SATURDAY, March 24, Vigil Mass

     3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Confessions

     4:00 p.m.  Grispino Family

SUNDAY, March 25, Fifth Sunday of Lent

Is. 43:16-21; Phil. 3:8-14; Jn. 8:1-11

      9:00 a.m.      Dorothy Brunney

                            Coffee & Donuts

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

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, March 26, Annunciation of the Lord

Is. 7:10-14, 8-10; Heb. 10:4-10; Lk. 1:26-38

  7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 noon Living and Deceased of the Hoblit & Auer


     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  Kindergarten Parent Meeting

TUESDAY, March 27,

Nm. 21:4-9; Jn. 8:21-30

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

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study

WEDNESDAY, March 28,

Dn. 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; Jn. 8:31-42

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

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  RCIA

THURSDAY, March 29,

Gn. 17:3-9; Jn. 8:51-59

   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 30,

Jer. 20:10-13; Jn. 10:31-42

  7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

12:00 noon Ruppersburg/Felder Families

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

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

SATURDAY, March 31, Vigil Mass

     3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Confessions

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

SUNDAY, April 1, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Lk. 19:28-40; Is. 50:4-7; Phil. 2:6-11; Lk. 22:14-23:56

      9:00 a.m.      Ron Zeller

                            Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Intentions of the Holy Trinity Resurrection


     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, 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, Mary Ann Prager, Jean Kaiser.

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 26; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Bi-weekly: March 26; April 8, 22; Monthly April 1 or 15; Easter Contribution April 8.

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.

Cross International: This weekend we welcome Rev. Robert Conway who comes to us on behalf of Cross International Catholic Outreach. Parishes in Haiti and other underdeveloped countries represent more than an important source of spiritual truth for their community. They also stand as a beacon of hope for impoverished families who have nowhere else to turn for help. Come and hear how we can make a difference in the lives of our least brothers and sisters in the Third World. You can also visit their website:

Reception of Communion: Next weekend, there will be more distributors of communion under the form of bread. Father Thomas will speak about this change before mass, and give some direction for the communion process.

FYI: Holy Triduum Schedule:

Holy Thursday      7:00p.m.

Good Friday         3:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday       9:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday     9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.



                      ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS            SACRISTAN

4:00 PM          S.Regan, J. Engle                 J.Rees,                         D.Smeltzer, F.Carrick,                         

                      A.Price                                 A. Graf                          L. & D. Mitchell                                            E.Holleran

9:00 AM          J.Cooper, A.Minner,               D.Metnes,                     E.DiSabato, P.Kenneh, C.Badurina,

                      M.Badurina                           A.Ruefle                        C.Rees, B.Hess, S.Thibaut                          F.Melton

11:30 AM M.Kise, A.Starett,                  T.Martello,                     D.Kise, S.Brown, B.Jones,    

                      V.Relli                                  P.Dineen                       L.Duren, S.Jeffrey, K.Hall                             F.Melton

Coffee & Donuts April 1st: B. Hilsheimer, S.Sobony

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


St. Mary School Community Walk for Diabetes

Please join us in our walk thru Schiller Park and the German Village community. We would like for any of our parents, Grandparents, and parishioners to join us in an effort to raise awareness for Diabetes and the importance of staying fit. We will be meeting one of the goals for our wellness Policy.

       When:    Friday, April 20th

       Where: Begin and end at St. Mary School

       Time:     1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

       Rain Date:  Friday, April 27th

If anyone would like to make a donation to the American Diabetes Association feel free to do so by sending a check/money order in an envelope to school by April 13, 2007. Also, if you would like to honor someone who has disbetes send in the name(s) on a piece of paper to Mrs. Fackler (School nurse) or Miss Johnson (P.E.Teacher) by April 13th. Those names will be listed on a poster (In Honor of) that we will carry on our walk.


Stations of the Cross: The stations will be prayed at 3:00 on Wednesday this week at St. Leo and at 7:00 on Friday at Corpus Christi.

Sacrament of Penance: Confessions are heard during the Friday evening Stations of the Cross, and our parish penance service will be on April 1 at 2:00.

Anointing of The Sick: The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be administered after all the masses on March 31 and April 1st


High School Students: We have tickets to the Nationwide Arena on March 31st to watch the Junior Blue Jackets play Chicago. Call 445 9668 to make a reservation.  We will have pizza in the Atrium at 5:30 and then depart for the arena. Also, there will be a meeting of interested persons to learn about a retreat we will offer on April 28 and 29.

Flower Remembrance Forms are available in the back of Church.  The money donated goes to pay for the Easter flowers.  Names of loved ones will be put in the Easter bulletin.  April 1st is the deadline for flower remembrance forms to be turned in. 

4-S Club Ladies Auxiliary Dinner Sunday, March 25th from 12 Noon to 3:00 p.m. The $7.00 per person dinner includes: Baked Pork Chops, Dressing, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls & Butter, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake for dessert. All are invited to the 4-s Club 281 E. Whittier St. for the dinner.

From Father Thomas: With funds saved in various areas of expense, I have purchased a used piano for the first floor of the church. Down the road, I think we can recoup the expenditure with one or two concerts. In the meantime, this will not affect our operating expenses, as it is considered a capital expense. Always feel free to give me a call with any questions you may have. Thanks again to all the generous folks here who do and give so much for St. Mary’s church and school. Sister Regina and I, and our financial advisors, will be meeting with the bishop this week to discuss long term financial plans.

Gala: Free child care will be offered to our parish and school families who will be attending the May 20th Gala.  Do you have your ticket yet?

St. Mary School Notes…

·       Registration for the 2007-08 school year - grades PK through 8 is underway. If you would like an application or more information about St. Mary School please call the school office at 444-8994.

·       The Kindergarten Parent Informational Night is Monday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. If you are interested in registering your child for Kindergarten or already have, please come to this meeting.

·       St. Mary Music Department presents a Musical Review on Friday, March 30 & Saturday, March 31 @ 7:00 pm. Adults, $3.00 /students $1.00. Our current 5th and 8th graders will present highlights from our last six spring dramas, including Annie, Guys and Dolls, and Godspell. Please join us!

·       St. Mary Home & School Association will once again be holding its annual Spring Flower Sale.  We'll have order forms available in the back of church in a week or two; all orders due in by Thursday, April 26. Flowers delivered on Thursday, May 10. We'd love to help you beautify your yard!

Please call the parish at 445-9668 to sponsor a child for the 2007-08 school year.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

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


OFFERTORY: 3/17-18               envelopes               $5,486.00

                                                   loose change                998.00

                                                   6 ECO                          545.00

                                                                       Total    $7,029.00

Catholic Overseas Relief   $360.00

Eastern Europe                        5.00

Bingo March 18th Deposit $3,567.00

Thank you to those who worked Bingo March 18th: Dick Hilsheimer, Leo Thurn, Jim & Kathy Morbitzer, Lisa Lawler, Lisa Peruzzi, John LaMotte, Tim Hall, Don DuVall, Karen Durano, Theresa Ellen. Kitchen: Anna Collins, Dawn Deaterla. Food Donors: Julie Graham-Price, Chris Davis.

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