The topic of this week’s RCIA session is “The Sacrament of Confirmation/Gifts of the Holy Spirit”. The presenter is Mike Keebaugh. If you know of anyone that is interested in learning about the Catholic faith 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.
BAPTISMS FOR DECEMBER
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
The parish office will be closed for Christmas on Dec. 21st, 24th and 25th. Regular office hours will resume on Dec. 26th.
The following weekend for New Year the office will close on Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st, with regular hours resuming on Jan. 2nd.
LITURGIGAL MINISTERS NEEDED
Lectors, altar servers, and Eucharistic ministers are needed for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses. Please sign up on the sign in sheet at the rear of the Church.
2013 CALENDARS….are available at the rear of the Church or in the parish office.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Juan Durano Lori Mitchelll John Lamotte, Don Alexander
Evan Armstrong, Ivra Bass John Rees Rita Alexander Mary Minerd Ginny Holleran
Natasha Mattox Mike Keebaugh Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas
Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox Maureen Keebaugh Cecelia Reis, Mike Chambers Jacquelyn Carone
Mary Weilbacher open Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson
Price, Travis Tilley Olivia DePassio Sandra
Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Lin Duren and Frances Melton
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
PROGRAM “JOURNEY TO BETHLEHAM”
The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will present the annual St. Mary Christmas program in Church on Monday, December 17th at
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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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
Ø There will be Mass at on New Year’s
Eve and at on
CATHOLIC RECORD SOCIETY… founded in 1974, is dedicated to
the history of the Diocese of Columbus and to bring to light the heroism of those
who laid the foundation of today's Diocese of Columbus. The Society also
supports the Diocesan Archives, which preserves the official records of the
Diocese. Meetings are held quarterly. Society members receive a
calendar year subscription to the monthly Bulletin, the “Barquilla de la
Lord, in the spirit of Isaiah we yearn for Christ's coming. We pray that, with Mary's intercession, we will banish evil from our hearts and seek always what is good and just. We praise you, Lord, for the opportunity to think of you during our advent journey with Mary.
Ø We need you! Saint Mary Annual Gala & Auction needs auction items for this year’s event. Here are some ideas for donations: Gift cards (Best Buy, Amazon, Target, restaurants, etc.), tickets for sporting events or attractions, sports memorabilia, travel miles or vouchers (cash in those points!), vacation time, artwork, jewelry or one-of-a-kind creations. Use your imagination! Go to www.stmarygv.com and click on the Gala logo to link to our event website to donate or contact Vanessa Fischer at (614) 604-3891 or email@example.com. Help us make 2013 the best gala year ever!
Ø Are you going to the Gala? Tickets are now available online through the parish website (www.stmarygv.com) by clicking the Gala logo. Cost is $100 each or get together with a group and purchase a whole table of 10 for $750. Interested in sponsorship opportunities or helping us underwrite some of our expenses? Then, contact Brian Collins at (614) 374-5894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.