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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 (except the Wednesday before Thanksgiving!). All are welcome to attend.

Visit thesearchbegins.org to learn more.

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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

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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 will have dinner and games for the parishioners to enjoy!

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.

View Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

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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.

 
St. Mary Family Fun Day 2022

St. Mary Family Fun Day

228 Washington Ave, Urbana
Saturday, August 13th, 2022  
Noon - 9:00 PM
Something fun for everyone!

 

Visit St. Mary Family Fun Day on Facebook.

Read Urbana Daily Citizen article "St. Mary Fest is Aug. 13

View St. Mary Family Fun Day 2022 Flyer

 
Fatima Mass 2022

Please join us to celebrate the
ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
OUR LADY OF FATIMA SHRINE MASS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2022
6:00 p.m.
Celebrant — Father Shawn Landenwitch


There will be shuttle service from
St. Mary of the Woods parking lot beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The Rosary will be said at 5:30 p.m. at the Shrine.

See Our Lady of Fatima Shrine.

Read Sidney Daily News article "August Mass returns to Indian Lake Shrine"
 

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RCIA Classes Begin Soon!

RCIA will begin on Tuesday, August 23, at 6:30 PM at SMOW. Classes will be held every Tuesday until mid-April. Anyone who would like to know more about the Catholic faith, or is interested in joining the Church, is welcome to attend!

 

The first several months are focused on what the Church believes and professes in the creed, and the second half of the year looks at living the life of grace through the Sacraments and the moral teachings of the Church.

If you'd like to attend, please contact Ashley at the parish office, or email her at  ashleyroberts.dre@gmail.com.

All levels of interest are welcome!

See Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

NE-I Family of Parishes Family Picnic

July 31 2022 at 1 p.m. West Liberty Lions Park Shelter House #1 576 Township Road 174, West Liberty, OH 43357. 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.

Into the Breach

Wednesdays, July 13th through August 17th:

Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a six week program "Into the Breach" for all catholic men. On Wednesdays, July 13th through August 17th, at 7:30 PM in St Patrick's Makley hall.

 

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

"Today, I call on all people, and especially Catholics, to redouble our commitment to caring for women, children and families so that abortion is not only illegal, but unthinkable."
- ARCHBISHOP DENNIS M. SCHNURR

Read Archbishop Schnurr's Letter to the Faithful upon Overturning of Roe v. Wade. (English(Spanish)

For a listing of the many resources available for women in unexpected or crisis pregnancies in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, please go to https://catholicaoc.org/forlife.

You are not alone. No matter what challenges you are facing.

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WALKING WITH MOMS IN NEED

Walking with Moms in Need is a national initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to help parishes better support and accompany pregnant and parenting women. Joining in this initiative, parishes across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are embarking on a Year of Service to assess, expand and communicate resources to moms in need in our communities. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes are called to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.”

To learn more visit https://resources.catholicaoc.org/walking-with-moms-in-need.

Saint Mary of the Woods 41st Annual Festival

464 Madison Ave, Russells Point, OH 43348
Father's Day Weekend 
Friday June 17th, 4:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 18th, 3:30-11:00 p.m.

Featuring:

Kids Games:

  • ALL NEW Youth & Teens Games and Sports Zone

Games of Chance: 
Instant Bingo, Pull Tips, Cake Wheel, Pot Of Gold, Chuck-A-Luck, Silent Auction, Electronics Arcade, Atm $ Machines

Food and Drink Stands:

Craft Vendors: 

Beer Truck:

Live Bands:

  
Facebook event SAINT MARY of the WOODS 41ST AUUNAL FESTIVAL and FATHER'S PATRIOTIC FIREWORKS 

Festival Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY 4PM-10PM FEATURES:
4PM-9PM 5TH ANNUAL DAD'S CAR SHOW
4PM - SILENT AUCTION OPENS
4PM- Fish Fry Dinners
5PM Columbus Zoo Animal Ambassadors
4PM-9:30PM - GOTTFRIED PONY RIDES
6PM-9PM - The Wright Brothers Band
10PM - HOLY LIGHTED LIVING ROSARY

SATURDAY 3:30PM-11PM FEATURES:
3:30PM-5PM The Fountainaires Jazz Band
4PM-6PM - Columbus COSI
4PM - Chicken Dinners Available
4PM-10PM - Romick Railway Train
5:15PM-6:45PM America's Beauty & Grace Pageant, 0-19 Years of Age
4PM-9:30PM GOTTFRIED PONY RIDES
6PM-10PM National Kiddie Tractor Pull State Qualifying Event
9PM - SILENT AUCTION CLOSES
7PM-11PM Chris Logsdon Live Acoustic Rock
10PM PATRIOTIC MUSIC & FIREWORKS Salute to Dads Everywhere!
10:30PM $4,000 CASH RAFFLE

Both Days Will Include:
• 50/50 • Live Bands • Pot of Gold
• PRIZE RAFFLES • Kid's Games
• Food & Drink Stands
• 'NEW' Sports Zone • Snow Cones
• Strawberry Shortcake
• Chicken-N-Noodles • Beef-N-Noodles
• State Fair Mini Donuts
• Cotton Candy • Charlie's Kettle Corn
• Freyhof's Funnel Cakes
• Electronic Arcade • Beer Truck
• Slushy Truck • Silent Auction
• Cake Wheel • Craft vendors

*Parking available at festival: Lincoln Blvd. Madison Ave. Also at Russells Point Municipal Bldg.

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DAD'S CAR SHOW at Indian Lake Ohio
464 Madison Ave, Russells Point, OH 43348
Friday Night June 17, 5 pm-9 pm. 
Registration 4 pm-7 pm
Dash Plaques to first 100
AWARDS, DOOR PRIZES, and 50/50 starting at 7:30 pm
 
Show will be in multiple parking lots and along Madison Avenue. Beautiful Indian Lake is across the street from festival grounds. 
 
INDIAN LAKE (OHIO) AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL BE HONORING AND AWARDING THE OWNER OF THE OLDEST REGISTERD CAR WITH A ROLLER RINK ORNAMENT AND YEAR LONG MEMBERSHIP TO THE HISTORIXCAL SOCIETY.
 
DAD'S CAR SHOW and/or SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS CHRUCH Not Responsible for Accidents or Damage to your car, persons, or your private belongings.
 
CAR SHOW RAIN OR SHIINE!
 
OUR FATHER'S PATRIOTIC FIREWORKS; THE GREATEST FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN NORTH AMERICA PRODUCED BY PYROTECNICO, SPONSORD BY SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS 41ST ANNUAL FESTIVAL, ON FESTIVAL SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 18, 2022.

Facebook event DAD'S CAR SHOW, 5TH ANNUAL, IN HONOR OF DAD'S EVERYWHERE, ON INDIAN LAKE OHIO

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America's Beauty & Grace Pageants
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022 AT 5:15 PM

 

Join us for the pageant; stay for the festival and fireworks! Compete in Beauty and Interview. Enter the talent optional for a chance to win an additional crown. Pageant entry fee $100; Talent $25; Spokes Models $25 (based on interview score, ages 7+); Most Photogenic $25.
 
Facebook event St. Mary of the Woods Pageant Presented by America's Beauty and Grace

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Dayton Dragons GAME RAFFLE

Support the Saint Mary Church OUR FATHER'S PATRIOTIC FIREWORKS, on Indian Lake, Russells Point, Ohio.

Dayton Dragons vs. South Bend Cubs

Saturday, June 4 at 7:05pm

How?
Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a boxed set of ten (10) game tickets at the Dayton Dragons Game on Saturday, June 4, at 7:05pm. Each attendee gets a Dayton Dragons T-Shirt (ten shirts total).

When?
We will be holding a raffle drawing for this game night set of tickets on Friday, May 27. One winner will be drawn, allowing them use of the tickets for themselves and nine (9) guest. You may purchase tickets leading up to the day of the drawing. You do not need to be present to win. Be sure to include your name and phone number on your raffle tickets.

What is Included?
The ten (10) Game Night Tickets will be blocked together in two (2) sets of five (5) seats, with the second row of five (5) being directly behind the first row of five (5). Ten (10) total seats! And Ten (10) Dragons T-shirts. Over $300 in value could be yours, but hurry, only 400 total raffle tickets sold.

Raffle Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25

Proceeds go towards: Saint Mary Church FATHER'S PATRIOTIC FIREWORKS, Indian Lake


Buy your raffle tickets now for a chance to experience great family fun night at Day Air Field

View SMOW Dayton Dragons Game Raffle - June 2022 Flyer

Purchase tickets at the church office on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

or call 937-843-3127;

If you have any questions, please contact:
Mr. David Goff at 937-926-5591

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Dayton Dragons Fundraiser - June 2022

Are you ready for baseball? Have great family fun and support the Festival Fireworks.

 

St. Mary of the Woods – Russell’s Point at Day Air Ballpark
Dayton Dragons vs. South Bend Cubs
Saturday, June 4 at 7:05 pm & Sunday, June 5 at 1:05 pm

What’s included?
• Game ticket for a stadium seat
• Great family entertainment
• $7 of every ticket purchased is returned to your organization
DEADLINE TO ORDER: Monday, May 16

HOW TO ORDER:
• Email to: carl.hertzberg@daytondragons.com
• Phone: (937) 228-2287 x160
• Fax: to (937) 228-2284
• Mail: Dayton Dragons, Day Air Credit Ballpark, PO Box 2107, Dayton, OH 45401

Ticket Delivery
• Tickets will be texted to you unless specified below
• $2 fee to print and mail tickets


Use this link to order directly online from the Dragons, and this will take you directly to our sections: 
https://am.ticketmaster.com/dragons/promotional-page?filterType=MjA1

View SMOW Dayton Dragons Group Outing Dates Ordering Form 2022

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Parish Pilgrimage

Parish Pilgrimage
Saturday, June 4, 2022


• Begin at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ada, Ohio
Venerate St. Bernadette's relics, which are currently on tour in the US
• Attend the 9:00 AM First Saturday Mass, including sprinkling with Lourdes water

• Travel to the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, Ohio
• Lunch in the shrine cafeteria
• Explore the grounds and have an opportunity to pray together
• Return that evening

• Transportation will be by caravan
• Cost: lunch at the shrine (price to be announced)

Freewill donations are accepted at the shrine for those who desire to give.
All are welcome!

 

Please register by contacting the parish office by Wednesday, May 11.

View Parish Pilgrimage 2022 Flyer

Visit The Relics of St. Bernadette United States Tour

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Parish-Wide Consecration 2022

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.

Renew your consecration, or participate for the first time.

Schedule:
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM at St. Pat's May 3rd - 31st
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM at SMOW May 4th - June 1st
Feel free to alternate locations. Attendance at every session is not required.

Materials:
Free copies of "33 Days to Morning Glory" are available.

Use "33 Days to Morning Glory" again, or try a different option.

 

"Total Consecration Through the Mysteries of the Rosary"

A wonderful book! To do it optimally, you'd need a half hour or so that you wanted to dedicate to praying through the meditations well. Also, it takes a few days longer, so you'd want to start 5 full weeks before consecration day.

 

"St. Louis de Montfort's Version--The Original!"

Nothing wrong with this version, either--it's the first! St. Louis de Montfort's version is heavy on recited prayer, so it would be a different approach than "33 Days". But it is tried and true, and loved by many.

 

Contact the office 937-843-3127 to sign up, or with any questions.

 

View Parish-Wide Consecration 2022 Flyer

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Pancake Breakfast

Saint Mary of the Woods

Pancake Breakfast

Date:  Sunday, May 22, 2022
Where:  Holy Family Hall, 455 Madison Ave, Russells Point
When:  9 am to 11 am (or until sold out)
Cost:  By donation
Menu:  Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee

 

View SMOW Pancake Breakfast - May 2022 Flyer

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ROSARY AT THE LAKE

On Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. from May 2 through October 10, 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.

See Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

Easter Vigil at Saint Patrick Catholic Church

Saturday, April 16th 2022

Easter Vigil at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) with Father Landenwitch.

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HOLY THURSDAY OF THE LORD’S SUPPER 2022

Thursday, April 14th 2022

Holy Thursday at Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic Church.

Altar Boys with Father Landenwitch.

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Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus

Fish Fry

Friday, March 4th and 25th, and April 15th 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Dinner is from 4:30-7:00 pm, or until we run out! So get there quick!

$9 adult dinner. $5 kid dinner.

$1 per piece for additional fish.

*dine-in & Carry Out Available.

Located at Saint Mary of the Woods Church Hall, 464 Madison Avenue, Russells Point, Ohio. 

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2022 Lenten Talks 

Last Supper: The Passover, the Temple, and the Prayer of Jesus 
2022 Lenten Talks 

Sunday, March 13th and 20th, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Winner Harvest Barn 
7317 OH-47, DeGraff, OH 43318 

 

Enter more deeply into the Last Supper on Holy Thursday. What did the Passover sacrifice look like at the time of Jesus? Why is the connection to the Jewish temple important? What can we learn from the prayer of Jesus at the Last Supper? 

Join Father Shawn Landenwitch and fellow parishioners as we study and reflect on the Last Supper, and deepen your understanding and prayer at Mass in the process! Bring a Bible and join us for an optional pot-luck following the talk! 

 

View Lenten Talks 2022 flyer.

Listen to Last Supper Part 1

Listen to Last Supper Part 2

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2022 Valentine Dinner Dance 

St Mary of the Woods
25th Annual Valentine Dinner Dance & Raffle

Saturday, February 12th, 2022

For a price of $80 you can take your Valentine sweetheart (or any friend) to an evening of fun and entertainment. This fabulous event will be on Saturday, February 12, 2022, starting with cocktails at 7:00 pm, and will be held in St Mary of the Woods Hall. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
 
The evening will include: 

1. A delicious catered dinner for two. 

2. Drinks all evening 

3. Music you love from the 50’s & 60’s and 70’s & 80’s. Performed by jazz band “Fountainaires”

4. A Reverse Raffle drawing with prizes of: The Dinner Ticket is your Reverse Raffle Ticket. 

First prize $1000; Second prize $500; Third prize $300 and two additional prizes of $100 each. Need not be present to win! 

5. A prize will be awarded to every 20th number called. 

6. Other raffles, and a second chance board, you can play for a full night of fun. 

7. The evening will end with donuts and coffee to send you off in style.

To obtain a ticket, tear off the coupon below (flyer) and bring (or mail) with check or cash to the church office. The ticket will be yours in no time. 

Hurry, because there will only be 85 dinner tickets sold (Each $80 ticket is good for two (2) people). Because of limited space, it is necessary for you to RSVP at the time of purchase. Raffle “Only” Tickets may also be purchased for $30 each (with no dinner or entrance to event).


Raffle “Only” Tickets are good for the same drawings as listed above in line items #4 and #5. You may also choose to purchase more than one dinner ticket; as well as additional Raffle “Only” Tickets with your dinner ticket. 

First $2,000 of profit goes to St. Vincent de Paul of Russells Point. Profits between $2,001 and $4,000 will benefit the Parish Festival Father’s Patriotic Fireworks. Any profits above $4,000 will be distributed appropriately by the Parish Administrator.

 

For additional information call the church office (937) 843-3127

 

View St Mary of the Woods Valentine Dinner Dance Flyer 2022.

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.