9/3 Sacred Heart Prayer Group / Adoration / Red Cross Blood Drive
9/4 Men's Group Meeting / Confessions
9/6 Labor Day - Office Closed
9/7 Monthly EFT Offertory Withdrawal
9/8 PGC Class
9/9 Women's Bible Study
9/11 SVD Bologna Sandwich Collection / Men's Group Meeting / Confessions
9/12 SVD Bologna Sandwich Collection
9/15 PSR Begins / Monthly Offertory Credit Card Withdrawal
9/16 SVD Food Distribution / Women's Bible Study
9/18 Men's Group Meeting / Confessions
9/19 Parish Golf Outing
9/21 RCIA Begins
9/23 Women's Bible Study
9/25 Men's Group Meeting / Confessions
9/30 Women's Bible Study
PARISH LIFE CENTER
EVENT MANAGERS NEEDED
We are looking for volunteers to manage special events at our Parish Life Center. Responsibilities may include helping renters with set-up, working the Audio/Visual equipment and overseeing the event. This position will be compensated and training will be provided. Please contact the office if you are interested!
Thank you for your support and help in stocking our PSR classrooms! We received 30 boxes of crayons, 11 boxes of markers, 7 boxes of colored pencils, 21 pairs of scissors, 56 glue sticks, 265 pencils, 235 pencil eraser caps, 9 boxes of tissues, 5 bottles of hand sanitizer, 5 packages of hand wipes, pens, construction paper, card stock, sheet protectors, fasteners, and Post-it notes. Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated.
It’s not too late to register for PSR. We have spaces available in all Monday 6:00-7:20 pm and Wednesday 6:00-7:20 pm classes. Classes begin September 15th.
As a reminder: Prior to receiving First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation, students must complete two years of preparation in the PSR program.
The next Baptism class is scheduled for Saturday, November 6th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Parish Life Center. All parents who would like to have a child baptized must have attended a Baptism preparation class within the last five years. Classes are being scheduled quarterly. So if you are expecting or would like to have your child baptized in the fall, please make plans to attend. Register by calling the Parish Office at (937) 644-6020. In addition to November 6th, upcoming classes will be held on Thursday, January 13th at 6 pm, and Saturday, March 19th at 10 am.
Baptisms are scheduled on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am.
EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION & ADORATION
Our First Friday Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration begins this week after 8:00 a.m. Mass and continues through Benediction at 8:00 p.m. Prayerfully consider signing up to spend a holy hour with the Lord at the link HERE
. ALL are welcome to stop into Church and pray as long as you wish at ANY time on Friday. But we do need two adorers to commit to be present at all times the Eucharist is exposed on the altar.
The next produce distribution is Thursday, September 16th, from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm in front of the Parish Life Center. If you are aware of anyone in need please let them know.
MAKING OF SANDWICHES FOR THE POOR
The deadline for the bologna sandwich program for those in need is the 2nd weekend of each month. For September, sandwiches will need to be turned in the weekend of September 11th/12th at Mass.
Please see below in the 'Around the Parish' section for additional updates regarding SVD activities.
FALL PARISH CONSULTATION SESSIONS
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.
The Parish Consultation Sessions are a vital part of the planning process that encourages parishioners to offer insights and perspective on the future planning of their parish. The feedback provided during these sessions will be used to draft new models for review by parishioners in early 2022. The consultation process will continue throughout 2022 until final models are approved. No decisions have been made regarding any parish, and none will be made until feedback is gathered directly from parishioners through the consultation process.
Every parishioner in the Diocese is encouraged to attend! Please plan to participate and invite others to do the same. Registration is required by logging onto the Real Presence Real Future website HERE
. Even if you are not able to participate, register anyway. All registrants will receive a link to the recording via email after the session.
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Bishop Brennan has approved a special collection for Haiti earthquake relief in parishes for the coming month. Father Kavanagh announced this special collection will occur this coming weekend, September 4th and 5th. Your gift will help provide essential relief, including clean water, sanitation, shelter, and emergency supplies. You can also learn more about the crisis in Haiti and how to help HERE
for updates. Please pray for people in Haiti and the CRS relief workers supporting them.
PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN
OLOL will be offering a PGC session for its volunteers on Wednesday, September 8th at 6:00 pm in the Parish Life Center: Registration is online only and can be accessed HERE
. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible. Please call Anne Daniel in the office at 937-644-6020 for more information.