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									MOST PURE HEART OF MARY PARISH, A MEMBER OF THE ST. JUAN DIEGO DEANERY                                    December 13, 2009


Dear Parishioners,
         As I sit here writing this column today I would like
to take this opportunity to say thanks to my mother and          Monday, December 14
father for giving me life. In this age when respect for           9:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Word & Communion
human life is all but disappeared I think it is important to      7:00 p.m. DEEPER – Youth Room
say thanks to those parents of ours who took on the              Tuesday, December 15
responsibility of giving us life. Certainly as we prepare for     9:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Word & Communion
the coming of the Savior this Christmas we thank Mary for         6:30 p.m. Altar & Rosary Christmas Party – McFadden Hall
being willing to take on the responsibility of being the          7:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation - Church
                                                                 Wednesday, December 16
Mother of God. Why is it that we allow our society to reject
                                                                  9:00 a.m. Mass – Prayers for Doris Caporini
the dignity of all human life from the moment of conception       9:30 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation - Church
to the moment of natural death?                                   3:45 p.m. Religious Ed. (grades 1-6) - school
         This Christmas time when we celebrate the birth of       6:30 p.m. DEEPER – Youth Room
our savior let us also pray that every baby may have the          7:00 p.m. Religious Ed. (grades 7-8) - school
opportunity to be born. Let us pray that every living being       7:00 p.m. Adult Choir – Church
will remember that a mother, who had a very difficult             7:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation - Church
decision to make, once carried them and she chose life.           8:00 p.m. Youth Room - Open
We need to remember that the choice whether to be a              Thursday, December 17
mother or not needs to be made before having sex and not          9:00 a.m. Mass – Prayers for Merlene Evans
                                                                  6:00 p.m. Holy Hour of Exposition - Church
while dealing with the consequences of that action. I think       7:00 p.m. Disciples of Song - Church
we need to teach respect for each other is the most              Friday, December 18
important lesson to be learned and that marriage is the           9:00 a.m. Mass – Prayers for Mildred Burger
proper place for sex.                                            Saturday, December 19
         We need to realize that all life is sacred as we         9:30 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation - Church
approach the birth of our Savior and learn to respect it.         3:30 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation - Church
Thank God that Mary and Joseph were pro-life, thank God           5:00 p.m. Mass – Prayers for Charles Yetzer,
our parents were pro-life, and beg God to help our world to                  Ralph Phillips, Michelle Hutchison
                                                                 Sunday, December 20
be pro-life as well.
                                                                  8:00 a.m.   Mass – Prayers for Neil Studer,
         Do you ever wonder if in some of the children                        Eleanor Kurtzman, Darwin Stine
aborted in this country there were the next Beethoven,           10:30 a.m. Mass – Prayers for Kenny & Dolly Alt,
Bach, or Mozart, the next Winston Churchill, Franklin                         Gene Cellentani, The Arcudi Family
Delano Roosevelt, or Gandhi, the doctor that would cure            5:45 p.m. Youth Council – Youth Room
cancer, the leader who would bring world peace, the next           7:00 p.m. SLAM – Youth Room
Mother Theresa or Princess Diana, or the next you or me.
All of us came to this world in the same way as every
aborted baby, let us fight more ardently for them as we
                                                                               Daily Scripture Readings
honor the life of the baby who came to bring salvation to       Monday:       Nm 24:2-7,15-17a; Ps 25; Mt 21:23-27
all. Let us also take this opportunity to thank the parents     Tuesday:      Zep 3:1-2, 9-13; Ps 34; Mt 21:28-32
who gave us life!                                               Wednesday:    Is 45:6b-8,18, 21b-25; Ps 85; Lk 7:18b-23
                                                                Thursday:     Gn 49:2, 8-10; Ps 72; Mt 1:1-17
                                                                Friday:       Jer 23:5-8; Ps 72; Mt 1:18-25
                                                                Saturday:     Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a; Ps 71; Lk 1:5-25
                                                                Sunday:       Mi 5:1-4a; Ps 80; Heb 10:5-10; Lk 1:39-45
DC Annual March For Life: Pro-Life Ohio is
sponsoring a bus trip to the annual March for Life in
Washington, DC. Bus leaves Mansfield on Jan. 21 and
                                                                                  Congratulations to the parents and
arrives back in Mansfield on Jan. 23. Cost is $93. For                            godparents of Maxwell Joseph Gfrer
more information contact Moni 419- 589-2981 or Bonnie                             as he becomes a Child of God through
419-687-6761.                                                                     the Sacrament of Baptism.

A Prayer for Lighting Advent Candles
                         In the darkness we light a flame       Do you feel that God is calling you to a
                         of hope. May it dance not only         vocation? Come and see what the Secular Franciscan
                         upon our Advent wreath but             Order (Third Order) established by St. Francis is about. It
                         within each of our hearts as well.     is open to men, women, single, and married persons who
                         Hope is the flower that blooms         are being called to a life of Franciscan Spirituality. To learn
                         from the ground of faith. And so,      more about becoming a Secular Franciscan, please join us
with joy, we keep the tradition of ages past as we encircle     Monday, Dec. 21 at 7pm at Resurrection Parish in
our Advent wreath with love and prayerful expectation.          Lexington. For more information call Marla Presby, SFO
May this Advent season bring us a new birth of hope in the      419-566-7970 or Rita Lemley, SFO 419-610-3270.
ancient promises of God. Amen.
                                                                                 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT


                     December 6, 2009 Contribution                                                           ***St. Mary’s School News ***
Offertory ....................................................................... $8,350.00                     Calendar Raffle Winners
Direct Deposit ................................................................ 1,260.00                        Mel John, Nate Ganzhorn
Children’s Envelopes ............................................................ 7.00
St. Mary’s School ................................................................. 25.00
Religious Education ............................................................ 252.00
                                                                                               The staff and students at St. Mary’s School would like to
Immaculate Conception ...................................................... 267.00            thank all those who participated in the Christmas Bazaar in
Christmas ........................................................................... 975.00   any way. Your support is much appreciated! Thank you!
Mary, Mother of God ............................................................. 22.00
Retired Religious ................................................................ 362.00      Fr. Nick will have an Advent Penance Service for those in
Total Collected ............................................................ 11,520.00         grades 3-6 on Friday, Dec. 18.
Total needed weekly to meet operating expenses $9,440.00
Total needed minus total collected ............................. $2,080.00                            Christmas Bazaar Cash Prize Raffle Winners
Capital Improvement......................................................... $190.00                           $1,000 - Mary Metzger
Human Development ......................................................... $30.00
                                                                                                               $500 - Dirk & Twyla DeVito
                                                                                                               $300 - Stephanie Triplett
 We thank you and God bless you for your generosity.                                                            $200 - Lauren Jenson
                                                                                                                $100 - Paula Straka
 Saturday 5:00 p.m.                   December 19                                              SLAM (Students Living a Mission) YOUTH GROUP NEWS
 Lector - Rita Walsh
 Servers – Eric & Katie Lauderbaugh, Macie Korbas                                              Online? So are we! www.slamyouthgroup.com
 Ushers – Dave Rolsten, Alan Vogt, Tom Yetzer, Ray Sauder
 Comm – Need 3 Volunteers                                                                      Thank you to everyone who donated toys for the Shelby
 Greeters – Pauline Hoyda, Dorothy Chew, Monika Shuler                                         Helpline Christmas Program. Also, a big thanks to all the
 Music - Disciples of Song                                                                     students who sorted & cleaned these, as well as all the
                                                                                               pews in church!
 Sunday 10:30 a.m. December 20
 Lector– Mary Dannemiller                                                                      The Youth Room will be open Wed. Dec. 16 for Youth
 Servers – Darien Payne, Tanner Armstrong, Andrew Gies
                                                                                               Group Social Nights, from 8:05-9 p.m.
 Ushers – Brian Alt, Donald Branch, Dale Davies
 Comm – Need 3 Volunteers
 Greeters – Janice Davis, Jo Cellentani, Dorothy Humphrey                                      Join us for an annual Advent tradition—the Back To
 Music - Youth Praise Team                                                                     Heartland Barn Mass! This event takes place Sun. Dec.
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 Counters: Ursula Esterline, Holly Korbas                                                      13 with Mass at 2 p.m., followed by hot chocolate &
                                                                                               cookies. It will be held at the Rob & Louann Steiner home
                                                                                               at 1536 Taylortown Road. This is open to everyone &
                       SPONSOR OF THE WEEK                                                     does fulfill your Sunday obligation.

                Mark A. Massa, D.D.S.                                                          The Sunday SLAM takes place Sunday, Dec. 13
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                 & Associates, Inc.
                           Family Dentistry                                                    A Family Perspective… When the crowds in today’s
                                                                                                           gospel asked ―What shall we do?‖ the Baptist
                          100 West Main St.                                                                was very clear: SHARE. Resist giving token
                                                                                                           obligatory Christmas gifts. Instead give
                            (419) 342-4217                                                                 NECESSITIES to the poor. If those who have
                                                                                               nothing or very little are not on your Christmas list, you
                                                                                               missed the point of Christmas.
 The Rosary will be recited before all Masses and
 services during Advent. Please come and pray with us for                                      DC Annual March For Life Holy Trinity K of C are
 vocations, peace and respect for life.                                                        sponsoring a bus trip to the 2010 March for Life in
                                                                                               Washington D.C. They will be leaving Bucyrus on January
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 Catholic Chronicle Please pick up the latest issue of                                         21    and return on January 24. They will also attend
 the Catholic Chronicle before you leave church today!                                         Mass at the Basilica. Call Jeff Reser at 419-562-4004 for
                                                                                               more information.
 Catholic Charities Financial Counseling Program
 is a FREE program to assist anyone in Richland County                                         We have purchased “Today’s Missal” with the Daily
 who is facing a financial crisis. In collaboration with ESOP                                  Readings to be used at our weekday liturgies. The books
 homes have been saved and monthly mortgage payments                                           are located in the front pew, please feel free to pick one up
 reduced for many individuals. Please call 419-524-0733                                        and use it.
 for additional information.

								
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