The Chosen - Parish News for Friday, 05.15.20
A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM FR. DAVE
WORSHIP & PRAYER
Return to Public Mass
Our team is working to prepare our strategy for our return to public celebration of the Mass on the weekend of
, the Solemnity of Pentecost! Please stay tuned, we will have detailed information in next week's Flocknote.
Fr. Dave has resumed hearing confessions (
See his video message about it here
)! This week he has slots open on Saturday, 5/16, 11 am - 1 pm. Remember confessions are by appointment only and other
guidelines are in place
Check out details
about how we're making this happen,
then sign up here
or call Joanne at 740.345.9874 ext 258 to schedule.
Adoration will resume on Monday, 6/1. Anytime is a great time to sign up to adore our Lord, but special prayers are requested for our parish, our community and the world as we navigate our "new normal." You can find
more info on our website
or reach out to Julie Muetzel by
or by calling 614.302.6711 with any questions or to schedule a time.
Join us as we
live stream liturgies on YouTube
Thursdays at 6 pm
: Eucharistic Adoration
Sundays at 10 am
: Holy Mass
Adult Faith Formation
This week the staff recommends
, the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system,
allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this TV show is for you.
Watch Episode #1 online now
Bishop Barron is releasing a new film series,
, and the first episode is available now. As we prepare to return to public celebrations of the sacraments, it is a good time to check it out!
is ready for you.
No Way I Could Be a Saint
We’re all called to be saints — to give our lives fully to God like the saints that have gone before us. Naturally, then, we should look to canonized saints as examples and role models. But how on earth are we supposed to be saints when those who have gone before us have done such remarkable things?
We're having our last meeting this Sunday at 7 pm!
Join us for fun and games on Zoom
Let's Stay in Touch
all summer to hear about super fun activities as well as info from our ongoing Teaching Tuesday and Formation Friday Series!
Elementary Faith Formation
First Communion Families
Thank you for completing our first ever online First Communion Retreat. We hope you enjoyed it and we encourage you to make up any remaining areas you may have missed. Please
let us know
if there is anything we can do to help. We will be in touch as soon as we know a date for First Communion.
Be on the lookout in the next few weeks for a registration link for our first ever virtual VBS scheduled for the week of 7/13. If you would like to help with VBS planning or have ideas, please
let us know
The Great STEM Toy Giveaway
The Works has seven pallets of toys to give away to children ages 10 and under. The drive-through event will take place on Friday, 5/22, 4 - 7 pm in front of The Works buildings on 2nd Street. In partnership with toys for Tots and DOMI 7, our goal is to continue STEM learning at home. See flyer below for more details.
Essential Workers Project
Join us in a campaign to support essential workers who have become everyday heroes by continuing to work to ensure we can have as normal a life as possible during the pandemic. Attached is a list you can support by sending letters, cards, and/or artwork. Remember, essential workers aren't just those you see...think of the janitors, food production workers and other folks who may be overlooked, but who are the backbone of many of these facilities.
STEM Toy Giveaway flyer.pdf
Essential Workers List - Parish.pdf
PARISH COMMUNITY NEWS
We need your help for reopening the parish for public Masses beginning on 5/30 for our AV Tech, Sanitation, Greeter and Usher teams. If you're able to help us keep everyone safe while worshiping together, please contact
Fr. Dave has started to do baptisms privately, with small groups adhering to the state's maximum of 10 people gathered. Our baptism coordinators are in the process of rescheduling postponed baptisms. For parents interested in getting their child/ren baptized but who haven't started the process yet, baptism preparation classes are currently being held online and all paperwork can be done via email. Please contact
for more information.
We are still available to serve you by phone or email. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need us! Please
see a contact list here
As we prepare for our return to public Mass, where will once again receive our Lord in the Holy Eucharist, let us meditate on the source and summit of our Catholic faith.
Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Pray for us!
Thank you to Eric Soiu for the above submission to Flocknotes. If you have ideas for content, please send it to
today. Submissions will be used as space permits and as seasonally/liturgically appropriate.
PASSING THE VIRTUAL OFFERTORY BASKET
If you are able, will you consider donating an extraordinary gift to the parish in one of the following ways?
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
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For reoccurring gifts, you can set up automatic debit to one’s bank account or charges to one’s credit card. Please fill out this
Offertory Commitment Form
to set up recurring payments.
One-Time Online Donation
If you normally donate by envelopes or the basket, we have set up a link to donate online with a one-time donation by credit card.
Click here to complete the form
. You may use this link as often as you like.
Another option is through our new TEXT-to-GIVE number. Donate simply by texting SFDS to 740.240.6093. You can also use this in place of your normal offertory basket giving.
If you would like to continue using your envelopes, please mail your contribution into the parish office at 40 Granville Street, Newark, OH 43055. Checks are preferred as cash is not a safe or secure way to fulfill your offertory through the mail.
on Friday, May 15 at 10:00AM