Welcome St. Mary’s Alumni

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

MONDAY, August 13, Pontian & Hippolytus, martyrs

Dt. 10:12-22; Mt. 17:22-27

   12:00 noon Mary Ann Megeean

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  K of C officer installation

TUESDAY, August 14, Maximillan Kolbe, priest, martyr,

Dt. 31:1-8; Mt. 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

   12:00 noon     Helen Kurguz

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary


Rv. 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Cor. 15:20-27; Lk. 1:39-56

      12:00 noon     Parishioners of St. Mary’s

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.  Dorothy Brunney

THURSDAY, August 16, Stephen of Hungary

Jos. 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17; Mt. 18:21-19:1

     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 17,

Jos. 24:1-13; Mt. 19:3-12

      12:00 noon     Mary Jo McCarthy 

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, August 18,

     3:00 – 3:30 Confessions

Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Joann Wurdack (Sauer Baptism)

  6:00 p.m.  Brussells/Ashenhurst Wedding

SUNDAY, August 19, Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary

Jer. 38:4-6, 8-10; Heb. 12:1-4; Lk. 12:49-53              Time

      9:00 a.m.      Carl Buttler

                            Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Parishioners of St. Mary’s

     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 13, 20, 27; Bi-weekly:, August 20; 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!

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.

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


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE – Third Weekend – August 18-19

                  DATE          ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                         

4:00 PM      August 18   J.LaMotte,                             J.LaMotte,              D.Smeltzer, S.Holleran, E.Holleran,      

                                    R. & C. Peruzzi                    T.Nierman              J. & J. Sauer, M.Campbell                                 

9:00 AM      August 19   M.DuVall,                             R.Driscoll,              F.Melton, A.Metoyer, M.A.Metnes,

                                    R. & J. Vogt                          M.K.Oris                 S.Naegale, C.Reis, C.Redwood, (2 needed)         

11:30 AM    August 19   A.Bartholomew,                    M.Hicks,                A.VanHorn, S.Brown, D.VanHorn,                

                                    V.Relli, N.Mattox                  M.Kelly                  L.Duren, P.Mortimer, S.Thompson               

Coffee & Donuts August 19 – Knights of Columbus                     Please pray for our men and women in uniform.

Welcome St. Mary’s class of 1950!!!

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.

St. Gabriel Catholic Radio 1270 AM has moved its offices and studio to 1585 Bethel Road, Suite 101-LL, Columbus, Ohio 43220 to prepare for the planned expansion of its broadcast signal from 500 watts to 10,000 watts!  A major fundraising campaign is underway to raise $2-million needed for the signal expansion, which is targeted for May, 2008.  Information on donating and volunteering at St. Gabriel Catholic Radio is available on the website at or phone (614) 442-1270.

Bishop Frederick Campbell recently sent a letter to all pastors in the Columbus Diocese encouraging them to allow St. Gabriel representatives to speak about the expansion efforts during Mass.  St. Gabriel Radio thanks all pastors who have allowed them to schedule visits, and also thanks all Catholics who have made donations to date through pledges or on-air sponsorship underwriting.

Come to The Festival at St. Andrew,  August 17 and 18. 5pm to midnight. Rides, games, food, casino, white elephant sale, and silent auction. Raffle for an iPOD and Wii. Cash raffle. Conspiracy to play Friday; Dave Bott, Irish stepdancers and Arnett Howard on Saturday. Berwick Lasagna dinner on Saturday. Fun for all ages! HUGE WHITE ELEPHANT SALE! St. Andrew Parish, Reed & McCoy Rds.-Upper Arlington (Enter from Reed Road). Saturday, August 18 from 9a.m. to Noon. Good, useable items. Bargains galore. Info: or call 451-4290.

Hair Theater ( and Bishop Hartley High School Present “HAIR FOLLY-CLES AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUALLY GLORIOUS HAIRDOS HIGH.” Bishop Hartley High School, 1285 Zettler Rd., Columbus. Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 pm; Doors open at 12:30 pm. Tickets are $20/person. For tickets, please contact Mrs. Kathy Arnold at 614-855-0241. Advance tickets encouraged. Wear something on your head or the Little Sisters of Funicello will pop a Kleenex and bobby pin on you. Catholic School Girl attire encouraged! Matinee snacks included. Profits benefit the funding of a Blessed Virgin Mary stained glass window for the school’s newly renovated chapel.

Volleyball Signups: We are starting to form girls and boys volleyball teams for the upcoming school year. Any student entering grade 4 to 8 is eligible to play volleyball as long as they attend St. Mary School or are members of St. Mary Church.  The cost to play is $50 or $58 if you need the mesh athletic short that goes with the jersey.  Interested players need to email Mr. David Oddi @ with your name and grade.  Deadline for signups is Friday, August 31. Finally, any high school student that wants to play CYO volleyball, please email Mr. Oddi also.

St. Mary School Notes…

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

·  Classes resume Monday, August 27th at 7:50 a.m.!

·  If you have not yet received your mailing with the student supply list please call the school office or stop by 7:30 – 3:30!

·  Schultuete Presentation – St. Mary School is continuing an old German tradition! On Monday, August 27th at 1:15 p.m. in the school gym, each first grade student will be presented with a Schultuete, a 75 cm tall decorated cone filled with sweets and supplies. The tradition celebrates the child’s first day of formal schooling and is meant to “sweeten the beginning” of the long years of schooling ahead. In addition to our school students, faculty and several local dignitaries have been invited.

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

Expanded Homestead exemption: Effective July 1, 2007 House bill 119 eliminates the income eligibility criteria there by making the exemption available to all homeowners who: are at least 65 years old during 2007; and some other conditions. Please see the posting on the bulletin board; or call 462-3240; or

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

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


OFFERTORY: 8/5-6                          envelopes        $4,595.00

                                                          loose change         980.00

                                                                  16 ECO         915.00

                                                                      Total     $6,490.00

Latin America   $230.00

Bingo deposit August 8 $2,432.40.00

Thank you to those who worked Bingo August 8th: Dick Hilsheimer, Leo Thurn, Jim & Kathy Morbitzer, Cammy Pond, John LaMotte, Colleen Ruiz, Jim Moore Kitchen: Theresa Ellen, Joan Wissinger, John Kenneh. Bakers: Kelly Mullins-Thornton, Lee Brickle.

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