ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH 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 preference. 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. FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME MASSES AT ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST 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 At HN At HN At HN At HN At HN At SH 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 Sun., 2/8 Mon., 2/9 Thurs., 2/12 Sun., 2/15 EVENTS THIS WEEK 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 LITURGICAL MINISTERS Lector Eucharistic Minister Feb. 15th: Bob Contino, Leeann Codispoti, 9:30 a.m. Bill Nightingale Marge Contino, Claudio Pasian, Margaret Panico-Harn WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP AT ST. JOHN February 1, 2015 Number of Envelopes Used – 34 In Envelopes: $1,301.00 Loose Money: $35.00 Regular Collection $1,336.00 Less Diocesan 6% Assessment ($80.16) $1,255.84 Votive Lights $ 11.00 Propagation of the Faith $ 5.00 Catholic Times $102.00 Black & Indian Missions $ 5.00 JOIN (Ash Wed) $ 10.00 St. Anthony Bread $ 42.00 Capital Improvements $ 10.00 50/50 Drawing $70.00 $255.00 FEBRUARY 8, 2015 ? $ ? $ ? HOW IS ST. JOHN’S DOING? $ ? $ ? Budgeted Offertory for Fiscal Year (7/1/14-6/30/15) Budgeted Actual Difference ($) (%) This Week: $ 2,885.00 $ 1,336.00 (-$1,549.00) (-54%) FYTD: $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. SACRED HEART CHURCH Sun., 2/8 MASSES AT SACRED HEART 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 LITURGICAL MINISTERS Lector: Saturday, February 7th • 4:00 p.m. Tricia Wessels Eucharistic Ministers: Don & Tricia Wessels Servers: Gabriel & Lucy Bishop Usher/Greeters: Barbara Corley* Sunday, February 8th • 11:00 a.m. Lector: Eucharistic Ministers: Server: Usher/Greeters: 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 SACRED HEART WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP AT SACRED HEART February 1, 2015 Number of Envelopes Used – 29 In Envelopes: $1,139.00 Loose Money: $287.00 Regular Collection: $1,426.00 Less Diocesan 6% Assessment ($85.56) $1,340.44 Votive Lights $ 21.00 Community Outreach for the Poor $ 20.00 Capital Repair $2.00 $1,469.00 ? $ ? $ ? HOW IS SACRED HEART DOING? $ ? $ ? Budgeted Offertory for Fiscal Year (7/1/14-6/30/15) Budgeted Actual Difference ($) (%) This Week: $ 1,330.00 $ 1,426.00 $ 96.00 7% FYTD: $41,700.00 $42,918.00 $1,218.00 3% 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.
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