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SATURDAY, November 26

         3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Daniel Sauer  


SUNDAY, November 27-First Sunday of Advent

       9:00 a.m.       Catharine Allen                                                                                                                    

                                      Coffee & doughnuts 

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

                                      Bodamer baptism-after Mass

         7:00 p.m.         Bingo


MONDAY, November 28

                                      No Mass


TUESDAY, November 29

       5:30 p.m.               Margaret Campbell  

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


WEDNESDAY, November 30

     8:20 a.m.           Patrick Thomas   

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

      7:00 p.m.           RCIA – Atrium

      7:00 p.m.           Bible study – Specht Center



THURSDAY, December 1

     5:30 p.m.          Catharine Allen   



     7:00 a.m.          Steve Wilson   

     8:20 a.m.           Catharine Allen  

                       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                       Noon Benediction


SATURDAY, December 3

         3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Fr. Ted Thomas  


SUNDAY, December 4

       9:00 a.m.       St. Francis Xavier Society                                                                                                    

                                      Coffee & doughnuts 

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

         7:00 p.m.         Bingo




Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday printing

schedule, offertory totals for 11/26-27 and

bingo receipts for 11/27 are

not available.



Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Please remember in your prayers:

Hospital, Nursing/Assisted Living facility:  Evelyn Spiert,

Donna Whitacre, Wilma Rose, Bea Sauer, Charles Campbell,

Florence Magoto, Bob Dolder   

At Home:, Frank Carrick, Mary Ann Koch, Charles Walker, Ruth Neal, Dora Malyk, Rita McCreary, Reilly Gall, Frances Bobo


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


2011-12 RCIA

RCIA will resume this week with a brief discussion led by Maureen Keebaugh on “The Liturgical Year”, however the focus of this week’s meeting is “The Communion of the Saints” presented by Dr. Perry Cahall. If you are interested in learning more about your Catholic faith please plan to attend any or all of these sessions.  All are welcome.



This First Sunday of Advent which rings in the New Church Year also brings with it the changes in the New Roman Missal. As noted in last weekend’s bulletin there are pew cards available providing you with the new responses. Please do not remove these cards from the pews so that they are available for use by everyone until people are accustomed to the changes. Thank you.



On Tuesday, November 15th our 4th graders participated in the Statehouse 150 year anniversary. Photos are on the web page at:

They dressed in period custom and were a big hit with everyone.



Congratulations to our 2012 Gala Honorees, parishioners Jim & Roseanne Hanson and former St. Mary principal Kathy McClernon, who will be honored at the St. Mary Gala on Jan. 28.  Tickets are $100 each or $750 for a table of 10. For tickets, contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 3-4, 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                     Frances Melton, Rose Albert,

                  Tim Engle, Aaron Lopresti                 Ann Graf                                     Miles Drake, open, open     , open                                 Tina Nierman                  

9:00 A.M.          Nate Gain                                  Annie Ruefle                              Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Bonnie Jones

                      Augie & Charlie Collins                   Brian Collins                       open, open, open, open, open,                                              Pat Smith

11:30 A.M.    Anthony Bartholomew               Pat Dineen                          Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren, Pam Schaal,

                            Andy Price, open                         open                                             David Nagle, Jaci Elston, open                                     Sandy Brown 


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: December 4 – Mike and Melissa Kirkwood                     Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman





Training for altar servers will be held on December 11th following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. This session is for both new servers and those who are currently serving but may have questions in grades 4-8 who would like to serve once a month at a weekend Mass. Deacon Minner and Mrs Gischel will conduct this training session. Please consider donating your time and talents for this ministry. Our goal is to have three (3) servers for each mass. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Gischel at 614-444-1773.



Ø  December 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., the annual St. Mary bell choir/Maennerchor concert is scheduled as part of the German Village Lights tour, which will begin later that day. The Church will be open to the public throughout the day, if you can spare a couple hours we would like to have a parishioner in the church during the hours of 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please call the parish office if you are available to help.  

Ø  December 8, 2011, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a holy day of obligation for Catholics; Mass will be celebrated at 8:20 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Ø  The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass schedule is as follows: Christmas Eve Mass times are 4:00 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. and Midnight. Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.



The Adopt-a-Family team will again be at the back of Church after each of the weekend Masses. The wish list tree is decorated with cards that contain gifts for children; the gift card baskets are for family use for items from a local grocer, a discount store, or a gas fill up. Volunteers are needed throughout this campaign that will run until Dec. 18th. If you can spare some time to help please contact Pam Schaal at or call the parish office.

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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 14th







Our new Organist/Choir Director, Bianca De Maria is recruiting voices for the Sunday 9:00 Mass.  Please consider joining us for fun, fellowship and music-making!  Rehearsals are held weekly, on Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00 p.m. with a 'warm-up' time on Sunday mornings at 8:15 a.m. This is a wonderful way to participate and give your talent to the St. Mary community.

Previous choral singing experience is preferred but NOT required.  (Note - High School students are indeed welcome!)  If interested please call the parish office for more information. 



'Tis the season for the annual jewelry sale sponsored by the Friends of the Josephinum! Elegant, fine and costume jewelry priced below wholesale offer holiday savings for you and a gift for our future priests, with all proceeds benefiting the Josephinum seminarians. Join us Friday, December 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Jessing Center at the Josephinum, 7625 North High Street.  Surprise sales and free admission!  Refreshments available. Call 614- 985-2234 or visit for more information.




First quarter honor roll names have been released. The following students from St. Mary German Village achieved honor roll status:

From Bishop Hartley High School: Levi Barton, Charlie Collins, Frances Collins, John Collins, Paula Dunlap, Zachary Johnson, Alec Kaple, Benjamin Makowski, Aliyah McConahay, Anne Minner.

From Bishop Ready High School: Anthony Bartholomew, William Perry, Olivia DePassio, Sarah Nierman, and Maria Martello.

From St. Charles:  Vincent Relli and Jonathan Engle.

Congratulations to each one of these young people.


St. Charles is also announcing their honey-baked ham sale with personal delivery! Why wait in line?  Order your fully prepared, spiral sliced Honey-Baked Ham or gently roasted turkey breast from the boys volleyball team at St. Charles and your order will be delivered right to your front door - just in time for the holidays!  Gift certificates are also available.  For more information, contact Susan Zoldak (237-1078) or send an e-mail to to request ordering specifics.  Orders must be placed by Friday, December 9th and will be delivered on Wednesday, December 21st.  Thank you in advance for your support!




Mount Carmel Mobile Coach provides free healthcare for the uninsured. Their mobile unit is at St. Ladislas the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The next visit will be December 2nd. All uninsured are welcome, so please tell anyone who may need this service to stop by 277 Reeb Ave. Contact Carmen at 443-2828 x204 with any questions.



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

Plans are in the works for our 2012 directories.



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