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


MONDAY, November 9

    12:00 noon       Bill & Greg Thomas  

                                      Confession following Mass


TUESDAY, November 10

       12:00 noon      Special intention

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


WEDNESDAY, November 11

          9:45 a.m.      For unity in our families

      12:00 noon     For all military personnel

         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 12

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.           Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.           Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, November 13

       12:00 noon   For publishers of religious material   


SATURDAY, November 14

          3:00 p.m.        Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Dan Sauer


SUNDAY, November 15

       9:00 a.m.        John & Hilda Kulzer     

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        Special Intention  

       3:00 p.m.        Polish mass               

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo








OFFERTORY – Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2009

Offertory: $5,976.00

ECO deposits: 2,502.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 1st)

Total offering: $8,478.00

Bingo receipts for Nov. 1, 2009: $3,870.00

 Jackpot: $20,300.00 - WOW!!



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 “The Saints” presented by Father Thomas. 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!



We are into our third week of a new year of Bible study; and it is never too late for you to join us at 6:00 p.m. in the Specht Center every Wednesday evening. We are studying the 1st and 2nd letters of St. Paul to the Corinthians. All are welcome. 



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.



There will be representatives from the Southside Community Food Pantry stationed at the back of the church at all masses this weekend to collect any donation of money, food and/or gently used children’s books. Checks should be made out to Southside Community Food Pantry.



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. 14-15 2009 (3rd 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           Johnny Lamotte                 John Lamotte                              Chris Hilles, Pat Morris, Lois Morris,

                           Open                                       Tina Nierman                              Andrea Fannin, Open, Open                                                  TinaNierman                 

9:00 AM          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       Francis Melton   

11:30 AM         Delaney Dawson                  Jimmy Vogt                           Elizabeth Vogt, Mike and Maureen Keebaugh,

                         Rebecca & Jillian Vogt         Kathleen Haytas                         Sharyn Perry, Open, Open                                                         Francis Melton     

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


Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Betty Contosta and Evelyn Holleran




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 to your school principal or call Ellyn at 614-488-3773.



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:



Looking for some good Catholic information? Listen to St. Gabriel Radio @ 1580 AM. The Most Reverend Bishop Frederick Campbell will take questions from listeners LIVE! The Bishop's call-in program will air the first Tuesday of every month from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 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 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 .





The diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office has published a booklet of prayers, rituals, ideas, and activities for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Advent and Christmas Traditions: Keeping the Seasons Holy is a valuable tool in making the celebration of these liturgical seasons more meaningful for you and your family. It is available by contacting the office at 614/241-2560 or emailing The cost is $5.00 per copy, which includes postage.  



The Benedictine Monks of St. Andrew Abbey in Cleveland welcome men between the ages of 18-45 who wish to discern a monastic vocation to attend “Living with Benedict” weekend retreats scheduled for Nov. 27-29, 2009 and Feb. 12-14, 2010. For more information contact Fr. Gerard, OSB at




On November 11th as we commemorate Veterans Day by recalling the sacrifices of our service men and women, we are mindful of those currently serving our country, both here and overseas. Praying for their safe return to their friends and loved ones, we lift them up: Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Christ our Lord. Amen.



We will again be printing a parish directory for all parishioners. Please contact the parish office at 445.9668 to advise us of any updates or special request you may have. The deadline to make changes is November 27th.



v  December 4th: Chili and Carols at St. Mary School. This event is a great way to kick off the Christmas Holiday season.

v  December 6th: German Village annual Village Lights. Dine, shop and stroll the streets of German Village from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Please note, St. Mary bingo will be held that same evening so parking in our lot will be limited. 

v  St. Mary’s 5th annual Gala Auction, January 30, 2010. Watch for updates on this event in future bulletins.

v  February 27, 2010: Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference at the Ohio Expo Center-Lausche Building.



This past Sunday, Nov. 1st, 44 persons made a commitment to the Catholic faith here at St. Mary. These young men and women made the last step of initiation into the faith community of the Catholic Church. They confirmed their commitment to the Catholic Christian life style. Welcome and congratulations to all 44 who were confirmed. Our prayers are with you.



The Pontifical College Josephinum welcomes you to its 2009-2010 Building Spiritual Bridges to the Community lecture series!  The series continues Wednesday, November 11, as Rev. Michael Driscoll, PhD, presents “Sending Us Forth: The Eucharist and Social Justice” at 7:00 p.m. in the Jessing Center on the Josephinum campus. Father Driscoll specializes in the area of sacramental theology and liturgy; his writings are both academic and pastoral as he looks for intersection of liturgy and life. The event is free of charge and open to the public; reservations not required. Please call 614-985-2497 for more information.



Father Thomas could use some adult help with Youth Group activities during the coming season of Advent.  The parish has very capable and well trained college students to chaperone, but he prefers to also have an older person or two at activities he cannot personally oversee.  The Advent season involves a lot of penance services at which Father is scheduled to help and youth events are typically held on Sunday. Please contact the parish office at 445.9668 if you are interested. Chaperones are required to pass a background check, which consists of getting fingerprinted. 



The monthly Mass in Polish will be celebrated here at 3:00 p.m. next Sunday, November 15.  All are welcome.


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