Announcements

Announcements

Pastoral Region Announcement: September 16, 2018

FORT LORAMIE COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB will be selling BBQ chicken dinners on Sunday, September 16 at Osgood State Bank from 10:30 am-12:30 pm and at Lake Loramie State Park from 10:30 am until sold out. Cost is $8.00 and includes 1/2 chicken, chips, applesauce and roll.

OUR FIRST JH YOUTH NIGHT is Sunday, September 16 from 7:00-8:30 pm at St. Mike’s Place!  Wear comfortable clothes for some outdoor games, but be ready for a great night of food, faith and fun!  Bring a friend because we’ll be looking into how the people we surround ourselves with challenge us to be awesome...or not. Don’t miss out on the fun!

THE NEXT HIGH SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUB will be Friday, September 21 at 7:00 am at St. Mike’s Place. Enjoy donuts, faith and fun on the last school day of the week!

OUR NEXT HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH NIGHT is Sunday, September 23 at 7:00 pm at St. Mike’s Place! Wear some comfortable clothes for some outdoor games, but be ready for a great night of food, faith and fun!  Our night will be filled with games, and discussion stemming from our first night on asking tough questions, so don’t miss out.

PASTORAL REGION KINDERGARTEN CCD CLASSES begin Wednesday, October 3 at St. Mike’s Place.  Class starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 7:15 pm. If you have not yet registered your kindergarten student, please contact Deb at the SM CCD Office. Registration forms are also available at the SM Church entrances.

THE RELICS OF ST. PADRE PIO will be on display at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati on Wednesday, October 3 from 8:00 am-6:30 pm. We encourage those interested to get a group of friends together and carpool to this event.  It concludes with Mass at 7:00 pm. Contact Rose at the POC with questions.

BAPTISM CLASS will be held on Monday, October 29 at 7:00 pm at St. Mike’s Place.  All first-time parents are required to take this class before the baptism of their child. Contact Diane or Betty Ann at the POC to register.  The next class will be held in January.

SPONSORS ARE NEEDED for adult leaders at our sister-parish in San Cristobal, El Salvador to participate with Catholic Faith Formation courses thru the University of Dayton at the cost of $120 per year.  Visit the Pastoral Region website for details (click here).  Make your online donation by going to the bottom of the front page of the website and click on “We Share” and go to the “Sponsor in El Salvador” tab, or place a check in the collection marked, “Sponsor in El Salvador”. Contact Ann at the POC with questions. To make your donation online St Michael parishioners click here and Ss. Peter & Paul parishioners click here

MIXED CHOIR REHEARSALS are on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the choir loft of SM Church.  All are welcome!

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER Kevin Heider’s versatile indie-folk/rock sound is coupled with lyrical form that explores what it means to be human.  Kevin will be at the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics on Thursday, September 20 starting at 7:00 pm.  Pre-registration of $5.00 is required by either contacting Catholic Social Services at 937-223-7217 or by registering thru our Pastoral Region website under the “Upcoming Events” tab. 

DO YOU FEEL LIKE you don’t have a clear understanding of the Eucharist? Do your children ask you questions about the Eucharist you can’t answer? Are you too busy to attend a class but would like to learn in the comfort of your own home at a time that’s convenient for you? We will be using Formed.org and Facebook as our primary resources for an on-line study of the Eucharist during October. We will view four 30-minute videos and have a discussion on Facebook once or twice a week.  For details on this study, contact Kate at the SM CCD Office or Rose at the POC.

GET CONNECTED TO NFL YOUTH MINISTRY!  Snapchat: add nflyouthmin / Text reminders: email your number to kevins@nflregion.org / Facebook: join NFL Region Youth Ministry Facebook page.

ELIZABETH’S NEW LIFE CENTER is excited to announce that Dr. Ashley Fernandes, a nationally-recognized expert in bioethics and associate professor of pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus will be the keynote speaker at its North Partnership Banquet, being held on October 3 at A Learning Place Conference and Banquet Center in Piqua. There are plenty of seats available for both the luncheon and dinner programs, starting at 11:30 am and 6:15 pm respectively.  For more information on attending or hosting a table, please contact Barb at 937-226-7414 or Ashley at 937-498-4426.

INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDER:  If evening CCD classes should be canceled due to bad weather, notice will be on TV channels 2, 7, 22 and 45. If school is canceled during the day, CCD classes will be canceled for that evening.

 

Pastoral Region Announcements for September 14, 2018

MILK DONATIONS FOR the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry are now being accepted.  Please read more about this program here. Donated milk should be dropped off at the POC on Food Pantry Saturdays before 9:30 am. With questions or to make other arrangements for drop off, contact Amy Hoying at 295-9865.

OUR FIRST HS YOUTH NIGHT is Sunday, September 9 at 7:00 pm at St. Mike’s Place!  Wear comfortable clothes for some outdoor games, but be ready for a great night of food, faith and fun! Questions are great and should be asked, for the truth is of God, so let’s ask the questions!

PASTORAL REGION HIGH SCHOOL CCD CLASSES begin this Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 pm at Fort Loramie High School. Contact Kate at the CCD Office with questions.

THE NEXT HIGH SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUB will be Friday, September 14 at 7:00 am at St. Mike’s Place.  Enjoy donuts, faith and fun on the last school day of the week!

SCHOENSTATE CELEBRATION: After many years of prayer, sacrificing and striving, the state of Ohio has been approved to receive the contents of the Mariengarten Shrine in Milwaukee.  The St. Philomena Chapel at Sacred Heart in McCartyville will be its temporary residence until a decision upon permanent residence is made.  A welcome celebration for our MTA will be held at Sacred Heart on Saturday, September 15 at 9:00 am with lunch and other events following.  RSVP to Tim & Darla Dietz at 693-2753.

FORT LORAMIE COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB will be selling BBQ chicken dinners on Sunday, September 16 at Osgood State Bank from 10:30 am-12:30 pm and at Lake Loramie State Park from 10:30 am until sold out. Cost is $8.00 and includes 1/2 chicken, chips, applesauce and roll.

OUR FIRST JH YOUTH NIGHT is Sunday, September 16 from 7:00-8:30 pm at St. Mike’s Place!  Wear comfortable clothes for some outdoor games, but be ready for a great night of food, faith and fun!  Bring a friend because we’ll be looking into how the people we surround ourselves with challenge us to be awesome...or not.

OUR NEXT SENIOR CITIZEN ACTIVITY is going to the Devotion Trail and out for lunch at Meyer’s, both in Botkins, on Monday, September 17. The group will leave the SPP Church parking lot at 9:15 am and the SM Church parking lot at 9:30 am.  Devotion Trail is a wooded trail with mysteries of the rosary, stations of the cross and a chapel to the unborn. Wear walking shoes, long sleeves and slacks. Bring bug spray. Contact Rose at the POC if you plan to go.

THE RELICS OF ST. PADRE PIO will be on display at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati on Wednesday, October 3 from 8:00 am-6:30 pm.  We encourage those interested to get a group of friends together and carpool to this event.  It concludes with Mass at 7:00 pm. Contact Rose at the POC with questions.

WHAT IS IT THAT IS so special about the Eucharist?  Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually Jesus’ Body & Blood! “Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist” is a 4 week study that explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist.  For details, contact Rose at the POC or Kate at the CCD Office.

MIXED CHOIR REHEARSALS are on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the choir loft of SM Church.  All are welcome! 

SPONSORS ARE NEEDED for parishioners/leaders at our sister-parish in El Salvador participating in Catholic Faith Formation courses thru the University of Dayton.  Make your donation online or by putting a check in the offertory collection marked “Sponsor in El Salvador”.

NOMINATE SOMEONE (or yourself) who is willing and able to lead as a member of Pastoral Council, Education Commission, Outreach Commission, Worship Commission or Building & Grounds Committee. Details are on our website under “Get Involved”. Nominations currently being taken.

ST. MICHAEL 6TH GRADERS TO LECTOR AT MORNING MASS: Parents of SM 6th graders were emailed a sign-up form for students interested in being a lector at Wednesday morning mass.  Contact Deb at the CCD Office for more information.

ST. MICHAEL CCD REGISTRATIONS ARE PAST DUE:  We must have registration forms and permission/release forms on file for your children to attend our CCD program.  If you have not already done so, please send these in ASAP. Contact Deb or Kate at the CCD office with questions.

ST. MICHAEL JR. HIGH CCD CLASSES begin this Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 pm at Fort Loramie High School. Contact Kate at the CCD Office with questions.

ST. MICHAEL CCD 1ST GRADE FAMILY MASS will be next Sunday, September 16 at the 11:00 am mass. We encourage our 1st Grade CCD students and their families to attend.

SS. PETER & PAUL SERVER UPDATE MEETING will be on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:25 pm. This is mandatory for all servers and their parents.

IMPROVEMENT FUND COLLECTION is this weekend; please remember the needs of your parish.

SS. PETER & PAUL MONTHLY DRAWING WINNERS

1st prize—Louise Bulcher
2nd prize—Carol & Charlie Kunkler
3rd prize—Karen & Lee Richards
4th prize—Betty Meyer