THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Is. 7: 10 14, Lk. 1: 26 38
Is. 52: 7 10, Heb. 1: 1 6, Jn. 1: 1 18
FRIDAY, December 26,
1 Jn. 1: 1 4, Jn. 20: 1a, 2 8
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
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/
The office will be closed on the following days during Christmas and New Year:
December 24- 25- 26- 30- 31 and January 1- 2.
office hours will resume on
From all of us in the Parish office Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!
TIME DATE ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
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
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.
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.)
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.
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
On Sunday, December 21st, there will be mass in Polish here at St. Marys 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.
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.
COLUMBUS LITERACY COUNCIL
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
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.