SATURDAY, December 19

           3:00 p.m.       Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Mary Jo McCarthy        

          6:00 p.m.        Cord-Mackey wedding


SUNDAY, December 20

       9:00 a.m.        Frank Wirth Family     

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

       2:00 p.m.        Advent Penance Service

        3:00 p.m.       Polish Mass

        7:00 p.m.         Bing0


MONDAY, December 21

    12:00 noon       Helen and Pat Russell  

                                      Confession following Mass

       7:00 p.m.          Marriage information night - Atrium


TUESDAY, December 22

       12:00 noon      Margaret Digel  

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


WEDNESDAY, December 23

      12:00 noon     For peace

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

          7:00 p.m.       Choir practice (9:00 choir)

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


THURSDAY, December 24 - Christmas Eve

         4:00 p.m.      William Goodwin  

         6:00 p.m.      John and Hilda Kulzer   

         Midnight       Parishioners of St. Mary     


FRIDAY, December 25 – Christmas Day

       10:00 a.m.      George “Bill” Thompson    


SATURDAY, December 26

           3:00 p.m.       Confession

         4:00 p.m.      John Wuichner   


SUNDAY, December 27

       9:00 a.m.        Mary C. Thibaut White     

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

                                      Omiatek baptism – after 11:30 mass

                                      Mills baptism – after 11:30 mass

                                      Smith baptism – after 11:30 mass

        7:00 p.m.         Bing0











OFFERTORY – Dec. 12-13, 2009

Offertory: $6,594.00

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

Total offering: $8,041.00

Bingo receipts for Dec. 13, 2009: $2,935.00

 Jackpot: $24,000.00 - 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


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….will not meet during the Christmas and New Year holiday, sessions will resume on January 6, 2010.




The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held at St. Mary on Sunday, Dec. 20th at 2:00 p.m.




Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve: 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and Midnight.

Dec. 25th, Christmas Day: 10:00 a.m.




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.




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








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:



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 or call 614.241.2560.



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



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







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.











ST. MARY GALA EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!                 Want to save $20 on your ticket?  Gala tickets purchased before Dec. 31 are only $80!  Enjoy an evening of great music, cocktails, food and a fantastic silent auction at the Columbus Athenaeum, Saturday, Jan. 30th. Order forms are available at the school office; in the back of the church under the picture of Pope Benedict and Bishop Campbell or visit the St. Mary website. All proceeds go to the St. Mary tuition assistance fund.




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 ECO (Electronic Contribution Option)?  ECO is an easy way to give.  Money is deducted from your account weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.  ECO really benefits the parish and helps our cash flow!  You can establish a goal for your giving, and reach that goal without forgetting to bring a check or cash.  For more information or to sign up please go to the “new member” sign up table and grab a form.  For additional questions call or email Jason in the parish office.  Please don’t be concerned if other people don’t see you putting money in the collection plate. If this is of concern to you than just write ECO on your offertory envelope, put in the basket, and do not put any money or check inside. 

Thank you for your continued support!




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


YOUNG ADULTS……are reminded that they will meet at Gresso’s the first Thursday in January, 1/7/2010,

at 7:00 pm.


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