Bulletin Blurbs

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Enroll in E-Tithe (automatic bank account withdrawal). You can have your withdrawal taken on the 10th or 25th of each month. Call Business Manager, Kim Arlt, at 402.564.7151 for information. Please use your church envelope for the collection. If you attend another Catholic parish in Columbus, your envelope will come to St. Bon’s.

Adorers needed:
Saturday: Afternoon 3-4 pm, 4-5 pm, 5-6 pm
Saturday: Evening 7-8 pm (2nd & 4th Saturday)
Sunday: Morning 2-3 am, 3-4 am, 4-5 am (All Once a Month)
Sunday: Morning 10-11 am
Sunday: Afternoon 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm, 6-7 pm
Co-Captains needed: Sunday, Wednesday, Friday (All 6am-6pm)
Substitute Adorers are always needed.
Call Joan Jahn — 402-910-0958 (Please leave a message.)

How can I fight the Clergy Crisis? We are called to respond in unity and in prayer! Archbishop Lucas and Fr. Mike have asked us to pray! Will you respond? Be a Prayer Warrior. Commit to praying one Hail Mary every day for the priests in our city. Can you do more? How about one rosary each week, or even more often? Ask your friends to join in! Look for more ideas next week.
Stained Glass Window Update

Restoration Update 

The St. Bonaventure and Ascension windows have also been restored and replaced and they are absolutely beautiful.  The stained glass windows on the North side of the church have been removed as Project 2020 proceeds.  The restoration process requires that the stained-glass window panels and original wooden frames will be removed. The walls of the church around the windows will be inspected for any damage and repaired if necessary before reinstallation. The window openings will be boarded up with plywood with all seams and perimeter area being sealed to keep out the elements. The windows will be taken to Lambrecht Studios, Inc., in Omaha for restoration. New steel frames with exterior 1” insulated tempered glass panels will be installed with the refurbished stained-glass panels between the tempered glass. 

The cost for the first three windows is $50,000 (over $16,500 per window). The total project cost is expected to be $380,000, which will increase $5,000 per year.

All 18 stained-glass windows were purchased in 1926 from the Emil Frei Art Glass Company founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1898 and shipped from the company’s Munich, Germany studio. The total cost for the eighteen windows – $6,050!

Below is information on the first three windows to be restored:

  • Bonaventure– This stained-glass window was originally paid for by the parishioners of St. Bonaventure.Italian San Bonaventura, original name Giovanni Di Fidanza, (born c. 1217, Bagnoregio, Papal States—died July 15, 1274, Lyon; canonized April 14, 1482; feast day July 15), leading medieval theologian, minister general of the Franciscan order, and cardinal bishop of Albano. He is the patron saint of our parish
  • The Ascension– This window was donated by Mr. and Mrs. George Henggeler. The family moved to Columbus in 1858 and were original members of St. Bonaventure Church. The Henggeler’s had six sons and one daughter. The Henggeler’s also donated the second largest of three bells for the bell tower at the church.
  • The Resurrection– This window was donated by the Browner Family. The city of Columbus was founded on May 29, 1856 when a tired, weary caravan of thirteen men with their ox teams halted at the site of what is now Columbus. These men were: Jacob Louis, Frederick Gottschalk, Carl Reinke, Michael Smith, Jacob Guter, John Wofel, Vincent Kummer, Henry Lusche, Charles Bremer, John Browner, J.P. Becker, Anthony Voll, and John Held. For the most part, the founders were natives of Germany and Switzerland, and Browner was born in Wexford, Ireland. In 1860, the Catholics of Columbus and vicinity, under the leadership of Browner and others, organized a small parish and welcomed the Reverend Almire Fourmont as parish pastor. The church was named St. John’s after the patron saint of John Browner. St. John Parish later became St. Bonaventure Parish.

To view videos of the history of the stained glass windows and the window restoration project click HERE.

Green Fiber Recycling Bins
We appreciate all the paper and cardboard you contribute to the Green Fiber recycling bins. St. Bonaventure parishioners are great recyclers. Here are a few tips you can help us with!
1.ALWAYS flatten your boxes. Our bins fill up fast, but they fill up faster if you do not flatten your boxes.
2. NEVER put cardboard or paper outside of the bins. If the bins are full, please wait to drop off your paper. When people start putting paper on the outside of the bins it makes a very big mess which upsets our neighbors and the police department. Papers tend to blow outside of our recycling area.
3. NEVER put trash, plastics, cans etc. in the recycling bins. We can only accept paper and cardboard.
4. BE PATIENT! Sometimes our bins do not always get dumped on time. Our bins are usually emptied on Fridays. Trucks break down, drivers change jobs, etc. Some things are just beyond our control so please be patient if the bins are full.
Thanks again for being great recyclers!




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