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


MONDAY, January 4

    12:00 noon       Clara Marie Michael   

                                      Confession following Mass


TUESDAY, January 5

       12:00 noon      Doug Elzey  

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


WEDNESDAY, January 6

         9:45 a.m.       All school mass-For the aged

      12:00 noon     Mark “Maypo” Michael 

         6:00 p.m.         Bible study-Specht Center

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

          7:00 p.m.       R.C.I.A. - Atrium


THURSDAY, January 7        

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.           Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.           Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, January 8

       12:00 noon    Wilma Weilbacher


SATURDAY, January 9

           3:00 p.m.       Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Neil Hodgson        

                                      Heald baptism-after mass


SUNDAY, January 10

       9:00 a.m.        William Hirn, Sr. 

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

        7:00 p.m.         Bing0



OFFERTORY – Dec. 24, 25, 26, 27, 2009

Offertory; ECO deposits: Total offering:

Bingo receipts for Dec. 27, 2009:

Financial information unavailable due to Christmas

and New Year printing deadlines.

 Jackpot: $4,700.00

We had a big winner of the $20,000.00 jackpot.

Come and play, have a good time and support St. Mary


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

The topic for this week is “The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and the Catholic Family and sexual ethics” presented by Jason and Melissa Shanks. 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!


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. 9-10, 2010 (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                                        TBD

9:00 AM             Natasha Mattox                Open                                 Genny Bowman, Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman,

                           Boi’ Suba Kenneh              Marge Smigelski                        Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan, Jennifer Yannayon                              TBD

11:30 AM           Kyle Dawson                     Mike Hicks                                  Katie Lawler, Maria Martello, Janet Dawson     

                           Sam Agra, Corey Hall        Devin Russell                             Open, Open, Open                                                                                    TBD


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Jan. 10-Kathleen Haytas & Rosie Suclescy               Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Catherine Goodall and Frances Melton




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


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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.











Tuition Raffle Tickets on sale now!

For just $20, you have a chance to win a $5,000 tuition scholarship to ANY pre-school, elementary school, high school or college tuition bill for the 2010-2011 school year or deposited directly into a 529 account. Out-of-state schools too!  Buy your tickets from the parish office or during the coffee & doughnut hour through Jan. 24. The winning ticket will be pulled at the Gala on Jan. 30!




The Greater Columbus Post of the Catholic Veterans will meet Tuesday, January 5th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Peters, located on Smokey Row Blvd, near Snouffer Road. Any Catholic person honorably discharged with 90 days of either peace or wartime active duty U.S. military experience, or on active duty now is eligible to join.  Please call John Francis at 614-395-8529 for more information.



Our own David Martello was the featured student in the weekly Columbus Dispatch “Going to school” feature. The article appeared in the Dec. 19th edition. David is a senior at Bishop Ready.



Father Thomas is planning an overnight retreat for January 17-18, 2010. Call him at 580.0421 if you want more information. Folks attending must be members of St. Mary’s. Sorry, no guests.


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