At Home:, Frank Carrick, Mary Ann Koch, Charles Walker, Ruth Neal,
Dora Malyk, Rita McCreary,
The topic of discussion at the weekly RCIA meeting will be “Mary, Our Model, Our Mother”. Maureen Keebaugh will be the presenter. If you are interested in learning more about your Catholic faith please plan to attend any or all of these sessions. All are welcome.
RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE
We will celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation next Sunday, Dec. 11th at Please note, confessions will not be heard on Saturday, Christmas Eve.
Liturgical ministers are needed to assist at the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board in the back of Church to help out as a lector or Extraordinary minister at one of these four (4) Masses.
We are also in need of volunteers to serve as Extraordinary ministers at our weekend masses. We have several openings, especially for the 1st and 2nd Sundays of each month. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email email@example.com if interested in serving.
The IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN….December 8th. Masses will be celebrated at and
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Travis Marx Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell, Carol Rees,
Michael Hatem, open open Don
Smeltzer, John Tagnesi,
Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Jennifer Yannayon, Eileen Hoffman
Matthew Eyerman, Michael Gain Marge Smigelski Christa McKernan, Chris Thibaut, open, open, open Ginny Holleran
Vince Relli Mike Hicks Katie Lawler, Maria Martello, Tina Hall
Sam Agra, Corey Hall Devin Russell Pamela Makowski, open, open Suzi Foster
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Ř The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass schedule is as follows: Christmas Eve Mass times are ; and . Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated at
Ř 2012 GALA UPDATE:
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.
ELECTRONIC DONATION: Just a reminder, that the option of donating to the church via an automatic withdrawal is available at any time throughout the year. You can set your contribution up on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Please contact the parish office if interested.
'SING A NEW SONG UNTO THE LORD'
Our new Organist/Choir Director, Bianca De Maria is recruiting voices for the Sunday Mass. Please consider joining us for fun, fellowship and music-making! Rehearsals are held weekly, on Wednesday evening from with a 'warm-up' time on Sunday mornings at 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.
ADOPT A FAMILY UPDATE
There are still many gift request and gift cards for food and gas located on the table at the back of Church. The Adopt-a-Family team will again be at the back of Church after each of the weekend Masses. If you can take just one we can, together, bring the gift of Christmas to families that are struggling in these difficult times. 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.
ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC RADIO IS MOVING: to AM 820. On Tuesday, December 20th at , St. Gabriel Radio will be moving to its new, permanent home on AM 820. This new AM 820 signal is much stronger and will reach your parish both day and night! So, set AM 820 as your radio preset and enjoy inspirational Catholic programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting December 20th. And, just in time for Christmas.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Thank you for your prayerful and financial support
of the 2011 Celebrating Catholic School Virtues Gala. This year,
more than $230,000 was raised; 100% of those funds will be used for tuition
assistance in the 2012/13 academic year. Mark your calendars for
quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will
be held on