be the Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus. All active and retired first responders in the greater Columbus area and their families are invited to attend; let us all join together to honor their service, ask for God’s blessings upon them, keep them safe, and guide them in their duties.
Engaged and Married Couples: It’s Time!
Say Yes to God’s PlanWhether you’ve discerned God calling you to try to achieve or postpone pregnancy, Natural Family Planning (NFP) can help you and your spouse live God’s plan for
love and life, while strengthening your marriage relationship. Engaged and married couples are invited to learn NFP by attending a diocesan NFP Class Series, which starts Monday, September 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Westerville. To register or learn more, go to www.columbuscatholic.org/natural-family-planning, or contact the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614-241-2560.
13th Annual Heifer Festival – Saturday, September 30, 2017
This event is held at North Union Elementary School in Richwood. Free admission, parking and live entertainment for the whole family.
All profits from this Festival are donated to Heifer International, a nonprofit over 70 years old that was started by an Ohioan. Heifer International donates farm animals that provide milk, eggs, wool, etc., to families who so desperately need them. Heifer projects are in over 120 countries including the U.S. We are asking for your help in raising money to help these families. We have been successful in donating over $96,000.00 to Heifer International from our first 12 Festivals.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Festival (kitchen, games, etc.). We have many ways you can help and would love to speak with you if you are interested in knowing more. Volunteer for at least three hours and you get a free food pass.
If you would like to learn more, please visit our website at www.heiferfestival.org, or contact Monica Decker at 740-360-6545 or [email protected].
We hope you can come to the Heifer Festival and check out all the fun!