THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, December 6 – FIRST SATURDAY

         9:00 a.m.       Father Richard Pendolphi  

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Deacon Frank Ball      

  

 SUNDAY, December 7

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Saint Francis Xavier Society

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary 

       

MONDAY, December 8– The Immaculate Conception

           8:00 a.m.     For Civil Servants

           5:30 p.m.     For the Holy Father – Pope Francis

           7:00 p.m.     Celebrant Intention – Latin Mass

            7:00 p.m.         The Castus Society – Atrium

            7:00 p.m.            Knights of Columbus meeting

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, December 9

       8:00 a.m.         Robert Stevens    Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Wes Kingery   

      6:30 p.m.                Choir practice – 9:00 choir

                             

WEDNESDAY, December 10

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

       6:30 p.m.                Choir practice – 9:00 choir  

       7:00 p.m.                RCIA

                               

THURSDAY, December 11

      5:30 p.m.         Julie Wagner-Rucker    

      6:30 p.m.               Choir practice – 11:30 choir

                                     

FRIDAY, December 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe

       8:00 a.m.         Mary Michael & Helen Lambert   

      

SATURDAY, December 13

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Father Ralph Huntzinger    

 

 SUNDAY, December 14

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Deacon Frank Ball   

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary 

 

SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – NOVEMBER 29-30, 2014

Envelopes: $3751.00

Non- envelope donation: $1542.00

ECO donations: $2540.00 (weekly, 1st)

Total offering: $7833.00

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:   Wilma Rose,

Bea Sauer, Dick Zollner, Ruth Naegele, Toni Neal, Willbert Neal,

Ruth Neal,   

At Home: Charles Walker, Dora Malyk, Rita Malyk McCreary,

Sharon Kirby, Francis Bobo, Joanne Elgin, Philip Conci, Mary Sailor, Heidi Wooley, Pat Dineen, Donna Whitaker, Rosemary Finn, Rosanne Hanson, Frank Wickham, Linda Lowry, Janet Hammond

 

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call the parish office.

 

RCIA – 2014-15….The RCIA topic this week will be “An Overview of the Sacraments”.  All are welcome. For details please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or mjk18@att.net . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or mkeebaugh@att.net

 

BAPTISMS FOR DECEMBER

The Kraner family, daughter, Luciana, December 6

The Wrabella family, daughter, Josephine, December 7

The Lament family, son, Jensen, December 14

 

9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC: SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Prelude: Cassler – Prelude on “Hark! A Herald’s Voice Is Calling!”

Choir Motet: Held / Antoniak – Of the Father’s Love Begotten

 

ADOPT A FAMILY

This campaign is in full swing and most of the ornaments have been pulled from the tree. If you have not had the opportunity to take an ornament there is still time. This year we will be also including some of our parish’s homebound elderly. Please prayerfully consider participating this year and sharing the joy of Christmas with others. Purchase the requested gift or gift card and attach the “ornament” to the gift. Please do not wrap the gift (gift bags are ok) and return to the Giving Tree by Sunday, Dec. 14th.

 

BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Thank you to all those that contributed to the baby bottle campaign this year, it was a huge success! Our total raised was $1,290.00. That money allows us to purchase pregnancy tests and provide ultrasound, both at no cost to the client.

 

CHRISTMAS TREES ON SALE-SCHOOL FRONT LAWN


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 13-14, 2014 (2nd 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.        DeCarlo Walker, open                          Sherrie Hayes                                 Lori and Dave Mitchell

                              DaVeaun Walker                                       Joe Giannetti                                          John LaMotte, open                   Amanda Walker

9:00 A.M.       Anthony Metnes                                          Don Metnes                  Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut

                              Cael Shaw, open                                   Marge Smigelski                   Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, open              Ginny Holleran

11:30 A.M.         Vince Relli,                                           Mike Hicks                                        Jennifer Larsen, open

                          open, Emily Relli                                           Devin Russell                                       Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle                 Suzi Foster

Ψ                    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)                  

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: December 14 – Dave and Marge Smigelski                                        Pray for our men and women in uniform


 

Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman




From the Pastor’s Desk….…

 

 

     Advent and the cold are both here and we are at the very threshold of our Jubilee Year - 150 years.  You'll hear me saying this many times, for your sake and my own, we must cleanse our hearts of any attitude or spirit that is displeasing to God.  God will have no part in our anger, lack of charity or ill will.  Normally, when we have people over to our house--even those we do not care for so much, we tend to straighten things up.  Each day we invite Our Divine Lord to be our guest and see how much trash we leave around.  No greater guest abides with us, no guest will ever bless us as much, therefore we must be a worthy dwelling place for the Most High God. 

 

     As was mentioned in a previous column, giving to St. Vincent de Paul and other charitable organizations of the parish is a very good thing!  Here is a letter that I received yesterday:

 

"Dear Father Kevin Lutz,

 My name is Amanda Nagy.  I am writing to thank you very much for your contribution to cremating my sister Rachael.  It was a very difficult time for me and sudden.  I was not financially prepared.  You and your church are a beautiful blessing in my life.  I thank God for beautiful people like you.  I want you to know that I have and  will continue to pay it forward.  Thank you again.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!                     Sincerely, Amanda"

   

SEE HOW GOOD YOU ARE!

 

Tomorrow is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation.  Our Masses will be as follows:  

8:00 a.m. - English Children's Mass

5:30 p.m. - English Mass

7:00 p.m. - Latin Tridentine Mass  

 

The Lord be with you!

 

Father Kevin F. Lutz

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From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .

 

The pastor, in his exuberance to make you aware of the Season of Advent, has neglected to warn you of the dangers of the Advent Wreath and its pretty lit candles.  Warning!  They do not like to be petted.  I know this from experience.  I also know from experience that the pastor is correct in exhorting you not to harbor anger, lack of charity or ill will.  I must confess that in my youth and kitten foolish ways, I occasionally struck out with an angry claw.  Banishment to the basement soon followed until I amended my feline foolishness.  Banishment is not an enjoyable thing.  Learn from my mistake!

 

Monday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  (I know you already read this in the pastor's column, but I'm sure you read through it quickly so as to get to the fine literature provided by my prolific paw!)  Mary is your Mother - she is also the mother of cats too.  Did you know 2000 years ago, in the stable at Bethlehem, she was grateful to some of my ancestors for our kindness to the Infant Jesus.  We snuggled close and kept him warm.  She marked us with an M above our eyes.  (check your kitty out). It is the mark of Mary, our mother.  Some of us wear it proudly in a pronounced manner, others like myself, wear it hidden beneath our fur.  I hope your hearts are specially marked by Mary and Jesus as you live this Advent in charity and good will to all (even cats- especially the purrfect pet of the pastor.)

 

Raphael, the purrfect!!

 

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

SSCM Food Pantry

Collection next weekend: Please donate canned fruit for the month of December.  

November 2014 Statistics: Families served - 285; Individuals served - 1,176

Please refer to the bulletin insert for additional information.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH

The BCF Service Organization is headed by Augie and Charlie Collins, St. Mary parishioners, students at Bishop Hartley High School, and employees at BCF Design and Development. This service organization was created to help anyone in need of assistance with maintenance work, especially tasks such as leaf and snow removal during this time of year. Please contact us at (614)-378-4973 or service@bcfdevelopment.com if you think that our service organization could benefit you in any way.

 

To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us. –Pope Francis

 

COLUMBUS THEOLOGY ON TAP: Thursday, December 11th at El Vaquero, 3230 Olentangy River Rd.

Are faith and science enemies?  When we become a Catholic are we supposed to “check our brain at the door?”  Can a person who has strong faith be a scientist, or scientific?  Fr. Thomas Blau, OP [a Dominican priest with degree in Microbiology] will look at some of the latest findings from science and see if they negate a belief in the Divine Creator to whom Christians attribute the origins of the Universe.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Ψ  January 11, 2015 @ 11:30 a.m.  – opening Mass for our Sesquicentennial celebration

Ψ  January 31, 2015, the 10th annual Gala at Confluence Park.

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION WEEKEND…is scheduled for next weekend for the Retirement fund for Religious. Please use your pre-printed envelopes or mark your envelope accordingly.

 

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CHRISTMAS FLOWER REMEMBRANCE FORM

 

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:

Please print

 

                                                                                                                 

 

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Donor name:                                                                                                           

Amount enclosed: $                               

 

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 15th

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