Surprise, you're a prophet! | Parish News for Thursday, 2/18/21
A Message from Fr. Dave
Happening This Week
This is for you
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
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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
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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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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
Fr. David Sizemore will celebrate a Mass of Christian burial for Joan Frances Merryman Jeffers Tuesday, 2/23, 12 noon. Henderson VanAtta Stickle Funeral home is in charge of arrangements and her
full obituary can be read here
. Calling hours will be held at their Newark Chapel from 10 - 11:30a on Tuesday, 2/23. Please pray for Joan’s soul as well as her family and friends.
Please note: our regularly scheduled Tuesday 12p Mass will be cancelled on 2/23.
SNOW REMOVAL TEAMS FORMING
Looking for a way to both get in your workout and serve your parish? We’ve got the solution! We are hoping to create 4-5 snow removal teams to assist in clearing sidewalks, the parking lots, and putting salt down for both weekends and weekdays. Teams will be called into action on a rotating schedule. This is a great way to complete volunteer and service hours (for Newark Catholic, SFDS Grants, etc.) or just to give back to your parish community. Training and equipment will be provided. For more information or to volunteer, please contact teams coordinator Jeff Kieffer by
or at 614.329.1645.
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LAST CHANCE! ATTENTION NEWARK CATHOLIC SENIORS
The Catholic Foundation is a proud steward of the Steven & Salena Hitchens Scholarship. This scholarship provides funds for the first two years of college tuition to a graduating senior from Newark Catholic High School pursuing a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.
Apply for the Steven & Salena Hitchens Scholarship here
The Catholic Foundation’s Applications for Scholarships closes March 1. Since 2007, The Catholic Foundation has awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships empowering over 200 young people to continue their academic and vocational studies. For more information on other scholarships and to apply
. If you have any questions about our scholarship process please feel free to contact
, VP of Grants at the Catholic Foundation or call 614-443-8893.
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.
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 18 at 2:00PM