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

MONDAY, March 20, Joseph, husband of Mary

2 Sm. 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22; Mt. 1:16, 18-21, 24a

     7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 p.m.  Joe Testa, Jr.

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  Marriage Info Night

TUESDAY, March 21,

Dn. 3:25, 34-43; Mt. 18:21-35

     8:30 a.m. George A. Finnerty, Jr. (Grades 5-8)

   12:30 p.m.   Confessions

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study – Shanks

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

WEDNESDAY, March 22,

Dt. 4: 1, 5-9; Mt. 5:17-19

     8:30 a.m. Nova King (Grades K-4)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  RCIA & RCIC

   . 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study - Clabeaux

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

     7:00 p.m.  Festival Meeting

THURSDAY, March 23,

Jer. 7:23-28; Lk. 11:14-23

     9:00 a.m.  St. Mary School Open House

     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 24,

Hos. 14:2-10; Mk. 12:28-34

   12:00 p.m.  Deacon Fred Schmitt

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

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

SATURDAY, March 25, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Jerrye Rushia

SUNDAY, March 19, Third Sunday of Lent

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

     9:00 a.m. Joseph Testa, Jr. (2nd Scrutiny)

                     Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m.  St. Mary Parishioners

      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, 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.

RCIA this Wednesday, March 22nd “The Creed” presented by Father Hammond. All are welcome. We begin with Evening Prayer in the church at 6:30 p.m.

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: bi-weekly March 20, weekly March 20, & 27.

+Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent at 7:00 p.m. This Friday, March 24th at St. Ladislas, next Friday, March 31st at Corpus Christi.

Wednesday night Bible Study will begin the Gospel of John this Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Burkley Center. John Clabeaux will lead this study. All are welcome!

Foodbank help is needed - call Jeanne Sauer at 253-6815 to volunteer. Thank you!

Choir rehearsal for Holy Week has begun.  Rehearsals are  Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 9:00. All are welcome.

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.

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


                              ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                                           EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                        SACRISTAN

  4:00 PM           Volunteers Needed             M.Keebaugh, T.Neirman              M.Detrick, D. & L. Mitchell, E.Holleran                    E. Holleran

  9:00 AM           M.Badurina, T.Carter           R.Driscoll,                                       B.Hess, C.Goodall, S.Thibaut,

                                                                             K.Haytas                                         E. Hoffman, B.Jones, R.Thomas                                      J.Carone

11:30 AM           M.Lovett                                  M.Hicks,                                           S.Jeffrey, S.Joy, J.Kienle,                      

                                                                             P.Mortimer                                       P.Kienle, J.Lovett, L.Lovett                                        J.Carone

Coffee & Donuts 3/26: D. & J. Tobin

From the Pastor

Dear parishioners,

       Much has been happening here at St. Mary’s lately, and I wish to thank a number of persons for their goodness to us.  First, I want to thank Don Thibaut for the beautiful job he did in painting the statue of Mary.  I’m sure you will all agree that he did terrific work!

       I also want to thank Dave Smigelski for installing the lights over the statues of Mary and Joseph, and for the countless hours he has worked to spruce up the sacristy.  Things are really looking good!  Many people have also given donations to pay for the improvements we are making, and I am grateful for their generosity.

       Then there is Kathy Chellis and her cohorts on the social concerns committee, who have been collecting money and goods for the south side food pantries.  They raised over $1400.00!  Thank you for volunteering your time and energy to help the poor.

       For the past two weekends, we again hosted the all Ohio St. Mary’s basketball tournament.  I want to be sure to thank David Oddi and the Athletic Association for another successful tourney.  Their hard work always pays off, and everyone had a good time.

       As you can see, many people contribute their time, talent, and treasure to help make St. Mary’s the special place that it is.  I ask everyone to continue to reflect upon giving of themselves for the good our the parish.  Please be as generous as you can, as this is a great way to give back to the Lord for all He has done for us.

       May the Lord continue to bless us and help us to grow in His grace and His love during this holy season.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Hammond


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.

We must learn to move beyond ourselves, to say no to instant gratification, to set limits on our own needs and somehow meet someone else’s needs. That’s why Jesus commanded us to love. Until we love, we really do not even know who we are.

Catholic Update, “Letting God In: Daily Meditations for Lent”

St. Mary Festival Meeting with new leaders will be Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 PM contact John LaMotte for more information at 469-0899.

Please support the Knights of Columbus annual charity raffle. Your support will help to fund he good works of the order. Tickets are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

Please join the Knights of Columbus at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25th at St. Ladislas Church 277 Reeb Ave. for rosary and benediction in recognition of the “Day of the Unborn.”

Has squeezing the toothpaste tube from the middle doused the flames of romance in your marriage?  A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend can rekindle the sparks you felt on your wedding day! Upcoming Marriage Encounter weekends are March 31-April 2 and July 21-23.  Weekends fill up quickly, so a prompt response is encouraged. For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 740-746-9003 or visit our website at

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Pantry Collection by donating food, money, time and/or prayers to this effort! Due to your generosity, St. Mary's gave $750.00 to the pantry at St. Ladislas Church as well as the pantry at Southside Community Ministries . May God bless you all!

St. Mary School News…

·       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 /11-12             envelopes               $4,701.00

                                                   loose change             1,084.00

 Of the 639 envelopes mailed 144 were used

     Less 5% ($289.25) local charities

Catholic Times                      40.00

Catholic Home Missions       65.00

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                      1,318.00

     BINGO 3/12                                                       

     Bingo Deposit                                                       $3,224.00

     Bank                                                                           800.00

     Expenses                                                                   514.35

     Net                                                                         $1,909.65

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