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Welcome Fr. David Sizemore!

July 11, 2017

St. Francis de Sales Church welcomes Father David Sizemore to our parish!  Father Sizemore was most recently pastor of St. John Neumann Parish in Sunbury, where the parish intentionally focused on growing faith among children, teens, and adults, and the parish grew from 400 to 1650 families during his 12 year term.  He was also an associate chaplain at Ohio Dominican University for four years, and for five years was the Catholic Chaplain and Campus Minister at Ohio Wesleyan University. Prior to becoming a pastor, Fr. Dave served as associate pastor in three other diocesan parishes: St. Brigid in Dublin, St. Joseph Cathedral, and St. Mary in Delaware, and an internship year at Resurrection. He currently serves on a variety of diocesan boards, ministries, and programs, and holds four college degrees in philosophy, systematic theology, spiritual theology, and business administration. Fr. Dave enjoys jogging, biking, rowing, cooking, and laughing, and likes to spend his free time with his family, friends and parishioners.


Please introduce yourself to Father Sizemore after one of our Masses. Father would enjoy an opportunity to spend some time getting to know you in a more personal, informal setting; if you would like to host a potluck gathering in your home with your family and a few other parishioner families, please contact the parish office for more details at 740-345-9874, extention 200 or 222.

Elevate – Youth Ministry

September 19, 2016

Wednesday’s from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Johnson Hall. Join us as we build community, have some fun, and try to understand the awesome power of God and the universe that He has created. God has written on each human heart the desire to know Him – so what can we know? Find out! All are welcome.  See event schedule here.

ABC: About Being Catholic

August 2, 2016

RCIAABC is an introduction to the Catholic faith for inquirers and those seeking to become Catholic, and a refresher course for Catholic adults who wish to go deeper in their faith.



  • “I’m married with a couple of great kids; I have a job I enjoy and
    a nice home… but I feel as though something is missing from my


  • “I was baptized Catholic and even went to a Catholic grade school,
    but I got away from my faith in high school and wasn’t confirmed –
    and I’ve not been back since. But I think I might want to.”


  • “I enjoy being involved in activities with other people who have
    direction in their life. I thought I was one of those people, too… but
    lately, I’m wondering if this is all there is.”


  • “I attended church with my grandmother as a child, but I haven’t
    participated in any kind of religious activity since then. I’m
    wondering if I can recapture some of that childhood joy.”


We all have questions, but few find easy answers. Jesus simply says: “Come, follow me.” We extend this same invitation to you. As you come to know us, you will discover that although Jesus didn’t offer any easy answers, He did give His followers a framework for living and loving the questions. The Catholic Church is a community of believers, who try to live the values He espoused in a world that often regards those values as absurd. Although you might consider the questions you have now your heaviest burden, they actually are your greatest resource! We welcome you and your questions. Contact Lori Mazzone at 345-9874, ext. 222, and ask about the “ABC: About Being Catholic” program; a phone call won’t commit you to the process, but it can give you the information you need to make a personal decision that’s right for you.  


This Week’s Schedule 4-19-17:  No ABC session tonight due to Easter holiday


We will meet again next Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the library as usual for a sharing of the Easter experience. Remember your “homework” from the retreat should be completed by this time. I have attached it; it is the “Why Are You Catholic?” article and reflection.

It is important that you make every attempt to continue on with ABC until we come to our logical conclusion at Pentacost, as we still have some important stuff to cover! Besides, we miss you when you aren’t with us!
May 3 – The coming Kingdom: Heaven, Our Home – catechist is Sue Feasel
May 10 – Stewardship: Creating A Catholic Culture of Care – catechist is Fr. Sullivan
May 17 – The Ministry of Every Christian – catechist is Kathy Bender
May 24 – Sending Forth: What Does A Confirmed Catholic Look Like? – potluck dinner
May 31 – Come Holy Ghost; A Festival of Hymns for Pentecost – Christopher Urbiel and choir
June 4 – Neophyte Mass with Bishop


Please see our About Being Catholic / RCIA page for more info.

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Newark, OH

Phone:   740-345-9874


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