THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

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

MONDAY, March 5, 2007,

Dn. 9:4b-10; Lk. 6:36-38

  7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 noon Herman Ochs

   12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Confessions

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, March 6,

Is. 1:10, 16-20; Mt. 23:1-12

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

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study

     7:00 p.m.  Inclusive Religious Education @ Atrium

WEDNESDAY, March 7,

Jer. 18:18-20; Mt. 20:17-28

      8:30 a.m. Joann Wurdack (Gr. K-4)

     2:00 p.m.  Early Dismissal

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  RCIA

THURSDAY, March 8,

Jer. 17:5-10; Lk. 16:19-31

   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 9,

Gn. 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Mt. 21:33-43, 45-46

  7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

12:00 noon Andrezej & Katarnyze Lewkowicz

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  St. Mary’s Tournament

     7:00 p.m.  Stations of the Cross @ Corpus Christi

SATURDAY, March 10, Vigil Mass

     8:00 a.m.  St. Mary’s Tournament

     3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Confessions

     4:00 p.m.  St. Mary Parishioners Living & Deceased

SUNDAY, March 11, Third Sunday of Lent

Ex. 3:1-8a, 13-15; 1 Cor. 10:1-6, 10-12; Lk. 13:1-9

      9:00 a.m.      Dorothy Brunney

                     Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Mark Michael

     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: 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: March Weekly 5, 12, 19, 26; Bi-weekly: 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 main entrance 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 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!

Training: We will be having training for all current extraordinary ministers and all those who would like to be an extraordinary minister, March 11th at 10:00am.  We will go over NEW procedures and train those who have never served in this ministry before.  We will be updating our database and schedule.  If you are unable to attend, but would still like to be an extraordinary minister please contact Jason Shanks.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES March 10-11

                      ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS            SACRISTAN

4:00 PM          S.Regan, F. & C. Collins B.Collins,                      D.Smeltzer, F.Carrick,                         

                                                                 L.Mitchell                      J.Sauer, C.Rees                                          A.Walker

9:00 AM          M.DuVall, R.Vogt,                 M.Keebaugh,                 D. & M. Smigelski, R. & T. Thomas,

                      M.Kise                                 D.Metnes                      F. & M. Wickham                                        B.Contosta

11:30 AM R.Vogt, A.Minner,                  M.Kelly,                        J.Keinle, P.Kienle, J.Lovett,   

                      A.Price                                 S.Jeffrey                        K.Hall, M.A.Metnes , D.Kise                         S.Foster

Coffee & Donuts March 11, 2007: F.Melton, M.Gerlach                 Pray for our men and women in uniform.


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

Fasting: There was an error in the Growing in Faith insert.  Under the One Minute Meditation it should read:

Lenten abstinence: According to Canon 1252, all Catholics after their 14th birthday are required to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the Fridays during Lent. Those not required to abstain are encouraged to engage in some form of penance in the spirit of the season.

Choir: singers and instrumentalist are invited 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  jseipp@columbus.rr.com 871-4487 or Amanda Walker awalker40@aol.com 11:30 choir. The Handbell choir is looking for additional ringers for the Saturday Easter Vigil Mass and Easter Sunday. contact Amanda Walker at awalker40@aol.com

Interested in Learning the Practice of Natural Family Planning?  Natural Family Planning classes are available through the Family Life Office. Instructors are couples nationally certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The classes provide instruction in the Sympto-Thermal method.  Five-class workshops will be offered at: St. Paul the Apostle Church, 313 N. State St, Westerville, on March 5, March 19, April 2, May 7, June 4, 2007.  Sign-in and refreshments at 6:45 PM; class begins promptly at 7:00 PM. and ends at 9:15 PM. Northwest Columbus Location to be announced, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 16, July 14, 2007. The registration fee is $60 per couple, which includes required course materials. To inquire about attending a NFP workshop or training as instructors, contact The Family Life Office at (614) 241-2560 or E-mail <FLOMAILBOX@colsdioc.org>

There’s nothing like a good Knight followed by a good breakfast! Please follow our good Knights from council #5429 on Sunday, March 18th to the school gym for a Chris Cakes Pancake breakfast following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Adults $5.00, students $4.00. Advance ticket sales available in the school office.

Columbus Diocese’s 10th Annual Catholic Men’s Conference will be March 10th - hosted by St Andrew parish. Theme: “Answer the Call to Holiness by Knowing the Love of Christ Eph. 3:19 Through the Family”. For details please visit our web site: WWW.COLUMBUSCATHOLICMEN.COM or contact Chuck at 614-457-7402.

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 www.cysc.com, call by phone at 614-451-4290 x 123, or write via email to info@cysc.com

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 a.m. this 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.

Diocesan Respect Life Conference with Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life as the keynote presenter Saturday, March 10th at St. Michael Church, 5750 N. high St. The conference begins with Mass at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Fee of $15 includes continental breakfast and catered lunch. For more information please contact the diocesan Office of Social Concerns at 241-2540.

Collection Counters: We are looking at changing counting procedures. Soon we will begin counting the collection on Monday mornings in the Atrium of the Burkley Center. All current collection counters are encouraged to continue counting and new counters are welcome. Please call the parish office to volunteer!

Thank you!! The collection Ash Wednesday for J.O.I.N. was $1,516.00.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

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

 

OFFERTORY: 2/24-25               envelopes               $4,190.00

                                                   loose change                978.00

                                                   13 ECO                        765.00

                                                                       Total    $5,570.00

The Catholic Times         $124.00

Catholic Home Missions  $258.00

Bingo February 25th Deposit $3,549.00     

Thank you to those who worked Bingo February 25th: Dick Hilsheimer, Leo Thurn, Jim Morbitzer, Kathy Morbitzer,  Theresa Ellen,Sharyn Perry, Lisa Lawler, Lisa Peruzzi, Sandy Dunlap, Carolyn Regan, Tracie Johnson, Cari Angelo, Kelly Quickert, Charles Peoples, Helena Carter, Melissa & Gary Armstrong.

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