THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 

SATURDAY, December 22

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

         4:00 p.m.         Mary Jo McCarthy  

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 SUNDAY, December 23

       9:00 a.m.           Arthur Metnes   

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary

        7:00 p.m.         Bingo

 

MONDAY, December 24

    4:00 p.m.              William Goodwin   

    7:00 p.m.              John and Hilda Kulzer     

    Midnight               Charles Campbell         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

TUESDAY, December 25 - CHRISTMAS

    10:00 a.m.           Virginia “Jennie” Riedy   

     6:00 p.m.              NO choir practice (11:30 choir)

                               

WEDNESDAY, December 26 – Saint Stephen

                                      NO Mass

      6:00 p.m.              NO Bible study – Specht Center

      6:30 p.m.              NO Choir practice (9:00 choir)

      7:00 p.m.              NO RCIA – Atrium

                                                                                               

THURSDAY, December 27 – Saint John

     5:30 p.m.             Catherine Goodall    

 

 FRIDAY, December 28 – The Holy Innocents

    7:00 a.m.             Charlene Schultz   

 

SATURDAY, December 29

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

         4:00 p.m.         Leah Grote  

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 SUNDAY, December 30

       9:00 a.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.           Charles Campbell   

        7:00 p.m.         Bingo

 

 

 

 

OFFERTORY – December15-16, 2012

Envelopes: 126 @ $4,029.00

Non- envelope donation: $3,004.00

 ECO donations: 7 @ $525.00 (weekly, 15th)

Total offering: 7,558.00

Amount needed to meet expenses: $7,398.00

Bingo receipts: December 9 – gross $1,588.00

Jackpot: $8,975.00

SUPPORT SAINT MARY BINGO!!

 

Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Please remember in your prayers:

Hospital, Nursing/Assisted Living facility:   Donna Whitacre, Wilma Rose, Bea Sauer, Marge Stec, Martha Goodwin, Dick Zollner Mary Ann Neymeyer

At Home: Charles Walker, Ruth Neal, Dora Malyk, Rita Malyk McCreary, Reilly Gall, Sharon Kirby, Frances Grispino. Francis Bobo, Joanne Elgin, Philip Conci, Betty Albert, Ben Weilbacher, Mary Sailor, Heidi Wooley, Stuart Sinn

 

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call the parish office. 

 

BAPTISMS FOR DECEMBER

Ø  Sunday, Dec. 30-celebrated after 11:30 Mass

                    Bryant family; daughter Margaret Rose

 

PARISH OFFICE CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR SCHEDULE

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.

5TH SUNDAY LITURGICAL MINISTERS NEEDED

Next Sunday, December 30th, is a 5th Sunday. There is a signup sheet for liturgical ministers posted on the bulletin board at the back of Church. We do not have a regular rotation for 5th Sundays; therefore, please sign up to serve as one of the following: altar server, Eucharistic minister, or lector.

 

2013 CALENDARS….are available at the rear of the Church or in the parish office.

 

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR SCHEDULE-BIBLE STUDY AND RCIA

Both the 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 Dec. 26, 2012 or Jan. 2, 2013. Regular meetings for both these groups will resume on Jan. 9, 2013.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 29-30, 2012 (5th 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.                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Suzi Foster                       

9:00 A.M.                                           PLESAE REFER TO THE BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT

                                                               FOR THE 5th SUNDAY LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHDEULE                                            Frances Melton    

11:30 A.M.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Frances Melton

                       

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: December 30 – Bertha Hilsheimer & Sally Sobony  Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman


 

REMINDERS

 

GALA 2013

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 vanessa_fischer@yahoo.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 brian@bcfdevelopment.com.

 

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 Santa Maria”, which contains invaluable records and excellently written accounts and illuminations of the people and events of the historic Diocese of Columbus.  The Society maintains a wide variety of materials and records and responds to individuals seeking genealogical information or information on the history of the Diocese of Columbus - parishes, institutions, religious orders, clergy, etc.  Basic membership is $12 with digital Bulletin, $25 with paper Bulletin, and an Institutional Subscription is $35.   Please send check or money order before December 31, 2012 to Catholic Record Society, 197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.  Also contact us by phone at 614-241-2571 or by email rsomail@colsdioc.org.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Ø  Christmas Eve, 4:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. and Midnight (note this is a slight change from previous years)

Ø  Christmas Day @ 10:00 a.m.

Ø  There will be no 8:20 a.m. Mass on December 26, 2012 and January 2, 2013.

Ø  There will be Mass at 5:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and at 10:00 a.m. on January 1, 2013, this is a Holy Day of Obligation.

 

 

ST. VINCENT de PAUL 5TH SUNDAYCOLLECTION

DECEMBER 29-30, 2012

Next weekend is a 5th Sunday weekend; as is our tradition on 5th Sundays’ throughout the year we ask for your donations to support St. Vincent de Paul. This organization reaches out to meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling in these difficult economic times. Please be generous. Use your preprinted envelopes for your gift or note your contribution accordingly.

 

The Way to Peace
Come, Emmanuel, into my heart and mind. Reveal to me the way to peace. In this hurried season, stop me in my tracks and teach me your ways. Amen.

 

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE 2012

St. Mary School Parent Teacher League and the Knights of Columbus wish to thank the St. Mary Parish Community and all those who supported the 2012 Christmas Tree Sale. We had a very successful sale and could not have done it without you!

 

INAUGURAL EVANGELIZATION AMBASSADOR AWARD DINNER

Saint John’s Hermitage invites you to join them to celebrate our amazing Bishop and his efforts to instruct us in strengthening our faith and for zealously sharing the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. Additionally, you will hear from a guest speaker from the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops regarding the Holy Father’s “Year of Faith” and how the consequences of the Priest shortage have affected our beloved Priests. St. John’s Hermitage is honored to host this event for you. As this event is not a fundraiser-seating will be limited so please RSVP soon. Also, invite your friends in support of this important evening.

Honoree: Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell
Date:
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: St. Charles Preparatory School-Walter Commons
Guest Speaker: Rev. William Shawn McKnight, S.T.D.,
Executive Director, Clergy Consecrated Life & Vocations
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

For additional information or to make a reservation please call 614-743-9619 or email info@stjohnshermitage.net

 

STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN

We invite all registered parishioners to pick up their stewardship campaign envelope that you will find on the tables at the rear of the Church. The envelopes are in alphabetical order and will be available for pick up over the next two (2) weekends.


JANUARY 2013 JORDAN CONFERENCE

The quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on Tues. Jan 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email Ann at ann@stmarygv.com to confirm your attendance

 

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