Natural Family Planning Class, May 23
Memorial Day, May 26
Prayer Shawl Ministry, Jun 4
Men's Scripture Sharing, Jun 10
OLP Vacation Bible School, Jun 17
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Front side of folios 13 & 14 of a Greek papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Luke 11:5-12
and 13:6-24, 3rd century, in Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland courtesy Wikimedia
FAQ: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What are the Times for Mass and Holy Day Masses?
A: Weekdays: Monday: No Mass or Liturgy of the Hours
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. Evening Mass
Wednesday-Thursday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. Morning Masses
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses
Holy Days: Holy Day Eve: 5:30 p.m. Mass
Holy Day: 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Masses
Q: What is the time for the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
A: The Sacrament of Reconciliation is Saturday from 3:15-3:45 p.m. and by special appointment.
Call the Church Office at 614-263-8824.
Special Penance services are also scheduled during Advent and Lent.
Q: To whom do I communicate something I want in the parish bulletin?
A: The dedicated address for bulletin news items is email@example.com. The deadline is Monday
at 12:00 noon for an item to appear the following Sunday.
Q: I need directions to the church and to the parish office.
A. Please visit the link on our website for directions to the church and parish office.
Q: How do I schedule a baptism or wedding?
There is an obligatory Parent Preparation Course prior to Baptism of a first child. The course
is given on the second Wednesday of September, November, January, March, and May at 7:00 p.m.
in the church lower level. Baptisms are at 12:15 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month by
appointment. Arrangement for the class and Baptism may be made by calling the Church Office
Arrangments should be made at the Church Office at least six (6) months prior to the marriage.
Call 614-263-8824. The latest time on Saturday to schedule a wedding is 2:00 p.m.
Also, view the parish marriage guidelines by clicking on this link.
Q: How do we register as new members of the parish?
A: Those wishing to move their membership and become parishioners at Our Lady of Peace
should register by calling the Church Office at 614-263-8824, or click on the following link
to retrieve the registration form, fill out, and return to the Church Office.
family registration form
Q: Where might I find out more about changes to the Mass implemented
November 27, 2011. (universal changes)
also the Catholic Times as of April 10, 2011 began running weekly articles titled "Welcoming the
Roman Missal." Those are available on-line through the Roman Catholic Diocese of
Columbus website at http://www.colsdioc.org/Offices/TheCatholicTimes.aspx , this
and lastly, Fr. Kavanagh, pastor of Our Lady of Peace,Parish, will be conducting
informational sessions closer to implementation.
Q: How do we get a family member on a list to have home visits or to receive Holy Communion?
A: To schedule home visits or to receive Holy Communion at home please call the Church Office
Q: Will my weekly offering go back to my parish if I attend Mass at a different Parish and
submit my envelope?
A: On occasion envelopes are received in the mail from parishes' who received it in their Sunday
collection. Financial support of your parish is part of being a good steward. The best thing to do
is increase your giving to your home parish before or after your absence, or to participate in the
electronic giving option the church has made available. If you wish to start giving electronically,
go to the forms and documents section of the website, find the electronic giving form, and
submit it to the Church Office. You can also click on the following link to retrieve the form:
electronic giving form
Q: If I'm Catholic and in attendance at a non-Catholic service, may I receive Communion? Or,
if I am a non-Catholic, may I receive the Eucharist at a Catholic Mass?
A: The answer to both questions is "No."
Only an ordained bishop or priest can preside at Mass and confect the Eucharist, bringing
about the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Part of theCatholic belief is that the
celebration and reception of Holy Communion is the manifestation of that common belief
and unity in the faith. Receiving communion at a non-Catholic service would create a false
sense of unity in belief, faith, and practice.
Likewise, were non-Catholics to participate in Holy Communion at a Catholic Mass they
violate the unity of belief, faith, worship, and governance professed by the congregation.
Q: Can a divorced Catholic still receive the sacrament of communion?
A: Divorce does not prohibit a person from receiving communion. However, if a divorced person
remarries prior to having a declaration of Nullity from the Catholic Church, he or she cannot
receive the sacraments.
Q: What is the Catholic Church's stand on cremation?
A: The practice of burying the body of the deceased in a grave or tomb is encouraged as a
sign of Christian faith. However, creamation is not forbidden.
Q: What should I wear to Mass?
A: Dress as you feel comfortable. You will see people in jeans and sweatshirts, shorts and
tee-shirts in the summer, but, you will also see people in suits and ties, and more formal
dresses with hose and heels---even on occasion hats. Dressing modestly as one should
in a public place and a house of worship goes without saying.
Q: In Baptism (child or adult) may one of the godparents be a non-Catholic?
Does the same apply for Confirmation (child or adult) Sponsors?
A: Canon Law (874;1983) states a godparent (sponsor) needs to be a Catholic: one who has
confirmed, has made his/her First Communion, and is a practicing member of the Catholic
Church. Understandably the Church can not ask a non-Catholic to promise the faith care and
religious educational development of a child/adult in a religion in which he/she does not
It is permissible for a member of another Church to be present as a witness of the Baptism,
this would be in addition to the Catholic sponsor.
Confirmation Sponsors (child or adult) also benefit and need the spiritual help of a Sponsor.
This person must be an active, fully initiated and practicing member of the Catholic Church
and over 16 years of age.
Q: I know someone who is interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church and possibly
becoming a Catholic, who at the church should he/she contact?
A: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults learn more
about the Catholic faith and ask questions. Classes meet weekly during the school year
beginning in September. The process is designed to help people discern their readiness to
embrace a path of faith within the Roman Catholic Church. If you, or someone you know is
interested, or would like more information, please call the Church Office at 614-263-8824,
or look at the RCIA link under "Faith Formation." www.olp-parish.org/faith-formation/
and/or interested in becoming a Catholic?
Q: I've been asked to be a Sponsor for an adult in RCIA who is considering joining the church.
What are my responsibilities?
A: A Sponsor is expected to be a guide and a friend for this faith journey. The Sponsor is not
expected to be an authority on "all things Catholic," or even on religion in general. You are
expected to keep in regular contact with the candidate to encourage them, listen to and
answer those questions you can, help them find the answers you can't immediately answer,
share your own faith experiences, attend the RCIA classes with them when possible, pray
with and for the candidate, and introduce the candidate to other members within the Church
Along the way through the RCIA process, you as the Sponsor will be asked to attest to the
readiness of the candidate as they move forward toward joining the Catholic Church at
the Easter Vigil.
Q: I've been away for a while, can I come back to the Church?
A: Yes, absolutely. The Church welcomes you back! There are countless reasons people
fall away from actively living and practicing their faith. If you are ready to come back, we
welcome you. If you would like to talk to someone call the Church Office 614-263-6769
to schedule time with the Pastor, Father Kavanagh, or Deacon, Reverend Fortkamp.
You might also consider attending the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
weekly classes held during the school year. This would provide for you a review of
Church history, beliefs, liturgy, traditions and customs, and might help you further discern
your readiness to return to the Church.
Q: The "Scouting" link on the website doesn't mention "Brownies" or "Girl Scouts."
Is this not available for girls in our parish?
A: Our Lady of Peace Parish currently does not sponsor Brownie or Girl Scouts.
However, there have been Brownie and Girl Scout meetings held on school property in
the past. Call the school at 614-267-4535 for more information, or go to
www.girlscouts.org/ or call 614-487-8101 or 1-800-621-7042.
Q: I hear about the Protecting God's Children workshops. What exactly is that?
A: The Protecting God's Children program was created to focus on preventing child and youth
sexual abuse by educating parents and adults, employees and volunteers, working with
children and youth about sexual abuse. A second focus is training how to respond to abuse
or allegations of abuse.
Q: Who has to attend the Protecting God's Children (PGC) workshops?
A: All paid diocesan, parish and school staff and any clergy temporarily assigned to the Diocese
of Columbus regardless of their level of contact with children and youth must attend Protecting
God's Children workshops.
All volunteers in a program or ministry for children and youth regardless of their level of
contact with children and youth, also must attend PGC workshops. Examples include:
volunteers in Catholic schools, PSR programs, etc.
All Volunteers for other parish programs or ministries who have been delegated care, custody,
or control of children and youth. Examples include: choir director, sacristan, etc.
For more information go to http://www.cdeducation.org/oym and click on "Safe Environment"
or contact the diocese at 614-241-2565.
Q: How do I find out when and where Protecting God's Children classes are being held?
A: The current schedule is posted online at www.virtus.org. Click on "Registration" and choose
"View a list of sessions." Be sure to select "Diocese of Columbus."