HOME VISITATION: If you know of someone that needs to be added to the list for home visitation please contact the parish office.
ü RCIA will
be on a two (2) week hiatus with regular meetings resuming on
ü The choir will suspend their
Thursday evening practices for the next two (2) weeks. Practice will resume on
ü The Parish office will be open until on New Year’s Eve; closed on Jan. 1-2; open until on Jan. 3. May the New Year bring each of you health, happiness, and joy in God’s love.
BAPTISMS FOR JANUARY
The Maly family, daughter, Grace – after Mass
The Dunn family, daughter, Riley – after Mass
REMINDER…as we kick off a New Year please remember the option to set up electronic giving is open year round. Please contact the parish for details.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Dominic, Gabriel Mike McConahay Rose Albert, Miles Drake
and Aaron Lopresti Ann Graf Ginny Hensley, open Sandy Brown
Augie Collins, Nate Gain Mark/Jillian Lehosit Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, open
Charlie Collins Brian Collins Stephanie Martt, Pat Walsh, open Pat Smith
Anthony Bartholomew Kim Anderson Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren
Andy Price, Sean Price Vince Relli Jaci Elston, David Bortz David Larsen
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.
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
Christmas is in the rear-view mirror. (Actually, as I write this it is two days away. The printer needs the bulletin early). Here's hoping you had a Merry Christmas and had many joys with family and friends. Christmas is not always easy for some people because of losses and pain. Pray for those in sorrow. Remember also as a new year begins our brave veterans and wounded soldiers. One of the best charities out there is Wounded Warriors. So many young men and women have had their lives radically changed. A few dollars a month could make a big difference in helping them recover their lives and dignity.
I started the habit a few years ago to treat soldiers, fire fighters and police officers to lunch if I saw them in public. If you're ever in distress it is likely that they will be among the lifesavers that will come to your aid. You might also make a new friend, or at least let them know that their brave service is appreciated.
Another thought for a good resolution for the New Year is to improve your prayer life. It isn't the quantity that matters as much as the quality. A little silence at the beginning of each new day and at the end of the day is a good way to start. The rosary is a great prayer anytime.
Please pray for Mary Kelly Minner. Mary fell and possibly broke her arm this past Sunday.
That's all for now! May the Peace of Christ be always in your hearts!
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
From the Cat at 684!
Happy New Year!! It was good having you in my house for Christmas. Thanks for the treats. My tree is still up. Ask Father if you can see it if you have not already come into the house. If you can't find me, look at the register in the library. That's where I abide from November until March. Life is good.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
annual Saint Mary Gala is scheduled for
Mangers at the
Museum: Come see
the large display of nativity sets from around the world at the
5th SUNDAY-SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
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.
Come celebrate an “after the rush” holiday Mass to celebrate the Epiphany, the Feast of the Three Kings on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Father Michael Hinterschied, one of our young priests, and Parochial Vicar for St. Paul the Apostle in Westerville will celebrate this Mass.
JANUARY 1 – WORLD
Pope Francis has announced the theme for the annual World Day of Peace message set for January 1: "Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace." Pope Francis urges us to open our hearts in a new way to our brothers and sisters affected by poverty, hunger, conflicts, migrations, inequalities, pollution, underdevelopment, and injustice. When we break free from indifference and see ourselves as members of one human family, we can truly “encounter” one another and build peace. To read the Holy Father's World Day of Peace Message and other supplementary materials, please 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.
CLERGY WHO COOK…. returns to the