St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Church 1630 Ashland Road Mansfield, Ohio 4490544905-1896 FEBRUARY 1, 1, 2015 THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME We, the People of St Mary Our Lady of the Snows Parish Community, are called by God to worship Him, teach His word and reach out to all. PASTORAL SERVICES Pastor Deacons Parish Secretary School Secretary St. Mary School Principal CCD Coordinators RCIA Coordinator Marriage Annulments Director of Liturgical Music Youth Director Rev. Nelson G. Beaver (419-884-0060) Deacon Al Kopp (419-589-9842) Deacon Thomas Dubois (419-884-1828) Mrs. Mary Rennpage (419-589-5464) email@example.com Mrs. Aimee Campbell Mrs. Susan Sanders (419-589-2114) Mrs. Jennifer Ewing Mrs. Mary Mancha Mrs. Judy Hess Pompei (419-589-3585) Mrs. Judy Hess Pompei (419-589-3585) Mrs. Kathy McMillen Mrs. Wendy Kempf (419-589-8039) ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Parish and School Offices Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30p.m. Phone: St. Mary Church -419-589-5464 St. Mary School -419-589-2114 Fax -419-589-7085 www.mansfieldstmarys.org St. Mary’s Website Resurrection Website www.resurrectionlexington.org Please submit articles for St Mary’s bulletin by noon Wednesday There are printed Resurrection bulletins available in the vestibule. SACRAMENTAL CELEBRATIONS Weekend Masses Weekday Masses Reconciliation Baptism Marriage Anointing of the Sick Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Please see bulletin Saturday – 3:00 – 3:30 Call Parish Office Six-month advance notice Call Parish Office Schedule and Scripture Readings for Daily & Weekend Masses February 2 Monday 8:30 am Communion Service (Chapel) Readings: Mal 3:1-4/Heb 2:14-18;Lk 2:22-40 or 2 22:32 February 3 Tuesday 1:30 pm Mass at Mifflin Care (Morris Fox) Readings:Heb 12:1-4/Mk 5:21-43 February 4 Wednesday 8:30 am Communion Service (Chapel) February 5 Thursday 8:00 am 9:00 am Holy Hour Communion Service (Chapel) Readings:Heb 12: 4-7, 11-15; Mk 6:1-6 Readings: Heb 12: 18-19, 21-24; Mk 6: 7-13 February 6 Friday 9:00 am School Mass First Friday Adoration until 6:00 pm (Studer Family) February 7 Saturday 4:00 pm Vigil of Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (George Ridilla) Readings: Heb 13: 1-8; Mk 6:14-29 ReadingsHeb 13: 15-17, 20-21; Mk 6:30-34 February 8 Sunday 10:30 am Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (For the Parish) Readings:Jb: 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23;Mk 1:29-39 Ministers Schedule for February 7-8 4:00 pm Lector C Tschantz Servers S&S Kempf Host: W Kempf, J Yetzer, C Studer Precious Blood: M Peerenboom, E Alamanteoff, P Shoup, M Groff 10:30 am Lector S Willeke Servers R&S Ewing Host M Willeke, J Strickling, B Herder Precious Blood: C Siesel, J Siesel, J Ewing, I Kopp SUNDAY COLLECTION, Sunday, January 25, 2015 Received This Week: Envelopes (Sunday) Loose Green Envelopes Total Paul Zickes Virginia Andolino Rod Rickert Pat Jones Tammy Hoover Nancy Tschantz Thomas Burns 117 $4687.00 $ 252.77 $ 35.00 $4974.77 Pray for the Sick Ken Kreiger Larry Takacs Charlotte Peerenboom Carol Cowen Mary Lou Yeager Chuck Yosick Theresa Moffett Lina Canlas Robert Crouch Tony Gerich Sarah Gibson Randy Yeager Lynn Brown Please be sure to keep names current. If the person has regained their health, please let us know and we will remove the name. Call the Parish Office at 419-589-2114. HOSPITAL VISIT Marlene Groff and Janey Studer will be visiting MedCentral on Friday, February 13th to take the Eucharist to the Catholic patients. CATHOLIC UPDATE: Heaven/Hell/Purgatory:What we believe will be presented by Louis & Mary Mancha on February 8th. Reading will be from Mark 1: 29-39, lead by Dorie Ford. Meet in the school library 9-10:15 am. SERVERS, LECTORS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: The new schedule is available in the main vestibule. Please pick your schedule up. Thank you. MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Monday (2) Prayer for Peace at Resurrection at 12:00 noon Monday (2) Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD program 3:30-4:30 in the school library Tuesday (3) Choir practice at 1:00 pm Tuesday (3) Pastoral Council meets at 7:00 pm in the school library Saturday (7) Venite Adoremus at 7:00 am in Lucas Saturday (7) End of Life Issues in Bellevue at 2:00 pm. PASTORAL COUNCIL is to meet in the school library this coming Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm. SCHOOL NEWS: Despite the snow day on Monday, we had a great Catholic Schools Week and were able to partake in almost all our planned activities. To our parishioners who support St. Mary School in so many ways, we say THANK YOU! St. Mary School is an Ohio EdChoice Scholarship provider. The application period for enrollment is now open. Students entering kindergarten, first grade, or second grade for the 2015-2016 school year, and who meet income guidelines, are eligible for the scholarship. Please contact the school office for more information. On Monday, February 2nd we will begin a professional development opportunity for our staff as we review and discuss Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD program: Untold Blessing, Three Paths to Holiness. This three week session will be held on February 2, 9, and 16 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the school library. Parents and Parishioners are invited to join us. DID YOU KNOW? Richland Bank honors one school student a month with a Student of the Month Certificate and gift card. ST. VALENTINE REVERSE RAFFLE: School Advisory Council is sponsoring a Reverse Raffle on Friday, February 14, 2015. The grand prize is $3500.00. Join us for an adult night of dancing and music by Synergy, silent auctions, raffles, great food and prizes. Tickets cost $50.00 and only 200 tickets will be sold. Dance only tickets are available for $10.00. You may purchase your tickets after weekend Masses, in the school office, or from a School Advisory Member. All proceeds will benefit the school technology fund. This is a wonderful way to spend an evening with your sweetheart and support our school! FISH FRY: We are only a few weeks away and we need your help! Please stop in the vestibule after Mass to sign up to volunteer. If you are unable to volunteer to work, please consider donating a dessert for the dinners. Thank you! CATHOLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS! To support the value of Catholic Education, Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union is awarding fifty $1,000 scholarships to assist families in paying for Catholic school tuition. Applying for the scholarship is easy. Simply go to www.catholicfcu.com/scholarships beginning January 25, 2015, through February 28, 2015 and follow the instructions to fill out all the required information. The scholarships are open to all Ohio families with students in grades K-11 in Catholic school. RECIPES: Cheryl Dix is requesting recipes to replace those lost in the fire. If you have any specialty recipes, these would be appreciated. If you have an extra cookbook, that would be appreciated as well. We will have a basket in the vestibule to put these in for her family. CATHOLIC WOMENS CLUB: The next luncheon will be Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:30 am. It will be held at The Liederkranz at 1212 Silver Lane, Mansfield, Ohio. All Catholic women from any parish in our Deanery are invited to attend. If you are new, we encourage you to join us and get to know the Catholic women in our area. You may call Debbie Cochran at 419-529-8176 of JoAnn Jerger at 419756-1082 to make your reservations. VENITE ADOREMUS: Venite Adoremus Mission Statement “We are the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of St. Mary, our Lady of the Snows. Our focus is the Blessed Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist. We welcome all men in search of a deeper love of Christ and desire to become better husbands, fathers, or men of faith”. What a great way to start off the new year by joining the men’s fellowship group on Saturday, February 7th, at 7:00 am at the Town Money Saver in downtown Lucas. We will be using the Crossing the Goal (CTG) series. We are currently in the “Spiritual Combat” series. The CTG crew look into spiritual warfare and how we are to fight- and win- this battle. This program includes discussions on Satan, our spiritual weapons that we possess, how to discipline our bodies, who our external and internal enemies are, how this battle begins with the mind, and how victory, ultimately is the Lord’s. All men are invited for fellowship, small group discussions and refreshments. For more information please contact Kevin Thomas at 419-631-1295. : THE FOLK GROUP is looking for new members, preferably with guitar experience. Please call Irene at 419-545-0661 or Dan at 419-565-5305, or show up one hour before 10:30 Mass for practice. BOOK CLUB: The book club will meet on Monday, February 9th, at 6:30 pm in the school library. STATEMENTS FOR TAXES: Please call the office at 419-589-5464 to request your 2014 statement for your contributions. DID YOU KNOW THAT ST MARY’S COLLECTS: Box Tops for Education, Campbell Soup Labels, Coke rewards, and expired coupons. The coupons are sent to the military overseas. You can drop these off at the table outside the office, or put them in the collection basket. SOUP MAKERS NEEDED: Christmas is over and we are planning for our Lenten Soup Suppers beginning on February 23rd. We are looking for people who love to cook and have a soup recipe they would like to make for people attending the Soup Suppers. We need five people to fill Monday night dates during Lent--February 23rd, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Just contact Judy Pompei at 419-589-3585 to pick your date. Please say a prayer and then call Judy and donate your time and cooking talent to our Lenten program. God bless, The Christian Formation Committee. LENTEN BREAKFAST: The Christian Formation Committee is sponsoring a free pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, February 22nd, from 9-10 am. We offer many types of prayer helps to use during the Lenten Season. Come and enjoy breakfast and then visit the tables and pick up prayer helps for Lent. There will be tables for children and high school students, for families and adults. We would like some idea of how many people to prepare for, so please fill out the coupon below and drop it into the collection basket by February 15th.___________________________________________________________________ We will attend the Lenten Breakfast: Adults __________________ Children _______________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ WHAT DOES THE CHURCH TEACH ABOUT THE END OF LIFE: On Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 2:00 pm the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, south of Bellevue will host a presentation in the Shrine cafeteria on End of Life Issues. This hour-long program will explore the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ directives concerning the end of life and our Christian response to our mortality. To register for this presentation or for more information, call 419-483-3435 ext 6. Cost is a donation. (There is a 4:00 pm Mass available.) Volunteers Needed – Catholic Charities is seeking volunteers for various work areas: volunteer guardians, H.O.P.E. Food pantry, clerical/office/reception. If you are available for a couple of hours a week your help is greatly appreciated! In 2013, we had over 12,000 hrs of volunteer time – that equals approximately $260,000. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to serve the many needs of the community. We appreciate any amount of time you are able to give and we thank you for your support. Please contact Cheryl Dix at 419-524-0733 x224 or firstname.lastname@example.org. IGNITE: When was the last time you walked away from a faith event saying, “That was really amazing”? When you felt something really move you? IGNITE is an unforgettable evening of inspiring worship, word and witness in the presence of Jesus Christ that has been drawing thousands of young and old throughout Northwest Ohio. Come experience the power of God truly alive and with us. Please join us at Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ (5742 St Rt 61 South, Shelby, OH) on Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 pm. The night will begin in the Church and end in the Parish Hall with fellowship and refreshments. We hope to see you there! MAKING THE MOST OF OUR SISTER PARISH SITUATION Hopefully, an advantage of having a sister parish is that persons in each parish can have a growing awareness of activities in the other parish. Regardless of one’s home parish, persons of both parishes will experience a standing invitation to participate in activities of the other parish as well as in those of one’s own parish. We had a beautiful expression of this in regard to the farewell receptions held for Father Joseph last September. Parishioners of each parish, whose schedule would not allow them to attend the gathering in their own parish, felt most welcome to attend the reception in the other parish. Even as each sibling in a family has a unique temperament, gifts and needs, this is also the case with sister parishes. Each has that to offer for the enrichment of all. A vital way in which St. Mary Parish contributes to the good of all is by maintaining a Catholic school. Years ago a typical parish school largely served the members of that parish. In more recent times, an increasing number of students who attend St. Mary and a number of other Catholic schools, come from non-Catholic families. What a powerful opportunity this situation offers for St. Mary School to witness to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ within the larger community. Resurrection Parish is in the process of working to put up an outdoors Stations of the Cross on its parish grounds. Hopefully, this will serve as a testimony to the faith of its parishioners. It is envisioned that this historic expression of our devotional and prayer life will attract many others, both Catholics as well as persons of the larger community. The outdoors Stations of the Cross hopefully will serve as an effective tool of witnessing to our Faith. Hopefully, our two parishes will work to avoid scheduling significant events at the same time. We almost had a collision in this regard for Saturday, February 14th. On that evening, St. Mary School Advisory Council plans to host a Valentine Reverse Raffle, starting at 7:00 pm. This event replaces the 200 Club drawing that was in place when I arrived here. There is to be live entertainment and dancing. All proceeds from this event will benefit the school technology fund. On that same evening, on the occasion of World Day of Marriage Enrichment, Resurrection Parish had planned to host a tasty meal for married couples after Mass. Due to a scheduling conflict, this meal has to be postponed. As a result, one does not have to choose between attending one event at the expense of not being able to attend the other. Both of these events were to be open to the parishioners of both parishes as well as to persons in the broader community. May we each grow in the ability to appreciate and to contribute to that which is unique about the parish to which we presently belong. May we also grow in the ability to appreciate and to support that which is unique in our sister parish. As we realize and acknowledge how each parish in its own way contributes to the good of all, our own faith will remain strong and vibrant. We will have what it takes to witness to our common Faith in a convincing manner. Sincerely yours in Christ, Fr. Nelson Beaver, Pastor LEVEL 3 SNOW EMERGENCIES: Whenever a county/city within the Diocese of Toledo is placed under a Level 3 Snow Emergency, during which all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel, the Catholic Churches within that geographic region will cancel the scheduled Saturday Vigil, Sunday, or Holy Day Masses. Roman Catholics in that region, therefore, are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass. If Masses are cancelled, Catholics are encouraged to participate in Holy Mass via television, radio, or internet, making a spiritual Communion. When Mass is cancelled, all other diocesan, parish, or school events in that geographic region are also cancelled. The Reverend Monte J Hoyles, JCL, Office of the Bishop WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: Join Bishop Daniel E. Thomas as he leads the Diocese of Toledo on a Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015! The World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. This year’s theme is “Love Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive”, emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society. This pilgrimage includes an opportunity to attend the Papal Mass with Pope Francis. For news, and to learn more about the pilgrimage led by Bishop Daniel, contact Monica Martinez email@example.com or 419-244-6711 ext 715 or sign up for updates at toledodiocese.org/page/marriage-and-family. PRAYER FOR PEACE: There will be a Prayer for Peace service to pray for the leaders of our country and our church at Resurrection Parish every Monday at 12:00. We will pray the Patriotic Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Litany to the Precious Blood of Jesus. Please come as your schedule permits. All are welcome. In case of bad weather, this will be canceled. FIRST CALL 211 is a free, confidential community service. Our mission is to provide useful information to the public and to connect members of our community with services that meet their needs. Assistance can range from simple issues, to much more complex issues, and our up-to-date database allows us to search through local services and match those in need to the proper agencies for help. How We Help? First Call 211 staff are trained and nationally certified to guide callers though the complex human services network. Sometimes situations can seem so overwhelming that it can be hard to see a solution. First Call 211 staff members can help a caller by directing him or her to agencies in the area that could help with the particular need, while also examining resources the caller might already have. There is information posted at the exits showing Free Meals for January, Clothing Closets, and Food Pantries.
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