Fridays in Lent (March 22, 29 & April 12)
Sundays in Lent “40 Cans for Lent”
The Boy Scout Troop 249, Cub Scout Pack 249, Girl Scouts and the Knights of Columbus Council 1056 are teaming up to sponsor “40 Cans for Lent” this year. Their goal is for each member of the parish to give one can of food, a nonperishable food item, or a grocery gift card per day during the forty days of Lent.
Food will be collected during Saturday and Sunday Masses up to and including Palm Sunday. Please look for the collection trailer near the St. Mary School Beitel Commons doors. Last year St. Mary’s donated 4,576 lbs of food. Let’s make it 5,000 lbs this year! All food items will be donated to PIN, People In Need of Delaware County.
Knights of Columbus Friday Fish Fry • March 8 – April 12 • 5-7:30 PM in the Beitel Commons
Dinner Choices: Fish (baked or fried), Fried Shrimp, Cheese Pizza
Sides: Fresh Cut French Fries, Mac & Cheese, Hushpuppies, Coleslaw, and assorted drinks included
For more information, visit: www.kofc1056.org/fish-fry
Bake Sale at the Lenten Fish Fries • Fridays 5:00-7:30 p.m. • Beitel Commons
Women of the parish we need your help! The Women’s Group will sell baked goods at the Fish Fries. Please see our signup: FISH FRY BAKE SALE to help.
Habitat for Humanity’s Soups for Shelter • Tuesday, March 19 • 4:30-7:30 in the Beitel Commons
Join us at our 17th Annual Soups for Shelter event, a fun family event to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Delaware & Union Counties! Enjoy a bowl of handmade soup from local restaurants, and check out the silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Carry-out orders are also available at our “Soups to Go” station.
Cost: $15 for adults, which includes handmade soup, bread, beverage and beautiful handmade ceramic bowl (while quantities last). Children 10 and under eat free.
To learn more and purchase advance tickets, visit https://habitatdelawareunion.org/sfs
Lenten Reconciliation Service with Family Retreat • March 24
The Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service will be held on Sunday, March 24 at 2:30pm. We will begin with a brief prayer service and Fr. Sylvester will be joined by visiting priests from our Diocese to hear Individual Confession until 5pm or until the last family has received the sacrament.
New this year is a Family Retreat prior to the Reconciliation Service at 1:30pm in Beitel Commons. This Family Retreat is open to all families of the parish and offers a casual and engaging opportunity to learn about and prepare for the healing Sacrament of Reconciliation. Through family-centered activities and discussion, Religious Education and Youth Ministry invites your whole family to this mini spiritual retreat, especially designed to help parents, young children and teens fall in love with Jesus’ true healing power found in Reconciliation. All are welcome! Join us!
Contact Tina White for more information in the Religious Education Center at (740)369-8228
Easter Flower Donations • Due Friday, March 29
Easter Flower Donations may be made in memory of or in honor of your family members and friends. The suggested donation is $15.00 per remembrance. Checks are to be made payable to St. Mary Church with memo line indicating Easter Flower Offering. Please return your requests before Friday, March 29. All remembrances will be printed in the Easter bulletin.
Installation Events Viewable Online, EWTN • Thursday, March 28-Friday, March 29
Both the Evening Vespers Service and the Installation Mass of Most Rev. Robert Brennan as the twelfth Bishop of Columbus at St. Joseph Cathedral will be viewable live via Facebook, YouTube, and at www.columbuscatholic.org. Vespers will be shown on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. and the Mass of Installation on Friday, March 29, at 2 p.m. The Mass of Installation will also be broadcast live on the EWTN Network. Check with your cable provider for station information. Reminder: due to space restrictions at the Cathedral, attendance at both Vespers and the Mass of Installation is by invitation only.
Dispensation for March 29: Bishop Campbell has issued a decree granting all Catholics of the Diocese of Columbus a dispensation from the obligation to abstain from meat on Friday, March 29, 2019, in honor of the very significant and historic occasion of the Installation of the Most Rev. Robert J. Brennan as 12th Bishop of Columbus. Please share this information with your parishioners.
Lent by Candlelight • Thursday, April 4 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Commons
Ladies you are all invited by the Saint Mary Organization of Women to attend this year’s LENT BY CANDLELIGHT taking place Thursday, April 4th in the Beitel Commons from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The featured speaker will be our very own Father Sylvester Onyeachonam. All women in the parish are invited to attend for an evening of faith-filled fellowship and spiritual renewal. To sign up for sponsoring a table please fill out our HOSTESS SIGN UP. If you would like to attend but would rather not host a table, please contact Diane Matous at email@example.com.
Living Stations of the Cross • Friday, April 5 • 7:00 p.m. in the Church
St. Mary School extends an invitation to our Living Stations of the Cross performance. At St. Mary, the eighth grade class re-enacts the deeply moving Passion of our Lord. The live action of the actors help the faithful visualize what was happening in a way that is different from viewing the plaques that are displayed around church. Prayerful meditation of each station may bring a person into a deeper understanding of Christ’s passion and allow God to enter their heart in a new way. Opening our hearts to Christ’s suffering during his passion and death helps us to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection on Easter with renewed hope and a better relationship with Jesus.
First Saturday Mass • April 6 • 8:30 AM
Please join us for First Saturday Mass on March 2 at 8:30 a.m. Immediately following mass there will be Lector & Minister Training in the church for anyone interested in joining our team of volunteers. Please contact Wendy Piper at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or for more information. Also after mass, the Cenacle group will gather in the Faith Formation Bldg. for traditional prayer. All are welcome!
Operation Easter Basket • Saturday, April 6 • 10 AM – 12 PM in the Beitel Commons
Donation boxes will be available on March 22 to start accepting donations of baskets, Easter grass, individually wrapped candies, stuffed animals, and basket fillers (religious items-no rosaries please), coloring books & crayons, toothbrushes & toothpaste, small toys, games and puzzles. We preferred new, but gently used, clean small toys will be accepted.)
Donation boxes are available in the St. Mary School-Beitel Commons and in the lobby of the Delaware Main Library.
Donations will be combined to create baskets for children in Delaware County and distributed through the Common Ground Free Store and to Salvation Army.
Join us for basket assembly! St. Mary School – Beitel Commons, 10 AM – 12 PM on Saturday, April 6
Marriage Ministry Date Nights • Sunday, April 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. • Kavanagh Hall
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: April 7 and May 5
Refreshments and materials will be provided. RSVP Here.
Palm Sunday Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday, April 13
3:15-4:15 p.m. Reconciliation
4:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass
Palm Sunday, April 14
5:30 p.m. (Youth Mass)
Holy Week Schedule…
Monday of Holy Week, April 15
5:30 p.m. Mass
6:00-10:00 p.m. Adoration with Benediction at 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday of Holy Week, April 16
NO 5:10 p.m. Rosary
NO 5:30 p.m. Mass
6:00 p.m. Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral
Wednesday of Holy Week, April 17
8:15 a.m. Mass
Thursday of the Lord’s Supper, HOLY Thursday, April 18
8:15 a.m. NO Mass
7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8:30 p.m. – Midnight Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament “Keeping Watch with Jesus”
10:30-11:00 p.m. Communal Adoration Service
Friday of the Passion of the Lord, GOOD Friday, April 19
8:15 a.m. NO Mass, NO Adoration
11:00 a.m. Walking Stations of the Cross – meet on the front steps of St. Mary Church
12:00 p.m. Ecumenical Prayer Service at St. Mary Church
1:30-2:45 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation
3:00 p.m. Lord’s Passion/Veneration/Communion
7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross in Church
Holy Saturday, April 20
9:00 a.m. Decoration of the Church for Easter
11:30 a.m. Blessing of Easter Food Baskets
4:30 p.m. NO MASS
8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil in the Holy Night with Reception to follow
EASTER SUNDAY, The Resurrection of the Lord, April 21
MULCH SALE Supporting St. Mary Boy Scouts Troop 249 • Orders due Monday, April 22 (day after Easter)
The St. Mary Boy Scout Troop 249 will once again be selling bagged mulch this year! Please see the ORDER FORM. All orders are due Monday, April 22 (the day after Easter). Free Delivery in the Delaware County area. You will be notified prior to delivery.