What do I do with my imperfect family? | Parish News for Thursday, 5/6/21
What do we do with the reality of our imperfect families? Fr. Dave explores Jesus' family tree to relay the truths of our dysfunctional family's role in this world and shows us that scripture offers solution to our familial problems.
Meet the first ‘working-mom’ saint
I would not be here if I was not loved so much,” said Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla at a 2017 luncheon. It’s true of all of us, but in an especially direct way for this woman because her mother and namesake, St. Gianna Berretta, gave her life to save her daughter’s. St. Gianna’s life, as well as her death, reflected the love she had for her children, her family, and the most vulnerable in society.
Work it, mama
Tips from 2 saints on how to
more patient with your children
I lose patience very easily! Come evening, it’s a rush: I have one hour and a half to check kids’ homework, start dinner and give them a bath. The smallest thing ticks me off, I get angry and start yelling,” admits Brigit, recounting an ordinary evening for many families. Read more by clicking below.
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5 things to know
about spiritual motherhood
The gift of spiritual motherhood is one of God's greatest gifts to women. Discover how you can enter more deeply into this charism which supports and strengthens the hearts in countless ways.
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Jesus' final gift to us
We will be honoring our mothers this weekend, and May is the month of our Holy Mother, Mary! Why do we as Catholics love her so much? Do we worship her? Mary was mostly unnoticed in life, except by God. Now she is know as Ark of the New Covenant, Star of the Sea, Queen of Heaven, and Mother of God. Chris Stefanick shares a bit more about Jesus' final gift to us before he perished on the cross.
Tell me more, Chris
In Memory of our beloved dead
Please pray for our dearly departed especially those who have passed away most recently,
Upcoming Special Events
Friday, 5/7, 10am - 4pm - Murphy Hall
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Seeds of Faith - CANCELLED
The normally scheduled scripture study is cancelled for Sunday, 5/9.
Men of the East Travelling Holy Hour
Thursday, 5/13, 7pm - Church
All men are welcome.
Fr. Mike Gribble's 40th Ordination Anniversary
Help celebrate Fr. Gribble with a card shower. Send your card to 13644 Juniper Road East, Thornville, OH 43076.
Soul Sisters Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, 5/16, 12:15pm - Murphy Hall
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Consecration to St. Joseph Begins
Pick up your consecration guide at Mass on the weekend of 5/15 and 5/16.
Women of St. Francis End-of-Year Dinner
Thursday, 5/20, 6:30pm - Murphy Hall
Cost: $17; Please RSVP to Dorothy Varrasso by
or at 740.644.1223
Men's Golf Outing
Saturday, 6/12, 9am shotgun start - Trout Club
Form your team or get info on hole sponsorships here.
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?
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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
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Sunday 9:30a - 12:30p
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:15p
Saturdays 3:45 - 4:15p
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Wednesday @ 6:30p
Friday @ 9a
Saturday Vigil @ 4:45p
Sunday @ 8:30a and
Sunday @ 11a (
on Thursday, May 6 at 2:00PM