Temporary change

The rectory office will be closed Tuesday, October 3rd as Robbie is on vacation, Sandy doesn’t work on Tuesdays and Melissa will be at the diocese all day. Bob will be on the property until about 2 pm.

Issue 1 Events

As faithful Catholics, we are encouraged to vote NO on Issue 1 in this coming November 7th election. The language in the amendment needs to be carefully read and understood as it is vague. If passed, it will: 1. challenge who can perform an abortion along with the standards of care, putting women at risk 2. endanger preborn children by forcing Ohio to abandon the protection already in place for preborns with a detectable heartbeat and allow abortion through all nine months of pregnancy 3. remove parents’ rights – meaning parents would no longer need to give consent or even be informed if their minor child requested an abortion and more.

For more information go to: www.ohiocathconf.org On the header click on “Protect Ohio.”

Holy Family Parish in Stow is hosting 2 important events in the church: 1. A Day of Fasting and Prayer on Saturday, October 7th. The day’s schedule is as follows: 8 am Mass ( Our Lady of the Rosary) 8:40 am Adoration (all day) 8:45 am Rosary lead by the Knights of Columbus Noon Rosary 1 pm Worship music 3 pm Confessions 4 pm Evening Prayer 4:30 pm Benediction 5 pm Vigil Mass

2. They will host an information session for voters about Issue 1 on Saturday, October 28th from 1-2:30 pm in the church. The presenter will be Peter Range, Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Right to Life. All are welcome.

Pizza and Pumpkin Decorating

Join us on Sunday, October 15th from 12:30-2:30 pm for a free, family-fun, fall event. We’ll be decorating pumpkins with stickers, markers, pompoms, Halloween themed items and more – there is no carving involved so it’s safe for all ages. Invite family and friends to come, create, enjoy some food and great fellowship. Bring a snack or dessert to share and begin to think about the design for your pumpkin. To ensure that we have enough pumpkins and pizza, please turn in the form which can be found at the doors of the church or call the rectory between 9-5, M-F by Wednesday, October 11th to RSVP. Enjoy these pictures from last year’s event – maybe you’ll get some great ideas for your pumpkin!

A visit from Mayor Horrigan

We received a call from Mayor Horrigan’s office letting us know that the Mayor wanted to come to the parish to present a proclamation honoring our 100th anniversary. WOW, what a surprise and an honor!! The Mayor along with Mr. Chris Ludle, Director of Public Service, and photographer Kyle Reynolds came on Wednesday, August 16th. The Mayor presented the proclamation, we presented him with one of our 100th anniversary cubes and a 100 Fun Facts booklet and then had him and Mr. Ludle sign our banner. The Mayor even took off his personal city lapel pin and presented it to Fr. Mike. The proclamation is on display under the hymn board so please come up to see it. Thank you, Mayor Horrigan!

Anointing of the Sick – October

We offer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on the last Wednesday of each month at the 5:30 pm Mass.  The next opportunity to receive the sacrament will be Wednesday, October 25th.   This a regional event and all are welcome.