St. Aloysius Catholic Church
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Are you new to St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green, Ohio? Have you just moved to BG, passing through town on vacation or visiting friends or family? No matter the reason you are welcome here at St. Aloysius.
Corpus Christi Procession and Potluck
On June 22, St. Aloysius and St. Thomas More parishes will join in our annual celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi. After St. Al’s 5:30 p.m. Mass, both parishes will join in festive procession through the streets followed by a potluck dinner in Hartmann Hall. Food may be dropped off in Hartmann Hall before Mass Saturday evening.
News and Current Events
Vacation Bible School
This summer’s theme is St. Luke’s Vacation Bible School. The week-long specialized fun religious education program will be held June 17-21 from 9 a.m. to noon each day at St. Aloysius. More information and how to register your child is on the Vacation Bible School webpage. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
The annual rummage sale will be Friday June 28 from 9-5 and Saturday June 29 from 9-1. Drop-off and set-up will take place the two days before. Volunteer sign-up boards are in the Narthex or call Carol Beckley, 491-819-1460 to volunteer. Proceeds benefit the St. Aloysius Food Pantry and Wood Area Ministries. More information on the Rummage Sale flier.
Party in the Lot!
We are having a potluck picnic to celebrate Fr. Mark’s final weekend at St. Al’s on Sunday June 23 at 5:30 p.m. Meat will be provided by Knights of Columbus, and water and lemonade provided by the parish. Side dish, dessert, and volunteer sign-up boards are located in the Davis Narthex. Bring your own beer, lawn chairs and yard games. DJ Diamond Lee will provide the music. Parking in the church lot will be limited to people with mobility concerns. Please park on the street or in the city lot. The event will happen rain or shine. See you there!
Meet Fr. Tom McQuillen
Father Tom McQuillen has been appointed our next pastor. Ordained in 1996, his first assignment was as associate pastor at St. Paul, Norwalk. He then served in Binga, Zimbabwe, from 2000-2006. For the next four years, he was also a lecturer and dean at St. Augustine’s Regional Seminary, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He returned to the states in 2010 where he served as an associate pastor at St. Peter in Mansfield for three years. He is currently the Dean of Men and a professor at St. Mary’s Seminary, the Athenaeum, in Cincinnati. Fr. Tom will join us July 1. Please continue to pray for all the priests and parishioners during this time of transition.
Volunteers needed for the Rummage Sale
Students in grades 6-12 are needed to help guests carry their treasures during set-up and the sale. Our guests genuinely appreciate this service. See the Rummage Sale flier for dates and times. Talk to your friends and sign up for 2-1⁄2 hour shifts in the narthex or contact Carol at 419-819-1460.
2019 Jump Start Volleyball CAMP
Registration is now open for Girls Volleyball Camp on August 12-16. If you are playing CYO Volleyball, this camp is highly recommended. Complete information including how to register is on the volleyball webpage. Please note that the Girls Volleyball Camp is being done separately this year. Please look for CYO Volleyball Team Registration in a few weeks.
Congratulations to Avery Lewis who won the Martin Family Scholarship for 2019-20. Avery is graduating from Bowling Green High School will be studying pre-medicine at the University of Dayton this fall. Avery has been very active at St. Aloysius throughout her high school years, most recently as co-chair of the Alumni Relations sub-committee of the Parish Development Committee.