At Home:, Frank Carrick, Mary Ann Koch, Charles Walker, Ruth Neal, Dora Malyk, Rita McCreary, Reilly Gall, Frances Bobo
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: http://stmarygv.com/images/4thGrStatehse/4thGrade.htm
They dressed in period custom and were a big hit with everyone.
2012 GALA UPDATE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
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.
ADOPT A FAMILY UPDATE
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 email@example.com or call the parish office.
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.
JEWELRY SALE AT THE JOSEPHINUM
'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 www.pcj.edu for more information.
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.
REMINDER – 2012 PARISH DIRECTORY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Plans are in the works for our 2012 directories.