HOME VISITATION: If you know of someone that needs to be added to the list for home visitation please contact the parish office.
Regular meetings will resume this week. The topic for this week is “The Sacrament of Baptism”. Deacon Larry Koebel will lead this discussion. All are welcome. For more information please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or email@example.com
CHOIR PRACTICE…..The 11:30 Choir will resume their regular weekly practice schedule beginning this week.
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 of setting up your offertory donation electronically 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
open, open Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell
Joe Giannetti John LaMotte, open Amanda
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.
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
Happy New Year! Of course, I wrote that last year, December 31 to be precise. I pray that this be a year of blessing and grace and healing. I don't know a single person on earth who doesn't need all three! There's an old saying that it is by our quarreling that we spoil our prayers. Be mindful of the presence of God who sees all and who knows all and seek to be pleasing in His sight. One of the penances that I often give is to say that simple prayer, "Dear Jesus, make me pleasing in your sight." When you're lost for words that sums it up pretty well, don't you think?
Thank you for the blessing you gave me for my first Christmas at St. Mary. All was calm. All was bright. (Where did I hear something like that before?) There were many pleasant drop-ins, gifts, cards and greetings. I will try to get out my Thank You’s soon, but as happens, cards and gifts sometimes get separated, and in a few instances, reattached. I once thanked someone for gift that another gave me. Rare, but it does happen.
Thank you to the many good souls who came and decorated the church. What a display! As you know the Nativity set and I were both made in 1950. It seems to be holding up very well. I am creaking along as best I can and your kindness has done a lot to quicken my steps.
Thank you to the Choirs and the beautiful music. Well done. Your presence at so many services was generous in the extreme. The music was good to the last note at the last service. God bless your families who endured your generous schedule.
Thanks also to the servers, ushers, staffs’ in the office and school for making spirits bright! God reward you all.
Here beginneth a new year. I make a few final suggestions:
ü Add a charity to your monthly giving. Wounded Warriors seems to be a great one.
ü Make peace. Be the one who reaches out first and ends an old strife.
ü Volunteer: Consider the
Southside pantry, St. Vincent de Paul, the school, the
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
From the Cat at 684 . . .
I am taking my time from licking my chops to thank you for the many kitty treats and toys that came my way. My first Christmas here was the best ever. It feels like home now. I applied for my German Village Passport. They assured me that it was not needed. This is indeed a fine community. The royalty of 43206 seems to be cats and dogs. Finally, I am shown the proper respect.
To the kind bipeds (those with two feet) who brought me treats, I thank you. The God who made you also made me and He wants us all to be grateful. How I wish that I could bring a treat to each doorstep, but alas, you'll have be content with my kindly visage looking at you benignly. That's not a bad treat in itself now, is it? Happy New Year!
Raphael the Cat
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
annual Saint Mary Gala is scheduled for
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.
WHO COOK…. returns
will compete in Clergy Who Cook with other diocesan clergy on January 31 at the
Theology on Tap is an invitation for young adults to learn more about their faith and to share in their Catholic community.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.390.8653
A SIGN OF GOD'S PRESENCE: OUR MARRIAGES
The Incarnation reminds us of how Christ becomes
present in the world through the sacraments, including marriage. At a Worldwide
Marriage Encounter weekend, you'll learn how to make your home a
stronger sign of the Lord's presence. The next Worldwide Marriage
Encounter weekends are in the new year on February 14-16 and April 4-6, both in