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


MONDAY, January 19,        

Heb. 5: 1 – 10, Mk. 2: 18 – 22

    12:00 noon             John Giuricich  

                                      Reconciliation following Mass

      7:00 p.m.               Marriage Information Night


TUESDAY, January 20,

Heb 6: 10 – 20, Mk. 2 : 23 – 28

       12:00 noon             Mary Jo McCarthy

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


WEDNESDAY, January 21,

Heb. 7: 1 – 3, 15 – 17, Mk. 3: 1 – 6

        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 22,

1 Sm. 24: 3 – 21, Mk. 3: 13 – 19

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.              Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.              Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, January 23,

Heb. 8: 6 – 13, Mk. 13 – 19 

    12:00 noon             Charles & Leonore Britt 


SATURDAY, January 24,

Heb. 9: 2 – 3, 11 – 14, Mk. 3: 20 – 21 

       1:00 p.m.              Rau / Schnee wedding

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Elizabeth Wolf       

       6:00 p.m.              St. Mary Gala


SUNDAY, January 25,

Jon. 3: 1 – 5, 10, 1 Cor. 7:  29 – 31, Mk. 1: 14 – 20 

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.            Elizabeth Wolf  

      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.”?


OFFERTORY -- JAN. 10-11, 2009


Envelopes:  $3,343.00

Loose Change: $1,573.00

ECO deposits: $897.00

Total offering: $5,813.00


Bingo:   January 11, 2009 - $1,940.00





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.


2nd ANNUAL CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE… will be held on February 21, 2009 at the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. To register please visit our website at, call the DCCW office at 614-228-8601 or stop by your parish office for a brochure.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 24 - 25 (4th Sunday of the Month)

TIME           DATE      ALTAR SERVER                  LECTOR                         EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                                                          

4:00 PM      Jan. 24    Mariel Hayes                        Lori Mitchell                     John Lamotte, Johnny Lamotte, Don Alexander,

                                 Juan Durano                         John Rees                       Rita Alexander, Matt Lovett, Open                     

9:00 AM         Jan. 25     Taylor Carter                          Mike Keebaugh                Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas,                      

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

11:30 AM       Jan. 25      Natasha Mattox                             Pam Mortimer                         Angie Stoller, Tommy Zervas, Ann Anderson,

                                 Annie Minner & Andy Price         Don Metnes                Sandra Thompson, Tyler Lawler, Open               

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: January 25 – Mary & Mike Gerlach                 Pray for our men and women in uniform





"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.





Are you looking for a way to become more involved in local pro-life activities this year?  Do you want to participate in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil but are hesitant to commit because you don't know what to expect?  Please attend the Greater Columbus Right to Life orientation and training session on Saturday, January 31 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the St. Michael Church parish library at 5750 N. High Street in Worthington. A discussion about ways to get involved will be held from 9:30-10:30, followed by information on the 40 Days for Life Campaign from 10:30 until 11:30.  Please attend both or either session. Questions will be addressed and admission is free. Please RSVP to or call (614) 445-8508.


BOOK CLUB: Adults of All Ages Welcome!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

For February we will be reading a book titled “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust” written by Immaculee Ilibagiza. The Author will be the main speaker at this year’s Catholic Women’s Conference. Immaculee Ilibagiza is an internationally known speaker and Rwandan holocaust survivor. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. between the 9:00 and 11:30 Masses in the  St. Mary School Cafeteria for "Coffee & Donuts" and Book Club discussion. Please have the entire book read so we don't spoil anything for you. For more information about the Book Club, or to sign up to join a group of women attending the Women’s Conference on Feb. 21st contact 


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Saint Mary Parishioners, parents, students and friends: Please join us on Thursday, January 29, 2009 for St. Mary School's annual Catholic Schools Week Open House from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Please invite family and friends to stop by Saint Mary School for a tour of our school and a chance to see what makes Saint Mary School so special to so many.





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


  Time is running out to win a $5,000 tuition scholarship to any school!!!  That's right, a $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. 


    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.



The Community of Holy Rosary & St. John the Evangelist Church is hosting their annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration Mass on Monday, January 19, 2009 beginning at noon at Holy Rosary/St. John Church, 660 South Ohio Avenue. Call (614) 252-5926, ext. 226 for more information.

Gracious God, you create us and love us and make us to live together in community. We thank you for Martin Luther King, Jr. and all your children who have been filled with your vision and who have worked to bring it into reality. Guide us to live by your vision, working to build the community where everyone is welcomed and valued, power is shared, and all your children know wholeness and well-being. Through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.



At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2009, Bishop Campbell will celebrate a Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral,

212 East Broad Street, in observance of the “day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life”. For more information about the Church’s teaching on pro-life issues, visit the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ website at

A “Rally for Life” will be held at the Statehouse, corner of Broad and High Streets, from noon until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2009. For more information contact Greater Columbus Right to Life at 614.445.8508.

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