SATURDAY, November 4, Vigil Mass

     1:00 p.m.  Kroupa/Harrigal Wedding

     4:00 p.m.  Helen Kurguz

SUNDAY, November 5, Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary

Dt. 6:2-6; Heb. 7:23-28; Mk. 12:28b-34                     Time

      9:00 a.m.      Otto Veit U  

                     Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      St. Mary Parishioners Living & Deceased  

    12:30 p.m.  Bell Choir Practice

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, November 6,

Phil 2:1-4; Lk. 14:12-14

     7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 p.m.  Deceased of the Plagemen & Henterly


     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  Bell Choir Practice

TUESDAY, November 7,

Phil 2:5-11; Lk. 14:15-24

     8:30 a.m. Helen Kurguz (Gr. K-4)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study – Shanks

WEDNESDAY, November 8,

Phil 2:12-18; Lk. 14:25-33

     8:30 a.m. Andrezej & Katarnyze Lekowicz. (Gr 5-8)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  RCIA & RCIC “Prayer”

     7:00 p.m.  Bible Study

     7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice (9:00 a.m. choir)

THURSDAY, November 9, Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Ez. 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; 1 Cor. 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn. 2:13-22

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.   Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.   Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, November 10,  Leo the great, pope, doctor

Phil 3:17-4:1; Lk. 16:1-8

     7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 p.m.  Helen Kaeppner

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     8:00 p.m.  Open Gym (adults)

SATURDAY, November 11, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Bill & Greg Thomas

                     Baptism Marx)

SUNDAY, November 12, Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Kgs. 17:10-16; Heb. 9:24-28; Mk. 12:38-44                    

      9:00 a.m.      Joe Testa, Jr.  

                     Coffee & Donuts

    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.

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please give us a call if you would like a visit. Due to privacy issues no one will be listed in the bulletin sick list unless the person themselves or an immediate family member requests it.

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 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.


                             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 7:00-9:00 PM

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.

“How do I make a return to the Lord for all he has done for me.”

. OFFERTORY: 10/28-29                  envelopes        $4,476.00

                                                      loose change          1,064.00

                                                      3 ECO                       145.00

Of the 666 envelopes mailed 131 were used

     Less 5% ($284.25) charities

     All Saints Day           23.00

     St. Vincent de Paul $390.00 – Thank you

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                      1,418.00

     BINGO October 29                                          

        Bingo Deposit                                        $2507.50

        Bank                                                          800.00

       Expenses                                                  927.47

        Net                                            $780.00

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