SATURDAY March 26, Easter Vigil

Gn. 1:1-2:2; Ex. 14:15-15:1

Is.55:1-11; Ez. 36:16, 17a, 18-28

Rom. 6:3-11; Mt. 28:1-10

        8:30 p.m.     Mary Ellen Davis

SUNDAY, March 27, Easter Sunday: Resurrection of the Lord

Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Col. 3:1-4; Jn. 20:-9

        9:00 a.m.     St. Mary Parishioners

      11:30 a.m.     Living & Deceased of the

                           Kulzer/Wind Families

        .                   NO Bingo

MONDAY, March 28,

Acts 2:14, 22-33; Mt. 28:8-15

                NO SCHOOL

        12:00 p.m.     Mary Katherine Mehler

        5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, March 29,

Acts 2:36-41; Jn. 20:11-18

                NO SCHOOL

        8:30 a.m.     Hilda Kulzer

        5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

        6:00 p.m.     Bible Study – Shanks

WEDNESDAY, March 30,

Acts 3:1-10; Lk. 24:13-35

                NO SCHOOL

        8:30 a.m.     Charles Liddil

        5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

        7:00 p.m.     Bible Study – Dr. Ross

        6:30 p.m.     RCIA

THURSDAY, March 31,

Acts 3:11-26; Lk. 24:35-48

                  NO SCHOOL

        8:30 a.m.     Nova King

FRIDAY, April 1,

Acts 4:1-12; Jn. 21:1-14

                    NO SCHOOL

12:00 p.m.    Michael Kennedy

SATURDAY April 2, Vigil Mass

       4:00 p.m.      Phyllis Rutan

SUNDAY, April 3, Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Acts 2:42-47; 1 Pt. 1:3-9; Jn. 20:19-31

        9:00 a.m.     St. Mary Parishioners

      11:30 a.m.     Edna Phillips (Regan & Beutel Baptisms)

        7:00 p.m.      Bingo


Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or suffering, especially those homebound or in nursing homes.

Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

The Village at Westerville: Betty Fix

At Home: Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Judy Hall, Catherine Hausberger, Marilyn Hilsheimer, Rita Kemmerling, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Rick Shawver, Millie Veit.

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary may not be notified. Please give us a call if you would like a visit. Due to privacy issues no one will be listed in the bulletin sick list unless the person themselves or an immediate family member requests it.

Congratulations to those who completed Full Initiation into the Catholic Church at the vigil:

Brittany Anderson         Cari Angelo

Michelle Bauer              Jeremy Chandler

Steven Christman, Jr.   Steven Christman, III

Timothy DeWeese        Elizabeth Ewing

Jason Jones                 Nicki Montgomery   

Jason Nordstrom          Autumn O’Linn         

Lisa Peruzzi                   Jeff Schmitz      

Pat Smith                      John Groves

Baby Liam Jones, son of Jason & Elaine was Baptized at the Vigil Mass.

Thinking about a vocation to the priesthood? On March 31st – April 3rd, the Pontifical College Josephinum is sponsoring a Spring Live-in. This is for high school juniors & seniors, and college age & older men who might be thinking about becoming a priest. There is no charge for the weekend, however you need to register. If you have questions or are interested in attending, Call Fr. Jeff Coning, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Columbus, 221-5565.

In gratitude, Al Moeller would like to express his thanks for healing. The prayers of the parish community, cards and other acts of kindness were greatly appreciated. Please note that Al’s name no longer appears on the ill at home list!

“Catholic Inspiration” 614-443-0864 a recorded phone message sponsored by the Legion of Mary of the Columbus Diocese. The message is changed twice each week.

On Vacation? Find the Catholic Church nearest you at


                             ALTAR SERVER                                       LECTOR                                           EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                      

  4:00 PM           M.Hayes, J.LaMotte,                       A.Graf, D.Smeltzer                                   M.Campbell, B.Hedges, K.Hedges, J.Spiert                                    

  9:00 AM           T.Carter, M.Duvall                           R.Driscoll, C.Harding                                       M.Gerlach, K.Green, E.Hoffman,

                                                                                                                                                           S.Martt, F.Melton, S.Naegele                                   

11:30 AM           M.Lovett,                                           R.Helon, S.Moraine                                A/J. Andrews, S.Brown, S.Jeffrey,

                                                                                                                                                           J.Tobin, D.VanHorn, C.Walker                                

Coffee & Donuts 4/3: P.DeMaria, J.Lovett.  Due to lack of volunteers the Nursery is closed. Call Charisse at 445-9668 to help.



Dear parishioners,


       I certainly want to wish all of you a most Blessed and Happy Easter!  I pray that the Lord’s resurrection will fill all of our hearts with profound joy, and help us all to have a deeper appreciation and understanding of His great and infinite love for all of us.  May we, throughout this Easter season, resolve to live out in our own lives this Love we have received.


       Please remember that this coming Friday is a “first” Friday, and we will again have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the noon Mass, with Adoration during the afternoon, concluding with Rosary, Evening prayer, and Benediction, all beginning at 5:00 PM.  Please come and spend some time with the Lord this Friday!


       Congratulations to all of those who have participated this year in the RCIA program.  They are being received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil Mass.  We welcome them as our newest members of St. Mary’s, and we pray that this is only the beginning of an ever deepening life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


       May God bless and be with all of you as we celebrate the resurrection of His Son!


Sincerely in the Lord,

Fr. Hammond



“How do I make a return to the Lord for all he has done for me.

     OFFERTORY: 3/19-20                                    $9,971.00

     Less 5% (498.55) local charities

     Catholic Times                                                       30.00

     Catholic Overseas                                           30.00

     Holy Land (Good Friday)                               30.00



     Deposit                                                    $2,886.92

     Bank                                                             800.00

     Expenses                                                      633.00

     NET                                                          1,453.92

Youth 2000: Join us for the 8th annual Columbus Youth 2000 retreat + April 15-17, 2005 at the Pontifical College Josephinum. Meet hundreds of Catholics for Praise and Worship, Adoration, Reconciliation, Food, Fun and Great Speakers including the Franciscan Friars. $30. For information contact 985-2320 or

A Blessed Easter to you and yours.


Father Hammond

and the parish staff


The Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs are preparing to celebrate their 175th anniversary! If you have any information or photos of Elizabeth Benvie, OP; Carol Ann Spencer, OP; or Joan Supel, OP who at one time were associated with St. Mary’s please contact kclay@columbusdominicans,org. or Karen Clay, Communications Office, St. Mary of the Springs 2320 Airport Dr. Columbus, OH 43209.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++St. Mary School Notes:

·             St. Mary School is accepting registrations for the 2005-06 school year grades K-8. For more information please call 444-8994. Preschool registrations are also being accepted call 443-5307.

·             No school March 24 through April 1. Classes resume April 4th.

·             St. Mary School Library is once again collecting old ties – the uglier the better! We will use these ties for “Reading is our Business” day. Please drop off ties at the school or in the back of church marked “Library tie project”. Thank you.

·             St. Mary School Advisory Board Candidates needed.

   A position is coming open for a three-year term on the St. Mary School Advisory Board, beginning with the 2005-2006 school year. Active membership at St. Mary Parish, German Village is the only eligibility requirement. The school board provides input to the pastor and principal on school-related issues. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in the school. You may nominate yourself or someone else by returning the form below by Friday, April 8, 2005 to school board president Mike Dillman at 4179 Rohr Road; Groveport, Ohio 43125-1453. Questions may be directed to Mike at 836-7334. Your talents and ideas are important!!



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