A: The Mass is a sacrifice because it makes present to us, right here in our own parish church, the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.
That doesn't mean that the priest is somehow killing Jesus again or that there needs to be another sacrifice after Jesus died on the cross. There is one sacrifice of Jesus for all time and for all people. But we're dealing with eternity here. That one sacrifice is present to us on the altar at every Mass. We see the Body and Blood of Christ offered today because Christ is living and eternal.
From: Understanding the Mass, 100 Questions, 100 Answers by Mike Aquilina, available from dynamiccatholic.com.
In Iraq, we encounter Majd and his family, people forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? Remember your weekly donation to Operation Rice Bowl. Visit crsricebowl.org for more information.
On February 6, 2018, Msgr. Funk celebrated his 70th birthday. Per Diocesan policy, the retirement age for priests is age 70. Msgr. Funk has asked for and has been granted permission by Bishop Campbell to retire as pastor of St. Pius X Church. His official date of retirement will be July 10, 2018.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Give the gift of life! Join our donor base and help others who desperately need blood. The St. Pius X Blood Drive is Thursday, February 22 between 1:00-6:00 PM at Redeemer United Methodist Church, 235 McNaughten Road. To make an appointment, please call 614-861-5137. Thanks and God bless!
COLUMBUS CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
We're trying to reach 100 attendees this year! Learn more about this year's conference—featuring speakers Dr. Scott Hahn, Jeff Cavins, and Chris Stefanick—and purchase tickets at www.catholicmensministry.com. Questions about the day, including our carpool plans, can be directed to John Swisher at 614-477-7730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISH MISSION, MARCH 4-6: LENT: GLOOM OR GRACE?
How do we anticipate Lent? Is it a time of gloom or a period of grace? Join us for our Annual Parish Mission March 4-6, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Church as we explore these questions through the lens of the three virtues: Faith Hope, and Love. Our Mission Director is Father Richard Fragomeni, Professor of Liturgy and Teaching and Chair of the Department of Word and Worship at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
REPLY BY FEBRUARY 28: PARISH MISSION FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER
Join us in the school cafeteria beginning at 5:30 PM on Sunday, March 4. The Mission will follow at 7:00 PM in the church. The Knights of Columbus will prepare sloppy joe sandwiches and each family is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share based on the first letter of your last name: A-M, brings a side dish; N-Z, brings a dessert. Please RSVP to the parish office at 614-866-2859 or fill out a form from our bulletin and either mail it in or put in in the collection basket before Wednesday, February 28. For additional information, contact Leah Kelly at 614-866-2859.