THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
1Jn. 2: 29 - 3: 6, Jn. 1: 29 – 34
3:00 p.m. Reconciliation
12:00 noon Parishioners of St. Mary
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
12:00 noon Helen Rohrer
1Jn. 4: 19 – 5: 4, Lk. 4: 14 – 22a
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, January 9,
1Jn. 5: 14 – 21, Jn. 3: 22 – 30
3:00 p.m. Reconciliation
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.”?
RCIA / ADULT FAITH FORMATION
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.
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
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.
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
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.
SPECIAL APPEAL for BINGO HELP
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.
HEALING AFTER ABORTION
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 www.povertyusa.org or contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 614.241.2540.
CATHOLIC LAYMEN’S RETREAT LEAGUE
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.
THANK YOU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
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.