SATURDAY, May 6, Vigil Mass

     9:00 a.m.  Marriage Retreat

     4:00 p.m.  Joseph Testa, Jr (Andrews Baptism)

SUNDAY, May 7, Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:8-12; 1 Jn. 3:1-2; Jn. 10:11-18

      9:00 a.m.      Living & Deceased of the Frank Wirth Family

                            Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m.  Helen Kurguz

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, May 8,

Acts 11:1-18; Jn. 10:1-10

     7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 p.m.  Marilyn Hilsheimer

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  Knights of Columbus

     7:00 p.m.  Social Concerns


Acts 11:19-26; Jn. 10:22-30

     8:30 a.m. Raymond Goodall (Gr. 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

WEDNESDAY, May 10, Bl. Damien de Veuster of Moloka’i

Acts 12:24-13:5a; Jn. 12:44-50

     8:30 a.m. Andrezej & Katarnyze Lekowicz (Gr. K-4)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  Bible Study – Clabeaux


Acts 13:13-25; Jn. 13:16-20

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.   Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.   Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, May 12, Nereus & Achilleus; Pancras, martyrs

Acts 13:26-33; Jn. 14:1-6

     7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

    12:00 p.m. Helen Kurguz

    12:30 p.m. First Communion Retreat/Practice

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     8:00 p.m.   Adult Open Gym

SATURDAY, May 13, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Edna Phillips

                     St. Mary’s First Communion

SUNDAY, May 14, Fifth Sunday of Easter (Mother’s Day)

Acts 9:26-31; 1 Jn. 3:18-24; Jn. 15:1-8

      9:00 a.m.      St. Mary’s Parishioners

                            Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m.  Hilda Kulzer

     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.

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 –schedule: May: Monthly 1st or 15th; bi-weekly 15th; weekly 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th.

Tuesday night Bible Study with Jason Shanks meets at 6 PM on the second floor of the Burkley Center.

The Wednesday night Bible Study Group with John Clabeaux will meet at 7 PM on the second floor of the Burkley Center. New members are always welcome in either Bible Study Group.

Save yourself a tow!! The city cleans the West side of Third Street on the second Tuesday of each month and the East side on the second Wednesday of the month - May 9th & 10th.

May Crowning: Monday, May 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the church. All are invited to attend.

Spring Ministry Schedules are ready for pick-up!

4-S Club Ladies Auxiliary is having a Lasagna Dinner, Sunday, May 7th from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. at 281 Whittier St. Price is $7 everyone is welcome.

Oops – The Easter flower donation from Jennie Riedy in memory of Grandma Bennett, Sarah Ambrose, Nancy Holdren, Phillip Holdren, and Alberta Riedy was omitted from the Easter flower list.

Pray for vocations!


                                        ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                                 EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                        SACRISTAN

  4:00 PM            Volunteers Needed                       D. Smeltzer, S. Hayes         D. & L. Mitchell, B. & K. Hedges                              A. Walker 

  9:00 AM           Volunteers Needed                       R. Helon,                                S. Martt, F. Melton, A. Metoyer,

                                                                                       M. Kelly                                   P. Mortimer, S. Naegele, C. Reis                            B. Contasta

11:30 AM           Volunteers Needed                       M. Hicks,                                 S. Jeffrey, B. Faford, J. Kienle,                       

                                                                                       S. Moraine                              P. Kienle, J. Lovett, L. Lovett                                    S. Foster  


Coffee & Donuts 5/14: Knights of Columbus.


Dear parishioners,

       As I wrote last week, this weekend we begin the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  I ask everyone to support this appeal, which helps extend the ministry of the Church to all throughout the 23 counties of the Diocese of Columbus.  Our parish family has been asked to raise $41,174.

       As in past years, we are establishing an even higher goal for our parish – a total of $100,000.  To achieve this goal, I am asking each household to consider a gift of at least $600.  You have always been so generous in this appeal, and so I am confident that we can reach this goal.  That means that this appeal will be of great benefit not only to the diocese, but to our parish as well.  As you prayerfully reflect upon a gift in proportion to your financial resources, please know that Bishop Campbell and I are grateful to you for your sacrifice.  If you are unable to give this weekend, please consider making your pledge next weekend, May 13 and 14.

       Two seminarians for our diocese were ordained as deacons Saturday morning, and they will be ordained priests next year.  One of them is Adam Streitenberger, who has spent two summers here at St. Mary’s.  So I want to be sure to say “Congratulations, Adam!”, and to promise him our prayers.  May the Lord bring the good work He has begun in Adam to completion!

       With mixed feelings, we say goodbye to Deacon Tony Steinacker, who has been with us the last two school years.  On the one hand, we are sad to see him go, as he is now finished with his studies and will be returning to his diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend.  But on the other hand, we are filled with joy, since he is now ready to be ordained a priest for his diocese.  He will spend the summer as a deacon and be ordained a priest in the fall.  So, that means he is an “expectant Father”!  Congratulations, Tony, and please be assured of our prayers as you prepare for ordination.  We sincerely hope you will come visit us at St. Mary’s!

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

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

Fr. Hammond


1,824 cookies! Thank you to everyone who helped at Sunday’s cookie baking party. Together we baked 152 dozen chocolate chip cookies for the Kairos Prison Ministry.  This was much easier than baking at home alone -- and much more fun!

The Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection, and Holy Cross Cemeteries will be open on Sundays, May 7, 14, & 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. Counselors will be available to assist families with pre-need arrangements and to answer questions.

Breakfast with the Bishop, a fundraiser for Catholic Social Services, will be held May 31st at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. The event will feature Bishop Campbell and Mr. Mike Curtin, vice chairman and associate publisher of The Columbus Dispatch. For ticket information call Chris Deibel at 857-1258. Tickets are $35.00.


Theology and a Pub, Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m. This month's talk will be "Evangelization Starts at Home" by Fr. Richard Pendolphi, pastor of St. Michael Church in Worthington. Join us as Fr. Pendolphi shares stories of his work as an overseas missionary and explains that we are all evangelists by virtue of our baptism, whether we travel the world or stay in Columbus. TAP takes place at Confluence Park Restaurant, 679 W. Spring St. near downtown. For more information and/or directions contact us at

St. Mary School News…

·       Registration applications for the 2006-07 school year are being accepted for grades PK – 8. Please call the school office 444-8994 for forms and more information.

·       May 8th May Crowning at 10 a.m. and Grandparents day 10 a.m. -1 p.m. and Grandparent lunch 11 a.m.

·       Plant Pick-up day May 8th 9-6.

·       Market Day pick-up Wednesday, May 10th.


Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the upcoming 2006-07 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.


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

 OFFERTORY: 4/29-30                  envelopes           $6,368.50

                                                   loose change                577.00

 Of the 644 envelopes mailed 158 were used

     Less 5% ($347.28) local charities

Eastern Europe                    114.00

Holy Land                                 5.00

Catholic Home Missions            5.00

St. Vincent de Paul              $508.97

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                         157.50

     BINGO April 30                                                

     Bingo Deposit                                                       $3,517.00

      Bank                                                                          800.00

      Expenses                                                                  785.55

      Net                                                      $1,931.45

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