THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

 

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

SATURDAY, December 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE

          3:00 p.m.       NO Confession

       4:00 p.m.        William Goodwin  

       6:30 p.m.        John & Hilda Kulzer   

       Midnight         Michael Strickler    

                                       

SUNDAY, December 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY

       10:00 a.m.                                         Fr. Ted Thomas                                                                                       

                                      NO Coffee & doughnuts 

         7:00 p.m.         NO Bingo

 

MONDAY, December 26

                                      No Mass

         1:30 p.m.         Sharp baptism

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

TUESDAY, December 27

       5:30 p.m.                Rosemary Glassmacher  

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

   

WEDNESDAY, December 28

     8:20 a.m.     Living & deceased members of the     Hoblit & Auer families  

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

      7:00 p.m.           NO RCIA – Atrium

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

 

                               

THURSDAY, December 29                                       

     5:30 p.m.          Patrick McCarthy 

 

FRIDAY, December 30

      7:00 a.m.         Catharine Allen   

      6:30 p.m.            Salimbene/Franz wedding

 

SATURDAY, December 31

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

        4:00 p.m.       Fr. Ted Thomas  

                                       

SUNDAY, January 1 – NEW YEAR 2012

       9:00 a.m.       Paul Kelly                                                                                                                                  

                                      NO Coffee & doughnuts

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

         7:00 p.m.         Bingo

 

 

 

OFFERTORY – December 24-25, 2011

Due to the Christmas holiday printing schedule

 offertory and bingo receipts are not available.

Jackpot: $13,400.00

SUPPORT ST. MARY BINGO!!

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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 ann@stmarygv.com  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 ann@stmarygv.com

Plans are in the works for our 2012 directories.

 

JANUARY JORDAN CONFERENCE

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 ann@stmarygv.com to confirm your attendance

 

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

 

BINGO

There is no bingo on December 25th, there is however bingo on January 1st.  


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 31, 2011January 1, 2012 (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 Collins, 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, Sean Price                open                                                  David Nagle, Jaci Elston, Ryan Ratliff                      Sandy Brown 

               

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: will resume Sunday, January 8, 2012                             Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

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


 

REMINDERS

 

UPCOMING EVENTS at ST. LEO

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.

Organ Dedication: formal dedication of the organ at St. Leo will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2012, at 3:00 p.m.

 

CATHLOIC CEMETERY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

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 HOLIDAY HOURS

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.

 

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.

 

GALA UPDATE

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 brian@bcfdevelopment.com or 374-5894.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CATHOLICISM, IT’S YOUR STORY… will be broadcast (parts 1,3,4,5 of 10) on WOSU television on Sunday, December 18, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. The series is engaging, educational and well done.  Both Catholics and non-Catholics will appreciate its quality and information. If you are unable to watch the program on Sunday, you might want to dvr/record it.  You will be glad you did.

 

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY

Appropriately, the Church places the Feast of the Holy Family on the weekend following Christmas, unless Christmas falls on a Sunday, in which case it is celebrated December 30, as it is this year. Let us pray for our families:

Father, help us to live as the Holy Family, united in respect and love. Teach us the sanctity of human love, show us the value of family life, and help us to live in peace. We are united with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph because in your great love for us you sent your son to live in this world and to share our human experience. Help us to love each other as you love us, and to be more aware of those families in the world who struggle with poverty, war, and disease. Bring us all to the joy and peace of your eternal home. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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          Morgan Weistling's "Kissing the Face of God"

 

 

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Father Franks and the parish staff wish you a blessed and joyous Christmas and New Year. We look forward to serving you in the coming year.

 

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