THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, January 27, Vigil Mass

     3:00 p.m. Confessions

     4:00 p.m.  Joann Wurdack

SUNDAY, January 28, Third Sunday of Ordinary time

Jer. 1:4-5, 17-19; 1 Cor. 12:31-13:13; Lk. 4:21-30

      9:00 a.m.      Bernadine Thurn

                     Coffee & Donuts

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

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

MONDAY, January 29,

Heb. 11:32-40; Mk. 5:1-20

      7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 Noon Andrezej & Katarnyze Lekowicz

   12:30 p.m.   Confessions

TUESDAY, January 30,

Heb. 12:1-4; Mk. 5:21-43

     8:30 a.m.  Hank Russell (All School Mass)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study

WEDNESDAY, January 31, John Bosco, priest

Heb. 12:4-7, 11-15; Mk. 6:1-6

     8:30 a.m. David Specht

    10:00 a.m. School Open House

      1:30 p.m. Honors Assembly

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  RCIA

     7:00 p.m.  Bible Study

THURSDAY, February 1,

Heb. 12:18-19, 21-24; Mk. 6:7-13

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.   Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.  Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, February 2, Presentation of the Lord

Mal 3:1-4; Heb. 2:14-18;Lk. 2:22-40

  7:50 a.m.   Morning Chapel

12:00 noon Special Intention

   12:30 – 5:30 p.m. First Friday Eucharistic Adoration 

     5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, February 3, Vigil Mass

     3:00 p.m. Confessions

     4:00 p.m.  Helen Kurguz

     6:00 p.m.  Obrovac/Cahill Wedding

SUNDAY, February 4, Fifth Sunday of Ordinary time

Is. 6:1-2a, 3-8; 1 Cor. 15:1-11; Lk. 5:1-11

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

                     Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Nova King

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

 

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, Irene Doughton, Betty Heiges

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, Sophia Grace, Anna Czernik.

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: 29, February weekly: 5, 12, 19, 26; Bi-weekly: 29, February 12, & 16; Monthly February 1st or 15th.

The Family Life Office and Marriage Ministries Leadership Council call your attention to World Marriage Day, February 11, 2007. Plan to celebrate this special day at Sansbury Hall Chapel, Ohio Dominican University, 2-5 PM.  Jim Healy, Ph.D., will present "How to Be Married and Stay Engaged." Light refreshments and an opportunity to speak with the presenter will follow.  A counseling psychologist and director of the Center for Family Ministry of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Dr. Healy has spoken across the country on marriage. His materials on marriage are used in every Catholic Diocese in the United States. He and his wife, Madonna, are the parents of four children. Contact the Family Life Office at 614/241-2560 to register or for additional information.  There is no registration fee; a freewill offering will be taken.

The sign up sheet for the March Fellowship Dinner is 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 you are interested - one name per line please.

Gift Bearers: Would you and/or your family like to carry up the gifts during Mass? There is a sign up form on the radiator under the pictures of the Pope and Bishop.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES February 3-4

                      ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS            SACRISTAN

4:00 PM          K. S. & T. Lawler,                  M.Keebaugh,                 K.Brown, L.Mitchell,                            

                                                                  Mau. Keebaugh              D.Smeltzer, D.Mitchell                             T. Nierman 

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                  P.Smith    

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

Coffee & Donuts February 4, 2007: J. & D. Tobin                    Pray for our men and women in uniform.


We are in need of Extraordinary Ministers for the 4:00 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses. If you would like to be trained for this ministry please contact Jason Shanks at jasonshanks@stmarygv.com. or 445-9668.

Anointing of the Sick after all of the Masses February 10th & 11th.

St. Mary School reminds you…

Hey! Whoa! Stop! Don’t throw this bulletin away -- RECYCLE IT! Help Saint Mary School earn a few extra dollars and help to save the planet at the same time! The big green and yellow bin on our parking lot holds all of our recycled paper; every month, we receive a check (averaging about $90.00) for the paper we have in our bin.  Many German Village residents use our bin and we invite our parish families to recycle all their household newspapers, junk mail, and magazines, too. The more paper recycled, the more we earn-- and we’ve saved a tree or two, as well.

From now until March 31, Abitibi Recycling is offering a special recycling promotion: If we can increase our paper recycling by 25%, they will send us a check for $250; if we increase our recycling by 50%, we’ll receive a check for $500! Please save up your household paper and drop it in the recycling bin and make sure this bulletin is recycled, too! No cardboard please.

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 www.seekholiness.com for registration or more information. This event is sponsored by seekholiness.com in conjunction with Jesus Jams.

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Dear Friends—HAPPY NEW YEAR

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!

614/444-8994 http://www.stmarygv.com/

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Contribution statements for 2006 were mailed on Friday. If you do not receive your copy soon please call the parish office.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

January 29 – February 2

Catholic Schools – the Good News in Education

During Catholic Schools Week we will have many activities for the students to celebrate Catholic schools:

Monday: Theme – Service to the community

§      Students will begin collecting containers with lids for area kitchens which serve the poor. Any plastic containers such as margarine tubs, fast food bowls or trays with lids, yogurt containers with lids, etc. are needed. All containers need to be cleaned and washed.

Tuesday: Theme – Our Students, the reason Catholic education exists

§      8:30 a.m. All School Mass

§      Student activity chosen by each classroom

An Invitation to all Parents, Grandparents and Friends.

Wednesday: Theme – Our Nation

§      10:00 – 12:30 Open House

You are welcome to walk through the K-8 building and see the children and the displays they have created.

§      1:30 p.m.  Honors Assembly in the school gym

Thursday: Theme – Vocations

§      Priests, sisters, and Deacons will spend a few minutes speaking to students about the religious life

Friday: Theme – Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers

§      Students will read letters of thanks to all who serve our school

 

St. Mary’s will host “Bully-Proofing Youth – Parent Edition Tuesday, February 13th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the school gym. Parents will learn what dynamics create bully and victim behaviors and how to help their children not become or remain a member of either group. The focus will be on practical things parents can do at home to support their children, including the technique of role playing exercises with kids, the goal being able to stop the cycle. Presenter Jim Bisenius

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

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

 

OFFERTORY: 1/13-14                  envelopes            $3,219.00

                                                   loose change             1,725.00

                                                   3 ECO                          145.00

                                                                       Total    $7,078.00

    Propagation of the Faith       $680.00

No Bingo January 21      

 

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

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