AFF: 33 Day Consecration to Mary
Pope Francis has declared a new Feast Day in the Catholic Church to follow the first day after Pentecost Sunday: In Honor of Mary “Mother of the Church”. In light of this historic new feast, all adults are invited to join us for a 33-day preparation for Marian Consecration to conclude on the newly declared Marian Feast Day!
Wednesdays, 6:30—8:00 PM, in the Beitel Commons, April 11, 18, 25*, May 2, 9, 16
*meeting at KAVANAGH HALL on April 25
Consecration Ceremony on Monday, May 21; 5:00-5:30 PM in the Church
For more information, please contact Julie Lutz, Director of Adult Faith Formation at 740-513-3325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Respect Life: Baby Bottle Campaign
Our St. Mary Respect For Life Committee will once again spring into our Baby Bottle Campaign in support of the Pregnancy Resources of Delaware County. This organization offers options, support and encouragement to aid women and their families in their life-affirming decisions. Your contributions will help the Pregnancy Resources organization in their efforts to offer the support needed here in Delaware County.
The Baby Bottles will be distributed from St. Mary after each Mass the weekend of April 21 and 22. Participation is easy. Just pick up a bottle as you leave church, take it home, fill it with your spare change (cash and checks are also welcome!) and return it the weekend of May 19 and 20.
Bethesda Healing Ministry: Annual Benefit Dinner ~ Rich in Mercy ~ Thursday, April 26
Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at bethesdahealing.org or by calling Diana Davis at 614-718-0277.
Celebrant and Keynote Speaker: Most Rev. James S. Wall, Bishop of Gallup, N.M. Bishop Wall was ordained in 1998 in the Diocese of Phoenix. In 2009, he was appointed Bishop of Gallup by Pope Benedict XVI. He served as spiritual advisor for Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats and has great compassion for those affected by abortion.
“Fore” our Veterans: First Annual Golf Outing 2018
April 28, 2018
Oakhaven Golf Club
$85 per golfer (4-person teams)
Central Ohio Veterans Stand Down honors the national mission of Stand Down by offering services to Veteran men and women only. Every year they reach out to give our Central Ohio Veterans a hand up with a promise of food, shelter, clothing, health checkups, legal advice, employment leads, benefit information, and more. The services are free but rely on donations from others, such as the Knights of Columbus Council 1056 Delaware, Ohio.
Register online via our Facebook page, web page at KofC1056.org or Ticket Tailor at http://buytickets.at/
St. Mary First Communion: Saturday, May 5th
St. Mary Second graders will receive the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist on Saturday, May 5, 2018. We extend our blessings and sincere prayers to all of our First Communicants.
St. Mary 8th Grade Graduation • Wednesday, May 30 • 6:00 p.m. Mass
On Wednesday, May 30th, the St. Mary Eighth Grade Class will celebrate Graduation Mass at 6:00 p.m.
St. Mary Festival • June 15 – 16 • 5 PM to Midnight
The St. Mary Parish Festival is located on grounds of St. Mary Church in Delaware, Ohio.
Being Voted #1 Fair/Festival for 2018 makes us want to outdo ourselves and offer an even bigger event for 2018! As always, great music on two stages; fabulous food and beverages including our signature St. Marygrita; Carnival rides and inflatables; midway games; a casino; scrumptious baked goods; Kiddie Land for the little ones; a photo booth, silent auction and more…make plans to join us!
St. Mary Vacation Bible School: Splash Canyon • July 9-13 • 9 AM to Noon
Mark your calendars for July 9-13 from 9-Noon for St. Mary’s annual Vacation Bible School program. The theme this year is Splash Canyon and it’s going to make a big splash! Your children ages 4 through 5th grade will enjoy learning more about their faith through games, songs, crafts, snacks and Bible and saint stories. Registrations are now available.
We are also looking for adult volunteers to join our amazing VBS Team to assist in leading childcare, snacks, faith and decorating. This is a lively and inspiring week and any amount of time you can give makes this ministry come alive for our campers!