HOME VISITATION…if you know of someone that needs to be added to the list for home visitation please contact the parish office.
This week’s session of RCIA will focus on “Jesus, Who do you say that I am?”. Father Kevin Lutz will lead this discussion. If you are seeking information about converting to the Catholic faith or if you have not yet been confirmed or if you would like to be a sponsor, then the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you. All are welcome. Please contact the Parish office for additional information.
BAPTISMS FOR NOVEMBER
Heinzman family, son, Joseph – after Mass
Dossantos family, daughter, Brigid – after Mass
McCartney family, daughter, Lemi
McCarroll family, daughter, Nina – after Mass
WEDDING MUSIC WORKSHOP… will be held on Monday, November 18th in the Church. Contact Amanda Walker or the Parish office for details.
HOLY FAMILY CHRISTIAN
MOTHERS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR:
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Madeleine and Yeats McDonald John Lamotte Chris Hilles, open,
Abigail Gischel, DeCarlo Benito Tina Nierman open, open Tina Nierman
Charlie Collins Rick Driscoll
Edie Collins, Lulu Collins Jon Erikson Bertha Hilsheimer, Frank & Mary Wickham Frances Melton
Anna Lynch, open Pam Makowski Carolyn Zeisler, Joe Maly
Ben Weilbacher Rick Makowski Kim Anderson, open Frances Melton
Prayers after Mass: following each Mass please kneel and prayer
with us the following prayers: The Our Father, The
Hail Mary, The Glory Be and the Prayer to St. Michael the
Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
We’ll have to wait until next week to hear directly from Father. This week his schedule has been extremely demanding.
The week began with the funeral of Frank Swartz on Monday. I know Father would ask for your prayers for his soul. May he rest in peace.
The week ended with news of the death of his uncle, Emmett Walker, which took Father out of town. He presided at his uncle’s funeral on Thursday. Please pray for his soul. May he rest in peace.
Monday, November 11th Father will celebrate 35 years as an ordained Priest. Please take a moment to thank him for devoting his life to the children of God and The Church. We will celebrate this mile stone during the coffee and doughnut hour this week. Please join us.
We also celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th. Knowing Father’s love for this land I know he would ask that you remember in your prayers all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and all those who serve this nation in our armed force today. We ask God to bless them and their families and for His continued blessing on this nation.
The next meeting of the Sesquicentennial committee will be held in church on Thurs. Nov. 14th at Bring a generous spirit and your ideas. All our welcome.
As always I know Father would close with the words The Lord be with you!! And, There There!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR:
v The next Sesquicentennial meeting will be this week, Thurs the 14th @
v The Christmas tree sale will kick off with the arrival of trees the Friday after Thanksgiving.
v The annual Maennerchor Concert w/ our own Bell Choir is scheduled for on Sunday, Dec. 1st. The concert will be followed by the traditional German Village Lights.
v Chili and Carols will be held on Dec. 6th. Watch for details.
The annual Saint
Mary Gala & Auction which will be held on
FAMILY PLANNING-GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
Proven effective for achieving or postponing pregnancy, NFP charting also helps monitor a woman’s health and detect fertility issues. Want to learn NFP? Saint Mary will host a series of classes offered for engaged and married couples on Sunday afternoons from in the Atrium. The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 10th. Cost is $65 per couple; financial assistance is available upon need. To register for or for additional information about diocesan NFP classes, contact the Marriage & Family Life Office at (614)241-2560 or email@example.com.
ST. LEO PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Let us do your baking - Scrumptious Christmas cookies will be made again by The St. Leo Preservation Society. There are 14 different kinds at $8.00/doz. Order forms are available in the back of St. Mary’s or please visit www.savesaintleo.org . Orders are due by November 18. Pick-up for the cookies will be December 14, between to in the St. Leo parking lot. We had rave reviews last year! Hmmmm Hmmmm Good! All proceeds benefit The St. Leo Preservation Society.
Saint Mary Parishioners will once again have the opportunity to share the love of Christ with a local family this Christmas. Starting the weekend of the November 23rd-24th please select a gift from the adopt-a-family tree at the rear of the church. Purchase a gift or gift card as described and bring it back to Church (unwrapped) the weekend of the 7th-8th of December. Each gift will have a value of about $30. If you can help with set-up for the program, join us from until on Friday November 22nd. Please contact Beth Vanderkooi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Maureen Keebaugh with any questions or for other volunteer opportunities.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Ø Bishop Ready: On Sunday, November 17, Bishop Ready will hold its annual Open House for prospective students, those in grades 5 through 8 plus any junior or senior high school transfer students. The General Session begins at , followed by tours and department presentations. For more information please call Bishop Ready at 614-276-5263.
Charles Preparatory School Drama Department is proud to announce its fall
Model the Faith
We are asked to teach as Jesus taught, patiently to mentor the young people and adults with whom we work. If they are to believe and live the faith we teach, they have to see that we believe and live it when we are with them.