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January 29th, 2023: NE-1 Family of Parishes Name
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2023 LENTEN TALK SERIES
Wednesday, March 22nd and 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Winner Harvest Barn, 7317 OH-47, De Graff, OH 43318. Fr. Jacob Lindle will talk about Vatican II (Second Vatican Council). There will be an optional potluck of soup and salad before the talk at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome!
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
"Holy Week is ordered to the commemoration of Christ's Passion beginning with his Messianic entrance into Jerusalem"
Saturday, April 1st, 4:00 PM Vigil Mass
Sunday, April 2nd, 10:00 AM Palm Sunday Mass
HOLY THURSDAY OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
Thursday, April 6th, 7:00 PM Mass
FRIDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD (GOOD FRIDAY)
Friday, April 7th
8:00 AM Morning Prayer & Rosary
8:15 AM Confessions
12:10 PM Good Friday Liturgy
HOLY SATURDAY: THE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT
Saturday, April 8th, 9:00 PM Easter Vigil at St. Mary of the Woods Church
No Saturday 4PM Mass
EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTON OF THE LORD
Sunday, April 9th, 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM Easter Mass
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
4:30 pm on Fridays during Lent at St. Patrick Church.
Except on Friday, March 17th, which Stations of the Cross will be at 6:15 pm, prior to the Saint Patrick's Day 7pm Mass.
K OF C FISH FRY
5:00-7:00 pm Fridays February 24th, March 3rd & 10th
at St. Patrick's Makley Hall.
Adults $12.00, 12 and under $9.00. Dine in or carry out.
See Fish Fry
for more details.
DIAPER DRIVE - MARCH 11th & 12th
Parishioners are asked to bring diapers in, and the Knights of Columbus will match up to $500. This will be donated to the Pregnancy Resource Center in Bellefontaine.
OHIO BISHOPS ISSUE LETTER ON ABORTION BALLOT INITIATIVE
The letter addresses an extraordinary threat to life by a proposed amendment to the Ohio constitution that would enshrine and expand abortion at the expense of protections for preborn children and women. The bishops are calling for all Catholics to fast and pray for the safety and care for every human being at every stage of life.
Read "Bishop Letter on Ballot Amendment"
Visit Catholic Conference of Ohio
CSS RIDECONNECT VOLUNTEER DRIVERS WANTED
Catholic Social Services is looking for volunteer drivers for our RideConnect program. It is a flexible volunteer opportunity to help members of your community get to their essential appointments (physician, treatments, shopping trips, employment). We are looking for those who are interested in making a difference in their community and helping to make an impact. For more information visit https://cssmv.org/services/mobility/rideconnect/
or call 937-575-7111
Watch "Volunteer Drivers Wanted | CSS Ride Share, Ride Connect"
FASTING & ABSTINENCE
Ash Wednesday, February 22nd, and Good Friday, April 7th, are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, limited to a single full meal. The other Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years and older. The law of fasting binds all Catholics from their 18th birthday until their 59th birthday.
WOMEN'S MORNING OF REFLECTION 2023
GOD'S GRACE IN MY LIFE by Sarah Anne Carter
Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 9 - 11 A.M.
St. Mary Catholic Church, 228 Washington Ave., Urbana
Hosted & presented by St. Mary Ladies' Sodality
For more information, please contact the parish office 937.653.1375 or email@example.com
Please consider inviting a friend.
View 2023 Womens Morning of Reflection Flyer
for more details.
Find more about Sarah Anne Carter books at www.sarahannecarter.com
or follow her on Facebook and Instagram at @bysarahannecarter.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPAGHETTI DINNER
Saturday, February 18th, KofC Spaghetti Dinner in Makley Hall after the 4:00 p.m. Mass.
EVANGELIZATION INITIATIVE LAUNCHING ON MARCH 12TH!
Logan County parishes will be launching our evangelization initiative on March 12th! All meetings will be held at Los Cabos restaurant located in Bellefontaine Ohio, and will include dinner, a video series, and fellowship.
We encourage parishioners to prayerfully discern whom you will invite. Invitations should take place beginning February 19th.
for more details.
See The Search 2023 flyer
, of the info from our invitations for the evangelization initiative, for your reference. If you have already handed out your invitation, this will allow you to RSVP, if your invitee says yes.
WELCOME MARY, QUEEN OF ANGELS FAMILY OF PARISHES
Mary, Queen of Angels Family of Parishes is officially the Catholic identifier for the six parishes in Champaign and Logan Counties. Northeast #1 (NE-1) will continue to be the regional identifier of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Read NE-1 Family of Parishes Name
See Family of Parishes
2023 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL (CMA)
It is time to kick off the 2023 Catholic Ministries Appeal throughout the archdiocese! More than anyone in the world, the Catholic Church teaches, feeds, and heals. In our local community, this happens through the Catholic Ministries Appeal.
Also, If we exceed our parish goal for the CMA, 50% of our over-goal stays right here in our parish. Please prayerfully consider supporting this year's CMA. For more information or to donate online, please visit CatholicAOC.org/CMA
. Thank you!
NATIONAL PRAYER VIGIL FOR LIFE
Join Archbishop Schnurr in the National Prayer Vigil for Life, taking place on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. Archbishop Schnurr will lead a rosary and holy hour at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati. The holy hour will be immediately followed by overnight Exposition, concluding with 7 a.m. Mass the following morning. All are invited to attend.
The National Prayer Vigil for Life is a nation-wide effort, encouraging each diocese to strongly continue their pro-life witness through adoration of our Eucharistic Lord.
Visit National Prayer Vigil for Life
to learn more.
Holy Hour at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains
PARISH WIDE NOVENA FOR EVANGELIZATION
Join us in praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart everyday from Sunday, January 8th through Monday, January 16th.
View Litany of the Sacred Heart Prayer
CHALKING THE DOOR: A BLESSING ON YOUR HOME ON EPIPHANY
Blessing one's home on Epiphany is a wonderful way to claim your house for Jesus Christ, and to consecrate the whole year to the service of Our Lord. We encourage you to take some chalk home today, and say the following set of prayers.
Using the blessed chalk, mark the lintel of your front door (or front porch step) as follows: 20+C+M+B+23 while saying: "The three wise men, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, followed the star of God's Son who became human two thousand and twenty three years ago. May Christ bless our home and remain with us throughout the new year. Amen".
Then offer the following prayer:
"Visit, O blessed Lord, this home with the gladness of your presence. Bless all who live or visit here with the gift of your love; and grant that we may manifest your love to each other and to all whose lives we touch. May we grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of you; guide, comfort, and strengthen us in peace, O Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen".
(BLESSED CHALK IS AVAILABLE IN THE BASKET IN THE BACK OF CHURCH)
EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL: RELICS TOUR IS COMING TO WAPAKONETA
Join us at the Blessed Carlo Acutis Eucharistic Festival, Monday, January 30th thru Sunday, February 5th, 2023, at St. Joseph Church, 101 West Pearl St. Wapakoneta, OH.
• Venerate a relic of Bl. Carlo Acutis and St. Manuel Gonzalez Garcia
• Listen to talks on Bl. Carlo, Relics, and the Eucharist
• Adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in St. Joseph's Adoration Chapel
• Tour a display of Eucharistic miracles
• Come to Holy Mass
• Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation
A group from our parishes will attend the evening of Tuesday, January 31st.
Contact the parish office to be included.
Visit Blessed Carlo Acutis Eucharistic Festival
for schedule of events and more.
Learn more about the National Eucharistic Revival: Relics Tour
YOU'RE INVITED TO EXPLORE THE WONDER OF THE MASS
"Please join me in this special study so that you and those you love may come to know better God's great gift of the Mass."
- Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr
Archbishop Dennis Schnurr would like you to join him for a special study of The Mass video series from Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Ministries. Each Sunday from January 8 through February 12, Archbishop Schnurr will email you one episode of the series along with his own brief insights, which you can watch on your own time and at your own pace, to explore the wonder of the Mass. Each episode of the series is only about 25 minutes. This is a great way to join fellow Catholics across the archdiocese to deepen your understanding of the Mass and experience it in a whole new way. Visit CatholicAOC.org/theMass
to sign up, and see the bulletin for more details.
Watch "Join Archbishop Schnurr for a study of the Holy Mass"
. (1 min)
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR THE MASS STUDY GUIDE:
Books of the Bible Online
Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) Online
AVE VERUM CORPUS, NATUM DE MARIA VIRGINE
What does the banner above the sanctuary say? This is the first line of an ancient Eucharistic text from the 1200’s. The translation is, “Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary.” This Latin text has been chanted and put to different musical settings throughout the ages. The most famous is Mozart’s setting. This text is beautiful to meditate on at Mass because it conveys two things. First, it conveys the reality that the Eucharist we receive at Mass is the true Body of Jesus Christ. Secondly, it conveys the reality that Jesus received His Body from His Blessed Mother, Mary. The Eucharist we receive is the same Jesus who was born of Mary.
Here is the full translation of the Latin Text:
Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary,
having truly suffered, sacrificed on the cross for mankind,
from whose pierced side water and blood flowed:
Be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly banquet]
in the trial of death!
O sweet Jesus, O holy Jesus,
O Jesus, son of Mary,
have mercy on me.
Pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
"Please join me in praying for the peaceful repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who was a vicar of Peter and faithful shepherd of Christ's Church." -Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr
Read Archbishop Schnurr's full reflection on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Watch Mass for the peaceful repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains
in Cincinnati on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 5:15 p.m.
A Christmas Message from Archbishop Schnurr
Jesus rescued us from the road to destruction and has shown us the way back to eternal life in God. In that marvelous exchange, Jesus revealed His humanity on the first Christmas so that humanity could share in His divinity.
May you and your family know God's love this Christmas.
Watch "A Christmas Message from Archbishop Schnurr"
. (2 min)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
View Zeteo Youth Ministry 2022 flyer
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 Saturday, Nov 19th & Dec 17th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for an Mary, Queen of Angels Parishes Sack Lunch Ministry! And continues every Third Saturday of the Month.
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!