Updated Link| Parish News for Thursday, 5/13/21
We apologize for the extra email, but wanted to resend the
Thursday, 5/13 email with a corrected registration links.
1st annual blessing of the motorcycles
Sunday, 6/6 | 12:30pm - Church Rear lot
Motorcycle “riders” and passengers, too, need the protection of God while they ride! Fr. Dave Sizemore will be officiating this new annual event. All are welcome! Join us and ask your friends who ride to attend! Those attending will receive a prayer card and a sticker of St Columbanus, patron saint of motorcyclists.
Men's Golf Outing
Saturday, 6/12 | 9 am Shotgun start
All men welcome! 4-men teams and sponsorships available.
Register your team
Vacation Bible School 2021
Monday, 6/21 - Friday, 6/25 |
6 - 8:30 pm
Calling all kids age 4 through 5th grade! Join us on the ride of a lifetime at this summer's VBS!
Register your child today
Please adhere to direction from the diocese
This past week we received ongoing guidance from the Diocese of Columbus to continue our current operating procedures regarding precautions against the spread of COVID19. To that end, the Diocese considers it prudent to maintain the use of masks, keep 6 feet of distance in-between people who are not of the same household, and to sanitize surfaces after use. Please help us to remain in compliance so we can continue to gather for worship and offer faith formation in person.
Bishop's Annual Appeal update
This year our goal is $113,035.71. We are 1 week in with 5 % of our parishioners responding. Our parish has benefited so much in the past from the funds raised by the Bishops Annual Appeal. Let us show our gratitude by giving back and reaching our goal. We can accomplish this if, after prayerful consideration, everyone gives what they can. Any amount raised over our goal will be returned to our parish to be used for our needs. Envelopes to donate to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal are located at each of the Church exits. You may take one with you and either mail it directly to the Diocese or bring it back and drop it in the collection plate.
Upcoming Special Events
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
Learn more and RSVP
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
Annual Memorial Day Mass
Monday, 5/31, 9am - St. Joseph Cemetery
Blessing of the Motorcycles
Sunday, 6/6, 12:30pm - Church Rear Lot
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?
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 Friday, May 14 at 9:40AM