The topic of this week’s RCIA session is “The Sacrament of Baptism”. The presenter is Deacon Larry Koebel. If you know anyone that is interested in learning about the Catholic faith; has been away from the church; has not been confirmed, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or email@example.com.
BAPTISMS FOR DECEMBER
Ø Sunday, Dec. 9-celebrated after Mass
Ø Saturday, Dec. 15-celebrated after Mass
Sarli family; daughter Josephine
Kraner family; daughter Leighton
Ø Sunday, Dec. 30-celebrated after Mass
Bryant family; daughter Margaret Rose
HOLY FAMILY SOUP KITCHEN…. is in need of volunteers who can help set up & serve meals to the homeless Monday thru Friday. Hours are flexible: anytime between . Meals are served at , cafeteria style. Cleanup continues until . No experience necessary, only a willingness to help the poor. Come for an hour or longer. Tues. workers especially NEEDED. Call Larry at 670-8626 for more info.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Madeleine McDonald, DeCarlo Benito John Lamotte Chris Hilles, Pat Morris,
Abigail Gischel, Yeats McDonald Tina Nierman Lois Morris, Andrea Fannin Tina Nierman
Charlie Collins Rick Driscoll
Edie Collins, Lulu Collins Mary Kay Oris Bertha Hilsheimer, Frank & Mary Wickham Frances Melton
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Ben Weilbacher open Kim Anderson Frances Melton
Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
2013 CALENDARS….are available at the rear of the Church or in the parish office.
Make plans to attend the annual, unforgettable Saint
Mary Gala & Auction on
There are still several gift cards for groceries, gas and discount stores on the table at the rear of Church. If you can help, please consider donating to this special outreach ministry. Please bring your gifts to Mass the weekend of December 1-2 and December 8-9. Thanks to Pam Schaal at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jennifer Groves at email@example.com for their commitment to this project and especially to all those who have contributed and volunteered to make this a Merry Christmas for those less fortunate.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Ø Dec. 8th, The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a Holy day of obligation; Mass will be celebrated at
Ø Advent Penance Service is scheduled for Dec. 16th
Ø The wedding music workshop held monthly on the third Monday of each month will not meet in December.
Ø Christmas Eve, 4:00 p.m.; and (note this is a slight change from previous years)
Ø Christmas Day @
Ø There will be no Mass on
Good and gracious God, thank you for winter’s beauty and the silence of this holy season. Thank you for the love that surrounds me in my family and friends. But most of all, thank you for your gentle presence in every moment of my day. Amen.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED-CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
A team of people will gather to decorate the Church immediately following the Mass on December 23rd. All are welcome and many are needed. If you can spare an hour or so to decorate the Sanctuary please see Amanda Walker or contact the parish office.
St. Mary will host youth and young adults from throughout the Diocese on Thurs. Dec. 13th at Our young adults in grades 9-12 are invited to join this dynamic group.
“JOURNEY TO BETHLEHAM”
The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will present the annual St. Mary Christmas program in Church on Monday, December 17th at
Both our Bible study group and the RCIA class will
suspend their weekly sessions during the Christmas/New Year holiday. There will
be no RCIA or Bible study on
Speaker Beth Simmonds will be joining us at El Vaquero on
Theology on Tap is an invitation for young adults to learn more about their faith and to share in their Catholic community.