HEALING MASSES ~ NATIONAL BASILICA AND SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION – CAREY, OHIO

During these Masses special prayers are offered for God’s healing to be upon those assembled.  The Blessed Sacrament is exposed at the altar as those present are invited to come forward for the laying on of hands and prayers for healing by the Priest.  For those who are significantly ill or chronically ill in body, mind or spirit, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is also available. Upcoming healing Masses: July 11 at 7 p.m.; August 1 at 7 p.m., October 24 at 7 p.m.  For more information, please call the Shrine at (419) 396-7107, or visit the Shrine web site: www.olcshrine.com. 

UPCOMING PILGRIMAGES AT THE NATIONAL BASILICA AND SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION – CAREY, OHIO

July 12 – Filipino Pilgrimage Day, Confessions at 9:30 a.m., Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Upper Basilica in Tagalog and English, 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Rosary Procession with Benediction and individual prayer;

September 21 – Latino Pilgrimage Day, Confessions 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Upper Basilica in Spanish, 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Rosary Procession with Benediction and individual prayer;

September 28 – Family Pilgrimage Day, Family Liturgy at 12:00 Noon in the Shrine Park, Picnic Lunch following liturgy, 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Rosary Procession with Benediction and individual prayer.

For more information, please call the Shrine at (419) 396-7107, or visit the Shrine web site: www.olcshrine.com. 

THIS SUMMER, VISIT SOME OF THE TWELVE CATHOLIC SHRINES IN OHIO

Yes, there are twelve Catholic Shrines located in Ohio, all worth making a day pilgrimage. These include: the Shrine of Saint Anthony (Cincinnati); the Shrine of the Holy Relics (Maria Stein); the National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation (Carey); the Sorrowful Mother Shrine (Bellevue); the Saint Paul Shrine (Cleveland); the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (Euclid); the Shrine of Our Lady of Levocha (Bedford); the Shrine and Church of Mariapoch (Burton); the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon (North Jackson); the Shrine of our Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted (Youngstown); Our Lady of Toledo, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Shrine (Oregon); and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Saint Dymphna (Massillon).  For more information on these shrines, visit: www.catholicshrines.net and click on “Ohio,” or click on other states for information about Catholic Shrines located throughout the United States.

BREAK THE ROUTINE WITH A MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND The routine of school days is now over for a while, but can summer be a time for refreshment in your marriage too? Sure it can: Just take a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend! The next Marriage Encounter weekends, both in central Ohio, are July 18-20 and September 12-14.  For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 740-746-9003 or visit our website at www.wwmecolumbus.org

THE SAINT VINCENT FAMILY CENTER IS LOOKING FOR FOSTER PARENTS

Becoming a foster parent is an important decision for you and the child that you foster. At St. Vincent Family Center, we believe that all kids are good.  Sometimes they just need extra love and care to make them better. That is why it is so important for us to match the child with foster parents in a comfortable setting that they can call home until they are reunited with their own family or relative. We know that foster parents who are well-trained and engaged make the best foster parents.  We work hard to provide you with the best resources and trainings necessary to meet the specific needs of the child. Choosing to become a foster parent is a big decision. It’s normal to have questions about foster parenting.  We have been asked “How long does it take to become a foster parent? How do I know if I will be a good foster parent? Will I need to take a leave of absence from work to complete the training?  Our program director is available to answer any questions you may have.  Once you have made your decision, our foster care employees will work with you through the entire process.  To become a foster parent you need to be: 21 years of age; able to complete required training; and open to working with a clinician and foster care team in order to help the child thrive. For more information contact Beth Bradley by calling (614) 813-0523, or via e-mail at bbradley@svfc.org.

SAVE THE DATE of Dec. 7, 2014 for 5th Annual CYSC Dinner Theater

We invite you to attend our 5th Annual Dinner Theater held on Sunday, Dec.7 at Villa Milano from 6-9pm. This is a one of a kind fundraising event to benefit the ministry and camperships of Catholic Youth Summer Camp (CYSC). Visit our web-site for info on CYSC and the Dinner Theater at www.cysc.com or contact julie@cysc.com

HOLY FAMILY SOUP KITCHEN – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Started in the 1970’s, it was a mission of Fr. Francis X. Schweitzer, former pastor at Holy Family, to feed the area’s hungry and homeless. Today the Holy Family Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry, located at 57 South Grubb Street (one block south of Holy Family Church, 588 West Broad Street) serves over 700 hot meals daily, Monday through Friday, and an average of 125 families receive assistance from the Food Pantry each week.  Please call Sharon Wing at 461-9444 in advance to volunteer.

The Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club…

…will NOT meet in July or August due to summer holidays and vacations. We will return to St. Patrick Church on Friday, September 5th with an intriguing presentation on “Evangelization in the Workplace”! Mark your calendar! A blessed and relaxing summer to all men and their loved ones from THE CATHOLIC MEN’S LUNCHEON CLUB!