OPEN HOUSE AT ST. CHARLES PREPARATORY: Sunday, November 2, 1:00 p.m., for all 8th grade boys and their parents. Saint Charles, the diocese’s college preparatory school for boys, is located at 2010 E. Broad Street, Columbus.

Connect with Bishop Campbell Tues, November 4th on AM 820: Tuesday, November 4th on AM 820 Bishop Frederick Campbell. This is a great opportunity to ask Bishop Campbell questions about Catholic teachings during his monthly call-in program, From the Chair, on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio. Calls begin at 5 p.m. Call (614) 459-4820.

Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club: Fri., Nov. 7, 2014. The Nov. session of the Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club will feature a presentation Dr. David Belcastro, Chair of Capital University’s Department of Religion and Philosophy. Professor Belcastro is also president of the International Thomas Merton Society and will explore the topic, “Merton: A Monk for Our Times” at the men’s luncheon on Fri., Nov. 7th! Join us for this thought-provoking talk on Nov. 7th at St. Patrick Church in downtown Columbus! Mass begins at 11:45am followed by lunch and Prof. Belcastro’s presentation until 1:00pm. No reservations necessary. $10 covers the lunch and meeting. Bring a friend! For information on the many activities of Columbus Catholic Men, visit www.ColumbusCatholicMen.com or contact John Schechter, CMLC President at jschechter@sbcglobal.net

GET CLOSER TO THE ONE YOU LOVE:  Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend: 44 hours where married couples get away from jobs, kids, chores, and phones — and focus only on each other.  The next two Marriage Encounter weekends are November 14-16 and in the new year on February 13-15, 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

PLEASE KEEP THESE PARISHIONERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Jack Beckman, Jennifer Bogdziewicz, Charles & Nancy Brant, Ana Buk, JoAnn Buttler, Christopher Clark, Jodi Elgin, Ann Marie Elkins, Max Flores, Don Fortner, Mary Gall, Robert Hackett, Ruth Harper, Bernie Hause, Pam Jurgens, Susan Luck, Fr. Mike Lumpe, Richard Masek, Ellen McMillen, Mary McNellis, Maria Paras, Linda Pauley, Marilyn Scott, David Simmons, Patty Stover, Sandra Valencia, Elizabeth Wanamaker, and Bill & Dora Zweydorff.

ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HER, O LORD: Please remember in your prayers the repose of the soul of Marilyn Brown, who died, and for her family members and friends during this time of grief and separation.

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE CATHEDRAL AND HOLY CROSS ALMS FOR THE POOR BOXES? At the Cathedral it is located in the wall inside the Cathedral near the Broad Street entrance; at Holy Cross it is located in the rear of the Church by the Fifth Street entrance. These boxes and the funds you provide are important:

  • At the Cathedral these Alms for the Poor go to pay for the food that is distributed daily at the Cathedral to the poor and needy – up to 150 food bags (usually containing a sandwich, fruit, chips & cookie, bottled water), and on many winter days hot coffee and hot cocoa. Help us provide this most basic necessity – food – to those in need by donating to our poor box.
  • At Holy Cross these Alms for the Poor go to help needy persons with bus passes, in addition to helping the poor and needy with particular needs.

THANK YOU for helping us help those in need!