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| Choir | Finance | Knights of Columbus
Mary's Garden | Prayer Chain
| St. Ann's Altar
Society | That Man is You
RCIA (ADULT FAITH FORMATION CLASS) is held on Monday following the evening Mass at 6:00 pm in the rectory.
These meetings are for those interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic Church.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION TEAM
Many of you have attended one of the programs put on by the Adult Faith Formation Team over the past few months. We hope to continue offering more programs like these to allow members of Saint
Columban's to develop better fellowship with their fellow parishioners and grow in the knowledge and understanding of their Catholic Faith.
To help better promote our programs, we have developed a website where you will be able to see information on past programs we've held, learn about and pre-register for upcoming programs, and other information. You can also sign up for email alerts so that when we schedule new events, you will be notified automatically in your email. Please go to
www.scolaff.info to learn about the next event and pre-register. Be sure to share this information with those you know and bring a friend to any of the programs!
BLUE ARMY - WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA
The prayer cell meets every Wednesday after 8:15 am Mass in the church to pray the rosary. A second prayer cell has been added and meets every Tuesday at 5:15pm before the 6:00 Mass in the church. 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.
CHOIR & MUSIC MINISTRY
- We meet to prepare for special Christmas and Easter Masses. We
meet in the red brick
building in the music room at 5:00 p.m.
Please contact contact
Mary Garr, 660-646-3760, with questions or watch this website for future dates.
Our music ministry of the parish
is led by our school music teacher, Mary Garr, and long-time organist, Brenda
Lauhoff. So many times we hear the beautiful voices praising God and wonder who is the face behind the voice.
and Brenda Fellhoelter lend their voices to lead us at 5:00
Saturday and 10:00 Sunday Mass, and
Marla Laidler gives us her musical ability playing the keyboard.
A variety of people have made up the choir in the past, and we
hope we haven't left anyone out! Our choir in addition to
those mentioned above: Brenda O'Halloran
(holidays); Ryan Colter (holidays); Chelsea Wade Ashdown
(holidays); Olivia Lauhoff (Christmas); the Holland young men; Daniel Alford
(Christmas); Kathy Carlton (Christmas); Jeanine Wheeler (at
times); David Martin (at times); and Janet Schreiner (holidays).
Committee Members: Theresa Kelly,
John Marcolla, Frank Schottel, Bob Conrad
Property Maint. $127
Income over (under) Expense $3,368
Interior Restoration Campaign
Funds Collected $683,054
Pledges Not Yet Collected $180,627
Campaign Goal $900,000
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
KNIGHTS NEWS (& Ladies Auxiliary)
The Knights and auxiliary enjoyed a fine carry-in meal August 7 and also had installation of officers for the upcoming year. Items discussed were:
- It was voted on to donate $2400 to Bishop Hogan for 4 ac/heating units for the primary building.
- The Knights will be hosting a 2nd and 3rd degree on Oct. 15 here in Chillicothe. If you
haven't taken your degrees, now would be a great time.
- Upcoming events in September are Chautauqua and the Fall Festival.
- Our District Deputy announced that our council won the Star Council Award. Way to go guys.
- Had Mark Bonderer been present, he would have won the $500 drawing.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Held each June at the
Green Hills Golf Course (660-646-6669).
MONTHLY PARISH POT LUCK -
Held the first Wednesday of the month at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 6:00 p.m.
followed by the Rosary for Vocations at 7:00 p.m. in the church. All parishioners are encouraged to attend. Please
bring your own table service and a favorite dish or two to share. Drinks provided.
RENTAL FEES: $275 for evening and $80 for afternoon rentals
(located at 919 Easton Street, Chillicothe, Missouri)
In the Spring,
we begin work in our beautiful Mary's Garden! Each Wednesday at
5:15 p.m. (weather
permitting), the Garden Committee will meet to prune, weed,
trim, plant, and water the garden.
we work till mid September. We usually have work day right
before the Fall Festival and ask a few men to help trim trees, shrubs, cut back peonies and such larger jobs. Otherwise, our work during summer is weeding, watering, planting and dependant on
weather... we don't work if it's over 95 or so or after rain when
it's muddy. We do need helpers for pond and mowing that area. We
don't work in winter, but someone clears snow. Please join us to keep
Mary's Garden looking well kept and beautiful! Thank you! Donna Sizemore & Chris Shearer
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HELP NEEDED -
Helpers are needed and much appreciated! For questions, contact Donna Sizemore 660-646-5553 or Chris Shearer
ASSISTANCE NEEDED - See us in the Spring of 2017! - The Mary Garden requires mowing with a push mower and bagger due to the beautiful flower beds and statues. We
need a volunteer to regularly mow in 2017. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Rick
O'Halloran at email@example.com or call
email us with your requests to have us pray for your
If you do not have a need, but would like to be added to our Prayer Chain list to pray for those in need, please
us. You may also call your request in to Alice Van Dyke,
POLICIES: Our church policy, decided by the priest and the parish prayer chain committee when we established the email portion of the chain in 2010, is that we do not publish prayer chain requests on our website, nor do we put them on Facebook, in order to protect the privacy of the individuals. We leave that up to the family members of the people involved. We let the person requesting the prayers, usually a family member or close friend, tell us what information to share. We are careful to pass on to the people who pray only the information or names we are given permission to share. Anyone from the parish is welcome to join our prayer chain and receive the prayer requests either through the telephone tree or through the email group.
ST. ANN'S ALTAR SOCIETY
Ann's Altar Society meets every 2nd Thursday of each month. All ladies of the parish are invited to join this group.
- June Each Year
The annual salad
luncheon is held in June each year in the Bishop Hogan gym. The proceeds go to supplies for the church altar and for funeral dinners.
The St. Ann's Altar Society would like to thank our church community for their donations to the annual salad luncheon. The event was a success due to the generosity of time, talent, and financial contributions we received. We especially thank the ladies of the parish for their contributions of salads and pies, the Bishop Hogan staff for opening the school and kitchen to us. The Knights for taking care of table setup and takedown and all of you who supported us by joining us for lunch. A special thank you to Dorney Hecker and Belinda Bower for their extra help! Thanks to Robin Quinn for decorating.
The missions of the Altar Society are made possible through the money we earn from the salad luncheon. The funds help with the bereavement luncheons we host, half of the expense of cleaning the church, and the purchase and replenishment of religious items for the church and altar.
Thanks to all of the Altar Society Ladies who work all year to be of service to the parish. We are so appreciative of the support of our parishioners!
THAT MAN IS YOU
This Parish-sponsored program is free of charge and open to all
men 18 & over. It is held at the Knight's Hall, corner of Polk & Easton, and consists of a 30-minute video and short discussion. Started in Houston, Texas, in 2006 and
now running in over 400 parishes nationwide, it is changing
men's lives and keeping marriages together. Invite a friend and join us.
He'll be glad you did. For more information, go to www.thatmanisyou.org and register or just show