From Fr. Kitsmiller

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

I want to thank those who worked the parking lot at Sacred Heart last weekend for motorists attending the Columbus Italian Festival. The parish was able to make over $7,500.00 over the three days of the Festival. I appreciate your time and service. Thank you also for your cooperation in the change of the Mass schedule. This was an important fund raiser for our parish. 

During the month of the October, we are encouraged to pray the Rosary, as the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary was October 7th. This past Friday, October 13th, was the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of our Lady to the three children of Fatima. The message of Fatima has three essential elements: penance, prayer and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary especially by praying the Rosary. Our penance, prayer and devotion to Mary can be offered up for our own sins but also for the sins the world. As we continue through the month of October, let us continue to pray for a greater respect for human life, especially the unborn, the sick and disabled, the poor and dying. May God grant peace to our world and our lives. 

May the Lord bless you and protect you! 

Fr. Kitsmiller
Associate Administrator
Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist