PENTECOST SUNDAY June 9, 2019
St. Matthias Church, 1582 Ferris Road, Columbus OH 43224 1
Parish Office PASTORAL POST
Taken from Cardinal Mercier (1851-1926)
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
I am going to reveal to you the secret of sanctity and
happiness. Every day for five minutes control your
imagination and close your eyes to all the noises of the world
in order to enter into yourself. Then, in the sanctuary of your
baptized soul (which is the temple of the Holy Spirit) speak to
that Divine Spirit, saying to Him:
O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You. Enlighten me,
guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should
do; give me Your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that
You desire of me and to accept all that You permit to happen
to me. Let me only know Your Will.
If you do this, your life will flow along happily, serenely, and
full of consolation, even in the midst of trials. Grace will be
proportioned to the trial, giving you the strength to carry it
and you will arrive at the Gate of Paradise, laden with merit.
This submission to the Holy Spirit is the secret of sanctity.
“The Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in
My name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that
I told you.” (John 14:26)
The materialism of our society lures us to concentrate more
on what we want than on what God wants for us. The
relativism of our world tells us that we should be tolerant of
all things, that there is no absolute truth. Pray to the Holy
Spirit to transform our lives and to guide our thoughts, words
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Rectory: (614) 267-3406
School: (614) 268-3030
Tuesday, June 11
8:30 AM Helen Gallagher
Wednesday, June 12
8:30 AM Tony Burcsu
Thursday, June 13
8:30 AM Joseph Rogers
Friday, June 14
8:30 AM Betty Priest
Saturday, June 15
5:00 PM The Schwinne Family
Sunday, June 16
9:00 AM Betty Centofanti
11:00 AM The People of our
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
PENTECOST SUNDAY June 9, 2019
St. Matthias Church, 1582 Ferris Road, Columbus OH 43224 2
2019 BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
Envelopes for the 2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will be available for the next
few weeks in the vestibule of the Church. Please return your offering in any
weekend collection or drop it off at the Parish Offices during business hours.
Thanks for your consideration.
**June 3-14 School Office Hours 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS TO MEMBERS OF THE BRAZILIAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
BAPTISM AND FIRST COMMUNION: Isabelly Negrine Coelho
FIRST COMMUNION: Mikaelle M. Kutz Costa, Stephany de Oliveira Gurgel,
Ruan Carlos B. Martinelli, Enzo Francisco G. Noschang, Gabrielly S. Oliveira
We are in need of After Care Workers for the 2019-2020 school year. The hours
range from 2:15-5:15 PM for this paid position. Required: Protecting God’s
Children and BCI Fingerprints. Description: Watch and play with children from
Grades K – 8, lead group games, help with arts and crafts activities, homework
help. Paid holidays and snow days!! If interested, contact Mr. Kinley
(email@example.com) or Fr. Tony Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DIOCESAN SENIOR CITIZENS CELEBRATION
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at St. Mary Church, Chillicothe. Bishop Brennan will
celebrate Mass at 10:30 AM. A luncheon will follow. This annual event is a great
opportunity of prayer, food and fellowship with senior citizens from our 23-
county diocese. Registration is $15. To register, please send a check payable to
the Office for Social Concerns, Catholic Diocese of Columbus, 197 E. Gay Street,
Columbus, OH 43215. Email email@example.com or call
614.241.2540 for more information. Registrations are requested by June 13.
JUBLILEE OF ANNIVERSARIES
Couples celebrating their 25
are invited to the annual Jubilee of Anniversaries Mass and celebration in honor
of their marriage! The Jubilee will take place on Sunday, June 23
at St. Brigid
Catholic Church in Dublin. Bishop Robert Brennan will celebrate Mass at 2:30
PM and a light reception will follow. Registered couples, whether attending or
not, will receive a personalized certificate. RSVP by calling the Marriage and
Family Office at 614.241.2560 or by visiting columbuscatholic.org/marriage-
enrichment. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 12.
THE MAN OF THE SHROUD
A traveling Exhibit on the Shroud of Turin will be presented for five days only at
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 9350 High Free Pike, West Jefferson, Ohio.
Saturday, June 15 - Wednesday, June 19, 10:00 AM-8:00 PM daily. Venerated
and believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth, this exhibit
examines the scriptural, historical, and scientific evidence of one of the most-
studied religious icons in history.
May 26, 2019 CURRENT YEAR TO DATE
Contributions $ 7,438.00 $ 441,427.08
Budget $ 8,857.69 $ 425,169.12
Difference ($ 1,419.69) $ 16,257.96
THANK YOU TO OUR DIOCESAN SPONSORS
We receive our bulletins without charge.
Please patronize the sponsors who make
this gift possible to our parish.
FAITH ON EIGHTH: WEDNESDAY JUNE 12
The board to volunteer is in the vestibule.
Food is needed by 5:00 PM.
DONATION OF HYGIENE ITEMS FOR JOIN
There is a JOIN box in the outer vestibule.
JOIN staff and recipients are grateful for
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Is for PreK-4
grades. It meets Sunday, June
23 5:00-7:00 PM and Monday-Thursday
9:00-11:30 AM. Volunteer (5
up): call Maria Gillan at 614 440-3702.
Registration forms are on the bulletin
board in the vestibule.
STEM SUMMER CAMP
St. Matthias is sponsoring a STEM camp,
July 8-12, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, for grades 1-
8. Contact Elisa Clever for more
information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLUMBUS CATHOLIC PROMISE PROGRAM
Ohio Dominican University has created the
Columbus Catholic Promise Program. In Fall
2019, eligible students graduating from one
of the 11 Catholic high schools within the
Diocese of Columbus will receive financial
resources and support to help make an
ODU education attainable. For more info:
MARRIAGE IS A SACRAMENT
Find the Lord in your home. Participate in a
World Wide Marriage Encounter weekend,
June 28-29 or September 13-15. Contact
Paul or Marilou Clouse at 614.834.6880.
QUO VADIS: YOUNG MEN’S VOCATIONS
High school boys are invited to consider a
vocation to the priesthood by attending an
exploratory retreat July 28-31. Go to
vadis for more information.
Greeters for June
5:00 PM: Janice and Mike Groomes and
9:00 AM: Gary Holloway and Maria Pusateri
11:00 AM: Elizabeth Omameh and Family and
June 14: The Charlene Reynolds Family