SATURDAY, November 28

          3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Michael Donhauser 


 SUNDAY, November 29

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Patrick Thomas    

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary    


MONDAY, November 30 – Saint Andrew

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


TUESDAY, December 1

        8:15 a.m.          Moises Leon     – Latin Mass

        5:30 p.m.     for the endeavors and Holiness of Father Lutz and Father Droll


WEDNESDAY, December 2

        5:30 p.m.             Father Harold Schneider     Latin Mass

        6:30 p.m.             Scouts – Specht Center

         6:30 p.m.              9:00 a.m. Choir rehearsal

        7:00 p.m.             RCIA – Sacraments, an overview  


THURSDAY, December 3 – Saint Francis Xavier

        5:30 a.m.        Betty Contosta     

        7:00 p.m.             Maennerchor dress rehearsal


FRIDAY, December 4

         8:15 a.m.       Living & deceased of the Fred Michael family



         9:00 a.m.       Elsie Hagan   

          3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Elizabeth Wolf  


 SUNDAY, December 6

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Saint Francis Xavier

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary    

        1:30 p.m.           Scouts Leaders – Specht Center




Due to printing deadlines for the bulletin, offertory

amounts are not available this weekend.


Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Please remember in your prayers:

Hospital, Nursing/Assisted Living facility:    

Dick Zollner, Toni Neal, Willbert Neal, Ruth Neal, Patricia Sauer


At home: Charles Walker, Dora Malyk, Sharon Kirby, Francis Bobo, Joanne Elgin, Philip Conci, Mary Sailor, Heidi Wooley, Pat Dineen, Donna Whitaker, Rosemary Finn, Linda Lowry, Michael Richard

Marina Wilson, Ed Season, Jon Erickson

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



November 29, Strausbaugh family, son, Joseph

November 29, Westfall family, daughter, Cecilia

November 29, Craig family, son, Wyatt


RCIA…Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, are you curious about what Catholics believe and why? Are you considering joining the church? Are you a Catholic who has been away from the Church for a while? Were you baptized Catholic but never participated in the Sacrament of Confirmation? RCIA is here for you.  Please call the parish office at 614.445.9668 or Mike (614-323-6715), Maureen (614-323-7293) Keebaugh for more information.


9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE: – Martin: Prelude on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

OFFERTORY MOTET: – Rossini: Ad te Domine



v  Friday, Dec. 4th: Chili and Carols 5:00-7:00 – School gym

v  Sunday, Dec. 6th: Maennerchor Concert 4:00, organ music 5:00; hand bell choir 6:00. German Village Lights 5:00 – 9:00



The food pantry items for this month are:  toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant). Please drop your donation into the container marked SSCM in the Vestibule


ST. MARY’S YOUNG–AT-HEART…will have their annual Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.  We will have the luncheon at Planks on Parsons Avenue.  Please plan to join us; we look forward to seeing all of you.




Kirk Michael Tank and Brittany Nicole Jewett

December 19, 2015





LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 5-6, 2015 (1st 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.         Dominic, Gabriel                                  Mike McConahay                               Rose Albert, Miles Drake

                             and Aaron Lopresti                                     Ann Graf                                                      open, open                                     Sandy Brown            

9:00 A.M.                          Stuart Landry, open                                   Mark/Jillian Lehosit                 Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Mary Gerlach

                                 John Kirkwood                                          Brian Collins                                 Don Metnes, Kathleen Haytas, open               Pat Smith

11:30 A.M.              open, open                                       Kim Anderson                            Sandy Brown, Linann Duren

                                      Sean Price                                            Vince Relli                                             Jaci Elston, David Bortz                          David Larsen

ό                    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 6 – Cecilia and Mike Chambers                  Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Beverly Walker


Notes from the Pastor


Two cool little things:  

1) How to know the First Sunday of Advent, here's an old Catholic way:

   St. Andrew the King

   Three days and three weeks before Christmas comes in.

   Three days after or three days before,

   Advent Sunday knocks at the door!


The other item is a prayer called the Christmas Novena.  It is customary to recite it 15 times a day from November 30 (St. Andrew Day) until Christmas.  Here it is:


Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold.  In that hour vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother.  Amen


You are cordially invited to attend this year's Christmas Celebration at the Museum.  Over 150 nativity sets are on display.  Many of them have an international flavor coming from Africa, South America, Europe and the Far East.  Some are delicate wood carvings; some are simple, but charming depictions of the Christmas scene, including the perennial favorite--the walnut--which has the Christ child and the Three Kings in it.  In addition this year, the University of Dayton has loaned us two nativity sets--one from France and the other, a most original creation in cardboard that is near life-size.  When I first heard it was made of cardboard, I was sure this was going to be something less than worthy.  Wait till you see what this very creative artist did!


The museum is open seven days a week, Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Other times can be arranged by appointment.  Call 614.600.0054.


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin Lutz



From the Cat at 684 S. Third Street . . . 


Hints of Christmas are all around.  I see the decorations and I hear the talk of the Christians.  I also don't normally encourage people to visit the Jubilee Museum, but this year I am very excited--at least three of the mangers have cats in them!  The most famous of these is the cardboard one.  I saw a picture of it and it is about six feet tall and there at the feet of the Christ Child is a glorious cat adding a sense of completeness to this holy scene.  


Here is my Christmas Wish List:  Since I already have everything I need, I would like you to bring some gifts for the poor.  Among needed items are gloves, new socks, new underwear, and canned goods are always a big help.    Also, in the back of the church you will find a giving tree.  Please snag a tag from it and buy the listed item and wrap it.  Be sure to leave a tag on the outside as to what is inside.  We certainly don't want to give a little girl a pair of big bib overalls.  And even worse, you don't want to give a baby doll to grandpa.  


While giving gifts, throw a few pieces of bread out for the birds.  They have so few friends and I have so many.  


Raphael, Glorified in the Nativity at the Crib



News Worthy Notes


PROBABLE PITCHERS – Dec. 5-6, 2015

First Saturday – Latin Mass @ St. Mary – Father Droll

             Sat: 4:00 @ Saint Mary – Father Droll

 4:00 & 5:30 @ St. Lad's & Corpus Christi – Father Lutz


           Sun:  9:00 and 11:30 @ St. Mary – Father Droll

9:00 & 11:00 @ Corpus Christi and St. Ladislas–Fr. Lutz




Week 7 - I look like a miniature doll, with my complete fingers, toes and ears. If you could touch my lips, I would quickly bend away. My first teeth buds are starting to form.



The Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club is accepting nominations for the Diocese of Columbus 2016 Catholic Man of the Year. This annual award recognizes one lay man who, through his daily actions, words, and prayers, exemplifies the “good and faithful servant.”  Bishop Frederick Campbell will present the award on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Catholic Men’s Luncheon. Nominations will be accepted through December 28th. For details and nomination instructions, go to Completed nominations and supporting letters should be emailed to Submit a nomination and let everyone know that your husband, father, son, uncle, brother or friend is the Catholic Man of the Year!


ADOPT A FAMILY… will once again be providing toys and food for a number of families in our parish and school this Christmas. This year we will be also including some of our parish homebound elderly.  Please prayerfully consider participating this year and sharing the joy of Christmas with others. To participate, pick an “ornament” from the Christmas tree at the back of the church, beginning  Saturday, Nov. 21 after 4:00 p.m. Mass.  Purchase the requested gift or gift card (Suggested gift amount is $30 or less) and attach the “ornament” with the gift information to the gift. Please do not wrap the gift (gift bags are ok). Return to the Giving Tree no later than Sun., Dec. 13th.  A special thanks to Sue Rock who has been making and donating the beautiful ornaments.


The 26th annual National Night of Prayer for Life will be on December 8, 2015.  This night of prayer links the feast days of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the unborn.  Catholics across the country will pray in unity in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Rosary, prayer to St. Michael, silent prayers and hymns.  Prayer is encouraged from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; national hour of unity is 12 to 1 a.m.



Tis the season for the annual jewelry sale sponsored by the Friends of the Josephinum! Elegant fine and costume jewelry priced below wholesale offer holiday savings for you and a gift for our future priests – all proceeds benefit Josephinum seminarians. Join us Friday, December 4 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Jessing Center at the Josephinum, 7625 North High Street.


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