Real Presence, Real Future reflections: Are you Bearing Fruit?
Dcn. Jesus (Jesse) Figueroa Jr., St. Mary Magdalene Parish & RPRF Commission Member
The Glory of God manifest itself to produce fruit in abundance. When we are connected and intentional about our relationship with God, we produce the fruit God is cultivating within us. We must stay firmly attached to the vine. As
Disciples of Christ, we must stay firmly connected to Him and take action. We must pray and listen to God’s word and share with others His message of love. This brings strength, nourishment, and energy from the vine. We are then connected and bearing fruit. It is God who does the work in us, our fruit bearing is all because of Him. To read more about how we are growing together in the life of faith and discipleship in the Diocese of Columbus,
St. Mary offers Online Giving as a convenient tool for you to use, and we strongly support both Online Giving and Offering Envelopes for contributions to the parish. Online Giving is the electronic way to participate in our weekly offertory as well as the many other opportunities for giving to other funds throughout the year such as St. Vincent de Paul, Diocesan campaigns, Flowers, and more. Online Giving is provided by Our Sunday Visitor, a Catholic not-for-profit organization serving parishes for more than 100 years. Please visit our website at www.delawarestmary.org/offertory to set up your account. Thank you for your continued support of St Mary Church. Please contact Cathy with any questions at 740-363-4641 ext.102 or email@example.com.
The Catholic Foundation: “Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.” - 1 JOHN 3:18
Regarding our Catholic faith, do you “walk the talk?” Do your actions reflect what it means to be a good disciple? Are you an active participant at Sunday Mass? Are you joyful when participating in parish ministry? Do you give gratefully and generously with your financial support to your parish and other Church needs? If not, it’s not too late to start! Learn how you can be generous and support your parish and contact The Catholic Foundation. Visit www.catholic-foundation.org/development for more information.
Sponsor an Engraved Brick in the New Marian Grotto Brick orders are still being accepted. Visit our website on the news page or visit the parish office for the order form.
St. Vincent de Paul Society SVdP Society provides assistance to the needy in our community. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact the NEEDS LINE at 740-417-3410.
Hospital Bed Available The St. Vincent de Paul Society can provide - without cost - a lightly used power hospital bed suitable for home use. If you or someone you know can make use of it, please leave a message with the SVdP Needs Line at (740) 417-3410. SVdP will make necessary arrangements for the transfer.
Votive Candles Please note, the votive candles in the church are not to be removed. They are available to purchase in the parish office.