Welcome to St. Mary`s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street

Welcome to
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
233 West Third Street
Greenville, Ohio 45331
Rev. John R. White, pastor
Phone: (937) 548-1616
Fax: (937) 548-0352
E-mail: [email protected]
Parish Office Hours: 9 am - 3 pm
St. Mary’s Church Staff
February 15, 2015
The 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rev. John R. White - Pastor……………...548-1616
Tom Graber – Deacon .………………….547-1522
Ann Kolb - Director of Religious Ed., Adult Ed.
[email protected]
Deb Shiverdecker - Youth Minister
[email protected]
Ruth Neargarder - Director of Music….526-4752
Missy Rogers – Finance Office
[email protected]
Darrel Bingham - Grounds & Maintenance
Barb Pequignot - Parish Secretary
[email protected]
Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass……………..5:30 pm
Sunday Masses…….. 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Daily Mass……..8:00 am (Monday - Friday)
Holy Days…..Times vary. Please call the office.
Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Reconciliation - Saturday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm or by appt.
Anointing - Please call the parish office to schedule.
Baptism - The first Sunday of the month after the 10:30 am
Mass. Parents are required to attend a baptismal preparation
class in advance. Please call the parish office to schedule.
Marriages - Weddings are scheduled at least six months in
advance. Please call the parish office to schedule a meeting with
the pastor.
Prayer Requests can be made by calling the office or on the
website. Any requests received by noon on Tuesday will be in
the following weekend’s bulletin.
Mass Intention Requests can be made by calling the office.
Intentions can be for the souls of the deceased, the special needs
of the living, in thanksgiving for answered prayers or even in
remembrance of a special occasion. The suggested stipend for a
Mass is $5, but any amount can be offered.
St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School
238 W. Third Street
Greenville, Ohio 45331
Phone: 548-2345
Vernon Rosenbeck, Principal
Home (937) 526-5814, Cell (937) 638-9591
[email protected]
Christine Detling, School Secretary
[email protected]
Weekly Parish Calendar
Ministry Schedule
Saturday, February 14
4:00-5:00 pm Reconciliation
5:30 pm Mass
Sunday, February 15
8:30 am Mass
10:30 am Mass
4:00 – 6:00 pm Knights of Columbus Deep Fried Chicken
Monday, February 16 Presidents Day Office Closed
8:00 am Mass
6:30 pm Rosary Altar Society Meeting
7:00 pm Adult Study
7:00 pm SDME Meeting
Tuesday, February 17
8:00 am Mass
6:30 pm Palm burning
7:00 pm Mardi Gras Reverse Raffle
Wednesday, February 18 Ash Wednesday
8:00 am Mass
7:00 pm Mass
Thursday, February 19
8:00 am Mass
9:00 am Adult Study
7:00 pm RCIA
Friday, February 20
8:00 am Mass
1:45 pm Stations of the Cross-School
5:00-7:00 pm K of C Fish Fry
Saturday, February 21
4:00-5:00 pm Reconciliation
5:30 pm Mass
Sunday, February 22
8:30 am Mass
10:30 am Mass
Parish Brunch sponsored by PSR and GLORY
February 21 & 22
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
Sunday Collection
Collections To Date:
Cap Imp Roof
Collected to Date:
Sat 5:30 pm
Sun 8:30 am
Sun 10:30 am
Euch. Min.
Euch. Min.
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Altar Server
Altar Server
Altar Server
Gift Bearer
D Gerold
I Wirrig
G Ayette
P Barga
T Batty
R Beyke
D Warner
S Warner
N York
K Zechar
L Thieman
M Canan
J Troutwine
M Arnett
D Blocher
B Gibson
T Hunt
B Hunt
C Monnin
R Unger
A Whitney
M Brunswick
L Durham
M Durham
P Snyder
L Harsh
B Brewer
S Brewer
C Brewer
Mass Intentions
February 14-22
Saturday, February 14
5:30 pm Rose Maher (Michael & Nancy Maher)
Sunday, February 15
8:30 am John & Mary Kolb (Steve & Ann Kolb)
10:30 am Missa pro populo
Monday, February 16
Ralph Seger (Kate & Rick Kramer)
Ministry Name
Tuesday, February 17
Alice Sauer (Jim Sauer)
Roof Shortage
Actual Needed To Date
If you are making a donation to the roof fund, please make a
notation on the envelope. Thank you.
*If you would like to join a prayer
group to pray for your needs, the
needs of others, the nation and the
world please contact Ginny Metzcar at
548-0187. A new group is now
Wednesday, February 18
Wanda Paul (Larry Paul)
Thursday, February 19
Clem Eckstein (Paul & Barb Rethlake)
Friday, February 20
Special Intentions (Bruner family)
Saturday, February 21
5:30 pm Leon Bey (Becker family)
Sunday, February 22
8:30 am Jeff & Ellie Keaser (Keaser family)
10:30 am Missa pro populo
Scrip Schedule
February 21 & 22
5:30 pm Clopp 8:30 am Grubb
10:30 am Rammel K & B
From the desk of Ann Kolb:
I have one Magnificat subscription available. The cost is
$35 and the first issue begins April 2015 through March
2016. Call the office or speak to Ann Kolb.
ADORERS: You have made an appointment with Jesus.
We appreciate all of you who have committed to one hour
on Wednesdays to visit Jesus in His Most Blessed
Sacrament. We have other adorers who stop in for a shorter
visit. This gift of having Jesus on the altar all day is a true
blessing for our parish. Those who are not able to come can
benefit by joining themselves spiritually in union with our
adorers. We thank Father White for allowing this privilege
and for the adorers who assure that this blessing will
continue here at St. Mary’s. P.S. There are still some
openings for more adorers. Jesus does not disappoint!
Consecration to Jesus through Mary for Families
Here is an opportunity for you to join others in prayer ~~
without leaving your home!
One person may do this or families can do this together.
There are no meetings or outside requirements.
A number of people in our parish have made the Total
Consecration to Jesus through Mary for Families. The
founders of this Apostolate, Jerry and Gwen Coniker of
Catholic Familyland in Bloomington, OH, were inspired in
this devotion by St. Pope John Paul II and St Louis de
Montfort. They offer an excellent way to grow closer to
Jesus through the heart of Mary. In following this plan, lives
are enriched and graces flow.
This family consecration can begin with one person of the
family or the whole family; the opportunity to begin is yours.
There are no meetings. There are no other requirements
other than preparation (at home) and praying, united to all
(in the world) who have made this consecration. We
encourage you to begin one day at a time, appreciating the
special graces of each day as you ponder the readings.
Those who wish to renew their consecration may begin their
preparation on April 10. ‘First-timers’ can begin your
preparation as soon as you would like. The books
explaining this movement can be purchased by contacting
Ann Kolb. These books contain a great amount of
information, inspiration, and prayers along with the
preparatory meditations by St. Louis de Montfort and St.
Pope John Paul II.
Our consecration day (renewal) will take place following the
Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13. For
further information, you can talk with those who have made
the consecration: Madonna Winner, Nancy Winner, Jean
Moores, Joan York or Ann Kolb.
We hope you will join us on our journey ever deeper into
loving devotion of Jesus and His Mother. Ann Kolb can be
reached at the rectory 548-1616.
Please pray for: Betty Marshall, Jim Light,
Becky Muhlenkamp, Pat Hufnagle,
MaryAnn Armstrong, Dr. Major David
Armstrong (deployed to Kuwait), Evelyn
Mann, Bob Rhoades, Kathleen Floyd,
Charles Geis, Melissa Marie & David,
LaJean Williams, Alexis Sutherland, Marlene
Zumberger, Ted & Dolores Carter,
Chrystyne Perry, Tracy Daerwald, Patty
Fitzwater, Helen Council, Dan Kelly, Stephan Young, Sue
Grile, Don Kaiser, Wise family, Betty Kueterman, Phyllis
Gibbons, Dick Wetzel, Bud Sink, Mel Grile, Rosemary
Paulus, Carolann Dawson, Kayla & Nick Joseph, Father
Perin, Ron & Norma Bruner, Dr. Appleman, Mike Martin,
Tim Ridenour, Gary Berger, Deb Davidson-Smith, Lory
Greene, Alma and John Pequignot, Don Poteet, Dale
Sanders, Ron Niswonger, Marie VandenBosch, Dorothy
Beers, Dorothy Zumberg, Jerry Paulus, Addison Henderson,
Linda Malott, Leatrice Klosterman, Cyril Braun, Andrew
Hanna, Joe Arnett, and Dave Stammen.
St. Mary’s School
Preschool Registration
Registration packets are now
available for the 2015-2016 St.
Mary’s School Preschool
classes. The Butterfly class for 4 &
5 year olds meets on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays. The
Caterpillar class for 3 & 4 year olds
meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please stop by the
school office to pick up
a packet or call 548-2345.
St. Mary’s School Registration
The 2015-2016 registration forms for Kindergarten
through 8th grade are now available in the school office.
The school office is open Monday through Friday, 7:30
AM – 3:30 PM.
The deadline for applying for financial aid is March
16. Financial aid forms can be found on the school’s
website: stmarysschoolgreenville.org. Ed Choice
Scholarship applications are also available for incoming
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students. Please contact
the school office @ 548-2345 if you have any questions.
***Bring last year’s palms to the palm burning
ceremony at the school this Tuesday night at 6:30 pm
and then stay for desserts and the Reverse Raffle at 7:00
pm. Tickets for the raffle are available at the Scrip
Salvation: The Gospel of Matthew. March 1 & 3: Love
Poured Out: Bernard of Clairvaux. Reflections led by Anne
McGuire, including music, art and discussion. For more
info: 419-925-4532 or [email protected]
Around The Area
In Cincy: Young adults ages 18 and up are invited to
Supercharge Your Soul Sunday on March 1st. This one day
retreat is put on by Fr. Nathan Cromly and the Community
of Saint John in association with Eagle Eye Ministries. The
day will include engaging talks, social time, confession,
adoration, and Sunday Mass, as well as opportunities for
spiritual direction. Food will be provided and babies are
welcome. For more information go to:
http://eagleeyeministries.org/programs/special-events or email [email protected]
Ash Wednesday Mass is February 18th at 7:00 pm.
Rosary Altar Society
Join the RAS ladies for a night
of fun, games and refreshment
on Monday, February 16 at 6:30
pm. We will be playing Bunco!
At The Shrine
Premier First Holy Communion Sale at the Pilgrim Gift
Shop within the Maria Stein Shrine. Huge new selection of
Rosaries and 1st Communion items, all discounted March 5,
6, 7 & 8th. Each Communicant entered in various drawings
and remembered in noon day prayers thru May. Sale hours:
Thursday 9:30a – 9:00p; Friday & Saturday 9:30a – 4:00 and
Sunday noon – 4:00. Also visit Serendipity by Sarah, an
independent 1st Communion attire Trunk Show in the
Gathering Space at the Shrine March 7th 9:30-4:00. Like us
on Facebook.
Wrapped in God’s Love: An Afternoon of Lenten
Service for Women & Girls at the Shrine of the Holy
Relics, Saturday, Febr 28, 1-4pm. Join in sewing dresses for
impoverished little girls in warm climates, or participate in
Project Linus by making fleece blankets for children in area
hospitals and shelters. Needed: sewing machines, scissors,
pins, fleece (at least 40”x 40”), and YOU. To sign up,
donate items, or have questions answered, contact Anne
McGuire at the Shrine: 419-925-4532 or
[email protected] .
By Your Holy Cross, a Lenten series of reflection on the
meaning of Christ on the Cross, including Prayer with a
Relic of the True Cross [hold, kiss, touch the relic], will be
offered Sundays and Tuesdays in Lent at the Maria Stein
Shrine of the Holy Relics. Sundays 2:00-3:30pm and
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm. Febr 22 & 24: Suffering and
The Sisters of the Precious Blood will host a Martha
Dinner for high school girls and young women on
March 12 at Salem Heights, 4500 Denlinger Road (GPS
address). Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event runs
from 6-8 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet members
of both monastic and apostolic religious communities,
pray together and share a meal, and visit with other
young women exploring a call to religious life. There is
no cost. For more information or to register, contact Sr.
Mary Yarger at 937.999.8456 or email her at
[email protected]
Attention Catholic Physicians and all Healthcare
Providers: The 3rd annual Catholic Medical Association
retreat will be held 27-29 March at the Maria Stein Retreat
Center. Father James Kelleher, SOLT, will present “Jesus,
the Divine Physician: Transforming our Heart, Mind and
Soul”. For further information please contact Dr. Gary L.
George, MD at [email protected] or 937-241-1989.