THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, November 18
9:45 a.m. For all caretakers
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, November 20
12:00 noon Charlene Schultz
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, James Johnson, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert, Marian Fontaine, Virginia and Tim Deweese, Jake Sterpka, Brian Burson, Margaret Campbell, Wilma Weilbacher
RCIA – 2009 – 2010
v The topic for this week is “The Liturgical Year & Catholic Traditions”. 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!
THANK YOU-SOUTHSIDE FOOD PANTRY
Your generous contributions resulted in a donation of $1,179.00 to the Southside Community Food Pantry. Your support is greatly appreciated and many families will benefit because of your generosity. If you have not had the opportunity to donate to this much needed effort you may drop your contribution into the collection basket marked Southside Food Pantry. Checks should be made out to Southside Community Food Pantry.
If you have a couple hours to spare volunteers are always needed and welcomed. Please contact Jeanne Sauer at 253.6815.
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.
Note, new parking restrictions have been posted by the city along 3rd Street.
CAMPAIGN for HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
The weekend of Nov. 21-22 is devoted to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Please use your preprinted collection envelopes to contribute to this fund or mark your envelope accordingly so contributions can be credited properly.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for Nov. 21-22, 2009 (4th 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 Mariel Hayes Lori Mitchell John Lamotte, Johnny Lamotte, Don Alexander
Juan Durano John Rees Rita Alexander, Ann Martin, Russ Martin Evelyn Holleran
9:00 AM Nate Gain Mike Keebaugh Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas, Michael Badurina
Taylor Carter Maureen Keebaugh Frank & Mary Wickham, Stephanie Martt Jacquelyn Carone
11:30 AM Mary Weilbacher Pam Mortimer Angie Stoller, Tommy Zervas, Ann Anderson
Katie Price, Morgan Dawson Don Metnes Sandra Thompson, Tyler Lawler, Annie Minner Jacquelyn Carone
COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Nov. 22 – Mary & Mike Gerlach Pray for our men and women in uniform
Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Don and Rose Hodgson
ADVENT MORNING OF REFLECTION
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. An online printable registration form is available on the Office of Ministry Formation website: www.colsdioc.org.
DATES TO REMEMBER
v The annual Men’s Social hosted by the Knights of Columbus is set for Wednesday, Nov. 25th from 6:30 to midnight at St. Mary’s Gym.
v 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 email@example.com .
v December 4th: Chili and Carols at St. Mary School. This event is a great way to kick off the Christmas Holiday season.
v Sunday, Dec. 6th: Maennerchor Concert at St. Mary Church - Buffet at Maennerchor to follow.
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.
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.
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS BOOKLET
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 FLOMAILBOX@colsdioc.org. The cost is $5.00 per copy, which includes postage.
LIVING WITH BENEDICT RETREATS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
ST. MARY CHRISTMAS TREE SALE 2009
ARE YOU IN NEED OF SERVICE HOURS?
We need lots of help to run the St. Mary Christmas Tree sale. We have about 20 people that have already volunteered, but we need more. If you are able to help out please contact Tracie Johnson via email at MTZLJOHNSON@SBCGLOBAL.NET or call
CHANGE IN CONFESSION SCHEDULE
There will be no celebration of the Sacrament of Confession on Monday, November 23. The regular Monday schedule will resume on November 30th (immediately after the 12:00 Mass).
CONGRATULATIONS-ST. MARY VOLLEYBALL
St. Mary’s 6th grade girls defeated St. Andrew in two games in the championship match of the St. Marcus Tournament! It was most exciting. The girls played really well. Even the referees commented on the sportsmanship and the level of play that both teams exhibited. The team is coached by Rich and Janet Dawson.
Congratulations, champs, for this great achievement and recognition!
4-S CLUB LADIES AUX. DINNER
The Ladies club will be serving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 15th from noon until 3:00 p.m. Come and enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for only $7.00 per person. Carry out is available; please call 443.0524 to place your order.
AREA HIGH SCHOOL 1ST QUARTER HONOR ROLL
The following students from St. Mary have been named to the 1st quarter honor roll at their respective schools:
Ø Bishop Ready: Maria Martello, David Martell, and William Perry.
Ø Bishop Hartley: Alec Kaple, Mackenah Martin, Aliyah McConahay, and Anne Minner
Ø St. Charles: Lloyd Furuta
Congratulations to these fine young students for their diligence and dedication to academic excellence!