SATURDAY, February 24, Vigil Mass

     3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Confessions

     4:00 p.m.  JoAnn Wurdack

SUNDAY, February 25, First Sunday of Lent

Deut. 26:4-10; Rom. 10:8-13; Lk. 4:1-13

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

                     Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Dorothy Brunney

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, February 26,

Lev. 19:1-2, 11-18; Mt. 25:31-46

  7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 noon Hank Russell

   12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Confessions

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, February 27,

Is. 55:10-11; Mt:7-15

     8:30 a.m.  Helen Kurguz (Gr. 5-8)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study

WEDNESDAY, February 28,

Jon 3:1-10; Lk. 11:29-32

      8:30 a.m. Richard Gianvito (Gr. K-4)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  RCIA

THURSDAY, March 1,

Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Mt. 7:7-12

   12:00 Noon  Communion Service

     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 2,

Ez. 18:21-28; Mt. 5:20-26

  7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

12:00 noon Andrezej & Katarnyze Lewkowicz

   12:30 p.m.   First Friday Eucharistic Adoration  

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  St. Mary’s Tournament begins

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

SATURDAY, March 3, Vigil Mass

     8:00 a.m.  St. Mary’s Tournament

     3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Confessions

     4:00 p.m.  Richard Norup

SUNDAY, March 4, Second Sunday of Lent

Gn. 15:5-12, 17-18; Phil 3:17-4:1; Lk. 9:28b-36

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

                     Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      JoAnn Rachiele

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo


Pray for our men and women in uniform.

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: Evelyn Spiert, Carrie Heigel

At Home: Charlie Campbell, Diane Carrick, Josephine Calabro, Fred Courtney, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Marie McGrath, Rita Redwood, Sophia Grace, Anna Czernik, Tim McManus.

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: February weekly: 26; March Weekly 5, 12, 19, 26; Bi-weekly: February 26; March 12, 26; Monthly March 1st or 15th.

Young-at-Heart Lenten Project: Collecting toilet tissue and soap products for St. Francis Center, McArthur Ohio. Items may be left in the rear of church. Arrangement for donations of larger items (clothing, household items, etc.) may be made by calling 443-6154 or 443-1032.

St. Mary's semi-annual food drive for our neighbors in south Columbus will be held on February 24-25 and March 3-4. St. Ladislas and Southside Community Ministries need our help. Any basic shelf-life food such as cereal, peanut butter, 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)! Volunteers will be at the back of church after each mass to accept your donations. We appreciate all offerings!

Please pray for our RCIA members as they prepare for the Rite of Election this Sunday. Our RCIA group members are: Stephanie Adams, Dino & Lisa D’Aurelio, Steven English, Jen Gambla, Rafaella Giannetto, Jon & Michelle Giganti, Melissa Hayes, Debra McDonald, Jason Mulkey, Anita Pandey, Amber Stokes, Amanda, Rosie & Nick Suclescy, Jennifer Taylor, Anesia Wells, Adam Yakovich, Kyle Bergeron, Dawn Butler, Colton & Cassandra Plageman.


                      ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS            SACRISTAN

4:00 PM          K. S. & T. Lawler,                 M.Keebaugh,                 K. Brown, M.Campbell,                        

                                                                  T. Nierman                     J.Sauer, E.Holleran                                  T.Nierman  

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

                      M.Kise                                 K.Haytas                       E.Hoffman, B.Jones, P.Mortimer               P.Smith

11:30 AM A.Minner, M.Lovett,        M.Hicks,,                      J.Keinle, P.Kienle, J. & L.Lovett,   

                      N.Mattox                               S.Moraine                      K.Hall, M.A.Metnes                                  A.Carpenter

Coffee & Donuts March 4, 2007: J. & P. Kenneh

FINANCIAL REPORT PART THREE: In previous financial reports, Father Thomas indicated we may see a surplus of $26,000 this year to use on much needed repairs in the spring.  On the school front, the Finance Committee advised Father Thomas and Sister Regina regarding tuition rates for next year.  The two of them agreed on a tuition freeze as a way to encourage recruitment and retention of students. 

As further incentives, we will offer school families a $100 discount off of their total tuition bill if the bill is paid completely by June 1, 2007; we will be picking up the $38 registration fee for those who choose to go with our pay as you go plan (FACTS); and the 5% charge for using the pay as you go plan will be dropped. We will be graduating a very large 8th grade class this year.  So please spread the good news about St. Mary School to friends who have little ones eligible to enter our younger grades.

The three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Prayer: More time given to prayer during Lent should draw us closer to the Lord. Daily Mass, Stations of the Cross, First Friday Eucharistic Adoration, Evening Prayer & rosary are some opportunities for prayer.

Stations of the Cross: Friday at 7:00 p.m. with an opportunity for confession.

March 2nd      St. Ladislas

March 9th       Corpus Christi

March 16th     St. Mary’s

March 23rd     St. Ladislas

March 30th     Corpus Christi

Stations of the Cross: Wednesday at 3:00 PM:

February 28 thru April 4 at St. Leo Church.

Enter thru West door – handicap ramp and good parking. If you need transportation or information please call Lori Mitchell, 444-8353. Father Thomas, in conjunction with the Southside Vicariate, has approved this devotion to take place in the afternoons at St. Leo to especially accommodate the elderly who would prefer not to come out in the evening.

4-S Club all-you-can-eat fish plus choice of two sides - baked potato, French fries, macaroni and cheese, or cole slaw $9,.  Rolls and butter come with the deal. Steaks MAY be available in lieu of fish (they said "hopefully".)  Fridays of Lent 6pm to 8pm.

Bishop Hartley High School has rescheduled its Winter Open House for Wednesday, March 7. All seventh and eighth graders and their families who are interested in learning more about its school are invited to visit the campus. The program begins promptly at 7 pm. If you have any questions, please call 237-5421.

Gala Committee Expanding: If you are able to help organize the Gala/Dinner/Auction/Dance, you are most welcome at the meeting of the committee at 10:00 next Sunday, (March 4th) in the gym. Or just leave a message with Father Thomas that you are able to help. The committee is in the process of splitting into sub committees, and most of the planning has been completed. Now comes the execution phase. Remember to mark May 20th to join in the fun.

Choir: We are sending out an invitation to singers and instrumentalist to join the 9:00 or 11:30 choir during the Lenten season / Easter Services. For additional information on dates and time of rehearsals, contact Joy Seipp 9:00 choir 871-4487 or Amanda Walker 11:30 choir.

     The Handbell choir is looking for additional ringers for the Saturday Easter Vigil Mass and Easter Sunday. You do not need to be able to read music to be able to ring. For additional information on dates and time of rehearsals, contact Amanda Walker at

Registrations are now available for the seventh annual CATHOLIC YOUTH SUMMER CAMP.  Camp is from July 22-27 for high school students (current 8th - 12th graders) and July 29 - August 3 for Junior High (current 5th - 7th graders) students.  This six-day resident camp features high adventure activities such as jet skis, tubing, horseback riding, canoeing, and mountain biking in a supportive, Catholic environment.  The evening features the band “Fiery Fish,” along with fun games, humorous skits, moving dramas, and inspiring talks around the call of Jesus to “Come Follow Me.”  To get more information or to download a registration go to, call by phone at 614-451-4290 x 123, or write via email to

Columbus Diocese’s 10th Annual CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE will be March 10th - hosted by St Andrew parish. For details please visit our web site: WWW.COLUMBUSCATHOLICMEN.COM or contact Chuck at 614-457-7402.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

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


OFFERTORY: 2/10-11               envelopes               $3,984.00

                                                   loose change             1,006.00

                                                   13 ECO                        765.00

                                                                       Total    $5,755.00

The Catholic Times       $412.00

Bingo February 18th Deposit $3,220.00     

Thank you to those who worked Bingo February 18th: Dick Hilsheimer, Leo Thurn, Jim Morbitzer, Kathy Morbitzer,  Theresa Ellen, Greg Ellen, Anna Collins, Gina Vance, Dawn Deaterla, Suzanne Martello, John LaMotte, Tim Hall, Debbie DuVall, Karen Durano, Kelly Mullins. Bakers: Father Thomas, Dick Hilsheimer, Sheila Naegele.

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