FOR YOUTH-RELATED ACTIVITIES AND INFO GO TO  Youth Activities | St Marys Aurora (stmaryscc.org)

Blessing of Newly Engaged Couples is August 13/14

The Assumption of Mary August 15  IS NOT A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION IN 2022

There are two Masses on August 15th

5:45 pm at St. Mary in Aurora

5:45 pm at All Saints - St. John Campus

 

BRIGHT LIGHTS - TO ALL OUR DEARBORN COUNTY PARISHES!!! THIS IS A COUNTY-WIDE EVENT LOCATED AT ST. TERESA

— MORE LIGHTS & EXTENSION CORDS NEEDED

 

Behind the scenes planning has been happening …This Event is Going to be HUGE!  The grounds of St. Teresa will be beautifully illuminated to kick off the Advent and Christmas seasons this year!  We are still in need of Christmas lights, decorations, and outdoor extension cords.  Drop off at any parish office or church or call the office 812-537-3992 to arrange for pick up.

 

 
Server Training

Any young person interested in serving 3rd grade - 12th grade is invited to any of the following trainings.  Altar Servers are trained the SAME for ALL seven Churches in the County, so it does not matter which training you attend.  You will be prepped to serve at your church building of choice!  Parents are welcome to attend.

Tuesday- August 30th- 6:30pm- St. Mary's, Aurora

Sunday- September 4- 12noon- St. Teresa, Bright 

Tuesday- September 6- 6:30pm- All Saints- St. John

For more information and instructional videos, go to :

Altar Server Training | St Marys Aurora (stmaryscc.org)

 

 

Bread From Heaven- Eucharistic Miracle Exhibit- Aug 13/14

All Saints Parish is hosting a fascinating display about Eucharistic Miracles and the Religious Items used at Holy Mass. This traveling exhibit will be at the All Saints- St. Paul Festival-August 13&14 ~ Saturday 5pm-8pm and Sundays 11am-5pm.  Entrance into the exhibit is FREE.  All are welcome!  St. Paul Campus- 9788 N Dearborn Rd, Guilford, IN 47022

If you believe - come and be confirmed in that belief.

If you do not believe - come and be convinced.

If you know people who don't believe- BRING THEM! 

 

 

RCIA CLASSES - SAVE THE DATE:  RCIA will be meeting on Thursdays at 6:30 PM beginning September 15. Location: TBD. Please begin to pray for people to desire to join the Church. Actively invite people to consider joining one of our parishes. If you know family or friends that are interested in the faith, please invite them or contact the office with their name and we will contact them - 812- 537-3992.

 

Faith Formation and Sacramental Prep Registration: Parents, grandparents, godparents - do you still need to enroll your child for our upcoming faith formation programming? Email kimsprague@dccatholics.com or call the office. 

• First Holy Communion - All second graders invited, including those enrolled at St. Lawrence Catholic School

• Confirmation - All high school youth who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited

• Family Formation & Middle School Class @ St. Teresa - Two meetings per month

• Religious Education for Grades K-8 @ St. Mary - Weekly meetings on Wednesday evenings

 

FALL LECTURE SERIES LED BY FR. MAHAN

SL,SM,ST (St Mary) - Sept 12, Sept 19, Sept 26, Oct 3 

ASP (St John Campus) - Sept 11, Sept 18, Sept 25, Oct 2

 

 

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE

Save the Date! July 3-12, 2023
Father Mahan will escort a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next Summer. If you are interested, please save these dates on your calendar. Pricing and trip information will be available in mid-August. Please note that there are no COVID vaccination or testing requirements for entrance to the State of Israel or return to the USA.
Please send Father Mahan an email if you are interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk where Jesus walked. frmahan@dccatholics.com

 

 

St. Lawrence:

Join us for the Panther Prowl 5K- Sat. Aug 13th ~8am

St. Lawrence School- our Catholic School in Dearborn County

https://www.racemenu.com/events/203334-Panther-Prowl-5K-

 

Registration is open for the fall season of Girls on the Run from August 22-August 31,2022.  Girls On The Run is a nationally successful character development program. It inspires girls in the 3rd-5th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident, and to make intentional decisions using an experienced based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  Register at www.gotrcincinnati.org.  Your girl needs to commit to attending 75% of the practices from Sept. 12,2022 thru Nov. 19, 2022 on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15pm to 4:45pm. Practices will take place at St. Lawrence School. If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Ruter at 812-290-7684 or Jenn22ruter@gmail.com

 

Embrace Life - held on Tuesdays, 6:30-8PM, St. Lawrence Church Basement

This judgment-free group is led by Moms who want to cheer you on!

Meet other single Moms with young kids - Book, journal, snacks provided.

First Class is Tuesday, August 23. Moms are welcome to try out our group the first few weeks, but are asked to decide by 9/13.

Fund Adventure Day with large gift at the end of 12-week semester (complete at least 9 classes)

Free childcare and transportation help available

TO REGISTER: call or text Jennie at 812-307-8631

 

 

FAITH AND SCIENCE COMBINE IN THIS UNIQUE CLASS THAT OFFERS PRACTICAL SKILLS TO OVERCOME ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND LEARNING DISABILITIES - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 - RSVP, SEPTEMBER 11

Presenter Sara Graf is an Occupational Therapist with over 25 years of experience of studying the brain. She understands that each individual's brain perceives things differently and she utilizes a variety of strategies to help people feel a sense of peace and become the person God is calling them to be. Contact Sara at (513)255-0782 or graf_sara@yahoo.com

REGISTER ONLINE HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/YU2MVKHR OR CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE

TIME: 6-9 PM - Dinner/Registration 6-7 PM

WHERE - St. Lawrence Church (lower level)

542 Walnut Street

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

COSTt: $15. Includes Meal, Shirt

and booklet "Understood"

 

 

Preschool Volunteers are Needed

St. Mary’s Preschool is looking for volunteers to aid in our preschool ministry. We could especially use help at lunch time, recess, and certain class activities. If you would like to give your time to the children and the school, please call 812-926-1558. It’s a wonderful opportunity to show the kids the light of Christ!

 

Thursday Evening - Bible Study - Every Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 pm @ St. Mary’s Parish Office Starting Thursday, September 1st. All are welcome to join. We will be studying The Prophets by Ascension Press. Contact Connie Powers at 812-432-3620 if you have any questions.

 

Regular Marian Devotions, Prayers and Small Group Meetings @St. Mary

Fatima Rosary Devotion ~ First Saturday @ 8:30 AM

Ladies Rosary Group ~ Mondays @ 9:00 AM

Rosary for Peace (Starts with Angelus) ~ Fridays @ 6 PM

Right To Life Prayer Rally @ Planned Parenthood ~ Third Saturday @ 7am

Mary’s Hands Intercessory Group ~ First Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Bereavement & Support Group Meeting ~ First Saturday @ 10:00 AM, 2nd Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Ultreya Ladies Meeting ~ Saturdays @ 8:30 AM

Knights of Columbus ~ First Tuesday @ 7:30 PM

Women’s Prayer Group 1st-2nd-4th and 5th Saturdays at 8:30-10:00 AM

Men’s Prayer Group Tuesdays at 6:00-7:00 PM

Bible Study Tuesdays Fall and Spring @ 9:00 - 11:00 AM - Begins 9/6. Thursdays Fall and Spring @ 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Call Beth Marting at 513-448-8078 to join.

 

Everyone is invited to join!

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ROSARY HOUR ON FRIDAYS @ 6PM @ St. Mary’s.

If you have the desire to join us, please arrive on time. We will start with the Angelus.

​Homebound Visits - Pax Christi ministry - If you or someone you know would like a layperson from our Pax Christi ministry to visit your home, please contact the Parish Office at 812-537-3992 or parishoffice@dccatholics.com

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Thursday Lunches for Our Priests
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to provide lunches for our priests. Here is the link to sign-up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4faba92fa7f85-thursday

 

We Welcome Our Two Deacons!

We are welcoming 2 more Deacons to Dearborn County beginning June 26th- Deacon Mark Schmidl and Deacon Kevin Daily along with Deacon Bob Decker, who has been in the County since 2014 at All Saints Parish.  The Deacons, especially our newly ordained Dcn. Kevin and Dcn. Mark will assist at all four parishes "in solidum."  Please include these holy men in your prayers as they serve throughout the county.

The role of a deacon will be explained from the pulpit and in upcoming bulletin articles.  However, in a practical way, our deacons will be:  

~performing all baptisms outside of Mass.

~performing all weddings outside of Mass.

~performing all funerals outside of Mass.

~performing all funeral rosaries/wakes.

~Assisting with baptismal prep (visiting and blessing homes) and marriage prep.

Fr. Mahan and Fr. Meyer will cease doing baptisms, weddings and funerals outside the context of Holy Mass.  Since we have Deacons, their work, service and worship will be used and appreciated!  



Camera Technicians for Live Streaming Needed – All Three Parishes

We are in need of volunteers to help stream the daily and weekend Masses at all three parishes. If you can work a smart phone, you can run the camera - it’s that easy. Simply call the parish office 812-537-3992 to set up a simple training at your parish. This is a wonderful and easy opportunity to evangelize – please consider helping out.​

 

Join Our Ministry: Breaking Bread - Saturday Mornings ~ 8am - 9am @St. Lawrence, Breaking Bread is our free community breakfast which we celebrate and enjoy every Saturday morning from 8-9 a.m. We usually have around 15 guests and 10 or so servers and we gather in the lower level of the church. We pray and eat together. We have conversations and laugh and cry together. It is short but very, very sweet. It soothes the soul and starts the weekend off with giving and sharing. Would you like to be part of this? We are in need of a few more servers and always welcome anyone who wants to attend, whether you cook and bring food or just come for community and a meal! Please contact Eileen Keller (812-655-3304 or weisenbace1@nku.edu) for more information or to volunteer. If you would rather just show up to see what it is like, that is a great way to get started!​

Military Appreciation Project (MAP) 
All four Dearborn County Catholic Parishes are starting a new ministry to help our military members feel connected and appreciated by their parish. These men and women leave their home and community and are stationed all over the map. Michaela Spangler, a parish member of All Saints and Senior at EC, is starting MAP Ministry to send care packages for birthdays and holidays to the active duty military of our parishes as part of her Gold Award for Girl Scouts. We want our active military men and women to know that their home parish has not forgotten them, and that we appreciate their sacrifice and dedication to our country. There are three components to get this new ministry opportunity off the ground:1. If you have a son or daughter who is currently serving in the military, we would like to know so that we can include them. Please send an email to mic6of6@gmail.com. We are also accepting monetary donations to go towards this project. All donations can be sent to the Parish Office. Please specify that the donation is for MAP.3. Michaela is getting this ministry off the ground but new volunteers will be needed to continue it once she goes away to college. Please pray about getting involved and email mic6of6@gmail.com if you would like to help continue her efforts.​

Fr. Meyer joined Marc Tuttle and Kent Blandford on Indy Catholic Radio for a look at the ever changing role of men in parish and family life in anticipation of the E6 Catholic Men's Conference. Here is a link to the podcast.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vawuy-117bb64?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share​​​


All Seven Churches Are Online
Find each parish on Facebook for live Mass Streaming.
Find and Follow Us On YouTube St. - Teresa, St. Mary, St. Lawrence:​https://www.youtube.com/c/StLawrenceStMaryStTeresa 

All Saints: www.youtube.com/c/ AllSaintsParishSundayHomilies/videos