Case for Christ - Parish News for Thursday, 6/25/20
A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM FR. DAVE
PARISH, SCHOOL & COMMUNITY NEWS
Welcome to the Catholic Church
It is with great joy that we prepare to welcome some of the world's newest Catholics! On Saturday, 6/27 at our 5pm Mass,
members of the St. Francis RCIA Class of 2020 will receive their sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church. This Mass will be broadcast on our
too! We are so pleased to welcome each of these fantastic individuals into the Catholic Family! From all of us at St. Francis, Congratulations and may God Bless you with an abundance of His grace as you live out your Catholic faith!
Great Adventure Scripture Study
on Wednesday evening from 7-8:30p on Zoom just started the New Testament if you would like to jump in or rejoin. Contact Sue and Jeff Grindrod:
Fruit of the Vine Prayer and Healing Group
We gather for praise, worship, teaching and healing through the action and experience of the Holy Spirit to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ Tuesday evenings 7:30-9p. Contact Eric Soiu 740-927-8727 or John Marron 740-403-2057 for the Zoom Meeting information.
ONLINE Catholic Men's Leadership Alliance Summit
You are invited to participate in the 2020 Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance (CMLA) Virtual Summit, featuring
Dr. Tim Gray, president of the Augustine Institute
, along with other great speakers. The virtual summit will be streamed
on Saturday, June 27, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (CDT). This year’s theme is
Knowing and Living the Post–COVID-19 New Normal
. CMLA’s Virtual Summit will be a powerful day for reflection and action.
Charisms of the Holy Spirit
Join this 6-week seminar where you will journey through sacred scriptures and church teachings to uncover and learn the Holy Spirit's mission to bring you fullness of life and an outpouring of the spiritual gifts called Charisms which will help you to be holy and fulfill your mission to bring Christ to others.Get more info and
Fourth of July Schedule Changes
We have the following changes to our schedule in observance of Independence Day:
will close on Thursday, 7/2 at 10 pm and reopen on Monday, 7/6 at 5 pm.
will be closed Friday, 7/3 - Sunday, 7/5, reopening on Monday, 7/6 at 10 am.
You’ve Never Experienced Jesus Like This Before
Sometimes the Gospel can feel more like a story than like real life, but not anymore! Join us, as we dive into the brand new worldwide phenomenon, “The Chosen.” The first ever TV show about the life of Jesus presents Jesus, Mary, and the apostles, as real people we can have real relationships with. Join us on Zoom, Mondays at 7:30p, beginning 7/13, as we watch and discuss the show that tens of millions are raving about.
Register and get the Zoom link
Steubenville Live: Hope Alive
The annual Steubenville Conference for youth grades 8 through graduating high school seniors will be live and in-person 7/17 through 7/19 in Murphy Hall! Hundreds of thousands of people will be streaming this amazing event. The cost is just $10 to cover food; space is limited so be sure to
sign up now
with us (not with Franciscan University)!
Got Prayer Requests?
Send an email to
and your prayer request will be included in our prayer chain. Of course, you may continue to phone prayer requests into the office – we want it to be easy and comfortable for you to reach us!
Julia "Judy" Kaercher was born 10/20/1948 and passed away on 6/14/2020. Please keep our recently sister in Christ in your prayers.
School This Fall
Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Adam Dufault has shared a letter to our parents of what our hopes and plans look like at the moment for school opening in the fall. Be assured of our concern for the health and safety of everyone in the school buildings. Of course, we need to be flexible as we receive guidance from the State Health and Education Departments, but our greatest desire is to rejoin in community with one another.
Read the letter
. Mrs. Mummey and Mr. Watson also have a
letter to share specific to our school
Alpha Youth Series
Join us this summer for the first-ever Youth Ministry Alpha! Hundreds of our parish adults have gone through Alpha and now it's time to take it next level and share the experience with our youth, grades 6 - 12. All are welcome! Kick off is Sunday, 6/21 @ 7p.
Learn more and sign up by contacting Grace Wright.
St. Francis Preschool Now Enrolling
Registration is open for our preschool (age 3 - Pre-K) program. We take much pride in our high expectations and learning opportunities that promote number sense, reading, writing, and how school works. Our preschoolers will participate in Catechesis of The Good Shepherd, visiting their own specially-appointed Atrium to learn about prayer, Mass, Miracles of Christ, and His parables. Please inquire to learn more; contact Principal Sally Mummey by
or call the school at 740-345-4049.
FOCUS Virtual VBS Experience
Summer 2020 may look different than we originally planned, but we’re still excited to partner with you to host the VERY BEST SUMMER! FOCUS VBS Virtual Experience to help kids dive deeper into their faith by putting the FOCUS on God and His amazing plan for us. This online experience is absolutely FREE and will take place the week of July 13! Details and timing to be finalized, but trust us, this is totally flexible and will work with your family's schedule.
Watch our video
Semi-Annual Clothing & Household Item Drive
Join your efforts with others to support St. Francis Outreach in McArthur, OH on Friday, 6/26, 3 - 5p, Saturday, 6/27, 9a - 5p and Sunday, 6/28, 9a - 2p (or when truck is full). Clothing and household items are welcome; furniture cannot be accepted. Please place all items in plastic bags. Volunteers are needed - if you can assist with this effort, contact Sandi at 740.814.1439.
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 10a - 4p
Sunday 9a - 12p
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:15p
Saturdays 4 - 4:30p
Or by Appointment
Tuesday @ 12p
Wednesday @ 6:30p
Friday @ 9a
Saturday Vigil @ 5p
Sunday @ 8a, 10:45a (
) and 5p
PASSING THE VIRTUAL OFFERTORY BASKET
Father made an appeal during last Sunday's homily, stating that our offertory has been down by 20% over these past few months. We really need everyone to make an ongoing pledge to support our mission. Electronic giving is currently the most consistent way to give, safest and most reliable. Will you consider how you can help us during this time?
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
MOST RECOMMENDED -
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 Thursday, June 25 at 2:03PM