LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL REGARDING THE PASSAGE OF ISSUE 1
Read Archbishop Schnurr's Letter to the Faithful regarding the passage of issue 1.
Watch Post Election Message from Archbishop Schnurr. (2 min)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, 2023
9:00 a.m. Holy Family Hall at Saint Mary of the Woods.
11:00 a.m. Makley Hall at Saint Patrick.
If you've never heard of consecrated virginity, you're not alone! Although it's the oldest vocation for women in the Church, there aren't many around. In fact, there are only about 300 in the country! Please come join us on Sunday, November 12, after both the 8:00 a.m. St. Mary of the Woods Mass and the 10:00 a.m. St. Patrick Mass, where Ashley Roberts will explain a little bit about this vocation she has chosen and some of the aspects of the rite of consecration. All are welcome!
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
Know anyone who isn't Catholic, but might come hear a priest talk about these things? Ask them to come to our next evangelization events. Invites available at church. A Catholic priest talks about demons and death. Sunday, OCT 29 & NOV 26, 7:00-8:30 PM at Makley Hall, St. Patrick Church, 516 E Patterson Ave, Bellefontaine. Snacks and drinks provided.
ROSARY RALLY IN BELLEFONTAINE
We will be crowning the month of the Rosary with a Rosary Rally - especially invoking the intercession of Our Lady in the cause for life. Please join us for a Rosary Rally in front of the Logan County Courthouse in Bellefontaine on Saturday, October 28th at 2:15 p.m. (before Confessions and the vigil Mass).
EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION AND FAMILY FUN DAY
Sunday, October 1st at 4:00 pm
We will begin the procession from St. Mary of the Woods Church to the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine saying the rosary. Once at the shrine we will be saying additional prayers. Afterwards, there will be games and a bounce house for the kids, and Lee's Chicken will provide our meal.
Please note that a shuttle is available and will run from St. Mary of the Woods Church to the shrine and back from 3:45 pm until 6:45 pm.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2023
MARCH FOR LIFE
Please join us for the March for Life on Friday, October 6th.
This year, we will have carpools and caravans leaving from two locations of Mary, Queen of Angels:
Location 1: St. Mary of the Woods, 464 Madison Avenue, Russells point, OH 43348. Caravan leaves at 9:00 a.m.
Location 2: St. Mary, 231 Washington Avenue, Urbana, OH 43078. Caravan leaves at 9:00 a.m.
Why March on Friday, October 6?
We want the Ohio March for Life, being held on Friday, October 6, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio to be the biggest pro-life advocacy event that our state's capital has ever seen! We are focusing on making a statement in support of life that will be heard loud and clear by our legislators. Our message of love for the unborn children and their mothers will be heard by every member of the legislature as they come to Columbus that Friday for one of their session days.
10:00 a.m. Pre-Rally Concert
11:00 a.m. Rally
12:00 p.m. March for Life
We expect the March to take approximately 45 minutes.
Ohio State Capital West Steps of the Capitol (front side) on S. High Street. (Restrooms will be available).
We encourage you to bring your own signs without sticks! It is likely that many groups will have signs available as well.
WEEKLY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SIGN UP
St. Mary of the Woods Eucharistic Adoration for each hour from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM each Wednesday.
Starting October 4th, 2023 through Corpus Christi of 2024.
Sign up at https://forms.gle/WGUVbqKTbPbu3cCr9
54-DAY ROSARY NOVENA BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
The Ohio Bishops are encouraging people to pray a 54-day Novena from September 15th (Our Lady of Sorrows) until November 7th, the election, to defeat the proposed abortion amendment.
Visit catholicaoc.org/pray54ohio to receive email reminders.
Visit catholicaoc.org/VoteNo to learn more.
WHERE CAN WE FIND GOD?
Father Jacob Lindle reflects on the readings of the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In our first reading, Elijah meets God not in the strong wind, not in the earthquake, and not in the fire. He meets Him, instead, in the tiny whispering sound of a small voice. We, too, must find God's voice in the poorest and most vulnerable, the child.
An extreme amendment is on the Ohio ballot in November that threatens the health and safety of women, the rights of parents and the lives of pre-born babies up to 9 months. Vote no November 7th.
Watch "Where can we find God?" on YouTube (3 min).
Watch "Where can we find God?" on Facebook (3 min).
FATIMA MASS @ THE SHRINE
Saturday, August 12th, 6:00 p.m. Fatima Mass at the Fatima Statue in Russells Point, Ohio.
Update 8/12: Moved to SMOW Church.
MARY, QUEEN OF ANGELS FAMILY OF PARISHES PICNIC
Sunday, July 30th, 1:00 p.m., Lions Park, West Liberty. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Councils: 1727, 1782, and 4378. The Knights will provide meats and drinks. Please bring a side dish and a lawn game. The splash pad will be available for those with kids.
Also, Council 1782 will be collecting used/new (ANY CONDITION) sneakers/rubber-soled shoes for the Benjamin Logan Swim Team during the picnic. Please, no dress/work shoes. However, rubber cleats are acceptable. Please tie the shoes together.
Wednesday, July 26th
7:00 PM at St. Patrick's Makley Hall, 316 East Patterson Avenue, Bellefontaine, OH.
Beth Vanderkooi from Greater Columbus Right to Life will update us about Issue 1 and the extreme proposed abortion ballot initiative, what it would do, and how you can help us stop it.
NATIONAL Eucharistic Revival MAKING HISTORY
The First National Eucharistic Congress in 83 Years
This is a pivotal moment in both American history and the legacy of the Catholic Church. We are expecting tens of thousands of pilgrims — but space is limited. Jesus Christ will be there. Will you?
When: July 17-21, 2024
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Who: 80,000+ Catholics
A group of parishioners from Logan County will be attending the Congress, and we'd love for anyone who is interested to join in! In order to receive a group rate, we need at least 11 people. The group rate is $308 for the five days of the Congress, not including food, housing. or transportation. If you are interested in attending an informational meeting, please contact Ashley (firstname.lastname@example.org, or call St. Pat's at 937-592-1656) by July 23.
If the needed number is reached, the parish will order tickets in mid-August.
VBS July 31st - August 3rd, 2023
Vacation Bible School will be held at St. Pat's from 6:00-8:30 PM on July 31 -August 3. Children ages 4 (and potty-trained) through 6th grade are invited! More information to follow!
Visit St Patrick Church's website for Registration Form and Permission Slips.
SUMMER ADULT ED SCHEDULE
"Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure." -- St. John Paul II
AT ST. PATRICK -- TUESDAYS AT 7:00 PM
June 6 -- Introduction to St. John Paul II
June 13 -- JP II and the Blessed Virgin
June 20 -- JP II and Confession
June 27 -- JP II and the Eucharist
AT ST. MARY, URBANA -- TUESDAYS AT 7:00 PM
July 11 -- Introduction to JP II's Theology of the Body
July 18 -- Original Man and God's Plan
July 25 -- Concupiscence and Our Fall
August 1 -- The Heart and Christ's Call
August 8 -- Heaven, Virginity, and Celibacy
August 22 -- The Sacrament of Marriage
August 29 -- The Language of the Body Read in Truth
View Summer Adult Ed 2023 flyer.
June 11th, 2023
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr's Letter to the Faithful Regarding Beacons of Light - Eucharist Principle
Read Archbishop Schnurr's Letter to the Faithful
Visit "Letter to the Faithful Regarding Beacons of Light - Eucharist Principle"
KICKOFF THE 40 HOURS OF DEVOTION MASS
There will be a Mass on Friday, June 9th at 3:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Church to kickoff the 40 Hours of Devotion prior to Corpus Christi. Newly-ordained Father Alex Dugas will be the celebrant.
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION
Sunday, June 11th at 10:45 a.m. Corpus Christi Procession at St. Patrick Church after 10am Mass.
40 HOURS IS COMING TO LOGAN COUNTY
"A Holy Hour before the Most Blessed Sacrament so pleases the Heart of Jesus, that every man, woman and child on earth receives a new effect from God's goodness and love, all because of a single hour of adoration in His Presence." - St. Faustina
The National Eucharistic Revival, an incredibly important initiative for our country, began in June of 2022, with a year of focus at the diocesan level. The parish year of revival begins on Corpus Christi, and lasts until the summer of 2024.
It would be impossible to estimate how much the world is in need of a deeper, more fervent love of the Blessed Sacrament. It would be impossible to estimate how much we are in need of a deeper, more fervent love of the Blessed Sacrament. May the revival start here.
We will need at least 80 people to sign up for one hour of Eucharistic Adoration, from 4:00 PM on June 9 through 10:00 AM on June 11 (with breaks for Mass). Adoration will be held at St. Pat's, but we need parishioners from both parishes in order for this to be successful.
To sign up, visit 40 Hours Sign Up. If you have difficulty, please call the parish.
View 40 Hours Flyer or 40 Hours Bulletin Flyer or 40 Hours Shift Schedule
ROSARY AT THE LAKE
On Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. from May 1 - October 2, 2023 the Rosary will be recited at the Fatima Statue at Indian Lake. Bring your lawn chair and rosary! Also, come prepared for the weather - umbrellas, jackets or sunglasses. The Statue is a beautiful setting for reciting the Rosary. Join us in prayer each Monday as Our Lady requested.
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA BEGINS ON GOOD FRIDAY 4/7
Pray along with Father Shawn (recorded April 2020)
Listen to Day 1 - Divine Mercy Novena (8:32 min) Good Friday, April 7
Listen to Day 2 - Divine Mercy Novena (8:28 min) Holy Saturday, April 8
Listen to Day 3 - Divine Mercy Novena (8:34 min) Easter, April 9
Listen to Day 4 - Divine Mercy Novena (8:36 min) Monday, April 10
Listen to Day 5 - Divine Mercy Novena (8:52 min) Tuesday, April 11
Listen to Day 6 - Divine Mercy Novena (9:14 min) Wednesday, April 12
Listen to Day 7 - Divine Mercy Novena (9:17 min) Thursday, April 13
Listen to Day 8 - Divine Mercy Novena (9:06 min) Friday, April 14
Listen to Day 9 - Divine Mercy Novena (8:51 min) Saturday, April 15
2023 LENTEN TALK SERIES
Wednesday, March 22nd and 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Winner Harvest Barn, 7317 OH-47, De Graff, OH 43318. Fr. Jacob Lindle will talk about Vatican II (Second Vatican Council). There will be an optional potluck of soup and salad before the talk at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome!
Listen to Vatican II Part 1
Listen to Vatican II Part 2
Vatican II Reference Material:
The letter addresses an extraordinary threat to life by a proposed amendment to the Ohio constitution that would enshrine and expand abortion at the expense of protections for preborn children and women. The bishops are calling for all Catholics to fast and pray for the safety and care for every human being at every stage of life.
Read "Bishop Letter on Ballot Amendment"
Visit Catholic Conference of Ohio.
WOMEN'S MORNING OF REFLECTION 2023
GOD'S GRACE IN MY LIFE by Sarah Anne Carter
Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 9 - 11 A.M.
St. Mary Catholic Church, 228 Washington Ave., Urbana
Hosted & presented by St. Mary Ladies' Sodality
For more information, please contact the parish office 937.653.1375 or email@example.com
Please consider inviting a friend.
View 2023 Womens Morning of Reflection Flyer for more details.
Find more about Sarah Anne Carter books at www.sarahannecarter.com or follow her on Facebook and Instagram at @bysarahannecarter.
EVANGELIZATION INITIATIVE LAUNCHING ON MARCH 12TH!
Logan County parishes will be launching our evangelization initiative on March 12th! All meetings will be held at Los Cabos restaurant located in Bellefontaine Ohio, and will include dinner, a video series, and fellowship.
We encourage parishioners to prayerfully discern whom you will invite. Invitations should take place beginning February 19th.
See Bulletin for more details.
See The Search 2023 flyer, of the info from our invitations for the evangelization initiative, for your reference. If you have already handed out your invitation, this will allow you to RSVP, if your invitee says yes.
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
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary, Queen of Angels Parishes
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 Mary, Queen of Angels Parishes Sack Lunch Ministry! And continues every Third Saturday of the Month.
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
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.