Current Events

NOVEMBER

Marriage Ministry Date Nights  •  Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  •  Beitel Commons

Marriage Ministry Flyer

DATES: November 11, December 9, January 27, February 10, March 3 and April 7

Refreshments and materials will be provided. RSVP Here.


St. Mary Famous Apple Pies

The St. Mary SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education) program is offering the annual apple pie sale. These delicious apple pies make great gifts for hostesses, stay in the freezer for when guests visit, or a holiday treat for your family!

Ordering Deadline is Monday, November 12th. Please fill out the ORDER FORM and return to the school or parish offices.

Pie pickup will be in the Beitel Commons on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4-7 p.m. or  Friday, November 16, from 2-6 p.m.


St. Mary Book Fair: Give the Gift of Reading

Dates & Times:  Monday, Nov. 12th, 7:30 a.m. thru 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 13th & 14th, 7:30 a.m. thru 3:30 p.m.
Location:  Kavanagh Hall

Please consider doing some of your Christmas shopping for Books. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Kelly Holsten at kaholsten@gmail.com.


First Reconciliation

Preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance) for the first time is an exciting time.  It is a time for focus on God’s mercy, how we forgive among our family, friends, and community, and how we celebrate forgiveness.

St. Mary School will celebrate the sacrament of First Reconciliation on Wednesday, November 14th, at 12:30 p.m. St. Mary Parish School of Religion (PSR) will celebrate the sacrament of First Reconciliation on Sunday, November 18th, at 3:00 p.m.

Please contact Tina White at twhite@delawarestmary.org should you have any questions or concerns about First Reconciliation.


St. Mary Advent and Christmas Wreath Sale

We are pleased to once again offer natural wreaths – 22-24″ wide – this Advent and Christmas season. These wreaths are wonderful to use for holiday decor or to be prayerfully placed in the cemetery in remembrance of Loved Ones who have gone before us.

All wreaths are Classic Noble Fir Mixed Wreath – A beautiful combination of fragrant and freshly cut Pacific Northwest Greens and cones. Weatherproof Bow included. Wreath is 22″-24″ wide. Wreaths will be available the first week of December.

Wreaths ordered for St. Mary Cemetery will be placed at the headstone of your loved one(s) the first week of December and will be removed the first week of January.

Wreaths are available for those buried in other cemeteries as well. We will be pleased to call you to let you know when the wreaths may be picked up on the campus of St. Mary.

Please complete the following order form and send to the St. Mary Parish Office, 82 E William Street, Delaware, OH 43015 before November 15th.

WREATH – HOME – ORDER FORM
WREATH – CEMETERY – ORDER FORM


St. Mary School Night of Scenes – The Good We Do

The St. Mary Drama Club will be hosting a Night of Scenes-The Good We Do on Nov. 16th, and 17th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Beitel Commons. Admission is free-donations benefitting SMDC are accepted and appreciated.


St. Mary will be host congregation for Family Promise – November 18-25

St. Mary will be the host congregation at Family Promise House November 18-25. The Family Promise mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. With the help of local churches, they provide food, shelter and assistance with obtaining employment and housing. Please SIGN UP to volunteer for this worthy cause.

Thanksgiving Schedule:

Thanksgiving Mass, Nov. 22, will be held at 9:00 a.m.

The Parish Office will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23, for Thanksgiving.


St. Mary St. Vincent De Paul Society is hosting the annual GIVING TREE!

St. Mary St Vincent DePaul Society invites you to consider helping provide gifts for children in Delaware County this holiday season! Tags will be available within the next couple of weeks on a Christmas tree in church. Each tag is labeled with the name, age and gender of a child enrolled in the People In Need Holiday Clearing House Program. In addition, requests for gifts by each child is included on the tag.

Please remember that approximately $50.00 per child is suggested. Your gifts may be all that child receives this Christmas. Also included on the tree are tags requesting gift cards, in the event gifts are not returned. Any tags not used to purchase outstanding gifts will be turned over to PIN for use throughout the year. Gifts will need to be returned the first weekend in December, more details to come.

To reserve a family for the Giving Tree, please contact Mimi Tucky at 740-707-9639 or mimitucky@gmail.com.


Adult Faith Formation presents ANGELS: A Very Mary Advent 

All adults of the parish are welcomed and encouraged to join as Deacon Todd Tucky and Adult Faith Director, Julie Lutz, present ANGELS: A Very Mary Advent. Presentations will take place in the Beitel Commons on Wednesday evenings at 6 PM. There is no cost. Questions? Or for more information please contact Julie Lutz at 740-513-3325 or jlutz@delawarestmary.org.

Save the Date:
November 28 – Advent & Angels 101
December 5 – Angels of the Old & New Testament
December 19 – Angels in Our Lives Today


DECEMBER

SVDP Giving Tree Gift Collection – December 1st & 2nd

We will be collecting gifts for the Giving Tree before and after masses the weekend of December 1st & 2nd.


Christmas Flowers

We will once again collect offerings for CHRISTMAS FLOWERS to enhance our sanctuary this blessed holy season. Donations are made in memory of loved ones and will be listed in the Christmas bulletin and lifted up in prayer. Our suggested donation for each remembrance will remain at $15. Deadline for submission is Monday, December 3rd.

Your Christmas Flower Offering may be submitted one of two ways:
1) You may use your ‘Flower Envelope’ & place it in the collection basket
2) You may mail your Christmas Flower Offering to:

St. Mary Church
Attn: Amy Lenocker
82 E. William St.
Delaware, OH 43015

*If you no longer receive envelopes, please place your Christmas Flower Offering in a plain envelope with the following:
1) Name of your intention ‘in memory of’ OR ‘in honor of’
2) Your name(s) of those requesting the offering

Thank you and Blessings this Christmas Season!


St. Mary High School Youth Group hosting nationally known speaker Amanda Vernon

The St. Mary High School Youth Group is hosting nationally known performer and Catholic Christian youth evangelist, Amanda Vernon, on Sunday, December 2nd in the Beitel Commons.

All parishioners middle-school aged and older are welcome to attend. A meal will be provided from 6:30-7:00 with the event starting at 7:00 p.m. Amanda will be presenting on her life experiences, relationships and romance.

Please RSVP Tina White, Director of Religious Education, at twhite@delawarestmary.org to help us better plan for food.


Christmas Senior Luncheon  •  Monday, December 3rd  •  Kavanagh Hall

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!… Please plan to join us for the Christmas St Mary’s Senior Luncheon on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 12 noon at Kavanagh Hall. We will have a delicious menu and make it a festive atmosphere for you and your friends. Please text or call Beve Reiner at (740) 272-3840 or e-mail at beve@columbus.rr.com by December 1st! We hope to see you join us!


Immaculate Conception  •  Saturday, December 8

Mass will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, for the Immaculate Conception.


Parish Advent Penance Service  •  Sunday, December 9 from 2:30 – 4:3o p.m.

Please join us for a parish-wide Advent Penance Service on Sunday, December 9th from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

PSR families are encouraged to come to the PSR Family Advent Reconciliation Retreat in the Beitel Commons from 1:30-2:30 p.m. prior to the Penance Service.


Our Lady of Guadalupe  •  Saturday, December 12

There will be an 8:15 a.m. mass as well as 5:00 p.m. Spanish mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Latino community will host a gathering in the Beitel Commons immediately following the evening mass.


Advent by Candlelight  •  Thursday, December 13

Women of the parish are invited to join us for Advent by Candlelight on Thursday, December 13, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Beitel Commons. Our own Tina White will be speaking on Angels:  Heavenly Helpers. Be ready for an interactive discussion on Angels. Enjoy a fun evening out with friends, dinner and background music by John Blasko. Please RSVP HERE or contact Diane at destination3@aol.com. 

Christmas Parish Sing-a-Long  •  Saturday, December 15

Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the church as the St. Mary Chorus performs a Christmas Sing-a-Long. More details to come…