SATURDAY, July 22, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Mary Jo McCarthy

     6:00 p.m.  Stiff/Hilbert Wedding

SUNDAY, July 23, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jer 23:1-6; Eph. 2:13-18; Mk. 6:30-34

      9:00 a.m.      Joe Testa, Jr.

                            Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m.  St. Mary Parishioners

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, July 24, Sharbel Makhluf, priest

Mi. 6:1-4, 6-8; Mt. 12:38-42

   12:00 p.m.  Helen Kurguz

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, July 25, James, apostle

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

     8:30 a.m. Margaret Russell

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  Jordan Conference

WEDNESDAY, July 26, Joachim & Anne, parents of Mary

Jer. 1:1, 4-10; Mt. 13:1-9

     8:30 a.m. Andrezej & Katarnyze Lekowicz

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  Bible Study – Clabeaux

THURSDAY, July 27,

Jer. 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13; Mt. 13: 10-17

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.   Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.   Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, July 28,

Jer. 3:14-17; Mt. 13:18-23

   12:00 p.m.  John H. Reis

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, July 29, Vigil Mass

     1:00 p.m.  Wehrle/Bivens Wedding

     4:00 p.m.  Mary Jo McCarthy

SUNDAY, July 30, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary


2 Kgs. 4:42-44; Eph. 4:1-6;  Jn. 6:1-15

      9:00 a.m.      Raymond Goodall

                            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.

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: July: weekly 24th, & 31st; bi-weekly 31st.

The Wednesday night Bible Study Group with John Clabeaux will meet at 7 PM on the second floor of the Burkley Center.

Jordan Conference – The next Jordan Conference (Baptism preparation) is July 25, 2006 at 7 PM. Please call the parish office to register.

Saint Mary Parish 81st Annual Homecoming Festival is Friday & Saturday, August 11th & 12th. Please drop your ticket stubs and check/cash in the collection basket or parish office. Additional tickets are available in the parish office.

FYI: I will be in school afternoons July 17th – 28th but I will be working in the parish office in the mornings. Thanks, Cindy Oddi

St. Vincent de Paul donations will be accepted after the Masses the weekend of July 29-30.

A new ministry schedule for July 29-30 and the month of August is available at the back of church. If you cannot fill your ministry, please get a substitute.

Marriage Info Night will be moved in August to Tuesday, August 22nd. This is due to the Parish Feast day Mass and procession that is August 15th, the third Tuesday in August.



                                        ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                        EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS              SACRISTAN

4:00 PM      J.LaMotte, J.Engle,                   C.Skinner,              D.Smeltzer, F.Carrick,                                                                            A.Price                                 W.Bedford              F.Melton, C.Rees                                 F.Melton 

9:00 AM         F. & C. Collins,                     B.Collins,               J.Auer, C.Badurina, G.Bowman,                                                               M.Badurina                            C.Harding               A.Breitfeller, M.Gerlach, B.Hilsheimer    F.Melton

11:30 AM D. & M. Martello                    T.Martello,              D. & D. Bosner, S.Brown,                                                                       W.Martello                            P.Dineen                L.Duren, B. Faford, S.Jeffrey                 F.Melton

Coffee & Donuts 7/30: J. & P. Kenneh.

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 the parish office at 445-9668. Sandra Thompson, Silent Auction chair.

St. Mary’s will host a Protecting God’s Children session on Saturday, August 5th from 12 Noon to 3 PM in the atrium (Burkley Center). The safety of our children and young people is best assured when all adults have been trained and understand how to build a safe environment for children. To register go to No user id or password is needed to register for a session. Fingerprinting must be done at another time either at the Catholic Center 197 E. Gay St. or at one of the area high schools. Please call first to make arrangements.

Sts. Joachim and Anne - Feastday: July 26

By tradition Joachim and Anne are considered to be the names of the parents of Mary, the Mother of God. We have no historical evidence, however, of any elements of their lives, including their names. Any stories about Mary's father and mother come to us through legend and tradition.

We get the oldest story from a document called the Gospel of James, though in no way should this document be trusted to be factual, historical, or the Word of God. The legend told in this document says that after years of childlessness, an angel appeared to tell Anne and Joachim that they would have a child. Anne promised to dedicate this child to God (much the way that Samuel was dedicated by his mother Hannah -- Anne -- in 1 Kings).

For those who wonder what we can learn from people we know nothing about and how we can honor them, we must focus on why they are honored by the church. Whatever their names or the facts of their lives, the truth is that it was the parents of Mary who nurtured Mary, taught her, brought her up to be a worthy Mother of God. It was their teaching that led her to respond to God's request with faith, "Let it be done to me as you will." It was their example of parenting that Mary must have followed as she brought up her own son, Jesus. It was their faith that laid the foundation of courage and strength that allowed her to stand by the cross as her son was crucified and still believe.  Anne (or Ann) is the patron saint of Christian mothers and of women in labor. Source: Catholic Online: Angels & Saints

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

The Diocesan Summer Institute (sponsored by the Ministry Formation Office) Keynote Address by: Reverend Art Espelage, OFM, J.C.D. Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. “Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: Looking Toward Pastoral Implementation” From Jesus to Benedict XVI, the exercise of service became established as one of the Church’s essential activities, along with the administration of the sacraments and the proclamation of the word. Pope Benedict calls this diaconia, “the ministry of charity exercised in a communitarian, orderly way as being part of the fundamental structure of the Church.” (Deus Caritas Est, n. 21). This presentation considers Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord, the resource guide of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in the light of the gospels and recent magisterial teachings to explore possible pastoral applications at the diocesan level.

A Friar Minor priest of the Province of Saint John the Baptist, Cincinnati, Ohio, Fr. Espelage was educated in the internal schools of his order, the University of Dayton, and he was ordained in 1971. He earned his doctorate in canon law in 1989 from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He presently serves as Executive Coordinator of the Canon Law Society of America with headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area. These presentations are free and open to the public.

St. Mary School News…

·       School office closed until July 30.

·       The Ohio Department of Education is opening the Voucher Ohio Choice Scholarships applications. From July 31 through August 2 we will accept applications for registration and voucher students at the school. Call Cindy Skinner after July 30th for more details at 444-8994.

·       School opens August 28, 2006!!

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.

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

OFFERTORY: 7/15-16                  envelopes            $5,297.30

                                                   loose change             1,564.00

                                                   ECO                         1,150.00

 Of the 644 envelopes mailed 146 were used

     Less 5% ($343.07) charities

          Catholic Times                     $35.00

           Holy Father                           $5.00

           Catholic Home Missions       $5.00

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                         241.70

     BINGO July 16                                                 

     Bingo Deposit                                                       $2,624.00

       Bank                                                                         800.00

       Expenses                                                                 665.34

       Net                                                     $1,158.66

BAA  total  $70,557.00 Thank you