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US Bishops Statement Regarding COVID19 Vaccines

January 13, 2021

In view of the gravity of the current pandemic and the lack of availability of alternative vaccines, the reasons to accept the new COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are sufficiently serious to justify their use. The AstraZeneca vaccine is more morally compromised and should be avoided if there are alternatives available. For our part, the Bishops and all Catholics and men and women of good will must continue to do what we can to ensure the development, production, and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine without any connection to abortion and to help change what has become the standard practice in much medical research, a practice in which certain morally compromised cell lines are routinely used as a matter of course, with no consideration of the moral question concerning the origins of those cell lines. To learn more about the morality of this vaccine click the resources below.

 

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Register for Events in the New Year!

December 24, 2020

Who knows? There might be something here for you!

 

Our annual theme is

Perfect Love Drives Out Fear

& we could all use a bit less anxiety & fear these days.

 

Explore upcoming events below and get plugged into a fearless 2021! Remember, most of these events are offer both in person and online. Click the registration links for details.

 

Alpha Online

Do you wonder what’s going on in our world in the current situation or any situation? Do you have questions about life? Come and See what Alpha has to offer for such a time as this. No question is off limits. All are welcome, who will you invite? Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome If you would like to explore Alpha, watch for our launch on live stream after the 11a Mass on Sunday, January 3. Register here and choose 2 acceptable time frames. Questions? Contact Tina Burtch 740 345 9874 x 206.

 

Moms Morning Out

We’re taking Mom’s Morning Out…OUT! This month we’ll meet offsite at IHOP in Heath where we’ll talk about this month’s theme: Love Your Neighbor. Remember to invite a friend! RSVP so we can reserve a large table. 

 

The Chosen Watch Party

Sometimes the Gospel can feel more like a story than like real life, but not anymore! Join us, as we dive into the brand new worldwide phenomenon, “The Chosen.” The first ever TV show about the life of Jesus presents Jesus, Mary, and the apostles, as real people we can have real relationships with. Join us on zoom, Monday’s at 7:30pm, as we watch and discuss the show that tens of millions are raving about. We will be watching Season 1 in anticipation of Season 2 coming out in April!!! Find us on zoom, at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX0ajrib3EM2z9MfXtAPveg and don’t forget to invite someone you would like to bless.

 

Revelation Scripture Study

Unpack the Mysteries of Revelation! Perhaps no book of the Bible fascinates people more than Revelation. Yet relatively few people have studied it, especially from a Catholic perspective. Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come is an intriguing eleven-session study program that shows how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven. In this study, presenter Jeff Cavins pulls back the veil on the rich symbolism present in Revelation. Discover what the mysterious figures and images of Revelation mean and see how Revelation is more than an apocalyptic vision of the “end times.” Explore the Church’s teaching on the second coming of Christ and the Last Judgment. Understand how God, the Divine Bridegroom, and the Church, his spotless bride, enter into a heavenly, holy, and mystical marriage every time we celebrate Mass. Register today!

 

Pints with Padre(s)

A talk given for young adults by Fr. Blake Britton on Revelation: Debunking the Rapture. Dinner will be included! Please join us for an amazing night of fun and theology! Register now.

 

Men’s Retreat: Masculine Spirituality in a Modern World

Join us as we welcome guest speaker Fr. Blake Britton in exploring masculine spirituality in a modern world. Talk #1: “Becoming Saints in Our Time”; talk #2: “Redeeming Christian Masculinity”; talk #3: TBD

Breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt are provided along with opportunities for Mass, Adoration, & Reconciliation. Mass to begin at 8:15 AM with registration to follow. Register here.

 

Women’s Retreat: Perfect Love Drives Out Fear

Let the Peace of Christ Rule Your Heart in a World That Wants to Rule All of You. Pope Benedict XVI asked, “How can we experience peace within ourselves, in spite of problems, darkness and anxieties? ” Not only did he ask, but he answered, giving us the key to unlock the doors to the interior peace which we ought to have amid the sometimes tumultuous and confusing events of history, events whose meaning we often do not grasp and which disconcert us. With highlights on history and glimpses of humor we will look at some practical ways we can experience inner peace in a world ruled by constant chaos, confusion, and noise.  Kelly Wahlquist, founder of Women In The New Evangelization, returns to St. Francis de Sales January 22-23 for our annual Women’s retreat. She and Alyssa Bormes will present talks on our parish the me: Perfect Love Drives Out Fear Reconciliation, Adoration, fellowship, lunch, shirt, inspiration and so much more! Friday: 7-9 PM registration opens at 6:30 pm;  Saturday: 9 am-4 pm registration opens at 8:30 am. Register asap!

 

Marriage Alpha Course

Treat yourself to a series of date nights for you and your spouse. Take time to invest in your marriage. The Marriage Course is a series of SEVEN sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Begins 2.20.2021. Registration coming soon!

 

Day of Equipping

Do you desire to be equipped to live into the fullness that Christ intended for each of His followers? If so, this Day of Equipping, led by Bart Schuchts of the John Paul II Healing Center, is for you! During this training, you will learn the foundations of abiding in Christ, hearing His voice and becoming empowered to pray for others as Jesus did. If you desire the Holy Spirit operating in your life as described in John 14:12 and Ephesians 4, we invite you to attend! This Day of Equipping takes place at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Newark, OH on Friday February 5, 2021. This event is offered both in-person or via a private access page and livestream videos! Learn more and register for this amazing retreat at here. This event is sponsored by St. Gabriel Catholic Radio AM 820. Scholarships available; email JPIIRetreatNewarkOH@gmail.com for more information. 

 

Healing the Whole Person

Jesus responds today to brokenness, disease, and pain with transformative love and restoration. Through three days of teaching, worship, prayer, and testimony, you’ll encounter God in a powerful way, and experience deeper freedom as the Father speaks to you in the depths of your heart, and through the supernatural graces of the sacraments. Whether you’re struggling with life, or you just want “more” in your walk with God, this conference will empower you with tools, revelation, and a greater desire to live your life passionately on fire for God. Grounded in Church teaching, you’ll engage the topics of “Facing our Brokenness,” “Encountering the Father’s Love,” and “Living in Freedom.” St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Newark, OH is hosting a Healing the Whole Person retreat led by the John Paul II Healing Center February 4-6, 2021. This event is offered both in-person or via a private access page and livestream videos! Learn more and register for this amazing retreat. The in-person event will sell out quickly so register soon! This event is sponsored by St. Gabriel Catholic Radio AM 820. Scholarships are available; email JPIIRetreatNewarkOH@gmail.com for more information.

 


Online Alpha Coming Soon! Who will you Invite?

December 17, 2020

Do you wonder what’s going on in our world in the current situation or any situation? Do you have questions about life? Come and See what Alpha has to offer for such a time as this. No question is off limits. All are welcome, who will you invite? Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.

 

Tune in to our Launch on our YouTube Channel right after our Livestream Mass Sunday, January 3rd. Session 1: Is There More to LIfe Than This? YouTube channel

 

Small group times on Zoom will vary, please give us a couple of choices to work with as we form our small groups. You can register until January 23rd, but sooner is better. 🙂 Feel free to invite family and friends…from anywhere.

 

Questions? Contact Tina Burtch by email or by phone at 740.345.9874 x 206.

 

Ready to sign up for Online Alpha now? Click here!


What are your Advent 2020 Plans?

November 30, 2020

Browse the resources below by clicking the icons to determine how you will prepare for Christmas.

 
 
   
   
 
 

Annual Women’s Retreat

November 30, 2020

Let the Peace of Christ Rule Your Heart in a World That Wants to Rule All of You

 

Pope Benedict XVI asked, “How can we experience peace within ourselves, in spite of problems, darkness and anxieties? ” Not only did he ask, but he answered, giving us the key to unlock the doors to the interior peace which we ought to have amid the sometimes tumultuous and confusing events of history, events whose meaning we often do not grasp and which disconcert us. With highlights on history and glimpses of humor we will look at some practical ways we can experience inner peace in a world ruled by constant chaos, confusion, and noise.

 

Kelly Wahlquist, founder of Women In The New Evangelization, returns to St. Francis de Sales January 22-23 for our annual Women’s retreat. She and Alyssa Bormes will present talks on our parish theme: Perfect Love Drives Out Fear.

 

Reconciliation, Adoration, fellowship, lunch, shirt, inspiration and so much more!

 

Friday: 7-9 PM registration opens at 6:30 pm

Saturday: 9 am-4 pm registration opens at 8:30 am

 

Register Now


Footsteps of St. Paul Pilgrimage

October 30, 2020
Fr. Dave will be leading a pilgrimage next June 16-26, 2021, thru Greece, Ephesus, and Patmos. He loves doing pilgrimages and everyone who does them have the time of their lives! They are faith-filled, full with culture and history, tons of fun, great food (and beverages), and new friends. Click the link below for itinerary, costs, and to register! We had to delay this trip this past June, due to COVID-19. This new date, a year away, gives us something to look forward to….You can register early and still cancel, if need be, closer to departure. Contact pilgrimage coordinator Gary Dwyer by email or call 614.633.8419.  We also have a “come & see” Zoom call on Tuesday, 11/10, 6 – 7:30p, to present the trip and to answer any questions. 

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