THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, November 25
FRIDAY, November 27
12:00 noon Felder-Ruppersburg family
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 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.
REMINDER-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).
OFFICE HOURS-WEEK OF THANKSGIVING
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.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Mary’s in conjunction with stumpthepriest.com 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 The next meeting is on Dec. 3rd. People are encouraged to come early () 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 stumpthepriest.com. Start reserving your first Thursdays to come and learn about your faith in an interesting and exciting way and meet new people! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information. Participants pay for their own dinner and drinks.