SATURDAY, November 21

          3:00 p.m.        Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Mary Jo McCarthy     



SUNDAY, November 22

       9:00 a.m.        Bea & Henry Thibaut   

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of St. Mary

                                      Gilleran baptism-during mass

                                      Hageman baptism- after mass

                                      Westfall baptism-after mass      

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo



MONDAY, November 23

    12:00 noon       Margaret Hollern  

                                      NO Confession following Mass



TUESDAY, November 24

          9:45 a.m.      School mass – For refugees

       12:00 noon      John Wuichner 

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



WEDNESDAY, November 25

      12:00 noon     Margaret Digel  

         6:00 p.m.         NO Bible study-Specht Center

          7:00 p.m.       NO Choir practice (9:00 choir)

          7:00 p.m.       NO R.C.I.A. - Atrium



THURSDAY, November 26 – Thanksgiving Day

       10:30 a.m.      For peace        



FRIDAY, November 27

       12:00 noon   Felder-Ruppersburg family    



SATURDAY, November 28

          2:00 p.m.        Jackson baptism

          3:00 p.m.        Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Lois Heigel Parrinello    

                                      Korosec baptism-after mass



SUNDAY, November 29-First Sunday of Advent

       9:00 a.m.        Ruth Thompson       

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of St. Mary

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo









OFFERTORY – Nov. 14-15, 2009

Offertory: $4,790.00

ECO deposits: $1,447 .00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $6,237.00

Bingo receipts for Nov. 15, 2009: $2,594.00

 Jackpot: $21,600.00 - 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, James Johnson, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert, Marian Fontaine, Virginia and Tim Deweese, Jake Sterpka, Brian Burson, Margaret Campbell, Wilma Weilbacher

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  There is no RCIA session on Wed. Nov. 25th. We will resume our regular weekly schedule on Dec. 2nd with a visit to the Jubilee Museum at Holy Family Church.    Sessions are open t0 anyone interested in learning more about your faith. 



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).



The parish office will be closed from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25th through Friday, Nov. 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30th.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving. May we each take a moment to remember that all we are and all we have is a gift from God.


LITURGICAL MINISTERS NEEDED FOR 5th SUNDAY…the weekend of Nov. 28-29 will be the 5th weekend in November and we do not have a committed group of liturgical ministers for this weekend, please sign up on the sheet located under the pictures of Pope Benedict and Bishop Campbell to serve as an altar server, lector, or extraordinary minister.



Each 5th Sunday throughout the year is set aside to collect for St. Vincent de Paul. Please use your pre-printed envelopes for your donation or mark your envelope accordingly so funds can be applied properly.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for Nov. 28-29, 2009 (5th 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                                                                                                                                                                                                       Evelyn Holleran

9:00 AM                                                                              SEE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOVE                                               Frances Melton

11:30 AM                                                                                                                                                                                                     Frances Melton

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Nov. 29-Knights of St. John & Trinity Wellington    Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Don and Rose Hodgson





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 .

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  Advent Penance Service: Dec. 20th at 2:00 p.m.

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.



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. 




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





A HOLIDAY MESSAGE….as Mother Teresa said: “Each person’s mission is a mission of love. Begin where you are, with the people closest to you.” The diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office encourages you to be mindful of the precious gift of “Family” as you gather in celebration with extended family for Thanksgiving as well as during your everyday moments together.



Christmas Gift Sale of Fine & Costume Jewelry priced below wholesale! Fri, Dec. 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Seminarians at the Josephinum.  This event will be held in the Jessing Center at the Josephinum, 7625 N. High Street and is sponsored by The Friends of the Josephinum. Questions: 614- 985-2234.


CELTIC CHRISTMAS SHOW                                                  The 2009 Celtic Christmas Show is set for Fri. Dec. 4 and Sat. Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Shamrock Club of Columbus, 60 West Castle Dr., Col. OH. Tickets are $10 for Adults (18 and over)or $20 per Family (children under 18). There will be a Chinese Auction / Raffle. Performances by the Columbus Celtic Chorus, The Shamrock Club Pipes and Drums, St. Mary's Bell Choir and Guest Performers with a special appearance by Santa Claus. For tickets call Dawn Peterson; 740-983-1025, Marita Surry, 614-836-4898 or Karen Fahy, 614-875-6336.



The Dominican Learning Center, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, provides one to one tutoring in: English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, GED preparation, and Citizenship. We are in need of volunteer tutors who could teach one person an hour each week. Please call Sr. Shawn Fitzpatrick, Director of the Dominican Learning Center at 444-7330.



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 at Gresso’s on High Street at 7:00 p.m. The next meeting is on Dec. 3rd. 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 (this was a huge hit last month), 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 



We will again be adopting families in need this Advent and Christmas season.  Cards will be available for you to select this weekend. Each card will include specific instructions regarding price level, packaging, and drop off dates. Here is your opportunity to share the blessings you have been given with those who are struggling during these difficult times. Your participation is greatly appreciated!!!

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Your contribution in honor of a loved one, living or deceased, will be used toward purchase of flowers for St. Mary Christmas season decorations.


Names to be included in the Christmas bulletin insert:

Please print






Donor name:                                                                   

Amount enclosed:                

If additional lines are needed please attach your list to this form.

You may drop this form into the offering baskets or return to the parish office.

Deadline for your response is Sun. December 13th, 2009.




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