UPCOMING EVENTS:

 
NE-I Family of Parishes Family Picnic

NE-I Family of Parishes Family Picnic July 31 2022 at 1 p.m. West Liberty Lions Park Shelter House #1 576 Township Road 174, West Liberty, OH 43357. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Councils: 1727, 1782 and 4378. The Knights will provide meats and drinks. Please bring a side dish and a lawn game. The splash pad will be available for those with kids.
Vacation Bible School 2022

VBS 2022 - God of the Impossible! July 18 through July 21 at St. Patrick Parish from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. All are welcome from (potty-trained) age 4 through those going into 6th grade! If you are feeling called to help, please let Ashley Roberts know! You can email Melissa Winner at imamish@live.com or text at 419-852-5651. High school and middle school help is also needed; if you are interested, please have your parents contact us. Registration forms due June 19th.

Watch “All Creatures” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy4XWFQlhWw

Watch “Yes He Can” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hl3-GjR70w
Sunday, June 19th, 2022:

Corpus Christi Procession and 125th Anniversary Celebration!
St. Patrick Church will have a 125th Anniversary Celebration on June 19th. It will include a Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession at 11 a.m. and a meal afterward in Makley Hall. Chicken and salmon will be the main dishes.

Read Bellefontaine Examiner article “Prayers lifted for the community”.
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
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
Saturday, April 16th 2022:

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

Easter Vigil 2022

LENTEN FISH FRIDAYS:
Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry begins March 11th, at 5:00 PM in Makley Hall. Adult $10.00, Child $8.00.
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.
Saturday, December 18th, 2021:
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."
6:00 AM Rosary
6:30 AM Mass
Carry-in breakfast to follow in Makley Hall.
GIVECatholicAOC

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021:
Giving Tuesday is November 30th
Any money donated at the following link on November 30th will not be assessed, so 100% will go to the parish. Donations can be made earlier, but those will be assessed.

Money donated to St. Patrick Bellefontaine will be put towards painting the inside of the church.

For St. Patrick Bellefontaine;
visit https://www.givecentral.org/location/1284/event/31294 to donate.

For Saint Mary of the Woods;
visit https://www.givecentral.org/location/1284/event/31347 to donate.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of charitable giving that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is the largest world-wide day of giving.

Visit aocstewardship.org to learn more about #GIVECatholicAOC.

Visit GivingTuesday.org to learn more about Giving Tuesday.
Saturday, November 20th 2021:

THE SAINT CECILIA SING
5:00 PM Supper in Makley Hall
6:00 PM Singing will be in Church.

Come and join us for a free evening of food, singing, and fellowship! Many talented musicians will be featured in the concert. ALL ARE WELCOME!

St. Cecilia is Patron of Musicians.
Visit Catholic Online St Cecilia.
Youth Ministry Quiz Night 2021

Friday, November 5th, 2021:
Youth Ministry Quiz Night!
Join us for a night of Fun, Jeopardy/Game Show themed quiz at St Patrick's Makley Hall. Open to Grades 4th-8th. Awards for the winning team.

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm Knights of Columbus Dinner. Proceeds to benefit the next Youth Event.
$3.00 Hot Dog and Fries
$4.00 Brat and Fries
Price includes drinks.
6:30 pm Quiz Sign Up (meet in Ashley's room).
7:00 pm Quiz Starts

Competitors, we need you in the Parish Hall and signed up by 6:30 pm, sign up as you enter the hall (if you are late it is okay, come on in anyway.) We will meet in Ashley's room at 6:30 and go over the plan for the quiz. Quiz starts at 7:00 pm.

Family and friends, we need your help! The Teams will have an opportunity to ask the audience for help, they also need you there cheering them on. Upon entering the Hall everyone will receive a ticket, keep a hold of this for a chance to win prizes!!

View Youth Ministry Quiz Night 2021 flyer
Eucharistic Procession 2021

Sunday, June 6th, 2021:
Saint Patrick Eucharistic Procession
Be sure to join us for our Eucharistic Procession through the neighborhood of St. Patrick! The procession will be held immediately following the 10:00 AM Mass on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 6th.

View Saint Patrick Eucharistic Procession Flyer.
Marian Pilgrimage
Join us for a Marian Pilgrimage this October!
An idea was raised in the Marian Consecration classes this past month about organizing a pilgrimage to a few particularly unique shrines to Our Lady located in Wisconsin. We will be visiting the National Shrine of Our Lady, Help of Christians at Holy Hill (near Milwaukee), and the only Marian apparition site in the United States to have received Church approval to date--Our Lady of Good Help (near Green Bay). All are welcome!

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 7: depart at 1:00 PM. Stop at the Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John, IN. This shrine has very moving, almost life-sized outdoor Stations of the Cross. Overnight in Milwaukee.

Shrine of Christ's Passion
Friday, October 8: The National Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians at Holy Hill. We will attend Mass, and have some time to explore before heading to Green Bay. Overnight in Green Bay.

Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians
Saturday, October 9: The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. We will attend Mass on the anniversary of the apparition, as well as take a shift in an all-night prayer vigil (Friday to Saturday) commemorating the 150th anniversary of the shrine's miraculous preservation from the most devastating fire in US history.

Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
We will return late in the evening on October 9.

At this point, we have several extra hotel rooms in our block, but no available spots on the bus. If you would like to come along, and are willing to drive yourself and/or carpool, you are very welcome! The extra hotel rooms will be first come, first served.

Please contact Ashley Roberts at the parish office by July 1 if you are interested!
33 DAY MARIAN PILGRIMAGE:

Something BEAUTIFUL and EXCITING is coming to the Archdiocese!
This year, in celebration of the 200th year of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, there will be a 33 day Marian Pilgrimage throughout the ENTIRE diocese! The coolest thing about this? The celebration KICKS OFF right here in Logan County, with a special Mass at the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, on May 16th! Check out the video, below!

Watch Marian Pilgrimage video.

Visit mary2021.org to learn more.
BEGINS APRIL 13th, 2021:

Get ready for a PARISH-WIDE MARIAN CONSECRATION!

Check out the details below. Here's a link to sign up!

Visit Marian Consecration Sign-up Form

View Marian Consecration 2021 flyer

April 25th 2021

Confirmation

Both Saint Patrick and Saint Mary of the Woods Freshmen and Sophomores with Fr. John MacQuarrie, Fr. Shawn Landenwitch, and Deacon Jeff Hall. Held at Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic Church.

Rewatch Confirmation Mass Facebook Live-Stream.

Confirmation 2021

April 18th 2021:

First Communion at Saint Patrick Catholic Church
With Rev. Shawn Landenwitch

First Communion 2021

Saturday, April 3rd 2021:

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

Easter Vigil 2021

LENTEN FISH FRY:
Sponsored by Knights of Columbus

5:00 - 7:00 PM on Fridays during Lent. Feb 19th, 26th, Mar 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL KNIGHTS. Join us at Makley Hall Serving Baked, Batter Fried, Southern Breaded, and Spicy Breaded Alaskan Pollock.

See Fish Fry
Sunday, February 28th & March 7th, 2021:

2021 Lenten Talks
4:00 PM "Rediscovering Our Lady: Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope" Lenten Talks with Father Shawn Landenwitch located at Winner Harvest Barn, De Graff, Ohio.
Imaculate Conception Mass:

Monday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. Vigil Mass at St. Patrick Church.

Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. Holy Day Mass at St. Patrick Church.

See Mass Schedule
Thanksgiving Mass:

Wednesday, November 25th at 6:15 p.m. at St. Mary of the Woods followed by Adoration, Confession, and Benediction

Thursday, November 26th at 9:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Church.

See Mass Schedule
November 20-22, 2020:

Marriage Encounter Experience
How healthy is your marriage during the pandemic?
A Marriage Encounter Experience could be what the doctor ordered! It will treat you and your marriage and get your sacrament healthy in no time. The next Marriage Encounter Experience is not in a hotel or a retreat center. It is a virtual experience via Zoom, where you experience Marriage Encounter from the comfort of your home. The virtual experience is for those who wish to attend and expereience but do not feel safe attending an in person event or find it difficult finding childcare, pet care or care for parents for an entire weekend. The upcoming experience is November 20-22. Apply today at https://esharing.org/applyWeekend.php

If you apply by November 1, use discount code Covid19, to pay only $19 to apply.

For more details contact:
Andy and Jeanne Folfas at (937) 886-5196
jeannemarie42@hotmail.com or go to esharing.org
November 8th, 2020
Parish Poll:
Who do you want for a new statue (opposite St. Patrick in the main entrance)?
St. Michael won't fit on our shelf with the dimensions we need because of his wings. We're going to have to go with the runner up, which was a tie between St. Cecilia and Mother Theresa. Cast your tie-breaker vote for our new statue!
See Parish Poll.
Patriotic Rosary for our Nation

Sunday, November 1st, 2020:
Join the Logan County parishes this Sunday to pray a Patriotic Rosary for our Nation.
3:00 pm at Saint Patrick Church

What is a Patriotic Rosary? A Patriotic Rosary is a traditional rosary, but with each individual prayer having a special intention, and each Hail Mary being intended for a specific state.

We hope you can join us for this very special recitation of the rosary for our Nation and the election.
Wednesday, October 21st 2020:

Additional Weekday Mass Times
St Mary of the Woods will begin painting inside the church on Oct 19 - Dec 18. Beginning Oct 19 all weekday masses will be at St Patrick Church. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MASSES WILL BE AS USUAL ON THE WEEKEND.

There will be no weekday mass Tuesday-Friday, October 27-30, at Saint Patrick Church, as Father Shawn Landenwitch will be on retreat.

See Mass Schedule
Saturday, October 17th 2020:

Rosary at the Logan County Courthouse
3:00 PM - The Holy Rosary at the Logan County Courthouse, Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Join the 2020 Public Square Rosary Crusade!!!!!
America is at a historic crossroad. God is more offended than ever as people ignore Our Lady’s maternal request to “stop offending God.” As a result, America is suffering from a pandemic, rioting, looting and murder, as well as moral and societal collapse. It is urgent that we heed Our Lady’s request and stop sinning if we hope to enjoy God’s blessings and to avert His wrath. He will hear us, if we pray through the intercession of His Blessed Mother. That’s why we’re doing the 2020 Public Square Rosary Crusade.

In The Secret of the Rosary, Saint Louis de Montfort said: “Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of and call down His mercy, and Holy Mother Church, guided by the Holy Ghost, has always advocated public prayer in times of public tragedy and suffering.”
Pray a Minute 2020

August 2020 - January 1st, 2021 (World Day of Prayer for Peace)
“Pray a Minute” - One Million Hours of Prayer for Peace, Justice and Goodwill
From August 1 through January 1, the World Day of Prayer for Peace, Catholics across the archdiocese will be invited to pray just one minute more than they already do, every day, for the specific intention of peace, justice and goodwill in our country. If every Catholic in the archdiocese were to do this, it will collectively amount to more than one million hours of prayer. Individuals are, of course, welcome to dedicate more than one minute of prayer per day if they so choose. Folks can join in this prayer movement at any time - it is never too late. Specifically: (1) visit www.PrayAMinute.com and commit to praying one minute or more every day from now until January 1 specifically for the intention of peace, justice and goodwill in our country; and (2) share this opportunity for spiritual renewal with your parishioners, friends and family members and on your personal and parish social media networks. Whether we are quarantined at home or are out in the world, we can all unite in prayer!
August 2020
RCIA CLASSES WILL BEGIN SOON!
For those who would like to learn more about the Catholic Faith, or are interested in joining the Church, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is beginning soon! All levels of interest are welcome. The classes are required for adults seeking Baptism, Confirmation, or Holy Eucharist, but are open to all others. RCIA meets every Tuesday night from mid-August through the beginning of May. This year, classes will be held at St. Mary of the Woods. Please contact Ashley at either parish office or ashleyroberts.dre@gmail.com if you have any questions or are planning to attend.
July 27th-30th, 2020
Vacation Bible School 2020 - CANCELLED
With much prayerful consideration, Vacation Bible School (VBS) has been cancelled.
24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration 2020

July 24th-25th, 2020
24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration:
On Friday and Saturday, July 24th and 25th, our parishes will be holding 24 hours of Eucharistic adoration to ask God's blessing and help for our country.

Adoration will be held at St. Patrick's. Exposition will begin at 3:00 PM on Friday the 24th, go through the night, and most of the day on Saturday. Each hour will begin with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

The closing will begin at 3:00 PM on Saturday the 25th. We will pray the Chaplet at 3:00 PM; the Rosary at 3:15 PM; and benediction will follow, concluding before the 4:00 PM Mass.

Our greatest potential for helping our country is becoming more holy ourselves; and coming to pray before Our Lord is incredibly effective in this regard. Our prayers for others--that all our brothers and sisters would find peace, healing, and above all, a deep relationship with Christ--are particularly effective when made in His Presence as well.

Your visit can be for any length of time; even a few minutes. It is not necessary that your prayers be restricted to the current affairs of our country--just remember the nation at some point while you're there!

We need two adorers per one-hour time slot. To this end, there will be a clipboard available after each of the weekend Masses for interested people to sign up until each hour is covered. However, this is only to be sure someone is always with Our Lord--anyone is welcome at any time!

If you are unable to participate, please consider praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at the top of any hour during this 24-hour period.

Please contact the parish office with any questions.

Eucharistic adoration is a beautiful act of worship, a consolation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a powerful avenue for personal sanctification, and bears much fruit for our community, our nation, and our world. Please make every effort to find some moment in these 24 hours to come visit Our Lord!

See Mass Schedule to listen to The Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
July 21st-23rd, 2020
SERVER TRAINING
JULY 21-23, 2020 TIME: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM. INCLUDES LUNCH ON July 23, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM.
This class will be for those who have completed 3rd grade and up. Please call the office if you would like to attend. If you would like to serve but cannot make those dates, please let the office know.
July 18th and 19th, 2020
BROWN SCAPULAR ENROLLMENT
There will be two opportunities for enrollment in the Brown Scapular the weekend of July 18 and 19.
Saturday, July 18th, after 6:00 PM Mass at St. Mary of the Woods Church.
Sunday, July 19th, after 10:00 AM Mass at St. Patrick Church.

Anyone who has not previously been enrolled in the Brown Scapular is highly encouraged to take part.

This very powerful devotion to Our Lady has the potential to obtain great graces for each one of us. For more information on the Brown Scapular, check out the video, below!

We will have scapulars available, or you may bring your own.

Each step we take toward Mary is a step we take toward her Son. Take advantage of this chance to draw nearer to Jesus through the intercession of His Mother and ours!

Watch The Brown Scapular Explained by a Discalced Carmelite Priest from Institute of Carmelite Studies Publications.
Radiate Christ 2020

“Radiate Christ” Pastoral Letter:

Next summer we will celebrate the two centuries of faith since our archdiocese was established on June 19, 1821. In anticipation of the bicentennial, Archbishop Schnurr has written a pastoral letter, entitled “Radiate Christ,” urging each of us to discipleship and to “rediscover the joy of knowing Christ deeply and following Him, thereby becoming a witness to the world.” It is Archbishop Schnurr’s hope that all Catholics of the archdiocese will prayerfully read this letter and engage with its contents, reflecting upon our relationship with the Lord and considering how we can individually and collectively Radiate Christ to all whom we encounter.

“Radiate Christ” can be found on The Catholic Telegraph website.

View “Radiate Christ” Pastoral Letter.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Saint Pratrick Eucharistic Procession:
Be sure to join us for our first Eucharistic Procession through the neighborhood of St. Patrick! The procession will be held immediately following the 10:00 Mass on Sunday, June 14.

View Saint Pratrick Eucharistic Procession Flyer.
Sunday, June 7th, 2020:

First Communion at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
With Rev. Shawn Landenwitch.
Watch First Communion Mass on Facebook videos.

First Communion 2020

Saturday, May 30th 2020:

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

Pentecost Vigil 2020

Paddy’s Pig 5K Run/Walk:

CANCELED for 2020.
LENTEN FISH FRY:

CANCELED for Lent 2020. Listen to One Call Now update.
Sunday, March 22, 2020:

CANCELED - St. Patrick Day dinner.
Sunday, March 8th & 15th, 2020:

4:00 PM "Unlocking Divine Mercy" Lenten Talks with Father Shawn Landenwitch located at Winner Harvest Barn, De Graff, Ohio. Bring a rosary to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and join us for an optional pot-luck following the talk.

View Lenten Talks 2020 flyer.

Visit How To Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Sunday, January 5th 2020:

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Epiphany with youth.
Saturday, November 23rd 2019:

The Saint Cecilia Sing
5:00 PM Supper in Makley Hall
6:00 PM Singing will be in Church.

Come and join us for a free evening of food, singing, and fellowship! Many talented musicians will be featured in the concert. ALL ARE WELCOME!

St. Cecilia is Patron of Musicians.
Visit Catholic Online St Cecilia.
Friday, November 1st 2019:

All Saints Day Mass at 7:00 PM (Holy Day of Obligation)
See Mass Schedule.
Saturday, October 5th 2019:

Rosary at the Logan County Courthouse
3:00 PM - Logan County Courthouse, Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Sunday, September 29th 2019:

Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience
2:00 PM - located at Saint Mary of the Woods Church Hall.

Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience (TM)
* Lourdes Water
* Grotto Rock
* Eucharistic Blessing
* Candlelight Rosary
(A Plenary Indulgence Granted by Papal Decree)

Presented by:
Our Lady of Lourds Hospitality
North American Volunteers
Visit www.LourdesVolunteers.org

What is a virtual pilgrimage?
Visit https://lourdesvolunteers.org/what-is-a-virtual-pilgrimage/

For informaiton Contact:
Saint Mary of the Woods Parish Office at 937-843-3127
Pat Depasquale at 937-846-5022

View Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience flyer
Saturday, August 17th 2019:

Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
6:00 PM - Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Mass. Located at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Russells Point. There will be shuttle taking people from the Saint Mary of the Woods church to and from the shrine. We will pray the Rosary at 5:30 PM before Mass at the shrine.

View Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Mass 2019 flyer.
Thursday, August 15th 2019:

Assumtion of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7:00 PM - Assumption Mass (Holy Day of Obligation)
Saturday, August 10th 2019:

Unbound: Freedom In Christ Seminar
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Recovery Zone in Urbana. Find the freedom God intends for you! Do you find yourself struggling with the same sin time after time, stuck in your spiritual growth, struggling with forgiveness or bound by negative patterns of thinking? The Unbound: Freedom in Christ Seminar will present 5 keys to greater freedom in your life - Repentance & Faith, Forgiveness, Renunciation, Authority and The Father's Blessing.

The seminar is Saturday, August 10th from 8:00am - 4:00pm at the Recovery Zone - 827 Scioto St., Urbana, OH. It is presented by the Unbound Team from St. Patrick's church in Bellefontaine with some live talks and some talks on DVD by Neal Lozano, the creator of the Unbound Model. Prayer opportunities will also be provided throughout the day. Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided. The cost is a donation.

To register visit https://unbound-logancounty2.eventbrite.com. For more information contact Carrie Kline at Unbound.LoganCounty@gmail.com or (937) 935-8188.
Sunday, July 21st 2019:

Parish Pilgrimage 2020 Presentation
2:00 PM at Winner Harvest Barn. Join Father Landenwitch and fellow parishioners on a pilgrimage from May 25 through June 6, 2020. The pilgrimage will include visits to the site of the apparitions of Mary in Fatima, the burial place of the apostle James in Santiago de Compostela, and the healing baths of Lourdes.

A presentation for those considering being a part of this pilgrimage will be held at the Winner Harvest Barn, 7317 St. Rt. 47, on July 21st at 2:00 PM. Brochures with additional information will also be available soon. If you have other questions, please contact Charity Thiel at Saint Mary of the Woods (937.468.2091) or Father Landenwitch. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Update: Register by Monday, September 9 2019

If you missed the informational meeting, you can pick up a brochure with more information from the parish office. Contact Jim and Charity Thiel or Father Landenwitch with questions.

We are now accepting reservations/deposits. Please register by Monday, September 9. The trip will be opened up at that time to people outside of the parish if additional seats need to be reserved.

Monday, July 15th-18th 2019:

Vacation Bible School
6:00-8:30 P.M. at Saint Patrick for 4 days. Classes are open to Preschool-5th grades from Saint Patrick and Saint Mary of the Woods students.
Contact the Parish Office at 937-592-1656 for more information.

Visit St. Patrick's VBS 2019 for YouTube Playlist.
Sunday, July 14th 2019:

Brown Scapular Enrollment
After 10:00 A.M. Mass. There will be an opportunity for enrollment in the Brown Scapular on Sunday, July 14, after the 10:00 Mass at St. Pat's. Anyone who has not previously been enrolled in the Brown Scapular is highly encouraged to take part.

This very powerful devotion to Our Lady has the potential to obtain great graces for each one of us. Last year, over 75 parishioners between both parishes were enrolled. Each step we take toward Mary is a step we take toward her Son. Take advantage of this chance to draw nearer to Jesus through the intercession of His Mother and ours!

"Abandon yourself into the hands of Mary. She will take care of you."--Padre Pio

Visit sistersofcarmel.com for frequently asked questions about wearing the brown scapular and for additional brown scapular information.
Sunday, June 16th 2019:

CONSECRATION OF THE NEW FRONT ALTAR
Archbishop Schnurr will be here to consecrate our new front altar. The word consecrate signifies that what is consecrated is "set apart" for holy use; something that, from the moment of its consecration, can only be used in the worship of God. Because the altar is the site of Christ's own sacrifice, made present at every Holy Mass, it is particularly holy, and so the dedication of an altar calls for a great deal of solemnity. The rite employs several beautiful aspects. . . .



Though not typical for a Sunday, the Litany of Saints will be sung. Most commonly, we hear this litany during a baptism or an ordination; both moments of such dignity and consequence that the Church on earth hesitates to proceed without the intercession of the Church in Heaven. It is the same for the dedication of our altar. At every Mass, we are taken up into the liturgy always continuing in Heaven, where the saints stand before the throne of God in praise of His glory, and in petition for our needs. By singing the Litany of the Saints during this rite, we ask them to make their first appearance at this new altar, to stay with us, and to lift our hearts to Heaven until we can stand together with them in eternity.

Relics of saints will also be deposited within the altar. From the very earliest ages of the Church, Mass was celebrated over the bones of the saints--often martyrs who had given everything for Christ. This was a particular way to ask for the intercession of the saints over whose relics Mass was said. Placing relics in our modern altars imitates this practice. Every time Mass is said on our altar, we can trust in the special intercession of the saints whose relics are a permanent part of our church.

Archbishop Schnurr will also anoint the altar with chrism. Of the three holy oils--the oil of the sick, the oil of catechumens, and chrism--which the bishop blesses at the Chrism Mass each year during Holy Week, the first two are blessed, whereas chrism is actually consecrated. This particular oil is set apart for baptisms, confirmations, ordinations, and the consecration of altars and churches. Chrism is a sign of the Holy Spirit, and anytime someone or something is anointed with chrism, it shows that the Holy Spirit is coming with His strength and His sanctity to rest in whatever is anointed. Since an altar is not only the place of Christ's sacrifice, but also a symbol of Christ Himself, anointing the altar with chrism draws out the connection, as well, that Jesus Christ is the Anointed One of God--the meaning of the titles "Christ" and "Messiah".

The altar will also be distinctively incensed during this Mass. Incense has been used in the ritual worship of God from Old Testament times. When we incense someone or something, it is both a sign and a prayer that God would make holy whatever is incensed. As we read in the book of Revelation, where an angel stands before God holding both incense and the prayers of His people, incense is also a sign of our prayers rising to heaven.

In addition to adding beauty, altar linens also remind us of Christ's sacrifice. As Jesus was covered in a shroud when He was laid in the tomb, the altar linens are placed over the altar during this rite. There is evidence to suggest that the shroud in which Our Lord was wrapped after His death is actually the same fine cloth that was laid over table at the Last Supper, when He gave himself to His Church in the Eucharist for the first time. This highlights the mystical identity between Our Lord's suffering and death, and the Eucharist we celebrate here and now on our altars.

After all these things have been done, our new altar will also be adorned with flowers and several candles before the Liturgy of the Eucharist begins. Candles are always a symbol of Jesus, who called Himself the Light of the World. Fittingly, His approach will be announced by these signs of His presence He descends on our altar for the first time.

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We greatly encourage everyone who is able to attend the 10:00 Mass Sunday June 16th, to participate in this truly extraordinary event!

First Communion 2019

Friday, June 7th 2019:

Paddy’s Pig 5K Run/Walk and 0.0 Race
Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Race Shirts, Race Medals, Cash Prizes for Top 3 Finishers Male & Female. Register by June 1st.
See Paddy's Pig Run for details.
Sunday, May 26th 2019:

10th Anniversary Ordination Celebration
Brunch after 10 AM Mass to honor Father Shawn Landenwitch's 10th Anniversary of his Ordination.
Sunday, May 5th 2019:

First Communion at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
With Rev. Shawn Landenwitch.

First Communion 2019

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Sunday, April 28th 2019:

Breakfast to honor Senior Deacon Harold Dipple
After the 10:00 AM Mass, located at Makley Hall. All are invited!
(Senior Deacon status is similar to retirement)
Saturday, April 20th 2019:

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

Easter Vigil 2019

Sunday, April 14th to 21st 2019:

"Holy Week is ordered to the commemoration of Christ's Passion, beginning with his Messianic entrance into Jerusalem"
See Mass Schedule for Holly Week Schedule.
Thursday, April 4th 2019:

6:15 PM Fatima Holy Hour at St. Patrick Church

The International Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary is asking that parishes set up a holy hour on April 4th of this year (2019) and February 20th of next year (2020) at which time they would pray the rosary for peace in our world and make the act of Consecration. There is not an effort to coordinate a time, rather each parish is asked to arrange the Holy Hour according to your schedule. The shrine asked that each parish pray the rosary and they have provided a mediation for the Mysteries of Light.

The Holy Hour will be our usually scheduled Holy Hour at St. Patrick Church

Sunday, March 24th & 31st 2019

4:00 pm "Parting The Waters", 2019 Lenten Series

Presented by Father Shawn Landenwitch. Let the Bible come alive for us today! Learn valuable spiritual lessons to enhance your Lenten journey. See Christ and His mission through a new lens. Bring a Bible. Optional potluck following the talks. The talks build off each other, so attend both if possible. Located at Winner Harvest Barn, 7317 OH-47, De Graff, OH 43318.
Listen to Parting the Waters - Part 1 of 2
Listen to Parting the Waters - Part 2 of 2   (View Handout)

Tuesday, March 19th 2019:

The Light Is On For You, Penance Service at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 8:00 PM Mass.
See Mass Schedule for details.
Sunday, March 17th 2019:

Confirmation with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr.

Confirmation 2019

Saturday, March 16th 2019

5:15 pm Saint Patrick Day Dinner

Located at Saint Patrick Church's Makley Hall. Menu: Coop and Company famous fork tender baked in Irish whiskey corned beef (you won't be disappointed), boiled potatoes, carrots and cabbage, and Plaza Inn's broasted chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, mac & cheese, rolls and butter, ice tea and lemonade. Cake for dessert. Attend mass at 4:00 p.m. if you wish. All are welcome!

Friday, March 8th 2019

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm K of C Fish Fry.

St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Council 1782 Fish Fry. Ends April 12th 2019
See Fish Fry for details.

November 17th 2018

5:00 pm in Makley Hall. Free Soup Supper
6:00 pm at St. Patrick Church. Free Concert

All are welcome! Any age, music talent, lets share God's gift of music with one another!

November 10th & 11th 2018

Land of Peace-helping the mission

Land of Peace is a nonprofit organization representing Jerusalem Christian Families scheduled to visit the church Nov 10-11, 2018, regarding selling religious articles from the Holy Land.

Land of Peace is a nonprofit organization with the mission of helping and supporting Christian families in the Holy Land through the Patriarch of Jerusalem. When anyone purchases handmade arts they help our mission and help the Christians in the Holy Land.

In 1920 the Christian population in the Holy Land was 80%; today it is less than 2%. With the parish support and the parishioner's generosity we are able to help our brothers and sisters to live in Jesus land of birth.

LAND OF PEACE'S GOAL IS TO BUILD A CHARITY HOSPITAL IN THE HOLY LAND
To donate on line and for more information please visit our website: www.landofpeace.org

November 10th 2018

UNBOUND: FREEDOM IN CHRIST SEMINAR

4:00 pm at St. Patrick Church. Find the freedom God intends for you! Do you find yourself struggling with the same sin time after time, stuck in your spiritual growth, struggling with forgiveness or bound by negative patterns of thinking? The Unbound: Freedom in Christ Seminar will present 5 keys to greater freedom in your life - Repentance & Faith, Forgiveness, Renunciation, Authority and The Father's Blessing.

The seminar is Saturday, November 10th from 8:00am - 4:00pm at St. Patrick Church - 328 E Patterson Ave, Bellefontaine, OH. It is presented by the Unbound Team here at St. Patrick's Church with some live talks and some talks on DVD by Neal Lozano, the creator of the Unbound Model. Prayer opportunities will also be provided throughout the day. Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided. The cost is a donation.

To register visit https://unbound-logancounty.eventbrite.com.

For more information contact Carrie Kline at Unbound.LoganCounty@gmail.com or at (937) 935-8188.

November 3rd 2018

Men's Gp: Love is Sacrificial

7:00 am in Makley Hall RCIA Room. • See the data that living in union with Christ provides us the grace to overcome the challenges to remain faithful to love. • Learn some of the challenges to love - both internal (fallen reward system) and external (fallen world). • Have a forthright discussion about the need to take our spiritual lives up a notch. If we want to be victorious in our battle over the bride, we must receive the grace to do it.

October 27th 2018

Makley Hall 7:00 am Men's Gp: Week 9: Love is Unconditional

• See the research relating to the “dark side” of technology: it frequently leads to isolation, which is a major issue for our youth. • See the amazing science behind our ability to use other people to expand beyond ourselves. • We need to spend more time with people than technology! • How much time do you spend on technology at home? How can you get it under control?

October 20th & 27 2018

"The Truth of America's Founding - Your Heritage and Mine" Seminar
Presented by Institute on the Constitution
Institute on the Constitution

Where: Saint Patrick Parish, Makley Hall, 316 E. Patterson, Bellefontaine, Oh 43311

When: Sat. Oct. 20 & Sat Oct 27, 2018 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
(Doors open at 8:00 am)

Cost: Material $40 per Person or per Family. Half Price for Students ($20 each).

Seminar Leaders: Bryan & Janice Snyder

Contact:
Diane Hager (937) 592-7793
Anne Reames (937) 592-1656

Registration Deadline: Monday Oct 8, 2018

See IOTC The Truth of America's Founding Seminar 2018 for more informaiton

Visit Institute on the Constitution at www.theamericanview.com

See What is the IOTC_2-24-17.

See IOTC Promo 0.6 Syllabus.

See IOTC Comments from Past Attendees.

Listed below are links to three short promotional YouTube videos that will give you an idea of the material in the seminar:

View Promo-1: Introduction and Invitation (Trailer).

View Promo-2: What Makes You an American?.

View Promo-3: Will We be Ignorant or Free?.

March 31st 2018:

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

Easter Vigil 2018

April 15th 2018:

First Communion at Saint Patrick Catholic Church
With Rev. Shawn Landenwitch. Listen to First Communion Homily.


First Communion 2018

April 23rd 2017:

First Communion at Saint Patrick Catholic Church
With Rev. Shawn Landenwitch

First Communion 2017

April 2nd 2017

Confirmation

Both Saint Patrick and Saint Mary of the Woods Freshmen and Sophomores. Held at Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic Church. Celebrants: Most Rev Joseph Binzer on the right and Rev Shawn Landenwitch on the left.

Confirmation 2017