Masks are still required at Mass as mandated by the Governor of Ohio. We provide masks at the main entrance of the church for those who may not have one. It is yours to keep. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe and healthy. Let us pray for a quick end to this pandemic and peace among our neighbors with differences of opinion!
Things look a little different this year for the RAS Holiday Bazaar what with COVid and all but we are pre-selling those delicious cinnamon rolls and we will sell tickets for the raffle. We won't be having vendors or a luncheon this year. Raffle tickets are being passed out at the October 17 & 18 weekend's Masses. November 8 is the deadline for ordering your cinnamon rolls! And you can pick them up curbside on the 14th & 15th. Get all the details from the order form. Download and print the Cinnamon Roll pre-order form
You can call the office 937-548-1616 for extra raffle tickets or see an RAS officer.
Fr. White's health is poor and so for the time being, we will post the Mass schedule right here: This Saturday, October 24, confessions will be at 4 pm and Mass at 5:30 pm on Saturday and 10:30 am on Sunday, the 25 with Fr. Patrick McCormick from Cross Catholic Outreach. Please keep Fr. White in your prayers. Thank you.
The New and Eternal Covenant is an 8-week Bible study program that takes Catholics on a guided tour of what is considered the "Holy of Holies" of biblical theology. Presented by Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins, this study program draws out the meaning of the book of Hebrews in a simple way so Catholics can see, appreciate, and take hold of the riches God has given them in the New Covenant.
Choose from a morning or evening course. The morning will group will begin October 12. Morning study will be at the Loreto House (on the corner of W. Main and Elm Streets starting at 9:15 am. The evening study will be in the school lower level at 7:00 p.m. The evening study has decided to delay one week and will begin on October 19.
You can register on-line with Ascension Press. Call Ann for the code at the parish. 937-548-1616. Books are $30.00 (includes the shipping).
ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY is having their membership drive right now! Please send in your pledge/membership cards as soon as possible. Thank you. If you would like to get involved with this group, please contact one of the officers: Sandy Hoying, Julie Graber, Linda Harsh or Marilou Coverstone. They will be selling raffle tickets for the bazaar the weekend of October 17/18.
Ladies of the Parish,
You are invited to the RAS wine tasting event. Come join us and "wine a while"! It is Monday, November 16, 2020 at the St. Clair Manor. This year we are charging $5 at the door to attend the event. It starts at 6:30 pm. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served first and then the wines will be presented for you to taste.
We will present wines from The Winery at Versailles.
Space is limited to 40 people and we will spread throughout more of the Manor's rooms to achieve social distancing. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP by Friday, November 13th. Call Sandy at 937-547-9529 to place your reservation today! Please do not call the St. Clair Manor.
**Attention St. Mary's Parishioners!!!**
Check out our live-stream Mass on YouTube on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am! Click the link below to watch!!
All the information you need to create an account is on the ParishSoft & My Home Church page tab above. If you have any problems or questions, call the rectory at 937-548-1616. Our staff will be happy to help you.
We are pleased to announce that St. Mary's Church provides online giving through software called ParishSoft Giving. This is a convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation. Getting started is easy- just click the link below and follow instructions for first time user. When you participate, your gift will transfer directly into the parish bank account. And you won't have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on Sundays! If you still want to place something in the offertory basket, just write "I gave online" on your church envelope. Don't have an envelope? Call the rectory at 937-548-1616. We'll be happy to help.
Here's the link for our new Online Giving!!
Other ways to give: You can still send your donation to the church. You can set up a donation through BillPay through your bank. Please pray for our church and church family.
Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020. If you'd like to give to your church, here's an easy way to do it through the Archdiocese. We are so thankful for you.
Please share your prayer requests with the parish. Send an email or call the office. If you are a member of the parish and are in need, please call the office at 937-548-1616. Your requests will remain confidential. I will be adding a prayer page to the website and add requests as they come in.
Until Further Notice:
Communion service on Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8am unless a Funeral Mass at 10:30 am
Weekend Masses are Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 10:30 am
No Adoration on Wednesdays
The church doors will be open 9am-3pm Monday through Friday.
*Subscribe to Ascension Press's YouTube Channel to follow along with Father Mike Schmitz.
*Father Robert Barron live-streams daily Mass from his channel as well.
*The Pope is asking us to pray the Rosary at 4pm (our time) around the world in unity with each other.
Try FORMED.org They have some great resources during this virus shutdown. Lots of good movies and studies to choose from --- Parish Code EY9TXE and enjoy the enrichment and refreshing thoughts for your mental and spiritual well being! Join people around the country who are benefiting from FORMED.
The Archdiocese has revamped the Catholic Telegraph into a monthly magazine. If you would like to receive the Catholic Telegraph, please call the church office at 937-548-1616 to request it and we will get you subscribed.
Finding Happiness in Marriage
Beloved is a video-based study program by the Augustine Institute that explores the true meaning of the Sacrament of Marriage. In twelve sessions, couples will discover the deepest spiritual, emotional, and practical realities of marriage through Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching. They’ll see firsthand how to experience the wonder, mystery, and joy of this sacrament—from that first “I do” through the rest of their lives.Beloved sessions are presented on a 6-DVD set, and kits come complete with Couple’s and Leader’s Guides – everything you need to experience the full power of Beloved for a marriage preparation program.
There are a lot of great movies, books and audio talks on formed.org. All parishioners are encouraged to watch FREE with our parish subscription to Formed. Just visit formed.org.
Reconciliation is by appointment.
Baptisms are the 1st Sunday of the month after the 10:30 am Mass. Parents are required to attend a baptismal preparation class in advance. Please call the parish office to schedule.
Marriages are scheduled at least six months in advance. Please call the parish office to schedule a meeting with the pastor.
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