THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

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

 

MONDAY, December 31 – Saint Sylvester I

      3:00 p.m.               Mercurio/Gialiardi wedding @ St. Leo

      5:30 p.m.             Louisa and John Joerg

 

  HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

 

TUESDAY, January 1 

    Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

    10:00 a.m.           Living & deceased Carone family   

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

                               

WEDNESDAY, January 2

    Saint Basil the Great and Saint Gregory Nazianzen

                                      NO Mass

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

      6:30 p.m.              Choir practice (9:00 choir)

      7:00 p.m.              NO RCIA – Atrium

                                                                                               

THURSDAY, January 3 – The Most Holy Name of Jesus

     5:30 p.m.             Virginia “Jennie” Riedy”    

 

 FRIDAY, January 4 – Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

    7:00 a.m.             Catherine Goodall   

    8:20 a.m.              Victims of violent attacks

  Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction following Mass until 10:00 a.m.

 

SATURDAY, January 5

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Elizabeth Fishking  

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 SUNDAY, January 6

       9:00 a.m.          Maria Dryguniewicz 

       10:00 a.m.         St. Vincent de Paul - Atrium

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary                                                                                                  

        7:00 p.m.         Bingo

 

 

 

OFFERTORY – December 22-23 and 24-25, 2012

Envelopes: 185 @ $12,165.00

Non- envelope donation: $7,595.00

 ECO donations: 17 @ $787.00 (weekly, bi-weekly)

Total offering: 20,547.00

Amount needed to meet expenses: $7,398.00

Bingo receipts: December 23 – gross $1,845.00

Jackpot: $8,475.00

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 - NEW YEAR SCHEDULE

The parish office will be closed for New Year on Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st, with regular hours resuming on Jan. 2nd.

 

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.

 

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.

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 5-6, 2013 (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.         Tim Engle                                    open                                              Rose Albert, Miles Drake

                          Aaron Lopresti                               Ann Graf                                            Ginny Hensley, open                                           Sandy Brown                       

9:00 A.M.     Augie Collins, Nate Gain                 Andrew Pasternack                        Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Bonnie Jones

                              Charlie Collins                                 Brian Collins                                    Stephanie Martt, open, open                               Pat Smith

11:30 A.M.      Anthony Bartholomew                  Kim Anderson                            Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren

                           Andy Price, Sean Price                          open                                                      Jaci Elston, open                                               David Larson 

               

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:  January 6 –Melissa and Mike Kirkwood                                Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 1st 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.

 

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 after each of the weekend Masses.

 

INAUGURAL EVANGELIZATION AMBASSADOR AWARD DINNER

St. John’s Hermitage requests the honor of your presence at their Inaugural Award Dinner honoring Bishop Campbell for zealously sharing the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.  The evening will also feature a guest speaker from United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, Fr. Shawn McKnight, Executive Director of Clergy & Consecrated Life, who will speak on the “Year of Faith”. January 10th @ St. Charles-Walter Commons. Cocktails & Fellowship: 6:00-6:45 p.m., Dinner & Program at 6:45 p.m., Award Presentation at 7:30 p.m.  This is not a fundraiser, but to help cover expenses we request a $50 per person ticket charge for an excellent meal & open bar. Please call 743-9619 for your reservation or more information.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Ø  There will be no 8:20 a.m. Mass on 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

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.

 

FEAST of THE HOLY FAMILY

Traditionally, the Church places the Feast of the Holy Family on the weekend following Christmas. 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

 

JANUARY 1 -- WORLD DAY OF PEACE

The Vatican has announced the theme and title for the annual World Day of Peace message that Pope

Benedict XVI will release on January 1: “Blessed are the peacemakers.” In his 2013 Message for World

Day of Peace, Pope Benedict XVI reminds us that we all have a role to play in building peace in our communities and world. His 2013 message focuses on human dignity, rights and responsibilities, as well as the fiftieth anniversary of John XXIII’s Pacem in Terris. For more information, visit

www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-anddignity/

war-and-peace/world-day-of-peace.cfm or contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at (614) 241-2540.

 

BE NOT AFRAID
Lord, I wait for you. In the deep of this winter season come to me. Assure me that your strength is my own: Your courage inspires me to be unafraid. Your light will warm and lead me on. Amen.

 

DID YOU KNOW… that every snowflake is different? Think of all the piles of snow you’ve ever seen, and imagine the miracle of each unique, individual flake. Our lives are like that: every day is different, filled with special, one-of-a-kind moments that cannot be repeated. Our children are different: each a unique creation with a purpose all their own. As the New Year begins, take a moment to ponder the miracle of your family – to give thanks for the unique gifts they each have been given, and to think about how you can nurture and encourage those gifts in the coming year.

 

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