Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Newsletter
Volume 16, May 2022





May is always a busy month. At church we have the joy of First Communion, Confirmation, BAA and Graduations. It is most likely a busy time at your home as well. Traditionally it is the Month of Mary and a time to remember her powerful intercession. I share with you a prayer to the Mother of God that may interrupt the business and hopefully bring you some peace. Fr. Kevin Kavanagh


Holy Mary, Mother of our Lord,
With confidence and trust,
I come to you and ask you holy intercession,
For I am in need.
I place into your supple hands
My special need this day (of _________).
Holy Mother,
I am aware that God knows my every need
And does not have to be reminded of my necessities.
At the same time, I am mindful
Of your great compassion
And know the grace
Of your being with me in prayer,
And so, I lay this special intention before you with great confidence.
Reminded of your Son,
Who often came to you with His needs,
I am at ease
As I follow in His steps
And bring my needs before you.
In asking this favor of our God,
I follow your holy example
And bow before the divine will,
Willingly embracing
What God has chosen for me. Amen
Prayers for the Domestic Church
Edward Hays




5/1 Sun-PSR / 1st Communion Practice & Reception
5/2 Mon-PSR / K of C 4th Degree Meeting / Monthly Offertory EFT Withdrawal
5/3 Prayer Shawl Meeting / Grief Recovery Workshop
5/4 Wed-PSR
5/5 Women's Ministries Monthly Meeting / K of C Council Meeting
5/6 Sacred Heart Prayer Group / Adoration / Graduation Mass Inclusion Deadline
5/7 Men's Group Meeting / First Communion / Confessions / SVD Bologna Sandwich Collection
5/8 Sun-PSR / Confirmation Practice / SVD Bologna Sandwich Collection
5/9 Mon-PSR
5/10 Grief Recovery Workshop
5/11 Wed-PSR
5/13 Fatima Rosary at Partner's Park
5/14 Men's Group Meeting / Confirmation & Reception / Confessions
5/15 Sun-PSR / Graduation Mass / Squires Meeting / Monthly Offertory Credit Card Withdrawal
5/16 Mon-PSR / SVD Meeting
5/17 Prayer Shawl Meeting / Grief Recovery Workshop
5/18 Wed-PSR
5/19 SVD Food Distribution / Parish Committee Meetings / K of C Social Meeting
5/21 Men's Group Meeting / Confessions
5/22 Bernadettes Meeting
5/24 Grief Recovery Workshop
5/26 K of C Officer Planning Meeting
5/28 Men's Group Meeting / Confessions
5/30 Memorial Day - Office Closed / Bishop-elect Evening Vesper
5/31 Bishop-elect Mass of Ordination and Installation / Grief Recovery Workshop
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal provides for essential ministries and programs throughout the Diocese of Columbus that no one parish can support on their own. Thanks to your leadership and commitment to the BAA plan, we are able to meet the spiritual and physical needs of our parishes and neighbors throughout central Ohio. Ministries that benefit from the BAA include Evangelization, Priest, Deacon, and Seminarian Education, Catholic Student and School Assistance, Parish Life Enhancements and Social Concerns.
Our parish has been asked to raise $79,203.35 for this year’s appeal and every dollar raised over that amount will be returned to our parish to be used where it is needed. That said, Fr. Kavanagh is raising our goal for the BAA to $120,000 to help aid the parish in paying off some of the Parish Life Center debts.
You may receive BAA information in the mail or envelopes can be found in the pews. Donations can also be made online through the Diocese of Columbus online donation platform HERE.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support!
The Ordination and Installation of our new Bishop-elect, Fr. Earl Fernandes will occur on Tuesday, May 31st. The following events are by invitation only so they will be livestreamed from the Diocese of Columbus website: HERE.
Evening Vespers at St. Andrews in Columbus, Monday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Ordination and Installation at St. Paul in Westerville, Tuesday, May 31st at 2:00 p.m.
EWTN and possibly a local channel might also be broadcasting one or both of these events live.
Please note there will be NO evening Mass at OLOL on Tuesday, May 31st due to the Ordination and Installation of our new Bishop.
Throughout the month of May, we will be reciting the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary before all weekend Masses, starting Sunday, May 1st, before the 9 a.m. Mass. If anyone is interesting in helping to lead a Rosary for one of these Masses, please sign up HERE.
A Rosary, commemorating the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima will be recited Friday, May 13th at 12:00 p.m. at the gazebo at Partner’s Park (corner of 6th Street and Plum Street). Please join us as we honor Our Lady of Fatima.
First Friday Eucharistic Exposition returns this Friday, May 6th, beginning with 8:00 a.m. Mass and concluding with Benediction at 8:00 p.m. Come by the Church anytime during the day to spend some sacred time with our Lord.  
We DO need to have at least two adorers present at all times the Eucharist is exposed. Please sign up to cover a Holy Hour at this link HERE so that we know we have coverage going into the day.
The Real Presence Real Future Round 2 Draft Models are now available for public viewing and comment through June 30th. OLOL is in Planning Group 3 - North. Please watch this video HERE to view our parish's draft model and then complete a feedback survey, found HERE. An overview of our planning group's draft model recommendations can be accessed HERE.
Please remember that these are not final recommendations, however, your feedback is important and will help the Diocese and our new Bishop make more informed decisions regarding the future of our Diocese and Parish. Please take this opportunity to view the draft models and to fill out the accompanying survey by June 30th.
For additional information regarding this initiative, please visit the Real Presence Real Future website HERE. If you have additional questions, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Thank you to our volunteers for making over 850 bologna sandwiches in April and to Ken Yunker and Dick Young for delivering them. Your efforts to serve over 100 families during the food distribution on April 21st is also greatly appreciated.
The next produce distribution is Thursday, May 19th, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in front of the Parish Life Center. If you are aware of anyone in need please let them know.
The deadline for the bologna sandwich program for those in need is the 2nd weekend of each month. For May, sandwiches will need to be turned in the weekend of May 7th/8th at Mass.
If you would like to obtain a blessing bag to hand out to someone you encounter that may be in a difficult situation, please reach out to Susan Cordell at (937) 537-0237 and she will gladly get one to you.
It was heart warming to see over 80 individuals at the volunteer reception. This included clergy, volunteers and a few special guests from outside of the parish. Here’s hoping all left with a sense of purpose after hearing others speak as to the joy they receive from helping others.
On June 2nd, SVD will be joining other organizations within OLOL as part of a booth during uptown Friday night. If you would like to know more, please reach out to Mike Myers.
Interested in becoming a Lector or Eucharistic Minister? Please mark your calendars for the morning of Saturday, June 4th as we will be having a training session for these ministries. Additional information will be shared in the bulletin in the upcoming weeks.
Fr. Kavanagh invites all of our High School and College Graduates to celebrate their graduation at the Annual Graduation Mass on Sunday, May 15th at 9:00 a.m. Following Mass, the Knights of Columbus will sponsor a breakfast for graduates and their families. If you have not received an invitation, and wish to attend, please call the parish office by Friday, May 6th in order to be included in the program. Join us in the Parish Life Center (to line up) 30 minutes prior to Mass and bring your cap and gown!



Please join us in praying for our youth as they make their First Communion on Saturday, May 7th.


Addison Leigh Allen
Madoline Jean Anatra
Brixon Cayce Baumbarger
Campbell Diane Bautsch
Lola Margaret Bloomquist
Macie Ann Brunson
Bailey Elizabeth Burniston
Meghan Melissa Burniston
Colton Joseph Fidler
Liam Joseph Fleming
George Benedict Griswold
Austin Lee Hart
Alaina Renae Hensley
William Rexford Higginbotham
Lillian Jean Hritz
Carlie Ann Keeton
Jackson Charles Morton
Marlena Grace Moser
Olivia Grace Perdue
Layla Jean Reichard
Logan Joseph Reichard
Lydia Jane Reichard
Emily Ann Roeckner
Ava Lynn Romkowski
Emily Mae Romkowski
Yohan Francis Rozario
Julian Sanchez De Lira
Patrick Andre Schludecker
Caleb Arthur Schultz
Helen Elizabeth Simon
Amelia Evelyn Stonerock
Camden Charles Wright
Josephine Mercy Zahn
Mason James Zainea



Please pray for our 8th graders who will receive Confirmation on Saturday, May 14th.


Mariel Alice Arend
Natalie Mae Bartlett
Nyla Catori Baumbarger
Saxton Thomas Bond
Michael Dean Bowsher
Evan George Brown
Ethan Gregory Cole
Adam James DeSutter
Madox Aaron Eagon
Emma Jane Falk
Keilana Saludo Ferguson
Kathryn Rose Golla
Ethan Ambrose Grome
Gavin Andrew Hardy
Courtney Jo Hart
Fred Lloyd Higginbotham IV
Haley Rae Hubbs
Grace Catherine Keiderling
Lila Kathryn King
Myles Louis Kramer
Kylie Lynn Levings
Kyle James Markert
Camryn Louise McGinley
Jackson Kenneth Melish
Molly Genevieve Melish
Ryan Alexander Melish
Johnathan Paul Perdue
Dannie Rajesh
Mason Reid Rausch
Meredith Ann Reinhard
Vincent Peter Ruane
Jacob Samuel Schlemmer
Ava Marie Taylor
Abigail Layne Thompson
Chloe Sue Wilson
Josilyn McKenna Wood



Thank you to all the catechists, aids, and parents who have made this a successful year in PSR. Our last classes will be held the week of May 15th.



We are excited to welcome everyone back for Vacation Bible School. We will visit the farm in Hay Day and Grow in Friendship with Jesus. 
We are accepting registrations for all children ages 3 (and potty trained) through entering Grade 5 now through June 1st. Registration forms are available in the Parish Life Center, the church vestibule and HERE. Please complete all information on the registration, sign the back, and return the form and fees to Anne Daniel during PSR hours or through the weekend collection in an envelope marked “VBS”. 
If you are interested in volunteering to help, please contact Anne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
If you would like to help but are unable to volunteer, look for a donation board in the church vestibule at the beginning of June. Thank you!






All men of the parish are invited to join us each Saturday morning through the summer in the Parish Life Center from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for spiritual discussion and prayer. Deacon Dave and other leaders from the Men's Ministry Group will present video or reading topics of relevant content throughout the season. Join us for fellowship and to enrich your spiritual journey.




Women’s Ministries mission is: To offer a breadth of ministries for all women to become engaged and serve as a means to grow the Body of Christ at Our Lady of Lourdes.
If you are interested in joining, please email Shirley France at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Penny Yunker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The Women’s Ministries May meeting will be on Thursday, May 5th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Life Center, room 20.
It's back! Come and deepen your faith and get to know Fr. Kavanagh better over a glass of wine (or your beverage of choice). Mark your calendars for the following three dates this summer that begin at 6:30 pm: June 9th, July 14th and August 11th!
We are pleased to say the Wine with Father events will now be held in our Parish Life Center! Please bring your own drinks and snacks. Also, with this being in the Parish Life Center, we will not have limited seating. 
We had our 1st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show on April 30th in the Parish Life Center! We had an incredible day celebrating the “Real Beauty” of women. All 142 women coming together as sisters in Christ was beautiful. Thank you to everyone that joined us. Also, thank you to all of the volunteers and donors that made this happen! 






The card ministry is encouraging parishioners to send a welcome/congratulations card to our new Bishop-elect for the Diocese of Columbus. Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Earl Fernandes of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to serve as the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus. The Mass of Ordination and Installation is May 31st. When signing your card, include "Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Marysville" as there are other parishes with the same name. Please mail cards to:
Bishop-elect Fr. Earl Fernandes
Diocese of Columbus Chancery
198 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
For more information about our new Bishop-elect click HERE.
For more information on the card ministry, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Phyllis at 937-707-0902.



For the month of May, please continue to donate “How To” books.  Of particular interest is any skill that can be used to earn income as a trade, for example HVAC, electrical, plumbing, or sewing.
These books are vitally important to the women at the Ohio Reformatory for Women, as they work toward developing the skills they will need to support themselves when they reintegrate into our community.
Please continue to bring "How To" books in May and place them in the Pages of Hope box in the vestibule.  Thank you for helping OLOL minister through literature!



The Sacred Heart Prayer Group continues to meet the First Friday of each month. We will be praying in the church at 8:30 a.m. after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. If you plan to attend Mass and the Sacred Heart Prayer Group, please sit in the main body of the church on the right side of the pews toward the front. Our next meeting is Friday, May 6th. We will pray the Holy Spirit Novena for an increase of the Holy Spirit in our lives.



The Prayer Shawl group will meet on Tuesday, May 3rd and Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 20 of the PLC. All are welcome regardless of skill level.
Anyone who would like a shawl for themselves or someone they know can call the parish office at 937-644-6020 or Pam Gibson at 937-578-3139. Please leave a message if there is no answer.





Join fellow parishioners to hear Father Riccardo discuss how the Gospel is more important than ever in today's world. This unique event will be held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus on June 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Efforts are being made to have our new diocesan Bishop-elect say Mass at the event. Cost is only $30 and you can register at this link HERE.



Stay tuned for the next edition of the Grotto, in your inbox Wednesday, June 1st!


We hope you enjoyed this newsletter and found it informative. If you have information you would like to share with the Parish, such as the information noted above, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your information to be included in the next newsletter. Thank you, as always, for your continued support of Our Lady of Lourdes!