THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, March 11, Vigil Mass

    10:00 a.m.  St. Mary Tournament

     4:00 p.m.  Rita Kemmerling (Food Pantry Collection)

SUNDAY, March 12, Second Sunday of Lent

Gn. 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Rom. 8:31b-34; Mk. 9:2-10

     9:00 a.m. St. Mary Parishioners

                     Coffee & Donuts

                     Food Pantry Collection

   11:30 a.m.  Edna Phillips

      7:00 p.m. Bingo

MONDAY, March 13,

Dn. 9:4b-10; Lk. 6:36-38

     7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 p.m.  Mother Teresa

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  Knights of Columbus

     7:00 p.m.  Social Concerns

TUESDAY, March 14,

Is. 1:10, 16-20; Mt. 23:1-12

     8:30 a.m. Raymond Goodall (Grades 5-8)

   12:30 p.m.   Confessions

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study – Shanks

     6:00 p.m.  Development Committee

     7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice (11:30 a.m. choir)

WEDNESDAY, March 15,

Jer. 18:18-20; Mt. 20:17-28

     8:30 a.m. Living and Deceased of the Frank Wirth

                     Family (Grades K-4)

     2:00 p.m.  Early Dismissal

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  Bible Study - Ross

     7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice (9:00 a.m. choir)

THURSDAY, March 16,

Jer. 17:5-10; Lk. 16:19-31

                     NO MASS

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.   Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.   Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, March 17,

Gn. 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Mt. 21:33-43, 45-46

                     NO SCHOOL

   12:00 p.m.  Rita Kemmerling

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  RCIA Retreat

     7:00 p.m.  Stations of the Cross @St. Mary

SATURDAY, March 18, Vigil Mass

    10:00 a.m.  RCIA Retreat

     4:00 p.m.  St. Mary Parishioners (1st Scrutiny)

SUNDAY, March 19, Third Sunday of Lent

Ex. 20:1-17; 1 Cor. 1:22-25; Jn. 2:13-25

     9:00 a.m. Rocky Sparkman

                     Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m.  Rev. Joseph Stanton

      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: John Heider, Tim McManus, Evelyn Spiert.

At Home: Charlie Campbell, Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Fred Courtney, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Marie McGrath, Rita Redwood, Rick Shawver, Millie Veit.

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s 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.

NO RCIA this Wednesday, RCIA Retreat Friday & Saturday March 17 & 18.

ECO (Electric Contributions Option) Program is always open for new sign-ups. See the information at the rear of church or call the parish office. ECO –March will be on schedule: Monthly March 6th or 15th, bi-weekly March 20, weekly March 13, 20, & 27.

Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent at 7:00 p.m. This Friday, March 17th at St. Mary’s, next Friday, Match 24th at St. Ladislas.

They're Hungry! St. Mary's semi-annual food drive for our neighbors in south Columbus will be held this weekend, March 11 - 12. St. Ladislas and Southside Community Ministries need our help. Any basic shelf-life food such as cereal, jelly, or canned goods is most welcome. The pantries also need monetary gifts to purchase large quantities of food from Mid Ohio Foodbank ($2.00 will buy 10 cases of corn)! Members of the Social Concerns Committee will be at the back of church after each Mass to accept your donations. Foodbank help is needed - call Jeanne Sauer at 253-6815 to volunteer. Thank you!

4-S Club Ladies Auxiliary delicious ham steak dinner Sunday, March 19th from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Everyone welcome - 281 Whittier St. Cost $7.00.

New Ministry Schedules are ready for pick-up at the back of church.

Altar Servers are needed for all Masses. Please sign up at the back of church. Thank you.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES March 18-19

                              ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                                           EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                        SACRISTAN

  4:00 PM           Volunteers Needed             A.Graf, J.Testa                                 K.Brown, M.Campbell, F.Carrick, E.Hayes           S.Testa    

  9:00 AM           Volunteers Needed             B.Collins,                                         J.Auer, C.Badurina, G.Bowman,

                                                                             C.Harding                                       A.Breitfeller, M.Gerlach, B.Hilsheimer                    F.Melton

11:30 AM           Volunteers Needed             T.Martello,                                        A/J. Andrews, D. & D. Bosner,                       

                                                                             P.Dineen                                          S.Brown, L.Duren, B.Faford                                      F.Melton

Coffee & Donuts 3/19: Knights of Columbus



From the Pastor

Dear parishioners,

       On this second Sunday of Lent, the gospel presents the Transfiguration of Jesus.  In this event, Jesus is revealed to the disciples as the true Son of God.  The voice from the cloud says: “This is my beloved Son.  Listen to Him.”

       That is central to what we are called to do during this holy season, to listen to the Lord Jesus.  It is vital for us to find some quiet time to spend with Him.  Our lives are so filled with noise and distractions that it becomes a real challenge for us to find some true quality time with our God.  But that is so important – so I really want to urge everyone to make prayer time a true priority.

       The church is open during the week until about 5:30 PM.  Please know that you are welcome to come by and make a visit.  And of course, everyone is welcome to come to Mass on weekdays as well as the weekend.  There is a small group of persons who pray evening prayer and the rosary together at 5:00 PM each weekday, so please also feel free to come and pray with them.  We have sung Evening Prayer on Wednesday evenings at 6:30, and there is also a Divine Mercy prayer group which meets every other Tuesday after the 8:30 AM Mass.  So as you can see, there are many opportunities for prayer here at St. Mary’s – please take advantage of them!

       And one nice thing about prayer is you can do it anywhere!  God is always available to us and He is anxious to hear us.  We can pray at home, in the car (one of my favorites – just turn off the radio first!), and even while walking the dog in the park.  Again, the Lord wants to have a relationship with all of us, and He wants us to grow in holiness this Lent.  Please let Him into your hearts, and “listen to Him”.

       May God bless all of you and your families.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

Fr. Hammond

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The gospel really isn’t difficult. It is surprising, in that the behavior it requires is so unexpected. Our human nature, corrupted by our sinfulness, does not respond to events of life in a divine way. But when we throw off our old self and put on our new self, our responses to people and situations we encounter slowly begin to resemble the divine way God treats us.  The Sun and Moon Over Assisi: A Personal Encounter With Francis and Clare

Thank you for your generous donations to the J.O.I.N. collection Ash Wednesday. J.O.I.N. (Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs) is a diocesan agency that provides emergency assistance to the poor in many ways. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Jesus Jam – Sunday, March 19th at St. Agatha Parish beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jesus Jams are monthly gatherings of high school youth that include Eucharistic celebrations followed by dynamic presentations. This month: Theology of the Body presented by Dr. Perry Cahall, Assistant Professor of Theology, the Pontifical College Josephinum.

Church tours: Interested in learning about St. Mary's history? Welcome Committee member Barbara Henterly will conduct church tours the 3rd Saturday of each month. Each tour will begin 30 minutes prior to the 4:00 PM Mass. If you would like to schedule a tour with Barbara you can contact her at 444-8428.

FYI: The Holy Triduum schedule will be:

Holy Thursday:   7:00 p.m.

Good Friday:      3:00 p.m.

Easter Vigil:      8:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday: 9:00 & 11:30 a.m.

 

St. Mary School News…

·       Early Dismissal (2:00 p.m.) Wednesday, March 15th.

·       No school Friday, March 17th teacher in-service day.

·       St. Mary Library is looking for old ties for an art project. We’d love your old, your tacky, your plain, or worn out ties. Look for the box in the back of church.

·       St. Mary’s Spring play “Into the Woods” will be presented Friday and Saturday March 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Adults $3, students $1.

·       St. Mary School Open House March 23rd 9:00–2:00 – come and see what makes us special!

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.

 

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

 OFFERTORY: 3 /4-5             envelopes                   $7,099.00

                                                   loose change             1,934.75

 Of the 639 envelopes mailed 178 were used

     Less 5% ($451.69) local charities

Catholic Times                      45.00

Catholic Home Missions     203.00

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Surplus this week                    1,930.75

     BINGO 3/5                                                         

     Bingo Deposit                                                       $3,833.00

     Bank                                                                           800.00

     Expenses                                                                   363.75

     Net                                                                         $2,669.25

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