THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

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

                            Jewels

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

Holy Week

MONDAY, April 2,

Is. 42:1-7; Jn. 12:1-11

  7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 noon JoAnn Wurdack

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, April 3,

Is. 49:1-6; Jn. 13:21-33, 36-38

   12:00 noon.   Helen Kurguz

    10:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross (all school)

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study

WEDNESDAY, April 4,

Is. 50:4-9; Mt. 26:14-25

      12:00 noon.    Rev. Arvids Bernans

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

THURSDAY, April 5, Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Ex. 12:1-8, 11-14; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Jn. 13:1-15

     7:00 p.m.  Andrezej & Katarnyze Lewkowicz

                     Eucharistic Adoration until 12 midnight

FRIDAY, April 6, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

Is. 52:13-53:12; Heb. 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn. 18:1-19, 42

   3:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the

                  Cross, and Holy Communion

SATURDAY, April 7, Easter Vigil: Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Baptism, and Eucharist

Gn. 1:1:1-2:2; Ex. 14:15-15:1; Is. 55:1-11; Lk. 24:1-12

     9:00 p.m.  Hank Russell

SUNDAY, April 8, Easter Sunday: Resurrection of the Lord

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

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

    11:30 a.m.      Kulzer/Wind Families

                     NO 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, 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.

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 (Electronic 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:; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Bi-weekly: 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.

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. 

The 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.

Reminder: Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence.

All are invited to stay for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following the Holy Thursday Mass.

Volunteers to serve coffee & donuts between the 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. Masses are needed. Call Marge Smigelski at 871-8142 if you are available.

FYI: No Bingo on Easter Sunday!!



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES April 5 – April 8

                  DATE          ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                  

7:00 PM      April 5        M.Lovett,                              A.Ruefle                        D.& L. Mitchell,

                                    M. & E.DiSabato                   D.Smeltzer                    E.Holleran, J.Auer, M.Wickham,                  

3:00 PM      April 6        C. & F. Collins, S. Regan       B. Collins, Volunteer       None needed                                             

9:00 PM      April 7        R.Ratliff, A.Minner                 M. & M. Keebaugh,        R. & T. Thomas, J. Shanks,                        

                                    J.LaMotte                              M.Kelly                         M. Wickham, D.Smeltzer                            

9:00 AM      April 8        R.Vogt, T.Carter                     D.Metnes,                     M. & C. McKernan, D. & M. Smigelski,

                                    M.Badurina                           P.Dineen                       M.Metnes, E.Holleran                                 

11:30 AM    April 8        M.Lovett, C.Collins,        B.Collins,                      P. Kienle, B.Jones, D.VanHorn,    

                                    S.Regan                               P.Mortimer                     A.VanHorn, D.Kise, L.Duren                        

No Coffee & Donuts April 8th – Easter Sunday                              Pray for our men and women in uniform



Listening Session: Father Thomas would like to hear from any and all parishioners about their ideas for parish life here, about their concerns, or their questions and suggestions. He has been meeting with various committees and boards, but has not yet had a chance to hear from a broader audience. He will meet in church with those who wish to remain after the 4:00 p.m. Mass April 14th. He will meet in the gym at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday the 15th. Members of boards and committees are especially encouraged to attend so that they too can hear other’s input.

Daily Mass Schedule: Please note some minor changes in the schedule of daily Masses for the next two weeks. The noon Mass time rather than the 8:30 a.m. time will be more standard. The next school Mass will be on April 18th.

Youth Group Meeting and Retreat: High School students and 7th and 8th graders are invited to tonight’s (Sunday) meeting of the youth group from 7:00  to 8:30 p.m. in the Atrium. There will be a presentation about an overnight retreat to be offered on April 28th and 29th.

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

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Come join us for

the Feast of Mercy Sunday

April 15, 2007.

Where:

St Mary’s

at 684 S. Third Street

 

Our celebration:

11:30 a.m. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

12:30 p.m. Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Confessions will be heard

2:30 p.m. The Holy Rosary

3:00 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy

3:30 p.m. Vespers

4:00 p.m. Benediction

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Good Friday:

Special Collection is for the Holy Land. Your donation will help protect the Holy Places and Christian Shrines.

Walking Stations of the Cross in downtown Columbus – those interested in walking these stations please meet in our parking lot at 7:30 a.m.

Reminder: Mass on Holy Saturday is at 9:00 p.m. there is no 4:00 p.m. Mass Holy Saturday.

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.

·       St. Mary Music Department presents a Musical Review on 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!

·       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 diabetes 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.

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: 3/24-25               envelopes               $5,708.00

                                                   loose change             1,063.60

                                                   14 ECO                        865.00

                                                                       Total    $7,636.60

Catholic Overseas Relief   $128.00

Catholic Times                       14.00

Bingo March 25th Deposit $2,974.00

Thank you to those who worked Bingo March 25th: Dick Hilsheimer, Leo Thurn, Jim & Kathy Morbitzer, Suzanne Martello, Snady Dunlap, Carolyn Regan, Sharyn Perry, Mark Watkins, Theresa Ellen, Cari Angelo. Kitchen: Kelli Quickert, Melissa & Gary Armstrong. Food Donors: Julie Graham-Price, Chris Davis.

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