SATURDAY, September 2, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Mary Jo McCarthy

SUNDAY, September 3, Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dt. 4:1-2, 6-8; Jas. 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mk. 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

      9:00 a.m.      Rocky Sparkman

                     Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m.  St. Mary Parishioners Living & Deceased

                     (Donnelly & Ghering Baptisms)

    7:00 p.m.   Bingo

MONDAY, September 4, Labor Day

1 Cor. 2:1-5; Lk. 4:16-30

                             NO School!

     9:00 a.m.   Edmund O’Boyle

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, September 5,

1 Cor. 2:10b-16; Lk. 4:31-37

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

   12:30 p.m.   Confessions

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study – Shanks

     6:30 p.m.  Fellowship Dinner

WEDNESDAY, September 6, (Gr. 5-8)

1 Cor. 3:1-9; Lk. 4:38-44

     8:30 a.m. Margaret Russell

     2:00 p.m.  Early Dismissal

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  RCIA & RCIC

     7:00 p.m.  Bible Study

THURSDAY, September 7,  

1 Cor. 3:18-23; Lk. 5:1-11

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.   Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.   Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, September 8, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mi. 5:1-4a; Mt. 1:1-16

     7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 p.m.  Joseph Testa, Jr.

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, September 9, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Ruth Hafner (Jones & Henry Baptisms)

SUNDAY, September 10, Twenty-third Sunday in

Is. 35:4-7a; Jas. 2:1-5; Mk. 7:31-37                    Ordinary Time

      9:00 a.m.      St. Mary Parishioners Living & Deceased

                     Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m.  Tom & Becky Judge

                     Parish Picnic

    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, 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: Weekly September 4, 11, 18, 25; bi-weekly 11, 25; Monthly 1st or 15th.

The Wednesday night Bible Study Group will continue meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. 2nd floor of the Burkley center.

The Tuesday Night Bible Study with Jason Shanks will meet at 6pm on the second floor of the Burkley Center. We will be studying the books of Acts.

Are you interested in learning about the Catholic faith? Have you been away from the Church for awhile? Were you baptized, but never confirmed?  Then the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is for you. If you know of someone who might be interested in the program, consider inviting and bringing them to the program.

From Father Thomas: I can continue hearing confessions from 12:30 to 1:30 on Tuesday during August. In September I need to change that time to Monday 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Thanks for your understanding. The new time will commence September 11th.

Offertory Gifts: Would your family like to carry up the gifts at offertory? Sign up sheets to do so are near the pictures of the Pope and Bishop.

Choir Practice: September 6th the 9:00 a.m. choir will begin rehearsals beginning at 7:00 p.m. New members are welcome for both 9:00 & 11:30 choirs.


                              ALTAR SERVER                             LECTOR                                 EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                        SACRISTAN

4:00 PM         J.Engle,                               M.Keebaugh,                 D. & L. Mitchell                                                                               J.LaMotte, A.Price                T.Nierman                     K.Brown, M.Campbell                                  A.Walker

9:00 AM         A.Bartholomew                     R.Driscoll                      B.Hess, C.Goodall, S. Thibaut,                                                         V.Relli, J.Cooper                    K.Haytas                       E.Hoffman, B.Jones, S.Martt                        B.Contasta

11:30 AM N.Mattox,                                    M.Hicks   ,                     J.Kienle, P.Kienle, J.Lovett                                                               A.Starrett, T.Zervas        S.Moraine                     K.Hall, M.A.Metnes, J.Tobin                        S.Foster

Coffee & Donuts 9/10: K.Haytas, P.Mortimer.

Anointing of the Sick: The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will take place after all the Masses on the weekends of September 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24. Persons who are ill are encouraged to be anointed at ONE of these occasions. The opportunity is repeated several times so that people do not have to wait in a long line. Father Thomas will talk about the sacrament beforehand. Of course, healthy adults and children should not come forward for this anointing, as Father will explain.

Our Parish Picnic Sunday, is September 10th following the 11:30 Mass. Following the picnic Father Thomas will take parish High School students bowling! Please sign up at the back of church for this bowling event, or call Monday at 445-9668. Cost is $5.00.

St. Peter Claver was born at Verdu, Catalonia, Spain, in 1580. He studied at the Jesuit college of Barcelona, entered the Jesuit novitiate at Tarragona in 1602 and took his final vows on August 8th, 1604. While studying philosophy at Majorca, the young religious was influenced by St. Alphonsus Rodriguez to go to the Indies and save "millions of perishing souls."

In 1610, he landed at Cartagena (modern Colombia), the principle slave market of the New World, where a thousand slaves were landed every month. After his ordination in 1616, he dedicated himself by a special vow to the service of slaves - a work that was to last for thirty-three years. He labored unceasingly for the salvation of the African slaves and the abolition of slave trade, and the love he lavished on them was something that transcended the natural order.

Boarding the slave ships as they entered the harbor, he would hurry to the revolting inferno of the hold, and offer whatever poor refreshments he could afford; he would care for the sick and dying, and instruct the slaves through catechists before administering the Sacraments. Through his efforts three hundred thousand souls entered the Church. Furthermore, he did not lose sight of his converts when they left the ships, but followed them to the plantations to which they were sent, encouraged them to live as Christians, and prevailed on their masters to treat them humanely. He died in 1654.

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The Literacy Program for Hispanic students on the South side is in great need of volunteers to teach once a week to individual adults. The classes are held at St. Ladislas, 277 Reeb Ave. on Thursday evenings between 6 and 7 p.m. You will be given training and materials. This is a very rewarding experience for our teachers, but we are in need of more of them. Please call Sr. Barbara at 443-2828 ext. 202.

They’re Hungry! St. Mary’s Social Concerns Committee is once again conducting the semi-annual food drive for our neighbors in south Columbus. St. Ladislas as well as Southside Community Ministries need our help. Any basic shelf-life food such as cereal, peanut butter, canned goods, etc. is most welcome. The pantries also need monetary gifts to purchase large quantities of food from Mid-Ohio FoodBank (e.g. $2.00 will buy 10 cases of corn)!  Members of the committee will be at the doors after each mass on 9/16-17, and 9/23-24. We appreciate all offerings! If anyone is interested in volunteering at the pantries, please e-mail Kathy Chellis call her at 443-1001 or email (

Golfers Needed 4-S Club Golf Scramble for the benefit of St. Mary School on Sunday, September 24, 2006 at Fox Fire Golf Club – shotgun start at noon. Golfers and donations gladly accepted. Contact Bob Dolder, 491-7442.

Catholic Order of Foresters is having a reverse raffle to benefit St. Mary’s School Tuition Assistance Fund on Sunday September 10, from 2 – 8 pm at the 4-S Club winner receives $500.00. Tickets are $10.00 each. Everyone is welcome there will be food and games for the kids.

St. Mary School News…

·       St. Mary School Open House is Thursday, September 7th. All are welcome to attend. Parish organizations may set-up tables in the gym for recruiting and information purposes. Please call the school office 444-8994 for information and to reserve a table.

·    Breakfast with a book this Wednesday at 7:50 a.m. in the school gym!

·    This past summer the St. Mary’s Summer Camp program visited: The Cincinnati Reds, The Chiller, Columbus Public Library, COSI, The Whistle Factory, Magic Mountain, Circle-S Farms, Sawmill Lanes and Grandview Pool!

·    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: 8/19-20                  envelopes            $4,247.00

                                                   loose change                990.00

                                                   13 ECO                      $805.00

Of the 644 envelopes mailed 135 were used

     Less 5% ($288.68) charities

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                      1,061.00

     BINGO August 20                                           

        Bingo Deposit                                       $1,323.00

        Bank                                                          800.00

        Expenses                                                  439.71

        Net                                              $83.29

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