SATURDAY, August 4,

     1:00 p.m.. Litmer/English Wedding

     3:00 – 3:30 Confessions

Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Mary Jo McCarthy

SUNDAY, August 5, Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary

Eccl. 1:2, 2:21-23; Col. 3:1-5, 9-11; Lk. 12:13-21        Time

      9:00 a.m.      Parishioners of St. Mary

                            Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Mary Ann Mageean

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, August 6, Transfiguration of the Lord

Dn. 7:9-10, 13-14; 2 Pt. 1:16-19; Lk. 9:28b-36

   12:00 noon Carl Buttler

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, August 7, Sixtus II & companions / Cajetan,

Nm. 12:1-13; Mt. 14:22-36                                          priest

   12:00 noon     Deceased of the O’Neil Family

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

WEDNESDAY, August 8, Dominic, priest

Nm. 13:1-2,25-14:1, 26-29a, 34-35; Mt. 15:21-28

      12:00 noon     Patrick Thomas

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

THURSDAY, August 9, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, virgin, martyr

Nm. 20:1-13; Mt. 16:13-23

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.   Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.  Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, August 10, Lawrence, deacon, martyr

2 Cor. 9:6-10; Jn. 12:24-26

      12:00 noon     Helen Kurguz

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     5:30 p.m.  Homecoming Festival

SATURDAY, August 11,

     3:00 – 3:30 Confessions

Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Alumni & Parishioners of St. Mary’s

                            (Rita Gehring Snyder 10th anniversary of death)

     5:30 p.m.  Homecoming Festival

SUNDAY, August 12, Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary

Wis. 18:6-9; Heb. 11:1-2, 8-19; Lk. 12:32-48              Time

      9:00 a.m.      Richard Northrup

                            Coffee & Donuts

                            (Kirkland Baptism)

    11:30 a.m.      Nanette Row

     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.

At Home: Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Frank Carrick, Fred Courtney, Anna Czernik, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Julie Graham-Price, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Tim McManus, Al Moeller, Mary Ann Prager, Frank Pulsinelli, Rita Redwood, Larry Schwartz.


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: Weekly; August 6, 13, 20, 27; Bi-weekly:, August 13, 27; Monthly August 1 or 15.

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th is a holy day of obligation. Masses will be celebrated here at 12 noon and 7:00 p.m. Following the 7:00 p.m. Mass we will have a procession around the block then celebrate our patroness with a dessert reception. This will also be our thank you reception for all the workers and patrons of our 82nd Annual Homecoming Festival!

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) will start up with a cookout and informational meeting on August 29th at 6:30pm on the back patio of the rectory.  If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith then RCIA is for you.  There is no commitment to becoming Catholic, just come and learn about the faith and make decisions as you go.  All St. Mary’s parishioners are encouraged to begin praying for next year’s class and to invite those you know.  You are the greatest witness to the faith!  For more information please contact Jason Shanks at

Monday Confessions: There will be a two month suspension of Monday confessions.  They will resume on September 17 immediately after the noon mass.  There will be a reconciliation service Wednesday evening, August 15th at 6:00 p.m.  The service will precede the mass for the holy day – the Feast of the Assumption.



                  DATE          ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                         

4:00 PM      August 11   A. Price,                              D.Smeltzer,            D. & L. Mitchell, F.Melton, D.Alexander,      

                                    M. Hayes, K.Lawler        S.Hayes                C.Rees, 1 volunteer needed                               

9:00 AM      August 12   M. Badurina,                         R.Helon,                G.Bowman, C.Goodall, S.Thibaut, E.Hoffman,

                                    D. Moraine, T. Carter             J.Kenneh                P.Kenneh, C., M., & E.McKernan                       

11:30 AM    August 12   K.Dawson, S.Agra,               P.Mortimer,            K.Hanson, P.Kienle, K.Hall, T.Lawler                   

                                    T.Zervas                               S.Moraine              S.Perry, S.Thompson                                       

Coffee & Donuts August 12 – L. Schurtz & Julie Orzawd                Please pray for our men and women in uniform



Education, Youth, and Child Care Expenses         $1,071,000.00

Education, Youth, and Child Care Income                  884,000.00


TOTAL Surplus (Deficit)    …………………….          (187,000.00)


Other Parish Expenses……………………………      339,000.00

Subsidy of Education and Youth Programs..........     187,000.00

Church Regular Income…………………………         492,200.00

Income from BAA Rebate………………............           36,000.00


OVERALL TOTAL Surplus (Deficit)……………         ($2,200.00)



I want to thank everyone who contributed to the support of the parish during this last fiscal year.  Donors, volunteers, fundraisers, bingo workers all worked together to raise the necessary funds to operate St. Mary.  Parents sacrificed to make timely tuition payments, and the staff trimmed expenses wherever possible.

A two page detailed version of the above report is on our website, or anyone can call me for a printed copy.  Watch the bulletin for the next regular meeting of the finance committee as it is open to all parishioners.  In the fiscal year ending June 2006, the parish had to borrow about $200,000 from the diocese.  We did not have to borrow any funds this fiscal year ending in June 2007.  One reason for the big difference was the change in tuition policy.  Tuition was raised to help defray expenses, and then grants in aid were made to those who qualified.


Our Sunday evening bingo game contributed $50,000 to parish income last year, but we are seriously short on volunteers. Two jobs that need volunteers are sales of instant bingos from 5:15 to 8:15; and calling back numbers when someone calls out bingo from 6:30 to 7:30 or 7:45 to 9:00.  Just one or two hours of your time on Sunday evening can benefit the parish a great deal.     

High School Students and incoming 7th and 8th graders of St. Mary – you are invited to a lock in at our school gym on Saturday, August 18th. Religious activities, social activities, and games and refreshments will be provided. 7:00 p.m. is the starting time, but folks can come later at a time determined by their parents. Departure for those staying overnight will be after the 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning Mass. Others can leave earlier if picked up by parents between 11:00 and midnight on Saturday. Call Father Thomas to request a registration form.

Western Knights grade school football practice begins Monday, August 13th, 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Field. All boys of the parish entering grades 4 through 8 are welcome.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

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


OFFERTORY: 7/28-29                          envelopes    $2,834.00

                                                          loose change         695.00

                                                                  21 ECO      2,000.00

                                                                      Total     $5,529.00

St. Vincent de Paul        $701.25

Bingo deposit July 29 $3,256.00

Thank you to those who worked Bingo July 29th: Dick Hilsheimer, Leo Thurn, Jim & Kathy Morbitzer, Carolyn Regan, Sharyn Perry, Colleen & rich Ruiz, Paul Kapel, Chris Davis. Kitchen: Theresa Ellen, Beverly Walker, Tracis Johnson, Mark Johnson. Bakers: Kelly Mullins-Thornton, Sheila Naegele, Lee Brickle.

Remember: the newspaper recycling bin will be removed for the festival set-up. It will return soon, so please save your recyclable paper products until the end of August!

FESTIVAL TIME IS NEAR!! Our annual Homecoming Festival will be on August 10 and 11, with set up nights on August 8 and 9.  Can you volunteer? Please call the parish office or just show up!

Raffle tickets: please turn your raffle tickets before Friday by bringing them to the parish office, or mailing them back to the parish. Additional raffle tickets are available at the parish office and they will be sold at the Festival!! Raffle drawing is at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11th. Winner need not be present.

Homecoming Festival Alumni Mass is Saturday, August 11th at 4:00 p.m. Please join us for the Mass and stay for the festival, fun, and food.

Cakes, cookies, pies, brownies – please bring you baked goods to the Specht center on Friday, August 10th beginning at 9:00 a.m. or Saturday.

St. Mary School lunch tickets will be sold at the Homecoming Festival cafeteria booth. Eliminate the first week hassle by purchasing your tickets early!

St. Mary School Notes…

·  Registration: If you would like information about St. Mary School please call the school office at 444-8994.

·  Classes resume August 27th!!

·  Watch your mail for the student supply list that will be coming soon!