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April 25, 2019
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Divine Mercy Sunday—April 28– Join St. James for a Divine Mercy Holy Hour, 3:00 pm Today

It is important for the faithful to come to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday in a state of grace having sincerely repented of all sins. Worthily receive Holy Communion on this day and be granted “complete forgiveness of all sins and punishment” (Diary, 300). Place complete trust in Jesus, venerate the Image of the Divine Mercy, and be merciful to others through our actions, words, and prayers on their behalf. Holy Father St. Pope John Paul II granted a plenary and a partial indulgence to the devout observance of Divine Mercy Sunday. It can be offered for the sake of souls suffering in purgatory even while at one and the same time, you are receiving for yourself the “extraordinary grace” from receiving Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday.  What a tremendous opportunity it is to receive a special outpouring of God’s mercy, both upon oneself and for others, all on the same day!  (See pamphlets at the church doors or contact Jerry Schmitt at 385-0513 for more information.)


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BIBLE STUDY

            What:                    The Gospel according to Luke
presented by Fr. Nolker

          When:                   NO BIBLE STUDY IN APRIL

Friday, May 3

  Where: Church Hall
  Time: 9:30-11:00 am
  What: Gospel of Luke Chapter 24 - The Resurrection

Some questions you might have:

Why the Gospel of Luke?                              This Gospel will be the one read through most of                                                                              the next liturgical year which began December 2.

Do I have to come to all the sessions?           No.  Come to as many as you can.

Do I need to register for this?                        No. Just show up.

What do I need to bring?                               A Bible, or at least a New Testament.

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St. Mary’s Ladies Society

May Crowning

Please join us for May Crowning on Monday, May 6th at 7:00 pm in the Church. Refreshments will follow in the Church Hall

Spring Raffle

This year, St. Mary’s Ladies Society will be having a “Split the Pot”.  The drawing will be held on May 6th in the Church Hall after May Crowning of the Blessed Mother. The proceeds are used to cover the laundry expenses of the Church linens, cards for First Communion and Confirmation students and our parish shut-ins.

Tickets can be found and printed by clicking below or found, in the Church Book racks or in the Parish Office. Chances can be put in an envelope marked “St. Mary’s Ladies Raffle” and dropped in the Sunday collection basket or mailed to the Parish Office.

 St. Mary's Ladies Raffle Tickets


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“The Role of the Reader in our Catholic Tradition”

An evening with Deacon Dave Shea

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 PM in the Church Hall

David J. Shea, a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, was ordained in 1998. Deacon Shea will present a highly informative talk on the importance of proclaiming the Scriptures at Mass. Deacon Shea will touch on topics such as: good preparation; use of Lectio Divina, and how the proclamation of Sacred Scripture prepares us to celebrate the Eucharist. Having recently retired as the Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary where he taught for 15 years, Deacon Shea holds a B.S. in Industrial Management, an M.A. in Religion from the Athenaeum of Ohio, and a Doctorate in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology at St. Louis University. David has been married to Jan for 49 years and conducts marriage and liturgical ministry workshops for parishes throughout the Archdiocese and teaches preaching courses for various dioceses across the country. WE are grateful to Deacon Shea for coming to talk to our Readers for Mass, as well as all of us who desire to deepen our understanding of liturgy and scripture. For more information, please contact Deacon Tim Crooker at tcrooker@stjameswhiteoak.com.