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


MONDAY, December 28

    12:00 noon       Wilma Weilbacher  

                                      Confession following Mass


TUESDAY, December 29

       12:00 noon      Agnes Geist  

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


WEDNESDAY, December 30

      12:00 noon     John Wuichner

         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, December 31 – New Year’s Eve

                           No Mass at St. Mary


FRIDAY, January 1 – New Year’s Day-2010

Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

       10:00 a.m.   Carone family-living & deceased

First Friday, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament immediately following mass with Benediction at noon.


SATURDAY, January 2

           3:00 p.m.       Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Wilma Weilbacher         


SUNDAY, January 3

       9:00 a.m.        Parishioners of St. Mary   

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        Lois Heigel Parrinello

        7:00 p.m.         Bing0











OFFERTORY – Dec. 19-20, 2009

Offertory; ECO deposits: Total offering:

Bingo receipts for Dec. 20, 2009:

Financial information unavailable due to Christmas printing deadlines.

 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.




Office hours: closed the week of Dec. 28th.  Regular office hours will resume on Jan. 4, 2010.


YOUNG ADULTS……are reminded that they will meet at Gresso’s the first Thursday in January, 1/7/2010, at 7:00 p.m.



The Benedictine Monks of St. Andrew Abbey in Cleveland welcome men between the ages of 18-45 who wish to discern a monastic vocation to attend “Living with Benedict” weekend retreats scheduled for Feb. 12-14, 2010. For more information contact Fr. Gerard, OSB at



February 27, 2010: Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference at the Ohio Expo Center-Lausche Building. March 6, 2010: 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:



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for Jan. 2-3, 2010 (1st 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          Jonathan Engle                    Don Smeltzer                                Jim Sauer, Jeanne Sauer, Marissa Campbell

                          Tim Engle                              Ann Graf                                 Jennifer Hadden, Frances Melton, open                                               TBD                                                

9:00 AM          Nate Gain                             Annie Ruefle                 Jack Auer, Christina Badurina, Maria Disabato, Mike Gerlach

                            Augie & Charlie Collins    Brian Collins                   Bonnie Jones, Amanada Breitfeller, open, open                                       TBD                                   

11:30 AM        Anthony Bartholomew      Pat Dineen                                    Ashley VanHorn, Donna VanHorn, Sandy Brown

                       Will Martello, Andy Price    open                                         Linnan Duren, Pam Mortimer, David Martello                                                     TBD                     

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Jan. 3 – Dave & Marge Smigelski                            Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Don and Rose Hodgson




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.



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



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!







At 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2010, Bishop Campbell will celebrate mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in observance of the “day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life”. This day of penance and prayer falls on the anniversary of the January 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the diocesan Office of Social Concerns at 614.241.2540. To find information about the Church’s teaching on pro-life issues, visit the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ website at









Only a few days left to save $20 on your Gala ticket! 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. 30. Order forms are available at the back of the church under the pictures of Pope Benedict and Bishop Campbell, in the school office and on the St. Mary website. All proceeds go to the St. Mary tuition assistance fund



FEAST of the Holy Family is celebrated on the weekend following Christmas. Let us pray for our families:

Father, help us to live as the Holy Family, united in respect and love. Teach us the sanctity of human love, show us the value of family life, and help us to live in peace. We are united with Jesus, Mary and Joseph because in your great love for us you sent your son to live in this world and to share our human experience. Help us to love each other as you love us, and to be more aware of those families in the world who struggle with poverty, war, and disease. Bring us all to the joy and peace of your eternal home. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.




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The annual Rally for Life will be on Friday, January 22, 2010, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Statehouse, corner of Broad and High Streets. The rally is open to all ages. For additional information contact Columbus Right to Life at 614.445.8508.



Father Thomas and the parish staff want to thank you for the many kind cards and treats dropped off or mailed this season.  May you all have a Happy New Year!


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