THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
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, Maryann Neymeyer. Mary Kay Oris, Father Thomas, Dora Malyk, Rita McCreary, Lorraine Ross,
Kristy Yosick, Don Alexander, Fodah Kenneh, Agnes Carpenter
Both RCIA and bible study will take a two week hiatus. Bible study will reconvene on January 5th; RCIA will resume on Jan 6th.
PARISH OFFICE SCHEDULE
The parish office will be closed for general business beginning Mon. Dec. 27th thru Fri. Dec. 31st. Regular office hours will resume on January 3, 2011.
The mass schedule for Christmas weekend and the New Year weekend will be as follows:
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
v There will be a noon mass on Saturday, Jan. 1st, the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. The vigil mass on New Year’s Day will be at its’ normal time, 4:00 p.m.
v Sunday, Jan. 2nd, The Epiphany of the Lord, will follow our normal mass schedule.
v Please note there on no weekday masses between Christmas and New Year.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 1-2. 2011 (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 P.M. Jonathan Engle Don Smeltzer Marissa Campbell, Frances Melton, Rose Albert,
Tim Engle Ann Graf Miles Drake, open, open Tina Nierman
9:00 A.M. Nate Gain Annie Ruefle Jack Auer, Christina Badurina, Mike Gerlach
Augie & Charlie Collins Brian Collins Bonnie Jones, Amanada Breitfeller, open, open, open Pat Smith
11:30 A.M. Anthony Bartholomew Pat Dineen Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren, Pam Mortimer
Will Martello, Andy Price Mary Kelly David Martello, open, open Sandy Brown
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
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 ColumbusSpanishClass@gmail.com
¡Cuìdate y nos vemos pronto!
Save the date! The Gala will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Proceeds from the Gala help families with limited means afford a Catholic education for their children at St. Mary. For more information, contact Julie Graham-Price at 444-5409. Watch your bulletin for future updates.
THE WONDER OF CREATION
Did you know that every snowflake is different? Think of all the piles of snow you’ve ever seen, and imagine the miracle of each unique, individual flake. Our lives are like that: every day is different, filled with special, one-of-a-kind moments that cannot be repeated. Our children are different: each a unique creation with a purpose all their own. As the New Year begins, the Marriage and Family Life Office asks you to take a moment to ponder the miracle of your family – to give thanks for the unique gifts they each have been given, and to think about how you can nurture and encourage those gifts in the year to come.
THE 2011 CATHOLIC
IS YOUR HOME READY FOR CHRIST TO ENTER IN?
At a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, you'll learn how to make your home a stronger sign of the Lord's presence. The next two weekends are scheduled for the new year on February 18-20 and April 29-May 1. For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 740-746-9003 or visit our website at www.wwmecolumbus.org
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL “CLERGY WHO COOK” EVENT
Do you have a Clergy Chef in your Parish?
Join us for the First Annual Clergy Who Cook casual gathering at the Jessing Center at the Josephinum on Friday, January 21st from 7-10 p.m. Local diocesan priests and deacons will serve their favorite cooking specialties for you to sample and vote on. 100% of the proceeds raised support the seminarians. Tickets are only $30 a person with a cash bar available. Table sponsorships are welcome. More information about this fun evening is available at www.pcj.edu or contact Carrie Gram at 614.885.2307.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Pontifical College Josephinum.
Whether you’re hoping to achieve or postpone pregnancy, Natural Family Planning can help you and your spouse live God’s plan for love and life, while strengthening your marriage relationship. A diocesan NFP workshop, offered through the Marriage and Family Life Office, will begin Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Westerville. The five session workshop will continue on February 9, February 23, March 23, and April 13. The registration fee is $60 per couple and includes instructional materials; financial assistance is available. For more information or to register, contact the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614-241-2560 or FLOMailbox@colsdioc.org.
The Most Rev. Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus, will be the celebrant at Mass on Sat. January 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. 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”