SATURDAY April 23, Vigil Mass

       4:00 p.m.       James Morbitzer

       5:30 p.m.       Ailabouni/Bakallis Wedding

SUNDAY, April 24, Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 6:1-7; 1 Pt. 2:4-9; Jn. 14:1-12

        9:00 a.m.      Andre Lewkowicz

                             Coffee & Donuts

      11:30 a.m.     St. Mary Parishioners

        7:00 p.m.      Bingo

MONDAY April 25, Mark, evangelist

1 Pt. 5:5b-14; Mk. 16:15-20

   12:00 p.m.               Frank Schneider

     5:00 p.m.         Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.         Parish Pastoral Council

        7:30 p.m.              11:30 AM Mass choir practice

TUESDAY, April 26,

Acts 14:19-28; Jn. 14:27-31

     8:30 a.m.        Michael Kennedy

        5:00 p.m.      Evening Prayer & Rosary

        6:00 p.m.      Bible Study – Shanks

        7:00 p.m.      Jordan Conference

WEDNESDAY, April 27,

Acts 15:1-6; Jn. 15:1-8

     8:30 a.m.        Robert J. Reynolds

        5:00 p.m.      Evening Prayer & Rosary

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

        7:00 p.m.      9:00 AM Mass choir practice

THURSDAY, April 28, Peter Chanel; Louis Mary de Montfort

Acts 15:7-21; Jn. 15:9-11

     8:30 a.m.        Nova King

FRIDAY, April 29, Catherine of Siena

Acts 15:22-31; Jn. 15:12-17

12:00 p.m.   Living and deceased of the Rupertsburg & Felder Families

SATURDAY April 30, Vigil Mass

        1:30 p.m.      Bergeron/Thornton Wedding

        4:00 p.m.      St. Mary Parishioners (Gaughan &

                             Reich Baptisms)

SUNDAY, May 1, Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Pt. 3:15-18; Jn. 14:15-21

        9:00 a.m.      Mary Buttler

                             Coffee & Donuts

      11:30 a.m.     Mary Katherine Mehler

        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.

               At Home: Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Marie Ebelberger, Judy Hall, Catherine Hausberger, Marilyn Hilsheimer, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Rick Shawver, Don Terndrup, 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.

Interested in becoming Catholic? St. Mary’s offers a process for persons considering full communion with the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism and/or Confirmation and Eucharist. This process is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). For more information email the parish office at or call 445-9668.

Altar Servers can now sign up online for the weekend they prefer to serve. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Lectors can check their schedule online as well. Just go to the St. Mary’s website at

Congratulations to the 2005 St. Mary First Communion Class. These young people received Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time last Saturday.

Gerardina Boyd                Charles Collins

John Collins                      Paige Dersom

Taylor Hetterscheidt         Galen Kaple

Tristan Loar                      Lily Lorenz

Natasha Mattox                Ty Murphy

Sabrina Pignatelli             Jon Pratt

Sean Regan                     Katherine Townsend

Rebecca Vogt                   Jenna Zwilling

Catholic Youth Camp registration is underway. Please check out the Camp website to get information and to register.

Saint Mary Parish 80th Annual Homecoming Festival is August 12/13.




                         ALTAR SERVER                                LECTOR                                     EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS 

  4:00 PM    volunteers needed                       S.Hayes, J.Rees                                 C.Badurina, D.Bosner, M.Detrick, D.Hellmuth 

  9:00 AM          volunteers needed                       A.Haytas, K.Haytas                             G.Bowman, E.DiSabato, C.Goodall,

                                                                                                                                          S.Thibaut, R. & T. Thomas                                   

11:30 AM         volunteers needed                       P.Dineen, P.Mortimer                          M.Holleran, S.Holleran, J.Kienle,

                                                                                                                                          P.Kienle, J.Lovett, L.Lovett 

Coffee & Donuts 5/1: S. &G. Holleran. Due to lack of volunteers the Nursery is closed. Call Charisse at 445-9668 to volunteer.



Dear parishioners,

                                                    With great joy we received this past week the news that we have a new Pope, Benedict XVI. In his initial remarks after being elected, he stated that he would rely on our prayers for him. So let us be sure to include him regularly in the list of people for whom we pray. May the Lord bless him with wisdom and insight, so that he will effectively be the sign of Christ whose vicar he is. We give thanks to the Lord for sending Benedict to be our pope. Viva il Papa!

                    As you may know, the 2005 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will start next weekend. At all of the Masses, I will speak about the needs of our diocese and the needs of our parish and school here at St. Mary’s. Last year, this was a very successful appeal, and I am grateful for everyone’s generosity. I am confident that we will have another excellent year, and I ask everyone to begin praying for the success of this year’s campaign.

                    Fr. Stanton has recently informed me that he has an apartment at the Villas of St. Therese, so he will be moving there soon. We were blessed to have him here for so many years at St. Mary’s, and we are grateful for all he has done! We will be having a reception for him, so please look for more details about this in the future.

                    As always, I continue to pray for God’s blessing to be with all of you and your families.

Sincerely in Christ Jesus,

Fr. Hammond


Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, was elected the 265th pope. He chose the name Benedict XVI. Ratzinger, the first German pope in centuries,


turned 78 on Saturday. “In the joy of the risen Lord, confident of his permanent help, let us go forward. The Lord will help us. Mary, his Most Holy Mother, is on our side.” Pope Benedict XVI

WALK FOR LIFE! Please help support the Pregnancy Decision Health Centers by taking part in the Walk for Life on Saturday, May 7th. There are 4 sites around Columbus where people will gather to walk on the 8th. If that day is not convenient, you may walk anytime, anywhere - even around your own neighborhood! Pick up a walk form or sponsor a walker after mass on 4/24-25 in back of church. All details are included on the walk form. Any questions may be directed to Kathy Chellis on 443-1001.

DONATIONS FOR THE HOMECOMING SILENT AUCTION are needed – everything from tickets to trinkets, artworks to auto-works, season passes to services, food to football. If you know of an organization willing to donate, please contact us. Call Sandra Thompson, 444-5811 or Nancy Auer, 445-9668.

A word of Thanks The choir members of the Pontifical College Josephinum would like to express their sincere gratitude for the overwhelmingly generous support so many of you showed when members of the choir where recently at St. Mary's selling our new CD.  All proceeds and donations are helping to offset the cost of our trip to Italy this summer.  If you have not purchased a CD yet and would like to, you may do so by calling the Josephinum at 614-885-5585.  The cost of the music CD is $20.00. Thank you for your most generous support and kind prayers. The St Mary's parish community is in our daily prayers. Sincerely, The Pontifical College Josephinum Choir 

BAA: "In preparation for the upcoming Bishop's Annual Appeal, the Development Committee is requesting some assistance. We are need of volunteers to help follow up with parishioners by phone - we'll be making calls during the weeks of May 14th-23rd; the time commitment is expected to be only a few hours. Please call Cindy Oddi in the parish office if you are able to assist. Many, many thanks for any help you can give!


St. Mary School Notes:



St. Mary School is accepting registrations for the 2005-06 school year Preschool – Grade 8. Please call 444-8994 for more information.

·   St. Mary School Library invites all parishioners to participate in our annual Family Cake Decorating Contest, Monday, April 25th as part of our Right to Read Week celebration. Our theme this year is ancient Egypt: “Get Wrapped Up in Reading!” Families may bake and decorate a cake based on a book or a reading theme. Lots of prizes! Parishioners may view or purchase; cakes on display during the school day, 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. call the library 443-2532 for details.


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

 OFFERTORY: 4/16-17 $6,086.00

     Less 5% (304.30) local charities

                                  Budgeted Amount 7,106.00

                                  Deficit this week 1,020.00

of the 630 envelopes mailed out this quarter 163 were used this week

     BINGO 4/17

     Bingo Deposit $3,106.00

     Bank                                                            800.00

     Expenses 620.50

     Net                                                             1,685.50

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