THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, February 3
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, February 5
12:00 noon Mr. Mrs. R. Russell Thomas
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, Virginia and Tim Deweese, Jake Sterpka, Brian Burson, Margaret Campbell, Evelyn Holleran, Marty Jarrett, Ruth Neal
RCIA – 2009 – 2010
The RCIA session this week will be devoted to Prayer, Meditation and Reflection. 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 Catholic faith. All are welcome!
2010 PARISH DIRECTORIES
Your annual updated parish directory should be delivered to you no later than Feb. 10th. Please contact the parish office at 445.9668 if you have not received your directory by this date.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for Feb. 6-7, 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, Rose Albert Tina Nierman
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 Pat Smith
11:30 AM Anthony Bartholomew Pat Dineen Ashley VanHorn, Donna VanHorn, Sandy Brown
Will Martello, Andy Price Mary Kelly Linnan Duren, Pam Mortimer, David Martello Sandy Brown
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Don and Rose Hodgson
CATHOLIC MAN of the YEAR
Join the Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus as he presents the Columbus Diocese 2010 Catholic Man of the Year Award. You will be inspired and strengthened to continue living your vocation as a Catholic man after hearing the tremendous story of this year's winner. Mark your calendar for: Fri., Feb. 5th, at St. Patrick Church, following the 11:45 a.m. mass with the program concluding at 1:15 p.m. Reservations are not needed. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students to cover the meal and meeting costs.
Are you interested in learning about the word of God? The St. Mary’s Bible study will be finishing 1st Corinthians and moving on to 2nd Corinthians. If you would like to join the study please mark your calendars for March 3rd and join us for a social at Plank’s on Parsons Avenue. Bible study meets every Weds. at 6:00 p.m. and all are welcome! You do not need to have read or studied 1st Corinthians to participate.
The Catholic Laymen’s Retreat League invites you to spend a weekend at St. Therese’s on Feb. 12-14, 2010 for an Interactive Weekend Retreat for Men. Father John D. Corbett, O.P. will be the retreat director and the theme will be “Our friends and Our Enemies” For more information contact Gary Hasson at 614.216.4500 or Mark Hasson at 614.734.0591.
YOUNG ADULTS… are invited to a gathering at Gresso’s, the first Thursday in February, Feb. 4th, at 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendar and plan on attending. This is a great opportunity to network with other fellow Catholics and to learn about your faith.
On a separate note, young adults should also mark their calendar for a conference on Saturday, April 10th, at Christ the King church. The cost is $30.00. Watch the bulletin for further updates.
Thanks to your generosity during the Bells of St. Mary’s Campaign, we are beginning to make improvements to our beautiful church and grounds. Recently, we made much needed repairs to our boiler in the Burkley center. You will start to see in the weeks and months ahead some improvement made to the interior of the church. Stay tuned and keep an eye out! Again, these improvements are only possible because of your generous donations!
CONGRATULATIONS to ST. MARY SCOUTS
At last Sunday’s Scout Day, Bishop Campbell presented the Light of Christ Award to Sean Price, Ben Weilbacher, Michael Gain and Erick Breceda. Anthony Metnes received the Parvuli Dei Award. The scouts studied for months in preparation for this honor.
WORLD MARRIAGE DAY - FEB.14, 2010
The Marriage and Family Life Office and the Diocesan Marriage Ministries Leadership Council call your attention to World Marriage Day. Plan to celebrate this special day at St. Elizabeth Pastors’ Hall from 2:00-4:30 p.m. Deacon Phil Paulucci will share insights on “Using the Wisdom of Scripture to Enrich Your Marriage.” Light refreshments will follow. Contact the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614/241-2560 or visit FLOMailbox@colsdioc.org to register by Monday, February 8th, or for additional information.
HAITIAN RELIEF UPDATE
Your generous contributions to the 2nd collection at each of the masses last weekend resulted in a donation of $3,802.87 from St. Mary. St. Mary School will be holding an event in February to raise funds for Haitian relief. Please watch your bulletin for an update.
CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s Gala Honorees, Fr. Michael Watson and Annie Ruefle. Thank you to everyone who volunteered; purchased a ticket or donated an item to make the Gala a success!
YOUTH GROUP ACTIVITIES
The youth group will be watching the super bowl in the atrium on Sunday, February 7th. The game kicks off at 6:00 p.m. Pizza and board games will also be available.
Father Thomas is considering scheduling a retreat for high school students on Sunday/Monday, February 14th and 15th. If interested contact Father at 580.0421 Please reply by February 5th to reserve you spot.