SATURDAY, December 17

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.          Mary Jo McCarthy  


SUNDAY, December 18

       9:00 a.m.         Patrick McCarthy  

                                      Goodall baptism – after Mass                                                                                                      

                                      Coffee & doughnuts 

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

      3:00 p.m.            Polish Mass

         7:00 p.m.          Bingo


MONDAY, December 19

                                      No Mass


TUESDAY, December 20

       5:30 p.m.                   Mildred Trotter  

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


WEDNESDAY, December 21

     8:20 a.m.             Helen & Pat Russell  

      6:30 p.m.             Choir practice (9:00 choir) – New time

      7:00 p.m.             NO RCIA – Atrium

      7:00 p.m.             NO Bible study – Specht Center



THURSDAY, December 22                                        

     5:30 p.m.             John H. Reis    

     7:30 p.m.              Choir practice (9:00 choir)


FRIDAY, December 23

      7:00 a.m.           Patrick McCarthy   



          3:00 p.m.         NO Confession

       4:00 p.m.         William Goodwin  

       6:30 p.m.           John & Hilda Kulzer   

       Midnight           Michael Strickler   



       10:00 a.m.       Fr. Ted Thomas                                                                                                                        

                                      NO Coffee & doughnuts 

         7:00 p.m.          NO Bingo




OFFERTORY – December 10-11, 2011

Offertory: $5,834.00

 ECO deposits $712.00 (weekly, bi-weekly)

Total offering: $6,546.00

Bingo receipts: December 11: $2,781.00

Jackpot: $13,400.00



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,    

At Home:, Frank Carrick, Mary Ann Koch, Charles Walker, Ruth Neal, Dora Malyk, Rita Malyk 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 and BIBLE STUDY

Both RCIA and the Bible study group will take a Christmas/New Year break over the next two (2) weeks. Both will resume their normal weekly schedule beginning January 4, 2012.



Ø  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 assist as a Lector or Extraordinary minister at one of these four (4) Masses.

Ø  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  if interested in serving.


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

Plans are in the works for our 2012 directories.



The quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on Tues. January 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email Ann at to confirm your attendance


2012 CALENDARS…are now available in the back of the Church.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 24-25, 2011 (4th Sunday of the Month)


Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


TIME                ALTAR SERVER                  LECTOR                               EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER                              SACRISTAN


Please check the signup sheet on the bulletin board at the rear of the Church for liturgical ministers for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses.

We will resume our regular schedule for liturgical ministers the weekend of Dec. 31 – Jan. 1         


NO COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS CHRISTMAS DAY                                                           Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Phil and Joann Hall





December 21, 2011–7:00–8:00 p.m.: Join us for a Holy Hour before Our Lord as we admire St. Leo Church’s historic crèche.

December 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.: Come rejoice in the Birth of Jesus with a Family Mass.  Father Ty Thompson, just ordained this last May, will be celebrating the Mass.  This is Father Ty’s first Mass at St. Leo’s.  He always enjoyed following our refurbishing and used to assist Mike Wolf in “exercising” the organ.


VOLUNTEERS are needed to decorate the Church for Christmas. We will meet following the 5:30 Mass on December 22nd. If you can spare an hour or so, come help beautify the Church as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord.




YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY: Columbus Blue Jackets Catholic Family Night. Join us and other Catholics as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Phoenix Coyotes on January 13, 2012 at Nationwide Arena. For additional information contact the Office of Youth/Young Adult Ministry at 614.241.2565.



We are looking for choir members and instrumentalist for the Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Family Mass. Choir members are expected to be in place and ready to sing at 3:30 p.m.

We will have a one hour rehearsal in the church on Sunday, December 18th following the 11:30 Mass. We ask that you attend this scheduled rehearsal. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact Amanda Walker 614-325-1758 or email .

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass:

We need additional adult singers to help enhance our beautiful Christmas Midnight Mass. We will also have a Handbell Choir.  If you would like to participate in the Midnight Mass Choir, please contact the parish office. 

Please refer to the weekly agenda for the choir practice schedule.



Support the Gala by sponsoring a table. Table sponsors help underwrite the Gala and allow us to raise more for Saint Mary School. Table sponsors are recognized at the Gala and in the program, and receive 10 complimentary tickets to the event. For more information about purchasing an ad, visit the St. Mary website or contact Brian Collins at or 374-5894.



The annual collection for diocesan Catholic Charities will be taken up on Christmas.  This collection allows the diocese to meet a variety of basic needs directly and through diocesan agencies and organizations including J.O.I.N. (Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs), St. Stephen’s Community House, Catholic Social Services, St. Francis Center, St. Lawrence Haven, St. Vincent Family Center, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  You can help share in this important work by generously supporting the Catholic Charities collection this year.

Please use your preprinted envelopes or mark you donation accordingly.



There will be no bingo on Sunday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day, however, bingo will be open on Sunday, Jan. 1st, New Year’s Day.



We would like to inform you of our schedule for the upcoming holidays.

December 24 - Saturday- Regular hours: 8 a.m. to noon

December 25 - Sunday – closed

December 26 – Monday – closed

December 27 – Tues. – Regular hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 31 - Saturday – Regular hours 8 a.m. to noon

January 1 – Sunday – Closed

January 2 - Monday – closed

January 3–Tuesday – Regular hours – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Parish office hours during Christmas and New Year are as follows:

The week of Dec. 19th the office will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday; we will be closed on Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th. The office will open on Tuesday, December 27th for half days only through Friday, December 30th. We will be closed on January 2nd. Regular office hours will resume on January 3rd.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May the Peace of our Lord be with you.


Your office staff, Ann Anderson and Mickey Hawkins




R. Benjamin Franz and Andrea Marie Salimbene

December 30, 2011

Andrew Kostraba and Jennifer Killion

January 7, 2012


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