SATURDAY, January 6, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Rocky Sparkman

SUNDAY, January 7, Epiphany of the Lord

Is. 60: 1-6; Eph. 3:2-3, 5-6; Mt. 2:1-12

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

                            Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Rick Shawver

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, January 8, 2007 Baptism of the Lord

Is. 42:1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Lk. 3:15-16, 21-22

   12:00 Noon Living and Deceased of the Wolf Family

   12:30 p.m.   Confessions

     7:00 p.m.  Knights of Columbus

TUESDAY, January 9,

Heb. 2:5-12; Mk. 1:21-28

     8:30 a.m.  Living & Deceased of the Auer/Hoblit Families (Gr. K-4)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study

WEDNESDAY, January 10,

Heb. 2:14-18; Mk. 1:29-39

     7:50 a.m.  Breakfast with a Book

     8:30 a.m. Rita Mae Kempf (Gr. 5-8)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  RCIA

     7:00 p.m.  Bible Study

THURSDAY, January 11,

Heb. 3:7-14; Mk. 1:40-45

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.   Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.  Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, January 12,

Heb. 4:1-5, 11; Mk. 2:1-12

12:00 noon Helen Kurguz

       5:00 p.m.   Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, January 13, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Andrezej & Katarnyze Lekowicz

SUNDAY, January 14, Second Sunday of Ordinary time

Is. 62:1-5; 1 Cor. 12:4-11; Jn. 2:1-11

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

                     (Horton Baptism)

                            Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      JoAnne Rachiele

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo


Pray for our men and women in uniform.

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: Tim McManus, Evelyn Spiert, Anna Czernik, Irene Doughton

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: January weekly: 8, 15, 22, 29; Bi-weekly: 15, 29; Monthly January 1st or 15th.

Jordan Conference – The next Jordan Conference (Baptism preparation) is January 23, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

Catholic Social Teaching on Migration

Drawn from a rich scriptural tradition, Catholic theology has always promoted human rights rooted in natural law and God’s revelation. In 1892, the encyclical Rerum Novarum commented on the situation of immigrants; in later documents, popes and bishops have synthesized the Catholic theological tradition to articulate three basic principles of migration:

1.      People have the right to migrate to sustain their lives and the lives of their families.

2.      A country has the right to regulate its borders to control migration.

3.      A country must regulate its borders with justice and mercy.

Although the first two of these principles may seem to contradict each other, they are put in context by the third. Catholic social teaching emphasizes the absolute equality of all people and the commitment to the common good. People of faith must seek a way of balancing their valid security needs with meeting the basic human needs of others in the confidence of God’s love of and care for all of His people. It is in achieving this balance that we can embrace each of the principles of Catholic social teaching on migration.


                      ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS            SACRISTAN

4:00 PM          S. Regan, J. Engle,                J.Rees                          D.Smeltzer, F.Carrick,   

                      A.Price                                 A.Graf                           E.Holleran, C.Rees                                A.Walker     

9:00 AM          J.Cooper, A.Minner,               D.Metnes,,                    E.DiSabato, P.Kenneh, B.Jones,

                      M.Badurina                           A.Ruefle                        C.Reis, B.Lenkey, B.Hess                      B.Contasta   

11:30 AM M. Kise, A.Starrett,               T.Martello,                     D. & D. Bosner, S.Brown,                                                                 V.Relli                                  P.Dineen                       L.Duren, C.Badurina, S.Jeffrey                S.Foster      

Coffee & Donuts January 14, 2007: T. & F. Pezzano. *If there is a change in your ministry availability call Jason - 445-9668

From Father Thomas: The bishop has invited young men (high school junior through college age) to the next “Andrew Dinner” to meet him for a meal at St. Michael Church in Worthington on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30. I will be happy to drive anyone interested in going, but we need to phone I the names by January 17th to reserve a spot. Please call me at 445-9668.

St. Mary School reminds you that we have a Paper Recycling Program! Look for the green & yellow bin on the church parking lot. We accept: newspapers, magazines, wrapping paper, mail, shopping catalogues, all school & office papers. We cannot accept: cardboard, phone books, plastic, metal, glass, trash. Don’t worry about staples and paperclips. You don’t need to bundle or bag your paper—just drop it in the bin.

St. Leo Preservation Society: The society is a non-profit organization that seeks to maintain and restore the church named after Pope St. Leo the Great on Hanford St. Donations to the society 1451 Linwood Ave., Columbus OH 43206, are tax deductible.

Fiat discernment retreat

Who? High school students

When? February 9-11, 2007

Where? YMCA Camp Kern, Oregonia, OH

Fiat is a retreat that focused on assisting high school aged students who are discerning a vocational call, especially to the priesthood or religious life. Go to for registration or more information. Sponsored by in conjunction with Jesus Jams.

The sign up sheets for the February and March Fellowship Dinners are located directly under the pictures of our Holy  Father and Bishop Campbell. The Welcome Committee invites you to join Father Thomas for an evening of fellowship and dinner. Please sign up if interested. 



St. Mary Catholic Church

German Village, Columbus Ohio

2nd Annual Gala

Sunday—May 20, 2007

Hyatt Regency Columbus

5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Proceeds to benefit the School

CALL TODAY for Sponsorship and ticket information or visit our Parish Website!


NEEDED: Extraordinary Ministers for the 4pm Mass.  If anyone is interested please call Jason at 445-9668 or email him at  Previous experience not needed.

When you order at in January, you're automatically entered in a contest to win exciting prizes!  Prizes include a Disney Vacation Package for four, iPods, and $25 Best Buy Gift Cards!  Order until noon on Friday January 12th or call Sharyn at 578-1498.  Pick up is Wednesday, January 17th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the gym.

St. Mary School Notes…

·       Breakfast with a Book Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 7:50 a.m. in the gym.!

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

OFFERTORY: 12/23-24                  envelopes          $6,670.00

                                                     loose change           1,215.00

                                                     6 ECO                        470.00

                                                             Total              $8,355.00

    Immaculate Conception        $ 50.00

    Retired Religious                 $ 85.00

    Christmas                             $403.00

    Catholic Charities                 $  50.00


OFFERTORY: 12/24-25     Christmas Envelopes      $3,770.00

                                            Sunday envelopes            $689.00

                                                    loose change            2,674.00

                                                     12 ECO                      590.00

                                                             Total              $7,723.00

    Retired Religious                 $ 10.00

    Catholic Charities                 $288.00


 NO BINGO December 24th  


OFFERTORY: 12/30-31                  envelopes          $4,841.50

                                                     loose change           1,506.50

                                                                       Total    $6,347.00

    Immaculate Conception        $   4.00

    Retired Religious                 $   5.00

    Christmas                             $790.00

    Catholic Charities                 $    3.00

    Human Development           $    5.00

    St. Vincent de Paul               $1,570.00      THANK YOU!!!!!

Bingo December 31, $1,851.00

Thank you to those who worked Bingo December 31st: Dick Hilsheimer, Leo Thurn, Carolyn Regan, Theresa Ellen, Greg Ellen, Jim Morbitzer, Colleen Ruiz, Rich Ruiz, Tracie Johnson, Sara Edmondson, Sharyn Perry, John LaMotte, Kathy Morbitzer.


Look for a financial statement in the bulletin by the end of January.


Father Thomas and Sister Regina will be cooking for an appreciation dinner on Friday, February 2nd in the gym. Current and past school and parish volunteers and donors and supporters are all welcome. There is no charge, but reservations are required one week in advance. Please clip out and mail the form below, or drop it in the collection basket before January 22nd. The event begins with drinks and snacks at 6:00 p.m., with dinner to follow.


Please reserve a spot at the dinner for the following persons:




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