THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY December 3, Vigil Mass
St. Mary Parishioners
Maennerchor Concert (in church)
MONDAY, December 5,
Is. 35:1-10; Lk. 5:17-26
Evening Prayer & Rosary
Martha Gray (grades 5-8)
Rita Kemmerling (grades K-4)
Living and Deceased of the Murphy &
Evening Prayer & Rosary
Adult Open gym - basketball
SATURDAY December 10, Vigil Mass
Bea & Henry Thibaut
Living & Deceased of the Frank Wirth
Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or suffering, especially those homebound or in nursing homes.
Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.
Nursing Home: John Heider, Tim McManus
At Home: Charlie Campbell, Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Fred Courtney, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Marie McGrath, Rita Redwood, Rick Shawver, Millie Veit.
RCIA this Wednesday, December 7th:
please attend the Vicariate
Confirmation classes are held on Sunday in the Atrium from .
Thursday, December 8th is the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and a holy day of obligation. Masses are at and .
Advent: Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world. Mother Teresa
The traditional Advent Maennerchor concert this Sunday, December 4th at in church. All are invited to attend.
Christmas Day is on a Sunday this year. The Mass schedule will be as follows: Christmas Eve (with the traditional Posada), , 12 , and Christmas Day. For the Feast of Mary, Mother of God, January 1st we will follow the regular weekend Mass schedule , 9 & .
We will not have Bingo Sunday, December 4th – Vicariate Mission or December 25th - Christmas Day. We will have Bingo in-between – Dec. 11 & 18!!
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LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES December 10-11
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM Volunteers Needed D.Smeltzer, A.Graf D.& L. Mitchell, C.Rees, F.Carrick
9:00 AM Volunteers Needed M.Kelly, J.Kenneh B.Hess, F.Melton, A/Metoyer,
P.Mortimer, S.Naegele, C. Reis
Volunteers Needed S.Moraine, R.Randolph S.Brown, E.Holleran, volunteer , B.Faford, D. & D. Bosner
Coffee & Donuts 12/10: J. & P. Kenneh
From the Pastor
This weekend we begin our vicariate mission! Traditionally, many parishes (or groups of parishes in our case) offer these “missions” as a kind of community retreat. These missions help us to deepen our faith and come to a greater understanding of how God works in our lives. We hope, as a result, to grow in holiness and have our hearts burn with God’s great love.
So I ask everyone to please participate in the mission to the very best of your ability. There will be a presentation every night at , starting Sunday December 4th at St. Mary’s. We plan on about one hour for the presentations, and then some priests will be available to hear confessions after the talks each evening. Thursday night, we will conclude the mission not with a presentation, but with the holy day Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Please note that since we will hear confessions every night, there will not be a parish penance service for Advent this year. Also, please note that the presentations will take place at rotating sites, so please check the bulletin for the schedule.
Finally, for those who are unable to attend the mission, please pray for its success. We pray for God to send the Holy Spirit to be with Fr. Thomas Sullivan, C.P.M., who will give the mission. May this truly be a time for all of us to come to a greater awareness of God’s abundant mercy and His infinite love!
As always, I pray for the Lord’s blessing to be with all of you during this holy season.
Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,
Christmas rehearsals are beginning. Families are needed for the service as well as the Christmas
morning We invite parents to join their children in
celebration of Christ’s Birth. Brass players & vocalists are needed for
Christmas Flower Remembrances - forms are available in the back of the church for names to be remembered in the Christmas bulletin. Contributions will be used for Christmas flowers and decorations. Please complete the form and place in the collection basket or return to the church office no later than December 18th.
St. Mary Annual Christmas Tree Sale, featuring fresh top quality Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine and Blue Spruce trees, wreathes and roping. November 26 through December 23. M-F , Sat. Noon-9pm, Sun. Noon-6pm. Visa and MasterCard accepted with proper ID.
St. Mary’s School Winter Gala Dinner and Auction will
be at the Hyatt Regency Columbus from to on Saturday evening, January 14th.
This event will benefit St. Mary’s
Activities at St. Mary’s:
v Adopt-a-family - return gifts December 3/4.
v School Advent Program Thursday, December 15th at in the church.
St. Mary’s School Notes:
· Wednesday, Dec. 7 Breakfast with a Book.
· Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the 2005-06 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.