SATURDAY, December 7 – First Saturday

       9:00 a.m.           Luella Glick  Latin Mass

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.           Deceased of the Michael/Sauer families  


 SUNDAY, December 8 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

       9:00 a.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary

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

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.            Sue Fraley   

       2:00 p.m.            Natural Family Planning – Atrium


MONDAY, December 9

                                       The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

                                       No Mass

       7:00 p.m.             Knights of Columbus - Specht


TUESDAY, December 10

       5:30 p.m.           Deceased of the Schneider/Gehring families 

        7:00 p.m.           Scouts - Specht


WEDNESDAY, December 11 – Saint Damasus I

      5:30 p.m.            Celebrant Intention - Latin Mass

       7:00 p.m.            RCIA – Atrium  


THURSDAY, December 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe

      5:30 p.m.            Frances Grispino               

        6:15 p.m.            11:30 Choir practice


FRIDAY, December 13 – Saint Lucy

       8:15 a.m.            Jose Avilez  


SATURDAY, December 14

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary


 SUNDAY, December 15 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

       9:00 a.m.           Deceased of the Schneider/Gehring families                    

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.            Frank Carrick   

      3:00 p.m.            Polish Mass

      5:00 p.m.            Southside Penance Service


Sermon on the Amount – Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2013

Envelopes: $3,509.00

Non- envelope donation: $1865.00

 ECO donations: 27 @ $2,715.00 (weekly and 1st)

Total offering: $8,089.00

Amount needed to meet expenses: $7,398.00


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, Ruth Naegele, Toni Neal

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

Larry Badurina, Wes Kingery, 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. 


2013-2014 RCIA

This week’s session of RCIA will focus on “The Communion of Saints”. Dr. Perry Cahall will lead this discussion.  All are welcome. Please contact the Parish office for additional information.


December 8 – after 11:30 Mass

Forcina family – daughter, Mae



The wedding music workshop scheduled for December 16th has been cancelled. 


SOUTHSIDE PENANCE SERVICE…..will be held at Saint Mary on December 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. There will be several Priests available to hear Confessions.



Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

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!


HOME VISITATION: If you know of someone that needs to be added to the list for home visitation please contact the parish office.


THANK YOU…..Pregnancy Decision Health Centers would like to thank the Right to Life group and parishioners at St. Mary for their generosity during the Respect Life Baby Bottle Campaign. Approximately $1,350 was raised and will go directly to providing pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and other services free of charge to the women of central Ohio. God bless you and thank you for your support!



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 14-15, 2013 (3rd 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.    Madeleine and Yeats McDonald                John Lamotte                                          Chris Hilles, open,   

                         Abigail Gischel, DeCarlo Benito                   Tina Nierman                                                   open, open                                             Tina Nierman

9:00 A.M.       Charlie Collins                                  Rick Driscoll                  Frances Melton, Sheila Naegele, Carolyn Redwood

                       Edie Collins, Lulu Collins                                       Jon Erikson                              Bertha Hilsheimer, Frank & Mary Wickham                           Frances Melton   

11:30 A.M.   Anna Lynch, open                                    Pam Makowski                                  Carolyn Zeisler, Joe Maly

                              Ben Weilbacher                                   Rick Makowski                                      Kim Anderson,  open                                 Frances Melton  

v                   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 Archangel (see the back of your Missile for a copy of this prayer)                  

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: December 15 – Knights of Columbus                           Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren

From the Pastor’s Desk


From the Cat at 684 South Third . . . 


Father Lutz (as you call him; my name for him is Slow Moving Bearer of Food) is on spin cycle and so I am doing the bulletin.  I know that Father is busy.  It happens every year when he drags a tree into the house and hangs shiny things for me to break from its branches. The house is looking great. I know Father has plans to open the house for all to stop in during Christmas and see all the decorations he has put out for me.  He will also supply cookies (ugh!).  These are put out as a diversions to keep you all out of my salmon treats.  Please respect that boundary when you enter!


Last Sunday was great.  I heard the music coming out of the church, and I saw the people on the street carrying trees (apparently a lot of you have cats and bring in trees for their entertainment).  I also saw a horse pulling a cart with many people on board. I loved the Maennerchor and Damenchor; the hand bells and the children's choir and all the others who sang.  I am sad that I was not asked to sing a Noooooeeeel !!


Father was talking to people about something called Mangers in the Museum.  Children will love it. There will be a contest to count the nativities and the angels and so on.  There will be prizes and refreshments.  It starts this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and goes to 3:00 p.m.; and on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Bring a donation of food for the soup kitchen, or a blanket for the homeless. It all takes place in the neighborhood where I was born:  Franklinton at 57 South Grubb Street (one block west and one block south of Holy Family Church).


Father has also been talking about the concert at St. Leo this Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  I may attend if there are no veterinarians present.  (I hate shots).  


I hear that sinners can get some help Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. on the 15th.  Father was praying about that in his chapel.  I do go to the chapel.  Don't forget: Catholic starts with cat!


Some of you may doubt that I have written this letter, since there are capital letters.  Well, Ann is my proof-reader and she takes care of those details.


Paws and claws to you!


Raphael the Cat





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 Ohio River. These two beautiful cathedrals of Covington and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will inspire you to prepare your hearts for the coming of the Lord at Christmas. In addition, two bonus locations make this an even more spiritual holiday pilgrimage. This one-time event departs from Christ the King Catholic Church at 8:00 a.m. on December 14, 2013. You can go to or call 614-547-9397 if you want to buy tickets for this single bus tour.


PLEASE PRAY FOR….the repose of the soul of Timothy Specht. His funeral will be here at Saint Mary next week. May he rest in Peace.






Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to our adopt-a-family.  If you forgot to bring your gift this weekend, you may drop it off in the office this week, return it at any Mass through December 15th, or contact Beth ( or Maureen ( to make alternate arrangements. We will be delivering gifts starting the 15th.



Mangers at the Museum: Come see the large display of nativity sets from around the world at the Jubilee Museum & Catholic Cultural Center, 57 S. Grubb Street. Open weekends beginning December 7th-8th through January 5th. Saturday hours: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Sunday hours: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Other times by appointment only. Phone 614-221-4323, ext. 111 for more information or email:



December Gathering: "Lights in the Darkness: the praying Church in Advent". When: Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Where: El Vaquero,
3230 Olentangy River Rd. from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Topic:  Come learn more about the theological themes and traditions that shape the Church's prayer during the Advent season.  Celebrate the "new liturgical year" with great discussion and test your knowledge with Advent trivia.  Our speaker will be Emily Strand from Immaculate Conception Church. We are Columbus, Ohio’s Diocesan Roman Catholic Young Adult Group. All are welcomed.  Please join us anytime!


Lord, Open My Eyes
God, sometimes I get so caught up in my own life that I become blind to the needs of those around me. Open my eyes this Advent to see how my life fits into the larger story of your plan for the human family.

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Your contribution in honor of a loved one, living or deceased, will be used toward purchase of flowers for St. Mary Christmas season decorations.


Names to be included in the Christmas bulletin insert:

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If additional lines are needed please attach your list to this form. You may drop this form into the offering basket or return to the parish office.

Deadline for your response is December 16th



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