PARISH NEWS

A New Season of RCIA begins in September: If you or someone that you know are interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith by participating in RCIA, contact Wendy Piper, Liturgy Coordinator at wpiper@delawarestmary.org.

Mumkin Sale:  Pickup date for the School Mumkin Fundraiser is 9/22. 

 

Altar Server Training: The next altar server training opportunity for 4th graders and up is on Saturday, Sept. 18th from 10am-12pm in the church.

ST. Mary 55+ Moving Forward Adult Social Group for Men and Women

Every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the parish office (elevator access), enjoy the company of fellow parishioners & bring your favorite snack, craft, game, and ideas. 

Mark Your Calendar...

Sept. 21st—9:30 am—Senior Day at the Delaware County Fair ($2 Admission). We’ll meet for breakfast at the Buckeye Valley food booth then walk around the fair and enjoy the offerings for seniors.

Baby Bottle Campaign: The yearly Baby Bottle campaign makes it easy for you to participate in the ministry of Pregnancy Resources of Delaware County. Baby bottles were distributed the weekend of Sept. 11-12. Please return filled bottles to the church the weekend of Sept. 25-26. Thank you for your support!

Choir Announcements: Interested in joining our choir? Check out our various options...

Celebration Choir (Traditional Choir) meets every Tuesday evening from 7-8 PM

The Men's Chant Group meets every Tuesday evening from 8-9 PM

The Resurrection Choir (Funeral Choir) will practice at 4 PM on Tuesdays beginning September 14th

School Choir: This week school masses began with over 20 students participating in the choir

For more information on how you can join our St. Mary Choir, please contact John Blasko or call the parish office at 740-363-4641, ext. 120.

Attention 7th-graders! Come to know Jesus through His own words as we read the gospel of Matthew together. All parish 7th-graders are invited to attend from 4:30-5:45 on Tuesday afternoons. We'll be meeting in the comfy Pastor's Pad on the third floor of the Parish Office building, and Bibles will be provided. We also welcome all parent volunteers to sit in and help us meet our Protecting God's Children quota of adults. (No teaching is required.)

The Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfasts are planning to returning this fall. Come join us for a fabulous meal of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and of course, biscuits & gravy. Proceeds from the breakfasts will support St. Mary scouting programs:  American Heritage Girls, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA.  

Breakfasts are scheduled for the following dates:

October 10

November 14

Questions?  Email:  kofc1056@gmail.co

 

St. Mary Cemetery News: Foundation Pouring

Have you been considering placing a monument on your cemetery plot at St. Mary Cemetery as a preneed for you or your loved one interred? We have foundations for the monument poured each spring and fall and this year we will be pouring mid-October. If you or someone you know has a plot and would like to order a foundation, please call the office and we will add you to our list for October. Order deadline is Monday, October 4th. Please contact Janet Conroy @ 740-363-4641, ext. 101 for assistance.

St. Mary Parish Real Presence Real Future Fall VIRTUAL Consultation Sessions

October 12th and October 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Registration is required at www.realpresencerealfuture.org

 

As part of the ongoing strategic process for Real Presence, Real Future, the Diocese of Columbus will be hosting Consultation Sessions for each parish throughout the Fall. Two Sessions will be held via Zoom videoconferencing for each parish in the Diocese.  Facilitators will guide parishioners through important statistical and sacramental information relevant to the Diocese as a whole, to parishes in surrounding areas, as well as individual parish information.  Parishioner participation in these sessions is critical to helping shape the future of the Diocese of Columbus.

Walking With Purpose: Are you interested in getting together with a group of women to explore your faith? 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 us for one or two of our next Walking with Purpose Bible studies: Beholding His Glory (Fall 2021 – starting Sept. 2nd) and/or Beholding Your King (Winter 2022 – starting Jan. 6th). Each study is 9-lessons in length. All Walking with Purpose studies are designed for women with any level of Bible study experience.

 

Please see the Registration form for details about the program.

St. Mary Bereavement Committee: St Mary is blessed to have a group of dedicated volunteers who help serve and prepare a meal for those who celebrate their funeral at St Mary.  We have teams of volunteers who assist by serving and providing main dishes, sides, salads and desserts on the day of the funeral for their loved ones, family and friends. We are looking for men and women who may be interested in becoming involved with this loving, compassionate and meaningful ministry.  If you are interested, please contact Mary Ford at 740-363-2010 - email: maryford51@gmail.com  or the parish office to learn more.

Mass Ushers Needed: As we resume our lives and begin attending Mass on a regular basis we are in need of four (4) Hospitality/Ushers at each Mass. If you are interested in helping with this important ministry, please contact Cathy Bennett by email or phone, cbennett@delawarestmary.org or 740-363-4641 Ext. 115.

Livestream Help Needed: We are in need of help live-streaming the Sunday 9am mass. Presently, our volunteers help one weekend a month but would like to extend this to once every other month. Interested in helping? Please contact Amy Lenocker at alenocker@delawarestmary.org.

Marian Grotto: It's not too late to sponsor an engraved brick in the new Marian Grotto. Please fill out the ORDER FORM and return to the parish office.

Hallow app: This Lent we encourage all parishioners to download the free Hallow Catholic Prayer and Meditation App. The app includes daily Gospel, guest talks, various prayers, sacred music, and short Scripture reflections. In just a few minutes a day, the app helps us pray daily and grow closer to God this Lent.

St. Mary Parish Office Hours:  We are open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30am  - 2pm and Fridays from 8:30am - noon. The door is locked for security reasons. Please ring the new doorbell and a staff member will let you in. We kindly encourage parishioners to continue to contact staff directly via phone or email to make an appointment.

last updated 9/13/21