Parish News, Thursday, September 26, 2019
Happening this Saturday evening!
Heavenly Hogs and Hops
Men's social gathering open to all men of the Parish over the age of 18
Saturday, September 28th, 2019
Gates open at 5:30 pm
Location is behind the Rectory
RSVP to Ed Watson 740-535-6359
FELLOWSHIP, FUN, FOOD, & FOOTBALL
Fr. David Sizemore will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for
Mary Pauline Ventura
on Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM at St. Francis de Sales.
Please pray for Mary’s soul as well as her family and friends.
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Starts this Saturday
Become a man after God’s own heart!
That Man Is You begins September 28th, 2019 at 7:30 am and combines scripture, solid research & fellowship to address the pressures facing men in our modern culture. Still have questions? Click on the video below. Ready to sign up? Click on the Register button below.
Video: The Door
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Starts this Sunday!
Pints with Padre - Saturday, September 28th – 18+ Guys and Girls Night!
For the Men - Join us for the
Heavenly Hogs and Hops Hog Roast
at the Rectory.
For the Ladies -
Crafts and Cocktails!
The ladies will also meet for Mass at 5 pm and then travel to the Mary Room for food, fun, and some great crafting projects.
SPICE in the Holy Grounds Café!
Join us in Johnson Hall after the 8:00am Mass on Sunday,
for coffee, donuts and a bit of SPICE!
Students from Newark Catholic High School will serve and provide information about the SPICE program.
Beloved – Finding Happiness in Marriage – Living Marriage
Couples’ Ministry - Date Night Meets Saturday, October 12th after the 5:00 pm Mass.
Approximately 6:30-8:30 pm in Johnson Hall. Child care is provided! Join us for dinner and a movie.
All are welcome; invite another couple!
If you haven’t joined us before, come for a fun date night!
A note from our pastor:
I’m reaching out to our parish family to help our young families who want to be involved and engaged at Mass and participate in discipleship groups. Many hands make the load light. If we had 10-12 volunteers for Sunday morning, you would have just one Sunday a month where you are serving in our dedicated child care room. If you are available in the evenings or one Saturday a month, we have needs you can fill for our young families to participate. Please prayerfully consider giving your time, if you can, so others can be fed who are in a different season of life.
A background check and Protecting God’s children are needed to provide this service. The next opportunity at St. Francis is October 21, 6-9 pm. The parish will reimburse you for the cost of your background check. Please keep the receipt.
Contact Tina Burtch
or Tracey Merritt (614) 327-9736. See bulletin for more details.
- Fr. Dave
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If you have any interest in learning about how all the equipment works in the church, whether you want to be a volunteer technician at one of our liturgies or you play other roles in church that it would benefit you to know, please plan on attending the
Tech Team Training Session on Sunday, September 29th after the 10:45 Mass
. Meet Matt Munhall in the choir loft! Willingness to learn and minimal experience are necessary.
The priests of our diocese will be at a convocation from 5:00pm Monday, September 30 until noon Thursday, October 3. The Serra Clubs of Columbus have organized a prayer vigil so our priests and our bishop will be covered in prayer for the entire duration of the convocation. Would you sign up to keep vigil in front of a tabernacle for an hour or more during this time? We are confident we can cover every hour of the convocation! Click on the link below to sign up for as many prayer slots as you'd like.
Also, so you can pray for every priest by name during your hour(s), there is a link below to the diocesan directory of priests.
Thanks for joining the Serra Clubs of Columbus in this important endeavor.
Sign Up for Prayer Slots
Diocesan Directory of Priests
CALLING ALL STUDENTS AND ADULTS
We can use your help during Masses and anyone who has completed 2nd grade and above is eligible to serve in some way. Here are all of your options:
Alter Servers: anyone who has received 1st Communion
Lectors: anyone who has been baptized and is a strong reader
Cantors: anyone who has been baptized and lead others in song
Eucharistic Ministers: anyone who has been Confirmed
Jr MC/MCs: current, proficiently performing Altar Servers
Technology: anyone comfortable with computers and A/V equipment
Greeters/Ushers: open to all with friendly, welcoming dispositions
Training is provided for all roles and it is easy to get into a service rotation that will work around your family’s schedule. The cherry on top of the cake? You’re already here! Help others and facilitate their worship experience while enhancing your own! Please reach out to Grace Wright with questions or to sign up.
Registration for CYSC opens on October 1st at Midnight! Two years ago, camp sold out in one day. Last year they doubled the number of available spots and it took longer to sell out...three days. Avoid the waitlist and sign up early.
1. Create your account early by going to
and clicking "Register Now." Some of our families tried to make their account at midnight and by the time they were finished, the week they wanted was full.
2. Have a week in mind that you'd like to be a part of. We have chosen weeks 1 and five for our students, but you can attend any week that works for you.
3. Encourage friends and family to sign up for the same week you are attending.
4. Set an alarm for 11:45 on September 30th.
5. Log in and get yourself signed up!
on Thursday, September 26 at 2:00PM