Parish News, Thursday, May 2, 2019
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All are welcome to join us on May 16th for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Bishop Brennan. Our Holy Hour will begin at 7 pm in the church.
Our next Parish Novena we will pray is
The Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots!
Whenever we grow closer to Jesus' mother, our mother, we grow closer to Jesus -- because Mary always brings us to Jesus. We will start praying in just a few days, on Friday, May 3rd! Click on the link below to sign-up.
Meet Andrea Gebhart!
We don’t know how she does it, but Andrea makes volunteering look easy and we appreciate her hard work and dedication. This week the volunteer spotlight shines brightly on Andrea Gebhart – she can show you how it’s done! Andrea is a mother of 4 beautiful children who attend St. Francis School - and is employed by the Licking County Court system. She has been President of our PTA for the past four years. Under her direction, we have received over $125,000.00 for school. She oversees committees such as Box Tops for Education, Christmas Bazaar, Trunk or Treat, and Walk-a-thon. Funds generated from these events have gone to buy playground equipment, books, and enhancements to our security system. Appreciation is shown to our Grandparents with a day just for them! Teachers are gifted with goodies throughout the year and hospitality is shown to new and old families. Contributions have been made to The Giving Tree and St. Vincent de Paul Society. Andrea’s generous heart and tireless efforts contribute greatly in making St. Francis de Sales the fantastic school it is!
Thank you, Andrea!
P.S. We are looking for some new faces! Possibly co-chair an event with a friend? Volunteering is a great way to log hours and the kids love seeing your face at school. Contact the school office for details. 740-345-4049.
Young Adults, you are invited for tantalizing tacos, fantastic fellowship, gregarious games, and... Mary Our Mamma.
Come one, come all for a great night at the rectory!
Pints with Padre is a Young Adult Ministry of Saint Francis de Sales. Our goal is to grow in fellowship and community while pursuing authentic relationships with God and one another. All are invited. All are welcome. Come and See.
Attention High School Seniors--Last call RSVPs for the Senior Send-off on May 19th! Help us Celebrate your graduation as a parish family. Click the link below to sign up. We'll see you there!
Click Here to RSVP by May 3rd.
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“God Makes Every Grace Abundant”, the theme of the 2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal inspires us, as people of Faith, to place our trust in God and bring hope to those who most need to feel His love. Works of kindness and assistance, sometimes in the smallest way, can bring about a profound change in a person’s life. Through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, we have an opportunity to bring about a positive change in the lives of many of God’s people. Through your generosity, you are supporting the various ministries and programs that are vital in spreading His love. This week is Commitment Weekend for the Appeal, at which time you can make your gift or pledge. Our parish has been asked to raise $125,797.93. 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 particular needs.
St. Francis de Sales Preschool
is looking to fill the positions of a Preschool Teacher and Aide.
Please click the links below for more details
Foundations Campaign Update
If you are receiving Offertory envelopes through us, you may have noticed a new envelope in your packs for the Foundations Campaign. These are sent for those who have already made commitments to the Campaign already. If you have not yet made your pledge or are fulfilling your pledge through EFT or another way, please disregard. Our Sunday Visitor did not have the capabilities for us to pick and choose who got these in their packets, so they were distributed to everyone.
on Thursday, May 2 at 2:00PM