SATURDAY, December 27
SUNDAY, December 28
Parishioners of Saint Mary
Coffee & doughnuts
Celebrant Intention Latin Mass
Choir practice choir
WEDNESDAY, December 31 Latin Mass
Living/deceased members of the Hoblit/Auer families
NO Choir practice choir
FRIDAY, January 2
SATURDAY, January 3 FIRST SATURDAY
The Poor Souls in Purgatory Latin Mass
Parishioners of Saint Mary
SUNDAY, January 4
Coffee & doughnuts
Father Ralph Huntzinger
Scouts - Specht
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 email@example.com . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prelude: DAQUIN: Noel in G
Choir Motet: Rossini: O Gente felix ospita (Hymn to the Holy Family)
SESQUICENTENNIAL OPENING MASS
Please circle the date
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
The week of New Year we will close on New Years Eve, New Years Day and Friday.
Regular hours will resume on
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.
· The Mass on New Years Eve, 12/31, will be cancelled. Mass will be celebrated later that evening at following the Night of Catholic Videos
· We will not have Mass at on Friday, Jan. 2nd
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 open, open Sandy Brown
Nate Gain, Stuart Landry Mark/Jillian Lehosit Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Mary Gerlach
John Kirkwood Brian Collins Don Metnes, Kathleen Haytas, open Pat Smith
open, open Kim Anderson Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren
Sean Price Vince Relli Jaci Elston, David Bortz David Larsen
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
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
From the Pastors Desk .
In your charity please pray for the soul of Ruth Naegle, who had just celebrated her 100th birthday, and who died early last Sunday. She was the sister of the late and beloved Father Harwick. The funeral has been scheduled for Monday, December 29, at May she rest in peace!
The Night of Catholic Videos is just around the corner. On New Year's Eve at all are invited to "Ring in the New Year" sharing some great and appropriate movies to be shown in the school auditorium. Bring your leftover cookies and pizza will be available! This will be followed by an Mass for the Holy Day of Obligation -- Mary, the Mother of God. What better way to celebrate and ask for continued blessings for our families and country! The actual moment of the consecration should be as close to as we ask God to bless the New Year and our Jubilee Year as well. Bring guests and friends. You might pack a couple of blankets and pillows to stretch out on the floor of the gym.
Happy New Year! Every blessing to you as we step into 2015. Happy Sesquicentennial!
The Lord be with you!
Father Kevin Lutz
From the cat at 684 South Third . . .
This is my last column for the year 2014. I must make this one of my best (but aren't they all excellent?) so that I land well on my feet, so they say, at the end of the year. Thank you for coming to my Open House and eating those donuts and cookies. I did see one man looking wistfully at my tuna dish, but he did control himself and left it alone. I know I did not stay until the party was over. There were too many feet in the room and my tail is too long. Imagine what a scream fest it would have been if you all had tails like mine. I will try because noblesse oblige I must greet the public. Because of that thumb issue, I can't open the door to let you in, but if Father will open it, I will greet you and welcome you again to see my trees.
I hear there's an odd custom among you folks of making resolutions for the New Year. I have taken the liberty of making mine and a couple for you as well:
More naps - they are refreshing
More patience - It has not risen to the level of a fault in me, but I sometimes think ill of others. Not good.
More time in chapel - even a nap in God's presence can be very wonderful
I would resolve to go to confession more often, if I had a sin to confess, but it's not in my nature.
More naps - all 200 of you look a bit fatigued
More patience - No further comment
More time in church - make this the year to fall in love with God!
Get to confession! Sin makes you look sad,
causes wrinkles and makes you neglectful of your pets. Get in a better
frame of mind. I have sat in the chapel confessional many times with
Father (and I have never revealed what I have heard). I have noticed
this: people look sad before they confess and they look very happy afterwards.
I don't quite understand fully this Free Will thing, but use it to get yourself
into the confessional and empty the
So it seems. Happy New Year!
Raphael the Cat, Theologian at large at your service!
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
Our January product for the food pantry is toothpaste and tooth brushes. Please drop them off throughout the month of January in the designated basket in the Vestibule.
..Fr. Kevin Lutz will compete in Clergy
Who Cook with other diocesan clergy on January 30th at the
Event date and time:
Venue: The Boat House
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.
Plan on joining your Saint Mary family for the first Night of Catholic Videos at in the school gymnasium (see Fathers column). Bring the New Year in at Holy Mass at
God of love, as I come to the end of this Advent season, my heart is ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I join with Mary in saying, Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word. Nothing is impossible with you, O God.
-from Rediscover Advent