THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

          THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

SATURDAY, February 7,

Heb. 13: 15 – 17, 20 – 21, Mk. 6: 30 – 34

     11:00 a.m.              O’Donnell baptism

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Bernard Klarman        

                                      Renewal of wedding vows - Alexander

 

SUNDAY, February 8,

Jb. 7: 1 – 4, 6 – 7, 1 Cor. 9: 16 – 19, 22 – 23, Mk. 1: 29 – 39

       9:00 a.m.              George J. Schlegel   

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.            Jackie Hagwood   

       7:00 p.m.             Bingo

 

MONDAY, February 9,          

Gn. 1: 1 – 19, Mk. 6: 53 – 56

    12:00 noon             Mark Michael   

                                      Reconciliation following Mass

 

TUESDAY, February 10,

Gn. 1:  20 – 2: 4a, Mk. 7: 1 – 13

       12:00 noon             Alberta Sauer  

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

 

WEDNESDAY, February 11,

Gn. 2: 4b – 9, 15 – 17, Mk. 7: 14 – 23

        9:45 a.m.             John Wuichner                  

      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, February 12,

Gn. 2: 18 – 25, Mk. 7: 24 – 30

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.              Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.              Mass at Corpus Christi

                               

FRIDAY, February 13,

Gn. 3: 1 – 8, Mk. 7: 31 – 37

    12:00 noon             John Giuricich 

 

SATURDAY, February 14,

Gn. 3: 9 – 24, Mk. 8: 1 – 10

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              John & Hilda Kulzer    

       4:30 p.m.              McEvoy – Earnhart wedding @ St. Leo

 

SUNDAY, February 15,

Lv. 13: 1 – 2, 44 – 46, 1 Cor. 10: 3 – 11: 1, Mk. 1: 40 – 45

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.            Cynthia Jeanette Hammond   

        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, Jeff Buskey, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert 

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.

ECO –schedule: Weekly: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

Bi-weekly: February 9, 23   Monthly February 1 & 15

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

 

OFFERTORY – Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2009

 

Envelopes:  $3,271.00

Loose Change: $2,322.00

ECO deposits: $1,730.00

Total offering: $7,323.00

 

Bingo receipts for February 1, 2009 - $1,935.00

 JACKPOT $2,300.00

COME & PLAY BINGO

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

 

RCIA / ADULT FAITH FORMATION

The topic for this week is “Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory”, presented by seminarians from The Josephinum.  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. 

 

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 www.columbuscatholicwomen.com, call the DCCW office at

614-228-8601 or stop by your parish office for a brochure.

 

BASILICA and NATIONAL SHRINE of OUR LADY of

CONSOLATION. The Franciscan Friars invite you to make a pilgrimage to Carey, Ohio to visit this holy and spiritual setting. They offer a place of quiet prayer and devotion on your journey to faith, hope and healing. For more information please call 419.396.7107or visit their website at www.olcshrine.com


 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 14 – 15 (3rd Sunday of the Month)

Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass

 

TIME         DATE          ALTAR SERVER                        LECTOR                                                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                                                                                               

4:00 PM          Feb. 14       Johnny Lamotte                   John Lamotte                                                Chris Hilles, Pat Morris, Lois Morris,

                                            Open                                    Tina Nierman                                                 Andrea Fannin, Jennifer Yannayon, Open              

9:00 AM          Feb. 15       Charlie Collins                    Rick Driscoll                  Frances Melton, Marianne Metnes, Sheila Naegale, Cecelia Reis,

                                            Edie Collins                           Mary Kay Oris               Mike Chambers, Carolyn Redwood, Bertha Hilsheimer, Taylor Carter     

11:30 AM        Feb. 15       Delaney Dawson                 Jimmy Vogt                                            Elizabeth Vogt, Maria Martello, Cody Peruzzi,

                                     Rebecca & Jillian Vogt                Kathleen Haytas                                           Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, Sharyn Perry               

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: February 15 – Knights of Columbus                Pray for our men and women in uniform


 

REMINDERS AND UPDATES

 

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 stmary20-30something@hotmail.com 

 

CATHOLIC TIMES SUBSCRIPTION AND RENEWAL

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.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

LENTEN DATES and LOCATIONS FOR

STATIONS of the CROSS

Feb. 27, 2009 at St. Mary    Mar. 6, 2009 at St. Ladislaus

Mar. 13, 2009 at Corpus Christi  – Mar. 20. 2009 at St. Mary

Mar. 27, 2009 at St. Ladislaus –  Apr. 3, 2009 at Corpus Christi

Confession is offered in addition to the stations.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN RESPECT LIFE CONFERENCE…will be held at St. Andrew Church, 1899 McCoy Road, on Saturday, February 14, 2009. The day starts at 8:30 a.m. with Mass and will end at 3:00 p.m. with the Rosary. Fr. Tom Euteneuer, President of Human Life International, will lead the conference, and Dr. Brian Clowes will be the guest speaker. The registration fee is $15.00. To register, please contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 614.241.2540 or email socmailbox@colsdioc.org.

 

YOUNG ADULT RETREAT…a first ever retreat exclusively for young adults is being held March 21st here at St. Mary’s!  The theme of the day is “I’m Sorry, I forgive you, Thank you, I love you.”  Father Josh Wagner is the retreat master of the day.  Cost is $40.00 which includes lunch and food throughout the day.  Registrations forms are located in the back of Church.  For questions contact Jason Shanks at jasonshanks@stmarygv.com

 

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS BLOOD DRIVE

A blood drive is scheduled for Sun., Feb. 22nd at the Shamrock Club from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  To be eligible you cannot have donated blood after Dec. 26, 2008. There are still a few time slots open and if you would like to sign up please contact Mike McConahay at 443-0046 (H) or 354-5742 (C). Please check your schedule and try to give a little bit of your time (and blood) to help the Red Cross.  The Shamrock Club is located on W. Castle St. just off of High St. south of 104. 

 

 

 

 

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HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

 

St. Charles Spaghetti Dinner on Feb. 22….Don’t miss this year’s St. Charles Spaghetti Dinner on Sun. Feb. 22nd  from noon until 7 p.m. in the Robert C. Walter Student

Commons. This annual event is hosted by the St. Charles Alumni Association with the expert assistance of Berwick Party House. Guests will enjoy a bountiful meal of spaghetti with meatball, salad, rolls, ice cream, and a beverage. Cost is $7 for adults; $6 for senior citizens; $4 for children 4-12; Carry out orders will also be available.

 

Bishop Hartley High School extends a warm invitation to 8th graders and their parents to attend its Winter Open House on Thursday,  Feb.12th from 7 - 8:30 P.M. Tour the school and visit with the principal, academic department chairs, guidance counselors, and the athletic director.  If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Kathy Acklin at 237-5421 ext. 227.  In case of inclement weather please check our website for updated information about the program.

 

THEOLOGY and a PUB

"Vocations...We pray for them”. We rejoice when a young man makes the commitment for priesthood, and we celebrate their ordination a few years later, but what happens in between? Join Theology and a Pub on Feb.17th at Gresso's at 7:30 p.m. as Father Jeff Coning from the Vocations Office and guests from the Pontifical College Josephinum tell us "The Story of a Vocation." Gresso's is located in German Village. Doors open at 6 p.m. and food and drink are available for purchase before the talk. For more information, go to www.theologyandapub.org."

 

ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH

All proceeds of the Ash Wednesday collection will be contributed to JOIN (Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs), which operates under Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Columbus. JOIN provides emergency assistance to the poor and vulnerable of Franklin and surrounding counties. Please use the specially printed collection envelopes to make your donation.

 

In addition, the diocesan Office for Social Concerns is sponsoring a canned food drive at the start of Lent. Please bring your donation of food to Ash Wednesday service. All donated food will be delivered to the food bank that serves the local food pantries.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES….will be celebrated at St. Mary at 9:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The noon Mass will be celebrated at

St. Leo Church.

 

SECURITY UPDATES

Because of a grant from the Catholic Foundation and a donation by Alarm Solutions we have added needed security to the church and Burkley Center.  You may notice motion sensors located in doors and windows. Included with these upgrades we added a camera to the choir loft.  This will make the church visible to us via the computer.  We believe this will allow us to leave the church unlocked while also protecting the treasurers of St. Mary’s. 

As a service to our parents, we decided to put a monitor by the restrooms.  There are times when parents with young children gather in this space while settling their children, this monitor will allow you to continue your participation in the mass.     

 

YOUTH GROUP NEWS

The next youth group meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on February 15th in the Atrium.

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