Frances Grispino. Francis Bobo, Joanne Elgin,
Betty Albert, Ben Weilbacher, Mary Sailor, Heidi Wooley
The topic of this week’s RCIA session is “Saints/Communion of Saints”. The presenter is Mike Keebaugh. If you know anyone that is interested in learning about the Catholic faith; has been away from the church; has not been confirmed; or if you would like to be a sponsor for someone this year, then the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you. All are welcome. For more information please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or email@example.com . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS – FALL BACK
Next weekend brings to a close Daylight Savings Time; please remember to set your clock back one (1) hour next weekend, November 3-4.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Tim Engle open Rose Albert, Miles Drake
Aaron Lopresti Ann Graf Ginny Hensley, open Sandy Brown
Nate Gain Andrew Pasternack Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Bonnie Jones
Augie & Charlie Collins Brian Collins Stuart Sinn, Stephanie Martt, open Pat Smith
Anthony Bartholomew Kim Anderson Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren
Andy Price, Sean Price open Jaci Elston, open David Larson
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 4 – 40 DAYS
The Greater Columbus community will be uniting with hundreds of
cities from all 50 states in the 40 Days for Life campaign. Faithful believers
are praying that this effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in
Participants are asked to volunteer for one-hour shifts and sign a statement of peace. For more information visit www.40daysforlife.com/columbus.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Ø November 1, All Saints Day; a Holy day of Obligation. Mass will be celebrated at This Mass will be an all school Mass and will be followed by Adoration and Benediction until 10:00 a.m. Mass will also be celebrated at
Ø November 2, All Souls’ Day Mass will be celebrated at our regular time.
Ø The weekend of November 3-4 we will have a 2nd collection for the benefit of the Southside Food Pantry.
Thanksgiving Day Mass,
Ø Christmas Eve, 4:00 p.m.; and (note this is a slight change from previous years)
Ø Christmas Day @
Ø The Maennerchor Christmas Concert, which includes our own Bell Choir will be held here at St. Mary on December 2nd at 4;00 p.m. This concert is traditionally held on the same day as the German Village Lights celebration.
THE 4S CLUB
ADOPT A FAMILY 2012
In 2011, our Adopt a Family Outreach Program assisted 22 families because of your generous donations/contributions. Your charity and generosity have made this special ministry a success year in and year out. Pam and I would like to thank everyone for their support for this program.
We are in the process of kicking off the 2012 campaign and are seeking volunteers to help with the many tasks associated with this program. Please contact Pam Schaal at email@example.com or Jennifer Groves at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. You may also call the parish office at 445-9668 if email is not an option for you.
We ask for your help and prayers as we once again begin the 2012 Adopt a Family program.
SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY MINISTRIES ANNUAL APPEAL
St. Mary Church continues to support the operation of the Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry by staffing the pantry from on the last Saturday of every month. We currently have nine volunteers who do a fantastic job. These volunteers will be in the back of Church after each Mass next weekend, November 3rd and 4th to gratefully receive your donations to help provide food for our neighbors in need.
If it is more convenient, please visit the website below which will give you the option of donating on-line. All monetary donations will be used to pay for the cost of food ordered from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry
“Helping those in need for over 30 years”
IN REMEMBRACE OF:
Throughout the month of November we remember the saints and our deceased family members and friends. As you seek to live out your own call to holiness, the Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office encourages you to look for inspiration and strength in reflecting on the lives of those powerful men and women of faith who lived Gospel lives.
“The life of holiness… constitutes the simplest and most attractive way to perceive at once the beauty of truth, the liberating force of God’s love, and the value of unconditional fidelity to all the demands of the Lord’s law, even in the most difficult situations. For this reason, the Church … has always invited believers to seek and to find in the saints … the model, the strength, and the joy needed to live a life in accordance with God’s commandments and the Beatitudes of the Gospel.” Pope John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor, No. 107.2
GUARDIAN ANGEL FUND
Included in your bulletin this week end is a copy of the first Saint Mary School Quarterly Newsletter and an envelope for donating to The Saint Mary Elementary School Tuition Assistance Program. All contributions to The Saint Mary Elementary School Guardian Angel Fund will provide tuition assistance to those families who are in need and assist the parish in meeting the operating expenses of the school.
A donation of $ 1,600 or $ 160/month for ten months will cover the funding gap for one student. Any and all donations will be appreciated. More detailed information regarding tuition assistance and the funding gap can be found by visiting the Saint Mary Parish Web site (www.stmarygv.com)