Are you on the path to greatness? | Parish News for Thursday, 2/4/21
A Message from Fr. Dave
Happening This Week
If you previously registered to attend either Healing the Whole Person or Day of Equipping online, you received an email with your auto-generated password and instructions to access the livestreamed conference page directly from the John Paul II Institute.
Please check your junk, spam, or promotional folders if you do not see the email in your inbox for the email coming from
SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Due to the Healing the Whole Person event on Saturday, February 6, both confessions and the Rosary for Peace are cancelled. Church doors will open for Mass at 4:15p to allow time for sanitizing before Mass.
Make this Lent Like None Other
Check out the resources we've gathered for you to
make your preparation for Easter better than ever before.
Feed Your Soul with Prayer this Lent
Nothing will transform your life so completely, absolutely, and forever like really learning how to pray. That’s why this year’s BEST LENT EVER journeys through Matthew Kelly’s latest book,
I Heard God Laugh
: A Practical Guide to Life’s Essential Daily Habit.
Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through all forty days of Lent, you will receive a daily email with a short video to help you reconnect with yourself and your God.
Sign up now
The Hallow #Pray40 Lent Challenge
Hallow offers special daily meditations from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday.
In honor of the year of St. Joseph, the
will be focused on growing in the virtues of the patron saint of the Universal Church, including humility, hiddenness, obedience, chastity, justice, and love of the poor.
There will be a new type of prayer each day to build on the theme for the week.
Sign up now
Strengthen Your Marriage
This is time dedicated to you & your spouse.
Enjoy Dinner, a video, & discussion with each other!
Strengthen Your Marriage
Set aside this time to devote to your marriage.
This 7-date course helps couples to:
Understand each other’s needs
Communicate more effectively
Grow closer by learning methods to resolve conflict
Recover from ways you may have hurt each other
Recognize how your upbringing affects your relationship
Improve relationships with parents and in-laws
Develop greater sexual intimacy
Discover each other’s “love languages” and much more
Catholic Christian Counseling is Just a Click Away
Learn more by clicking the links below.
Meet Dr. Roberts
WOMEN OF ST. FRANCIS MEETS 2/11
Let’s bring back our White Elephant exchange – with a twist. To limit touch points, each participant will keep the gift that she chooses on the first try. Don’t buy something new, it should be something you already have in your possession; it can be really nice, or really silly! Also, we'll be collecting laundry detergent and dish soap for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. We'll see you Thursday 2/11 at 7pm in Murphy Hall!
COLUMBUS CATHOLIC MEN'S CONFERENCE
Join men from all over the Columbus Diocese in-person at select parishes, as well as men from all over the country as they tune in virtually for the first conference of this kind on Saturday, 2/27, 9a - 12p. An amazing host and phenomenal array of speakers on fire with the Spirit are sure to inspire, encourage and strengthen conference attendees.
Learn more about the speakers here
with questions or to register for the St. Francis watch party.
INVITATION FROM OUR PARISH RESPECT LIFE GROUP
During Lent, the Respect Life Group’s Flocknote group will offer pro-life reflections on the 14 Stations of the Cross - one each Tuesday and Friday. This will be in addition to its Monday Quote of the Week and Intercession of the Week whose contents are from authoritative Catholic sources. Periodically, other life affirming articles are posted as well. Please consider joining the Respect Life Flocknote Group. You can join by going to the parish Flocknote
or by contacting
ANNUAL TAX STATEMENTS NOW AVAILABLE
Your annual parish and Bishop's Annual Appeal giving statements are available through the parish office. Please stop by to pick yours up, call us (740.345.9874) to request a copy be mailed to you, or
request a copy be sent to you by email
. EFT statements have been sent through email.
PASSING THE VIRTUAL OFFERTORY BASKET
We really need everyone to make an ongoing pledge to support our mission. Electronic giving is currently the most consistent way to give, safest and most reliable. Will you consider how you can help us during this time?
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
MOST RECOMMENDED -
For reoccurring gifts, you can set up automatic debit to one’s bank account or charges to one’s credit card.
Please fill out this
Offertory Commitment Form
to set up recurring payments.
One-Time Online Donation
If you normally donate by envelopes or the basket, we have set up a link to donate online with a one-time donation by credit card.
Click here to complete the form
. You may use this link as often as you like.
Another option is through our new TEXT-to-GIVE number. Donate simply by texting SFDS to 740.240.6093. You can also use this in place of your normal offertory basket giving.
If you would like to continue using your envelopes, please mail your contribution into the parish office at 40 Granville Street, Newark, OH 43055. Checks are preferred as cash is not a safe or secure way to fulfill your offertory through the mail.
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:30a - 4p
Sunday 9:30a - 12:30p
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:15p
Saturdays 3:45 - 4:15p
Or by Appointment
Tuesday @ 12p
Wednesday @ 6:30p
Friday @ 9a
Saturday Vigil @ 4:45p
Sunday @ 8:30a and
Sunday @ 11a (
on Thursday, February 4 at 2:00PM