Current Events

JANUARY 2019

Dear Brother and Sisters in the Lord,
As we experience a Level 3 severe weather situation, BE SAFE,  BE WISE , FEEL NO GUILT IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT TO MASS.  WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU.  Lectors and Eucharistic ministers, feel no obligation to be there for mass.
God bless you,
Fr Sylvester Onyeachonam

RCIA is CANCELLED Sunday, Jan. 20 due to inclement weather


K of C will host Family Breakfast this Sunday, Jan. 20th…is CANCELLED!

Please join us this Sunday, Jan. 20th from 8:00 AM—11:00 AM in the Beitel Commons for good food & fellowship! If the weather prevents this event from happening, we will update this posting as well as the St. Mary Face Book page…stay tuned!


High School Youth Group  •  Sunday, Jan. 20  is CANCELLED!

High School Youth Group is open to all parish teens in grades 9-12. We meet every first and third Sunday of the month for 5:30pm Youth Mass followed by Youth Group from 6:30-8:00. We share a meal, form lasting friendships and a strong discipleship through our conversations and experiences of faith. For questions or to sign up for Youth Group, contact Tina White at twhite@delawarestmary.org.

Jan. 20: Youth Mass @ 5:30pm. Youth Group 6:30-8pm.


Respect Life Event  •  Tuesday, Jan. 22

Join St. Mary Right to Life and Greater Columbus Right to Life for the annual Roe Remembrance Event on Tuesday, January 22. There will be a 10: 30 am Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Campbell. A procession to the Statehouse Atrium for remembrance testimonies will follow the Mass. Those interested in carpooling please convene in the St. Mary parking lot at 9:00 a.m. For more information about attending, please email Mona Reilly, St. Mary Respect Life Committee Chair: tonymona45@gmail.com


Please join us for our next Walking with Purpose (WWP) Bible study titled Keeping in Balance: Creating Order Within!  —  Taking Winter Registration thru Jan. 24th

Would you like to see how the Scriptures apply to your everyday life, but don’t have much Scripture knowledge? If so, we invite you to join our next Bible study which helps us link our everyday challenges with solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church. Keeping in Balance is designed for women with any level of Bible study experience.

Please fill out the following REGISTRATION FORM and return your form and fee in the attached envelope to the Parish Office. Registrations will be accepted until Thursday, Jan. 24th.

 You will easily be able to start the winter session without doing the fall session and not feel lost.

Questions about the program, or financial hardship assistance to participate, please contact: Karen Steffan, WWP Volunteer Ministry Leader, @ 740-739-1489 or plebe13@aol.com or Julie Lutz, Adult Faith Formation Director, 740-513-3325 or jlutz@delawarestmary.org.


“Seasons of Hope” is a Christ-centered support group for the bereaved 

If you are:
*Looking for friends in Christ to share your journey of sorrow.
*You’ve been trying to figure out the meaning of your grief.
*You want to get on with life but have not been able to do so.
*You find comfort in the teachings of Christ.
*You are open to new ways of coping with your grief.
*You don’t want to feel alone anymore.

Come join us for six consecutive Wednesday evenings. Any parishioner who is mourning the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend.

There’s been a change of venue!!! Please join us in Kavanagh Hall on Wednesday evenings, Jan. 23—Feb. 27. Sign-in
begins at 6:15, meeting from 6:30—8:15 p.m. Please bring a Bible.

For more information, or to register prior to Jan. 6, please contact: Diane Beitel, 740-803-3111 or dibeitel@gmail.com


St. Mary School Open House  •  Sunday, January 27  •  1:15 p.m.  

Please plan to attend our annual Open House on January 27 to kick off National Catholic Schools Week. We will have gift certificates for uniforms, refreshments, and student led tours of our building. Bring your friends that you have told about St. Mary to meet the teachers and take a tour with our students. If you know a family who is contemplating attending St. Mary, now is the time. In order for families to receive tuition assistance, they must be registered and have their FACTS Tuition Assistance Application submitted by March 15. The best part of St. Mary School is you and your children! Help us share that experience with all in our community.

Please see our OPEN HOUSE FLYER.


Marriage Ministry Date Nights  •  Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  •  Kavanagh Hall ***please note the change in venue***

Marriage Ministry Flyer

For all married couples, married any length of time, to spend some focused time one-on-one with each other as we pray and watch the new Beloved: Mystery & Meaning of Marriage series which speaks to the very heart of every husband and wife, bringing sacramental truth and God-infused love into the everyday challenges of married life.

DATES: January 27, February 10, March 3 and April 7

Refreshments and materials will be provided. RSVP Here.


Family Promise Week is January 27 – February 2

Volunteers are needed to make and/or serve meals for homeless and low-income families in our community. To sign up, please contact Judy at 614-477-1540 or visit: FAMILY PROMISE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY.


FEBRUARY

Pre-Cana Classes Available  •  February 2 & 9  •  Kavanagh Hall

Newly Engaged? Our parish is offering its annual Pre-Cana course on Saturday, February 2nd and 9th.  Please contact Matthew or Mary Paulus at marykpaulus@gmail.com with questions and to sign up.


IMPACT Middle School Youth Group  •  Sunday, Feb. 3rd

We meet the first Sunday of the month at 12:15 Mass and sit together as a group. We gather in the Commons following Mass from 1:30-3:30pm for pizza and service. Our mission is to come together as young Catholics of the parish, growing in community with one another as we serve the larger community of St. Mary and Delaware. We put our faith into action through the works of mercy and we make an IMPACT ! Join us!  Sign-up today!

February 3: First Communion Workshop: Lead stations of Bread Making, Receiving, Music, Faith Story and Craft to help students prepare for First Communion


High School Youth Group  •  Sunday, Feb. 3rd

High School Youth Group is open to all parish teens in grades 9-12. We meet every first and third Sunday of the month for 5:30pm Youth Mass followed by Youth Group from 6:30-8:00. We share a meal, form lasting friendships and a strong discipleship through our conversations and experiences of faith. For questions or to sign up for Youth Group, contact Tina White at twhite@delawarestmary.org.

Feb. 3: Leadership Night: Teen Leaders lead discussion on topic of their choice, small groups


Carol Wurm Memorial Dinner  •  Thursday, Feb. 7  •  6:30-9:30 p.m.

You are invited to the annual Carol Wurm Memorial Dinner on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club, 3737 Village Club Dr, Powell, Ohio. We will recognize the Grace Fund Scholarship recipients and the St. Mary Volunteer of the Year. Cost is $35 per person. Enjoy a meat lasagna, penne alfredo, ceasar salad, garlic sticks, cash bar and raffles for great prizes! Cash or Check payable to St. Mary can be turned into the school office by Feb. 4. Cash & checks only the night of the event. Raffle tickets for purchase with credit card before the event.

Questions? Contact Chris Hucek at 740-363-5486.


St. Mary Ice Skating Event  •  Saturday, Feb. 9  •  6:40-8:40 p.m.

Please join the St. Mary SPO as we gather at the Ohio Health Chiller North, 8144 Highfield Dr, Lewis Center, Ohio on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 6:40-8:40 p.m. Arrive a little early to get checked in a laced up. RSVP by Feb. 6 for a discounted rate of $10 per skater. After RSVP date, prices go up to $12 per skater. Cash or Check made payable to St. Mary SPO can be dropped off in the School or Parish Office. Each paid skater will enjoy a hot chocolate provided by SPO. *Adult supervision is required.*  Please see our Ice Skating Event Flyer.


Women’s Catholic Conference  •  February 16

Attention all LADIES: The Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference  Feb. 16, 2019 Registrations are now open! Prices are $45 and $30. Great gift for the women in your life. Mothers bring your teenage daughters!

Register at: https://www.columbuscatholicwomen.com/. Sign up is required for the parish bus, which will depart from St. Mary’s parking lot early morning Feb. 16th  and return the same day; cost is $5 per person. Please click the following link to ride the bus. BUS SIGNUP. Contact Julie Lutz, jlutz@delawarestmary.org with questions or for more information.


Men’s Catholic Conference  •  February 23

Gentlemen, join us for The Columbus Catholic Men’s Conference. Registrations are NOW OPEN! Give the gift that supports his Catholic faith!  All men are encouraged and invited to attend. Fathers bring your teenage sons!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 23, 2019, 7:00 AM-3:00 PM  at the Ohio Expo Center – Cardinal Hall. Early Bird
Registration now available at: catholicmensministry.com/cmmcon19. Men will meet at Cracker Barrel on Route 23 near 71 prior to
carpool to the event.

For more information, financial difficulty (Parish financial assistance available for those in need), or any  inquiries please contact Julie Lutz, Director of Adult Faith Formation at jlutz@delawarestmary.org.


MARCH

All Parish Father Daughter Dance  •  Saturday, March 9th

Please save the date for the all parish Father Daughter Dance taking place on Saturday, March 9th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the St. Mary School. Stay tuned for more details…