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


MONDAY, January 26,        

2 Tm. 1: 1 – 8 or Ti. 1: 1 – 5, Mk. 3: 22 – 30

    12:00 noon             Bill Grant  

                                      Reconciliation following Mass


TUESDAY, January 27,

Heb. 10: 1 – 10, Mk. 3: 31 – 35

       12:00 noon             All priests

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

       7:00 p.m.              Jordan Conference - Atrium


WEDNESDAY, January 28,

Heb. 10: 11 – 18, Mk. 4: 1 – 20

        9:45 a.m.             Mary Leathley & family                 

      12:00 noon           Parishioners of St. Mary       

        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 29,

Heb, 10: 19 – 25, Mk. 4: 21 – 25

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.              Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.              Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, January 30,

Heb. 10: 32 – 39, Mk. 4: 26 – 34

    12:00 noon             Felder-Ruppersburg families 


SATURDAY, January 31,

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              John Wuichner     


SUNDAY, February 1,

Dt. 18: 15 – 20, 1 Cor. 7: 32 – 35, Mk. 1: 21 – 28

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.            Mark D. Paluszak   

                                      Hadden baptism (following 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.            

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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 – 17 - 18, 2009


Envelopes:  $3,200.00

Loose Change: $1,347.00

ECO deposits: $545.00

Total offering: $5,092.00


Bingo receipts for January 18, 2009 - $1,678.00






The topic for this week is “Virtues, Gifts and Fruits/Mercy and Sin”. 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 31 & February 1 (1st Sunday of the Month)


TIME         DATE         ALTAR SERVER                      LECTOR                             EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                                                                                                                    

4:00 PM         Jan. 31      Jonathan Engle                Open                                               Don Smeltzer, Jim Sauer, Jeanne Sauer,

                                            Tim Engle                          Ann Graf                            Marissa Campbell, Jennifer Hadden, Frances Melton                 

9:00 AM         Feb. 1         Charlie Collins                 Annie Ruefle      Jack Auer, Christina Badurina, Eli Desabato, Maria Desabato,          

                                            Augie Collins                    Brain Collins        Mike Gerlach, Angie Metoyer, Bonnie Jones, Amanda Breitfeller            

11:30 AM       Feb. 1         Will & Maria Martello        Tom Martello                     Ashley VanHorn, Donna VanHorn, Sandy Brown,

                                            Anthony Bartholomew     Pat Dineen                        Linnan Duren, Pam Mortimer, David Martello                           

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: February 1 – Knights of St. John                Pray for our men and women in uniform






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.







If you wish to subscribe or renew your Catholic Times for 2009 we have provided you with specially printed collection envelopes dated February 8, 2009. For ONLY $15.00 per year (parish rate), readers receive a Catholic perspective on the world around us. As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell encourages all Catholic families to receive the Catholic Times. Look for your envelope and sign up for, or renew the newspaper of our diocese, the Catholic Times.




THE CHRIST CHILD SOCIETY…is having their annual membership Drive!  The Christ Child Society has a wonderful history of over 120 years of helping children in need through volunteer programs and activities that fit the needs of our communities. The Christ Child Society of Columbus has been active for over 25 yrs. aiding children in need and welcomes new members interested in their mission of service to children.  Please contact Kim Kurth at 614-459-0096 for additional information.


THE MARRIAGE and FAMILY LIFE OFFICE... and the Marriage Ministries Leadership Council call your attention to World Marriage Day, February 8, 2009. Plan to celebrate this special day at St. Elizabeth Pastors’ Hall from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Dr. Kevin Anderson, author of “The 7 Spiritual Practices of Marriage” will share insights on “The Surprising #1 Secret to Your Best Marriage.” Light refreshments will follow. Contact the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614/241-2560 or to register or for additional information.


SUPER BOWL PARTY                                                              C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\MEDIA\CAGCAT10\j0183168.wmf  High School Students and 7th and 8th graders from our school and parish are invited to join Father Thomas for a Super Bowl Party on Feb. 1, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the Atrium.



As a reminder to all who serve as extraordinary ministers, the vessels used in communion need to be cleaned after each Mass. Please take a few minutes to go to the Sacristy after Mass to make sure these vessels are cleaned and ready for the next Mass. Thank you.


HEALING AFTER ABORTION… Is God calling you to take this journey with Him?  We invite you to join us at Bethesda Healing Ministry for 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. Si quieres hablar con alguién en español, favor de llamar 614-309-0810. God bless you.


CATHOLIC YOUTH SUMMER CAMP, INC….will host “Jeremiah’s Call”, a one-day youth ministry event for Middle School students in grades 6 – 8, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, downtown Columbus, on January 31st. The event will focus on the common call to holiness and the unique challenges middle school aged students face in living this call out in today’s world. Dynamic keynote presentations, inspiring testimonies, informative and motivational workshops, humorous skits and dramas, praise and worship, prayer, food, fun, fellowship and more! Cost is $30.00 per person and is limited to the first 300 registrants. For additional information, to register, or to obtain a schedule or review workshops, log on to

Call 1-888-548-CYSC or email for questions about Catholic Youth Summer Camp, Inc.



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