SATURDAY, January 3,

1Jn. 2: 29 - 3: 6, Jn. 1: 29 – 34 

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Charles Mitchell   

                                      McLane baptism


SUNDAY, January 4,

Is. 60: 1 – 6, Eph. 3: 2 – 3a, 5 – 6, Mt. 2: 1 – 12

       9:00 a.m.              Living/Deceased  Carone family   

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.            Clair Marie Michael  

      7:00 p.m.         Bingo


MONDAY, January 5,,         

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

    12:00 noon             Elizabeth Wolf 

                                      Reconciliation following Mass


TUESDAY, January 6,

1Jn. 4: 7 – 10, Mk. 6: 34 – 44

       12:00 noon             Parishioners of St. Mary  

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


WEDNESDAY, January 7,

1Jn. 4: 11 – 18, Mk. 6: 45 – 52 

        9:45 a.m.             Doup Family                  

      12:00 noon           Helen Rohrer   

        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, January 8,

1Jn. 4: 19 – 5: 4, Lk. 4: 14 – 22a

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.              Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.              Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, January 9,

1Jn. 5: 5 – 13, Lk. 5: 12 – 16

    12:00 noon             John Giuricich   


SATURDAY, January 10,

1Jn. 5: 14 – 21, Jn. 3: 22 – 30

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Proserpina Durano    


SUNDAY, January 11,

Is. 42: 1–4, 6 – 7, Acts 10: 34 – 38 or 1Jn. 5: 1 – 9, Mk. 1: 7 - 11

       9:00 a.m.              Elizabeth Wolf   

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.            Alberta Sauer  

      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, Charles Walker, Christopher Federer  

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: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26

Bi-weekly: January 12, 26   Monthly January 1 & 15

“How do I make a return to the Lord for all he has done for me.”?




Envelopes                         $ 3087.00

Loose Change                   $ 1948.00

ECO deposits                    $   145.00

Total offering:                    $ 5180.00


                           Bingo:   12/21/2008           $1,673.00        





The class topic for this week is “Catholic Customs and Traditions”. The group will meet at the Jubilee museum at 7:00 p.m. You don’t have to be investigating Catholicism to attend and grow in your knowledge of our faith. 



The quarterly Jordon Conference session for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on January 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 to confirm your attendance.


CHRISTMAS FLOWER LIST – the below listed names omitted from the Christmas flower list are acknowledged here:   Frank & Margaret Bogatay, Claude & Rita Redwood and Bruce A. Redwood.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 10 - 11 (2nd Sunday of the Month)

TIME           DATE      ALTAR SERVER                  LECTOR                         EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                                                          

4:00 PM      Jan. 10    Sean Regan                     Don Smeltzer                  Dave & Lori Mitchell, Mariel Hayes, Carol Rees

                                 Katie Lawler                     Sherrie Hayes                  Evelyn Holleran, Open                                      

9:00 AM         Jan. 11     Michael Badurina                  Mary Kelly                  Genny Bowman, Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibault

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

11:30 AM       Jan. 11      Kyle Dawson                           Mike Hicks                               Katherine Hanson, Peggy Kienle, Katlyn Hall

                          Sam Agra, Cody Peruzzi              Open                              Tina Hall, Jeff Smith, Janet Dawson,                  

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: January 11 – Christa, Erin & Megan McKernan        Pray for our men and women in uniform





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




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,  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! 



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



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.




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.






THE MARRIAGE and FAMILY LIFE OFFICE… asks you to consider what theologian Jack Shea says: that we don’t see the world as it is – we see the world as we are. If we hold an inner idea about life’s grimness, hurt, and pain, that’s what we’ll find. If we hold an inner idea about life’s grace, benevolence, and joy, that, too, is what we’ll discover. Sometimes in order to make spiritual progress we need to let go of our old notions of how life is supposed to be, and instead see life with God’s eyes. What better time than the start of a New Year to align our inner sight with God’s, in order to discover joy, notice grace, and be open to life’s benevolence?





CATHOLIC RADIO….St. Gabriel Radio has announced that they have acquired, through a lease to purchase option, a new, stronger signal at WKVO 1580 AM that will now reach nearly all of central Ohio.  Our broadcast will begin Christmas Eve morning!

As a non-profit 501(c) (3) listener supported station, St. Gabriel Radio has renewed its fundraising campaign in order to support the new larger signal and to provide additional Catholic programming, news and information. 



Is God calling you to take this journey with Him?  Bethesda Healing Ministry invites you to join them for their regular support group meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  We welcome you with open arms. Please call 614-718-0277, 614-309-0157 or 614-309-2651.  To speak with someone in Spanish, please call 614-309-0810. God bless you.


JANUARY is POVERTY in AMERICA AWARENESS MONTH…today 37 million Americans – and 1 in 6 children – are living below the poverty line. To bring attention to this national crisis, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has designated January as “Poverty in America Awareness Month”. During this special month of observance, we devote our efforts to heightening the nation’s understanding of the breadth and depth of the problems of poverty. For more information go to or contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 614.241.2540.



The last weekend of January (1/30-31 and 2/1) the Catholic Laymen’s Retreat League has scheduled an Interactive Weekend Retreat for Men. Father John D. Corbett, O.P. will be the retreat director and the theme will be: “The 4 Last Things: Judgment, Hell, Purgatory and Heaven”.  For more information please contact team captains Gary Hasson at 614.216.4500 or Mark Hasson at 614.734.0591.



Father Thomas wishes to thank all those who sent cards or treats this season.  The staff adds their thanks as well.  May God bless you all throughout the coming year.





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