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,
Kristy Yosick, Don Alexander, Fodah Kenneh
The RCIA session this week will continue reviewing the Sacraments with special emphasis on the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. The presenters will be Melissa and Jason Shanks. Meetings are held each Thurs. at in the Atrium. All are welcome!
Just a reminder to all that you can schedule your contribution to St. Mary via electronic deposit. Please contact the parish office if you are interested in scheduling your donation on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.
Your generous donations this past weekend resulted in a record contribution of $2,250.00. These funds will go toward meeting the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ who are struggling in these difficult economic times.
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 12-13. 2011 (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 P.M. Travis Marx Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell,
Michael Hatem Casey
9:00 A.M. Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibaut, Jennifer Yannayon
Matthew Eyerman Marge Smigelski Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan, Eileen Hoffman, open Ginny Holleran
11:30 A.M. 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: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
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.
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.
WORLD MARRIAGE DAY
The Marriage and Family Life Office and the Diocesan Marriage Ministries Leadership Council call your attention to World Marriage Day, February 13, 2011. Plan to celebrate this special day at St. Elizabeth Pastors’ Hall from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Mary Ortwein, Executive Director of IDEALS of Kentucky, will present “Becoming Love”, a relationship enhancement program for Catholic couples. Light refreshments will follow. For additional information contact the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614-241-2560 or email FLOMailbox@colsdioc.org to register by Monday, February 7th.
CATHOLIC CEMETARY NOTICE
Spring Clean Up: beginning March 1st at St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross, and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries will begin cleaning off wintertime decorations. Families are advised to remove any personal keepsakes they wish to retain before March 1.
Mark your calendar for the following events:
Ø St. Mary basketball tournament will be held the weekends of March 4-5 and March 11-12
Ø The annual Daughters of Erin pancake breakfast is set for March 13th.
Ø The Catholic Women’s conference will be held on Feb. 26th. You can pick up brochures at the back of the church.
Ø The Catholic Men’s conference follows a week later on March 5th.
CATHOLIC LAYMEN’S RETREAT LEAGUE
Feb. 25 – 27, 2011: Interactive weekend retreat for men. Father John D. Corbett, O.P. will be the retreat director and the theme will be “Contemporary Reflections on the Commandments”. This event will be held at St. Therese’s . For additional information contact Gary Hasson at 614-216-4500 or Mark Hasson at 614-734-0591.
THE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE OFFICE….has revised and expanded their booklet of prayers, rituals, ideas and activities for the Lenten and Easter seasons. “Lenten and Easter Traditions: Keeping the Seasons Holy” is a valuable tool in making the celebration of these liturgical seasons more meaningful. This booklet contains suggestions to bring the family together in sharing the sacredness of the liturgical seasons of Lent through Pentecost, and provides historical and theological explanations, as well. It is available by contacting the office at 614/241-2560 or emailing FLOMailbox@colsdioc.org . The price is $5.00 a copy, which includes the cost of postage.
The Bishop Hartley Winter Open House will be held on Thursday, February 10 at 7:00pm. Eighth, seventh, and sixth graders and their families are warmly invited to attend. The event will feature brief informational talks from Principal Winters and the Guidance Department. Academic Departments, Athletic Teams, and Extra-Curricular Activities will have information tables so attendees can ask questions and receive materials about programs that interest them. Faculty, Administration, Students, and Current Parents will be available to answer questions. Campus tours and information folders will be available as well. For additional information please contact Jenny Prout at (614) 237-5421 or email@example.com.