From The Desk of Father Shawn...

May 8th, 2022: Beacons of Light Update
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.

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS:

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Sunday, May 29th, 2022:

Celebration for Father Robert Hale
Deacon Robert Hale is planning on celebrating all of the weekend Masses here during the weekend after his ordination. His ordination is May 21. He will be here May 28/29 to celebrate the Masses. There will be a celebration of his ordination on Sunday, May 29 at noon at the Winner Harvest Barn, 7317 St. Rt. 47W, DeGraff, OH.

Please bring a side dish to share. Burgers, Brats, & Hot Dogs will be provided, as well as drinks and dessert!.

See Meet the Seminarians
Sunday, May 8th, 2022:

May Crowning
Bring flowers to Mass, May 8! All are invited to bring flowers that Sunday, or to put them in the vases any time in the month of May!
SMOW Dayton Dragons Fundraiser:
Come join us for a fun weekend of DRAGONS baseball games!

Saint Mary of the Wood's with the Dayton Dragons vs. South Bend Cubs Saturday, June 4 at 7:05 PM and/or Sunday, June 5 at 1:05 PM.
Use the below ordering options, or follow the listed hyperlink to go directly to our reserved seating sections.

What's included?
• Game ticket for a stadium seat
• Great family entertainment
• Over $30 in value - but the cost is just $14
• $7 of every ticket purchased is returned to St. Mary of the Woods - Russell's Point.

DEADLINE TO ORDER: May 16th (this can be extended by a few days)
• Mail: Dayton Dragons, Day Air Credit Ballpark, PO Box 2107, Dayton, OH 45401
• Fax: to (937) 228-2284
• Email to: carl.hertzberg@daytondragons.com
• Phone: (937) 228-2287 x160

Proceeds benefit FATHER'S PATRIOTIC FIREWORKS SHOW

Use this link to order directly online.
https://am.ticketmaster.com/dragons/promotional-page?filterType=MjA1

View SMOW Dayton Dragons Group Outing Dates Ordering Form 2022
Parish Pilgrimage 2022

Parish Pilgrimage
Saturday, June 4, 2022

• Begin at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ada, Ohio
Venerate St. Bernadette's relics, which are currently on tour in the US
• Attend the 9:00 AM First Saturday Mass, including sprinkling with Lourdes water

• Travel to the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, Ohio
• Lunch in the shrine cafeteria
• Explore the grounds and have an opportunity to pray together
• Return that evening

• Transportation will be by caravan
• Cost: lunch at the shrine (price to be announced)

Freewill donations are accepted at the shrine for those who desire to give.
All are welcome!
Please register by contacting the parish office by Wednesday, May 11.

View Parish Pilgrimage 2022 Flyer

Visit The Relics of St. Bernadette United States Tour
Parish-Wide Consecration 2022

Parish-Wide Consecration 2022
Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. Renew your consecration, or participate for the first time.

Schedule:
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM at St. Pat's May 3rd - 31st
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM at SMOW May 4th - June 1st
Feel free to alternate locations. Attendance at every session is not required.

Materials:
Free copies of "33 Days to Morning Glory" are available. Use "33 Days to Morning Glory" again, or try a different option.

"Total Consecration Through the Mysteries of the Rosary"
A wonderful book! To do it optimally, you'd need a half hour or so that you wanted to dedicate to praying through the meditations well. Also, it takes a few days longer, so you'd want to start 5 full weeks before consecration day.

"St. Louis de Montfort's Version--The Original!"
Nothing wrong with this version, either--it's the first! St. Louis de Montfort's version is heavy on recited prayer, so it would be a different approach than "33 Days". But it is tried and true, and loved by many.

Contact the office 937-592-1656 to sign up, or with any questions.

View Parish-Wide Consecration 2022 Flyer
ROSARY AT THE LAKE:

On Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. from May 2 through October 10, the Rosary will be recited at the Fatima Statue at Indian Lake. Bring your lawn chair and rosary! Also, come prepared for the weather - umbrellas, jackets or sunglasses. The Statue is a beautiful setting for reciting the Rosary. Join us in prayer each Monday as Our Lady requested.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY:

Sunday, April 24th 2022
8:00 AM Mass at St. Mary of the Woods Church
10:00 AM Mass at St. Patrick Church
Divine Mercy Holy Hour will follow Sunday Mass at both churches.

See Mass Schedule to listen to The Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Saturday, April 16th 2022:

Easter Vigil at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) with Father Landenwitch.

Easter Vigil 2022

Easter Message 2022

AN EASTER MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP DENNIS M. SCHNURR
When you see the light of the Easter candle, may it direct your gaze to Heaven and your heart to the hope and joy of salvation. And may you, too, be enlightened by Christ's love and radiate His light to the world.

Watch "An Easter Message from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr"
TAKE TIME TO PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS
Alex Dugas & Patrick Blenman diaconate ordination will be on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 at 11:00 am.

Transitional deacon Robert Hale priesthood ordination will be on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 at 11:00 am.

Father Hale will visit our parish on the weekend of May 29th.

Both ordinations will be at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, Ohio.

See Meet the Seminarians
Friday, April 22nd, 2022:
Gender Identity Luncheon
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is hosting a luncheon featuring Damon and Melanie Owens on April 22 at 12:30 pm at St. Paul Catholic Church in Englewood. The event will provide formation on the beauty of the Church's teachings on sexual identity with tips for accompaniment, and is geared toward parents, educators, or parish catechists - anyone desiring formation on this important topic. The cost is $10 per person, and we invite you to register online at https://www.centerforthenewevangelization.org/event/gender-identity-practical-tips-for-accompaniment

View Gender Identity Luncheon Flyer
STATIONS OF THE CROSS

STATIONS OF THE CROSS • FRIDAY, APRIL 8TH 4:30 PM AT ST. PAT'S
We hope you can make it!
Thursday, March 31st 2022:
Lenten Penance Service
6:15 PM Mass. Eucharistic Adoration and Confession after Mass. This will be a Latin Mass.
See Mass Schedule

Read Father Shawn's letter "5th Thursday Latin Mass" for more information.
Friday, March 25th 2022:
Pray for peaceful resolution in Ukraine.
Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, 25 March, during the Celebration of Penance that he will preside over at 5pm in St Peter's Basilica, Rome (12 pm noon Eastern time). All are asked to join in this prayer for the consecration and a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

12:00 PM Noon the Angelus prayer, prayer for the Consecration, and a Rosary at Saint Mary of the Woods.

Read Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr Letter.

Read Vatican News article: Pope to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary.


Thursday, March 17th 2022:
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
6:15 PM Mass
See Mass Schedule
Sunday, March 13th & March 20th, 2022:

2022 Lenten Talks
4:00 PM "Last Supper: The Passover, the Temple, and the Prayer of Jesus" Lenten Talks with Father Shawn Landenwitch located at Winner Harvest Barn, De Graff, Ohio. Bring a Bible and join us for an optional pot-luck following the talk!
View Lenten Talks 2022 flyer.

Listen to Last Supper (Part 1) (Part 2).
St. Vincent de Paul Society (937-210-1280)
This active ministry is one that asks its members to journey with love and assistance to our brothers and sisters most seriously in need of our guidance and help. Currently society members operate the Food Pantry located in Makley Hall on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Call 937-210-1280 for information.
PLEASE NOTE NEW PHONE NUMBER.

See St. Vincent de Paul Society
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022:
ASH WEDNESDAY
7:00 PM Mass
See Mass Schedule
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Friday 4/8 4:30 PM at Saint Patrick Church.

Monday 4/11 6:00 PM Lenten Service at St. Mary of the Woods Church. Service includes Prayer Request Rosary & Stations of the Cross on Mondays during Lent.

Rewatch "Celebration of the Lord's Passion and Stations of the Cross from St. Patrick Church" on Facebook. Stations of the Cross starts at 1:10 (38 min).
2022 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL
Our support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal allows us to stand with the ministries that teach, feed, and heal throughout the archdiocese. This year, St Patrick's goal is $12,389.

Families will be receiving a CMA mailing from Archbishop Schnurr in the coming week or so. Please prayerfully complete your pledge card and return it in the envelope provided, or bring your completed pledge card and envelope to Mass. For more information or to donate online, please visit CatholicAOC.org/CMA. Thank you!
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY
Sounds strange, doesn't it? Yet this is what the Holy Father has called. In its simplest form, synodality represents a collaborative approach by all the people of God to address a particular issue for which the Holy Father seeks input. For this synod, he wants to hear from everyone on how the whole Church (not only the bishops and priests) can journey together in bringing the gospel message to the world. To address this "synodal" approach, he has called for all dioceses in the world to hold local consultative meetings to discuss this topic.

Visit SYNOD ON SYNODALITY

Updated April 20th, 2022
View SYNOD LISTENING SESSIONS SUMMARY REPORT.
Saturdays at 7:00 AM
That Man Is You - Men's Group
Saturdays at 7:00 am in Makley Hall RCIA Room.