Advent
Lenten Mass
5th_sunday_b1
God Bless America
images (1)
Palm Sunday3
st michael two
Penticost
confession
Bulletin J
OLG PICNIC 2014 (88)
Wyatt
Final competition. Herb Adrian Becky Corbett winner
Untitled
Life Chain a
2017 Pro Life Fund cooking contest (4)
Fr. Thomas Anatharackal CST_edited
Picture1
st ann
Divine-Mercy-Sunday-Preview-02
Our Lady of Grace calandar November 2022.JPG

What is Mass and why do Catholics

do those things click here

Come Celebrate With Us

Are You Aware?

The Knights of Columbus are not only responsible for the Fish Fry and the Mother’s Day Breakfast, but also the Church Picnic, the church Dance, the Ping Pong Tournament and the Trivia Dinner

Sunday 11:00 am   

Live Streamed on OLG FB 

Tuesday 12:00 noon  

Our Lady of Grace Bulletin November 27th 2022 1.JPG
baby bottle.png

The Knights of Columbus Council #10011 meets on the fourth Sunday after Mass

The Knights of Columbus Council #10011 meets on the fourth Sunday after Mass

images (1).jpg
newrosary.jpg
DVM.jpg
st michael two.jfif
ST Michael pray.png
ST JOESEPH.jpg

End of the Year of St. Joseph: Act of Consecration

“O great Saint Joseph, whom God has made the Head of the Holy Family, accept me, I beseech you, though utterly unworthy, to be a member of your “Holy House.” Forsake me not, but adopt me as a servant and child of the Holy Family. Watch over me at all times. Console and strengthen me, with the presence of Jesus and Mary, so that with you, I may praise and adore the Holy Trinity for all eternity. O my Spiritual Father, I hereby consecrate myself to you. In faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection. To you, after Jesus and Mary, I consecrate my body and soul, with all their faculties, my spiritual growth, my home, and all my affairs and undertakings”. Amen.

St. Joseph, Pray for us! In the name of the Father…

acastro_180522_facebook_0002.0.jpg

Church Announcements 

Sunday 11:00 am   

Live Streamed on OLG FB 

oUR lADY OF gRACE2_edited_edited_edited.

For Your Safety

For the safety of everyone in the church and the hall, we are requesting that everyone attending Mass enter the church through the main entrance, at the front of the building.  It is unsafe to open other doors in the building to let people in on Sundays.  For your additional safety we will be locking the main doors of the church on Sunday, ten minutes after Mass starts.  You will still be able to get inside after the doors are locked, just knock so that an usher can let you in.  

------------------------------------------------------


Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service 3:00 pm

Fr. Giles will preach the message
 

November 27 First Sunday of Advent
Lector workshop - mandatory for lectors - after Mass

 

December 4 Coffee and donut Sunday
Honey Bees Advent Program at 2:00 pm

 

December 13 Sacrament of Confession after 12:00 noon Mass And at 6::00 pm - Fr. Giles & Fr. Thomas
 

December 18 Presentation on the Eucharist - Fr. Giles
 

December 20 Fr. Giles Scripture study at 1:00 pm
 

December 24 Christmas Eve Mass at 6:00 pm
 

December 25 Christmas Mass at 11:00 am

------------------------------------------------------

Advent Program
The Honey Bee Choir will hold their annual Advent Program on Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 pm. There will be a reception after the program in the church hall. Please bring a plate of holiday treats to share.

------------------------------------------------------

Holy Day of Obligation
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is Thursday, December 8. It is a holy day of obligation. Masses will be Wednesday, Dec 7 at 6:00 pm and Thursday, Dec 8 at 12:00 noon.

------------------------------------------------------
The Eucharist
Fr. Giles’ continuing education on the Eucharist has been postponed until after Christmas.

 

------------------------------------------------------
Decorating
The church will be decorated after Mass on Sunday, December 18. Please stay and help if you can.

------------------------------------------------------

Ladies’  Prayer Group meets Tuesdays at 1:00 pm

------------------------------------------------------

Greeters needed  and Eucharistic ministers are needed

 

We are looking for greeters for Sundays.  If you would like to be a greeter please contact Gayle Bogard (gmbogard@gmail.com

------------------------------------------------------

Romney Food Pantry
There is a basket in the vestibule for non perisha-ble food donations for the Romney Food Pantry.
Money in the Poor Box in November will go to the Romney Children’s Home for Christmas. Thank you for your support!
Catholic Charities collects and distributes per-sonal care items to the needy. They are in need of toilet paper and shaving cream. There is a box in the vestibule for donations.

Bulletin November 13,, 2022.jpg

 

Do you have a Guardian Angel?

Yes, you have a guardian angel. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains: From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession.202* "Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life."203** Already here on earth the Christian life shares by faith in the blessed company of angels and men united in God.

Simply put, each living person has a guardian angel from the moment of their conception to the moment of their natural death. During this time, they are aided by their guardian angel. They are not just for children. 

Your guardian angel will work to steer you free from sin, to encourage you to keep God's commandments, and to intercede on your behalf before God. 

For many people, this seems strange. Few individuals even recognize the angels exist, or that they have a guardian angel. The source of this problem is distraction, especially with worldly matters. When we fill our hearts and minds with worldly things, we have little attention left over to discern the gentle nudging of our guardian angel. Furthermore, our guardian angel cannot make decisions for us. We retain our free will, so they cannot stop us from committing sins, nor can they protect us from evil choices made by others. 

* Footnote 202 - Cf. Mt 18:10; Lk 16:22; Ps 34:7; 91:10-13; Job 33:23-24; Zech 1:12; Tob 12:12.
** Footnote 203 -Â 203 St. Basil, Adv. Eunomium III, I: PG 29,656B.

Sacrament of Marriage

Please contact our office at least 6 months in advance of the desired date

 

Sacrament of Baptism

please call the office to set up an appointment

 

Office Hours: 

Tuesdays & Thursdays

9:00 am—3:00 pm

Please use office door

 

Location

299 School Street

Romney, WV  26757-0871

304-822-5561

MAP

Parish Email: 

ologrwv@gmail.com

 

Monthly Bible Study

Fr. Giles will be explaining parts of the bible on Tuesday 1:00 PM. of every month.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  It will be in the church hall after the 12:00 noon Mass.  Please bring your own lunch.  Weather permitting the talks will continue the first Tuesday of each month.

------------------------------------------------------

The rosary is recited before every Sunday Mass 

------------------------------------------------------

Please send in names for the new prayer list in the bulletin, or write them on the list in the vestibule.

------------------------------------------------------

Registration

Coming to Our Lady of Grace regularly but not a member?  Contributing but not receiving a tax credit for charitable donations from Our Lady of Grace?  Joining the parish is easy!  Registration forms are on the table in the vestibule.  Simply fill one out and put it in the collection basket. 

------------------------------------------------------

It has come to our attention that some parishioners are interested in preplanning their funeral Mass,  We have a book with suggested readings and Gospels.  We will also have a form for you to fill out with the items that you have selected; readings, hymns, etc.  If you would like to preplan your service please contact the office.  We will let you borrow one of the books to use to fill out the form.  We will keep a copy of the form on file in the church office.  

------------------------------------------------------

Thank you for your continued support.  Don't forget to donate to the Catholic Sharing Appeal.  The large sign in front of the church is in need of repair or replacement.  The money we get from the CSA  will go toward that.

------------------------------------------------------

Catholic Sharing Appeal
Money will be used to help pay for repaving of the parking lot. Please consider giving to this year’s Catholic sharing appeal.
Goal $9000.00 27 gifts received so far
Received so far: $6570.00 73% of our goal

 

------------------------------------------------------Lector Workshop
Fr. Giles will be conducting a lector workshop and training on Sun-day, November 27 after Mass. If you would like to be a lector you are welcome to attend. All lectors are required to attend this work-shop. Please let Fr. Giles know if you will be attending (gileslev@gmail.com).

------------------------------------------------------

 

Scripture Study
Fr. Giles next scripture study will be Tuesday, November 8 at 1:00 pm in the church hall. Everyone is invit-ed to attend.

------------------------------------------------------
The Eucharist
Fr. Giles’ continuing education on the Eucharist will be on Sunday, November 20th. The class will be in the church hall shortly after Mass and will last until 1:00 pm. It will be live streamed on Our Lady of Grace Fa-cebook page, or you can go back later and watch it.

------------------------------------------------------
Eucharistic Ministers
If you are, or have been, a Eucharistic minister to the sick and would like to continue to be, please let Gayle Bogard (gmbogard@gmail.com) know, or the office. We are compiling a list so that we will know who is available when a need arises. If you would like to be a Eucha-ristic minister to the sick please contact Gayle or the office and let them know you will need training. Thank you.

 

------------------------------------------------------
Hampshire County Christmas Food Box Program
The Hampshire County Christmas Food Box Program is getting ready for their annual Christmas food give away. They are trying to reach everyone in Hampshire County who is in need of food during the holidays. Enclosed in the bulletin are applications for food. If you are in need, or know someone who is, please fol-low the directions on the application to complete the form. You are welcome to make copies and distribute applications to those you feel might benefit from them. Monetary donations are being taken at Romney Presbyterian Church to help fund the food box program.

------------------------------------------------------

Directory Photos
We will begin taking photos for our new parish directory this Sun-day during coffee and donuts. We will continue taking photos on subsequent Sundays in the church hall. Please have your picture taken one of the Sundays for the directory. We would like to have everyone’s photo in the new directory. If you would like to you can submit one of your own photos to be put in the directory. You can either email it to the church (ologrwv@gmail.com), put it in an envelope with the collection, or give it to Terry.

 

Prayer for Priests

Gracious and loving God, we thank your for the gift of our priests.
Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.

Help our priests to be strong in their vocation.
Set their souls on fire with love for your people.

Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.

Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel.
Allow them to experience joy in their ministry.

Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.

Amen

Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in rank.  St. Michael has four main responsibilities or offices, as we know from scripture and Christian tradition.

· The first is to combat Satan.

· The second is to escort the faithful to heaven at their hour of death.

· The third is to be a champion of all Christians, and the Church itself.

· And the fourth is to call men from life on Earth to their heavenly judgment.

Very little is known about St Michael other than what we know from scriptures, and even there information is sparse.

In Daniel, St. Michael is mentioned twice. The first time as one who helped Daniel, and the second time he is mentioned with regard to the end times of the world when he will stand for the "children of thy people" (Daniel 10:13-21, 12:1).

His next mention comes in the Epistle of St. Jude, where St. Michael is said to guard the tombs

st michael two.jfif
Thomas.jpg

 

 

Prayer to Saint Thomas the Apostle

Dear Saint Thomas,

You were once slow in believing that Christ had gloriously risen; but later, because you had seen him, you exclaimed: "My Lord and my God!"

According to an ancient story, you rendered most powerful assistance for constructing a church in a place where pagan priests opposed it.

Please bless architects, builds and carpenters that through them the Lord may be honored.

Our Lady of Grace Romney WV
Lenten Mass.JPG

 

Children’s Home of Romney

The Children’s Home in Romney is in need of baby formula.  Some of their foster parents have been unable to obtain formula.  They need: Similac Sensitive, Similac Advance, and Enfamil infant formula.  Donations can be left in the vestibule or in the plastic container by the outside entrance door to the office.

------------------------------------------------------

Prayer of the Faithful Requests

“We will be adding parishioner’s requests for prayers to our “Prayer of the Faithful” prayers at Sunday Masses.  Parishioners may put prayer requests in the collection basket, or email them to the church office.  The requests must relate to a parishioner (family or close friend), or a person in need in our community.  The name of the parishioner submitting the prayer request must be on the request.  Father Thomas will determine if a request meets the criteria for being used at Mass.” Special prayer requests can also be submitted for the prayer list in the bulletin.

 

We are setting up a system to check on parishioners who live alone. If you, or someone you know in the parish, live alone, and would like to have a check up call, or if you would be interested in calling someone to check on them, please contact the office or Fr. Giles.

 

Morning Prayer
Dear God,
Your mercies toward me are new each day. Thank you for keeping me safely through the night. Thank you for opening my eyes to see a new morning. The things of yesterday have gone and what lies ahead is unknown. But, Lord, today, I pray that you would grant me your peace, bold-ness, and love. Help me to walk through this day with you as my guide. Lord, help me build my day around your presence, that I might live in contin-ual connection with you, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
Amen.

Bedtime Prayer
Visit this place, O Lord, I pray,

and drive far from it the snares of the enemy; may your holy angels dwell with me and guard me in 
peace,
and may your blessing be always upon me,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

What is the

 

Sacrifice of the Holy Mass

 

      Perhaps the best way to describe this connection is to say that in the Mass we re-link ourselves to Calvary.  In the Mass, Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary is perpetuated by the priest, who offers it anew to the Father.  St. Paul told his converts in Corinth, "Every time, then, you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes" (1 Corinthians 11:26).

       It is not a new sacrifice, but rather the same sacrifice that Jesus offered on the cross 2,000 years ago.  The Eucharist is not a matter of "repeating" that action but of reestablishing our bond with it. The difference, however, is that Jesus no longer  dies at each Mass, but is simply re-offered to the Father.  It is a “bloody” sacrifice only in the sense that it contains the Body and Blood of Christ.  But it is “unbloody” in the sense that it is offered only in a sacramental fashion under the appearances of bread and wine. 

     In other words, in the Mass, we re-present -- or mystically renew -- the Sacrifice of Calvary.  In other words, we offer Jesus’ sacrifice to God the Father on the altar during Eucharistic celebration   for the remission of our sins, using signs and symbols.  This means that, once again, we offer Christ to the Father, saying: "Father, look upon the Lamb that was slain for our sake." By the words of consecration, Christ is made present again through the “transubstantiation" of the bread and wine into Christ's Body and Blood.

fathers signature.JPG

 

Our Lady of West Virginia

Our lady is the beauty

of the West Virginia hills.

From Spruce Knob’s lofty towering

     To where Kenova spills

Out of bounds, and seeks to share

     Our wealth with sister-states,

Our Lady’s smiling sunshine

     Forever radiates.

The bright blue of her mantle

Is in summer skies at Cheat.

Her golden tresses ripple

In Greenbrier’s autumn wheat.

Romney’s apple-blossoms

Ear the blushing of her face

As she heard the angel whisper

“Hail, Mary, full of grace.”

Our Lady is the music

Of our lovely lakes and streams,

“The beautiful Ohio,”

And the Tygart’s dashing gleams.

Her low-voiced laughter tumbles

In Blackwater’s clear cascade,

And echoes on Kanawha:

“Behold the Lord’s Handmaid.”

Our Land is the loveliness

Of all young, growing things.

She is the rapture in our souls,

The gaiety which sings:

“Lady of West Virginia, Virgin Immaculate,

Reign over every heart and soul,

Queen of our Mountain State.

Mark Smith

October Blessing of the animals

Fr Giles in action

Bulletin October 16, 20222.jpg

Advent 1st Sunday
The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus of the entire season is preparation to cele-brate the birth of Jesus Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Thus, Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 years old event in history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be recon-ciled to God. That is a process in which we now participate, and the consummation of which we antici-pate. Scripture reading for Advent will reflect this emphasis on the Second Advent, including themes of our accountability for faithfulness at His coming, judgment on sin, and the hope of eternal life.
In this double focus on past and future, Advent also symbolizes the spiritual journey of individuals and a congregation, as they affirm that Christ has come, that He is present in the world today, and that He will come again in power. So, as the Church celebrates God’s in-breaking into history in the Incarna-tion, and anticipates a future consummation to that history for which "all creation is groaning” (Romans 8:22) awaiting its redemption, it also confesses its own responsibility as a people commissioned to "love the Lord your God with all your heart" and to "love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:36-39) While we typically regard Advent as a joyous season, it is also intended to be a period of prepara-tion. Prayer, Penance, and Fasting are all appropriate ways to prepare ourselves during this season.
I wish you all a blessed and a graceful Advent season.

 
 

A Message from

Fr. Thomas Anatharackal CST

Our Lady of Grace

Administrator

 

Have a Blessed and Joyful  Week

Jesus Christ, King of the UniverseWhat is the significance and meaning of Jesus' kingship for us? Kingship today seems outdated and useless, especially in democratic societies where everyone is supposed to be equal and free. The Jews understood that the Messiah ("Anointed One") would come as God's anointed King to restore paradise and establish God's reign of peace for them. They expected a Messianic King who would free them from strife and division, and from foreign oppression. Many had high hopes that Jesus would be the Messiah and Ruler for Israel. Little did they understand what kind of kingship Jesus claimed to possess.Actually Jesus came to deliver his people, and the whole world, from the worst kind of tyranny possi-ble - from bondage to sin, guilt and condemnation, and from “the wages of sin which is death” (Romans 6:23). Jesus came to conquer hearts and souls for an imperishable kingdom - a king-dom ruled not by force or fear, but by peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit, and the power of God's right-eousness (Romans 14:17). Jesus died not only as King of the Jews, but as King of all nations and Lord of the universe. His victory over the power of sin, Satan, and the world was accomplished through his atoning death on the cross and his resurrection on the third day. In the Book of Revelation Jesus is called “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16). He now sits in glory at the right hand of the Father in heaven - and from his throne he rules as Lord over all. Do we recognize Jesus Christ as our Sovereign King and Redeemer?

 

Our Lady of Grace Romney WV

Please Pray For

Adelynn, Lynn Adams, Kevin Adrian, John Ahrens, Barb Aiello, Thomas Alicandro Jr., John Bennett, Carolyn Batton, Paul Biser, Elizabeth Braun, Mary Bowser, Christine & Dan Brown, Donald Buchinger, Casey Carriger, Sandra Carriger, Betty Chevery, Paul Clower, Harrison Codo, Rick Corbett, Buddy Day-ton, Connie Davis, Helen Dercks, Antonia Detres, Londa Dodson, Rick Dodson, Beth Grayson, Diane Gumpper, Steve & Judy Hajash, Betty Hartman, Tony Haywood, Hazel Holcombe, Harry Hott, Tom Hud-son, Grace Jackson, Chuck Kesner, Sharon Kuykendall, Pam Kizer, Loretta Leach, Marianna Leone,
Fr. Giles LeVasseur, Lance LeVasseur, John Lien, Andy Mason, Raymond McCall, Naomi Miller, Felix Gonzalez Morales, Shaina Mowry, Eileen Passauer, Nick Perez, Michael Peshock, Bob Pliska, Richard Ramsay III, Danny Reddick, Gary Reddick, Meaghan Reddick, Teresa Reddick, Julie Robert, Dale Rog-ers, Dick Shanholtzer, Kathy Steiner, Lori & Mike Stickley, Dominick Tarinelli, Jack Welton, Nancy Wolfe, Jim Wysopal, Maureen Wysopal, Benny Young, Dennis Young
(To add or remove a name, contact the office or put a note in the collection basket. A new list will be printed every three months.)

 

Please Pray

for the Sick listed  

Mass Intentions

Offer a Mass for your loved ones, living or deceased.  We will try to schedule the Mass on your requested date (birthday, wedding anniversary, death anniversary, special event etc.) or as close to it as possible.  Please send requests at least three weeks ahead of the date you would like. The amount set by the diocese for Mass intentions is $10 for weekday and $20 for weekend Masses, but any amount, more or less, will be accepted.  Mass Intention envelopes are in the vestibule.

Due to having fewer Masses, it is more difficult to schedule Mass intentions on a requested date.  If you would like a Mass said on a particular date, please send the request in at least 4 months before that date.  Mass intention envelopes are on the table in the vestibule.  Contact the office with any questions.

Did You Know?

If you  make a donation to the church in memory of a loved one it is exempt from the 9% assessed by the Diocese on regular donations.

New Requests

(Click Here)

 

Pray for our homebound parishioners and our falling away Brothers and Sisters

 

CAT%20CHARITIES_edited.jpg
Picture2.png
Matthew 11.28.2_edited.jpg

What are the Gospels?

The term gospel comes from a translation of the Greek noun

euangelion (εὐαγγέλιον) – meaning “good tidings” or “good news”. This means that when people are speaking of the four gospels in the bible, they are talking about the four recounts of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Written by evangelists between 70 and 100 AD, the four gospels contain almost everything we know today about Jesus, his life, his teachings, and his sacrifice.

The gospels are in fact, a set of specific historical text, that convey a deeper, more profound understanding of Jesus, who he is, his acts, and his teachings, from four different perspectives.

 

Why are There Four Gospels? Each of the gospels contain information that is either absent from or contradictive to the three other gospels. Each of the gospels were written to convey the message of the lord with different demographics, cultures, and educations in mind. The way an impoverished person living on the streets, would speak and think was different to those of an upper class from the same time period, which also meant that they would see and understanding things differently from one another. This made it rather difficult trying to get the people to connect with the same message, as their view of things was heavily influenced by their own means, needs and comforts.

As time is not kind to human memory, there is no way for us to know exactly what was said and done, word for word, and we must instead rely on the word of witnesses recounting what they saw and heard long after the event. Personal bias could also effect how these witnesses perceived the events, and as Jesus most likely spoke Aramaic there are bound to be a few mistranslated words or phrases here and there. As Catholics we believe  that the Gospels are the divinely inspired word of God.

 

Please note the new email address for
Our Lady of Grace - ologrwv@gmail.com.
Do not use the old email address and delete any messages you receive from it. Please send an email to the new address so that Terry has your email address for her contacts.

 

What is Mass

 

Our Lady Of Grace  Mission Statement

If you don't see the information you are looking for, always  check the Church Bulletin  click here

Deacon Larry has offered to take communion to anyone who is still unable to attend Mass.  If you know someone who doesn’t get emails please contact them and ask if they would like Deacon Larry to bring communion to them.  You, or they, can contact the office (304) 822-5561 or call Deacon Larry 703-421-5815.

 

Church Announcements 

word of God.jpg

Liturgical Ministers

 

November 27
Lector: Mia Leone
EMHC: Herb Adrian
Greeters: M. & D. Rogers


December 4
Lector: Victoria Carr
EMHC: Deacon Larry
Greeters: G. Bogard
D. Bowley


December 11
Lector: Fr. Giles
EMHC: Ed Rodriguez
Greeters: M. & D. Rogers

Weekly Offering
November 13, 2022
General: $ 1689.00
Poor Box: $ 197.00 ($311.00)
Military: $ 347.00
Attendance: 61

Catholic Charities collects and distributes personal care items to the needy.

This month they need toilet paper, paper towels, and shaving cream.

 

Money in the Poor Box in November will go to the Romney Children’s Home for Christmas. Thank you for your support!

Sharing.png

Our goal for the Catholic Sharing Appeal this year is $9000. All money we receive over $4500 will come back to our parish. It will be used to help pay for repaving of the parking lot. Please consider giving to this year’s Catholic sharing appeal.
Goal $9000.00 27 gifts received so far
Received so far: $6525.00 73% of our goal

Catholic Charities collects and distributes personal care items to the needy.  This month they need disposable razors, ladies deodorant, q-tips, and toothpaste.

                                                            —————————--

—————————————

Dear fellow parishioner,

 

For better or worse, you will find either a physical or scanned copy of “Thoughts and Reflections”

included in the weekly bulletin.  Since I have not been able to contribute to the common liturgical or

ministerial good during this plague, I asked Fr. Thomas if I could perhaps contribute such weekly

offerings instead.

 

These reflections were written in an ad hoc basis during my years of active ministry in these Potomac Highlands.  They were, for the most part, cobbled together on those Saturdays when I had the

weekend homily in hand by the time I left for the 5:00 P.M. Mass at Epiphany.  They have been

excavated from my physical files (I suspect that there are many more if I opened one of the many thumb-drives I’ve ignored since I retired.)  They are passed on to you in their original state with all the errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and typos, of that which is written in haste.  Such is the

laziness of this retiree.

 

These have no pretense of being anything more than what they are -  a backward glance upon the scatterings of grace which a generous God has strewn upon the surface of my daily life.  If you find any merit in them; if you find them helpful in recognizing the touch of grace in the simplicity of your own lives, them I am pleased and grateful.


 

 

Contact the office...      Tuesday or Wednesday

                          -  304-822-5561

     

      If you would like to register as a parishioner.

If your address, phone number or email address has changed.

      If you or a family member is hospitalized so that Fr. Thomas can visit.

      If you become homebound so that a Eucharistic Minister can visit and bring you Holy Communion.

Baby bottles are available in the foyer to collect your loose change between now and Christmas.  The money will support the Knights of Columbus Pro-life ministry.  Please take a bottle home, and when filled, place it in the basket at Our Lady’s feet in the sanctuary.

baby bottles.png

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for the new flag for our flagpole.  The other one was worn and tattered.  Thank you also to Dan & Bob for all the work they do around the church and grounds.  Your hard work is greatly appreciated.                                                                               

                                                                              

 

BOOK@.jpg

A book of Illumination of Conscience by parishioner Tom Eades

HND back cover_20160415_0001.tif

Donation $10.00  and this is tax deductible Proceeds go to

Hope in the Darkness Project 

Phil Gallery.png

Phil Gallery’s newest book is

“Saint Francis and the Animals.” 

Books will be available for sale for $18.00.

 

 Mass schedule for Our Lady of Grace

Sunday 11:00 am     

Tuesday 12:00 noon  

 

 

 

Special Occassions

 

Holy Days of obligations

times are coming

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation: 

 

Weekday Mass's

Half Hour

before and after

 

1/2 hour before  Saturday or Sunday Mass

    or by appointment

++++++++++++++++++

DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC OR LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH?

 

 Registration forms for classes are in the church vestibule. Sessions begin at the end of September.  If anyone has any questions, please call or e-mail me.  I am glad to meet with you beforehand.   We want to provide classes for the following:

 

1.  Unbaptized adults who are considering to join the Catholic Church

 

2.  Baptized non-Catholic adults who want to join the Catholic Church

 

3.  Baptized Catholic adults who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation

 

4.  Catholics and non-Catholics alike who want to know more about the Catholic Faith

 

Do you know of anyone who wants to find out more about the Catholic Faith?  Please invite them to these sessions.

 

Websites of interest

Daily Readings written http://usccb.org/bible/readings

Daily Readings audio http://usccb.org/bible/readings-audio.cfm

Video Reflection http://usccb.org/bible/reflections/index.cfm


The usccb.org site will also give you tutorials on how to pray the Rosary, the Divine Chaplet, and other prayers and devotions.

Daily Reflection from The Word Among Us can be accessed at https://wau.org/meditations/

EWTN Catholic Radio

 

Daily

 

Schedule https://www.ewtn.com/radio/schedule

Access The Magnificat free online at https://www.osvnews.com

Liturgical Press is providing free access to a digital file for Give Us This Day, which includes the daily Mass texts: https://giveusthisday.org/Digital

National Catholic

Register has Catholic news, stories, blogs, etc. at ncregister.com

Discover a saint special to you at Catholic News Service’s Patron Saints page: https://www.catholicnews.com/patron-saints.cfm

Catholic enrichment site for  hildren: Catholicsprouts.com

For teens and twenty-somethings: lifeteen.com

For Catholic headline news: catholicnewsagency.com

Daily Living with Fr. Chapin: mydailyliving.com

Our Lady Of Grace

Mission Statement

 

              We the members of Our Lady of Grace Parish are a Catholic Christian, ecumenical community under the auspices of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. 

 

             We are dedicated to providing an environment for ourselves and for others in which we can grow in a spirit of thanksgiving , worship, and love.  We wish to deepen our individual and collective faith in God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in the Sacraments of the Church, Particularly the Eucharist, and in Mary, Mother of Grace.

 

           W e gather together as a community of Faith, based on love, acceptance, interdependence, compassion, and service.

 

             Our purpose as a parish family is to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ by word and example. We use our God-given talents to bring ourselves and others close to God. We accept our Baptismal call to make the faith of the Church known to all people by taking our personal part in evangelization.  

 

The Knights of Columbus Council #10011 meets on the third Sunday of every month at 12:00 pm in Quinn Hall

faith.png

Check out FaithInWV.org

 

The of Wheeling-Charleston has rolled out #FaithInWV, and it is all presented online through a new website - FaithInWV.org.  It is an online pathway to stories, photos, and videos of how our people in West Virginia are following Christ by actions and choices.

#FaithInWV is giving hope, rising above the odds, being a blessing, and leading by example. It is choosing to find the good in others, and letting others see Christ in you. Ultimately it is having faith in God the Father above all.

Learn how our brothers and sisters in Christ are doing His work. Let’s imitate their love, joy, strength, and resilience through the website. 

Do you know an exceptional Catholic in West Virginia, someone or a group who is a shining example of #FaithInWV? Email Bibey your feature idea to jbibey@dwc.org.

What is the

 

Sacrifice of the Holy Mass

 

      Perhaps the best way to describe this connection is to say that in the Mass we re-link ourselves to Calvary.  In the Mass, Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary is perpetuated by the priest, who offers it anew to the Father.  St. Paul told his converts in Corinth, "Every time, then, you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes" (1 Corinthians 11:26).

       It is not a new sacrifice, but rather the same sacrifice that Jesus offered on the cross 2,000 years ago.  The Eucharist is not a matter of "repeating" that action but of reestablishing our bond with it. The difference, however, is that Jesus no longer  dies at each Mass, but is simply re-offered to the Father.  It is a “bloody” sacrifice only in the sense that it contains the Body and Blood of Christ.  But it is “unbloody” in the sense that it is offered only in a sacramental fashion under the appearances of bread and wine. 

     In other words, in the Mass, we re-present -- or mystically renew -- the Sacrifice of Calvary.  In other words, we offer Jesus’ sacrifice to God the Father on the altar during Eucharistic celebration   for the remission of our sins, using signs and symbols.  This means that, once again, we offer Christ to the Father, saying: "Father, look upon the Lamb that was slain for our sake." By the words of consecration, Christ is made present again through the “transubstantiation" of the bread and wine into Christ's Body and Blood.

 

Our Lady of Grace Romney WV

One of the CD’s available on the display in the vestibule:

 

Sister Bethany Madonna, vocations’ director for the Sisters of Life, shares how God not only wants us to know Him, but also to give us the desires of our heart and gifts that bring purpose, meaning, and hope. She makes it clear that “receiving is the gift that we give” to the Lord and that He wants to be invited into every aspect of our lives. Speaking from her own life experience, Sister Bethany shows the importance of asking in order to receive all the Lord has in mind for us. 

Parishioner Comments

I was really impacted by how accessible the Lord makes Himself to us, if only we will ask. Tim - Fort Meade, MD

We need to hear more like this: ‘God is our Father in a way that none of our fathers can be.’ He said, ‘I will not leave you orphans.’ Donna - College Station, TX

Childrens%20home%20award_edited.jpg
 
 
 
 
ST JOESEPH.jpg
talent-300x279.jpg
Our Lady of Grace Romney WV
Our Lady of Grace Romney WV
Our Lady of Grace Romney WV

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is committed to the protection of its children and young people. The Diocese complies with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People by maintaining an Office of Safe Environment. To report an incidence of suspected child sexual abuse, please contact your local law enforcement agency, or you may confidentially contact the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families/Child Protective Services by calling the Child Abuse Hotline at 800.352.6513. To report suspected cases of sexual abuse by personnel of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to the Diocese, please contact one of the Bishop’s designees at 888.434.6237 (toll free) or  304.233.0880: Sister Ellen Dunn, ext. 264; Mr. Bryan Minor, ext. 263; Msgr. Frederick Annie, ext. 267, or Msgr. Anthony Cincinnati, 270. For more information on the Diocese’s Office of Safe Environment, please go to www.dwc.org, then click the “Diocese” tab, then click “Office of Safe Environment” under the “Offices” menu.  To learn more about the Catholic Church’s efforts in preventing sexual abuse of children in the United States, please visit http://www.usccb.org.  Under “Issues and Action,” click “Child and Youth Protection” from the drop down menu.

 

Trafficking is not just an issue that happens to people in other countries.  The United States is a source and transit country and is also considered on of the top destination points for victims of child trafficking and exploitation.  Are you aware of any trafficked children in your area and services available for them?  U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (sistersagainsttrafficking.org)

 

 

© 2014 created by Our Lady Of Grace Romney WV  Tom Eades webmaster