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,
The RCIA session this week will continue reviewing the Sacraments with special emphasis on the Sacrament of Confirmation. The presenters will be Stephen Smith and Tony Davis. Meetings are held each Thurs. at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. All are welcome!
For couples planning to get married at St Mary we will no longer be conducting monthly Marriage Information Nights. For information on scheduling a wedding, please go to our website:
http://stmarygv.com/sacramental/marriageindex.html or call the parish office.
YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOU!
Do you have an interest in your parish’s future? The Finance Council is searching for members to replace those rotating off this year. If you would like to share your talent, especially with finance and legal backgrounds, please contact Deacon Mickey at firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 ST. MARY DIRECTORIES
Due to a delay at the print shop our 2011 directories will not deliver until mid-February. If you have not received your directory by February 18th please contact the parish office at 445-9668.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 5-6. 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
GALA UPDATE….join us for the 6th annual St. Mary Gala and Auction on Feb. 26! For only $75 (before Jan. 31) you can enjoy an evening of dinner and entertainment while helping St. Mary provide tuition assistance grants to needy students. For tickets, contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email@example.com, or go directly to the parish website. After Jan. 31, tickets will be $100.
Congratulations Gala Honorees! Each year we honor those who have made a lasting impact on St. Mary. This year we honor Msgr. Ralph Huntzinger, former St. Mary pastor, and Dave and Marge Smigelski, St. Mary parishioners. For more information about the Gala visit the parish web site, www.stmarygv.com.
CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE!!
Please Join us for the 4th Annual Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference on February 26, 2011 to be held at the Ohio State Expo Center, Lausche Building, 717 E 17th Ave. from 8:30 am – 4:00 p.m. Registration fee $27.00.
Student tickets $15.00 and Religious Sisters free of charge. Last year over 1100 Catholic women gathered together to pray, reflect, and be inspired. We welcome you to be a part of this special day by registering at www.columbuscatholicwomen.com
CATHOLIC TIMES CAMPAIGN
The Catholic Times campaign will kick off the weekend of February 12-13, 2011. Your donation helps our parish to provide Catholic Times to you and many of our parishioners. Donation envelopes for this collection are included in your January/February collection packet. For a minimum donation of 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. If you are on “electronic” donation, you can still receive Catholic Times – simply place your donation in an envelope marked “Catholic Times” and your Name and drop it in the Sunday collection basket during February.
VOCATIONS IS BUSY THIS MONTH!
Cooking with the Clergy was a hit at the PCJ…find out who won @faceforwardcolumbusblog.com.
On February 21, the Josephinum will host a College Day for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in knowing more about seminary life.
On February 26, the PCJ welcomes the general public to its commemoration of the Feast of St. Patrick at the seminary’s sixth annual Irish Fest from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. All proceeds provide financial assistance to the seminarians
Visit Face Forward on facebook for all the up-to-date information about seminarian life.
ST. MARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
St Mary School invites all parishioners and other interested folk to our annual Open House on Thursday, February 3. Student-led tours of our Preschool through 8th grade school will be conducted from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00p.m., and then again in the evening, from 4:30 p.m. to - 7:30 p.m. Our open house is part of our Catholic Schools Week celebration, and we invite our parishioners to stop by to see why we believe St. Mary School is so special. Registration information for the 2011-2012 school year will be available.
COULD YOU USE AN EXTRA $5,000 TO PAY FOR TUITION?... For just $20, you have a chance to win a $5,000 tuition scholarship to ANY school for preschool, elementary school, high school or college tuition for the 2011-2012 school year or deposited directly into a college savings account. Buy your tickets from the parish office, online at www.stmarygv.com, or at Coffee & Donuts every Sunday through Feb. 20. The winning ticket will be pulled at the Gala on Feb. 26.