THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Is. 30: 19 – 21, 23 – 26, Mt. 9: 35, 10: 1, 5a, 6 - 8
12:00 noon John Giuricich
12:00 noon Charles Oliver
THURSDAY, December 11,
Is. 41: 13 – 20, Mt. 11: 11 – 15
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
7:00 p.m. Advent Program – grades 2 – 4
FRIDAY, December 12,
Zec. 2: 14 – 17 or Rev. 11: 19a, 12: 1 – 6a, 10ab,
Lk. 1: 26 – 38 or Lk. 1: 39 – 47
Sir. 48: 1 – 4, 9 – 11, Mt. 17: 9a, 10 – 13
3:00 p.m. Reconciliation
Bi-weekly: December 1, 15, 29 Monthly December 1 & 15
“How do I make a return to the Lord for all he has done for me.”?
RCIA / ADULT FAITH FORMATION
The class topic for this week is “The Sacrament of Baptism”. You don’t have to be investigating Catholicism to attend and grow in your knowledge of our faith. The class meets from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Burkley Atrium. Enter through the backdoor off of the parking lot.
Our St. Vincent DePaul collection on November 30th raised a total of $1,575.85. The generosity of all is deeply appreciated.
CHRISTMAS LITURGICAL MINISTERS NEEDED
Lectors, altar servers and extraordinary Eucharistic ministers are needed for the Christmas Masses scheduled for Dec. 24th and 25th. Please sign up on the sheets located at the back of the church under the pictures of Pope Benedict and Bishop Campbell.
TIME DATE ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM Dec. 13 Sean Regan Don Smetlzer Dave & Lori Mitchell, Mariel Hayes, Carol Rees
Katie Lawler Sherrie Hayes Evelyn Holleran, open
Dec. 14 Michael Badurina Mary Kelly Genny Bowman, Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibault
Frances Collins John Kenneh Eileen Hoffman, Patricia Kenneh, Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan
Dec. 14 Kyle Dawson Mike Hicks Katherine Hanson, Peggy Kienle, Katlyn Hall,
Sam Agra, Cody Peruzzi open Tina Hall, Jeff Smith, Janet Dawson
COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: December 14 – Kathleen Haytas Pray for our men and women in uniform
Support our school by purchasing your Christmas tree and other holiday greenery from our Home and School Organization. Tell your friends about this opportunity!!
MASS TIMES FOR DEC. 8TH
– IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
Please use your special envelopes pre-printed for “Retirement Fund for Religious” in the regular collection next weekend (Dec. 13-14). This collection helps support retired sisters and retired religious order priests
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Call 445-9668 to reserve a spot on the bus to go to Easton to ice skate or see a movie. Lunch will be served in the atrium at 12:30 p.m. and we leave promptly at 1:00 p.m.
The lunch and the transportation are free. Skating costs are expected to be about $7.00 including rentals, and the movies seem to range from $7.00 to $10.00.
ATTENTION CATHOLIC WOMEN
The 2nd annual Columbus Catholic Women's Conference will be held on Sat. February 21, 2009, at the Lausche Building at the Ohio State Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus. Register early to reserve your spot. The main speaker is Rwandan holocaust survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza; second speaker is Catholic Apologist Sr. Rosalind Moss. For more information, call Eileen Fantosi at 614-457-4457.To register on-line, visit www.columbuscatholicwomen.com.
CANCELLED - DECEMBER MARRIAGE INFORMATION NIGHT….due to be held on Dec. 15th has been cancelled. The next session will be held on Jan. 19th.
Vocalists who would like to participate in Midnight Mass or Christmas day services are needed. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All voices are welcome. For more information contact Sandy Brown 443 3234
Children who are interested in singing at the 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service are needed. Rehearsals will be on Sunday, December 14 and December 21 at 12:30 p.m. Contact Mrs. Monds, the music teacher at school, or Amanda Walker.
The Bells of St. Mary Handbell Choir is looking for Ringers for Midnight Mass. You do not need to be able to read music to ring, just the desire to have fun and play a musical instrument. Rehearsals will be on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the bell room. Please contact Amanda Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 325-1758.
4th Annual Saint Mary Gala & Auction Early Bird Special! Want to save $20 on your ticket? Gala tickets purchased before December 31st are only $80! Enjoy an enchanting evening of great music, cocktails, food and a fantastic silent auction at the Columbus Athenaeum, Saturday, January 24th, 2009. Order forms are available in the school office, the parish office (445-9688) and the Saint Mary Website, www.stmarygv.com. Cash, check and credit card are accepted. Sponsorship and program advertising opportunities are available too! All proceeds benefit Saint Mary School! Win 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 2009-2010 school year or it may be deposited directly into a 529 account. This includes out-of-state schools too! Tickets only cost $20 each and may be purchased at the school or parish office. Help us sell tickets and you could win $100 if you sell the winning ticket! The winning ticket will be pulled at St. Mary's 4th Annual Gala and Silent Auction on January 24, 2009!
The Columbus Maennerchor invites all to our Candlelight Service on Tuesday, December 16, at 7 p.m. at 966 South High Street. This is an evening of fellowship and song. We have it on good authority that St. NIKOLAUS will appear for children young and old. Cookies and pastries, baked by Damenchor members, will be served. For more information call: Kathy Megown at 614-296-2411 or 740-881-5508.