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We have returned to our normal Mass schedule of Saturday at 4:30 PM and Sunday at
9:00 and 11:00 AM. Weekday Masses have also resumed. However, all social distancing regulations will be in place. Click HERE for the new procedures.
GARDEN GUILD 2021
The Garden Guild would like to inform the parish that it plans to resume monthly meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month beginning in March. The Guild plans to have six meetings in 2021 (March, April, May; September, October, November). The Guild is also actively seeking new members. If you would like to join or want more information, please contact Mary Ann SIlvestri at 330-533-5170. More specific information to come.
ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF REVEREND J. BONNAR, 6TH BISHOP OF YOUNGSTOWN
The Mass of Ordination and Installation will take place on Tuesday, January 12 at 2:00 PM. Due to limitations imposed by the current pandemic, the number of invitations has been severely restricted. You are invited to watch the ceremony via live stream on our diocesan website at doy.org/media/cathedral live stream at 2:00 PM
A rebroadcast on ETC-Ecumenical Television Channel is scheduled on Thursday, January 14 at 12:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 8:00 PM and on Saturday, January 16 at 12:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 8:00 PM.
JOIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
RCIA is the program which brings non-Catholic adults into the Catholic Church. If you are, or if you know someone who wants to become Catholic, now is the time! RCIA is open to those baptized in other Christian traditions, as well as those who have never been baptized. It is also open to those who were baptized in the Catholic Church but never had any religious education, and never made their first communion. For more information, please call Maureen at 330-533-6839 or email email@example.com.
GENERATIONS OF FAITH
After consulting with the Diocese of Youngstown, and following guidelines from local school districts, the state of Ohio, and the CDC, our program was digital throughout the Fall season (September – December). We will continue to assess the situation to determine if we will be able to gather together again in spring. Please contact Nicky Uerling at (330) 533-6839 with any questions. You can still register for our program by visiting www.stmikesgof.com
All Altar Guild meetings and events are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.
ASK FATHER TERRY
Father Terry invites your questions and will share his answer HERE and in the bulletin. Your name will not be published. Email your questions to or phone 330-533-6839
We are scheduling Masses for 2021. However, in keeping with the current guidelines, we are requesting that instead of coming in to schedule your Masses, please call the Parish Office (330-533-6839) to schedule, and then just mail in a check. You are permitted up to 6 masses per year per deceased person. Because the number of Saturday and Sunday Masses available for intention is somewhat limited, it is necessary to limit those Masses to 1 per year per deceased person. Weekday Mass intention will be limited to 5 Masses per year per deceased person. The Mass offering is $10.00.
Our parish has participated with parishes throughout the diocese of Youngstown in making a commitment to the 2020 Annual Bishop’s Appeal. Our parish goal is 100% participation. The Appeal is the primary funding source for Catholic Charities in our six-county diocese and helps to support various Church ministries. This year has been full of difficulties and challenges. Thank you to those members of our parish who have already responded. If you have not yet responded, please take some time to review the in-pew envelope or response card and prayerfully consider how you can participate. PRAY, DONATE, VOLUNTEER. During this season of Thanksgiving, we need your prayerful reflection and generous response.
BISHOP’S APPEAL SUMMARY: AS OF DECEMBER 18, 2020
Parish Goal: $93,000.00
Total Pledge: $87,152.50
Percent of Participation: 23%
Number of Donors: 354
Number of Households: 1,539
(Many have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Check with your group for updates.)
GENERATIONS OF FAITH
Register today for a year of learning, discovering, and growing in our faith and love of Jesus together. To learn more about our program please call our Director of Religious Education, Nicky Uerling, at 330-533-6839. Even if you do not have a child currently in our program, we still welcome you to participate.
This ministry outreach, run by parish volunteers, has as its main purpose to build community and to strengthen friendships while enjoying a meal together. There is no charge. The meal is meant for anyone who would like to come, both parishioners of the parish and anyone else from the larger geographical area. For example, if someone lives alone, it’s an opportunity to “meet new people.” For others, it’s a social supper out. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no meals are scheduled at this time.
For information on how to volunteer call Barb Spencer 330-503-4756. Read more HERE.
As one of our liturgy songs goes: “All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place!”
PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN LITURGY OF THE WORD--every Sunday at the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses. (Parents: You are invited to attend with your child for a week or two to check it out.)
RECITATION OF THE ROSARY
A group gathers in the pews near the Blessed Mother’s altar for an oral recitation of the rosary the 1st Saturday of the month at 3:45 PM. Please call Mary Ann Camardo at 330-2286-3432 for more information.
Please join us on Tuesday mornings (unless there is a funeral) at 11:00 AM in the church to say the Patriotic Rosary. For more information call Kate Pavlich at 330-533-2432. Read more HERE.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
The Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Family Life Center. The group is open to anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. Please contact Mary Witkowski at 330-533-6140 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
OPEN GYM FOR WALKING
The Family Life Center Gymnasium is now open four days a week: Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Parishioners are invited to come and walk for healthy exercise and companionship. Walkers are requested to stop in the open meeting room across from the restrooms to store their coats and change from outdoor boots and shoes to indoor athletic or walking shoes—required to protect the FLC floor. Now there is no need to go to the mall to exercise. This is a great opportunity right here at home to walk your way to a healthy lifestyle. Please enter through the side door.
THURSDAY MORNING SCRIPTURE STUDY
For more information about this gathering click HERE.
SCHEDULING MEETINGS AND EVENTS
If you would like to schedule a meeting or event for any of our parish organizations, or schedule a rental anywhere in the Church or Parish Hall Building, you must do so by contacting Stephanie Howley at the Parish Office at 330-533-6839.
For all meetings and events at the Family Life Center, please contact Audrey Geskey at 330-533-3181.