THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY, December 8, Immaculate
Conception of the Blessed Virgin
Gn. 3:9-15, 20; Eph. 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk. 1:26-38
SUNDAY, December 9, Second Sunday of Advent
MONDAY, December 10,
Is. 35:1-10; Lk. 5:17-26
Evening Prayer & Rosary
Is. 40:1-11; Mt. 18:12-14
Sharon Watkins Spraggins
Evening Prayer & Rosary
Evening Prayer & Rosary
SATURDAY, December 15,
Parishioners of St.
SUNDAY, December 16, Third Sunday of Advent
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, Donna Whitacre
At Home: Catherine Allen Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Fred
Courtney, Anna Czernik, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch,
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 10, 17, 24; Bi-weekly: December 10, & 24; Monthly December 1 or 15, Christmas December 24.
SACRAMENTS OF HEALING: The Anointing of the Sick will take place after all the masses next weekend.
The Sacrament of Penance will be celebrated:
December 16 at here at our penance service.
December 16 at at St. Brigid’s
December 18 and
20 at at
SPECIAL ST. LEO EVENT: Mass will be celebrated at on December 22nd. The St. Leo crèche (without the holy family) will be blessed. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from to that same day. Watch for other opportunities to visit the crèche in the Christmas season.
Christmas Music: The Christmas Eve Family Mass invites you to participate in the music of the Mass. Choir and instrumentalists should come to rehearsals December 9th & 16th from to . A third rehearsal time is yet to be announced. Please plan to attend at least 2 of the 3 rehearsals and be in place and ready to sing at on December 24th!
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 15 & 16 (3rd Sunday Of The Month)
DATE ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM Dec. 15 J.LaMotte, J.LaMotte D.Smeltzer, S.Holleran, J. & J., Sauer,
C.Peruzzi T.Nierman M.Campbell, E.Holleran
Dec. 16 M.DuVall, R.Driscoll F.Melton, A.Metoyer, M.A.Metnes, C.Reis,
R. & J. Vogt M.K.Oris S.Naegele, C.Redwood, B.Hilsheimer, M.Vogt
Dec. 16 A.Bartholomew, P.Mortimer, A.VanHorn, S.Brown, D.VanHorn,
V.Relli, N.Mattox M.Kelly L.Duren, P.Mortimer, S.Thompson
& Donuts December 16: Knights of
Annual Christmas Tree Sale at St.
YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS:
Jesus Jam Rides: Rides to the Jesus Jam on December 16 can be provided for those who call Jason Shanks at 445-9668 to make a reservation. The deadline to arrange a ride is December 14th.
Youth Group News: Our Youth Group will hold a BAKE SALE during the very popular Village Lights event on Sunday, December 9. High School students as well as 7th & 8th Graders are welcome to participate! Students might contribute a baked good or work the Bake Sale for an hour or so. For more details, call Ms. Ruefle in the School Library @ 443-2532 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great news folks! Linda Cotter just received the North American TOP teacher award for
2007 at the National Council of Social Studies convention in
The church will be locked up during the day of December 20th for floor polishing. Thanks for making note of this.
Church decorating Sunday, December
23rd following the
Christmas Remembrances – forms are available in the back of church for names to be remembered in the Christmas bulletin. Please complete the form and return to the church office or place in the collection basket by December 18th.
Win a $5,000 Tuition Scholarship
Don't forget to get your tickets for our limited raffle for a $5,000 tuition scholarship! The raffle winner can apply $5000 to any educational institution for the 2008-09 school year or place the money in a designated 529 account. It's a wonderful gift for any student. The winning ticket will be pulled on January 26th at the 3rd Annual Gala & Auction, and you need not be present to win. But hurry! ONLY 500 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD! Tickets cost $20 each and may be purchased in the school office or by calling 444-8994.
And remember to buy your tickets to attend the Gala as
well!!! Our 3rd Annual
Activities coming up at St.
v Adopt-a-family: wish lists are available after Mass today. Please return your gift next weekend, December 8/9 or make arrangements with Jason in the parish office.
v School Advent Program Thursday, December 13th at in the church.
Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!
We are in need of volunteers to sell trees on Saturday and Sunday - 2 hour slots. Saturday shifts range from through , the Sunday shifts are from through ( this Sunday only for the Village Lights). Please fill out the volunteer tear out and put in the collection basket.