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EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL: RELICS TOUR IS COMING TO WAPAKONETA

Join us at the Blessed Carlo Acutis Eucharistic Festival, Monday, January 30th thru Sunday, February 5th, 2023, at St. Joseph Church, 101 West Pearl St. Wapakoneta, OH.
• Venerate a relic of Bl. Carlo Acutis and St. Manuel Gonzalez Garcia
• Listen to talks on Bl. Carlo, Relics, and the Eucharist
• Adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in St. Joseph's Adoration Chapel
• Tour a display of Eucharistic miracles
• Come to Holy Mass
• Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

A group from our parishes will attend the evening of Tuesday, January 31st. Contact the parish office to be included.

Visit Blessed Carlo Acutis Eucharistic Festival for schedule of events and more.

Learn more about the National Eucharistic Revival: Relics Tour

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NATIONAL PRAYER VIGIL FOR LIFE

Join Archbishop Schnurr in the National Prayer Vigil for Life, taking place on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. Archbishop Schnurr will lead a rosary and holy hour at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati. The holy hour will be immediately followed by overnight Exposition, concluding with 7 a.m. Mass the following morning. All are invited to attend. The National Prayer Vigil for Life is a nation-wide effort, encouraging each diocese to strongly continue their pro-life witness through adoration of our Eucharistic Lord.

Visit National Prayer Vigil for Life to learn more.

Holy Hour at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains

"Please join me in praying for the peaceful repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who was a vicar of Peter and faithful shepherd of Christ's Church." -Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr


Read Archbishop Schnurr's full reflection on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Watch Mass for the peaceful repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 5:15 p.m.

A Christmas Message from Archbishop Schnurr
Jesus rescued us from the road to destruction and has shown us the way back to eternal life in God. In that marvelous exchange, Jesus revealed His humanity on the first Christmas so that humanity could share in His divinity.

May you and your family know God's love this Christmas.

Watch "A Christmas Message from Archbishop Schnurr". (2 min)

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."

Saturday, December 10th at St. Patrick Church.
6:00 AM Rosary
6:30 AM Mass
Carry-in breakfast to follow in Makley Hall.

GIVING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29th

Many of you have been so generous in your donations on Giving Tuesday over the last few years. However, the Archdiocese has decided not to provide the opportunity for Giving Tuesday this year, as they don't have the staff to operate their part of the program.

There will not be a Giving Tuesday Opportunity this year for any of our NE Family 1 parishes. Your donations throughout the year, and Giving Tuesday, have been greatly appreciated! We Realize that some of you have taken this opportunity to add to your usual giving, and some have found enticing the fact that Giving Tuesday donations were exempt from the Archdiocese assessment. Perhaps you have even held back in your regular giving as you awaited the annual opportunity to make the majority of your donation Assessment-free. Unfortunately, this year that will not be an option. Thank you for your support.

Donations will not be exempt from the Archdiocese assessment.

Visit Saint Mary of the Woods Online Giving
Visit Saint Patrick Church Online Giving
Visit Champaign Catholics Online Giving

Holiday Bazaar

Saint Mary of the Woods
Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 12th 10 am - 3 pm

Make a dent in your Holiday Shopping List!
*Lunch will be sold at the event*


Each vendor will have an item for a raffle. Tickets will be sold OR you get 1 ticket for each non-perishable food item you bring. 


Proceeds will go to St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry & St Mary of the Woods festival.

ST MARY OF THE WOODS PARISH HALL
455 MADISON AVE., RUSSELLS POINT
937-843-3127
 

View SMOW Holiday Bazaar 2022 Flyer.

TRUE JOY Ltd. Tour of Churches, Wednesday, Nov. 16th 

Please join us for a tour of these churches:

Old St. Mary's Church
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

Leaving from Urbana, Springfield, and Dayton.
The Price is $75 –includes transportation, tours, lunch, gratuity and all taxes. Please bring your rosary, and a tip for our bus driver. 

Contact Jennifer Korte for more details, and to  reserve your seat and lunch.
937-508-6369 or truejoyltd@yahoo.com

Visit TRUE JOY Ltd. on Facebook
 

Land of Peace - Peace in the Holy Land

Land of Peace will be at St. Patrick's and St. Mary of the Woods to sell their goods on November 12 & 13. They will be selling Crucifixes, religious art work, and rosaries - all made of olive wood which is native to Israel and Bethlehem, to raise funds to help support our fellow brothers and sisters.

Visit Land of Peace to learn more.

Visit Bethlehem Christian Families Store.

Box of Joy!

Thursday, November 10th, 2022 

Deadline to return Boxes of Joy

 

This year our parish will, again, be participating in the Box of Joy ministry, a Christmas gift outreach organized by local Catholic schools, parishes, and groups nationwide. By packing Boxes of Joy with toys and other gifts, your family will bless a child suffering from extreme poverty by sharing the joy of Christmas and planting seeds of hope through the Gospel. We have set a goal to bless 110 impoverished children in Latin America!

Anyone interested can take home as many empty Boxes of Joy and one brochure. Fill out the brochure and be sure to include the $9/box fee to transport each Box of Joy from our community to Latin America. Checks should be written out to Cross Catholic Outreach! This year if you fill multiple boxes you only have to fill out ONE envelope and include ONE check written out for all your $9 fees. (example: if you fill 6 Boxes of Joy, fill out one envelope and include $54 ($9 x 6) for shipping. Another option is to pay the $9 fee per box online at boxofjoy.org/donate. 

You will choose the gender and age range of the child you want to bless. Have fun on your family shopping spree to personally select the items you feel a special boy or girl would really like! Please see the gift ideas on the display board or in the brochure. Be sure to pay attention to the items that are not allowed to be shipped internationally.

The deadline for turning in Boxes of Joy will be THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022. We encourage every family to pack a Box of Joy! For more information, please contact the office or check out boxofjoy.org.

View SMOW Box of Joy Flyer 2022.
 

CAUSE OF OUR JOY | The Magnificat 

Women’s Morning of Reflection 
CAUSE OF OUR JOY | The Magnificat 
Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 9-11 a.m.
Held in the St. Mary Catholic Church undercroft in Urbana. 


All women are invited to attend. Prayer, scripture, hymns, meditation and time for sharing. Hosted by St. Mary Ladies’ Sodality. For more information please contact the parish office 937-653-1375 or stmarychurchoffice@gmail.com

View Cause of our Joy 2022 Flyer

ZETEO - To seek in order to find

St. Mary's Youth Group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the undercroft of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Urbana. Anyone in high school is welcome. 

Our fall dates are: October 2nd & 16th, November 6th & 20th, December 4th

Bring your appetites. There will be pizza. 
Bring your questions. There will be answers. 
Bring your friends. There will be joy.

If you have any questions, please email Fr. Jacob Lindle: fatherlindle@gmail.com

View Zeteo Youth Ministry 2022 flyer

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Rosary at the Logan County Courthouse

Please Join us in Praying for our Nation: 
Public Square Rosary Crusade. Our nation is in great need of public prayer, repentance and conversion. We ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Holy Mother. 

When: Saturday October 15, 2022
Where: Logan County Courthouse in Bellefontaine at 2:30 p.m.

Please contact Mary Giannola at 937-935-7957 for more information. Rosary & instructions will be provided if needed.

Let us pray for our country and the conversion of hearts.

View Rosary at the Logan County Courthouse 2022 Flyer

View Public Square Rosary Crusade 2022 Flyer

NE1 Sack Lunch Ministry for Women:

All women are welcome to join us in Makley Hall at St. Patrick on Saturday, Nov 19th & Dec 17th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for an NE 1 Sack Lunch Ministry! And continues every Third Saturday of the Month.

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St. Mary's Church in Urbana presents The Search Series

 

“Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.” -St. Augustine

The Search is an award-winning video-based series from the Augustine Institute hosted by Chris Stefanick that explores the fundamental questions and mysteries of what it means to be a human person. The production is beautiful; the content is compelling; and it's for everyone. If your faith is already solid, The Search will help you to deepen it. If you're feeling unsure, it's for you too. If you're worried about your kids or grandkids, it's a great series for you to share with them by bringing them along.

The Search features scientists, artists, philosophers, and other people from all walks of life proclaiming how their searches for meaning in life led them to Jesus and the Gospel. The Search proclaims the Gospel in words that modern ears are ready to hear and images that modern eyes can't help but see and remember.

The kick-off is Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the undercroft of St. Mary's Church in Urbana, and we will meet for seven consecutive Wednesday nights.

All are welcome to attend.

Visit thesearchbegins.org to learn more.

OHIO MARCH FOR LIFE

Ohio March for Life
October 5th, 2022
11:00 AM Columbus
oh.marchforlife.org

Wednesday October 5, 2022
8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary, Urbana
9:00 a.m. Bus departs for Columbus
11:00 a.m. Ohio March for Life Rally begins
12:00 p.m. Ohio March for Life begins
3:00 p.m. Bus departs for Urbana

Wednesday October 5, 2022 will be the Ohio March for life in Columbus. Since Roe v. Wade is overturned, marches are now moving to the state level.
St. Mary, Urbana is chartering a bus to go to Columbus. The bus will be first-come, first-served with a suggested donation of $25 per seat. The bus will hold 56 passengers. If you opt to drive yourself we will have a rendezvous point in Columbus. If you would like to take the bus, please call the St. Mary Parish Office at 937-653-1375.

View Ohio March for Life Flyer

Eucharistic Procession and Family Fun Day!

Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 at 4:00 PM

 

Sunday, October 2nd is the St Mary of the Woods to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine annual Eucharistic Procession and Family Fun Day!

Procession begins at the St Mary of the Woods church at 4 pm, and travels 0.8 miles to the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. Once there, we have free food, games, activities for kids, and music at the shrine following the procession.

 

The American Society of Ephesus has generously provided a grant to cover all expenses for the Family Fun Day and to purchase a canopy from Italy for the Eucharistic procession. A canopy is required to cover the Eucharist for an outside procession.

Eucharistic processions are a powerful way to witness to our faith in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. If Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, then why would we not process through the streets with Our Lord? There are tremendous graces that flow from a Eucharistic procession. In Scripture, we hear that great crowds gathered around Christ when He entered towns, and "power went forth" from Him (Mk 5:30). Imagine how many graces will come forth from Our Lord for the people of Russell's Point!

If you have never been part of a Eucharistic procession, it is an exciting way to invigorate your faith and to witness outside the walls of the church. Now is your chance—join us with your family and friends!


Shuttles will be going from the SMOW church to the shrine continuously from 3:45 pm to 7:45 pm. Please park at the SMOW church, even if you do not plan on participating in the procession, as parking is very limited at the shrine.

In case of rain, Fun Day will be held in the Church Hall.

View Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

View Eucharistic Procession and Family Fun Day 2022 Flyer

Farewell Supper

Please join us for a farewell supper honoring
Deacon Jeff and Joanne Hall
Saturday, September 24
following the 6:00 PM Mass
in Holy Family Hall


Chicken and noodles will be provided.
RVSP's are not required, but a heads up would be appreciated.
Please call 937-843-3127 or email office@saintmaryofthewoods.com

Deacon Jeff and Joanne will be moving to Dayton in mid-October.  Please join us to show our appreciation for all they've done for our parish!
 

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NE1 Sack Lunch Ministry for Women:

NE1 Ladies, please join in the first NE1 Sack Lunch Ministry for Women to share scripture with one another.

When: Saturday, September 17th, 2022
Where: St. Patrick Makley Hall
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
By: The St. Patrick Monday Night Bible Study Ladies

Please bring your own sack lunch, beverage, your bibles and a small notebook.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31

We ask you to read the readings for Sunday, September 18th, 2022 before coming: Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113:1-2,4-8; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13

We will have discussion, prayer, fellowship and fun.

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20

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Into the Breach

Wednesdays, September 2022:

 

Knights of Columbus will continue to meet on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM in St Patrick's Makley hall.

Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a six week program "Into the Breach" for all catholic men.

 

Visit Knights of Columbus Council #1782 on Facebook to learn more.

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other events:

Christmas Services

Easter Sunday Service

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First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion is typically received when children are in the second grade.

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Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation was celebrated on April 25th, 2021 at St. Mary of the Woods Church.
 

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