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

Face Forward is currently seeking a team of Brand Ambassadors to help us at various events throughout the Columbus Diocese. If you are excited about the Catholic faith and looking for service hours or valuable work experience this program is the perfect opportunity for you. Flexible, organized, creative and enthusiastic individuals will thrive in these positions! Apply at faceforwardcolumbus.com

Catholic Family Day with ODU Football! Join the Diocesan Recreation Association for Catholic Family Day at Ohio Dominican’s Panther Field, when ODU meets the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals, on Sat., Nov. 8, kickoff at noon. General admission tickets are available online at www.ohiodominicantickets.com; type coupon code “odufootball” at the checkout screen and receive a 50% discount! Contact Marty Raines at 614-241-2580 with questions.

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, Col. Paul Johnston Ret. and Gloria Jefferson.

ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO THEM, O LORD: Please remember in your prayers the repose of the souls of Virginia “Ginny” Farrell and Elizabeth Ann Kessler, who died, and for their family members and friends during this time of grief and separation.

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: As of this week, more than 4,900 people have died from the Ebola outbreak. Catholic Relief Services has been collaborating with the Catholic Church, local leaders and health ministries in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to educate people about Ebola, train health care workers, and provide food and other critical supplies to those affected by the outbreak. CRS has trained local volunteers to go door to door—especially in rural communities—to help spread the word and distribute posters, fliers and fact sheets. You can help by praying for people affected by the outbreak and by donating to CRS.   Thank you for all you do to help our brothers and sisters in need around the world. For the latest updates, visit www.crs.org or contact the Office for Social Concerns at (614) 241-2540 or ecordle@colsdioc.org.

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!