Parish News, Thursday, May 30, 2019
REGISTER FOR VBS 2019
This year’s Vacation Bible School theme is ROAR – Life is Wild. God is Good! It’s a super fun week-long day camp where faith-filled activities guarantee a roaring good time!
: Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
: Kids entering grades K – 5
: St. Francis de Sales Parish
: $25 per student (fee includes: 1 t-shirt per child, snacks,activities and supplies and 1 music CD per family!)
Registration forms are available in the church, at the parish or online at
For more info please contact VBS Director, Angela Centofanti at
Not too late to sign up!
Alpha for young adults
(college age and beyond)
will be offered this summer!
The meetings are on Mondays. Meet at Susie’s Bistro, 17 W. Main Street in Newark at 6:30 pm. If you are interested or if you know someone who is interested, contact Ed Watson by text to (740) 535-6359 or contact Katherine Kraft by email at
Come Holy Spirit!
Ladies, join us for a 6 week Scripture study on Ephesians. Come as often as your summer schedule allows. Great fellowship and time spent in God’s Word. You can be Fearless and Free!
If you missed the Ground Breaking Ceremony, click on the video link below:
"Always pray and never give up" - Luke 18:1
We're excited to announce that the next novena we're praying is the original novena!
Novenas are an ancient tradition that goes back to the days of the Apostles.
Jesus told His disciples to pray together after His ascension into heaven, so they went to an upper room along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, (Acts 1:14) and joined constantly in prayer for nine days.
These nine days of constant prayer by the Apostles at the direction of Jesus led up to Pentecost. This is when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples as “tongues of fire” (Acts 2:1-4). This pattern of 9 days of prayer is the basis of the novenas we pray today.
Thus, the novena is an imitation of the Lord’s command to the Apostles when they prayed for 9 days in anticipation of the coming of the Holy Spirit.
So maybe you can guess by now that the next novena we're praying is.......
The Pentecost Novena!
DIOCESAN SENIOR CITIZENS CELEBRATION
The Diocesan Senior Citizens Celebration is Tuesday, June 18th, at St. Mary Church, 61 S. Paint Street, Chillicothe. Bishop Robert J. Brennan will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Mass will be followed by a luncheon. This annual event is a great opportunity of prayer, food, and fellowship with senior citizens from the 23-county Catholic Diocese of Columbus. Registration for the celebration is $15. To register, please send a check payable to the Office for Social Concerns, Catholic Diocese of Columbus, 197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. For more information, call 614-241-2540 or email us at socmailbox@columbuscatholic. org. Registrations are requested by June 13th.
Summer Parish Office Hours
Beginning in June, summer office hours are:
Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday - 9 am – 12pm.
on Thursday, May 30 at 2:00PM