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April 12-13, 2014

Sat., Apr. 12 5:00p Lenten Weekday People of the Parish


Sunday, Apr. 13 13-Palm Sunday 8:30a Mass - Church 8:30a CGS-Atrium 9:30a Rel. Ed (K-5th)-PLC 11:00a Mass - Church 1:00p CLOW-VH Monday, Apr. 14 8:00a Mass - Church 7:00p Lenten Stations of the Cross-Church Tuesday, Apr. 15 8:00a Mass-Church Wednesday, Apr. 16 8:00a Mass-Church 7:00p Confessions (7:00-8:00p)-Church Thursday, Apr. 17 17-Holy Thursday 7:00p Mass - Church Friday, Apr. 18 18-Good Friday 2:00p Solemn Liturgy-Church 7:00p Stations of the Cross-Church Saturday, Apr. 19 19-Easter Vigil/Holy Saturday 8:00p Mass - Church Sunday, Apr. 20 20-Easter Sunday No Religious Education or CLOW 8:00a Mass - Church 9:30a Mass - Church 11:30a Mass - Church

Sun., Apr. 13 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord 8:30a +Luigi Rotolo (Mafalda Rotolo) 11:00a +Lucia Ciotola (Ernest & Rita Melaragno) Mon. Apr. 14 Monday of Holy Week 8:00a +Joe Montenaro (M/M Pat Soller) Tues. Apr. 15 Tuesday of Holy Week 8:00a +Betty Buttress (Msgr. Missimi) Wed., Apr. 16 Wednesday of Holy Week 8:00a +Judy Gerardi (Joanna Policaro) Thurs., Apr. 17 Holy Thursday 7:00p +Mary Jeany (Jim & Donna Spinelli) Fri., Apr. 18 2:00p 7:00p Sat., Apr. 19 8:00p Sun., Apr. 20 8:00a 9:30a 11:30a Good Friday Solemn Liturgy Stations of the Cross Easter Vigil/Holy Saturday +Louise Bartoline (Donna Veri) Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Giovanna & Carmine Mosca (M/M Vincent DiSante) Spec.Int. Mary Jo Grotenrath (Mary Jo Grotenrath) +Erik Falasca (Mom & Dad) 154 Envelopes Recd; 762 issued 27 Loose Checks Apr. 5-6 Loose Cash $6,277.50 2,015.00 467.33



Thank you to all who support the work of God

Fish Fry #5 Served 683 dinners (647 Adults; 36 Children) For a profit of $3,355 Thank You for Your Support!

is collecting donations, in any amount, for complete Easter dinners (including whole hams) for approximately 12 families. They also will provide Easter baskets for 30+ children. To help them fill these needs you may mail your check (made payable to OLV St. Vincent de Paul Society) to the Church office OR drop it in the collection basket in an envelope marked St. Vincent de Paul.

WELCOME to FILIP YELICH & MASON ROBERT KLUCZYNSKI who were recently baptized at OLV and through the Sacrament of Baptism became members of Gods family. Joyce Corbitt, niece of Joanne Bellisari, died recently. Please pray that God may grant eternal rest to Joyces soul and consolation to her family.

BAKERS NEEDED: The OLV St. Vincent DePaul Society and

volunteers will be packing 200 lunches for the homeless on Monday, April 28 at 6:00p in the Parish Life Center. Two hundred servings of cookies are needed and ALL are welcome to help pack. We would like to have 2-3 cookies per serving in a baggie for easy packing. If you are able to help bake cookies, please contact Kathy Sochor at 402-5934.


PALM SUNDAY, April 13 - Masses


(Taken from Sacristy Sign Sign-Up Sheets)

Saturday, 5:00p, Sunday, 8:30a & 11:00a. Palms will be blessed

and distributed at each Mass. Prior to the 11:00a Mass, please assemble in the area between Church & the PLC; palms will be blessed & a procession to Church will follow if weather permits. WEDNESDAY, April 16 - Confessions 7:00-8:00p.


Lectors: Karen Hutson, Katie Foley Eucharistic Ministers: Linda Mazzitti, Charline Catt, Crystal Dyckes, Mary Lou Melaragno, Pat Feamster, Gisela Vitt

GOOD FRIDAY - 2:00P HOLY THURSDAY, April 17 - Mass of the Lords Supper, 7:00p, including washing of the feet. Following Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be carried in procession to the altar of reposition. The Church will be open until 11:00p for private adoration. Please plan to spend some time with the Lord. GOOD FRIDAY, April 18 - Solemn Liturgy, 2:00p including reading of The Passion, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion. A special collection will be taken for the upkeep of the holy places in the Holy Land. Stations of the Cross, 7:00p. Confessions after each service, until all are heard. HOLY SATURDAY, April 19 - Easter Vigil Mass, 8:00p, including Blessing of Fire, Blessing of the Easter Candle, adult Baptism and Confirmation and reception of RCIA candidates into the Church. EASTER SUNDAY, April 20 - Masses 8:00a, 9:30a, 11:30a.
A collection will be taken on Good Friday at the 2:00p solemn liturgy for the upkeep of the holy places in the Holy Land.

Lectors: Andrea Tose, Michael Phillian


Eucharistic Ministers: George Blubaugh, Karin DeLaurentis, Crystal Dyckes, Rob Dyckes


Lectors: Bob Handy, Gretchen Blubaugh Eucharistic Ministers: Chris Pirik


Lectors: Lily Bell Eucharistic Ministers: Debbie Sanese


Lectors: Dottie Spires, David Russell Eucharistic Ministers: Mary Lou Melaragno, Pat Feamster, Gisela Vitt, Krista Joseph, Joy Russell

HOMELESS FAMILY DINNER: OLV will be serving dinner

for the homeless at the YWCA Family Center on Thursday, April 24. Sign-up Sheets for volunteering and baking will be posted in the church vestibule soon. PARISH COUNCIL ELECT ELECTIONS IONS will be held the third Sunday in May. Those interested in running for Parish Council should contact Mark Krantz @ 614-282-9637 or

PRAYER REQUESTS: Dorothy Lang, Eloise Miller, Elizabeth Rusnak, Irene Clay, Patricia Baumann, Patricia Sheehan, Eric Ray, Reid Hudson, Jada Brady, William Reed Orban, Jake Koch, Casey Browning, Eloise McAllister, Betsy Holland, Isabella Karst, Margaret Richards, Jim Young, Elizabeth Kessler, Andrew Johnson, Frank Michael, John Farrell, JoAnn Riepenhoff, Cynthia Carson, Mary Bass, Steve Hall, Amy Peters-Thomas, Rich Miller, Rosemary Myers, Ashley Ulbricht, Scott Foreman. Please remember in your prayers others who are not on this list.
(Please notify the parish office of any changes.)


April 12-13, 2014

Celebrate Gods Greatest Attribute On DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY Sunday, April 27, 2014 At Our Lady of Victory Church 3:00-4:00p in Church
This special celebration is being offered this year to honor the Canonization of two great Popes, John Paul II and John XXIII, which also falls on Divine Mercy Sunday.

How should we prepare for this great Feast of Mercy?

Jesus told St. Faustina that this Feast of Mercy would be a very special day when "all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened". (Diary 699) Our Lord made a great promise to all those souls who would go to Confession and then receive Him in Holy Communion on the Feast of Mercy, on the Sunday after Easter, which is now called Divine Mercy Sunday throughout the Catholic Church. Jesus promised that "The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain the complete forgiveness of sins and punishment."(Diary 699) He went on to say "I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy." (Diary 1109) We want to encourage everyone to take advantage of this incredible promise and the additional Plenary Indulgence on this great Feast of Mercy "Divine Mercy Sunday". We want you to benefit fully from these promises, and we also want you to notify all of your family and friends about them too and urge them to return to the practice of their faith! The Image of The Divine Mercy, which Our Lord requested to be solemnly blessed and venerated on this day, will be on display in our church. Pope John Paul II said that the image portrays the Risen Jesus Christ bringing Mercy to the whole world. Our Lord said "I want the image to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it. I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish". (Diary 341, 48) Please take the time to visit with this Image of The Divine Mercy and venerate Jesus. Jesus said to St. Faustina "I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You". (Diary 327) "The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the cross. Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him." (Diary 299) It is required of all Catholics to confess their serious sins at least once every year. If you havent yet met this obligation then take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to receive an outpouring of an ocean of graces that Jesus promises on this day. Those who have already confessed their sins should make room for others. The Church allows for one to go to Confession for up to about 20 days, before or after Divine Mercy Sunday.

There will be Divine Mercy Chaplet and Novena booklets available in the Church gathering space starting Palm Sunday. If you wish to do the Novena it should be begun on Good Friday. All are welcome to join us on April

27th for Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image, Adoration and Confessions.


Our last High School Student Ministry gathering is this Sunday, April 13th at 6PM in the Teen Lounge. Be on the lookout for summer event details for middle school and high school!

Happy Easter!
There will be NO morning and ImPact Religious Education classes on Sunday, April 20. Classes will resume on Sunday, April 27. Have a wonderful and blessed Easter Season Celebration with your families. Glory and Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ who has risen from the grave and now lives in our hearts!

Walking Stations of the Cross Friday, April 18, 2014

All are welcome!

St. Joseph Cathedral 212 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH Meet around 7AM, gathering ends early afternoon. RSVP to Holly SAVE THE DATE!!! There will be a Teen Mass on May 4th at 6:30PM.

Important April Dates: Sacrament of Confirmation: Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00p First Holy Communion: Sunday, May 4 at 1:30p


St. Joseph, Plain City Cost: $150.00
Gospel Road is a five day mission focused work camp for youth in grades 9-12 from Catholic churches and schools throughout the Diocese of Columbus. High school graduates of the class of 2014 will also be included in this years program. Contact Holly before May 5th if youre interested in learning more or want to sign up!

April is Autism Awareness Month

A Prayer of St. Francis for Autism by Tim Tucker Lord, let thy peace fill me up until I overflow; that where people cannot speak, I may be their advocate; that where anyone is rejected, I may extend my arms in welcome; that where parents are heavy burdened, I may offer a word of comfort; that where our children struggle, I may lift them up and cheer; that where some see disability, I may reveal to them extraordinary gifts; that where others judge, I may share with them my deep gladness; and that where any are overlooked, I may help the lights of all to shine. O Giver of These Gifts, grant that I may not so much seek to be reassured as to reassure; to be praised, as to praise; to be accepted, as to accept; for it is in all our uncertainty that we are inspired to hope; it is in great challenges that we discover our greatest joys, and it is in our community of wanderers that we find the way home. Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC FOR EASTER During the 9:30 and 11:30a masses, a brass quartet and timpani will accompany our singing. During the 11:30a mass, the choir will sing Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus. Carol Ann will play a majestic organ piece (Widor's "Toccata") after all masses.

OLV is looking for someone, or several people, to coordinate and run Vacation Bible School-June 23-26, 2014. If you are looking for a way to serve your parish and "live your faith"...give VBS a thought! Interested?...Questions? us! OLV Religious Education Michelle Fishpaw, DRE 614-486-7678


April 12-13, 2014


by Kay Hoffman
They waved palm branches as He passed And hailed Him as their King; Yet, they knew not of the sorrow The coming week would bring. The glad acclaim would soon give way To jeers and mockery; In Pilate's court He'd be condemned To a cross on Calvary. But Jesus knew He was the price In God's redemptive plan, The Sacrificial Lamb come down To die for sins of man. The centuries have passed and still He seeks those lost in sin, Pleading with unyielding hearts To repent and follow Him. On this day we shout our praise, O, let us not delay; The palm-strewn path of long ago Still leads to Him today.

A prayer for Palm Sunday

On this day of great rejoicing, Lord Jesus Christ, when we welcome You as our King and Savior, we also walk in the shadow of Your cross. Hosanna! we cry. Blessed are You who come in Gods name to save us. Hosanna! Strengthen our faith on this Palm Sunday so that when the time comes to carry the cross we might still call out to You with heartfelt praise. Give us the grace and the courage to follow You this Holy Week from death to resurrection, from darkness to the fullness of light. We need You, Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior, our Redeemer. Hosanna!


Fr. Jared Wicks, S.J., and Msgr. Frank Lane, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:008:30p, Saint Joseph Cathedral, 212 East Broad Street, downtown Columbus, (614) 224-1295, Learn meaningful insights about these two popes prior to their becoming saints on Sunday, April 27, Divine Mercy Sunday. The mission of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal is to help rediscover the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Please join us in our new six week program "LIFE IN THE SPIRIT" beginning April 30 through June 4 from 7-9p at St. Elizabeth Church. For more information about this seminar, please contact the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Center at(614)9148556 or email

SAINT CHARLES BASKETBALL CAMPS: Our camps are designed to provide each camper with an enjoyable and rewarding experience with the game of basketball. The camps will take place as follows: Basketball Camp: (cost $100) July 811 from 1pm-4pm (grades 5-7) July 14-17 from 1pm-4pm (grades 8-9); Shooting Camp: (players may enroll in both sessions) Grades 5-9: July 1 & 2 (cost $50 per session) Session I (10:00-11:30a) Session II (12:30-2:00p). To enroll or ask questions please contact Coach Will Gruber, Phone: 614-2602303; Email: THE BASILICA & NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION, Carey, OH invites all to visit and pray during this holy time of year. The Basilica is always open for prayer. For more information and for the Lenten and Holy Week schedule visit or call 419-3967107.

2014 SEEK HOLINESS (BIKE) TOUR DE DIOCESE: This year mark's the 6th year for the Seminarian Bike Tour scheduled for May 12-16. Our Diocese is blessed to have the only Pontifical Seminary in the U.S. and so for the past 5 years, after the Seminarians finish school, they take their bikes and hit the road. About 15 Seminarians and several clergy ride through our Diocese to various schools and parishes to reach out to our youth speaking on living the life you are called to live. Everyone is called to a Vocation and the Seminarian's help the students become aware through sharing a piece of their story, interactive Q&A games such as Stump the Seminarian, and just being present for those tough questions such as What is a vocation?, How can I can tell if I have a Vocation?, Is a vocation a job? and more. Plans for the Bike Tour are underway and visits are being finalized. In the coming weeks Visit and (The Tour's Sponsor) to find out if your school or parish will be visited in this year's Tour de Diocese! For questions contact MORE LIGHT, MORE LOVE: FOR A STRONGER MARRIAGE: As the days grow longer, help your marriage get
stronger: attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend! The next Marriage Encounter weekends, both in central Ohio, are July 18-20 and September 12-14. For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 740-746-9003 or visit our website at

THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION HOSTS A CONVERSATION ON MARRIAGE: Youre invited to attend A Conversation on Marriage on Tuesday, April 22 from 6-8pm at The Catholic Foundation (257 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43215). Join Ryan Anderson, co-author of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, as he discusses and defends the reasons for the historical consensus of marriage between a man and a woman, and explains why redefining civil marriage is unnecessary and contrary to the common good. This event is free and open to all. Space is limited, please call early to reserve your seat. For more information, or to RSVP, call The Catholic Foundation at 866-298-8893, or visit

WOMENS RETREAT: Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:00a12:00p; Facilitated by Sr. Maxine Shonk; Join us for an uplifting morning of praise and inspiration on becoming a kinder and more caring Christian woman. Cost is $15, includes continental breakfast. Sts. Peter and Paul Retreat Center, 2734 Seminary Rd. Newark, OH. Visit our website at, email us at or call (740) 9284246 to register today! CHASING ICE, an award winning documentary film, captures visual evidence of climate change through the use of time-lapse photography. Chasing Ice is partnering with the diocesan Office for Social Concerns to inspire consciousness of climate change and care for Gods creation. The visually stunning film is suitable for all ages. Screenings are free and open to the public: Wed., April 23, 7-9p at Martin DePorres Center, Columbus; Sat, April 26, 7-9p at Church of the Resurrection, New Albany; and Thurs, May 1, 6:30-8:30p a the Corpus Christi Center for Peace, Columbus. For details, contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 614-241-2540.

THE ST. CHARLES PREPARATORY DRAMA DEPARTMENT will present its spring musical, Working, May 1, 2 & 3
at 8:00p and Sunday, May 4 at 3:00p at the Campus Theater. Adult tickets are $10.00, students, $5.00. Working is a vital new musical based on the book by Pulitzer Prizewinning author and Chicagos Studs Terkel. This is the fourth time St. Charles has produced the show (1989, 1996, and 2005) which explores the American workday from the Monday morning blues to a working persons pride in having something to point to. The creators of Working have updated the script to more accurately reflect the working class of 2014.This production introduces songs and content relevant to the technology-filled world of today (quite different from that of the 1970s).