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

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.

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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.

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FOR BETTER…FOREVER, LIVING AN INCREDIBLE CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE.

A Retreat for Married Couples Featuring celebration of Mass and reflection by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell and presentations by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, hosts of More 2 Life Radio and authors of Parenting With Grace and A Marriage Made for Heaven: The Secrets of Heavenly Couplehood. The retreat will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at St. Agatha Church, Upper Arlington. Cost is $75 per couple and includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch provided by Berwick Catering. For more information and to download the registration form please visit http://familylife.colsdioc.org.

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SAVE THE DATE ~ DECEMBER 7, 2014: FIFTH 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

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YOU ARE ONE, BUT NOT THE SAME

You and your spouse are one in Christ, but you’re surely not the same person. At a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend you’ll understand how these differences bring excitement and joy to your marriage. There’s a special parish-based weekend at St. Paul’s in Westerville coming up the weekend of August 1-3; the next regular Marriage Encounter weekend is September 12-14, also in central Ohio. For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 740-746-9003 or visit our website at www.wwmecolumbus.org

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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 (614) 461-9444 in advance to volunteer.

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ALL MEN IN THE DIOCESE ARE INVITED…

…to participate in the Diocesan Catholic Laymen’s Retreat League September silent retreat at St. Therese’s Retreat Center. From 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 5, through 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, September 7. Fr. Patrick Toner, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Plain City, will direct the retreat on the theme “Lessons in the Pursuit of Spiritual Perfection.” Register early for this retreat. The total cost is only $130.00. Contact Charles F. Kielkopf at (614) 268-0175, or via e-mail at kielkopf.1@osu.edu

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WOMEN OF THE COLUMBUS DIOCESE…

…for just one week-end put away your cell phone, I-Pad and computer and spend some quiet time with God by coming to a SILENT retreat for women October 3, 4, & 5, 2014 at St. Therese’s Retreat Center, 5277 E. Broad Street, Columbus, 43213. Sponsored by the Catholic Laywomen’s Retreat League, this retreat begins Friday evening and ends Sunday at noon. Fr. Michael Hinterschied, parochial vicar at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westerville, will be the retreat master. His theme is “The Holy Spirit: The Sanctifier.” The fee is $125. For more information send e-mail to retreatleague@gmail.com or call Sharon Gehrlich, CLRL Secretary, at (614) 882-1946. Deadline is August 1, 2014. Space is limited and fills quickly. Please respond soon. God is calling you.

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SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH WOMEN’S GROUP ~ ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE

Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., 9350 High Free Pike, West Jefferson. Any questions can be directed to apenquite@yahoo.com.

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HOSPICE VOLUNTEERING 101

If you are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer whether at the bedside or behind the scenes, join us for a special panel discussion. A group of Mount Carmel Hospice volunteers will discuss their roles and contributions then answer your questions. The session can help you find the best way to serve your community at end-of-life. Please join us on July 22 from 6 pm to 7pm at the Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Register by calling 234-LIFE (5433).

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OFFICIATING CLASSES…

…for football, volleyball, and soccer will be held at St. Mary Magdalene School, beginning Monday, July 21, at 6 p.m. Cost is $125; to register visit www.officials.myohsaa.org. For additional information, please contact Julius Palazzo at (614) 276-9373.