Women of St. Francis Card Party
Join us this Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the Lamy Center from 7:00-9:00p.m. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. Cost $5.00. Want to attend? Forgot to get your ticket? It’s still not too late! You can purchase your ticket at the door – just contact Debby Shelly at 740-366-6024 or Lori Brown at 740-323-3562 and let them know you are coming.
Spring Clothing Drive
Friday, April 28th, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29th, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 30th, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Spring cleaning is upon us! Bring your spring and winter clothing and household items! Any items are welcome and will greatly beneft our less fortunate! Held again in the back parking lot of the church next to the gym. Any questions, contact Sandie at 740-404-7807.
Elevate – Youth Ministry
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
ABC 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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