SATURDAY, November 24, Andrew Dung-Lac and companions, martyrs,

Tree Sale Begins!!

     3:00 – 3:30 Confessions

     4:00 p.m.    Parishioners of St. Mary’s

SUNDAY, November 25, Christ the King

2 Sm. 5:1-3; Col. 1:12-20; Lk. 23:35-43

      9:00 a.m.      Bea & Hanry Thibaut

                            Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Steve Wilson

      7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, November 26,

Dn. 1:1-6, 8-20; Lk. 21:1-4

  7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 noon O’Neil &Collins Family

      5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, November 27,

Dn. 1:31-45; Lk. 21:5-11

    12:00 noon     Laurene Kennedy

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

WEDNESDAY, November 28,

Dn. 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Lk. 21:12-19

     9:45 a.m.     Patrick Thomas (All School Mass)

  12:00 noon   Mary Ann Mageean

      5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m. Bible Study (Specht Center)

     7:00 p.m. RCIA (Atrium/Burkley Center)

     7:00 p.m.  Choir rehearsal

THURSDAY, November 29,

Dn. 6:12-28; Lk. 21:20-28

      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 30, Andrew, apostle

Rom. 10:9-18; Mt. 4:18-22

12:00 noon         Earnest G. Johnson

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  RCIA Retreat

SATURDAY, December 1, 

     9:00 a.m.  RCIA Retreat

     3:00 – 3:30 Confessions

     4:00 p.m.  Al Bosworth

SUNDAY, December 2, First Sunday of Advent

Is. 2:1-5; Rom. 13:11-14; Mt. 24:37-44

      9:00 a.m.      St. Francis Xavier Society

                            Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Parishioners of St. Mary’s

       2:00 p.m.     Maennerchor concert

      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: Evelyn Spiert, Catherine Allen, Donna Whitacre

At Home: Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Fred Courtney, Anna Czernik, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Tim McManus, Al Moeller, Mary Ann Prager, Frank Pulsinelli, Rita Redwood, Larry Schwartz, Tyler Zust.


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 (Electronic 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, December 3, 10, 17, 24; Bi-weekly: December 10, & 24; Monthly December 1 or 15, Christmas December 24.

Get into the Holiday Spirit! Come hear the Columbus Maennerchor choir annual Christmas concert at St. Mary’s Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.  Admission is free!    

Holy Day of Obligation: December 8th the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a day of obligation. Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning December 8th.

FYI: the Christmas Mass schedule will be:

December 22-23 -Fourth Sunday of Advent: Regular Mass Schedule 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

December 24th -Christmas Eve: 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and the traditional Midnight Mass

December 25th - Christmas Day: 10:00 a.m.

The Feast of Mary, Mother of God is a day of obligation this year. We will have a Mass on January 1st at 12:00 Noon


CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO: All 7th-8th graders, and High School students are invited to come view the lights at the zoo on Saturday December 8th from 6 to 8pm!  Please take a permission slip on the back bulletin board or RSVP to Father Thomas at  Cost is $10.00.

Penance Service: Join us for the Sacrament of Penance at 2:00 p.m. on December 16th.

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 1 & 2  (1st Sunday Of The Month)

                  DATE          ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                  

4:00 PM      Dec. 1        J.LaMotte,                             C. Skinner                     D. Smeltzer, S.Holleran, E.Holleran,

                                    J. & T. Engle                         A. Graf                         J. & J. Sauer, M.Campbell                          

9:00 AM      Dec. 2        F. & C. Collins,                      A.Rueffle                       J.Auer, C.Badurina, E.DiSabato, M.Gerlach,

                                    J.Cooper                              B.Collins                       J.Hadden, M.DiSabato, B.Jones, A.Breitfeller

11:30 AM    Dec. 2         Z.Johnson,                           T.Martello,                     A.VanHorn, S.Brown, D.VanHorn,

                                    W.Martello, M.Lovett             P.Dineen                      L.Duren, P.Mortimer, D.Martello                   

Coffee & Donuts December 2: C., E., & M. McKernan                          Pray for our men and women in uniform 

Get Your Tickets Now for the 3rd Annual Saint Mary Gala & Auction! All proceeds benefit St. Mary Catholic School.  The event takes place on January 26th at The Columbus Athenaeum.  Enjoy an evening of fine dining, live music, dancing and participating in the Silent Auction with our Master of Ceremonies, Andrea Cambern, WBNS TV 10 news anchor.  For more information on how to purchase tickets, be a sponsor, or to donate auction items go to our website and click on "Gala Information" or call 444-8994. 

Due to early bulletin deadlines from now until after the first of the year. Please submit bulletin information at least two weeks before the intended print date. Thank you.

Christmas Bazaars:

Corpus Christi Bazaar sponsored by The Rosary Altar Society, will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 1st 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & December 2nd 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi. Available will be: baked goods, jewelry, miscellaneous gifts and a raffle with a $1,000.00 first prize.

Columbus St. Patrick Christmas Treasures Bazaar on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Admission is free!  Many vendors/crafters will be there. Light lunch from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Door prizes for those attending.  Great opportunity for Christmas shopping!!

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? James 2:14. Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry can use your help. Food items may be brought to the parish office at any time, you can make cash donations for food items, or you can volunteer your time. Please call parishioner Jeanne Sauer at 253-6815 for more information.

Christmas Remembrances – forms are available in the back of church for names to be remembered in the Christmas bulletin. Contributions will be used for Christmas flower decorations. Please complete the form and return to the church office or place in the collection basket by December 18th.

The Allen County Flood Relief Committee needs persons with trucks or large vehicles to pick up and transport donated appliances and furniture to the flood relief storage unit in Bluffton.  These items will be distributed to households in need following the recent flood.  The need for transportation is immediate and will be ongoing in the next number of months.  If you are able to provide transportation, please call Ricci Grace, Volunteer Coordinator at 419 358-5786.


Annual Christmas Tree Sale at St. Mary Columbus, 700 S. 3rd St., featuring fresh top quality Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine and Blue Spruce trees, wreathes and roping.   November 24 through December 23. M-F 2:30-9:30pm, Sat. Noon-9pm, Sun. Noon-6pm.  Visa and MasterCard accepted with proper ID.

The Serra Club of North Columbus presents Msgr. Frank Lane speaking on Random Thoughts on the Divisions in American Catholicism: Where They Come From and What They Mean at 12 noon (lunch) on Wednesday, November 28, at the Jessing Center at the Josephinum. Cost is $10. Reserve by check before Nov. 21 to Serra of N. Columbus, 1822 Lake Shore Dr. Columbus, OH 43204.  For information please call 614-488-3773.

Activities coming up at St. Mary’s:

v           Adopt-a-family

v        St. Mary Basketball Pep Rally Friday, November 30th from 7 – 9 p.m. in the St. Mary’s gym.

v   Chili & Carols December 7th beginning at 5:00 in the school gym and ending at Frank Fetch Park with the 7 PM tree lighting.

v   School Advent Program Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the church.


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

Due to an early bulletin deadline financials will be printed next week.


Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (YEP, It is that time of year already!)

We are in need of volunteers to sell trees the Saturday and Sunday time slots starting the weekend after thanksgiving—2 hour slots.  Saturday shifts range from 10:00am through 10:00pm, the Sunday shifts are from 10:00am through 6:00pm.  You pick which two hours works best for you and we will put you down in that time slot.  If a group would like to work together please let us know.  Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please fill out the volunteer tear out and put in the collection basket.

Name: ____________________________________

Phone Number: ____________________________

Email: ____________________________________

Preferred Time Slot: ________________________

Preferred Dates: ___________________________

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