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


MONDAY, January 12                                                                                                                                                      

Heb 1: 1 – 6, Mk. 1: 14 – 20

    12:00 noon       Mark Michael 

                                Reconciliation following Mass


TUESDAY, January 13,

Heb 2: 5 – 12, Mk. 1: 21 – 28

       12:00 noon             Bruce Myers 

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


WEDNESDAY, January 14,

Heb. 2: 14 – 18, Mk. 1: 29 – 39

        9:45 a.m.       Parishioners of St. Mary                                                                                                               

      12:00 noon           Charles & Leonore Britt       

        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 15,

Heb 3: 7 – 14, Mk. 1: 40 – 45

                                No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.              Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.              Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, January 16,

Heb 4: 1 – 5, 11, Mk. 2: 1 – 12

    12:00 noon       John Giuricich 


SATURDAY, January 17,

Heb 4: 12 – 16, Mk. 2: 13 – 17

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.        Helen Snyder                                   


SUNDAY, January 18,

1 Sm 3: 3b – 10 , 19, 1 Cor 6: 13c – 15a, 17 – 20,  Jn 1: 35 – 42

       9:00 a.m.        Parishioners of St. Mary   

                                Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.       Louise Tebbe  

        3:00 p.m.       Polish Mass

      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, 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:  $8271.00

Loose Change: $10,858.00

ECO deposits: $3110.00

Total offering: $22,239.00 (for period covering 12/22/08 thru 1/5/09)


Bingo:   12/28/2008 and 1/04/2009 - $6043.00





The topic for this week is “The Sacraments: Anointing of the Sick/Suffering” presented by Deacon Roger Minner.

These sessions are held weekly in the Atrium 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.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 17 - 18 (3rd Sunday of the Month)

TIME           DATE      ALTAR SERVER                  LECTOR                         EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                                                          

4:00 PM      Jan. 17    Johnny Lamotte               John Lamotte                            Chris Hilles, Pat Morris, Lois Morris

                                 Vince Relli                       Tina Nierman                        Andrea Fannin, Jennifer Yannayon, Open      

9:00 AM         Jan. 18     Angela Ruiz                      Rick Driscoll          Frances Melton, MaryAnn Metnes, Sheila Naegale, Megan Murray

                                            Katie Murray                            Mary Kay Oris                    Cecelia Reis, Mike Chambers, Carolyn Redwood, Bertha Hilshemier

11:30 AM       Jan. 18      Corey Hall                                Jimmy Vogt                                    Elizabeth Vogt, Vince Maite, Lori Maite,

                          Rebecca & Jillian Vogt             Kathleen Haytas                   Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, Open                

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: January 18 – Knights of Columbus                  Pray for our men and women in uniform





Ladies!  We are back with the 2nd Annual Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference, which will be held on February 21, 2009 at the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center.  Our keynote speaker is Immaculee Ilibagiza. Sister Rosalind Moss is our afternoon speaker.  To register please visit our website at, call the DCCW office at 614-228-8601 or stop by your parish office for a brochure.



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.




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.


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.





Your World Mission Sunday donation to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith does not go into a “black hole”! Find out how your donation truly helps the missions by going to, click Programs, and click the World Mission Sunday link. Please use your pre-printed collection envelope for your contribution.



"They are the forgotten members of our Church, our community, and our Family - the prisoners. They are incarcerated for different reasons, but never excluded from God's love. So, why should we minister to them and how? Join us at Gresso's at 7:30 p.m. on January 20th to welcome Deacon Gregg Eiden with Kairos Prison Ministry Services for his talk on "I Was In Prison, And You Visited Me." Gresso's is located on South High Street in German Village and opens at 6 p.m. Food and drink are available for purchase before the talk.





Get Your Ticket Now to the 4th Annual Saint Mary Gala & Auction! Frank and Mary Wickham and Ray and Terry Thomas! Join our Honored Guests, Mary andFrank Wickham and Terry, and 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!


 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! 


Preview items. Stop by the Atrium after all the Masses the weekend of January 17 & 18 to check out many of the wonderful items available at the Gala & Silent Auction.  Members of the Gala committee will be on hand to answer questions. Even if you are unable to attend the Gala, you can still make a bid on an item!  Light refreshments available at the preview.




Colin Phillips and Christopher Thibaut have been named to the Merit Roll for the second quarter. Congratulations to both of these young men.


St. Charles Preparatory School will offer its annual scholarship test to prospective students at 9 a.m. and

1 p.m. on Saturday, January 31. The test results are used to determine who will receive academically-based scholarships and grants offered by the school to its students in the

2009-2010 school year.

The test is open to all eighth grade boys who are currently

enrolled at any of the public, parochial, and private elementary or middle schools in Franklin or the other surrounding counties that comprise Central Ohio. Anyone interested in sitting for the

St. Charles scholarship test must register by calling

Laurie Berndt in the school office at 614-252-6714 between

8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.



When: Sunday, January 11, 2009 from noon until 3:00 p.m.

Where: 281 East Whittier Street

Price: $7.00 per person (Carry out available)

Menu: vegetable soup, grilled ham & cheese or grilled cheese

           sandwiches, and hot apple pie.

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