SATURDAY, November 8
SUNDAY, November 9
Parishioners of Saint Mary
Coffee & doughnuts
Father Richard Pendolphi
Robert Stevens Latin Mass
WEDNESDAY, November 12 Saint Josaphat
Bill Eisele Latin Mass
Choir practice choir
George Ligas, Sr.
Choir practice choir
FRIDAY, November 14
Father Ralph Huntzinger
SATURDAY, November 15
Parishioners of Saint Mary
SUNDAY, November 16
Deceased of the Hilsheimer/Grosh families
Coffee & doughnuts
RCIA 2014-15 .The RCIA topic this week will be The Communion of Saints. If you know anyone that is interested in learning about the Catholic faith; has been away from the church; has not been confirmed; or if you would like to be a sponsor for someone this year, then the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you. All are welcome. For details 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
BAPTISMS FOR NOVEMBER
The Goody family, son, Lucas, November 9th
The Westfall family, daughter, Olivia, November 23rd
9:00 a.m. MUSIC
ORGAN PRELUDE: Raymond Haan: Organ Hymn
Choir motet: Gilbert Martin: An Anthem for Communion
ST. MARY SESQUICENTENNIAL TEE SHIRTS
Tee Shirts with the Sesquicentennial logo on them will be available for purchase before and after each of the Masses this weekend in the main vestibule. Tee shirts are available in adult sizes small through XXL in your choice of grey or white for $15. All proceeds benefit the sesquicentennial celebration efforts.
Please check your bulletin for information regarding delivery of our Parish directories.
JORDAN CONFERENCE ..the quarterly Jordon Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium for parents who wish to have a child baptized. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for November 15-16, 2014 (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 Joel Wichtman open, open Mary Wickham
9:00 A.M. Lulu Collins Rick Driscoll Bertha Hilsheimer, Carolyn Redwood, Nancy Bjorkman
Andrew Grosko, open Jon Erikson Frances Melton, Mary Wickham, Sheila Naegele Frances Melton
11:30 A.M. Anna Lynch Chris Bartony Carolyn Zeisler, Joe Maly
open, open James Wiley Kim Anderson, Karla Walton 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 Missal for a copy of this prayer)
Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
From the Pastors Desk .
In your charity please pray for the souls of Father Bill Metzger who passed away earlier this week andReilly Gall, a student at Colerain Elementary. May they rest in peace. Please remember Reillys parents and his grandparents. His grandparents have lost two grandchildren recently. This is the heaviest of all crosses. Please remember them in your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you to those who already sent in an early Christmas gift to eliminate the parish debt before we walk into the new year. The year 2015 will offer us many reasons to rejoice about the countless accomplishments of the past, goals for the future and the reunion of many old friends. Every month will have a special event or theme to highlight the blessings of Almighty God.
This week on Tuesday I will celebrate 36 years of being a priest. I will offer Mass at 8:00 AM (Latin). You are welcome to attend. It's an off year as anniversaries go, but every day is a blessing. Time seems to be in free fall and accelerating more and more. The only time it seems to be slow and ponderous is at the hideous sound of the alarm in the morning. Oh, to have been given the grace to be a morning person. Bishop Sheen said, "Some people wake up and say, Good morning, Lord. Others wake up and say, Good Lord, morning." I want to transfer my membership into the former group.
The Lord be with you!
Father Kevin Lutz
From the cat at 684 South Third . . .
Another winter is at hand. Don't forget your coat and gloves. I never forget mine. I wear a year-rounder. Be mindful of the poor who don't have permanent coats or much of anything that is permanent. If you have an extra gently used coat or gloves, leave them in the back of church or on my back porch in a plastic bag marked: for the poor. I will see that they get distributed. I am a cat of the streets and I know where the poor are. This may seem harsh from a cat, but don't bring new coats. Some of my street people friends have addiction problems and they will return the coats to the store and get money for bad purposes. Please don't tempt them. Same thing for my friends who hold signs by the freeway. If you want to help them, help the many groups that help them. If you give money to someone by the freeway, he is not going to pay rent. As a cat who was born in a homeless camp, I know that my buddies there are weak and they will spend your money on alcohol, drugs and ignominious purposes which cannot be written is a bulletin read by children.
If you need me , I'll be on the vent in the library of the rectory. (As I age, my coat as lost a few fibers.)
Raphael the Cat and True Friend of the Homeless
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
v Harvest of Praise Thanksgiving Concert: Sunday, November 9th at Corpus Christi at 4:00 p.m.
v The annual Maennerchor Christmas concert is set for December 7th at 4:00 p.m.
v German Village Lights is also scheduled for December 7th with a new start time of 5:00 p.m.
REACHING OUT TO OUR SINGLE PARENTS
We are interested in reaching out to single-parent families to explore possible interest for a support group developed within our parish family and community. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for single parents to connect, discuss their wishes for Catholic-based healing toward fostering increased family well-being, and options for utilizing potentially untapped resources. If you are interested in joining an initial open-dialog meeting, please contact Ann in the parish office or Maria Nunez, at email@example.com.
ADOPT A FAMILY will once again be providing toys and food for a number of families in our parish and school this Christmas. To participate, pick an ornament from the Christmas tree at the back of the church, beginning Saturday, Nov. 22 after 4:00 p.m. Mass. Last years generous support allowed us to provide gifts and food to 13 families. Please prayerfully consider participating this year and sharing the joy of Christmas with others.
IF YOU CAN READ, YOU CAN TEACH! Tutors needed for adults seeking literacy and/or GED and immigrants seeking ESL instruction. The Dominican Learning Center (DLC) will hold its next tutor training session on Sat. Nov 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1111 E. Stewart Ave. Those interested can call (614) 444-7330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Volunteers need to be over age 18 and hold a high school diploma. Books are provided free to tutors. Find out more at
www.domlearningcenter.org or Facebook.com/DominicanLearningCenter
FEED THE PEOPLE CONCERT
Guaranteed fun for all ages! Join us Nov. 15th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for the annual Feed the People Concert to support the SSCM Food Pantry. (St. Marys has been an active member, supporting the food pantry with volunteers for over 30 years!) This years concert will feature the renowned A Capella ensemble Throat Culture (www.throatzilla.com). Cost of admission is only a free-will donation, and yes, we pass an actual hat J. The concert will be held at St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 225 E. Gates St. w/additional parking at St. Leos). Come see the pantry, have some fun and lots of laughs all the while supporting a great cause. Did you know $1 will buy $11 of food to help us feed those in need?
4-CLUB LADIES AUXILLARY .will be serving up their annual Thanksgiving feast next Sunday, November 16th from noon until 3:00 p.m. Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, rolls and butter with pumpkin pie for dessert.
TRIP TO FRANKENMUTH
Enjoy a trip to Frankenmuth, MI on December 3-4, 2014. We have chartered a bus from Lakefront Lines and we will be staying at the Drury Inn in the center of town. Frankenmuth is home to Bronners Christmas Wonderland along with many quaint little shops as well as an outlet mall. Cost of the trip is $100.00 per person for transportation and hotel accommodations (based on 2 people per room). A hot breakfast and evening snacks are included in the cost as well. This is a nice time to join together with friends and get a little Christmas shopping done too. If interested please contact the parish office or email Ann @ email@example.com.
The Sesquicentennial committee would like to thank Dick Hilsheimer, Amanda Walker, and Jeanne Dixon for their recent contributions of historical materials for the Saint Mary archives.
Lord, give us the patience to await healing in your time, not to give up hope, and to be thankful each new day for the gift of life that you have given us. Amen.-from What Do I Say