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

      3:00 p.m.          Polish Mass

      7:00 p.m.     Bingo

MONDAY, January 7, Raymond of Penafort, priest

1 Jn. 3:22-4:6; Mt. 4:12-17, 23-25

   12:00 noon    John Heider

     5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, January 8,

1 Jn. 4:7-10; Mk. 6:34-44

     12:00 noon  Laurene Kennedy

     5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

WEDNESDAY, January 9,

1 Jn. 4:11-18; Mk. 6:45-52

     9:45 a.m.     Brigitte B. Stankus

  12:00 noon     Millie Veit

     5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

THURSDAY, January 10,

1 Jn. 4:19-5:4; Lk. 4:14-22a

      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 11,

1 Jn. 5:5-13; Lk. 5:12-16

    12:00 noon         Roberta Cataline

     5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, January 12,

     3:00 – 3:30 Confessions

     4:00 p.m.     Rita & Arnold Plageman

SUNDAY, January 13, Baptism of the Lord

Is. 42:1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Mt. 3:13-17

      9:00 a.m.          Joe Contasta

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


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.

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.


Year-end: 2007 contribution statements will be mailed by January 31st.


Catherine Allen would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, and kindnesses while she was ill. She is much better now and back home.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 11-12  (2nd Sunday Of The Month)

                  DATE          ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                  

4:00 PM      Jan. 12       A. Price, M.Hayes,                D.Smeltzer                     D. & L. Mitchell, F.Melton,

                                    K.Lawler                               S.Hayes                        D.alexander, C.Rees, volunteer                    

9:00 AM      Jan. 13       M.Badurina,                          R.Helon,                        G.Bowman, C.Goodall, S.Thibaut, E.Hoffman,

                                    C.Collins, T.Carter                 J.Kenneh                       P.Kenneh, C., M., E., McKernan                 

11:30 AM    Jan. 13       K.Dawson,                            M.Hicks,                       K.Hanson, P.Kienle, K.Hall,

                                    S.Agra, T.Zervas                    L.Bonner                        T.Lawler, S.Perrry, S.Thompson                   

Coffee & Donuts January 13: O & E. Aideyman                                      Pray for our men and women in uniform 

X In less than a month (February 6th), Lent will begin.  Your plans for this Season might focus on: 

Ø      Prayer: Daily Mass, Stations of the Cross on the Fridays of Lent. 

Ø      Fasting: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the only days of required fast during Lent.

Ø      Almsgiving:  Rice Bowls will be available beginning Sunday, February 3rd. 

Almsgiving does not necessarily mean giving only money!

Food for the local food pantries will be collected the first Sunday of each month.  Basic food items such as: peanut butter, canned foods, cereals, instant meals (not everyone has a microwave), crackers, and personal hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, and basic dish soap.

Youth Rally for Life will be on Friday, January 18th from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Statehouse, corner of Broad and High Streets. Although it is a “Youth Rally” for life, it is open to all ages. For more information contact Columbus Right to Life at 614-445-8508.

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  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.

12-U Summer Softball: A new summer softball program is currently seeking girls between the ages of 10-12 who are interested in playing softball this coming summer.  The team will play in four or five competitive local tournaments and will practice once a week.  Coaches include Bishop Hartley Head Coach, Meghan Rowlands; University of Kentucky student-athletes; Annie Rowlands and Kate Rowlands; and former Ohio State standout, Megan Schwab. All interested should call (614)580-6960 or email

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 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.


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.”


OFFERTORY: 12/22-23                  Envelopes           $5934.00

                                                     Loose Change            816.00

                                                     ECO                            915.00

                                                         Total                  $4,560.00

Religious Retirement       15.00

Diocesan Charities           93.00

Christmas Collection     $9,634.00    Thank you!

Bingo Deposit 12/23   .1,897.93.   


Thank you to those who worked Bingo December 23rd.: Dick Hilsheimer, Leo Thurn, Jim Morbitzer, Lisa Peruzzi, Colleen ruiz, Carolyn Regan, Colleen McConahay. Kitchen: Theresa ellen, Denise Sauter, Gary Armstrong, Cari Angelo, BAKERS: Kelly Mullins Thornton.


Due to early bulletin deadlines the December 29-30 contribution and bingo information will be printed next week.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

Save the Date! Answer the Call to Holiness: 11th Annual Catholic Men’s Conference will be Saturday, March 8th 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (lunch included) at St. Andrew Parish, Upper Arlington. To pre-register and for additional information go to


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