Parish News, Thursday, June 20, 2019
What is the most
How can you reach people who seem
How should you respond when someone says Catholicism is
rule-obsessed or repressive
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Word on Fire's 8 Principles of Evangelization
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CONFIRMATION CLASS OF 2020
An informational meeting and registration session will be held on
Sunday, June 23, following the 8 a.m. Mass (at approximately 9:15 a.m.)
in the church. Any students planning to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2020 and their parents/guardians should plan to attend this 1-hour meeting where you’ll receive a Chosen Parent’s Guide, which summarizes the program, allowing you to follow along and play an active role in your child’s faith journey. You will also receive registration paperwork, our schedule, and can ask questions about the Confirmation process.
I am pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for 1st degree Knights who wish to complete their 2nd and 3rd degree that there will be a 2nd and 3rd Degree Ceremony of the Knights of Columbus on June 23, 2019, in Zanesville, Ohio.
This is a wonderful opportunity for all 1st Degree Knights to obtain their 2nd degree and then complete their 3rd degree which then they become full-fledged Knight which allows them to become officers within their councils. This ceremony will be hosted by Council 505. All candidates are to report at 11:30 am. The address to the ceremony is 275 Sunrise Center, Zanesville, OH 43701. The ceremony will last up to 4 hours and dinner will be served after the 3rd-degree ceremony is completed.
“God makes every Grace abundant”
2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
This week marks our 6th week of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Our parish goal is
. We have collected
and we are almost half way there. The Diocese has been so good to our parish. In the past 5 years the Diocese gave our parish a loan for
and another gift of
to help keep Saint Francis afloat. In April of 2018 the Bishop forgave those loans in order to give St. Francis de Sales a fresh start. We are very grateful for this gift. Let us show our gratitude by meeting our parish goal of $125,798. Now is our time to help other parishes, ministries and outreach programs throughout our diocese by making a pledge in support of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
LAST CHANCE TO 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
YOU’RE INVITED: VBS DECORATING PARTY
Folks of all ages are invited to join us to decorate for VBS on
Sunday, June 23 at noon
in the gym. Lunch will be provided! Many hands make light work so please plan to join us for as long as you can! An RSVP is not required but is helpful. Contact Angela Centofanti at
with questions or your RSVP.
Teens and adults with a love of sharing God’s Good News with children are encouraged to volunteer for this year’s VBS! There are a variety of roles that can fit your natural talents, from the decorations set up team to the small group leader or event station leaders or a station assistant. Visit
to sign up for your perfect spot!
Please note: adult volunteers who work directly with children are required to complete the Protecting God’s Children program and complete a background check. Visit
for more information.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES NEEDED
Donations are needed to supplement our supplies. Please visit
to get more information and select items to donate. Donation drop off is June 16 - 23 at the Parish Office.
For more info please contact VBS Director, Angela Centofanti at
Rosary Procession video from May 13, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio to honor the apparition Our Lady in Fatima. Check it out!
There will be a Eucharistic Procession after the 10:45 am Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Please join us!
on Thursday, June 20 at 2:00PM