Home Memory Impression - Parish News for Thursday, 7/16/20
A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM FR. DAVE
Bishop's Annual Appeal
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal is underway. Our parish goal is $132,205.51. As Father told us this past weekend:
“The generosity of those who have given to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal have assisted our parish in this mission in many ways throughout the years. Here are just a few:
Our school families have received $30,000 in assistance for their children’s education from the Diocese over the last 5 years.
In 2016 our parish was given $220,000 in BAA funds to help us to get out of a mounting operating deficit.
In April of 2018 BAA funds were used so that the Diocese could forgive our parish an additional debt of $340,000 allowing us to move forward with our mission debt free.
And finally, on November 7th, 2020, Dcn. Candidate Eric Wright will be Ordained a Permanent Deacon by the Bishop. The Diocese has invested roughly $50,000 in his formation. “
Please, if you can, be generous to this year’s appeal to help us meet our goal so that
we can support others the way that we have been supported
. Remember any amount you give over the goal will come directly back to our parish.
Ways to Give:
Call the parish office and we will mail a pledge form to you.
Pick up a pledge form by the entrances at Mass.
Mail you pledge form directly to the Diocese of Columbus, drop them by the office, or drop them in the collection plate.
To make an
please go to
. Here you will find a link for a
pledge with recurring payments
and a link for a
one time donation
STEUBENVILLE LIVE FOR YOUTH
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)!
Catholic Outreach Ministries could use your help preparing Blessing Bags which are distributed to our area homeless. We'll gather just once per month to assemble the bags while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Please contact Deb Shelly for more info at 740.334.3147.
PEDAL WITH PADRE
Catholic Outreach Ministries is excited to kick off a brand new event in support of our community members in spiritual, material and financial need. Pedal with Padre is on Saturday, 8/8 and offers three biking routes ranging from 4 - 23.5 mile rides, making it perfect for riders of all ages and fitness levels. Cost is just $5 per person or $20 per family and includes a t-shirt and post-ride refreshments.
Watch Father's video invitation
VIRTUAL BOTTLES FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN
Each year, Heartbeats partners with local churches in Licking, Muskingum, and Perry counties to raise funds for the life-saving services provided through Heartbeats to abortion-vulnerable women and families. Many families desperately need the resources and support Heartbeats provides! Because of the ongoing generosity of our communities, Heartbeats has been able to offer services at NO COST for over 50 years! Help us to continue to provide all of our services at NO COST by
participating in this campaign
Hallow is a new Catholic meditation app that combines the peace and stillness of mindful mediation with the spiritual growth of Catholic prayer. From meditations on the daily Gospel or the mysteries of the Rosary, to “praylists” on themes ranging from joy, hope, calm, and letting go, to multi-day “challenges” that focus on digging deeper into the Our Father, the Rosary, the psalms and more. When you use this link,
, to create a Hallow account online
for the first time
, you’ll see their 20% off Hallow Plus and 1 month free trial promotion applied automatically. If you choose to start a free trial, Hallow will donate $10 to our parish!
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. To learn more, please contact our Principal, Sally Mummey,
, or call our school at 740.345.4049.
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.
“A humble soul does not trust itself, but places all its confidence in God.”
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
on Thursday, July 16 at 2:00PM