THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

          THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, December 6,

Is. 30: 19 – 21, 23 – 26, Mt. 9: 35, 10: 1, 5a, 6 - 8

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              John Heider        

 

SUNDAY, December 7,

Is. 40: 1 – 5, 9 – 11, 2 Pt. 3: 8 – 14, Mk. 1: 1 – 8

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

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

       12:30 p.m.            Advent Penance Service

         2:00 p.m.            Maennerchor Concert

         6:30 p.m.            Handbell Concert

         7:00 p.m.           Bingo

 

MONDAY, December 8, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary      Holy Day of Obligation          

Gn. 3: 9 – 15, 20, Eph. 1: 3 – 6, 11 – 12, Lk. 1: 26 – 38

       9: 45 a.m.             Leo LaPointe  

    12:00 noon             Anthony Ebelberger 

                                      Reconciliation following Mass

       5:30 p.m.              Parishioners of St. Mary      

TUESDAY, December 9,

Is. 40: 1 – 11, Mt. 18: 12 – 14

       12:00 noon             John Giuricich  

       6:00 p.m.              Choir practice (11:30 choir)

 

WEDNESDAY, December 10,

Is. 40: 25 – 31, Mt. 11: 28 – 30        

    12:00 noon             Charles Oliver      

       6:00 p.m.              Bible study – Specht Center

       7:00 p.m.              Choir practice (9:00 choir)   

       7:00 p.m.              R.C.I.A.     

 

THURSDAY, December 11,

Is. 41: 13 – 20, Mt. 11: 11 – 15

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       1:30 p.m.              Advent Program – grades 2 – 4  

       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

    12:00 noon             Clara Marie Michael

 

SATURDAY, December 13,

Sir. 48: 1 – 4, 9 – 11, Mt. 17: 9a, 10 – 13

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Bernard Klarman     

 

SUNDAY, December 14,

Is. 61: 1 – 2a, 10 – 11, 1 Thes. 5: 16 – 24, Jn. 1: 6 – 8, 19 – 28

       9:00 a.m.              Rocky Sparkman    

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

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

       7:00 p.m.        Bingo

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or suffering, especially those homebound or in nursing homes.            

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Nursing Home:  Evelyn Spiert, Donna Whitacre

At Home : Catherine Allen, Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Frank Carrick, Judy Hall,  Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Mary Laubenthal, Tim McManus, Al Moeller, Mary Ann Prager, Larry Schwartz, Tyler Zust, Rita Ann McCreary, James Johnson,  John Wuichner,  Jeff Buskey, Betty Friedlinghaus  

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. A

ECO –schedule: Weekly: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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.”?

 

OFFERTORY

                          11/22-23/2008                             11/29-30/2008

 Envelopes:            $3,665.00                                    $2,934.00

 Loose Change:      $1,736.00                                   $1,494.25

 ECO deposits        $  145.00                                    $2,820.00

 Total offering:        $5,546.00                                   $7,248.25                

 

Bingo:   Results to be published next week

Come & Play Bingo! 

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

 

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.

 

THANK YOU

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.


 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 13 – 14 (2nd  Sunday of the Month)

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                                       

9:00 AM         Dec. 14          Michael Badurina                  Mary Kelly                 Genny Bowman, Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibault

                                                   Frances Collins                            John Kenneh                    Eileen Hoffman, Patricia Kenneh, Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan

11:30 AM       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


 

REMINDERS AND UPDATES

 

CHRISTMAS TREES NOW ON SALE

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 MARY….will be celebrated at noon and 5:30 p.m.

 

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CHRISTMAS FLOWER REMEMBRANCE FORM

Your contribution in memory of a loved one, living or deceased, will be used toward purchase of flowers for St. Mary Christmas season decorations.

 

Names to be remembered – please print

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Donor name:

Amount enclosed:

 

If additional lines are needed please attach your list to this form.

You may drop this form into the offering baskets or return to the parish office.

Deadline for your response is Sun. December 14th, 2008.

 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AT ST. MARY SCHOOL

 

On December 11th grades 2 – 4 will present their Christmas program at 1:30 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. Both presentations will be held in the church.

 

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION

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.

 

ADOPT a FAMILY EXTENDED  

This is your last chance to pick an ornament off the Christmas tree and share the true meaning of Christmas with those less fortunate. You can make a difference in someone’s life. We have adopted 11 families this year and they are counting on us to help them this Christmas. Each ornament represents one gift of not more than $30.00.  Please bring your gift in a gift bag to Mass with you next week. 

 

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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 awalker40@aol.com  or 325-1758. 

 

GALA UPDATE

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!

 

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

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.

 

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