ST. MARY CHURCH
ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA DECEMBER 20, 2009
(Ministry Schedule continued)
SUNDAY DECEMBER 27, 2009 10:45 A.M.
Lectors: Mark Urbanosky, Marcia Deyalsingh (A)
C. Ministers: Terry Urbanosky, Helen Choate, Rick &
MONDAY DECEMBER 21, 2009 Susan Fridrick, Judy Barnes
12:07 PM @ Mercy Memorial Hospital Chapel Master: Luciene Querubin
Mary Elizabeth Jones – Lloyd Noble II Cross Bearer: Braxton Voorhies
TUESDAY DECEMBER 22, 2009 Incense: Jessica Metzer, Mia Jensen
Acolytes: Vy Dinh, Mason Holley
5:30 PM Members of Purgatorial Society Ushers: Jim & Maureen Schumacher, Mitchel
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 23, 2009 Offering: Ushers
9:00 AM Bishop Victor J. Reed – Father O’Toole
(Coffee social in Annex after Mass) Ministry schedule for January will be available by
next weekend. Please pick up your labeled copy.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 24, 2009
5:30 PM Family Oriented Christmas Mass
10:45 PM Midnight Solemn Christmas Mass
Monica Stolfa, Sr. Continue to pray for all those on the
FRIDAY DECEMBER 25, 2009 December 2009 prayer sheet. Additional copies are
10:30 AM Christmas Day Mass available in the vestibule of the church.
12:30 PM Misa de Navidad Please remember in prayer Clara Cooper, (Ida Dufour’s
sister) who passed away on 12/5/09.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 26, 2009
5:30 PM St. Mary Church (English Mass) Individual Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance and
Vivian Hernon – Charlie & Georgia Reconciliation: December 22nd, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 noon, 3:00-
Tanner 3:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:00 p.m. in English. Wednesday, December
23rd, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 noon, 3:00-3:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:00 p.m.
7:30 PM St. Mary Church (Spanish Mass) in English. Confessions will not be heard from after 9:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, December 22nd through Saturday, December 26th at
SUNDAY DECEMBER 27, 2009 4:00 p.m., except in grave danger of death.
8:00 AM St. Anthony, Tishomingo (Sanders home)
For the people of the parish VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
10:45 AM St. Mary Church (English Mass) Could you lend a hand distributing food at Loaves &
For the people of the parish Fishes the week of December 21-24? Please call Ron
Deyalsingh at 223-5796 if you can help during this time.
MINISTRY SCHEDULE The gift of giving your time will be greatly appreciated!
Loaves & Fishes December Assignment
CHRISTMAS EVE – DECEMBER 24, 2008 5:30 P.M. Macaroni & Cheese
Lectors: Cathy Biddick, Jim Schumacher (A)
C. Ministers: Maureen Schumacher, Ryan Hunnicutt,
“WOMEN OF ST. MARY”
Mary Liz Reavis, Riley & Anne Beard
Congratulations to the winners of our Christmas fund raiser.
Acolytes: Mass Servers
Ushers: Bob Petz, Bill Swatzel, Jim Supan 1st prize (Nativity set), Lauren Ridley; 2nd prize (Globe),
Offering: Ushers Jimmie Wallis; 3rd prize (Jim Shore platters, salt & pepper
MIDNIGHT MASS – DECEMBER 24, 2008 10:45 P.M. shakers), Allison Dierlam; 4th prize (Jim Shore center piece),
Lectors: Charlie Tanner, Louis Kelch (A) Ellen Innis; 5th prize (Afghan), Josefina Vazquez; 6th prize
C. Ministers: Nancy Porter, Beth Ridley, Eugene & Joan (Brass candle holders), Suzanne Bigbie.
Riotte, Jose Romo
Acolytes: Mass Servers
Ushers: Mary & James Read, Don Schroeder SPONSOR OF THE WEEK
SATURDAY DECEMBER 26, 2009 5:30 P.M.
Lectors: Riley Beard, Cathy Biddick (A)
C. Ministers: R C & Evelyn Sandvick, Julie Hunnicutt,
Charlie Tanner, Anne Beard HARD TO FIND LIQUOR
Acolytes: Saleah Blancaflor, Emily Sherry
Ushers: Bob Petz, Jim Supan, Tim Vandagriff FYI- If anyone is traveling out of town and would like to locate a
Offering: Ushers Catholic church and Mass times, you can go to www.masstimes.org
Continued next column or www.catholicweb.com
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT & SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
HOLY HOURS Please note: Christmas Eve Family Oriented Mass will be
These are opportunities to focus our attention on the real reasons celebrated at 5:30 p.m. not 7:00 p.m.
for celebration during this Season. Holy Hours include
Benediction, Rosary, and a Meditation: POSADO: All adults and children are invited after Mass this
Sunday, December 20th ……………2:30-3:45 p.m. Sunday, December 20th to the Posado celebration in the parish
“Yes, Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus!” hall. Hors d’oeuvres and finger foods will be provided. A gift
raffle will be held for the little ones at the Posado. If you could
FAITH FORMATION NEWS: donate a gift $5-$10, please bring it to the Posado. Thank you!!!!
Confirmation classes are not in session during Christmas
break. Classes resume in the school on Wednesday, January Trinity Publications will be calling for renewals of ads on the
13th at 7:00 P.M. back of the bulletin. If you would like to place an ad or do a
Faith Formation Classes for youth and adult resume Sunday,
memorial to help defray the printing cost of the bulletin for
January 19th at 9:00 A.M.
the church, please call Diane Culbertson, at 405/210/7703.
The following is an Advent Wreath Prayer to say for
the Fourth Week of Advent. "Gracious God, as we come
nearer to celebrating the birth of your Son and our Brother, Dear parishioners,
we pray that he may be the center of our happiness and that Some time ago I gave a copy of Cardinal Cooke’s red and gold
we may want him more than we want things. We live in him, book Prayers for Today for your use. I ask you to remember
Jesus, our Lord, who saves us from our selfishness. Amen." Cardinal Cooke in your prayers in his cause to be canonized a
May you and your family have a most Blessed saint. The office has more copies of this book for those that are
Christmas and the joy of Christmas be in each of you. new to the parish, have never received one or have misplaced
MERRY CHRISTMAS! their copy. Please stop by the office for a copy of this
Susan Fridrick, DRE and Marilyn Neubauer, Asst. D R E wonderful prayer book. Fr. O’Toole
MASS SERVERS: To add greater solemnity, all servers are
Please note: the next CONFIRMATION CLASS will be
cordially invited to participate at both or one of the Masses on
January 13th and then weekly for the foreseeable future.
Christmas Eve. Both practices will be held on Thursday,
December 24th at 10:00 a.m. for the family oriented Mass (5:30
p.m.) and 11:00 a.m. for the Midnight Mass (10:45 p.m.). Lunch
will be provided and follows right after practice. A list of homebound parishioners was in the bulletin last week. If you did
not receive a copy, they can be found in the vestibule of the church.
YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE A second collection will be taken up on Friday, December 25th for the
12-20-09 parish caroling 4 p.m. in the Catholic Center. 12-27-09 SEMINARIANS/VOCATIONS. Thank you for your support.
and 1/3/10 (No meeting). 1/10/10 (Meeting )6:00-8:00 p.m. Calendars – compliments of Harvey Douglas Funeral Home are
Thank you, Tom & Jeanetta Betzen available in the vestibule of the church.
The Parish Directory is through its final proofing and should be Found a ring – In a pew on the left side, middle area. Call the
available to us by January, 2010. Thank you for your patience. office to identify if you lost this ring.
No. of No. of Weekly Amount Amount
Date: 12/12-13/09 Families People Attendance Needed Received
Ardmore: 400 879 Saturday 207 $5,000.00 $3,800.25 (all)
Saturday (Spanish) 88
Immaculate Tuesday 9:00 am 71
Conception Tuesday 6:00 pm 126
Penance Rite Thursday 12/10 191
Holy Hour Sunday 12/13 5
Poor Box $1,053.25
Healdton: 4 4 No Mass $.00
Tishomingo 10 16 Sunday 10 $205.00
Phase Two of our Capital Improvement Campaign: Parishioners are asked to contribute according to their means to the
$380,000 now being raised for the new rectory.
Status of Building Fund
GOAL #Donors Cash & Pledges Cash Received Money Spent
$450,000.00 93 $328,091.19 $263,266.87 $128,434.02
***Please place your checks for the “Building Fund” in the second collection. This is kept separate from the regular contributions. You
may also use the red-bordered “Building Fund” envelopes in the vestibule or denote on the check. These will be posted to your account.