SATURDAY, December 19
Elaine & Carlton Ray and the living/deceased of the Anderson-Ray families
SUNDAY, December 20
Coffee & doughnuts
Parishioners of Saint Mary
Helen and Pat Russell
Choir practice Christmas rehearsal
WEDNESDAY, December 23
Celebrant Intention Latin Mass
NO Choir rehearsal
John and Hilda Kulzer
William and Martha Goodwin
FRIDAY, December 25 CHRISTMAS
SATURDAY, December 26 Saint Stephen
SUNDAY, December 27
for an increase in Good & Holy Vocations to Consecrated Life
NO Coffee & doughnuts
Parishioners of Saint Mary
BAPTISMS FOR DECEMBER
December 20: Garver family, son, Luke
Hueckel family, son, Max
December 27: Custer family, son, Jacob
Jorg family, daughter, Harper
will not meet over the Christmas and New Year holiday weeks. Regular
classes will resume on
PRELUDE: Mendelssohn: Veni Domine; Laura Antoniak, Isabelle Billet, Sandra Grosko, soloists
COMMUNION MOTET: Leavitt: The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came
SSCM FOOD PANTRY DECEMBER ITEM
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.
With Christmas only a few days away and the delivery of our Christmas poinsettias due to arrive on Monday we are looking for volunteers to decorate the Church on Tuesday, December 22nd following the Mass. If you can spare an hour or so please join us as we prepare the Sanctuary to welcome our Lord.
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
Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
Notes from the Pastor
In your charity please pray for the following who have died: Sister Justine (my grade school
principal). I am offering her Funeral Mass on December 19th at Stella
Niagara, the Motherhouse of her Franciscan Order, which is located in
We are in the final countdown to Christmas. Friday is the Blessed Day. Many people come back to Church to celebrate Christmas Mass. With this in mind, be kind to every stranger you meet. You may make a difference in the practice of their faith.
Please double check the bulletin for Mass times. All Masses have been assigned. Sometimes last minute changes are necessary--it's good to check on times.
A special thanks to the choirs, all liturgical ministers and to the children for their beautiful Christmas Programs which we have enjoyed over the past two weeks.
My prayers are with all of you for a very Blessed Christmas.
May the Deep Peace of the Son of Peace be with you!
Fr. Kevin Lutz
From the Cat at
My most loyal friend and letter writer is Mary Sailor. She tells me that she is going to have a guest for the holidays -- a cat named Punkey. How sweet she is to invite such a noble guest to her house.
It is time for my "annual trivia question about animals"--- The First prize will be an ornament I haven't broken. Second prize will be an ornament I have broken.
QUESTION: In the old "Our Gang" Comedies what was the name of the donkey? The clever among you will understand that this is more of a math question, than biology.
Answer Next week.
Raphael the Christmas Cat
News Worthy Notes
AN UNBORN CHILDS LIFE WEEK BY WEEK
Week 10 My body now has millions of cells and I grow over 100,000 new cells every minute! I can swallow and move my tongue! I can make a tight fist with my fingers!
ATTENTION ALL MALE SINGERS!
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
MAKE CHRIST PRESENT IN YOUR MARRIAGE
A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend will show you
how to renew your marriage as a sacrament, a sign of the Lord's presence in the
world. The next two weekends are in the new year on February 19-21 and April
22-24, both in central
TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
.Greater Columbus Right to Life invites you to join a pro-life
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
FOR THE 2016 CATHOLIC MAN OF THE YEAR. The Catholic Mens 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
NO COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS ON 12/27
Due to maintenance work scheduled for the school gymnasium during the Christmas break we will need to cancel the coffee and doughnut hour next Sunday, December 27th.
COFFEE AND DOUGHNUT HELP WANTED
We need some additional volunteers for serving coffee and donuts after the Mass. It only requires about two hours of your time (including set-up, serving and clean-up) one weekend about four times a year. Please email Marge Smigelski at email@example.com, call 614-871-8142 or see me at coffee and donuts.
DECEMBER WEDDING MUSIC WORK SHOP has been cancelled. The January workshop is scheduled for the third Monday of January at 7:00 p.m.
Lord, lead us ever closer to your mystery. Lead us on the path that you want us to take: the path of humility, the path of meekness, the path of poverty, the path of feeling ourselves sinners. This is how you come to save us, to free us.
Pope Francis from The Joy of Advent