SATURDAY, December 11

       1:00 p.m.           Matesich/Swartz wedding

       3:00 p.m.           Confession

     4:00 p.m.          Parishioners of St. Mary


SUNDAY, December 12

       9:00 a.m.        Frank Thompson   

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

     11:30 a.m.          Jesse Anderson 

        2:00 p.m.          Do/Berryhill wedding

        7:00 p.m.         Bingo


MONDAY, December 13

  12:00 noon         Harold Gutknecht   


TUESDAY, December 14

       9:45 a.m.         for peace for all God’s children

       5:30 p.m.            Nora Bango     

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


WEDNESDAY, December 15

  12:00 noon         Mark Lally  

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

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


THURSDAY, December 16

    5:30 p.m.           for Missionaries

     7:00 p.m.            RCIA – Atrium


FRIDAY, December 17

 12:00 noon          Ruppersburg/Felder families 


SATURDAY, December 18

       3:00 p.m.           Confession

     4:00 p.m.          Mary Jo McCarthy 


SUNDAY, December 19

       9:00 a.m.        Eleanor Wilhelm      

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

                                      Palmer baptism – after mass

        3:00 p.m.       Polish mass

        7:00 p.m.         Bingo






OFFERTORY – December 4-5, 2010

Offertory: $6,493.00

 ECO deposits $1,600.00 (weekly, 1st)

Total offering: $8,093.00

Bingo receipts: December 5, 2010: $2,400.00

Jackpot: $2,500.00

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, Mary Ann Koch, Tim McManus, Al Moeller, Mary Ann Prager, Larry Schwartz, Tyler Zust, James Johnson,

Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert,  Jake Sterpka,, Margaret Campbell, Ruth Neal, Julieann Miles, Maryann Neymeyer.  Mary Kay Oris, Father Thomas, Dora Malyk, Rita McCreary,

Lorraine Ross, Kristy Yosick, Don Alexander, Fodah Kenneh


If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call us. 




Father Thomas celebrated the noon mass this past Wednesday, Dec. 8th. We were all thrilled to have him home with us once again.  He will gradually work himself back into the mass schedule. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.



     The topic of discussion for this session will be The Real Meaning of Christmas/Our Catholic Traditions.  Meetings are held each Thurs. at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium.  All are welcome! This will be the last meeting for 2010 as RCIA will break for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Weekly meetings will resume on January 6, 2011.



      The bible study group which meets on Wednesday evenings will also break for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. There will be a meeting this week, Dec. 15th with weekly meetings resuming on January 5, 2011.



Pick up your 2011 calendar in the back of the church.





LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 18-19, 2010 (3rd Sunday of the Month)

Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


TIME                ALTAR SERVER             LECTOR                             EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER                                                                             SACRISTAN

4:00 P.M.       Tripp Ryan                     John Lamotte                              Chris Hilles, Pat Morris, Lois Morris,

                           Davis Ryan                     Tina Nierman                              Andrea Fannin, open, open                                                                                Tina Nierman     

9:00 A.M.       Charlie Collins                Rick Driscoll               Frances Melton, Marianne Metnes, Sheila Naegale, Cecelia Reis,

                            Edie Collins                     Mary Kay Oris                Mike Chambers, Carolyn Redwood, Bertha Hilsheimer, open           Frances Melton   

11:30 A.M.      Delaney Dawson                  Jimmy Vogt                           Elizabeth Vogt, Mike and Maureen Keebaugh,

                        Rebecca & Jillian Vogt         Kathleen Haytas                         Stuart Sinn, Kim Anderson, Open                                            Frances Melton     


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: December 19 – Knights of Columbus                          Pray for our men and women in uniform



Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Betty Contosta





You are cordially invited to attend the St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Mission on Dec. 12-15, 2010.  Schedule includes 5:15 p.m. Mission Mass each evening followed by a light supper at 6:00 p.m. in the Undercroft.  Preaching begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral.  There will be a communal Reconciliation service on Monday, the 13th, following the Mission preaching.  Mission preacher is Fr. Blaise Czaja, C.P., a Passionist priest who is a very popular and well-received preacher.  Please join us for this celebration of prayer and fellowship as we prepare for Christmas.



The mass schedule for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the Feast of the Holy Family is as follows:

v      Christmas Eve: 4:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. and midnight

v      Christmas Day: 10:00 a.m. There is no vigil mass on Christmas Day

v      The Feast of the Holy Family, Dec. 26th: our regular Sunday mass schedule will be followed



If you have moved, changed your phone number, married, or had a new baby please contact the parish office at

445-9668 or email this information to

Our 2011 directories will go to press late December and will deliver to parishioners mid to late January.


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Your contribution in honor of a loved one, living or deceased, will be used toward purchase of flowers for St. Mary Christmas season decorations.


Names to be included in the Christmas bulletin insert:

Please print


_________________________         _________


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Donor name:                                                                                            

Amount enclosed:                              


If additional lines are needed please attach your list to this form. You may drop this form into the offering basket or return to the parish office.

Deadline for your response is December 15th












Let Us Pray

 Lord Jesus, we wait, and we continue to pray. Come, Lord Jesus, for the world longs for your redeeming love. Come afresh into our hearts so that the joy and anticipation of this holy season may enable us to gain a deeper understanding of the profound mystery of your incarnation.  Amen.


INTERESTED IN LEARNING CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH? Join the Spanish Classes for adults forming at Christ the King Church in Bexley/Whitehall, or St. Michael’s Church in Worthington. Classes are held once a week 6:00-7:00pm (Beginners) and 7:10-8:10 (Intermediate). This course will run from January 11th through May 25th. For more information and to register by January 1st, please email Tim Madrid at

¡Cuìdate y nos vemos pronto!



Any child who is interested in making either their First Reconciliation or First Communion should contact Erin Burkett at 444-8994 or email  no later than January 30th? First Reconciliation will be on April 17, 2011; First Communion is scheduled for May 7, 2011.



St. Mary Magdalene located at 473 S. Roys Avenue will hold its’ annual Advent concert on Sunday, December 19th at 3:00 p.m. This concert will feature our own Bells of St. Mary’s Handbell Choir in addition to the St. Mary Magdalene Choir. A free will offering will be accepted.



The tree sale is progressing nicely.  We are well on our way to a successful campaign. Your help is still needed. We need volunteers to cover the following days: Friday, 12/17 from 4:00 to 9:00; Saturday, 12/18 from 10:00 to 10:00 and Sunday, 12/19 from noon to 6:00. If you can spare a couple hours please contact Rich Finn at 403-0809 or



We have placed a signup sheet in the rear of the church for those who would like to participate in the Christmas Eve and Christmas day masses as liturgical ministers. We will need altar servers, lectors and Eucharistic minister. Please note extra lectors are needed for the midnight mass.



We are looking for choir members and instrumentalist for our Christmas Eve masses. Children, 2nd graders or older, are encouraged to join the choir for the 4:00 mass. Please contact Amanda Walker for the 4:00 mass at 325-1758 or email her at . Contact Mark Plescia at 445-9668 for the midnight mass.

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