Does God Want to Do More IN You or THROUGH You?; Parish News for Thursday, 9/24/20
A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM FATHER DAVE
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Bike Ride with Father
Saturday, Oct 3 at 9:30 am
Kokosing Gap Trail, Mt Vernon, Ohio.
Parking and Trail Head is at the corner of Mt Vernon Ave and Lower Gambier Rd
This trail is a long trail and the length of bike ride is up to you! We will start our ride with a scripture reading and prayer. Please email Lisa Carr at
or reply to this Flocknote to sign up.
- FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MERCY - CALL FOR PRAYER & FASTING
Bishop Brennan invites you to join him in a day of prayer and penance on Thursday, 9/24, the feast of Our Lady of Mercy. Let us this day, join our prayers in solidarity for our wounded and troubled world, with those of our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Mercy who gathers us together under her mantle and brings us to Jesus. Take some time on Thursday, 9/24 to pray the Chaplet of Our Lady of Mercy for the healing of our communities. Together, let us ask Mary to intercede on our behalf and bring us to the font of all Mercy, her Son, Jesus. The Chaplet, along with other Marian prayers and devotions can be found at the
Eucharistic Adoration will close for the Jeff Cavins presentations on Friday, 9/25 at 6p and will resume on Sunday, 9/27 at 7p.
KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS – KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Join in helping the St. Francis Knights of Columbus Council in bringing Christmas cheer to children in need at the St. Francis Center in McArthur, OH! For the last 22 years, the Knights have hosted an annual cake sale and fall breakfast to support this effort, with all money raised going to offset the cost of purchasing Christmas gifts for the children. Unfortunately this year, we are cancelling those events and are appealing to you to send your monetary donations to help us with this important program. Please ensure your donations reach the Knights by 11/7/20 by mailing them to Knights of Columbus Treasurer, Gene Sullivan, 311 N. Vernon Avenue, Newark, OH 43055.
WOMEN OF ST. FRANCIS
The Women of St. Francis Welcome You to a New Year! Our Goal is
to be of service to our parish and community and have fun while doing it
! Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month, from September through May – our first meeting is 10/8 in Murphy Hall at 7p. We begin with a guest speaker (when scheduled), followed by refreshments, a short business session and social activities. Special events and projects planned for this year include, Autumn make it / take it craft, Christmas Bake Sale, Christmas Party, Nursing Home Bingo Parties (hopefully), Spring Card Party and more! Annual dues are $10.00. Sign up at
or contact Carol at 740.366.3060 or
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PASSING THE VIRTUAL OFFERTORY BASKET
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)
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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.
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:30a - 4p
Sunday 9:30a - 12:30p
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:15p
Saturdays 3:45 - 4:15p
Or by Appointment
Tuesday @ 12p
Wednesday @ 6:30p
Friday @ 9a
Saturday Vigil @ 4:45p
Sunday @ 8:30a and
Sunday @ 11a (
on Thursday, September 24 at 2:00PM