THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Sch. mass–Parishioners of St. Mary
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, December 9
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, December 11
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
COUNTDOWN TO GALA
The 5th annual St Mary Gala will be held on January 30, 2010 at the Columbus Athenaeum. Tickets purchased prior to Dec. 31st will receive a $20.00 discount for each ticket. All funds raised go toward tuition assistance for St. Mary students. Watch the bulletin for further updates.
RCIA – 2009 – 2010
The topic for this week is “The Sacraments”. 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!
Your generous donations this past weekend resulted in a total contribution to St. Vincent DePaul of $1,814.50.
SCHEDULE CHANGE -CONFESSION
Father will not be here for confessions on Monday,
Dec. 14th following the noon mass.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for Dec. 12-13, 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,
Open Casey Campbell Carol Rees, Evelyn Holleran, Don Smeltzer Amanda Walker
9:00 AM Natasha Mattox Open 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 Katie Lawler, Maria Martello, Janet Dawson
Sam Agra, Corey Hall Devin Russell Open, Open, Open Suzi Foster
COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Dec. 13 –Elizabeth & Ogbe Aideman Pray for our men and women in uniform
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Catherine Goodall and Frances Melton
DATES TO REMEMBER
v Advent Penance Service: Dec. 20th at 2:00 p.m.
v February 27, 2010: Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference at the Ohio Expo Center-Lausche Building.
DEALING with GRIEF DURING the HOLIDAYS
A timely brochure from the diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office, is available online at
The MARRIAGE and FAMILY LIFE OFFICE…is offering an eight-week workshop for individuals going through the divorce process. The series will begin on Thur., January 28, 2010 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Catholic Center, 197 E. Gay Street. The registration fee is $40.00; financial assistance is available. For additional information go to www.FamilyLife.colsdioc.org or call 614.241.2560.
Experience the biggest and best Catholic youth ministry event in Columbus. Make your plans to attend the next Jesus Jam on Dec. 13th at St. Catharine, 500 S. Gould Rd. from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Our own Jason Shanks will speak on “The Power of Prayer”. This event is open to all students in grades 8 – 12.
AREA HIGH SCHOOL UPDATE
ü The St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department will hold high school women’s auditions for the Central Ohio premiere of The Government Inspector by Jeffrey Hatcher, 4:00 p.m. at the St. Charles Campus Theatre, 2010 E. Broad St. For more information, e-mail Doug Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school’s Main Office at 252-6714.
ü You’re Invited…The Annual Bishop Ready Christmas Band Concert will be held next Thursday, December 10, at 7 p.m. at the high school. Admission is free and all are welcome. A wide selection of Advent and Christmas songs, popular and classical, will be performed.
CATHOLIC MAN OF THE YEAR
Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Columbus Diocese Catholic Man of the Year. Bishop Frederick Campbell will present the award. Please nominate men in the Diocese who you believe would serve as an inspiration and would strengthen all Catholic men to continue living their vocation of holiness. Nominees must be laymen, who, through their daily actions, words, and prayers, exemplify the “good and faithful servant.” For nomination details, email Chad Wilson at email@example.com.
11th ANNUAL PRAYER VIGIL for LIFE…is scheduled for Dec. 13th at 3:00 p.m. In 1999, banners of Our Lady of Guadalupe were carried to over 2/3 of the abortion sites in the United States, while thousands peacefully petitioned Our Lady to intercede for unborn children. Sponsored by the Diocesan Respect Life Office, this tradition has continued in Columbus. All people of goodwill are invited to join in asking Our Lady of Guadalupe to intercede for unborn children on Sun., Dec. 13th. In Columbus, in years past, we have prayed for an hour, although even a half hour would be welcomed. Times and locations are listed below. Coordinators will be on hand to lead the group. To end abortion, your witness and prayers are needed at:
Capital Care Women’s Center, 4818 Indianola Ave.; Planned Parenthood, 3255 E. Main St.;
Complete Health Care for Women, 5888 Cleveland Ave.
RETIRMENT FUND for RELIGIOUS
Next weekend, Dec. 12-13, 2009, has been set aside to remember those who have dedicated their lives in service to the Church and God’s people. Please consider contributing to the Retirement Fund for Religious. Please use your pre-printed collection envelope for this purpose or note your gift accordingly.
CHRISTMAS LITURGICAL MINISTERS NEEDED
Lectors, altar servers and extraordinary Eucharistic ministers are needed for the Christmas Masses scheduled for Dec. 24th and 25th. Please sign up on the sheets located at the back of the church under the pictures of Pope Benedict and Bishop Campbell.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION FEAST DAY
Masses are scheduled for ; , and on Dec. 8th.