THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, January 6
9:45 a.m. All school mass-For the aged
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, January 8
12:00 noon Wilma Weilbacher
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
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.
LIVING WITH BENEDICT RETREATS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
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: www.columbuscatholicmen.com
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
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
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!
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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.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Father Thomas is planning an overnight