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CONNECT WITH BISHOP CAMPBELL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND ON AM 820: 6th Annual Student Forum hosted by Bishop Hartley High School. From the Chair, on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio begins at 5:00 p.m. Call (614) 459-4820.

CYSC DINNER THEATER: Matthew 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.

STS. PETER AND PAUL RETREAT CENTER is now accepting bookings for your personal or business CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY PARTIES AND LUNCHEONS. Allow us to make this holiday season more joyous by hosting your event. Enjoy a custom meal designed by our Chef specifically for you! Call today for availability! Sts. Peter and Paul Retreat Center is located at 2734 Seminary Road, Newark, Ohio, 43056. For more information, please call the retreat center at (740) 928-4246 or send an e-mail to: info@ stspeterandpaulretreatcenter.org.

CATHOLIC MEN’S LUNCHEON CLUB FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014:The December session of the Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club will feature a presentation by young priest Fr. Cyrus Haddad, who was ordained in May 2014 and who is now serving his first assignment at St. Brendan the Navigator parish in Hilliard, Ohio. Fr. Haddad will present his inspirational vocation story at the men’s luncheon on Friday, December 5th! Join us at St. Patrick Church in downtown Columbus! Holy Mass begins at 11:45 am followed by lunch and Father Haddad’s talk until 1:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. $10 covers the lunch and meeting. Bring a friend! For information, visit www.ColumbusCatholicMen.com or contact John Schechter, CMLC President at jschechter@ sbcglobal.net.

Discerning a vocation to the priesthood or religious life?

Contact Fr. Paul Noble, Director of Vocations, at (614) 221-5565, or noble@seekholiness.com.

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.

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!