THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY, November 4, Vigil Mass
MONDAY, November 6,
Phil 2:1-4; Lk. 14:12-14
Deceased of the Plagemen & Henterly
Evening Prayer & Rosary
Phil 2:12-18; Lk. 14:25-33
Ez. 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; 1 Cor. 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn. 2:13-22
6:00 p.m. Adoration at
6:30 p.m. Mass
7:50 a.m. Morning Chapel
8:00 p.m. Open Gym (adults)
SATURDAY, November 11, Vigil Mass
11:30 a.m. St. Mary Parishioners Living & Deceased …
7:00 p.m. Bingo
U = Anniversary of death
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, Evelyn Spiert.
At Home: Charlie Campbell, Diane Carrick, Josephine Calabro, Fred Courtney, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Marie McGrath, Rita Redwood.
ECO (Electric Contributions Option) Program is always open for new sign-ups. See the information at the rear of church or call the parish office. ECO –schedule: Weekly November 13, 20, & 27; bi-weekly November 20; Monthly November 1st or 15th.
Cemetery Sunday: Sunday, November 5th prayer services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross, and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries.
Windshields Rule: It is against diocesan policy to place any political materials on cars on our property.
From Father Thomas: I have received notice from the bishop that the Catholic Conference of Ohio, the bishops’ statewide council for public affairs, is encouraging a no vote on Issue 3, the slot machine gambling issue. The conference lists six reasons. For their detailed reasoning, go to www.othiocathconf.org. The reasons given seem to mirror the concerns of the Ohio Council of Churches.
Young-at-Heart will make their last trip of this year to St. Francis Center, McArthur, Ohio on Monday, November 6th. Items needed: toilet tissue and soap products which may be left in the container at the rear of church.
FYI: The Parish office will be closed November 6-10th. Messages will be checked on a regular basis
The Monday 12:30 time for reconciliation will not be available November 6th. It will resume November 13th.
Please welcome Monsignor Thomas Bender who will be filling-in for Father Thomas this week.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES November 11-12
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS SACRISTAN
4:00 PM J. LaMotte, C. Skinner D. Smeltzer, F. Carrick, J. Engle, A. Price W. Bedford E. Holleran, C. Rees A.Walker
9:00 AM F. & C. Collins M.K.Oris J. Auer, C.Badurina, G.Bowman, M.Badurina J.Vogt A. Breitfeller, M.Gerlach, B.Hilsheimer B.Contasta
11:30 AM D.M.& W. Martello , T.Martello, D. & D. Bosner, S.Brown , T. Zervas P.Dineen L.Duren, L.Lovett, S.Jeffrey S.Foster
Coffee & Donuts 11/12: S. & G. Holleran Pray for our men and women in uniform
St. Mary’s has relics of Saints in the Southeast alcove of the church. While visiting these relics you may wish to write the name of a loved one who has died. We will remember and pray for them this November.
Vocalists who would like to participate in Christmas Services are needed. Midnight Mass/Christmas Day service rehearsals will begin November 29th. All voices are welcome. Male voices are particularly needed.
Children who are interested in singing at the 5:00 Christmas Eve or 10:30 Christmas day service are needed as well. See Teresa Monds if interested in the Christmas Eve service and Joy Seipp if interested in singing Christmas Day.
Bring your own cookie dough! A community baking party will be held in the school cafeteria at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5th. We will work together to bake 150 dozen chocolate chip cookies for the Kairos Prison Ministry. Everyone is welcome! Cookie sheets will be provided; please bring chocolate chip cookie dough balls from Sam’s Club or GFS, apron, pot holders and a spatula. Can’t join us? Donations of cookie dough are most welcome. Call Cecelia Reis at 784-0405.
St. Therese’s Retreat Center in Columbus is sponsoring a “24 Hour Advent Retreat”, December 8th & 9th.The title of the retreat is: Deepening our Longing for God. Fr. Jack Dister, S.J. will be the presenter for this special time. It begins with supper at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening and will conclude after Mass and supper on Saturday evening. Cost is $75.00. Call the retreat center at 614-886-1611 for further information and reservations.
*Retirement Party for Nancy Auer*
When: Friday, November 17th
Where: **Fest Hall at the German Village Meeting Haus** Location moved due to parking restrictions
Parking: at St. Mary’s
Come join the fun in celebrating with Nancy on her well deserved retirement. Bring an appetizer to share! Dinner music, beer, and wine provided! Please fill out, clip, and drop this coupon in the collection if you plan to attend.
Name Number Attending
High School Students: Future activities include: November 11 live bands in the gym at 6:00 p.m.; November 19 and December 10, pizza in the rectory at 4:30 p.m. and free transportation to the Jesus Jam at St. Agatha. Please ask your parents if they would like to donate a small door prize for the November 11 band concert – something like a fast food certificate or small gift card. Finally, your friends from other churches are invited to all activities except the ones that require St. Mary’s to provide transportation.
Knights of Columbus #5429 will have a Thanksgiving Eve Men’s Gathering at St. Mary’s School Gym Wednesday, November 22 from 6:30 until Midnight (or so). Fun Food, fellowship and a beverage or two! Evening raffle and an occasional split the pot. Cost is $15.00 at the door. Please come and join us.
FYI – St. Mary’s will again have the Christmas Tree Sale and we will have the Gala January 13, 2007. Please remember to patronize these events!
Moma Mia! St. Mary Library thanks all of our parishioners for their generosity and support for our annual spaghetti dinner. With your help, we broke all records: we served nearly 700 dinners and profited nearly $3,000.00! All of the money is used to support our Library/Literary Programs. A special thank you to the parishioners who donated to the dinner: Gischel Produce, Hey-Hey Bar & Grill, the Knights of Columbus #5429 and Frances Grispino. “Grazie” to all!
St. Mary School Notes…
· Aaron Diehl concert, Friday November 10th at 7:30 p.m. at the Riffe Center. Tickets at the school office $50.00.
· Market Day pick up is on Wednesday, November 8th from 4;30-6:00 p.m. in the school gym. Thank you for your order.
· Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the 2006-07 school year please contact Cindy Oddi at 445-9668.
Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.