THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
6:00 p.m. Choir practice (11:30 choir)
WEDNESDAY, February 10
6:00 p.m. Adoration at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, February 12
12:00 noon Charlene Schultz
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 Lent. Deacon Roger Minner will make the presentation this week. 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. 13-14, 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 Amanda Walker
9:00 AM Natasha Mattox Don Metnes Genny Bowman, Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman,
Boi’ Suba Kenneh Marge Smigelski Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan, Jennifer Yannayon Betty Contosta
11:30 AM Vince Relli Mike Hicks Katie Lawler, Maria Martello, Janet Dawson
Sam Agra, Corey Hall Devin Russell Kyle Dawson, Pamela Makowski, Tina Hall Suzi Foster
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Catherine Goodall and Frances Melton
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.
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!
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.
FAT TUESDAY FAMILY DINNER
Please join Saint Mary School for a Fat Tuesday Family Dinner on February 16th from 4:00 - 7:00. All proceeds of the dinner to benefit the Haiti Earthquake relief fund through Catholic Relief Services. Suggested donation: $5.00 adults, $3.00 children (8th grade and younger). Fat Tuesday is the traditional day of feasting before Lent, the next day, Wed. Feb. 17th is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. Please join us as we dine together as a school and parish community and help the earthquake victims in Haiti. On the menu: chili, soup, macaroni & cheese, bread, dessert and beverage.
Thank you for all the items you have saved the last three years for the Vocations Committee, however at this point I will no longer be collecting these items. I have assembled 240 packets, one for each child attending St. Mary's School.
I ask that you please pray for our young people so that they may open their hearts to God's true will for them. Thank you & God Bless! Lori Mitchell, Vocations Committee
POST CARD DRIVE
Our diocese is sponsoring an effort to communicate to Congress the Church’s view on immigration reform. Sheets of cards to Congress are in the back of church under the pictures of the pope and the bishop. Take a sheet if you would like. Fill out the card, add the name of your Senator or Representative, stamp and mail to the preprinted address.
CATHOLIC TIMES-RENEW OR SUBSCRIBE
Next week is our parish collection for the Catholic Times weekly newspaper. Donation envelopes for this collection are included in your January/February collection packet. For ONLY $17.00 per year (parish rate), readers receive a Catholic perspective on the world around us: local, national, worldwide, and Vatican news; diocesan, parish, and school stories; articles, regular columns, editorials, and events are delivered right to your home. As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell encourages every Catholic family to receive the Catholic Times. Look for your envelope and sign up for, or continue receiving, the newspaper of our diocese, the Catholic Times.
PASSION FOR COMPASSION: REFLECTIONS ACROSS THE AGES….will be held at the Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Drive, Columbus on Saturday, February 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Office for Social Concerns of the Diocese of Columbus and the Institute for Maturing Spiritualityof the Martin de Porres Center jointly offer this program to bring elders and young people into dialogue on the topic of living compassionately in today’s complex world. The event will include presentations on compassion in the Old and New Testaments by Fr. Atwood and Sr. Pat Twohill, with time for reflective “table talk” by elders and youth following each presentation. A culminating activity will provide the opportunity for participants to develop a tangible “product”—drawing, mandala, poem, short essay, or recorded interview—representing each person’s commitment to living compassionately, with these products published after the event as an online “Community Chronicle of Compassion.” This event is free and open to the public; however registration is required by February 9. For more information, visit www.martindeporrescenter.net.
You are invited to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experiential weekend of Christian learning and renewal. Contact Tom Corroto at email@example.com to learn more about the Cursillo method of Piety, Study, Action and Group Reunion. The March 11-14 Men’s Weekend and
April 22-25 Women’s Weekend are currently accepting applications. Future scheduled weekends in 2010 include: Men – October 14-17 & Women – November 4-7.
HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT POSTPONED
Father Thomas could not reserve an appropriate place for the second high school retreat. He will schedule it at another time. Tonight (Sunday), high school students are welcome to stop in for some pizza and super bowl watching. Junior high folks are welcome as well.
Congratulations to our Gala raffle winners! The ipod Touch went to St. Mary 4th grader Ben Smallwood. The $5,000 tuition scholarship went to the family of 7th grader Ben Hill. Congratulations to both Bens -- we are thrilled for you and your families. Thank you to all who participated in our raffles.