SATURDAY, December 5 FIRST SATURDAY
SUNDAY, December 6
Saint Francis Xavier
Coffee & doughnuts
Parishioners of Saint Mary
6:30 p.m. Choir practice Christmas rehearsal
6:30 p.m. Scouts Specht Center
WEDNESDAY, December 9
Celebrant Intention Latin Mass
6:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. Choir rehearsal
7:00 p.m. RCIA The Sacrament of Baptism
FRIDAY, December 11
SATURDAY, December 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe
SUNDAY, December 13
Coffee & doughnuts
Parishioners of Saint Mary
BAPTISMS FOR DECEMBER
December 12, Giannetti family, son, Joseph
December 13: Estock family, son, Joseph
Basset family, son, Michael
Heald family, son, Jackson
December 20: Garver family, son, Luke
Hueckel family, son, Max
December 27: Custer family, son, Jacob
Jorg family, daughter, Harper
RCIA Every Wednesday at upstairs in the Burkley Center. Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, are you curious about what Catholics believe and why? 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.
PRELUDE: Benoit: For Advent
COMMUNION MOTET:Held-Antoniak: Of the Fathers Love Begotten
The food pantry items for this month continue to be toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant) in which there is a great need. Please drop your donation into the container marked SSCM in the Vestibule. In November, we served 1, 431 individuals - 339 families. We are up close to 11% this year...already above last year's totals with December still to go. Thanks to all for your donations and generosity and your continued support in helping us to serve the families in the South side.
Tuesday, December 8th, The Immaculate Conception, Mass will be celebrated at and at Saint Mary. The all school Mass will be a Tridentine Mass. Mass will be celebrated at Saint Ladislas at
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
DeCarlo Walker, open Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell
DaVeaun Walker Joe Giannetti John LaMotte, open Amanda Walker
Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut
Cael Shaw, Anthony Nicola Marge Smigelski Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, open Ginny Holleran
Vince Relli, Mike Hicks Jennifer Larsen, open
open, Emily Relli Devin Russell Ann Stewart, open Suzi Foster
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 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Beverly Walker
Notes from the Pastor
Happy Advent to St. Mary,
The Christmas Season invades the season of Advent and the radios are playing Christmas music 24/7. Strangely the radio will stop playing Christmas music on Christmas day around dinner time -- then nothing again until the day after Halloween! Before the last Christmas ornament is put away, you will see the heart-shaped candy boxes being displayed. It's odd that the Church and the world are one season out of sync with each other. Happy Valentine Day everybody --I'm just rehearsing, of course.
This Tuesday is a Holy Day of Obligation -- The Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Every now and then I meet a Catholic that thinks this refers to Jesus. Actually, it refers to Mary being conceived without sin in preparation to be the Holy Mother of Jesus. Check the Mass schedule in the bulletin for all three churches.
There will be several services and opportunities for confessions at all three churches. Please check the bulletin and the announcements from the pulpit. Confession is good for the soul. After the Eucharist it is one of the greatest gifts of God.
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin Lutz
From the Cat at 684 S. Third Street:
I have a beautiful view from the south windows of the rectory-- a veritable forest of Christmas trees. Mine will be coming from that little forest and not a minute too soon. My claws are sharp and ready for action. This will be my 18th tree to climb. Buy your tree there and help support St. Mary School! For a $100 donation to the school, I will even come to your house and climb your tree and will break at least three ornaments. Anything for the children.
Less sunlight each day! Even though I sleep an average of 18 hours per day, I like to sleep in bright sunlight. The register grate does not compare at all with a sunbeam.
You may not know this, but Father Droll is quite the cook! The house was filled with wonderful smells of turkey and other delights on Thanksgiving. The pastor has no skills for cooking. His idea of cooking is scooping ice cream. I'm shivering to think of it.
Have a warm weekend!
From the hearth and heart of
News Worthy Notes
ADOPT A FAMIL 2015
We still have several gift tags remaining with one more week before our deadline. 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, 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.
Week 8 Im almost two months old now. Im not an embryo anymore. Now doctors call me a fetus. Fetus is a Latin word that means little one. I am little. I may be less than an inch and a half long! But my stomach is already making its own juices, and, using an ultrasonic stethoscope, you could listen to my heartbeat.
The 26th annual National Night of Prayer
The Catholic Mens Conference is looking for a few good men to sing in the Mens Conference Choir at the annual Catholic Mens Conference on February 27, 2016 at the Voinovich Building on the Ohio State Fair Grounds. We will hold one or two rehearsals prior to the event at a date, time, and location to be determined. Please consider attending the Mens Conference and singing with us at this exciting event! Contact Christopher Walsh at email@example.com or at 614-464-2392 to sign up or for more information.
CELEBRATE THE 2015 ADVENT SEASON AT THE JUBILEE MUSEUM!
Over 200 Nativity sets from around the world, including artist Lois Algueseva's amazing 3-D, life-size Nativity set made entirely of carved cardboard!
Bring your children and have their pictures taken with a historically accurate St. Nicholas on the following Sundays of Advent: Nov. 29th, Dec. 6th, 13th and 20th. $10 dollars per picture (photo will be placed inside an event photo holder).
Hear live choirs and musicians thru the season. Bring your children to our "Make Your Own Christmas Ornament", a children's workshop, Dec. 6th, 1:00-3:00
SPECIAL COLLECTION: Next weekend has been set aside as a special collection weekend for the retirement for Religious. Please use your pre-printed envelopes or mark you donation accordingly.