THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY December 10, Vigil Mass
Bea & Henry Thibaut
Living & Deceased of the Frank Wirth
MONDAY, December 12, Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zec. -17; Lk. -38
Living and Deceased of the Murphy &
Evening Prayer & Rosary
Sharon Watkins Spraggins (grades 5-8)
Leonard Albert (grades K-4)
School Advent Program
Evening Prayer & Rosary
SATURDAY December 17, Vigil Mass
Mary Jo McCarthy
St. Mary Parishioners
(Naumoff & McCreary Baptisms)
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 14th we will discuss the “Meaning of Christmas”. RCIA will begin at with sung evening prayer in the church. The discussion will follow in the atrium at . All are invited to attend.
Confirmation classes are held on Sunday in the Atrium from .
Advent: Are you ready to carry a message of hope home from Sunday Mass today? At the Eucharist, the Holy Spirit unites us as the Body of Christ. With the Spirit’s help, we can take a message of joy and hope in Jesus Christ to a world that needs to hear it.
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.
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 & .
Handel’s Messiah: Today, Sunday, December 11th at at St. Joseph Cathedral. Members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, St. Joseph Choir and internationally acclaimed soloists wil present Handel’s seasonal classic. Tickets are $15.00.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES December 17-18
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM M.Hayes J. Testa, C.Skinner E. Hayes, J.Spiert, E. Holleran, M.Detrick
M.Badurina S.Martt, H. Mathews D. & M. Smigelski, J.Auer,
R. & T. Thomas, A.Breitfeller
11:30 AM Volunteers Needed P.Mortimer, D.Metnes S.Thompson, J. Tobin, S.Perry, S. Joy, D.VanHorn, J.Sauer
& Donuts 12/18: Knights of
From the Pastor
Today is known as Gaudate Sunday, Gaudate is Latin for rejoice. It takes it's name from the opening antiphon: 'Rejoice in the Lord, again I say rejoice, the Lord is near.' Today we light the rose colored candle in the Advent wreath.
We thank Fr. Thomas Sullivan, C.P.M., who gave our viariate mission this past week. I hope that the experience helped us deepen our faith and come to a greater understanding of how God works in our lives.
In our preparations for the Christmas holy day many are buying Christmas trees, wreaths and roping from St. Mary’s. Thank you to the buyers and the sellers. Sales are going well. Again thank you.
During the retreat we had opportunity for confessions each night, so we will not have an Advent penance service this year. However, opportunity for individual confessions is available each Tuesday and Saturday .
This Christmas season I would encourage you to attend one of
the Christmas Masses. Our Christmas Masses start at on Christmas Eve with a
Posada Service. The 4PM Mass is traditionally our Children’s
As always, I pray for the Lord’s blessing to be with all of you during this holy season.
Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,
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
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 through December 23. M-F 2:30-9:30pm, Sat. Noon-9pm, Sun. Noon-6pm. Visa and MasterCard accepted with proper ID.
Job opportunity: Mother Angeline McCrory
Manor, a new skilled nursing facility on
Activities at St. Mary’s:
v School Advent Program Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 PM in the church.
St. Mary’s School Notes:
· Early Dismissal Wednesday, December 14th.
· Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the 2005-06 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.