Third Sunday of Lent

ST. PIUS X CHURCH
REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO
Third Sunday
of Lent
This Week at Saint Pius
March 9-15, 2015
March 8, 2015
Monday
Women’s K of C
PAC, 7:00 p.m.
My eyes are always on the Lord!
Masses for March 9-15, 2015
Monday
8:30 a.m. (MDF) +Msgr. Branimir Radetic
by Bergman Family
Tuesday
8:30 a.m. (MDF) +Dan Flowers by Mom, Jean
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. (MDF) Gloria Davis by McClelland Family
Thursday
8:30 a.m. (MDF) +Magdaline Rieser by Maria Harkins
Friday
8:30 a.m. (MDF) +Msgr. Michael Donovan
by Jean Flowers
Saturday
5:00 p.m. (SF)
+Thomas Crawford
by Tim & Karen Schneider
Sunday
8:30 a.m. (MPG) Living and Deceased Members
of the Parish
10:15 a.m.. (MDF) +Anthony Balcer
by Aggie Balcer Family
12:00 p.m. (MMS) +Debra Brock Boggs
by Tony & Deanna Borrello
COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS
For the Week of March 1, 2015:
Budget Requirements
Actual Offertory Received:
Weekly Surplus/(Deficit):
**EFT (Debit) Program:
Envelope Offering:
Cash Offering:
Total Offering:
$ 19,000.00
$ 15,964.58
$ (3,035.42)
$ 1,416.00
$ 11,799.00
$ 2,749.58
$ 15,964.58
Debit Program Participants: Envelopes Used:
For the Month of March 2015:
MTD Budget Requirements:
MTD Actual Offertory Received:
MTD Surplus (Deficit):
YTD Budget Requirements:
YTD Actual Offertory Received: YTD Surplus (Deficit):
64
277
$ 19,000.00
$ 15,964.58
$ (3,035.42)
$689,000.00
$670,753.99
$(18,246.01)
COLLECTION COUNTERS
Sunday, March 15, 2015
CAPTAIN: Bill Ulrich
Team 1: Rose Crane, Don & Mary Jo Neader
Tuesday
Bible Study
PAC, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Bible Study
Library, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul
Bride's Room, 7:00 p.m.
Stewardship Committee
PAC, 7:00 p.m.
K of C Officer’s Meeting
Rectory, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Knit/Crochet
Bride’s Room, 9:30 a.m.
Soup Supper
Cafeteria, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
Church, 6:30 p.m.
Home & School Meeting
Library, 6:30 p.m.
Women’s Ministry
PAC, 7:00 p.m.
Faith Sharing Group
Bride’s Room, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Adult Choir
Church, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
Children’s Choir
Church, 5:15-5:45 p.m.
New Creation
Bride’s Room, 7:00 p.m.
RCIA
PAC, 7:00 p.m.
Friday
K of C Fish Fry
Cafeteria, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday
Mass of Anointing
Church, During Mass
Night In Green School Fund Raiser
Gym, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday
Mass of Anointing
Church, 8:30 a.m. Mass
Donut Sunday
Cafeteria, After 10:15 Mass
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
LITURGICAL MINISTERS SCHEDULE
March 14-15, 2015
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
(H): Host • (C): Cup
5:00 p.m.
H: (2) – Pulpit side –Holly High & Laura Cassanos
H: (2) – Organ side –Carol Summa & Pat Miles
C: (3) – Pulpit side –Scott Marsh & Patti & Jim Sperry
C: (3) – Organ side –Marge DuPrey, Guy Lawler
& Donna Nesbitt
Lectors
Dean Miles & Norbert Stalica
Servers
Susan Berger, Michael Shultz
& Samantha Hanson
8:30 a.m.
H: (2) – Pulpit side –Joyce Guth, Pam Briggs
H: (2) – Organ side –Bob Briggs & Nancy Majerus
C: (3) – Pulpit side –Cheryl & Michael Krolikowski
& Jeff Cox
C: (3) – Organ side –Patrick & Sharon Hensel & Ann Cox
Lectors
T.J. Bryan & Kathleen Goodyear
Servers
Blake Bratz, Paul Bratz lll
& Megan Gallagher
10:15 a.m.
H: (3) – Pulpit side –Maureen Kelley, Kathy Kelley
& Lori Croswell
H: (3) – Organ side –Olivia George, Katherine
& Sara Croswell
C: (4) – Pulpit side –Karen Kostra, Rose Crane &
Richard & Pat Rolwing
C: (4) – Organ side –Ann Alge, Scott Luallen, Clarke Branch
& Brian Sauer
Lectors
Melanie Magin & Agnes Bryan
Servers
Maria Kelley, Joelea Kelley
& Liz Kessler
12:00 p.m.
H: (2) – Pulpit side –Dave Roby & Carol Shown
H: (2) – Organ side –Amy Briski & Dominique Adair
C: (3) – Pulpit side –Beth & Jose Antommarchi
& Vicki Mercer
C: (3) – Organ side –Mary Ann & Wayne Windgard
& Tess Dusenberry
Lectors
Teresa Iannggi & Michelle Zuccarelli
Servers
Laura Williams, Natalie Zuccarelli
& Alex Kiraly
GIFT BEARERS:
5:00 p.m.
Sue & Dick Rickerl
8:30 a.m.
John & Anne Hohmann
10:15 a.m.
Savannah Rowsey, Hannah Mathias,
Sophia Sammler, Haylee Starzyk
12:00 p.m.
Sonny & Loretta Shalosky
5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
GREETERS:
Mike Berger & Family
David Foster & Family
Girl Scouts
Vicky Mercer
MARCH 8, 2015
YOUNG STEWARDS CORNER
March 1, 2015
Donations: $3.00
Number of Envelopes: 2
Examples of our young steward’s use of time and talent:
– I shoveled the driveway (Ella)
– helped my parents (Blake)
IN OUR PARISH
Newly Registered: Amanda, Mackenzie & Stephen
Schwartzwalder; Bryan & Joanne Docherty
MASS OF ANOINTING: The Communal Anointing of
the Sick will be held on Saturday evening, March 14th
at the 5:00 p.m. Mass and on Sunday morning, March
15th at the 8:30 a.m. Mass. The Sacrament of Healing
is available to those above the age of reason who are
seriously ill and to those who are chronically ill because
of the effects of aging or with any other chronic physical
or mental condition.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION: Please note that the
“Conversion” video series will be held Sunday evening,
March 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC Room, because of a
conflict in the PAC Room Monday evening. The series
continues with a look at the stories of Matthew and
Jonah in the Bible.
WHERE FAITH AND REAL LIFE COME TOGETHER.
Here is another opportunity for a one-night parish
mission featuring Greg Wasinski, a nationally recognized,
Catholic inspirational speaker. He will be at St. Pius on
Monday evening, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Church.
Appropriate for all ages, Greg will lead us on a journey
where faith and real life come together. Copies of his
book will be available for purchase. Visit www.wasinski.
com for more information about Greg. A freewill offering
will be collected to assist Greg in his ministry.
SOUP SUPPER: The next St. Pius X Soup Supper will be
Wednesday, March 11th, from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the
school cafeteria. Come as a family and enjoy a meager
meal of soup and bread hosted by the Parish School
of Religion. Donate the cost of an evening meal to the
Catholic Relief Services Operation Rice Bowl. A perfect
opportunity for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving this
Lenten season.
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WOMEN’S CLUB of
Reynoldsburg announces our annual Cards and Game
Night, which is themed “Cruise Into Spring,” which will
be held on Tuesday, April 7, from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00
p.m. in the St. Pius X gym. Tickets are $10.00, which
includes a buffet of assorted refreshments, sandwiches,
appetizers and desserts, a silent auction, raffles, and
more. Enter our contest by wearing a stylish cruisethemed outfit and be the “most touristy,” “most colorful,”
or “most outrageous.” Bring your own cards and/or
games. Contact Tina Banaski at 614-861-2601 for tickets
or information. All proceeds benefit local charities.
ST. PIUS X CHURCH
CARRY THE CROSS
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another”
Proverbs 27:17 (RSVCE)
Calling all men of St Pius X! On Holy Saturday, April
4th, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the St Pius X Men’s
Ministry has organized a unique praying of the Stations
of the Cross carrying a 10x6 foot cross made of 4x4 Cedar
over an 8-mile round trip course, along bike trails and
streets of Reynoldsburg. If you feel you are up to the
challenge for a morning filled with prayer, hymns and
fellowship then please mark your calendars now. If
you have any questions, please contact John Zacovic,
[email protected] or 614-322-9473. More to follow…
MILITARY OUTREACH
This year, the Military Outreach Program will be adopting
the USO Kandahar in Southern Afghanistan. We will also
be sending goodie boxes to deployed family members of
St. Pius, Seton, and the VFW Post 9473. Please stop by the
table in the entrance vestibule to choose an item to buy.
Items will need to be purchased and returned before the
12:00 p.m. Mass on March 22. We will have a plastic bin
located in the main entrance vestibule to collect all of
your military outreach donations. We ask that all cash
donations be put into an envelope labeled “Military
Outreach Program,” then mailed (or brought) to the
parish rectory or put into the collection baskets at Mass.
Just make sure to include them in an envelope with the
name of our program. Cash donations will go towards all
of our shipping costs, goodie boxes shipped to deployed
family members throughout the year, and towards
our Christmas Care Package Program in November.
Questions can be directed to Krista Schumacher at 614323-7048 or [email protected] Thank you!
A NIGHT IN GREEN – Join us March 14, 2015, for Saint
Pius X School's "A Night In Green." This is the 2nd year
for this event and will be one of the school’s largest
fund raisers. This Saint Patrick’s Day themed event will
include heavy hors d'oeuvres, spirits, live and silent
auction and entertainment. The funds raised will help
bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of
providing the best opportunities for Saint Pius X students
and teachers. Registration for the event is taking place
now. If you are interested in registering or donating a
silent auction item, please contact Kim Donnelly at 614834-3390 or email at [email protected]
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY WILL TAKE PLACE ON
FIVE TUESDAYS OF LENT: TUESDAYS: MARCH
10, MARCH 17, MARCH 24 AND MARCH 31: Each
Tuesday will offer two sessions: one at 9:00 a.m. (or
immediately after the 8:30 Mass) in the PAC Room and
repeated at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Sr. Maxine will
lead both groups. The theme will be “Encounters with
Jesus” ... reflecting on stories of people in the Bible who
met Jesus along the way, such as the widow with her two
cents, the man with the withered hand, the Samaritan
Woman, etc. These companions on our journey through
Lent may help us reflect on our encounters with Jesus
along the way.
REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO
FIRST COMMUNION PRAYER INTENTIONS
The First Communion Class is asking for your prayer
intentions as they prepare for their upcoming First
Communion at the end of April.
Chain Links will be in a basket in the vestibule of St. Pius
X Church. Please take one and write a prayer intention
for the First Communion Candidates on the link and
return it to the envelope that is in the same basket. The
chain links will be added to the links already collected in
front of the PSR Office.
Example: Let God touch each one of the First Communion
Candidates with His special grace during this time of
preparation. These prayers should be for the candidates’
intentions. – God Bless, De Ann Bukowski
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS SEEKING THE
FOLLOWING PREP DONATIONS: To help keep our
costs down and do our part in being good stewards of
God’s creation, we’re asking everyone to please save the
following items on our wish list: gift wrap tubes (we
need the tall tubes for fencing – please, no toilet paper or
paper towel tubes) and coffee cans with lids. We are also
in need of large bags of plaster of paris (25#) and 1/2”
x 10’ PVC pipe (bendable, to make “covered wagons,”
fencing, and signposts). If you can help, please save these
items (gift wrap tubes and coffee cans) and bring them
to church and place them in the VBS box in the Bride’s
Room beginning March 14. IF you can donate the pipe or
plaster of paris, please contact Susan Gilmore to arrange
pick-up. Please DO NOT leave these items in the Bride’s
Room! If you have any other Western themed items that
you would be willing to let us BORROW, please contact
Susan Gilmore at 501-7545 or at [email protected]
VOLUNTEERS (current 7th graders and up) are needed
to work on backgrounds for VBS this year. Our next Prep
meeting will be on Saturday, March 21, from 10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. in the SPX Cafeteria. If you have any paint
supplies, drop cloths, thick permanent black markers,
or white primer you can donate, please bring them with
you or call Susan Gilmore (see above).
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VBS, check out
our website at http://stpiusxvbs.wix.com/2015 or follow
us on Twitter @spxvbs or like our page on Facebook: St.
Pius X Vacation Bible School.
SCHOOL NEWS
This week at Saint Pius X School…
Tuesday, March 10…
Students attend 8:30 a.m. Mass
Wednesday, March 11…
Home and School Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 13…
Pi Day Celebrations in Advanced/Jr. High Math classes
Stations of the Cross, led by 3rd and 4th grades, 1:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 14…
“A Night in Green” 6:30 p.m., Gym
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
SCHOOL NEWS CONTINUED..
Each week of Lent, our Saint Pius X School students pray
the Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 1:45 p.m. This
Friday, students from our 3rd and 4th grade classes will
lead our prayer. Please join us as we walk with Jesus.
Advanced Math students in grades 6-8 recently
participated in the Mathematics League contest. Scores
for the top 5 in each class will be sent on to compete
at the regional level. Congratulations to the following
students on a job well done:
6th Grade: 1st place: Piper O., 2nd place: John C., 3rd
place: Caroline B., 4th place: Pailyn G. , 5th place: Agnes
B., Ben G., Samuel G.
7th Grade: 1st place: Eric L., 2nd place: Braeden C., 3rd
place: James F., 4th place: Andrew C., 5th place: Ian G.,
Chase O., Grace S.
8th Grade: 1st place: Adam G. (for the 5th consecutive
year!), 2nd place: Y-Tien P., 3rd place: Mario N., 4th place:
Elizabeth S., 5th place: Bailee Z.
Congratulations to all students as well as Mrs. Schwab
and Mrs. Signoracci!
AROUND TOWN
2015 ST. CHARLES FATHER/SON MASS &
BREAKFAST ON MARCH 28TH: Registration is
underway for the 2015 St. Charles Father/Son Mass and
Breakfast being held on Saturday, March 28th. This annual
fraternal gathering, sponsored by St. Charles Alumni
Association, continues to grow in popularity and drew
over 300 dads and sons last year. It is a wonderful way
for alumni fathers, uncles, and grandfathers to celebrate
their St. Charles experience and introduce young sons
and grandsons to the school! We also encourage current
students, incoming freshmen and any other interested
6th, 7th or 8th graders, to attend along with their fathers,
grandfathers and uncles.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with Mass celebrated in
Mother of Mercy Chapel followed by a complimentary
buffet breakfast (prepared by Mass Appeal Dining
Services) in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons.
The breakfast is free, but you are still asked to reserve
your spot(s) to ensure there is plenty of food on hand
for everyone. To sign up or for more information on this
or any other alumni activity, please contact St. Charles
alumni director, Louis J. Fabro (’83), in the school’s
Alumni and Development Office at [email protected]
org.
MARCH 8, 2015
CATHEDRAL CONCERTS: MARCH 8TH AT 7:30
P.M. – SPEM IN ALIUM: Thomas Tallis’s 40 part motet,
Spem in alium, stands as a towering achievement in
Renaissance choral polyphony. The Cathedral Choir
will be joined by the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral,
Cincinnati, members of the Lancaster Chorale and other
singers to perform this monument and other music for
Lent and Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad
Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. cathedralmusic.org
J.O.I.N. BIBLIOBENEFIT: Friday, May 15, 7:00 to 10:00
p.m. at St. Andrew Church, Nugent Hall, 1899 McCoy
Road, Columbus, Ohio. The Joint Organization for InnerCity Needs’ annual fund-raising event helps support
their mission to provide for emergency material needs.
Registration for the fund raiser is $50.00. Please send
check payable to J.O.I.N. c/o Bibliobenefits, 578 E. Main
Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. For information, call 614241-2531.
BISHOP
HARTLEY’S
LAST
SCHEDULED
PLACEMENT TEST will take place Saturday, March
14th. To sign up for the test, submit an online application
available at bishop-hartley.org. Please note, that
Bishop Hartley typically begins a waiting list, and the
application fee significantly increases after the March
test. Contact Heather Rush at [email protected]
for more information or to schedule a campus tour.
ST. CHARLES FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEED AND
AGILITY CLINICS: Session I from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on
March 14, 21 and 28 for students in grades 5-12; Session
II from 12:00 Noon-2:00 p.m. on June 8, 10 and 12 for
students in grades 5-8. Please contact Coach Tom Lopresti
at [email protected] to sign up or learn more.
Visit the school’s website at www.stcharlesprep.org.
FATHER WAGNER’S SPIRITUAL DAY SPA IS THE
CATHOLIC RENEW AND REFRESH RETREAT.
Thursday, March 26th join Father Wagner, from 9:00
a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the St. Therese Retreat Center to
RENEW Your Prayer Life and Your Compassion for the
Marginalized... REFRESH Your Body to be the Hands
and Feet of Christ... and RETREAT through Holy Mass
and the Sacrament of Confession. For more information,
go to spiritualdayspa.com.
BECOME A “LIVING REMINDER OF
GOD’S PRESENCE” That’s what Fr.
Henri Nouwen called husbands and
wives.
A
Worldwide
Marriage
Encounter weekend will help your
marriage become such a reflection of the
divine. The next two weekends are April
10-12 and a special in-parish weekend on July 31-August
2. For more information or to register, contact Paul and
Marilou Clouse at 614-834-6880 or visit our website at
www.wwmecolumbus.org.
FAITH DIRECT e-giving PROGRAM IS UP AND WORKING … Check out the Faith Direct Parish e-giving program on
the Parish website at www.spxreynoldsburg.com. Click on the Faith Direct Logo and you are ready to sign-up for the
program. If you tried to sign up over the weekend the site was not officially read to launch, but it is now open to all
parishioners. The response is great only two days into the registration campaign. Through the Faith Direct e-giving
program you can make your contributions to St. Pius X via automatic payment from your checking account or credit card
account. Many of you already use online services for mortgage, household, and other monthly payments. Some of you
are already using automatic transfers from your checking and savings accounts. Now, you have the opportunity to
manage your contributions. It is the most cost effective, environmentally-friendly way for us to receive your gifts.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO OUR PARISHIONERS?
FLEXIBILITY … You can choose the amount and timing of your contributions and designate your preferred source for
them at no cost to you! Don’t forget to click on the “Show More Annual Collections” button at the bottom of the
page giving you the opportunity to contribute to regularly scheduled collections throughout the year or that extra
Easter/Christmas contribution! Participating in Faith Direct e-giving means your envelopes will no longer be
mailed to you!
CONVENIENCE … Once you designate your preferences, your contributions will be made automatically for you. No need
to fill out envelopes any more. You can manage your donations easily online or by telephone. You can go online and
increase or decrease your contributions at any time.
RELIABILITY… Your contributions are recorded throughout the year even when you are on vacation, traveling for
business, ill or you simply forgot your envelopes on a particular weekend. We are unable to account for cash
contributions as you may know.
WHAT ARE THE BENFITS TO OUR PARISH?
SAVINGS … It will save our parish considerable time and expense. It saves on the cost of envelopes. Currently, the
parish is spending over $4,800 annually on unused envelopes. Some parishioners choose to give a cash contribution
as they do not want their contributions made known. We will be contacting those parishioners who have no record of
using envelopes over the past twelve months to determine whether we should take them off the mailing list and offer them
Faith Direct e-giving when they are able to make a contribution to the Church. Can you imagine the additional savings
there would be if those currently using envelopes switched to Faith Direct e-giving? Yes there is a slight cost to the
Church for parishioners using credit card transactions, but that cost is overwhelming offset through the consistency of
contributions through this program.
CONSISTENCY … It gives the parish a better idea of the funds coming in each week to pay our bills and make our
ministries and programs as far-reaching as possible.
REDUCTION OF UNAVOIDABLE WASTE … Whether envelopes are used or not, they are eventually thrown away which
means damage to our environment through waste disposal and the unnecessary use of our natural resources.
Don’t have a computer or you aren’t quite sure how to work through the website? Contact the rectory make an
appointment to come in and register to participate in the program. Are you already using ACH from your savings or
checking account. We are not requiring our current users to make an immediate switch to Faith Direct; however, in the
near future we will be asking all our current ACH users to switch to Faith Direct e-giving. Again, the parish is ready to
assist anyone who would like assistance in registering for the program. DON’T FORGET … if you are a current ACH
parishioner and you switch to the Faith Direct e-giving program, please contact the parish office to stop your
current contributions.
Check out the FAITH DIRECT e-giving Website. Additional registration forms will be available at the back of the
Church.
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
MARCH 8, 2015
PHONES:
Rectory & Church Office....................................................................................................................................................................................866-2859
Rectory Fax...........................................................................................................................................................................................................866-1499
Cafeteria...............................................................................................................................................................................................................866-1282
Latchkey...............................................................................................................................................................................................................866-1209
School....................................................................................................................................................................................................................866-6050
Children’s Center................................................................................................................................................................................................577-0826
Religious Education & Youth Ministry............................................................................................................................................................864-3505
PARISH PASTORAL STAFF:...................................................866-2859
Msgr. David Funk, Pastor – Ext. 104
Deacon John Vellani – Ext. 102
Deacon John DuPrey – Ext. 102
Deacon Jim Kelly – Ext. 102
Deacon Charlie Miller, Business Manager – Ext. 101
Michelle Carey, Administrative Assistant – Ext. 102
Judy Miller, Bookkeeper – Ext. 105
Brenda Brammer, Finance – Ext. 116
Christina Zacovic, Bookkeeper/Receptionist – Ext. 112
Leah Kelly, Pastoral Minister – Ext. 103
GOOD FRIDAY WALKING STATIONS OF THE
CROSS: Many facets of faith and justice will be the
focus of the annual Walking Stations of the Cross,
which begins with prayer at St. Joseph Cathedral at
8:00 a.m., Friday, April 3, 2015. Hundreds will process
throughout downtown Columbus to recognize Jesus
Christ’s suffering and crucifixion as well as to reflect
on current areas of social concern. Open to all ages. For
more information, call Social Concerns at 614-241-2540
or Youth and Young Adult Ministry at 614-241-2565.
YOU MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE… Parishioners
have the opportunity to partner with Catholic Social
Services to improve the quality of life of an isolated
senior or disabled adult. Together, we will help bring
hope, brighten the day, offer support, and ease loneliness
and isolation by becoming a Friendly Visiting Volunteer,
visiting 1-3 hours a week, with a matched person in
need. Volunteer to be a trained Friendly Visitor or
volunteer as a family (minors must be accompanied by
a parent/legal guardian). Interested? Please contact our
Volunteer Coordinator at Catholic Social Services at 614857-1225 or [email protected] to learn more about
this rewarding opportunity. Make the difference, become
a Friendly Visiting Volunteer today!
YOUNG ADULT RETREAT FOR CATHOLICS IN
THEIR 20s & 30s: What Next? Retreat March 28 and 29,
2015, Proctor Retreat Center, London, Ohio. Starting a
new job? Not sure where your relationship is headed?
Contemplating a change in your life? Our careers,
living situations, relationships and identities are always
changing. Explore the transitions that define who we
are, and consider how faith can carry you through them.
$65.00/person. More information and registration at
charisministries.org/WhatNext_Columbus_March2015.
Hosted by the Diocese of Columbus Office of Youth
and Young Adult Ministry in partnership with Charis
Ministries.
Sr. Maxine Shonk, OP, Pastoral Minister........................................866-1575
Jonathan Cuniak, School Principal.................................866-6050 – Ext. 222
Mary Benedict, Co-Director, Children’s Center............................577-0826
Sharon Miller, Co-Director, Children’s Center..............................577-0826
De Bukowski, Director of Religious Education.............................864-3505
Judie Bryant, Youth Minister.............................................................864-3505
Beth Antommarchi, Director of Latchkey......................................866-1209
John Pottkotter, Coordinator of Music............................................501-0104
PARISH COUNCIL PRESIDENT:
Barbara Martin...........................................................................(614) 861-5809
LIVES OF THE SAINTS…
March 6
St. Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes
(1614-1645)
Mary Ann grew close to God and
his people during her short life.
The youngest of eight, Mary Ann
was born in Quito, Ecuador, which
had been brought under Spanish
control in 1534. She joined the
Secular Franciscans and led a life
of prayer and penance at home,
leaving her parents’ house only to go to church and
to perform some work of charity. She established in
Quito a clinic and a school for Africans and indigenous
Americans. When a plague broke out, she nursed the
sick and died shortly thereafter. She was canonized by
Pope Pius XII in 1950.
Comment: Francis of Assisi overcame himself (and
his upbringing) when he kissed the man afflicted with
leprosy. If our self-denial does not lead to charity, the
penance is being practiced for the wrong reason. The
penances of Mary Ann made her more sensitive to the
needs of others and more courageous in trying to serve
those needs. Quote: “At times when especially impelled
by love for God and fellowmen, she afflicted herself
severely to expiate the sins of others. Oblivious then to
the world around her and wrapped in ecstasy, she had
a foretaste of eternal happiness. Thus transformed and
enriched by God’s grace, she was filled with zeal to care
not only for her own salvation, but also for that of others
to the utmost of her ability. She generously relieved the
miseries of the poor and soothed the pains of the sick.
And when severe public disasters such as earthquakes
and plagues terrified and afflicted her fellow citizens,
she strove by prayer, expiation and the offering of her
own life to obtain from the Father of mercies what she
could not accomplish by human effort” (Pope Pius XII).