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 “An Overview of the Sacraments”. Maureen Keebaugh will lead this discussion. All are welcome. Please contact the Parish office for additional information.
DECEMBER WEDDING MUSIC WORKSHOP
The wedding music workshop scheduled for December 16th has been cancelled.
Mangers at the
Museum: Come see
the large display of nativity sets from around the world at the
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Juan Durano Lori Mitchell Carol Rees, Don Alexander
Evan Armstrong, open John Rees Rita Alexander, Mary Minerd Ginny Holleran
Natasha Mattox Mike Keebaugh Dave & Marge Smigelski, Mike Chambers
Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox Maureen Keebaugh Ray & Terry Thomas, Cecelia Reis Jacquelyn Carone
Mary Weilbacher open Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson
Katie Price, open Olivia DePassio open, open Jacquelyn Carone
Ø 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 4th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
In your charity please pray for the souls of Timothy Specht and Virginia Crossen Nau who died and were buried this past week. May they rest in peace.
This weekend following all the masses you are invited to come and see the rectory all decorated for Christmas. There will be refreshments and a tour of the entire downstairs. Children and adults will love the St. Nicholas Room (the dining room). It may never have looked better or more festive in its history.
The beautiful decorations are the gift of the Salyers Family in memory of their son, Nicholas, who died several years ago. You will also like the chapel in the rectory. Come in, set a spell (but don't take your shoes off, this ain't the Beverley Hillbillies after all!)
What an incredible stable I see in the church. No parish I have ever been in has had anything remotely close to it. I am told that the angel above is missing. That may be my Christmas gift to bring an extra from the museum.
Hope to see you at the museum to view the nearly 100
nativity sets. There will be a counting sheet to see how many there are. Prizes
will be given to all who get the correct number or come very close! See
you there between for the next four Saturdays and between for the next four Sundays.
The museum is located at
Many reports tell of an increase in depression around the holiday season. Pray for those who are in pain at this time over the loss of a loved one, an unfulfilled dream or just a sense of being alone without hope. May the peace of Christ penetrate deeply into the pain and suffering of these good souls.
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .
Father is slowly moving over to the church for
Come see my tree before I destroy it. Stick to the cookies when you come in. The salmon treats are all mine!
Raphael the Cat
be held at Saint Mary on
SPECIAL COLLECTION – UPDATE
Your generosity resulted in a donation of $1,237.35
toward aid to the victims of the recent typhoon in the
MEN! THE CASTUS
SOCIETY… is a
fellowship of those whose primary purpose is to live a chaste life, that is in harmony with their vocations and strives to
help others achieve these same goals. We meet and share our experience,
strength and hope every Monday at in the Atrium. All are welcome!
For additional information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-918-8299.
NEWS FROM OUR HIGH SCHOOLS
1st quarter honor roll for students from Saint Mary:
· Bishop Hartley: Sam Agra, Ivra Bass, Mary Collins, John Collins, Charlie Collins, Frances Collins, Juan Durano, Timothy Engle, Karlie Horn, Zachary Johnson, Madison Kaple, Galen Kaple, Madeleine McDonald
· Bishop Ready: Anthony Bartholomew, Ashley Baumann, Olivia DePassio, William Martello, Sarah Nierman.
Congratulations to each of these fine students.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED-CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
A team of people will gather to decorate the Church on Monday, December 23rd at All are welcome and many are needed. If you can spare an hour or so to decorate the Sanctuary please see Amanda Walker or contact the parish office.
We are looking for choir members and instrumentalist for our Christmas Eve masses.
4:00 p.m. Children’s Mass: we will practice after the Mass on Sunday, December 22nd.
Children in the 2nd grade or older, are encouraged
to join the choir for this
Ø Mass: singers are needed for this Mass. Contact Choir Director Bianca De Maria at 614-445-9668 for details. Rehearsal for the Mass is Sunday, Dec. 22nd at Instrumentalist are also welcome, please contact Bianca De Maria.