From The Desk of Father Shawn...

July 24th, 2022: Coming Improvements to the Church
Lenten Talks with Rev. Shawn Landenwitch:

Last Supper: The Passover, the Temple, and the Prayer of Jesus, 2022 Lenten Talk (Part 1)(Part 2)

For additional Lenten Talks, see From The Desk of Father Shawn.


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Penance Service after Thursday 6:15 PM Mass.

Thursday, 12/15 6:45 PM Penance Service at St. Patrick Church.

Thursday, 12/22 6:45 PM Penance Service at St. Mary of the Woods Church.
A Holy Day of Obligation.

Wednesday, 12/7 7:00 PM Vigil Mass at St. Mary of the Woods Church.

Thursday, 12/8 7:00 PM Mass at St. Patrick Church.
Saturday, December 10th, 2022:
Rorate Mass: In honor of Our Lady
A Rorate Mass is an Advent tradition of celebrating Mass in honor of Our Lady entirely by candlelight. As Mass progresses, the first light of dawn appears near the time of the consecration, reminding us that Jesus, come into our midst in the Eucharist, is the light that illumines the darkness of the world.

The first words, in Latin, of the opening antiphon are "Rorate caeli" (hence the title "Rorate Mass"), and are based on a verse from the book of Isaiah: "Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Savior."

Saturday, December 10th at St. Patrick Church.
6:00 AM Rosary
6:30 AM Mass
Carry-in breakfast to follow in Makley Hall.

View Rorate Mass flyer
Project Merry Christmas
St. Patrick's Saint Vincent de Paul will be doing their annual Project Merry Christmas again this year. Stars and Trees will be up starting November 19th. Stars are for home or personal items to be added to the Christmas baskets. The trees are for gift items for kids ages birth to 18. All items are to be delivered to the church by Sunday December 4, 2022.
Lehman Catholic Open House
Lehman Catholic High School Open House Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.
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Many of you have been so generous in your donations on Giving Tuesday over the last few years. However, the Archdiocese has decided not to provide the opportunity for Giving Tuesday this year, as they don't have the staff to operate their part of the program.

There will not be a Giving Tuesday Opportunity this year for any of our NE Family 1 parishes. Your donations throughout the year, and Giving Tuesday, have been greatly appreciated! We Realize that some of you have taken this opportunity to add to your usual giving, and some have found enticing the fact that Giving Tuesday donations were exempt from the Archdiocese assessment. Perhaps you have even held back in your regular giving as you awaited the annual opportunity to make the majority of your donation Assessment-free. Unfortunately, this year that will not be an option. Thank you for your support.

Donations will not be exempt from the Archdiocese assessment.
Visit Saint Patrick Church Online Giving
Visit Saint Mary of the Woods Online Giving
Visit Champaign Catholics Online Giving
True Joy Tour of Churches 2022

TRUE JOY Ltd. Tour of Churches, Wednesday, Nov. 16th
Please join us for a tour of these churches:
Old St. Mary's Church
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
Leaving from Urbana, Springfield, and Dayton.
The Price is $75 - includes transportation, tours, lunch, gratuity and all taxes. Please bring your rosary, and a tip for our bus driver.

Contact Jennifer Korte for more details, and to reserve your seat and lunch.
937-508-6369 or

Visit TRUE JOY Ltd. on Facebook.
Land of Peace

Land of Peace - Peace in the Holy Land
Land of Peace will be at St. Patrick and St. Mary of the Woods to sell their goods on November 12 & 13. They will be selling Crucifixes, religious art work, and rosaries - all made of olive wood which is native to Israel and Bethlehem, to raise funds to help support our fellow brothers and sisters.

Visit Land of Peace to learn more.

Visit Bethlehem Christian Families Store.
ZETEO - To seek in order to find

St. Mary's Youth Group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the undercroft of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Urbana. Anyone in high school is welcome.

Our fall dates are: October 2nd & 16th, November 6th & 20th, December 4th

Bring your appetites. There will be pizza.
Bring your questions. There will be answers.
Bring your friends. There will be joy.

If you have any questions, please email Fr. Jacob Lindle:

View Zeteo Youth Ministry 2022 flyer
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022

CAUSE OF OUR JOY | The Magnificat
Women's Morning of Reflection: CAUSE OF OUR JOY | The Magnificat. All women are invited to attend. Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 9-11 a.m. Held in the St. Mary Catholic Church undercroft in Urbana. Prayer, scripture, hymns, meditation and time for sharing. Hosted by St. Mary Ladies' Sodality. For more information please contact the parish office 937-653-1375 or

View Cause of our Joy 2022 Flyer
Third Saturdays at 11AM

NE 1 Sack Lunch Ministry for Women
All women are welcome to join us in Makley Hall at St. Patrick on Saturday, Nov 19th & Dec 17th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for an NE 1 Sack Lunch Ministry! And continues every Third Saturday of the Month.
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
All men are invited to attend "That Man is You" program on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in Makley Hall. Please join us!
Saturday, October 15th, 2022

Rosary at the Logan County Courthouse
Please Join us in Praying for our Nation: Public Square Rosary Crusade. Our nation is in great need of public prayer, repentance and conversion. We ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Holy Mother.

When: Saturday October 15, 2022
Where: Logan County Courthouse in Bellefontaine at 2:30 p.m.

Please contact Mary Giannola at 937-935-7957 for more information. Rosary & instructions will be provided if needed.

View Rosary at the Logan County Courthouse 2022 Flyer

View Public Square Rosary Crusade 2022 Flyer
The Search Series

St. Mary's Church in Urbana presents The Search Series
“Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.” -St. Augustine

The Search is an award-winning video-based series from the Augustine Institute hosted by Chris Stefanick that explores the fundamental questions and mysteries of what it means to be a human person. The production is beautiful; the content is compelling; and it's for everyone. If your faith is already solid, The Search will help you to deepen it. If you're feeling unsure, it's for you too. If you're worried about your kids or grandkids, it's a great series for you to share with them by bringing them along.

The Search features scientists, artists, philosophers, and other people from all walks of life proclaiming how their searches for meaning in life led them to Jesus and the Gospel. The Search proclaims the Gospel in words that modern ears are ready to hear and images that modern eyes can't help but see and remember.

The kick-off is Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the undercroft of St. Mary's Church in Urbana, and we will meet for seven consecutive Wednesday nights. All are welcome to attend.

Visit to learn more.
Ohio March for Life 2022

Ohio March for Life
October 5th, 2022
11:00 AM Columbus

Wednesday October 5, 2022
8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary, Urbana
9:00 a.m. Bus departs for Columbus
11:00 a.m. Ohio March for Life Rally begins
12:00 p.m. Ohio March for Life begins
3:00 p.m. Bus departs for Urbana

Wednesday October 5, 2022 will be the Ohio March for life in Columbus. Since Roe v. Wade is overturned, marches are now moving to the state level.
St. Mary, Urbana is chartering a bus to go to Columbus. The bus will be first-come, first-served with a suggested donation of $25 per seat. The bus will hold 56 passengers. If you opt to drive yourself we will have a rendezvous point in Columbus. If you would like to take the bus, please call the St. Mary Parish Office at 937-653-1375.

View Ohio March for Life Flyer
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

Eucharistic Procession & Family Fun Day
4:00 PM Sunday, October 2nd, Eucharistic Procession from St. Mary of the Woods Church to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Russells Point.

View Eucharistic Procession and Family Fun Day 2022 Flyer
Saturday, September 17th, 2022:

NE1 Sack Lunch Ministry for Women:
NE1 Ladies, please join in the first NE1 Sack Lunch Ministry for Women to share scripture with one another.

When: Saturday, September 17th, 2022
Where: St. Patrick Makley Hall
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
By: The St. Patrick Monday Night Bible Study Ladies

Please bring your own sack lunch, beverage, your bibles and a small notebook.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31

We ask you to read the readings for Sunday, September 18th, 2022 before coming: Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113:1-2,4-8; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13

We will have discussion, prayer, fellowship and fun.

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20

View NE1 Sack Lunch Ministry for Women flyer.
Wednesdays, September 2022:

Knights of Columbus will continue to meet on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM in St. Patrick's Makley hall.

Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a six week program "Into the Breach" for all catholic men.

Visit Knights of Columbus Council #1782 on Facebook to learn more.