THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, November 18, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Mary Jo McCarthy

SUNDAY, November 19, Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dn. 12:1-3; Heb. 10:11-14, 18; Mk. 13:24-32

      9:00 a.m.      St. Mary Parishioners Living & Deceased

                     Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Bob Andrews Baptism Bergeron

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, November 20,

Rv. 1:1-4, 2:1-5

     7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 p.m.  Helen Kurguz

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, November 21, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Rv. 3:1-6, 14-22; Lk. 19:1-10

     8:30 a.m. Timothy Campbell  U (All School Mass)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study – Shanks

     7:00 p.m.  Marriage Info Night

WEDNESDAY, November 22, Cecilia, virgin, martyr

Rv. 4:1-11; Lk. 19:11-28

       No School

     8:30 a.m. Mary Katherine Mehler

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  Thanksgiving Eve Men’s Gathering @ gym

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

THURSDAY, November 23, Thanksgiving Day

Rv. 5:1-10; Lk. 19:41-44

              No School

     10:00 a.m. Joe Testa, Jr.

FRIDAY, November 24, Andrew Dung Lac, priest & Companions, martyrs

Rv. 10:8-11; Lk. 19:45-48

       No School

   12:00 p.m.  Living & Deceased Ruppersburg/Felder Families

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     8:00 p.m.  Open Gym (adults)

SATURDAY, November 25, Vigil Mass

                     Tree Sale Starts!!

     4:00 p.m.  Mary Jo McCarthy

SUNDAY, November 26, Christ the King

Dn. 7:13-14; Rv. 1:5-8; Jn. 18:33b-37

      9:00 a.m.      St. Mary Parishioners Living & Deceased

                     Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Ernest G. Johnson

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

 

Pray for our men and women in uniform.

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 20, & 27; bi-weekly November 20; Monthly November 1st or 15th.

If you will be unable to fulfill your scheduled ministry please get a substitute. Please contact Jason Shanks if there will be a change in your ministry.

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.

The Bells of St. Mary Handbell Choir is looking for Ringers for Midnight Mass. You do not need to be able to read music to ring, just the desire to have fun and play a musical instrument. Please contact Amanda Walker at awalker40@aol.com or 325.1758.

St. Mary Christmas Cards will be sold in packs of 10 for $10.00. These cards are of our Nativity Set. Cards may be purchased in the parish office during office hours, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES November 25-26

                     ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                        EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS            SACRISTAN

4:00 PM          K. S. & T. Lawler                  J. LaMotte,                    M.J.Lachaw, E. Holleran,                                                                                                             L.Mitchell                       D.Smeltzer, D.Mitchell                                 E.Holleran

9:00 AM          A.Minner, R.Vogt,                 R.Helon                         S.Martt, F.Melton, A.Metoyer                                                           M.Badurina                           M.Kelly                         P.Mortimer, S.Naegele, C.Reis                   J.Carone

11:30 AM N.Mattox, T.Zervas,,              T.Jeffrey,  ,                     L.Lovett, S.Perry, S.Thompson,                                                        Z.Johnson                             S.Jeffrey                       D. & D. Bosner                                          J.Carone       

Coffee & Donuts 11/26: O & E. Aideyman



St. Andrew Dun-Lac - Through the missionary efforts of various religious families beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing until 1866, the Vietnamese people heard the message of the gospel, and many accepted it despite persecution and even death. On June 19, 1988, Pope John Paul II canonized 117 persons martyred in the eighteenth century. Among these were ninety-six Vietnamese, eleven missionaries born in Spain and belonging to the Order of Preachers, and ten French missionaries belonging to the Paris Foreign Mission Society. Among these saints are eight Spanish and French bishops, fifty priests (thirteen European and thirty-seven Vietnamese), and fifty-nine lay people. These martyrs gave their lives not only for the Church but for their country as well. They showed that they wanted the gospel of Christ to take root in their people and contribute to the good of their homeland. On June 1, 1989, these holy martyrs were inscribed in the liturgical calendar of the Universal Church on November 24th.  Taken from CatholicOnline

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.

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.

FYI: the Christmas Mass schedule will be:

December 23-24 -Fourth Sunday of Advent: Regular Mass Schedule 4:00 p.m - 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

December 24th -Christmas Eve: 5:00 p.m. and the traditional Midnight Mass

December 25th - Christmas Day: 10:30 a.m.

The Feast of Mary, Mother of God is not a day of obligation this year but we will have a Mass on January 1st at 12:00 Noon

As Mother Theresa said: “Each person’s mission is a mission of love. Begin where you are, with the people closest to you.” November has been designated as Family Month and November 19-25 as National Family Week. The Family Life Office encourages you to be mindful of the precious gift of family as you gather in celebration with extended family for Thanksgiving as well as during your everyday moments together.

Can you fulfill a Christmas wish?  St. Mary's annual Adopt-a-Family "wish lists" will be available at every Mass on November 18 & 19, and gifts will be collected December 3 & 4. Donations will be accepted to purchase grocery gift cards. Several of our St. Mary families need help this year. For more information, call Julie Graham-Price, 444-5409.

High School Students: Future activities include: November 19 and December 10, pizza in the rectory at 4:30 p.m. and free transportation to the Jesus Jam at St. Agatha. 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.

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 29th. The Parent/Family Network sponsored by the Office of Social concerns Catholic Diocese of Columbus will present Mary Fristad, Ph.D  “Behavior Issues Across the Spectrum”. The presentation will be in St. Mary’s school gym form 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome.

FYI – St. Mary’s will again have The Maennerchor Concert Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

St. Mary School Notes…

·       All School Mass Tuesday, November 21st.

·       Thanksgiving break November 22-24. Classes resume Monday, November 27th.

·       Christmas Tree Sale begins November 25th.

·       Chili and Carols will be Friday, December 1st beginning at 5:00 p.m.

·       Our Gala will be Saturday, January 13, 2007.

·       Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for this 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: 11/11-12                  envelopes          $6,258.00

                                                      loose change          1,248.00

                                                      13 ECO                     815.00

Of the 666 envelopes mailed 134 were used

     Less 5% ($416.05) charities

     All Saints Day               135.00

     Human Development      45.00

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Surplus this week                    1,218.00

     BINGO November 12                                      

        Bingo Deposit                                       $3,550.00

        Bank                                                          800.00

       Expenses                                                  723.57

        Net                                                          2,026.43

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