Experiencing God Even in Desolation | Parish News for Thursday, 2/11/21
A Message from Fr. Dave
Happening This Week
REMINDER: The 9am Mass on Friday, 2/12 is cancelled due to a funeral.
Watch the Live Stream @ 9a
Volunteer at one of these Masses
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Which Lenten Resource(s) Will You Chose?
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.
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The Hallow #Pray40 Lent Challenge
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.
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. Need more help with sign up? Check out this
Respect Life Group Flocknote
You're invite to join our group where we'll 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. Please consider joining the Respect Life Flocknote Group. You can join by going to the parish Flocknote
or by contacting
Build a Date Night Into Your Weekly Schedule
This is time dedicated to you and your spouse to
enjoy dinner, a video, and 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
Phillip Young, Barbara Parkhill, and Brady Hempleman recently passed away. Please pray for them and for all the faithful departed. May God grant them peace and eternal rest. You can
read their full obituaries here
WOMEN OF ST. FRANCIS MEETS
We're bringing 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 as well. See you tonight at 7pm in Murphy Hall!
WEDDING VOWS RENEWAL
Fr. Dave will complete a wedding vow renewal following the 4:45p Mass on Saturday, 2/13. All married couples are invited to attend this special Mass.
UPCOMING PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN SESSION
All staff and volunteers having contact with children are obliged to attend a Protecting God’s Children class and complete a background check. An online PGC will be held on Thursday, 2/18 at 6p. If you are interested in attending this free class, please register at
. You must register no later than 2/16.
ANNUAL GIVING STATMENTS
Giving Statements are available through the parish office. Please stop by to pick yours up or call us at 740.345.9874 and we can email or mail them to you. EFT statements have been sent through email.
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.
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)
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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 11 at 2:00PM