THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

SATURDAY, December 29,

     3:00 – 3:30 Confessions

     4:00 p.m.  Rita Plageman

     6:00 p.m.  Dewald/Dyer Wedding

SUNDAY, December 30, Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

Sir 3:2-7, 12-14; Col 3:12-21; Mt. 2:13-15             

      9:00 a.m.      St. Mary’s Parishioners

                            Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      John Heider

        7:00 p.m.     Bingo

MONDAY, December 31, New Year’s Eve

1 Jn. 2:18-21; Jn. 1:1-18

   12:00 noon  Laurene Kennedy

TUESDAY, January 1, New Years Day

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

Nm. 6:22-27; Gal. 4:4-7; Lk. 2:16-21

     10:00 a.m.         St. Mary’s Parishioners

WEDNESDAY, January 2, Basil the Great

Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59; Mt. 10:17-22

  12:00 noon   Millie Veit

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

THURSDAY, January 3, Holy Name of Jesus

1 Jn. 2:29-3:6; Jn. 1:29-34

      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 4, Elizabeth Ann Seton

1 Jn. 3:7-10; Jn. 1:35-42

    12:00 noon     Laurene Kennedy

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, January 5,

     3:00 – 3:30 Confessions

     4:00 p.m.  Roberta Cataline

     6:00 p.m.  Oberhauser/Lanigan Wedding

SUNDAY, January 6, Epiphany of the Lord

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

      9:00 a.m.      Rita Plageman

                            Coffee & Donuts

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

      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, Donna Whitacre

At Home: Catherine Allen 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 ask a family member to call us.

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 31; January 7, 14, 21, 28; Bi-weekly: January 7, 21; Monthly January 1 or 15

Religious Retirement: The average Catholic sister, brother, or order priest remains in active ministry until age 74. Today, 37,870 women and men religious are past age 70 and need our help with current high cost of living and health care. Please place your special envelope in the collection basket.

Not sure if you are registered at St. Mary’s?  You may not be if:

·         You have moved away from your parental home.

·         You grew up here but are newly married and starting your own family.

·         You are living with your parents but are over 23 years of age.

·         You are not receiving contribution envelopes.

To register please fill out a registration form which can be found on the table at the main entrance of church.

Year-end: 2007 contribution statements will be mailed by January 31st. Please make sure that all 2007 contributions are in the parish office by December 31st.

January 1 2008, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is a holy day of obligation this year.

Mass on January 1st is at 10:00 a.m.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 29-30  (5th Sunday Of The Month)

                  DATE          ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                  

4:00 PM      Dec. 29       J.LaMotte,                            J.LaMotte                       D.Smeltzer, S.Holleran, J. & J., Sauer,

                                    C.Peruzzi                             T.Nierman                      M.Campbell, E.Holleran                              

9:00 AM      Dec. 30       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

11:30 AM    Dec. 30       A.Bartholomew,                     P.Mortimer,                   A.VanHorn, S.Brown, D.VanHorn,

                                    V.Relli, N.Mattox                   M.Kelly                          L.Duren, P.Mortimer, S.Thompson        

Coffee & Donuts December 30: J. & P. Kenneh                                       Pray for our men and women in uniform 


Christmas Season: Don't stop on December 25 as the secular season fizzles out. Plan some of your Christmas-season socializing with family and friends after Christmas Day. More importantly, find appropriate celebrations for the liturgical feasts of the season. For example:

·       Get all of the immediate family together for dinner on the Feast of the Holy Family. (In many families this will turn the day into a major event, especially if there are teenagers and young adults.)

·       On New Year's Day, when we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary and World Day of Peace, reflect on Mary's role in the Incarnation as you pray the joyful mysteries of the rosary for peace.

·       Take time on the Feast of the Epiphany, a gift-giving day in many Catholic cultures, to go through your wardrobes and toy chests and decide what you can now give away after all the new things you received at Christmas. You can also use the Epiphany to make decisions about how to donate your time and money in the new year.

St. Ladislas Church on the southside of Columbus will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2008.  They are in the process of collecting names and notifying past students, parishioners, teachers and religious affiliates to include in their parish directory to be distributed next year at the festivities.

 If you were a member of St. Ladislas Church and/or a student of the school, please email them at stladsalumni100@sbcglobal.net  or call Tony 471-5046, Marian at 491-0716 or Katie at 497-9646. Please include your name, address, phone number, email address and permission to publish this information.  If you attended school please include years you attended and graduated.  If you do not want your information published, please contact them so they can inform you of upcoming centennial celebration events thank you.

The Greater Columbus Post of the Catholic Veterans will meet Tuesday, January 8th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael Church in Worthington. Any Catholic person honorably discharged with 90 days of either peace or wartime active duty US military experience, or on active duty now, is eligible to join. Please call John Francis at 614-395-8529 for more information.

Offices closed: The church office will close December 31 and January 1.

Going on Vacation? Call 1-800-Mass Time (1-800-627-7846) or on the net www.Masstimes.org for nationwide Mass times and locations.

 

Start the New Year Right!!!  Celebrate at our 3rd Annual Saint Mary Gala & Auction on January 26th at The Columbus Athenaeum.  The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with the opening of our Silent Auction and cocktail hour.  Enjoy dinner, live music and dancing!   All proceeds benefit Saint Mary School. Tickets are $100 each. For more information on how to purchase tickets go to our Web site  www.stmarygv.com or call 444-8994. Cash, check or credit card accepted 

 

Save Big in 2008 with a $5,000 tuition scholarship to any school!!!  That’s right, the $5,000 scholarship will be paid directly to ANY school – preschool, elementary school, high school or college – towards a designated tuition bill for the 2008-2009 school year or it may be deposited directly into a 529 account.  This includes out-of-state schools too! Tickets cost $20 each and may be purchased in the school office or by calling 444-8994.

Thank you for all of your kindness and generosity to St. Mary’s Parish. Watch the bulletin for the date and time of our Spring Parish Appreciation Dinner – sometime in April.

 

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A happy and prosperous New Year to you and your kin! And thanks for all the kind cards and treats!

St. Mary Parish Staff

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Activities coming up at St. Mary’s:

·       School students and staff are on Christmas break until 8:00 a.m. January 3, 2008 when classes resume!!

·       Geography Bee January 4th at 1:30 p.m.

·       Breakfast with a book January 9th at 7:50 a.m.

 

 

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

 

Due to early bulletin deadlines contribution and bingo information will be printed next week.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

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