CALLING ALL CATHOLIC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS!

The Catholic Foundation invites you to attend a free networking event for Catholic Young Professionals on Aug.t 21. We’ll meet at Dempsey’s Restaurant on Aug. 21 from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. and then head over to the free Gin Blossoms concert at the Columbus Commons at 7:00pm! Light drinks and appetizers will be provided. Visit www.catholic-foundation.org for more information. Reservations are encouraged, email Craig Heppner (CHeppner@catholic-foundation.org) or find our Catholic Young Professionals group on Meetup.com. We look forward to meeting you!

ANNUAL SAINT CHARLES ALUMNI GOLF OUTING

Aug.31 at Riviera Golf Club. Make special plans to attend this year’s annual St. Charles Alumni Golf Outing on Sunday, August 31st, at Riviera Golf Club in Dublin. This scramble event, sponsored by the St. Charles Alumni Association, begins with a shotgun start at 1:45pm. An $85 entry fee covers the round of golf, a cart, prizes, and a deluxe picnic dinner. We take reservations for both foursomes & singles. Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up! You can also advertise your business or honor your class by sponsoring a hole for $100. For more information or to sign up, contact alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 (lfabro@cdeducation.org) or visit the event’s post on the school’s Homepage (www.stcharlesprep.org). 

ANNUAL BLUE MASS

Saint Timothy Church, 1088 Thomas Lane., Columbus, 43220, Thursday, September 11, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to pray for those in law enforcement and fire safety, remember those who have fallen, and support those who serve. Also remembered are the 2,973 who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Celebrant will be the Most Rev. Frederick F Campbell, Bishop of Columbus. All are invited, especially active and retired police, fire, and emergency medical services in the greater Columbus area, and their families. A reception will follow the Mass.

FOR BETTER, FOREVER… A RETREAT FOR MARRIED COUPLES

Saturday, September 13, 2014. 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 andA Marriage Made for Heaven: The Secrets of Heavenly Couplehood. The retreat will be held from9 a.m. – 4 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.  September 13th is just around the corner. Register now!  Go to http://familylife.colsdioc.org or call 614-241-2560.

A SMALL INVESTMENT THAT PAYS BIG DIVIDENDS

Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend! Just consider the payoff: the love and joy of a Christian marriage. The next two Marriage Encounter weekends are September 12-14 and November 14-16, both 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

THE FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK/RUN SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

The Friends of the Poor Walk/Run will be held on September 20, 2014. Check-in starts at 9:00 a.m., walk starts at 10:00 a.m. This event will take place at the St. Francis DeSales High School Stadium, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus. The registration is on-line or on paper.  You can go to the web site www.fopwalk.org and click the tab labeled “Walkers”.  Then click on the drop down “Become A Walker.”  After that, scroll to locate “Ohio” and click on “Show me the Form.”  From there, take STEP 1 and enter “Columbus.”  Search for “Diocesan Council of Columbus” then select the radio button and go on to STEP 2.  This is where you enter your e-mail address, goal, etc.  In the “Walk Event” box select “OH Columbus: St. Francis DeSales High School, Diocesan Council of Columbus.”  Record your password, as you will need it to sign in as a registered walker.  Once you press “Add Walker,” you are a registered walker.  You can also complete a Friends of the Poor Walk Registration/Pledge Form on paper.  Please contact Pat Summers at (614) 228-7302 about this.

SENIOR or DISABLED IN NEED OF HOME REPAIR?

Service Saturday, sponsored by Catholic Social Services, will be held on October 11. Do you know of an older adult (60+) or a disabled individual living in Franklin County who needs help with a small home repair or special project?  If so, please contact Peggy Sirbaugh in the CSS office, 614-857-1251 or psirbaugh@colscss.org with the name, street address, zip code, phone number and project idea. Be sure you discuss the event with the individual before making the referral.  Please call by Tuesday, September 2. We can accept a maximum of 30 worksites, so please don’t delay!   (We are unable to accept plumbing, electrical, and second-floor exterior projects.)

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

The Diocesan Recreation Association wants you!  Begin now to form your parish CYO girls volleyball team. Girls in grades 9-12 are eligible to play.  Games will be on weekends, beginning on Sept. 13; all teams must be formed by September 4.  For more information, contact your parish athletic director, visit the Diocesan Recreation Association webpage at www.cdeducation.org/diocesanrecreation, or contact Marty Raines at 614-241-2580.