Parish News, Thursday, February 7 , 2019
Catholic Watchmen: Tonight
Catholic Watchmen: To Serve and Witness
Catholic Watchmen is a series of seven disciplines that form the basis to grow into a holy life. A great on-ramp to those new to the faith and yet with depth to challenge any walk. Catholic Watchmen will meet monthly with the next meeting Thursday, February 7th at 6:15 pm in Johnson Hall. All are welcome, feel free to invite fathers, brothers, sons, and friends.
Parish Adoration: Tonight
Adoration Holy Hour with Praise and Worship, Reconciliation and Prayer
"Lord, what is your will for my life?" "How can I grow closer to you, Jesus?" Do you desire a greater connection with our Lord? Join us as we worship him. Thursday, February 7th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Church we will worship our Lord together in the Blessed Sacrament. Priests will be available for Reconciliation and our prayer teams available for prayer. He thirsts for you--come to Him.
I wanted to update you on the status of our beautiful Austin Organ. Over the last month or so, we’ve discovered that the organ blower motor needed some serious maintenance. Fortunately, that fix was quickly completed with the help of David Grigsby and Frank Grise. Upon our organ servicing company re-inspection, it was discovered there was air leaking from the air chest. The air chest is a reservoir where the air coming from the motor goes before being pushed through the pipes to make the sound. After lengthy discussions with the servicing company, they have agreed to repair the air chest of the organ and retune it within the next two weeks. They are doing this at no charge as it this is covered under a warranty from the 2012 rebuild of the organ. God is good! Thank you for your patience and look forward to the return of organ music soon!
Director of Music and Liturgy
Summit and Chosen: Feb 10th with Adoration
Chosen/ Summit--Feb 10th: Prayer and Hearing God's Call with Fr. David Sizemore followed by Adoration
Does God still speak to his people? Does He have advice and a will for my life? Can I discern His voice?
Absolutely! Join us to learn how to hear God's call and what we can do to seek his will. We will finish our session with Adoration, Praise and Worship. Adoration will begin in the Main body of the Church at 8:00pm and will conclude at 8:30. Come and adore our Eucharistic Lord!
Elevate: Feb 13
Boss: A Series on Authority
Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to scream, “You’re not the boss of me!” (You can also raise your hand if you have, in fact, actually screamed it.) Especially when we’re teenagers, we tend to push back on the people, places, and things that control and hold authority over us. But here’s the catch: whether we admit it or not, we’ve all given someone (or something) control of our lives. In this 4-week series, we will see what we can do to defeat the things that distract us and shift our attention to the things that matter.
Notice of Parishioner's Death
Fr. David Sizemore will celebrate a Mass of Christian burial for James Anthony Giles on Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00 AM at St. Francis de Sales.
Please keep Jim’s soul as well as his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Winter Wonderland Dance
Saturday, February 16, 2019 following 5 pm Mass
A few tickets are still available!
Please make any necessary payments by Sunday 2/10. Payments will be accepted at the parish office and at the back of church after Masses. The attire for the dance is date night casual but no jeans.
Tickets are $35 per couple.
Questions? Contact Lynda Wagner at 740-334-9694
Offertory Statements are ready and available in the Parish Office. Please stop by the parish office to pick up your statement or call the parish office and we will mail it to you.
: If you have not already received a statement. Please call the parish office and give your current email address so we can email your statement for online giving.
The Franciscans! 2019
Franciscans Is a new Senior Social Group for Men and Women 50 and Up
Several trips and dinners are planned for the year.
For more information, click on the attached files.
1 February 2019 handout The Franciscans 2019.docx
1 FLORIDA 2019 The Franciscans of St Francis de Sales Parish presents.docx
-Jan 22-THE FRANCISCANS 2019 Bulletin January 13, 2019 FINAL.docx
Diocesan Catholic Youth Conferences
Buckle up--Teens from all over the Diocese will be taking Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus by storm for the Diocese of Columbus' Youth Conferences. This year's Keynote speaker is a musician, performer, and (newly) Catholic dad, Jon Konz. Join us and hundreds of youth from around the Diocese of Columbus for a celebration of faith and fun. Bishop Watterson High School will be hosting both youth conferences this year.
Bosco Bash Middle School Youth Conference for Grades 6th -8th is March 9th, starting at 2 PM, concluding by 8 PM.
Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference for students in Grades 9th -12th is March 10th, starting at 10 AM, concluding by 5:30 PM.
The registration cost is $30/teen. Registration will be available online through Flocknote and the Parish website.
Please contact Ed Watson for more information.
Bosco Bash Registration Link:
DCYC Registration Link:
on Thursday, February 7 at 2:00PM