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 “Mary, Our Model, Our Mother”. Father Kevin Lutz will lead this discussion. All are welcome. Please contact the Parish office for additional information.
BAPTISMS FOR NOVEMBER
McCarroll family, daughter, Nina – after Mass
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – CHRISTMAS TREE
AN AUTHOR IN OUR MIDST…Laura A. Koebel, wife of Deacon Larry Koebel has authored a children’s book titled I am Special. You can visit Amazon.com under Laura A. Koebel to make your purchase. This would make a great gift for a favorite young child. There is a copy in the Parish office for your review.
DECEMBER WEDDING MUSIC WORKSHOP
The wedding music workshop scheduled for December 16th has been cancelled.
be held at Saint Mary on
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
open, open Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell
Michael Hatem Joe Giannetti John LaMotte, open Amanda Walker
Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, open
Michael Gain, open Marge Smigelski Chris Thibaut, open, open Ginny Holleran
Vince Relli, Mike Hicks Pam Makowski, Jennifer Larsen
Sam Agra, Emily Relli Devin Russell Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle Suzi Foster
Prayers after Mass: following each Mass please kneel and prayer
the following prayers: The Our Father, The Hail Mary, The Glory Be and the
Prayer to St. Michael the
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
In your charity please pray for Jean Herrmann, whose funeral service will be on Monday, Dec. 2nd at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel. May she rest in peace.
A reminder that the Maennerchor Choir and our Saint Mary bell Choir will present their annual Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 1st at The concert will be followed by German Village Lights from to
Also a reminder we will meet on Thursday, Dec. 5th at for our 3rd Sesquicentennial planning sessions. We will meet in the Atrium, our group is growing.
The last of three Natural Family Planning (NFP) meetings will be held in the Atrium on Sunday, December 8th.
Short on an idea for a Christmas present? The Benedictine Sisters of Our Lady of Ephesus have made several CD’s, which at one point were #2 on Amazon. If you know someone that would enjoy some beautiful Advent and Christmas music consider purchasing one of these CD”s, which sell for $15.00 each. If you are a fan of Columbus Symphony Orchestra and can lay your hands on an old program at least 10 years old look for Martina Snell, a French horn player. This amazing women gave up her chair in the orchestra and became a nun and is today the Mother Superior of the Benedictine Sisters of Our Lady of Ephesus, Mother Cecilia.
Raphael wants to thank his close friends for the toys and treats. He’s basking in the attention and asked me to let you know he does not feel up to typing today because his mouth is full.
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
This year’s ornament is etched glass with a picture of the Mary and Baby Jesus on it. The ornaments are approximately 3 ¾ in. x 2.5 in. Ornaments will be available for sale in the school gymnasium prior to the start of school and after each of the weekend Masses. The cost is $15.00 each. They will also be available for purchase during German Village Lights. We only have 195 ornaments and sales are on a first come first serve basis. We will not re-order additional ornaments.
We also have some of last year’s ornaments left over. These will be sold for $5.00 each, so if you were not able to get one last year you still have the opportunity to build your set. If you have any questions you can contact Melissa Kirkwood at email@example.com
Advent is the time when we are called to make
straight the way of the Lord, and you can do that if you want to join Father Wagner on an Advent pilgrimage experience
as we tour the Cathedrals of the
There are still several remaining gift tags on the giving tree. If you were unable to pick one up last week, this is your opportunity to bring the spirit of Christmas home to others. Thanks to everyone that almost emptied the branches of our tree this past Sunday. Please return your unwrapped gifts and gift cards to Mass the weekends of November30/December 1and December 7-8. Let us reach out to share our blessings with those less fortunate this Christmas season. Please contact Beth Vanderkooi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Maureen Keebaugh (email@example.com) with any questions or for other volunteer opportunities.
ST. MARY'S ANNUAL – CHILI AND CAROLS
Please join us on Friday, December 6th from to for our annual Chili and Carols Night in the school gymnasium.
The evening will begin with food and fun at Followed by a Christmas performance from our Pre-School, Kindergarten and First Grade Students at More food and fun will follow the Christmas program.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ST. LEO CHURCH
Come and celebrate Advent with a Christmas Sing-a-long as well as three guest soloists and the sound of our beautiful organ! Come and sing old favorites and feel the peace and holiness of the season. We promise a beautiful and happy time!
Each Day is a Blessing
We are called to love God and one another. That is our primary vocation. The reason we rise in the morning and the purpose of our life on earth is to learn how to receive God's love and then share it. God's gift of life to you each morning is a sign that He has a mission for you that day.