SATURDAY, October 31

          3:00 p.m.        Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Margaret Holleran 

          6:30 p.m.        Chuha-Gibson Wedding



SUNDAY, November 1

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        Ritzer Family                     

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo



MONDAY, November 2

    12:00 noon       Marilyn Hilsheimer  

                                      Confession following Mass


TUESDAY, November 3

       12:00 noon      For elected officials

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



WEDNESDAY, November 4

          9:45 a.m.      For world peace

      12:00 noon     For the oppressed

         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. - Atrium



THURSDAY, November 5

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.           Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.           Mass at Corpus Christi



FRIDAY, November 6 – First Friday

       12:00 noon    Charlene Schultz 

    12:30 p.m.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

        3:30 p.m.       Benediction 



SATURDAY, November 7

          3:00 p.m.        Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Mark Michael 



SUNDAY, November 8

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        Jackie Hagwood                     

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo



OFFERTORY – October 24-25, 2009

Offertory: $5,504.00

ECO deposits: $235.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5,739.00

Bingo receipts for October 25, 2009: $3,065.00

 Jackpot: $19,600.00!!



Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Please remember in your prayers:

Nursing Home:  Evelyn Spiert, Donna Whitacre, Wilma Rose

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, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert, Marian Fontaine, Virginia and Tim Deweese, Jake Sterpka, Brian Burson

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call us.   


RCIA – 2009 – 2010

v  The topic for this week is “Mary: Our Model, Our Mother”. RCIA sessions are held in the Atrium every Wed, at 7:00 p.m.  Sessions are open t0 anyone interested in learning more about your faith.   All are welcome!

v  The first retreat for those people attending RCIA is scheduled for Nov. 6th and 7th.


BIBLE STUDY….is set to resume on Wed., Oct. 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Specht Center. We are studying the 1st and 2nd letters of St. Paul to the Corinthians. All are welcome.  Please join us as we begin a new season of study and meditation on the word of God.



The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold their annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday, November 7, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the St. Mary school gym. For more information, call Mary (614)263-7812 or email .   



There will be a mass at St. Leo on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m.  That date is the feast day of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church.



Please note that our elderly and handicapped parishioners need to use the turnaround located in front of the Burkley Center to access the elevator.  Please be mindful of this and do NOT park in the turnaround when you come to Mass. 


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for Nov. 7-8 2009 (2nd Sunday of the Month)

Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


TIME                ALTAR SERVER         LECTOR                                        EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER                                    SACRISTAN

4:00 PM             Travis Marx                        Sherrie Hayes                            Lori and Dave Mitchell, Mariel Hayes,

                           Katie Lawler                      Casey Campbell                         Carol Rees, Evelyn Holleran, Don Smeltzer                     Amanda Walker

9:00 AM             Natasha Mattox                Mary Kelly                     Genny Bowman, Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibault, Eileen Hoffman,

                           Boi’ Suba Kenneh              Marge Smigelski             Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan, Jennifer Yannayon                Betty Contosta 

11:30 AM           Kyle Dawson                     Mike Hicks                                  Katherine Hanson, Peggy Kienle, Katlyn Hall,

                           Sam Agra, Corey Hall        Devin Russell                             Tina Hall, Maria Martello, Janet Dawson                          Suzi Foster      

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Nov. 8 – Christa, Erin & Megan McKernan             Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Catherine Goodall and Frances Melton





An interactive weekend retreat for men will be held the weekend of November 6-8, 2009. Father Stephen Dominic Hayes, O.P. will be the retreat director and the theme will be “The Household of God: Our Life in the Presence of the Holy Trinity”. For more information please contact Gary Hasson at 216.4500 or Mark Hasson at 734.0591.


ATTENTION ALL YOUNG ADULTS-MARK YOUR CALENDAR…..St. Mary’s in conjunction with will be hosting a series of talks entitled, “Reasons to Believe.”  We will meet the first Thursday of every month in the “Grotto” at Gresso’s on High Street at 7:00 p.m. The kickoff meeting is on November 5th. People are encouraged to come early (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) for dinner and fellowship. The evening will consist of a featured wine and wine instruction, a raffle, a brief talk on why we believe what we believe, and questions answered by Father Josh Wagner from  Start reserving your first Thursdays to come and learn about your faith in an interesting and exciting way and meet new people!  Email with questions or for more information.  Participants pay for their own dinner and drinks. 


BOYS LIFE AWARENESS YOUTH LUNCHEON… will be held on Wed., Nov. 11th at 11:45 a.m. at the Jessing Center at the Josephinum.  High School and Junior High age students are welcome as guests of Serra Club of North Columbus. Questions about life choices and vocation discernment will be answered by Fr. Barry Stechschulte, speaker.  Reply before October 30th to your school principal or call Ellyn at 614-488-3773.



The weekend of Nov 7th & 8th will be the annual Food Pantry collection for Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry located on E. Gates St. For many years St. Mary’s has been an active supporter of this food pantry, and as you can imagine, this year the need is greater than ever! Any donation of money, food (especially needed are the following items: instant dressing, instant potatoes, gravy) and/or gently used children’s books will be greatly appreciated by those in need. Baskets will be located in the back of the church beginning next weekend, Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st for your donation of food and books. During the weekend of Nov 7th and 8th there will be volunteers accepting monetary donations at the back of the church.  Thank you for helping us to help others.



The Church teaches that all Christians, in any state or walk of life, are called to holiness. But what does holiness look like in this time and place? How do we find the paths to holiness that are well-suited to the particular contexts of our daily lives? Come away for a spell to reflect on these important questions as a means of preparing for the coming of Christ anew in our hearts this Advent season. This reflection period is scheduled for Fri., Dec. 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Bryce Eck Activity Center. The facilitator is Fr. Timothy Hayes, pastor of St. Timothy. The cost is $10.oo, which includes lunch. Registration is due to the Office of Ministry Formation (197 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215) by Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. For more information, contact Jean Morris, admn. assistant at 614-241-2544 or  An online printable registration form is available on the Office of Ministry Formation website:









But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord.



Looking for some good Catholic information? Listen to St. Gabriel Radio @ 1580 AM. Join us for the premiere of From the Chair with Bishop Campbell on Tuesday, November 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Most Reverend Bishop Frederick Campbell will take questions from listeners LIVE!

The Bishop's LIVE call-in program will air the first Tuesday of every month so that he can speak directly with his flock to address questions about living the Catholic faith. Have a question for our Bishop? Call 614-538-1580 on November 3rd at 4:00 p.m. or email us at .



§     The annual Men’s Social is set for Wednesday, Nov. 25th from 6:30 to midnight at St. Mary’s Gym.


§     It’s almost that time of year and the Knights of Columbus will again unload Christmas Trees on Friday, Nov. 27 at 8:00 a.m. at St. Mary. We need volunteers during December to help sell trees. Please contact Rich Finn at 614.403.0809 or email to .


NOVEMBER…. is dedicated to remembering the saints and our deceased family members and friends. As you and your family seek to live out your own vocations to holiness, the diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office encourages you to look for inspiration and strength in reflecting with gratitude on the lives of those powerful men and women of faith who lived Gospel lives.

We give thanks to you, O lord our God, for all your servants and witnesses of times past:

for Abraham, the father of believers, and Sarah, his wife

for Moses, the lawgiver, and Aaron, the priest,

for Miriam and Joshua, Deborah and Gideon, and Samuel and Hannah, his mother,

for Isaiah and all the prophets,

for Mary, the mother of our Lord,

for Peter and Paul and all the apostles,

for Mary and Martha, and Mary Magdalene,

for Stephen, the first martyr, and all the martyrs and saints in every age and in every land,

for the holy men and women in our family who have been examples of faith for us.

In your mercy, O Lord, our God, give us, as you gave to them, the hope of salvation and the promise of eternal life. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.



Please consider attending or contributing to the 2009 Celebrating Catholic School Virtues Tuition Assistance Gala on November 10th, by contacting or calling 614.221.5829. You can help children in our community receive a Catholic education. Your support will enable the diocese to at least double the amount of tuition assistance provided in the 2008 school year and help more families in need, both now and in years to come. Thank you for sharing the gifts with which God has graced you.

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