Four students from St. Joseph and seven students from Most Pure Heart of Mary will be going to the March for Life in Washington D.C. in January, along with three chaperones. On behalf of these young people and the adults accompanying them, we would like to ask you to consider a donation to help sponsor our trip for defending life in our nation's capital in just a few short weeks. To make a donation, there are envelopes marked for the March for Life in the pews or near the exits of the church, which can be dropped in the offertory basket or you can drop off at the parish office during the week. Thank you so much for your time and consideration! We appreciate all of your support and prayers.
During 9 Days for Life, join thousands of Catholics nationwide in 9 days of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. Sign up now and participate Saturday, January 21 - Sunday, Janurary 29. Visit 9daysforlife.com to download a free mobile app or novena, sign up for daily emails or text messages, or discover many other ways you can participate!
A holy hour for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children will be held on January 23rd at 7:00 pm at Most PureHeart of Mary.
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin will be performing at the Shelby Knights of Columbus February 18, 2017. Spaghetti Dinner and Entertainment Tickets are $50.00 per couple. Doors open at 6:00p.m. Dinner and entertainment start at 7:00 p.m. Contact the Knights of Columbus for tickets.
By our baptism and confirmation, we are all called to serve in some form of ministry. The form of participation in ministry varies according to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. "From the reception of these gifts, including those which are less dramatic, there arise for each believer the right and duty to use them in the Church and the world for the good of humankind and for the upbuilding of the Church."" (Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, 3)
As we work to build up the body of Christ, let us take to heart the words from Romans 12:4-6. "Just as each of us has one body with many members, and not all the members have the same function, so too we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually members of one another. We have gifts that differ according to the favor bestowed on each of us.""
Each of us from time to time need to have some form of refresher. With that in mind, we are asking all liturgical ministers come to the update Sundays, in relation to the ministry's in which you participate. The schedule is listed in the Upcoming Events.
We are also putting a call out to everyone to pray about being a Liturgical Minister. These sessions are for allwho are interested in serving. Please pray how you may serve in building of the Church and one another.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, on 28 December 2016 named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Cleveland in addition to his responsibilities as the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo. This appointment accompanied Pope Francis' acceptance of the resignation of the Most Reverend Richard G. Lennon for health reasons. Bishop Thomas has served as the Bishop of Toledo since 22 October 2014 and will continue in this office as he also serves the Diocese of Cleveland.
If school is delayed or cancelled, the morning liturgy will be held as usual. If there is a funeral Mass, and morning Mass is scheduled, we will have the morning Mass at the regular time, followed by the funeral. If a funeral falls on First Friday, adoration will begin at noon. Mass will only be cancelled if there is a Level 3 Snow Emergency in Richland County. Overall, please be safe and prudent in determining whether or not you can make it to Mass.
Giving statements will be mailed by mid-January to those who requested one last year. If you requested a giving statement last year and do not receive one by January 25th or did not request one last year and are in need of one this year please call Barb Kilgore, Bookkeeper or Barb Studer, Business Manager at the parish office (419-347-2381).
If you have a loved one or know of someone who is ill or in need of a pastoral visit with Father or someone from the Ministers of Care please contact the parish. The HIPPA Law prohibits hospitals from contacting the parish when someone is hospitalized. The office can be reached at 419-347-2381.