From The Desk of Father Shawn...

December 25th, 2023: Who is this child? Who is this Prince of Peace?

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS:

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FISH FRY
FEBRUARY 16th, FEBRUARY 23rd, MARCH 1st, and MARCH 8th
5:00 - 7:00 PM at ST. PATRICK CHURCH MAKLEY HALL
$12 adult / $9.00 children
Featuring four different types of Alaska pollock (baked, southern, spicy, and beer batter) with choice of potato casserole or French fries. The meal comes with a roll, coleslaw and applesauce and dessert with gluten free options available.
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICES
Thursday, 3/7 at 6:15 PM Mass at St. Patrick Church with Penance Service following the mass.

Thursday, 3/14 at 6:15 PM Mass at St. Mary of the Woods Church with Penance Service following the mass.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Fridays at 4:30 PM during Lent at St. Patrick Church.
2024 LENTEN TALK SERIES
ON THE CHURCH FATHERS
Sunday, March 3rd and 10th at 4:00 PM at the Winner Harvest Barn, 7317 OH-47, De Graff, OH.
Fr. Jacob Lindle is headed to Rome next year to study Patristics--the Church Fathers. This year's Lenten Talks will give us some insight into what that means! Potluck supper follows the talk.
WOMEN'S MORNING OF REFLECTION
FEMININE ASCETICISM - Receptivity, Identity, and Union by Emma Greve
Saturday, March 9th at 9 - 11 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Urbana in the undercroft.

Emma is the older sister of Fr. Jacob Lindle. Most likely, everything else is secondary to the people of Urbana and the surrounding counties. For Emma, the most important aspects of herself are being loved by God the Father and being the wife of Jake Greve and mother to Miriam (who will be two in May). She graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with an undergraduate degree in catechetics and theology and has a masters degree in theology. She was a high school theology teacher for three years before having her first child. She is now a full time homemaker, but enjoys opportunities to teach theology at a homeschool co-op and to give talks for schools and retreats.

For more information, please contact the St. Mary Church Urbana office 937.653.1375 or stmarychurchoffice@gmail.com
Hosted & presented by St. Mary Ladies' Sodality
Presentation is free, but we will be accepting donations for Sycamore House Pregnancy & Family Life Center.
Please consider inviting a friend.

View Women's Morning of Reflection - Feminine Asceticism 2024 flyer.
2024 POLAR PLUNGE FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS OHIO
If you're looking for a fun way to do some good this Lent and also sneak in some Lenten suffering (because jumping in a freezing cold lake is both fun and torturous, right?), consider joining the Mary Queen of Angels team for the 2024 Polar Plunge and help raise money for Special Olympics! The Plunge will take place at the Indian Lake Moose Lodge on March 16th. Contact Mary Giannola at 937-935-7957 or email Lee McCarty at leemccarty333@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Our parish family's goal is to raise $500 for Special Olympics. If you don't want to jump in the lake, you can still participate by donating at our team page: https://give.sooh.org/team/561204

Visit Mary Queen of Angels Family of Parishes Team/Donate.

Visit Fr. Jacob Lindle Member/Donate.
Note that member donation will go towards the team's donation.

Visit 2024 Indian Lake Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ohio for event details.

Visit Special Olympics Ohio for more information.
Third Saturdays at 11AM
Mary, Queen of Angels Parishes Sack Lunch Ministry for Women
All women are welcome to join us in Makley Hall at St. Patrick on every Third Saturday of the month, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for an Mary, Queen of Angels Parishes Sack Lunch Ministry!
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
THAT MAN IS YOU
All men are invited to attend "That Man is You" program on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in Makley Hall. Please join us!
CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL
The Annual Catholic Ministries Appeal ("CMA") kicks off the weekend of January 21st through the Archdiocese. CMA is the Annual campaign that supports six local ministries: Our Seminary & Vocations; St. Rita School for the Deaf; Catholic Charities & Social Services; Our retired Archdiocesan Priests; Campus, Hospital & Prison Ministries; and New Evangelization programming. Please be generous.

Visit catholicaoc.org/cma for more information.
January 24th, 2024
Archbishop Schnurr's Letter to the Faithful Regarding Beacons of Light.
Read Archbishop Schnurr's Letter (ENGLISH) ( SPANISH).

Visit Letter to the Faithful Regarding Beacons of Light - Leadership Principle.
ZETEO - To seek in order to find
St. Mary's Youth Group will meet basically every other Sunday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the undercroft of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Urbana. Anyone in high school is welcome.

If you have any questions, please email Fr. Jacob Lindle: fatherlindle@gmail.com

Here are the Winter-Spring 2024 dates:
January 28th
February 18th & 25th
March 10th & 24th
April 7th & 21st
May 5th
NEW COLUMBARIUM (CALVARY CEMETERY)
Calvary Cemetery recently has installed a second columbarium, and is now selling niches for $3,000.00 each (holds two urns; etching on plate is extra.)

Please contact Joe Steggeman at 937-844-7426 or Mike Maze at 937-935-8546, if interested in purchasing a niche. Niches are sold first-come, first-served.

See Calvary Cemetery.
BEACONS OF LIGHT WINTER 2024 INFORMATION SESSIONS
You are invited to information sessions about the ongoing process of archdiocesan pastoral planning. Each session includes a presentation and opportunity to ask questions.

To learn more and to register, visit our website at catholicaoc.org/beaconsinfosessions.

Also read Parish Vitality Report Fall 2023.