St. Columban email address:
Baptism 01 14 2023
LIVE STREAM -
video on proper Communion...
RENOVATION - Before/after photos of the rectory
renovation are available on our Facebook
page thanks to Father Koster. This project began May 5, 2020,
and was completed in August, 2021.
stream (when available) is viewed on the STC
KNIGHTS OF ST. MICHAEL
- Meet 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm, in the church
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
- Wednesday nights, 7:00-8:30 pm, KofC Hall (except 1st
STUDY - 1st Wednesday of the month, KofC Hall, 7:00-8:30pm
(except January & summer)
RCIA CLASSES -
Began September, 2022
- Fr. Koster
(teacher) - beginning January 2023
CLASSES BEGAN - January 22, 2023
LENTEN FISH FRY
- March 24, 2023
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
- Every Friday during Lent in the church - 5:00 PM
HOLY THURSDAY - April
6, 7:00 pm
GOOD FRIDAY - April
7, 3:00 pm
EASTER VIGIL - April
8, 8:00 pm
EASTER SUNDAY - April
9, 8:00 and 10:00 am
EASTER EGG HUNT
- April 9, Between 8 & 10 a.m.
AUCTION - April 29, 2023
ADORATION - May 5, 2023, following morning Mass;
COMMUNION - Sunday, May 7, 2023
- BLUE ARMY - WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA - Every Wednesday after 8:15 am Mass in the church.
March 4 Life 01/20/2023
SERVER AND LECTOR SCHEDULE
A current schedule is available
**The church office is closed Saturday, Sunday, and
LENTEN FISH FRY
Drive thru only***
Adults $13.00 Kids $6.00
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
are held every Friday during Lent in the church at 5:00
EASTER EGG HUNT
Ryan and Stephanie Brobst will once again host an Easter Egg Hunt on the south lawn of the church between the 8:00 am and 10:00
am Masses on Easter Sunday for the parish children.
QUINN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Quinn Memorial 5K run/walk is held annually in September. The funds raised from this event funds
scholarships given in memory of Bishop Hogan students & siblings, Abby Quinn Boies and Joshua Quinn.
This scholarship will be given to qualifying 2023 high school seniors who have attended Bishop Hogan
Memorial School in order to help further their education. Joshua Steven died as a result of a
farming accident in August 2003 and Abbigail Faye of a brain tumor in January 2015. Josh and Abby were the son
and daughter of George W. and Marta Quinn and Mitzi Seabolt. To date, $34,500 of scholarship funds have
been given to qualifying seniors. Qualifying candidates should turn in their applications no later than
Wednesday, April 12. Please email questions to email@example.com.
began Sunday, January 22, from 11:00 to 12:30 in the Bishop Hogan Library. Classes are for
14-18-year-olds who have not yet been confirmed. Contact Dorion and Maggie Moore for information:
are available on request. If you would like your charitable donation statement, please contact the rectory office 660-646-0190 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy will be sent to you by mail or electronically, whichever you prefer.
2023 MASS REQUESTS
The 2023 Mass Book opened for Mass Intentions on February 1,
2023, from 10:00 am to 3:00 PM. Limit 10 requested dates per person. Requests made in person on Feb 1 will be recorded before those made via phone and email.
FIRST COMMUNION PREP
If your child is eligible (2nd grade or older) to receive First Communion this Spring and not enrolled in Bishop Hogan School, please
contact Father Koster at 660-646-0190 or email email@example.com.
FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Friday, May 5, 2023.
The Blessed Sacrament is exposed following morning Mass and is Reposed at
5:00 pm. We have at least 2 people scheduled to be in worship of Our Lord during this time period. If
you are not on the schedule, you are still encouraged to spend some time with Jesus in quiet meditation or
"just listening" for Him to guide you. In our busy world, it would benefit all people to take a few minutes and just sit with Our
schedule is available here. If you are unable to attend on any First Friday, contact the person scheduled with you and make
sure they are able to attend.
St. Columban Youth Group
No meeting on March 22. Next meeting will be March 29.
We have meetings every Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall (except 1st
7:00-8:30 pm. Our meetings include a game, snacks and a spiritual lesson pertinent to Catholic teens
today. Call Jane Gyhra or Mary Mathew if you have any questions.
Parents and Parishioners, please help out the Youth Group by signing up to bring snacks for their
meetings. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of church. Thank you!
ADULT/TEEN BIBLE STUDY
Meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 7:00-8:30pm. Adults and teens meet together to watch
a video and
separate into groups for discussion. Adults, please bring a Bible. Teens will be provided with a Bible.
Wednesday, April 5 - This will be our third session of our
study on Ephesians and will cover Chapter 2.
BHMS would like to announce "It's a Jungle" for our upcoming annual dinner auction to be held April
29, 2023. As always, THANK YOU for your support. Tables for the dinner are on sale in the school office and are limited. Tables seat 8 people, include dinner,
dessert, preferential seating for the LIVE auction and are $400.00 each. You may reserve your table by
sending a check to the school office.
Classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults began in September. If you or someone you know is
interested in becoming Catholic, please call or email
Fr. Koster. A preliminary meeting with him is needed before beginning the classes.
We will not have any formal CCD classes this year. If you would like help in finding materials to educate your child at home, please
contact the parish office. If your child does not attend Bishop Hogan but will be eligible for First Confession/First Communion this year,
please contact the parish office. Fr. Koster will teach those classes beginning in January 2023.
Welcome George Algozzini, the new Safe Environment Coordinator for the Parish of St. Columban and
Bishop Hogan School. He also serves as contact with the Parish and school for questions on how to complete compliance
with the Dioceses Safe Environment protocols. For an introduction and
more information, watch his YouTube video here
MARY GARDEN HELP NEEDED to prune roses, pull weeds, clean bird baths,
etc. See Chris Shearer if you can assist or call the church office
|Congratulations to Shay Johnson, son of Scott and Kasey
Hibler-Johnson, who was the first Acolyte in over 50 years to open the altar rail gates at the
conclusion of holy mass on 09/17/2022! (Click photo to
EXTRA ORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
We are updating our list. If you are ministering to shut-ins or nursing home residents by taking them Holy Communion, please call or
email the office with the person's name and address or facility so we can update our list. Thank you for this important ministry you
provide. You are appreciated.
A reminder that all current servers are required to attend the
monthly meetings. If your son, age 7 or older, is not yet a server but would like to
become one, they are asked to attend the meetings as well. If you have any questions
or know that your son will not be able to attend the meeting, please
email Fr. Koster.
The meetings, lasting 60-90 minutes, consist of training, group
prayer, spiritual instruction, and fun activities for all members.
Members progress through the various ranks based on age, merit, and
group meets together on the first Wednesday of each month at
6:30 pm unless otherwise stated.
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First induction ceremony for the Knights of St. Michael server group.
Apprentices, Guardians, Acolytes, and Knights (Friday, April 29, 2022)
On Sunday, May 15, at the 10am mass, we
formally inducted the non-Bishop Hogan servers into the Knights of St.
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The first Knight Commanders of the Knights of St. Michael.
One is not pictured; the one with the gold is the Grand Knight.
(Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:00 Mass)
SERVERS AND LECTORS
Please contact Kim at the
rectory office via phone msg or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know if
you do NOT wish to be scheduled to assist
RYAN KOSTER (Photo
Bio - Father's
Feature June 9 >>
Just a reminder that we ask for a $3.00 donation per votive candle that is lit. That is our cost.
A GIFT CARD SCAM has been going around the parish.
If someone posing as Father Koster texts you asking for gift cards,
please do not respond to these texts!!
For years, the Altar Society has taken the responsibility to prepare the Funeral
Dinners for the parish. So far this year, the ladies have prepared over 300 meals.
Thank you for the great response to our funeral dinner request. We have many new
people who signed up to bring food and serve the dinners. If you would like to be
added to the list, please contact the church office or contact Kathleen Pfaff.
LECTOR WORKBOOKS are available
for the Liturgical Year A. Call the church office, 660-646-0190 to obtain
MASS INTENTIONS FOR 2022
We opened the Mass Book for 2022 on Thursday, December 2, from 10:00
am - 1:00 pm. You must come to the church office in person to request the Mass Intentions that you want on a
specific date in 2022. First come gets first choice. No phone calls. The stipend is $10 per Mass.
NOTE: Be aware of
the Mass Intentions Policy.
Starting Tuesday, August 11, 2020, we began having adoration beginning at 5 PM with benediction 10 minutes before the 6 PM mass. This
is in addition to our monthly first Friday adoration.
Renewal of Our
Purchase These Items and Support Our Parish Restoration Efforts.
| The book, written by parishioner Brenda
O'Halloran, is an original historical fiction about the building of our present church building in 1879. Brenda researched church and city records and family histories to make this a very historically accurate account of what it took for our ancestors to take on such a project. The book sells for $20.
||We also have the St. Columban medals available for $35. These were struck exclusively for our parish. No other like them
exists in the world. The medals are sterling silver.
or call the church office at 660-646-0190 to place
All proceeds go to
help with the maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful
JOIN CUB SCOUTS
St. Columban Catholic Church now has a youth ministry in the form of Scouting! Troop 1857 is for boys ages 11-18 (6th- 12 grade) and Cub Scout Pack for boys and girls ages 5-10 (k-5th grade). The goal of Scouting is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to instill typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoor skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and
hiking. For further information on Cub Scouts or to join Boy Scouts, please
see Ginger Williams or email
INTENTION POLICY -
In keeping with Canon Law: 1) an intention requested for a Mass,
must be fulfilled in a year's time of accepting the stipend; 2)
the customary stipend amount is $10 per Mass; 3) only one
request may be accepted per Mass.
PLEASE USE THE OFFERING ENVELOPES PROVIDED TO YOU
While we are very, very thankful for ALL donations, the envelopes mailed to your homes serve a very important purpose. ACCURACY in recording your gift for your charitable donations deduction provided on your year end statement of charitable giving's. When loose checks are placed in the collection basket, we cannot guarantee that these are recorded accurately. The offering envelopes provide a voucher for the bookkeeper after the checks have been taken to the bank for the night deposit. Thank you for this consideration.
13, 2022 - Some old friends have returned to the sanctuary! The original carvings
from the altar rail gates have been fitted into new frames and
re-attached to the rail! Thank you to all who helped get them
installed -- Father Koster Photo 09 13 2022 (see full photo here
18, 2018 - The Communion rail was installed earlier this week.
The majority of this rail was carved around 100 years ago, perhaps by the Gier family. Up until the church restoration,
it sat as a decorative piece up against the wall on either side of the sanctuary. The
restored rail has been stained, gilded, and had a newly constructed section matched
and added on to each end in order to lengthen it. Our thanks to Custom CNC Routing in
Cowgill, T & G
Millworks in St. Joseph, and Orland Oesch for their hard work in helping us restore this beautiful rail to use once again.
5-6, 2018 - We
began to use the restored altar rail beginning this weekend. We have had the option to kneel when we receive Communion for a few years now and so the use of the rail will not be much of a change in that regard.
You are encouraged to prayerfully consider adopting this posture for Communion for many reasons, including the following: 1) It causes our body and our belief to be in greater harmony. Our belief says the Eucharist is God. Our body recognizes that by kneeling in honor. 2) We kneel as a posture of prayer and in recognition of the sacred. This reasoning is consistent with the posture already in place at Mass, especially when we kneel during the consecration. 3) It reminds us that the Eucharist we are receiving is not usual, ordinary, common place but supernatural. Kneeling at the rail or standing at the rail are both options that the faithful may choose. No one will be forced or pressured to do one over the other. It is also worth admitting that some because of health may not be able to kneel.
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The Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacons Armentrout, King, and Lemus
was held at 10 am Saturday, May 29, at the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph
at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City, MO.
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Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph
As a seminarian discerning the Holy Priesthood for the Diocese of Kansas
City-St. Joseph. He spent three ( 3) years (2014-2017) preparing for the Priesthood at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, Nebraska. The first time
Ben had the desire to be a priest placed on his heart occurred when he was in second grade.
He went to the first Mass of a newly ordained priest. On the car ride home
he asked his mother, "when will I be a priest?" The love for the priesthood continued to grow throughout the years. This occurred primarily through serving, spiritual direction, Eucharistic adoration, and the support of friends and family.
He recently graduated from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St.
Louis with a degree in Philosophy and the Liberal Arts. He was ordained on Saturday, May 23, 2020.
The next step... A seminarian is ordained a "transitional" deacon one
year before being ordained a priest. Read
more here >>
Mr. Garrett King,
Diocese of Kansas City- Saint Joseph
Garrett is a graduate of St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Nebraska and
completed his first year of major seminary studies at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. He
was ordained a transitional deacon in 2019 and a priest in 2020. His home parish is the Cathedral of St. Joseph in St. Joseph.
Please pray for these men and that more men and women from our parish will respond to
God's call to the priesthood or religious life.
ST. COLUMBAN HISTORY - "A Duty Sanctioned"
A novel written by Brenda O'Halloran entitled
A Duty Sanctioned tells the story of our ancestors' efforts to build our current church and what they had to do to accomplish it.
The story of their resolve, faith, and commitment is applicable to the efforts we
undertook in 2017 in preserving what they handed on to us.
Click image to read
the first chapter of this informative book...
for the first time on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the St.
Columban Fall Festival,
the first 100 copies at $20
each with all proceeds from those copies
donated to the church's original Restoration
Future sales' proceeds go toward the maintenance and upkeep of
our beautiful church. TO
ORDER: Contact Kim
at the church office (email subject: Book Order).
We prefer that you pick your order up at the church office,
but mailing options are available (applicable shipping costs apply).
ONLINE GIVING IS HERE!
As you contemplate making donations, please keep the church in mind. Your contributions are needed for everything from special projects to basic operating expenses, so please be as generous as you can with your support this holiday season and the year ahead. For your convenience, we offer online giving through the church website. Find the link to our
online giving page and follow the simple instructions or visit the church office and complete a paper authorization form.
To reach the online giving page through your smart phone, scan the QR code to sign up and start giving.
If you have signed up for online giving, the merchant listed on your bank or credit card statement will be
Vanco, not St. Columban Church. Vanco Payment Solutions securely manages our electronic payment transactions.
Thank you for all you do to support our mission throughout the year.
WHY GIVE? Stewardship is not so much about giving to needs. It is more about a divine call to give. When we generously return a portion of our God-given treasure, we are reminded that our true treasure rests in Heaven. We ask that you prayerfully discern
God's will in your commitment of treasure. As a faithful steward, seek Him in order to honor Him in your giving, whether tithe, offering or generous giving. Your tithes and offering help support St.
Columban's missions, ministries, and needs.
HOW TO GIVE?
- Online Giving - Our Online giving option is secure. It allows for a specific dollar amount to be deducted automatically from a checking, savings or credit card account. You can set up online giving either as a one-time donation or a recurring gift. Online giving is not only easy,
it's also safe and secure. This option helps individuals and families remain faithful in their giving even when they are out of town or unable to attend a weekend Mass.
Click on the "Online Giving" button and create your online profile so you can get a year end statement for tax purposes.
Click here to find out how to give.
- Church Envelopes - Envelopes give you a way to regularly contribute to several causes in addition to Sunday Offering.
- Collection Plate - We gladly accept cash donations, however, if you want us to record your contribution and include it on your end-of-year statement for income tax purposes, we can only do so if you use envelopes or contribute by check.
We are not discontinuing the Offering Envelopes. The Online Giving is only an added option for those people who prefer this type of electronic payments.
Thank you so much for your faithfulness in serving, first the Lord, as a faithful servant and second by blessing us to corporately serve the Lord as He leads. May He bless you abundantly for your faithfulness.
St. Columban's Prayer Chain is a ministry to pray for those in need. Alice VanDyke heads the calling tree for the members who want to be notified by telephone when a request for prayers is made. Brenda
O'Halloran contacts the members who prefer to be emailed with the requests. If you would like to join the prayer chain, please call
the church office at at 660-646-0190 or email Brenda at email@example.com.
We welcome members of our church who are interested in joining this important ministry.
PARISH CONNECTION TO OUR LOCAL HOSPITAL
While looking at the existing $41 million medical center complex in north Chillicothe, it may be difficult to imagine that
Chillicothe's first hospital began in a small house a few blocks northeast of St.
Columban's Catholic Church. St. Mary's Hospital, believed to be
Chillicothe's first hospital, was completed in the late 1800s and was started by the Sisters of St. Mary.
Livingston County History, published by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in 1981,
stated that Sisters of St. Mary had visited Chillicothe previously requesting donations for a hospital in St. Louis and Father Hugo, pastor of St.
Columban's Catholic Church, had convinced them there was a need for a hospital in this
city. They purchased a lot at Eleventh and Broadway for $2,334. The first patient was admitted on May 17, 1889.
Read more of the interesting history of our Hedrick Medical Center.
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BHMS SCHOOL NEWS
the BH Website for more information.
Thank you, Knights of Columbus members, for preparing delicious meals throughout the Fish Fry
Lent is the time when we prepare for
Jesus' suffering, death, and Resurrection. The purpose of Lent is to
help us grow in our faith and become spiritually stronger. May your Lent be full of opportunities to
spend more time with God, let go of more stuff, and listen to His word.
Fifteen of our second grade students participated in their First Confession on Sunday, March 5. They
are one step closer to receiving their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 7! Mrs. Ginger Williams and
their parents have done a good job preparing students!
Enrollment: Our preschool enrollment for 2023-24 is now open. The 3-year-old program is 8:00-1:00 am, and our Pre-K program for 4-yr-olds is 12:00-3:15 pm. Both programs are Tuesday-Thursday. (We only have 3 spots available in the Pre-K program.) If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact the school office at 660-646-0705 or stop by for an enrollment form.
Bishop Hogan's student body, grade
4-8, elected their Student Council Officers for the 2022-23 school year. They are as
follows: President: Kiera Williams; Vice President: Jesse Hughes; Secretary: Brody
Finley; Historian: Evan Randolph. Congratulations to these students!
We have some new staff members this
year: Lila Moore, Art; Katharine Smith, Music; Linda Hauck, first grade; Donna Haffecke, 4th grade; and Sami Lauhoff, Kindergarten. We are fortunate to have this
wonderful group of people join our staff! PTO provided a fun swim party with pizza for Bishop Hogan
staff, students, and families on Sunday, August 7. It was a great way to kick off the new school year,
meet the new families, and renew friendships!
Thank you to those who purchase our
SOAR shopping cards! We hope others will consider doing so.
You may purchase these shopping cards at face value, and Bishop Hogan School gets a percentage of
each card sold. There are over 900 national businesses that participate, along with most of the eating
establishments and all of the local grocery stores in Chillicothe. We have many cards on hand and can
order many others in a week's time. We sell these after each weekend
mass and throughout the week at school. Ask us about this amazing
program! You can also go to
to buy gift cards online. Just type in Bishop Hogan when prompted, and we will benefit.
Grace and blessings on your path, Pam
BISHOP HOGAN STAFF 2022-2023
Father Ryan Koster, Pastor
Pam Brobst, Principal
Stephanie Shockey, Administrative Assistant
Preschool & Pre-K: Kim
First Grade: Linda Hauck
Second Grade: Julie Chastain
Third Grade: Carol
Fourth Grade: Donna
5th Grade / MS English Language Arts: Betsy Garcia
6th Grade / Math: Joyce Blattner
7th Grade / MS Science & Religion: Jane Gyhra
8th Grade / MS Social Studies & Religion: Mark McLaughlin
Music: Katharine Smith
Band: Chad Hind
Physical Education: Angela Pope
Art: Lila Moore
Teacher's Aid: Ginger
Cook: Belinda Bower
Michael Willard and Susan Keller
Keep us in your prayers for a safe and successful school year!
Vice President: Jesse Hughes
Secretary: Brody Finley
Historian: Evan Randolph
These students are elected by their classmates to represent them. We have a great
council each year;
and they share ideas during meetings about things they would like to see happen in their
Our Business Buddies
(More Details): I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about the shopping cards
we sell at the school and in the back of the church after each weekend Mass. We call it
the SOAR Gift Card Program (School Opportunities and Academic
Resources). This is a great fundraiser for our school. We receive anywhere between 2-20% from your total
card amount with no additional cost to you.
Here's How The Program
Works: We purchase the cards at a discounted price that can be used at
dozens of local businesses and many more nationwide. The cards are sold
at face value, resulting in a profit for the school without costing you anything
additional. You get to spend the full face value of the cards. The profit realized by the
school comes from the merchants whose cards you purchase, anywhere from 2%-20%.
SOAR cards can also be ordered in one of three ways - (1) online at shopwithscrip.com, (2) using a mobile app called Raiseright, or (3) by using the paper
order form (available at school or in the gift card box). If you want to enroll online,
use this code: 6486653L3529L. Cards ordered by 10 a.m. on Monday, using any
method of ordering, will be available for pickup at the school the following Friday.
There are over 900 participating businesses nationwide. People may designate half of
the profit from the shopping cards they buy to use toward school tuition
for themselves or others! Let me know if you have any questions. May God continue to
bless you! Pam Brobst, Principal
Kaps for Kids: We wanted to tell you about a special program at Hometown Pharmacy that benefits Bishop Hogan School called Kaps for Kids. We receive money for each cap that is collected. When you get your medicine from Hometown Pharmacy, please request to participate in the Kaps for Kids, and they will give you the special caps with your delivery or
pickup. There is a bucket in back of the church for you to drop in your caps! Thank you for helping us!
Children are seen enjoying the
playground equipment that was purchased using proceeds from the 2019 Bishop Hogan Dinner Auction fundraiser. The equipment was made possible because of the hard work from volunteers, community members,
and the PTO.
Major Gift to Fund Endowment at Bishop Hogan Memorial School
Bishop Hogan Memorial School and St.
Columban's Parish is giving thanks for a major financial gift from the Jolene Anderson Trust. The gift of $680,000 is the largest in school history and will be placed in the Catholic Community Foundation Fund to help ensure the future of Catholic education in the Chillicothe community.
Edwin and Jolene Anderson were faithful to the Catholic Church and wanted to ensure that Bishop Hogan students would have up-to-date textbooks, access to current technology, and that families needing assistance with tuition would have access to a Catholic education. With this gift, these and many other opportunities will be provided for generations to come.
"We are so grateful to the Anderson family for their generous support of our mission by making Bishop Hogan a charitable priority in their lives. Their generosity will provide a lasting legacy for generations of families and students in our
community." added Pam Brobst, Principal, Bishop Hogan Elementary School.
"It is always very re-affirming to know that someone believed so much in the spiritual, academic, and character goals we are trying to instill in our students at Bishop Hogan that they would leave us this generous legacy to help us continue and to grow. Jolene and Ed were always trying to help the people in this community to be better and through this gift, their mission
BLUE ARMY - WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA
A Blue Army cell meets every Wednesday in the sacristy after the 8:15
a.m. Mass. All are invited.
The World Apostolate of Fatima is an international Public Association of the Faithful under the Pontifical Council of the Laity. Members strive to live the Fatima Message.
How to live the Fatima Message: Offer up your daily sacrifices for the conversion of sinners (Morning Offering). Pray the Rosary every day. Consecrate yourself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Wear the Brown Scapular as a sign of your consecration. Practice the Five First Saturday Communion of Reparation.
BIRTHRIGHT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
If you have ever considered ways you could help this organization that helps mothers and their babies in need or if you have any questions,
see Joe Timmons or Jeanne Hinkebein or call the church office at 660-646-0190.
Also, if anyone has any baby boy clothes 6 mo thru 18 mo that they
don't need, call and leave a message at the above number.
CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHING ON HOMOSEXUALITY
If you would like to know more about the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality or want to look for a way to share that teaching with others,
please consider watching the documentary The Third Way by Blackstone Films. This powerful documentary presents the topic through testimonials of those who have lived the gay lifestyle but have found the happiness and fulfillment they sought through an authentic integration of their
humanity with faith. Go to
youtube.com and type in
"The Third Way."
KEEPING GRADUATING SENIORS CONNECTED TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Newman Connection's High School Outreach Program keeps incoming college students connected to Catholic campus ministry. When students
sign up with Newman Connection, their information will be automatically sent to the Campus minister at the colleges of their choice. The Campus Minister can then reach out to the student prior to his or her arrival on campus. This effort has shown great success. We are keeping students connected to the Catholic Church using technology and social media. To find out more, please go to
newmanconnection.com or contact Homer
Radford, Serra Club SEKC, V.P. Vocations at 816-560-2992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BENEDICTINES OF MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES
are a young, contemplative order of religious nuns that established themselves in this diocese in 2006. Living in the quiet countryside near Gower, MO (an hour SW of
Chillicothe) they primarily support themselves off the produce of the land as well as by making beautiful Mass
vestments for priests. Recently, they have also made recordings of various religious hymns and songs which have
been critically acclaimed and garnered national media attention. Their previous album
Angels and Saints at Ephesus was atop the Billboard Music charts in its respective category for many weeks.
Their latest recording Lent at Ephesus is now available. If you would like to purchase one of their albums or listen to samples of their work,
please visit www.benedictinesofmary.org. Their music is also available on
FROM THE DIOCESAN OFFICE OF EVANGELIZATION AND CATECHESIS
For more information call 816-714-2308.