THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, December 23
FRIDAY, December 25 – Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. George “Bill” Thompson
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
RCIA – 2009 – 2010….will not meet during the Christmas and New Year holiday, sessions will resume on January 6, 2010.
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held at St. Mary on Sunday, Dec. 20th at 2:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve: 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and Midnight.
Dec. 25th, Christmas Day: 10:00 a.m.
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.
ANNOINTING OF THE SICK
The sacrament of anointing will take place here after all the masses this weekend, the 19th and 20th of December.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for Dec. 26-27, 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, Don Alexander, Rita Alexander
Juan Durano John Rees Ann Martin, Russ Martin, Open 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: Dec. 27 –Bertha Hilsheimer & Sally Sobony Pray for our men and women in uniform
Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Don and Rose Hodgson
DATES TO REMEMBER
Ø February 27, 2010: Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference at the Ohio Expo Center-Lausche Building.
Ø March 6, 2010: Join other Catholic Men from all over the Central Ohio area to support, challenge and affirm God’s call to be the man He wants you to be. Register now to attend the 13th Annual Columbus Diocese’s Catholic Men’s Conference at the Ohio Expo Center-Lausche Building. To register Click on Link: www.columbuscatholicmen.com
The MARRIAGE and FAMILY
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.
Take a new look at intimacy by enrolling in an Natural Family Planning workshop, offered through the Marriage and Family Life Office and hosted by St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Westerville. The five-session workshop begins Wednesday evening, January 13, 2010, 7 - 9 pm, and continues on January 27, February 10, March 10, and April 14. The registration is only $60 per couple and includes all instructional materials; financial assistance is available. For more information or to register for the workshop, contact the Marriage and Family Life Office at (614)241-2560 or FLOMailbox@colsdioc.org
PARISH OFFICE – CHRISTMAS/
Office hours: Dec. 23rd – open until noon; closed Dec. 24th and 25th; closed the week of Dec. 28th. Regular office hours will resume on Jan. 4, 2010.
Collections are down by 6.5% from this time last year and last year’s offertory was down 7% from 2007. Please prayerfully consider regularly contributing to St. Mary’s!
Have you considered giving through our
Thank you for your continued support!
ADOPT A FAMILY
Thank you to all who participated in the adopt-a-family program this year! It was a huge success and we were able to make Christmas dreams come true for many children. Special thanks go out to Pamela Mortimer for helping organize the program again this year!
We are looking for choir members, adults and children, for the 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve family Mass. Choir members are expected to be in place and ready to sing at 3:30 p.m. We will have a rehearsal in the church on Sunday, December 20th from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Please contact Amanda Walker at 325.1758, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUNG ADULTS……are reminded that they will meet at Gresso’s the first Thursday in January, 1/7/2010,
at 7:00 pm.