SATURDAY, December 20
SUNDAY, December 21
Helen and Pat Russell
Coffee & doughnuts
Parishioners of Saint Mary
Father Richard Pendolphi Latin Mass
Choir practice choir
WEDNESDAY, December 24 CHRISTMAS EVE
Martha and William Goodwin
Jack, Joyce, and Joyce Ann Wassmuth
Father Ralph Huntzinger
NO Choir practice choir
FRIDAY, December 26 Saint Stephen
SATURDAY, December 27
SUNDAY, December 28
Parishioners of Saint Mary
Coffee & doughnuts
RCIA 2014-15 .will suspend meetings for the next two weeks. Regular sessions will resume on January 7th. 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
PRELUDE Caccini: Ave Maria
CHOIR MOTET Rheinberger: Ave Maria
SESQUICENTENNIAL OPENING MASS
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PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Christmas week-the office will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Friday.
The week of New Year we will close on New Years Eve, New Years Day and Friday.
Regular hours will resume on
The Parish staff wishes each of you the Peace of Christmas during this Holy season and throughout the new year.
END OF YEAR REPORTING
We will be mailing year end statements beginning in mid-January. If you have moved please alert the Parish office and we will update your record accordingly.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED-CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
A team of people will gather to decorate the Church on Tuesday, 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.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Juan Durano, Sydney Armstrong Lori Mitchell Carol Rees, Don Alexander
Evan Armstrong 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, Cecilia Reis Jacquelyn Carone
11:30 A.M. Katie Price, Paul Martello Tina Nierman Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson
Ben Weilbacher Olivia DePassio Jon Erickson, open Jacquelyn Carone
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)
Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
From the Pastors Desk .
In your charity, please pray for the following who have died. Dick Belt, an old neighborhood friend from my youth. His sister Joyce McCabe is a member here at St. Mary's. Chuck Kletrovets, a World War II Veteran and a member of the old St. Peter's.
Last week I went to
Still doing some Christmas shopping? Give Christ the gift He wants, not the one you want to get rid of.
Christmas is a very happy and joyful time, but for many people there is also sadness for many personal reasons. Studies show that many people suffer from depression in a more pronounced way this time of year. Be generous with your kind words, be generous with your smile, be generous reaching out to someone who may be otherwise forgotten or overlooked.
The Lord be with you!
Laudetur Jesus Christus!
Father Kevin F. Lutz
From the cat at 684 South Third
Come see my house. It will be open after each Mass this weekend so that you can see my trees. There will be treats. You are welcome to the cookies, the chocolates and the donuts. (Your taste is bizarre!) Please keep your paws off the Kibbles, the Meow Mix and the Tuna Surprise.
Recently, Pope Francis said something about animals and Heaven. We animals have never offended God--it's you folks (sorry, I must be stern) who are made in His Image, who don't always represent Him very well.
I'm told two things about Heaven -- 1) We animals don't get the Beatific Vision. (I'll be happy for a warm spot in the sun) and 2) Dogs will be better behaved there than they are here. I hope they have a greater sense of the dignity of cats.
I was reading one of Father Lutz's books, "The Bishop Died Praying" (mine gets published before his!) In it he mentions a six year old boy (who became Bishop Hettinger) whose dog died. He asked Sister Mary if his dog would be in Heaven. Sister asked him if he needed that dog to be perfectly happy. He answered yes. Sister said, "Then your dog will be in Heaven." I like that nun. By the way she was a Dominican. I hear they were experts at Dogma and the catechism
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
We are looking for choir members and instrumentalist for our Christmas Eve Masses, in particular the 4:00 p.m. Childrens Mass: we will practice after the Mass on Sunday, December 21st. Children in the 2nd grade or older, are encouraged to join the choir for this Mass. Please contact Amanda Walker for information for the Childrens Mass at 614-325-1758 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Mrs. Teresa Minds at the school.
This annual collection allows the diocese to meet a variety
of basic needs directly and through diocesan agencies and
organizations including J.O.I.N. (Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs), St. Stephens Community House, Catholic Social Services, St. Francis Center, St. Lawrence Haven, St. Vincent Family Center, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. You can help share in this important work by generously supporting the Catholic Charities collection this year.
CLERGY WHO COOK ..Fr. Kevin Lutz will compete in Clergy Who Cook with other diocesan clergy on January 30th at the Josephinum Jessing Center. St. Mary parishioners can make him the Peoples Choice Chef with their donations at his culinary station. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening of great food and fellowship while helping the Friends of the Josephinum support our seminarians. Reservations are required at $40.00 per person and will close when capacity is reached. To reserve: www.pcj.edu or call 985-2234. Dont delay this fun event has sold out quickly every year!
Annual Christmas Concert . to Benefit the South Side Food Pantry is scheduled for Sunday, December 21st at 4:00 p.m. at Saint Paul United Church of Christ, 225 East Gates Street. With
the Germania Singing Society -- the Mendelssohn Liedertafel -- and the Alphorn Gruezie For the first time the Mendelssohn Liedertafel will join the Germania Singers. The two Choruses will sing old and new Christmas favorites and the Swiss Alphorns will add their deep, mellow tones to the festivities. Come enjoy something different and help feed Families in need. There will be a free-will offering.
Event date and time: January 31, 2015 -- Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Venue: The Boat House
at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring Street Tickets: $100 per person; $900 for a
table of 10. Reservation includes: parking, cocktails and non-alcoholic
beverages, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert and coffee. Out of town guests please
contact Vanessa Fischer (email@example.com)
regarding discounted hotel rates and shuttle service to and from The Boat
House. We welcome back noted Ohio Sports personality, Doug Lessells
as the 2015 Gala Master of Ceremonies. Reserve your tickets and/or your table
The Gala committee is in need of gently used baskets for use in displaying items. If you have baskets you no longer need we can put them to good use.