THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

          THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

SATURDAY, December 20,

Is. 7: 10 – 14, Lk. 1: 26 – 38

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.                                                 Parishioners of St. Mary                                                                      …

 

SUNDAY, December 21,

2 Sam. 7: 1–5, 8b–12, 14a, 16, Rom. 16: 25 – 27, Lk. 1: 26 – 38

       9:00 a.m.          Living & Deceased Frank Wirth family     …

                                      Brown baptism

                                                                           Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.                                                 Helen & Pat Russell   …

        3:00 p.m.                                                            Polish Mass

        4:00 p.m.             Concert  following  Mass

      7:00 p.m.         Bingo

 

MONDAY, December 22,                                                                                                                                                 

 1 Sm. 1: 24 – 28, Lk. 1: 46 – 56   

    12:00 noon                                                       John Giuricich   …

                                                                     Reconciliation following Mass

 

TUESDAY, December 23,

Mal. 3: 1 – 4, 23 – 24, Lk. 1: 57 – 66

       12:00 noon             Brett Grimshaw  …

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

 

WEDNESDAY, December 24, CHRISTMAS EVE

2 Sm. 7: 1 – 5, 8b – 12, 14a, 16, Lk. 1: 67 – 79                                                                                                            

      4:00 p.m.               Charles Stumpf   …        

      6:00 p.m.                                                       William Goodwin …  

     Midnight                 Margaret Gutknecht  …  

   

THURSDAY, December 25, CHRISTMAS DAY

Is. 52: 7 – 10, Heb. 1: 1 – 6, Jn. 1: 1 – 18

     10:00 a.m.                                          Ruppersburg-Felder families  …  

                               

FRIDAY, December 26,

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

    12:00 noon                                                       Elizabeth Wolf    …

 

SATURDAY, December 27,

1 Jn. 1: 1 – 4, Jn. 20: 1a, 2 – 8

      1:00 p.m.               Wedding ceremony

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.                                                       Mary Jo McCarthy                                                                            …

       4:00 p.m.                                        Holleran – Weis wedding @ St. Leo

       6:00 p.m.                                             Raymond – Bowman wedding

 

SUNDAY, December 28,

Gn. 15: 1– 6, 21: 1 – 3, Ho. 11: 8, 11 – 12, 17 – 19 Lk. 2: 22 – 40

       9:00 a.m.                                             George “Bill “ Thompson     …

                                                                           Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.                                                       Helen Rohrer   …

                                     Carrier baptism

      7:00 p.m.         Bingo

 

 

 

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

C:\Documents and Settings\anderson\My Documents\My Pictures\Microsoft Clip Organizer\j0429939.wmfRefresh them Lord, with your healing grace

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, Charles Walker  

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

Dec. 13 – 14 2008

Envelopes                         $ 5289.00

Loose Change                   $ 1732.00

ECO deposits                     $ 1297 .00

Total offering:                    $ 8318.00

 

Bingo receipts 12/14/2008:    $2983.99

JACKPOT AT $9,900.00 – COME & PLAY BINGO

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

RCIA / ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Classes will resume on January 7, 2009.

 

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.

 

PARISH OFFICE HOURS - CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR

The office will be closed on the following days during Christmas and New Year:

December 24- 25- 26- 30- 31 and January 1- 2.

Normal office hours will resume on January 5, 2009.

From all of us in the Parish office Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

 


 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 27 - 28 (4th Sunday of the Month)

TIME           DATE      ALTAR SERVER                  LECTOR                         EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                                                 

4:00 PM      Dec. 27         Mariel Hayes                  Members of                      John Lamotte, Johnny Lamotte, Don Alexander

                                      Juan Durano               the Carroll family                   Rita Alexander, Matt Lovett, Open                     

9:00 AM         Dec.  28        Taylor Carter                  Mike Keebaugh                Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas     

                                                   Charlie Collins                    Maureen Keebaugh          Frank & Mary Wickham, Mike Gerlach, Stephanie Martt   

11:30 AM       Dec.  28            Annie Minner                           Pam Mortimer                               Angie Stoller, Tommie Zervas, Ann Anderson

                                  Andy Price, Natasha Mattox Don Metnes                         Sandra Thompson, Tyler Lawler, Open                            

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: December 28 – Cecelia & Mike Chambers            Pray for our men and women in uniform


 

REMINDERS AND UPDATES

 

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

 

YOUTH GROUP WEB PAGE….the St. Mary Youth Group, open to 7th and 8th graders and to high school students now has a web site at stmaryyouthgroup.org.

 

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and Midnight on Christmas Eve.

10:00 a.m. on Christmas Morning.

(The 4:00 is the most crowded, and the mass at which a lot of people have to stand.)

 

SPECIAL APPEAL

We are trying to organize at least five teams of bingo workers to take responsibility for the games once a month at most.  Call 445-9668 to volunteer. Selling instants to folks in between bingo games is easy to learn and to do.  Just two or three hours a month would be of great help.

 

INFORMATION IS NEEDED

Father Thomas would like to know if there are cub scouts from our school or parish and where their pack is.  We are considering starting up cub scouts here, but we need this information first.

 

DANGER ALERT

Please help us to keep children off the stage and out of the cafeteria kitchen whenever they are not under the direct supervision of an adult (this is especially true during the coffee & doughnut hour). They are safer on the floor level of the cafeteria where they are not near natural gas stoves, meat slicers, etc.

 

A MUSICAL TREAT NEXT WEEK

On Sunday, December 21st, there will be mass in Polish here at St. Mary’s at 3:00 p.m. At 4:00 p.m. two nationally known musicians will perform.  David Niwa will perform on the violin, and Mariko Kaneda will perform on the piano.  All are welcome to the mass and/or the concert.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

LIVING with BENEDICT WEEKENDS

The Benedictine Monks of St. Andrew Abbey in Cleveland will be holding “Living with Benedict” vocation discernment weekend for men between the age of 18 – 45 on

Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2009. For additional information contact

Fr. Gerard at 216.721.5300, ext. 210.

 

 

DIOCESAN CATHOLIC CHARITIES

This collection allows the diocese to meet a variety of basic needs directly and through diocesan agencies and organizations. Please use your specially printed envelopes to make your donation.

 

 

 

 

 

FEAST of the HOLY FAMILY

Appropriately, the Church places the Feast of the Holy Family on the weekend following Christmas. Let us pray for our families:

Father, help us to live as the Holy Family, united in respect and love. Teach us the sanctity of human love, show us the value of family life, and help us to live in peace. We are united with Jesus, Mary and Joseph because in your great love for us you sent your son to live in this world and to share our human experience. Help us to love each other as you love us, and to be more aware of those families in the world who struggle with poverty, war, and disease. Bring us all to the joy and peace of your eternal home. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

GALA UPDATE

CONGRATULATIONS to our 4th Annual Saint Mary Gala & Auction Honored Guests: Frank and Mary Wickham and Ray and Terry Thomas!  Come join them in the celebration and honor their many years of dedication to our St. Mary Parish.  Enjoy an enchanted 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!

 

Here's a Great Holiday Gift Idea!  Give a raffle ticket to 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.  Only 500 tickets will be sold.  Get them while they last!  The winning ticket will be pulled at St. Mary's 4th Annual Gala and Silent Auction on January 24, 2009!  You do not need to be present to win.  Help us sell tickets and you could win $100 if you sell the winning ticket! 

 

 

COLUMBUS LITERACY COUNCIL

The Columbus Literacy Council provides free instruction to adults in reading and English as a second language and depends on volunteers to help with tutoring or other support services. For additional information about enrolling in a program or to learn more about volunteer opportunities call 614.221.5013 or visit the CLC web site at www.columbusliteracy.org

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to all who made our Adopt-a-Family project such a success. We were able to reach out to all of the families we made commitments to because of your generosity.

Special thanks to the Young Adult group that managed this project and to our kindergarteners for their participation. 

 

 

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