SATURDAY July 23, Vigil Mass

1:30 p.m.   Wilhelm/Brokamp Wedding

        4:00 p.m.     Stephanie Clark

        6:30 p.m.     Mendik/Robinson Wedding

SUNDAY, July 24, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Kgs. 3:5, 7-12; Rom. 8:28-30; Mt. 13:44-52

        9:00 a.m.     William Specht    

                           Coffee & Donuts

      11:30 a.m.     Parishioners of St. Mary’s  

       1:00 p.m.      Baptism (Hilsheimer-Mann)

       7:00 p.m.      Bingo

MONDAY July 25, James, apostle

2 Cor. 4:7-15; Mt. 20:20-28

        12:00 p.m.   Margaret Russell  Anniversary of Death         5:00 p.m.             Evening Prayer & Rosary

        7:00 p.m.     PPC

TUESDAY, July 26, Joachim & Anne, parents of the Blessed

Ex. 33:7-11, 34, 5b-9, 28;Mt. 13:36-43               Virgin Mary

        8:30 a.m.     Martha Gray

        5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

        6:00 p.m.     Bible Study – Shanks

        7:00 p.m.     Open Gym (basketball)

        7:00 p.m.     Jordan Conference


Ex. 34:29-35; Mt. 13:44-46

        8:30 a.m.     Joe Manns

        5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

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

        7:00 p.m.     Open Gym (volleyball)

THURSDAY, July 28,

Ex. 40:16-21, 34-38; Mt. 13:47-53

                        NO MASS

        5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

        7:00 p.m.     Open Gym (basketball)

FRIDAY, July 29, Martha

Lv. 23:4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37; Jn. 11:19-27

      12:00 p.m.     Living & Deceased of the Ruppersburg/Felder Families

        5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

        5:00 p.m.     Wedding Rehearsal

        6:00 p.m.     Wedding Rehearsal

SATURDAY July 30, Vigil Mass

        1:30 p.m.     Hendry/Mohler Wedding

        4:00 p.m.     John H. Reis

        6:30 p.m.     Korting/Rivas Wedding

SUNDAY, July 31, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 55:1-3; Rom. 8:35, 37-39; Mt. 14:13-21

        9:00 a.m.     William Specht    

                           Coffee & Donuts

      11:30 a.m.     Parishioners of St. Mary’s  

                           Baptism (Morris)

       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.

Nursing Home: Catherine Hausberger, John Heider

At Home: Jack Auer, Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Marilyn Hilsheimer, Helen, Kurguz, 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.

St. Mary Welcome Committee will meet on the first Monday of each month beginning in August. Meetings are held at 6:30 PM in the Burkley Center.

Are you interested in exploring the Catholic faith?  Would you like to discover what is it we Catholics believe and why?  Are you Catholic, buthave not been confirmed?  Then, the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you.  Our first meeting begins Wednesday the 24th of August at Father's back patio for a cookout.  For more information contact Jason Shanks in the parish office at or call 445-9668.

Youth (grades 6th-12th) Attend Dime-a-Dog night at the Clippers on August 22nd.  Game starts at 7:00pm.  Sign-up at the back of church if you would like to attend. Adults are needed to chaperone.

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th is not a day of obligation this year. However, please plan to attend our patroness celebration with 7 PM Mass followed by a candle light procession through the streets of German Village. Please bring your family and friends.

Next Weekend, July 30-31, our St. Vincent de Paul Society will gratefully accept your donations after Mass.

Roberta Cateline would like to thank everyone who sent cards, or flowers, said prayers or visited during her recent hospitalization.


                             ALTAR SERVER                                       LECTOR                                           EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                      

  4:00 PM           Sign up in the back of Church               M.E. O’Connell, J.Testa                K.Brown, F.Carrick, D.&L.Mitchell                           

  9:00 AM           Sign up in the back of Church               J.Kenneh, J.Vogt                            A.Breitfeller, A.Haytas, E.Hommerdng, 

                                                                                                                                                           A.Metoyer, P.Mortimer, C.Reis                                

11:30 AM           Sign up in the back of Church               T.Martello, S.Perry                         R.Diepenbrock, L.Duren, B.Faford,              

                                                                                                                                                           S.Thompson, A.Varholla, J.Varholla                      

Coffee & Donuts 7/31: P.DeMaria, J.Lovett.  


Dear parishioners,

       A big thank you to all for your prayers for my safe travels!  I had a nice visit with Fr. Steve Baumbusch, my friend working in the Philippines.  The people there are really inspiring, as they have a deep faith and joy in the Lord in spite of the fact that many of them are quite poor materially.  Please keep Fr. Baumbusch and all missionaries in your prayers, as they are doing a work which is vital to the Church and its people.

       At this time of year, we are really gearing up for the Homecoming and Festival on August 12th and 13th.  We are always in need of more volunteers to help our festival run smoothly, so please sign up to help if you can.  It can truly be a lot of fun – no kidding!

       As you know, the Festival always takes place the weekend before the feast day of our parish – the feast of the Assumption, which is August 15th.  This year it falls on a Monday, so while it is a holy day, it is not a day of obligation this year.  But since it is our feast, I would like to invite everyone to plan to attend Mass at 7:00 PM that day, followed by a procession in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary through the streets of German Village.  I hope you will join us to honor our patroness and to celebrate our feast day.

       Please note that at all the Masses next weekend, Monsignor Paul Langsfeld, the Rector of the Pontifical College Josephinum, will be here to make an appeal at all of the Masses.  This will actually be our “mission appeal” for this year.  As you know, one of our deacons, Dr. Michael Ross, is the Academic Dean for the Josephinum.  In addition, over the years since I’ve been here, we have had many deacons (such as Deacon Tony Steinacker, who will return to us in the fall) and seminarians from the Josephinum who have helped us in many ways here at St. Mary’s.  So as a parish we have a very strong connection with this special place of priestly formation, and I know I can count on your generosity next weekend for this appeal.

       I continue to pray that the Lord’s blessing will be with all of you and your families.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Hammond



NO White Elephant!! We will not have a White Elephant sale in conjunction with the Homecoming Festival this year. If you have been saving items for it please contact the Young at Heart Club president, Catherine Goodall at 443-6154.

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

No Experience Necessary!

Always wanted to learn to gamble like a pro?

We are now training volunteers for the Homecoming festival.

Many volunteers are needed and it’s easy to learn!

So have fun, amaze your friends and deal like a pro!

Contact Jim Morbitzer 209-1867 anytime.

DONATIONS FOR THE HOMECOMING SILENT AUCTION are needed – everything from tickets to trinkets, artworks to auto-works, season passes to services, food to football. (While we are need of items of every kind we are especially looking for golf packages, tickets to sporting events, vacation packages.) Last year we ended up having over 70 items including many original art pieces, autographed books, tickets, posters, and vacation spots. This year we are hoping to have even more wonderful items. If you are willing to donate or know of an organization willing to donate, please contact us. Call Sandra Thompson, 444-5811 or Nancy Auer, 445-9668. Remember donations are tax deductible!!

Choir Practice for the 4:00 PM Homecoming Mass August 13th will be held on Wednesday, August 10th from 7 to 9 PM. All are welcome!


Homecoming Raffle Tickets are available in the parish office. If you have sold all the tickets you received in the mail please stop by the parish office get more! You can also drop off your volunteer sheet in the collection basket or at the parish office.




St. Mary School Notes:

If for some reason you were unable to register your child for school this Spring or if you are new to the area we are still accepting registrations for Pre-school through 8th grade. Call the Parish office at 445-9668 for information.

Finance Corner: Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the 2005-06 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.


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

 OFFERTORY: 7/16-17                                             $5,592.00

     Less 5% (279.60) local charities

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                        1,511.00

     BINGO 7/17

     Bingo Deposit                                                       $1,838.00

     Bank                                                                           800.00

     Expenses                                                                 $636.00

     Net                                                                              402.00

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