Second Sunday of Easter April 28, 2019
St. Matthias Church, 1582 Ferris Road, Columbus OH 43224 1
Parish Office PASTORAL POST
Written by Joel Ensign
I was born with a love of music and an ability – a gift some say, that has
allowed me to bring joy into the lives of many people, young and old
alike. I began publicly sharing this gift when I was in the 5
my music teacher heard me play, he worked with me and eventually I was
invited to play during the school Mass on the 3
Friday of every month. I
knew then that this was my passion. Bringing the gift of music to others
has been a dream come true for me.
I came to St. Matthias Parish in 1993 when Father James Smith hired me as
the church organist. Immediately I felt at home in this parish and
considered it a privilege to serve under Father Smith. Throughout the
years I met wonderfully kind and giving people, fellow parishioners, Father
Larussa and Father Davis, and each one of you has added to the joy I feel as
the organist. I have been honored to serve St. Matthias in this
capacity. Playing the organ over these last twenty-six years at the Masses,
funerals, weddings, graduations, holidays, and special celebrations has
filled my heart and created many memories that will live on forever.
Now, life moves on as life always does, and I am writing this post
announcing my retirement, effective May 1, 2019. I am looking forward to
much needed rest and relaxation. While my plans are still being
developed, I know I will visit with family and friends, still play concerts and
join you all as a fellow parishioner. Please know I will continue to offer my
services to all as needed, simply get hold of me.
Thank you all for being my church family over the years. I am very blessed
by all of you.
I remain your humble servant,
“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so
I send you.’” (John 20:21)
Peace – the first gift of the risen Lord. Just as Jesus sent the apostles out
into the world, so too, He sends us. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to
be grateful and generous. Look for opportunities to share His peace, not
only within our local parish boundaries, but outside of them as well. In
giving, we receive the peace of Jesus Christ.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
[email protected] (Pastor)
Rectory: (614) 267-3406
School: (614) 268-3030
Tuesday, Apr. 30
8:30 AM Bryan Callaghan
Wednesday, May 1
8:30 AM Douglas and Donna
Thursday, May 2
8:30 AM John Gus Naegele
Friday, May 3
8:30 AM Fannie Spinosi
Saturday, May 4
5:00 PM Tony Burcsu
Sunday, May 5
9:00 AM The People of our
11:00 AM Antoinette Stocco
+ Father Joseph Anthony Ehwald
+ Becky Hunter
Mon Communion 8:30 AM
Tue-Fri 8:30 AM
Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM
1:45 PM (Haitian)
3:00 PM (Nigerian)*
7:15 PM (Brazilian)
Sunday of the month only
Reconciliation: First Saturday of the
Month 3:45PM-4:45 PM
Second Sunday of Easter April 28, 2019
St. Matthias Church, 1582 Ferris Road, Columbus OH 43224 2
**Friday, May 3, 8:30 AM, All School Mass
**Sunday, May 5, 1:00 PM, 2
Grade First Communion
**Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 PM, May Crowning
**Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 PM, 5
Grade Band Concert at DeSales
After all Masses this weekend, we will celebrate two people: Mr. Joel Ensign
and Deacon PJ Brandimarti. Joel will be retiring from his music position here at
St. Matthias and Deacon Brandimarti will be ending his diaconate assignment
with us. Please come wish them well!
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 RCIA class: Fabiola Nshimirimana, Samuel
Ekhaeyemhe, Relindis Zencha Epse Asoba, Amos Asoba, and Andrea Bouraima.
Sylvie, Mauridi, and Machozi Ausa received Baptism, Confirmation, and First
Communion April 20.
Today is the last day for grades K-8 classes in our PSR. Thank you to Maria and
Olivia Gillan, Marybeth, Phil and Leah Callaghan, Barb and Mike Matthews, Tom
and Tressa Vargo. We thank God for our catechists, our religious education
students and their families.
ST. CHARLES DRAMA DEPARTMENT
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be presented May 2-4 (8:00
PM) and May 5 (2:00 PM) at the St. Charles Campus Theater. Reservations may
be made by calling 614.252.6714. Tickets are $10.00 (adults), $5.00 (students).
B.R.E.A.D. NEHEMIAH ACTION MEETING
Monday, May 6, at 5:00 PM, the Immaculate Conception Parish will host a
BREAD fellowship meal. Following that, transportation will be provided to the
Celeste Center for a meeting with other local BREAD communities to push for
dignity and justice for the elderly, families, youth and marginalized residents of
Columbus. To RSVP, contact Ed Hoffman ([email protected]),
Rosemary Melvin Williams ([email protected]), or Peter Coccia
CITY-WIDE PRAISE ADORATION
A Mass, breakfast and talk by Bryan O’Donnell will be hosted by Columbus
Catholic Renewal at Our Lady Of Miraculous Medal, May 11, 9:00 AM – Noon. A
period of Adoration will consist of Christian music, Confession, and prayer
ministry. Please bring a breakfast dish to share. Childcare is available.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: JUNE 28-30 & SEPTEMBER 13-15
Join us for a Marriage Encounter weekend and learn ways to use your
marriage’s ups and downs to deepen your love for each other and for God. For
more information or to register, contact Paul and Marilou Clouse at
614.834.6880 or visit the website at www.wwmecolumbus.org.
April 14, 2019
YEAR TO DATE
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be
Friday, May 3, 3:00-5:00 PM. It is a
beautiful time of prayer and meditation.
Benediction begins at 4:40 PM.
Please pray for our First Communicants as
they make their First Communion, Sunday,
May 5 at 1:00 PM.
MARRIAGE BANNS: 3
Elias P. Ndayizeye and
both of Burundi, Makamba
FAITH ON EIGHTH
Our next date for Faith on Eighth is
Wednesday, May 8. The board to volunteer
is in the vestibule.
OPIOID EPIDEMIC PRESENTATION
St. James the Less Ministry Center will host
Bobbi Krabill, Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 PM.
She will speak on the opioid crisis history
and how the epidemic is being addressed in
SPAGHETTI DINNER: DINE IN/ CARRYOUT
Ascension Lutheran Church will host a fund
raiser Friday, May 3, 4:00-8:00 PM for their
community children’s programs. Cost is
Adults: $8.00, Children under 12: $4.00, for
spaghetti, salad, bread, drinks.
TRAINING FOR SVDP FINANCIAL MENTORS
Training will be offered at Our Lady of
Perpetual Help, Saturday, May 11, 9:30 AM
– 3:30 PM for those interested in assisting
people approved for microloans in the
spirit of St. Vincent de Paul. You may
register at www.svdpcolumbus.org/
microloan_mission or call Deb Zabloudil at
Greeters for May
5:00 PM: Winnie Durbin and
9:00 AM: Diann Roberts and
11:00 AM: Beth Smith, Margaret Williams,
and Barbara Douthitt
May 3: The Biancone Family