ST. MARY CHURCH
OCTOBER 25, 2015
The gospel passage is the beginning of the end of the
journey of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem, the city of destiny.
Appropriately it takes place as Jesus is leaving Jericho on his way up
to Jerusalem, a journey of about eighteen miles. It would have been
the last pilgrim stop before the final big push up to Jerusalem. The
“sizable crowd” in his company was, no doubt, other pilgrims on the
way to Jerusalem for the pending celebration of the feast of
One of the fixtures at ancient city gates in the Near East
was the presence of those who had to beg alms, especially the blind
and the lame. It was thus quite normal to find our beggar,
Bartimaeus, there. Upon hearing that it was “Jesus of Nazareth”
passing by, Bartimaeus (“the son of Timaeus” in Aramaic, the
language Jesus spoke) called out to “Jesus, Son of David” for mercy.
The “many” who rebuked him and tried to shut him up are not
specified, so we don’t know who they were, nor why they would
have tried to silence the man. In Mark, he is the only one who calls
Jesus “son of David”
The action comes in short bursts. “Jesus, stopping, said
“Call him.” So they say to the blind man in four Greek words: “Take
courage, get up, he is calling you.” The action continues as he
throws off his cloak (likely what he had in his lap, containing
whatever alms he had been able to beg) and then leaping up, he
came to Jesus.
Here we have a subtle but dramatic contrast with the man
of many possessions who came to Jesus looking for a way to
guarantee his inheritance of eternal life, mentioned in the Gospel two
weeks ago. There, the man could not part with his many possessions,
the one thing which would have guaranteed him what he sought.
Here we have a blind beggar who, once he was called by
Jesus, throws away everything he had received while begging when
he throws off his cloak, and springs up to come to Jesus, because
Jesus has called him. In further contrast, Jesus asks Bartimaeus what
he wants Jesus to do for him, whereas the rich man had come to
Jesus asking Jesus to offer him a sure way of inheriting eternal life.
Bartimaeus asks simply and literally, “Lord that I may
see,” but he does so only after Jesus had asked him what he wanted.
But the blind man saw more clearly than the man with many
possessions ever would and for this reason Jesus acknowledges that
“your faith has saved you.” With that the man receives his sight and
does precisely what the man with many possessions would not
do...he followed Jesus “on the way!” Whether he did so as a disciple
or not is debated but the context certainly suggests that that is what
By throwing aside his cloak and leaping up, he rids himself
of all the alms he had received (meaning all or most of his
possessions) for the chance to “see” Jesus, the Son of David as he
had shouted. His actions quite clearly demonstrate that he already
“sees” more than most and certainly more than the man who wanted
to know what he had to do to inherit eternal life or any of his
disciples. This man “sees” with the eyes of faith and once he sees he
acts, giving away all of his possessions (symbolized by the cloak he
throws away) and becomes a disciple of Jesus. Would that we could
all see with the eyes of faith like the blind beggar Bartimaeus!
MONDAY, October 26
Mary O’Leary by Molly McCarrick &
TUESDAY, October 27
WEDNESDAY, October 28
THURSDAY, October 29
FRIDAY, October 30
James Kramer & Louise Kramer by Estate
SATURDAY, October 31
George Ginther by Mary Ginther
SUNDAY, November 1
Deceased Members of Tanedo & McCabe
Families by Phoebe Tanedo
St. Mary’s Parish Family
SUNDAY, October 25
Sunday by Sunday Bible Study
TUESDAY, October 27
K of C Men’s Outreach – Family Life Center
WEDNESDAY, October 28
Walk Through the Garden Scripture Sharing
THURSDAY, October 29
High School Youth Group @ St. Peter Church
SUNDAY, November 1
Cemetery Sunday Service – St. Margaret
ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY NEWS
Month of August 2015
Cumulative Year To Date
THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Our Turn, Our Time, Our Home
Capital Campaign Update
Last weekend Mike Haller presented Phase II of the
Church Restoration Project of the Church interior and the
interiors of the Family Life Center and the Parish Office
Building. Information and pledge cards were provided.
Additional pledge cards will be included in the Fall
newsletter to mailed in the coming weeks. You are also
welcome to pick up a pledge card in the Parish Office.
Thank you for your continued support of the project, and
continued pledge payments.
UPCOMING PARISH DATES:
--October 26 & 27 - K of C Fundraiser at Bob Evans
Restaurants. Take your flyer!
--October 31 – Time Change
--November 1 – 1:30 p.m. Cemetery Sunday Service
--November 7 & 8 – Love In Action Sunday
DON’T FORGET TO FALL BACK
Daylight Savings Time ends on November 1,
next Sunday. Turn your clock back one hour
Saturday evening before you go to bed, or you will be very early
to church on Sunday! Enjoy your extra hour of sleep!
CEMETERY SUNDAY SERVICE
Father Hummer will conduct Cemetery Sunday services at St.
Margaret Cemetery on Sunday, November 1, at 1:30 p.m. Please
come to remember in prayer those who have gone before. This is
not a Mass. In case of inclement weather, the service will be
LOVE IN ACTION SUNDAY is always on the 2nd Sunday
of each month. The next collection will be next weekend,
November 7 & 8. We are asked to donate personal hygiene items
for the Head Start program and non-perishable food items for the
Good Samaritan Network of Ross County. There are baskets in
the rear of church for those items you wish to donate.
OUR PIANO IN THE FAMILY LIFE CENTER is
free to a good home. It needs some TLC. You supply the
shipping. First come, first served.
We give a grateful welcome to our newest choir member, Daniel
Haller. He is an eighth grade student at Bishop Flaget School and
a percussionist in the school band. (Thanks Mom for bringing
him to rehearsals!) The Abraham playbook challenge continues:
Are there 9 men or young men in our parish family, who would
like to help Daniel carry the tenor line in our musical offerings to
the Lord? If so, call me at 740-773-2678 and I will joyfully
prepare you a music folder.
Delma Rouleau, Music Director
October 18, 2015
Average Weekly Offering
Needed weekly to meet budget
World Mission Sunday
It is a generous and joyful giving of time, talent and treasure.
Stewardship is what we do after we say we believe.
THE SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND is for
Bishop Flaget School.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The Knights of Columbus, in
generous coordination with Bob
Evan's restaurants in Chillicothe
(Bridge St. and Western Ave.), is
conducting a fundraising event by receiving a percentage
kickback when you dine at Bob Evans on the days of October 26
and 27. The flyer found in the bulletin must be used when
ordering and paying for the meal(s). Thank you for supporting
our cause in helping the less fortunate.
OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE
Every Life is Worth Living
Whether it lasts for a brief moment or
lasts for a hundred years, each life is a
good and perfect gift. At every stage and
in every circumstance, we are held in existence by God’s love.
Our relationships on earth are meant to help us and others grow
in perfect love. We are meant to depend on one another, serve
each other in humility, and walk together in times of suffering.
An elderly man whose health is quickly deteriorating; an unborn
baby girl whose diagnosis says she may not live very long; a
little boy with Downs Syndrome; a mother facing terminal cancer
– each may have great difficulties and need our assistance, but
each of their lives is a good and perfect gift.
Experiencing suffering – or watching another suffer - is one of
the hardest human experiences. But we are not alone. Christ
experienced suffering more deeply than we can comprehend, and
our own suffering can be meaningful when we unite it with His.
Jesus is with us every step of the way, giving us the grace we
need. God invites us to embrace the lives we have been given, for
as long as they are given. Every life is worth living.
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN
St. Peter’s has scheduled a Protecting God’s Children training
session. The session will be on Saturday, November 14 at 10:00
a.m. in the Holy Family Library in the St. Peter Parish Center.
Pre-registration can be completed at www.virtus.org. Any
questions, call St. Peter Parish Office 740-774-1407.
ST. MARY CHURCH
MINISTERS FOR THE WEEKEND of
OCTOBER 31 & NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Saturday – 5:00 p.m.
M Putnam, J Littler, D Rourke
B Putnam, M Goode
Lay Ministers M Kennedy, R & J D’Antoni, A Alcorn,
Sunday – 8:45 a.m.
N Blum, A Blum, R Blum
M Ginther, J Oates
Lay Ministers: R Blum, M Ginther, D Ginther, L Corcoran,
Sunday – 11:00 a.m.
H Coffland, J Coffland, H Laughlin
P Haller Smith, R Martin
Lay Ministers: D Case, L Rourke, D Cousins, T Laughlin,
Altar Linens for November 2015: J Braunlin
Collection Counters: D Wagner, N Boggs
BISHOP FLAGET CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
This year's Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 21.
The hours are 10 am to 3 pm. The cost of a booth is $30 and
includes 1 8' table. Interested vendors need to contact Mary
Putnam at 740-703-3050, or at the school office 740-774-2970,
for registration. Payment needed, by November 1 to guarantee
your spot. We will also be selling chicken & noodle dinners from
11 a.m. until we run out. The price will be $7.
THE 2015 CELEBRATING CATHOLIC SCHOOL
VIRTUES GALA will be held at St. Charles School in
Columbus on November 5, 2015. This gala raises needed funds
for tuition assistance within the Diocese of Columbus. The
schools outside of Franklin County are trying to get enough
people to have a table made up of people from our schools. Cost
per seat is $250 and all proceeds go to the tuition assistance fund.
If anyone in our parishes would be interested in attending, please
[email protected] Over the last five years, Bishop
Flaget has received over $50,000 in tuition assistance from this
fund. Thank you for considering supporting this project.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP BEGAN A NEW YEAR
ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. We are starting a
new program this year called YDisciple and the leadership is very
excited about it! With the new program, High School Youth Group
is now open to Grades 8 –12 and is held on Thursday evenings at
7:00 p.m. in the youth group room, at St. Peter Church. All teens in
Grades 8-12 are encouraged to join us in this new adventure!
Upcoming topics are: 10/29 – (6:00 p.m.) Handing out candy at St.
Peter’s Rectory front porch, then Heart of a Man/Heart of a Woman,
pt. 1; 11/1 – March for Life Fundraiser – Martyr Alley Chili Dinner
at St. Peter; 11/5 – Heart of a Man / Woman Part 2; 11/12 – Band of
Brothers / Sisterhood Part 1; 11/19 – Band of Brothers / Sisterhood,
Part 2. For additional information or questions, contact Jenny French
OCTOBER 25, 2015
WE PRAY FOR AUBREIGH LYNN
RAY, daughter of Zachary and Meghan (Martin)
Ray who passed through physical death recently.
We also pray for her family and friends who
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE NEEDS OF:
Tom Allie, Karice Beatty, Helen & Dave Bell,
Bill Bennett, Carroll Brown, Kelley Chandler, Anne Cooke,
Steve Cooper, Rose Cox, Sherri Cox, Martha Davis, Steve
Dennis, Michael Dixon, Kelli Flannagan, Patrick Flannagan,
Therese Firestone, Shelly Whalen Francisco, Fred Ginther,
Ginny Green, Doug Griffith, Jason Henry, Mary Holman, Emily
Brown Hooker, Polly Hunn, Tracy Jalbuena, Bill Kaltenbach,
Ann Klinker, Earnest Littler, Stephen Paul Madru, Joan
McCambridge, Rosemary McHarg, Gwen Miller, Rose Marie
Muir, Dave Neal, Max Putnam, Kate Richter, Wyatt
Schumacher, Keipher Scott, Pam Thomas, Richard Tippie, Alexa
Tyree, Joy Uhrig, Leo & Louise Von Clausburg, Ethel
Wallenhorst, Riley Whalen, Mary Whaley & Joyce Wilbanks.
--October 26 & 27 – Fundraiser at
Bob Evans restaurants in
Chillicothe. Make sure you take
the flyer with you. See info on
Page 2 and the flyer insert.
November - Of course, the Thanksgiving meal. TBA
December - Christmas get together for the kids. TBA
Our meetings are the 1st, Tuesday of every month at 7:30 in the
St. Mary's office building.
--We have our Men's Outreach on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of
every month. (see the bulletin).
--We are always looking for new members. Any Catholic men 18
yrs or older are welcome to join. Please see one of the Knights
for an application.
We have received notes from the Good Samaritan
Network of Ross County, and Scioto Valley Habitat
for Humanity thanking us for our recent monetary
and food donations.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN CHILLICOTHE.
The Chillicothe community has raised $65,000 to purchase
playground equipment for the new Coppel Soccer Complex
located across from Dakota’s and behind Jerry’s Pizza on
Western Avenue. Now 30-40 Community volunteers are needed
each day to assemble and build the playground on the following
Oct 24-25- Final assembly at Coppel Soccer Complex.
Oct. 27- Pour Concrete and Lay Perimeter Timbers.
Oct. 28- Spread Mulch. (Bring Rakes).
SIGN UP TO HELP by visiting facebook.com/coppelsoccer.
THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
LOVE IS OUR MISSION: A CALL TO
LIVE THE JOY AND MISSION OF
MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE:
All are invited to one of these four gatherings as
The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell
discusses the recent World Meeting of Families. Come and discover
how you can answer Pope Francis’ call to become a family fully
• Saturday, October 31st, 10:30 a.m., St. Peter, Chillicothe
• Tuesday, November 10th, 7:00 p.m., Bishop Ready High
For more information visit www.colsdioc.org or call 614-241-2560
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE ST. PETER
MILITARY MINISTRY’S ANNUAL VETERANS
APPRECIATION DINNER. The Military Ministry will
once again sponsor this annual dinner to show our appreciation to
Veterans and active Military personnel. The dinner will be held
on Sunday, November 8 at the St. Peter Parish Hall. Doors will
open at 12:30 p.m. This year’s speaker will be Darlene
Hemmingsen, the first female electrician in the Army. Tickets are
$5.00 each and can be purchased from Jenny French at the St.
Peter Parish Office Tuesday through Friday morning. Tickets
will also be available at the door. If you have a veteran or active
military personnel and would like their picture featured in our
displays at the dinner, you can bring a picture to Jenny at St.
Peter’s or email to [email protected] To have in time for
the display, pictures must be submitted by October 29, 2015. For
more information, call Jenny at 740-774-1407.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA:
We will once again participate in this annual
ceremony honoring our deceased veterans. The
ceremony will occur at noon on Saturday,
December 12 in conjunction with the laying of
the wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Arlington.
This year, you have the opportunity to purchase a wreath for your
veteran’s grave or sponsor a wreath for those who have no family
left in the area. Cost of the wreaths are $15 each. Checks can be
made out to St. Peter, with Military Ministry/Wreaths marked in
the Memo line. They can be sent to Mike & Cecil Althouse at
269 St. Ann’s Lane, Waverly 45690. Orders for the wreaths
must be received by November 1. For more information,
contact the Althouses at 740-947-1339.
FAITH AND LIGHT: An international group of Communities
made up of persons with an intellectual/developmental disability,
their families and friends, who meet together on a regular basis in a
Christian spirit, to share friendship, pray together, have fun and
celebrate life. This program will begin at St. Peter's in October. The
program will be held the second Sunday of the month (Starting
October 11, 2015) in the St. Peter Parish Hall. For more information,
contact Chris Hiles at [email protected]
BASKETBALL COMPETITION – GRADES 4-8
St. Timothy School (1070 Thomas Lane, Columbus, Ohio) will be
hosting a Basketball Preview on Friday night, November 6th. The
activities that will be held that night are as follows:
-three-on-three basketball tournament for grades 4-8th (boys
and girls divisions and separate divisions for each grade)
-free throw competition (boys and girls)
-three point competition (boys and girls)
Registration forms can be found on the St. Timothy School website
(www.sttimschool.org). We encourage any teams and/or players wishing
to participate, to send in the registration form and fees into St. Timothy
School as soon as possible. This competition is open to the entire
Diocese. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the
school office at 451-0739.
CATHOLIC YOUTH SUMMER CAMP
A High Adventure Camp that fosters
High Adventure Faith
Catholic Youth Summer Camp is Ohio’s one and one week-long,
residential high adventure camp for students entering grades 612. Activities typically include: jet skis, water tubing, paintball,
blobbing, go-carts, archery, zip lining, rock climbing, ropes
course, mountain boarding and more! CYSC offers a truly
catholic and safe environment with daily catechesis that awakens
faith and builds missionary disciples. A week at camp includes
daily Mass, adoration, reconciliation, small group conversations,
worship, service and authentic community. See www.cysc.com
for more info. & to register.
70th ANNUAL WOMEN’S CONVENTION
All women of the Diocese are invited to attend the 70th Annual
Convention of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) on
Saturday, November 7, 2015, at St. Joan of Arc Church, 10700 Liberty
Road, Powell from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The convention theme is “A Quiet
Walk In The Garden With God” and includes presentations from
National Conference President Sheila Hopkins; Michele Faehnle and
Emily Jaminet, co-authors of the new book, Divine Mercy For Moms;
and Mass celebrated by Bishop Campbell. Registration is $35; a preconvention dinner at Dublin’s Olive Garden is also available for $30.
The deadline was Monday, October 19; registration materials can be found
on the Diocesan homepage, www.colsdioc.org, or by contacting DCCW
at 614-228-8601 or [email protected] .
SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS UPDATE. As the refugee
and migrant crisis grows in Europe, Catholic Relief Services and
partners like Caritas are there providing assistance to families in
need. There are tangible actions all can take to make a difference.
For more current information, visit http://www.crs.org/mediacenter/current-issues/syrian-refugees or contact Erin Cordle,
Diocesan CRS director, at 614-241-2540, [email protected],
or [email protected] for a list of ways to respond.
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