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PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR THE COMING COLD:  Make yourself a warmer home life by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. Plan ahead for one of the next two weekends in Columbus, in the new year on February 13-15 and April 10-12. For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 740-746-9003 or visit our website at www.wwmecolumbus.org

SAINT Martha Giving Circle Event on November 17: All Women Should Attend! Join us for a panel discussion on November 17 from 6pm-8pm at The Catholic Foundation, 257 East Broad Street, Columbus. We will hear from four organizations that support basic needs (food/shelter/clothing). Come learn about the services offered, and hear about their programs and/or projects that need funding or volunteers. This event is free and open to all women regardless of membership status, so please bring a friend! RSVP to Betsy Sewell at Bsewell@catholic-foundation.org or 614-443-8893. For more details, visit www.catholic-foundation.org/The Marthas.

The Bishop Ready Theatre Department is presenting Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel Little Women in a play adaptation by Marisha Chamberlain on Friday Sunday, November 16 at 7 P.M. and Saturday, November 15 at 2 P.M.   The play tells the story of the March sisters, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, and their interactions with each other and other family members, in 1863, during America’s Civil War. Tickets are $10 for adults; $9 for those 65+; and $8 for students.

Bishop Ready – An Open House for prospective students in grades 5 through 8 and their parents, as well as potential transfer students, will be held at Bishop Ready on Sunday, November 16, with the general session beginning at 1 P.M., followed by tours and department presentations. For more information about the play or the Open House, please call 614-276-5263.

CYSC DINNER THEATER: Mathew 16 , Who do you say that I am? :  Join us on Sunday, December 7, at Villa Milano located at 1630 Schrock Road, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. for a one of a kind event! Gather your family, parishioners, and friends to fill a table to enjoy a gourmet dinner, theater and music. This fundraiser supports the ministry of CYSC and provides scholarships to campers. Visit us at www.cysc.com to register or e-mail julie@cysc.com with questions.

EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA: More than 4,900 people have already 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. 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, please visit www.crs.org or contact the Diocese of Columbus Office for Social Concerns at 241-2540, or e-mail ecordle@colsdioc.org.

PLEASE KEEP THESE PARISHIONERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Jack Beckman, Jennifer Bogdziewicz, Charles & Nancy Brant, Ana Buk, 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 JoAnn Buttler, James Houck, Ronald Barna, and Sr. Paulette Boll, O.P., and their 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!