2/8/15 - St. John the Baptist

The Deacon’s Bench –
Dear Parishioners,
Since the Mass attendance last Sunday
was very low because of the bad weather, I
am repeating a couple of announcements contained in the last
Sunday’s Bulletin, so as to keep all parishioners informed about
what is going on in our Parish.
As it was promised before Christmas, in last week’s bulletin
(found in Sala Hall) you will find the official report from our
Festival Executive Committee and Finance Committee about the
2014 Italian Festival. As you can see, overall the Festival was
truly a huge success and the net income was record breaking.
First of all, we give thanks to God for such a blessing and are
grateful to our Patron, St. John the Baptist, for his interceding
for the success of the Festival. Secondly, I want to acknowledge
the great efforts of the co-chairs, Landa Brunetto and Carol
Ristucci, in organizing and guiding every aspect of the Festival;
my personal heartfelt thanks to them. Finally, I want to thank all
the Parishioners for the contributions, the dedicated service and
the hard work of everyone, both “seen and unseen.” Praise be
to God and grateful thanks to all of you.
It is time to get revved up and to get on board with the Catholic
Women’s and Men’s Conferences that are scheduled for
Saturdays, February 21 and 28, respectively. Both will be
held at the Voinovich Building on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.
There is a great headline of speakers, along with Mass and the
opportunity for Confession. I encourage ALL OF YOU to sign up
as early as you can. There are brochures and information for
both Conferences in Sala Hall; also, Claudio Pasian and JoAnn
Marcucci, respectively, for the Men’s and Women’s Conference.
In preparation for Lent, I am bringing back the Lenten Soup
Suppers as our contribution to the “almsgiving” efforts of our
Parish as a whole. They will be held again on Wednesday
evenings during Lent, at 6:30 approximately, after Mass or The
Stations of the Cross. I would like each of the Parish groups
to volunteer to organize one Lenten Supper of their choice.
Perhaps two groups or two-three families can combine their
efforts to provide five Lenten Soup Suppers throughout Lent.
The dates of the Suppers are: February 25, March 4, 11, 18
and 25. A sacrificial offering will be taken up during each Lenten
Supper among those participating. The proceeds from the
Lenten Soup Suppers will be given to the PIME missionaries.
I would like to ask that all Parishioners take part in at least one
of these Suppers during Lent, more often if it is possible. Any
group interested in helping out in this Lenten Supper is asked to
contact me at [email protected] and let me know of your
Lastly, it is hard to believe, but the season of Lent is soon upon
us. Ash Wednesday is February 18, and there will be many
offerings to grow in faith during this season. Please look for a
flier that will have the schedule of all the Masses and devotions
available to the Parishioners. During Lent, we will also introduce
the “Padre Nostro” – “Our Father.” Please embrace these efforts
to link our worship and prayers with that of our ancestors and
our spiritual roots.
Dio vi benedica abbondantemente,
il vostro
Diacono Felice
[email protected]
614-294-5319, ext. 8
Requiescat in pace! In the charity of your prayers, please
remember the family and friends of:
Andrew DeFranco, SJB parishioner and Fiancé of
parishioner Gina Shultz, who died and was buried this
past week.
Sun., 2/8
9:30 a.m.
Mon., 2/9
Tues., 2/10
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Wed., 2/11
Thurs., 2/12
Fri., 2/13
Sat., 2/14
Sun., 2/15
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m.
Robert William Contino, Jr.
by Contino Family
Tony Solazzo
by Solazzo Family
Blessed Sacrament and Marian Lights Intentions:
Marian: Mary Rossetti by Joe & Judy Pishitelli
Blessed Sacrament: Carmela Ristucci by Carol Ristucci
We are in need of Blessed Sacrament and Marian Light Offerings.
Offering is $10.00/candle. Envelopes are located on the left side of
the vestibule door as you leave the church.
Please Remember in your prayers those who are sick or
suffering, especially those who are in Hospitals, Nursing Facilities
or are Homebound.
First Community Village – Health Care Center: Clara Zari
The Barrington of Carmel – Carmel, Indiana: Yola Rossi
Mother Angeline McCrory: Marie Tarantelli
Rainbow Hospital: Maggie Gastaldo
Recovering at Home: Joe Pishitelli
Altar Guild Meeting
after Mass (Marrapese Hall)
San Glovanni Dance Group
4:30 p.m. (Marrapese Hall)
Italian Village Men’s Faith Sharing Group
6:00 p.m. (Marrapese Hall)
SJB Women’s Faith Group
6:00 p.m. (Classroom)
Sons Of Italy Meeting & Dinner
6:00 p.m. (Marrapese Hall)
Carnevale for Children and
Grandchildren of the Parish
Eucharistic Minister
Feb. 15th: Bob Contino,
Leeann Codispoti,
9:30 a.m. Bill Nightingale Marge Contino,
Claudio Pasian,
Margaret Panico-Harn
February 1, 2015
Number of Envelopes Used – 34
In Envelopes: $1,301.00 Loose Money: $35.00
Regular Collection
Less Diocesan 6% Assessment
Votive Lights
$ 11.00
Propagation of the Faith
Catholic Times
Black & Indian Missions
JOIN (Ash Wed)
$ 10.00
St. Anthony Bread
$ 42.00
Capital Improvements
$ 10.00
50/50 Drawing
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
? $ ? $ ? HOW IS ST. JOHN’S DOING? $ ? $ ?
Budgeted Offertory for Fiscal Year (7/1/14-6/30/15)
Difference ($)
This Week: $ 2,885.00 $ 1,336.00 (-$1,549.00) (-54%)
$91,307.30 $82,122.29 (-$9,185.01) (-10%)
SJB Collection Counters for Monday, February 9, 2015
Maruja Paule, Donna Veri, Paul Cosentino
The Rosary before Mass on Sunday: Currently, we have Rosary
Leaders scheduled through March. We begin the Rosary around
9:00-9:05 a.m., and it takes about 15-20 minutes to pray the Rosary.
If you would like information on how to lead the Rosary, please
contact the Men’s Faith Sharing Group.
The Leaders for February are:
• February 15th – Antonio D’Alberto
• February 22nd – Carl Tisone
Catholic Times: For a Catholic perspective, the Catholic Times
weekly newspaper features insightful and informative news from
around our diocese, our country, and the world. Sign up TODAY
for, or continue receiving, the Catholic Times for another year, by
placing your Catholic Times envelope with a minimum donation
of only $17.00 (parish rate) into the regular Mass collection. This
donation HELPS THE PARISH to provide the Catholic Times to you
and many of our parishioners. Checks should be made payable to
“St. John the Baptist.” As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell
encourages every Catholic household to receive the Catholic Times.
Come enjoy “A journal of Catholic life in Ohio.” Sign up TODAY!
Save the Date!! March 14th is the date, the time is 7:00 p.m., the
place is La Scala, the reason is St. Joseph’s Table.
ANDIAMO ITALIA! Let’s go to Italy September 14-28: Rome,
Capri, Assisi, Abruzzo (including Introdacqua), Tuscany,
Florence, Bologna and Venice. Contact Pat Rossetti at 882-3900
or [email protected]
Magnificat Order: To those of you who subscribed to the bulk order,
please send a check in the amount of $30.00 made out to St. John.
Please make sure you mark that the check is for the Magnificat.
Sun., 2/8
11:00 a.m. Laura Cua
by Charles & Lina Eckel
5:30 p.m. At HN
5:30 p.m. At HN
5:30 p.m. At HN
5:30 p.m. At HN
Mon., 2/9
Tues., 2/10
Wed., 2/11
Thurs., 2/12
Fri., 2/13
Sat., 2/14
5:30 p.m. At HN
4:00 p.m. Dino Mascherino
by Joe & Rina Tiberi
11:00 a.m. Laura Cua
by Charles & Lina Eckel
Sun., 2/15
Saturday, February 7th • 4:00 p.m.
Tricia Wessels
Eucharistic Ministers:
Don & Tricia Wessels
Gabriel & Lucy Bishop
Barbara Corley*
Sunday, February 8th • 11:00 a.m.
Eucharistic Ministers:
Bob Longstreth
Bob Lorain, Carolyn Thomas,
Jim Merckling
Jim Merckling
Mary Ann Bontley*,
Mary Rykowski, Glory Merckling,
Barbara Neiswander
*indicates Head Usher
Euchre Party Update: Thanks, again, to Maureen Howard for
organizing the Euchre Party this past Sunday. If you weren’t there,
you missed good card play, tasty chili, and wonderful fellowship.
Hopefully, we’ll have another soon. Great job, Maureen!
Mark your calendars for March 28 when St. Joseph Montessori
School holds its “Spring Gala” at the Miranova. This is the biggest
annual fund-raising event for SJMS, with proceeds going directly to
support the exceptional Montessori education provided there. Visit
www.gala4sjms.wordpress.com for details.
To date, we have received: 140 Pledges
$558,531.25 Pledged
$497,007.25 Paid
February 1, 2015
Number of Envelopes Used – 29
In Envelopes: $1,139.00 Loose Money: $287.00
Regular Collection:
Less Diocesan 6% Assessment
Votive Lights $ 21.00
Community Outreach for the Poor $ 20.00
Capital Repair
? $ ? $ ? HOW IS SACRED HEART DOING? $ ? $ ?
Budgeted Offertory for Fiscal Year (7/1/14-6/30/15)
Actual Difference ($) (%)
This Week:
$ 1,330.00 $ 1,426.00 $ 96.00
$41,700.00 $42,918.00 $1,218.00
SH Collection Counters for Monday, February 9, 2015
Bob & Peggy Lorain, Trish Wessels
Giant Eagle Gift Cards still on sale in Ryan Hall.
Sacred Heart Church now on the Web! To better inform and
serve our Parish community, and promote Sacred Heart to our
neighborhood and Central Ohio, we are pleased to have launched
www.sacredheartchurchcolumbus.org. Please visit the website and
let us know what you think. Direct your feedback, or to update the
website, to Dennis Jacob at [email protected]
“Parishioner in Need” notice as follows: “Parishioner in Need
UPDATE. We have found a bed and sofa for our fellow Parishioner.
We are now looking for volunteers to help pick these items up, and
deliver them to his apartment very shortly. We are also trying to find
a moving company to move the old items out, and the new in. If you
can help out, and know of a moving company that can handle special
circumstances (details will be provided), please call the Parish
Office at 614-299-4191. Thank you!”
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – Retrace the footsteps of Our Lord
Jesus, with a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Fr. Joseph Klee, in
residence at Sacred Heart Church (Columbus), will be the chaplain
on this journey, which will include visits to Jerusalem, Bethlehem,
Nazareth, Galilee, the Via Crucis, the location of the Last Supper,
Gethsemane, the place of the Dormition, Nativity Church, and
Capernaum. Dates are August 26-September 5, 2015, and the
cost is $3,999.00 per pilgrim (Airfare and ALL-included). To
register, please contact (855) 842-8001, or (508) 340-9370. One
can also register online at www.proximotravel.com.