Bulletin for April 12, 2015 - St. Joseph Catholic Church

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We are a Eucharistic Community whose mission
is to be “Saints Alive” by knowing, loving, and
serving God. Through study, piety, and action, in
imitation of the Saints, we answer God’s call to
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Saint Joseph Catholic Church
Plain City, Ohio
Weekday Masses are at the
Monday, 8 a.m.
Tuesday (see bulletin page 1)
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.
Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
at church
Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
at church
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at PAC
Saint of the week:
Saint Bernadette Soubirous
Memorial: April 16
Monday through Thursday:
6 - 11 a.m. &
6 - 11 p.m.
Saturday, after 9 a.m. Mass
at church
6 - 8 a.m. &
6 - 11 p.m.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. at church
By appointment
Plain City Catholic Church
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
Acts 4:32-35; Ps 118; 1 Jn 5:1-6
Gospel: Jn 20:19-31
Painting above and on cover: “Christ and the
Doubting Thomas” by Luca Signorelli (1477)
Jesus is risen, he appears to his disciples and gives them
a new command, “As the Father has sent me, so I send
you.” When they received the Holy Spirit, their lives were
transformed and they went on to proclaim the gospel. We
have been baptized and sealed with the Holy Spirit and
we are the ones Jesus speaks of when he said, “Blessed are
those who have not seen and have believed.” Sometimes
we doubt our faith, life in this world makes that happen,
but Jesus is always with us and gives us his peace. We
need only accept it. Let’s show our faith to others by
living a Christian life and share the good news, for we too
are his disciples.
Monday, April 13
8 a.m.
Acts 4:23-31; Ps 2;
Jn 3:1-8
+ Thomas McLaughlin
Tuesday, April 14
Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93;
Jn 3:7b-15
Wednesday, April 15
5:30 p.m.
Acts 5:17-26; Ps 34;
Jn 3:16-21
Thursday, April 16
Acts 5:27-33; Ps 34;
Jn 3:31-36
Friday, April 17
8 a.m.
Acts 5:34-42; Ps 27;
Jn 6:1-15
+Special Intention of
Jeff Roby
Saturday, April 18
9 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33;
Jn 6:16-21
(4:30 Mass see below)
+ People of the Parish
Sunday, April 19
8:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. (PAC)
Acts 4:32-35; Ps 118;
1 Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31
+Anna Bolzendahl
+Healing of Greg Willits
All Masses are at the church unless otherwise indicated.
Saints Alive!
Saint of the Week:
Saint Bernadette Soubirous
• Divine Mercy service this
Sunday, April 12, starting
at 2 p.m. at the church.
Born: January 7, 1844
Died: April 16, 1879
Memorial: April 16
Canonized: December 8, 1933
Bernadette was the oldest of six children
and grew up very poor. On 11 February 1858, around the time
of her first Communion, she received a vision of the Virgin.
She received seventeen more in the next five months, and
was led to a spring of healing waters. She moved into a house
with the Sisters of Nevers at Lourdes where she lived, worked,
and learned to read and write. At age 22 they admitted
Bernadette into their order. Always sick herself, she died with
a prayer for Mary‘s aid. Since the appearances of Mary to
young Bernadette in 1858, more than 200 million people have
visited the shrine of Lourdes.
Learn more: catholicsaints.info/saint-bernadette-of-lourdes/
• It is time to re-enroll your
Kroger card so that the
community rewards are
forwarded to St. Joseph
Church. See page 5 for
• We are not collecting
stamps for the Mission
Office any longer. Please
contact Sue in the office if
you have questions.
For our sick & healing
Patricia Ann Allen
Linda Bockey
Rhonda Campbell
Sandy Hilbert
Joe Hofbauer
Gabriel Kaiser
Zachary Kaiser
Dale Kinsley
Betty Lisk
Roger Rousch
Donna Ryder
Mary Jane Ward
For our military
S.Sgt. Michael S. Bertorello, USA
1st Sgt. Kevin R. Gleich, USA
Lt. Col. Patrick Parsons, USAF
Sgt. Jeffrey Sands, USA
Lt. Matt Wood, USN
If you would like to submit a name to be
added to our prayer list, please send your
request to: [email protected]
April 12, 2015
“You can come
to me
(in Eucharistic
Adoration) at any
at any time;
I want to speak to you
and I desire to grant you
- Jesus to St. Faustina
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Parish Life
Divine Mercy Sunday ~ April 12
Monday, April 13
9 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15
Zumba 9 a.m.
RCIA Potluck
6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 16
Choir Practice 7 p.m.
Friday, April 17
Bible Study
9 a.m.
Zumba 9 a.m.
Come join in the celebration at the church
2 p.m. Exposition
2:30 p.m. Rosary
3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet
3:30 p.m. Benediction
Confessions will be heard from
2 p.m. through 3:15 p.m.
RCIA Catechumen, Lisa Miscovich, and Candidate, Paul
Belau, were accepted fully into the Church this Easter Vigil.
Father of love and
power, guide these
catechumens and
candidates: strengthen
them in their vocation,
build them into the
kingdom of your Son,
and seal them with the
Spirit of your promise.
First Communion Practice
6:30 p.m.*
Sunday, April 19
Group First Communion 11 a.m.*
7th Grade PSR
6:30 p.m.
Youth Group 6:30 p.m.
*indicates event at church
Pennies for Heaven
April 18 & 19 after all Masses, the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus will
be collecting donations to support seminarians.
Pennies for Heaven is an international fundraiser that helps
seminarians around the world.
In our community, the Diocese of Columbus Vocations Office uses
the Pennies for Heaven donations to fund various vocation programs.
These programs encourage young men who are considering entering the priesthood.
Such programs include staging Vocation Days at seminaries and preparing high-quality
informational videos. Last year, Knights of Columbus Councils in the State of Ohio raised
$103,000 through the Pennies for Heaven program, nearly half of which came from Knights
of Columbus councils in the Diocese of Columbus.
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The Knights of Columbus Annual “Of the Year” Awards
The St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council # 12772 is pleased to announce the winners
of their annual “of the year’’ awards. These awards are based on the assessment of the
individual’s contributions to the council, the parish and the community.
Congratulations to all!
Knight of the Year
Family of the Year
Chaplain of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Lady of the Year
Youth of the Year
Religious of the Year
Blue Coat of the Year
Dennis Grose
John and Carol O’Connell
Deacon Tony Bonacci
Jim Schwope
Susan Gill
Brooke Bradley & Madeline Weisburn
Fr. Pat Toner
Dave Farrand
Love is Our Mission:
The Family Fully Alive
Called together from all over the world in faithful
celebration of the family—the sanctuary of love and life.
World Meeting of Families Congress: September 22-25, 2015
Papal Visit September: 26 & 27, 2015
All Love Bears Fruit ~ Not everyone is called to marriage. But every life is meant to be fertile.
Every life has the power and the need to nurture new life — if not through bearing and raising
children, then through other vital forms of self-giving, building and service. The Church is an
extended family of different vocations, each distinct but each needing and supporting the
others. Priesthood, religious life and the celibate lay vocation to enrich, and are enriched by,
the witness of the married state. The different ways of being chaste and celibate outside of
marriage are ways of donating one’s life to God’s service and the human community.
Did you know? Early registration pricing for the World Meeting of Families ends April 30! The
Basic Registration Package is the most affordable and is particularly suited to our local families
($125/adult; $95/child for a 4-day ticket until April 30) Register today at WorldMeeting2015.org.
Home Enthronement
For many of us it will be impossible to attend the World Meeting of
Families. Something we can do to support the movement and celebrate
the family is enthroning our homes to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. If you are
interested in learning more about this, please contact Sue or Mike Gill at
614-529-4108 or visit sacredheartcolumbus.org.
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Weekly Scripture Challenge~ by Tim Rimmer
When Jesus said to his disciples, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you …
Receive the Holy Spirit.” What will happen to Peter? Until now in scripture,
Peter always seemed to stick his foot in his mouth; he’s like a bull in a china
shop. But now he truly understands Jesus is the Son of God. Peter will
become the “rock” of the Church. Challenge – how does Peter change? Start with Jn 22:1519, then note the Peter in Acts 1-11 and finally in his wisdom, 1, 2 Pt letters.
Feeding Hungry Kids in Plain City Do you shop at Kroger?
It is hard to believe, but we have children
in Plain City that go underfed or hungry
over the weekends. During the school week
their main meal is the lunch they receive
at school. We need your help in providing
them extra food for the weekend. Through
a program called Sufficient Grace,
parishioners are joining with others within
the community to collect non perishable
lunch foods and pack lunches for these
kids. Look for the drop boxes at the PAC
and church. They need these lunch box
items: Dole Fruit cups, Chef Boyardee
single meal microwaveable cups, Barilla
single meal Italian entrées, Campbell’s
Soup on the Go, single serving pretzel
packs, pudding cups, Jiff On the Go packs,
granola and protein bars such as Cliff bars.
Monetary donations are also accepted,
please contact the parish office for more
Protecting God’s Children
The next session will be held on Saturday,
April 18 from 9 a.m. - noon at Sts Simon
and Jude, 9350 Co Hwy 49, West Jefferson
in the Social Hall. Please contact Sue
York (page 6) for more information and
It’s time to re-enroll for the new year of
Kroger Community Rewards in order to
continue contributing to St. Joseph Church
and the building fund through the May
1, 2015 to April 30, 2016 year. To re-enroll
your card, simply go to www.kroger.com/
communityrewards • Click “sign-in” • Put in
your email address and password that you
used to enroll your card. • Put in the St. Joseph
Church group number 82162 or part of
the name of the organization. • Choose the
correct organization. • Click Enroll. You are now
enrolled for the next year of Kroger Community
If you want to enroll your card as a NEW
member, simply go to www.kroger.com/
communityrewards • Click “create an account”
• Put in your email address
and password. Confirm your
password • Enter plus card
OR alt ID number • Go to
Community Rewards (near
bottom) • Follow through
the steps. (Name, address,
etc.) • Put in our group number 82162 or part of
the name St. Joseph Catholic Church. • Choose
the correct organization. • Click Enroll. You are
now enrolled for a year of Kroger Community
Rice Bowl Drop-Off ~ Please take your filled CRS Rice Bowl to the church or the PAC
and put it in the marked collection boxes.
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C. Wright
M. & D. Brickner, L. Wright
M. Brickner, M. Ridder
L. Kaminski
A. Crock
EM Deacon Tony Bonacci, E. Costello, L. Crock
D. Costello, S. Hamlin
Deacon Tony Bonacci
C. High
E. Bonacci, J. Dvorsky, J. Ciuca
T. Brake, D. Tobe
P. Powers
D. & M. Needham
Monday, April 13 Monday, April 20 B. Chuha, K. Kaminski,
C. Monnin
D. & J. Bradley,
L. Lowe
The schedule listed above may not be the most current ministry schedule. Please log on to
the Ministry Scheduler Pro through the parish website or contact the parish office if you have
questions. Always verify through the website and the sign-in sheets for the most accurate listing!
Church Location
140 West Ave., Plain City
Parish Office/PAC
670 W. Main St., Plain City, OH 43064 (Mailing Address)
Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3p.m. (see schedule below)
Office Contact614-873-8850
[email protected]
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Father Pat Toner, Pastor
Ann Walter, Secretary
Melissa Bradley, Event and Office Coord.
Kelly Jacobs, Youth Ministry & PSR
Sue York, Finance Coordinator
Ali Arend, Bulletin & Web Editor
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Day off is Friday, cell is 614-296-7404
M, W, Th, F 9-3
M 10-3, T 10-2, Th 10-2, F 10-1
M , W & Th 8-3
M, T & Th 7-2:30
T & Th 9-12
Deacon Tony Bonacci614-578-3957
[email protected]
Elaine Bonacci, Adoration Coordinator
614-557-3409 [email protected]
Gloria Butler, St. Martin de Porres
614-873-4103 [email protected]
Allen Crock, Finance Committee Chair
614-832-3226 [email protected]
Bob Hess, Knights of Columbus
614-876-6995 [email protected]
Maryann Lange, Music Minister
937-642-4944 [email protected]
Deacon Pat Wiggins, RCIA
614-563-9466 [email protected]
Sarah Reinhard, Webmaster & Social Media614-506-3200 [email protected]
If you are new to St. Joseph, WELCOME! You can learn more about us at our website
and we invite you to introduce yourself to us. Please contact the office to learn about
scheduling weddings, baptisms, and preparing for First Communion and Confirmation.
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