SATURDAY, Aprill 19,

Acts 13: 44-52, Jn. 14:7-14

     8:30 a.m.     NPM workshop – St. Mary School

     4:00 p.m.     Father Patterson 

     7:30 p.m.     Aaron Diehl Concert

SUNDAY, April 20,

Acts 6: 1-7, 1 Pt. 2: 4-9, Jn. 14: 1-12

     9:00 a.m.     St. Mary Parishioners

     Coffee and Doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.   Marie Ebelberger 

     2:00 p.m.     Matt Munhall Concert

      7:00 p.m.          Bingo

MONDAY, April 21,             

Acts 14: 5-18, Jn. 14: 21-26

     7:50 a.m.     Morning Chapel          

    12:00 noon   Rita Duehren

     5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, April 22,

Acts 14: 19-28, Jn. 14: 27-31a

     12:00 noon   No noon Mass

     5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.     Choir Practice (11:30 Choir)

WEDNESDAY, April 23,

Acts 15: 1-6, Jn. 15: 1-8

     9:45 a.m.      Irene Doughton

    12:00 noon   John E. Heinmiller

     5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.      Bible study (Specht Center)

     6:30 p.m.     Campaign Comm. Meeting - Atrium

     7:00 p.m.     Choir Practice (9am Choir)

THURSDAY, April 24,

Acts 15: 7-21, Jn. 15: 9-11

      12:00 noon  Arnold & Rita Plageman 

      5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

       6:00 p.m.     Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.     Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, April 25, Feast of St. Mark, the Evangelist

1 Pt. 5: 5b-14, Mk. 16: 15-20

  12:00 noon  Ruppersburg/Felder Families

   5:00 p.m.    Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, Aprill 26,

Acts 16: 1-10, Jn. 15: 18-21

     4:00 p.m.     Virginia Baker 

SUNDAY, April 27,

Acts 8: 5-8, 14-17, 1 Pt. 3: 15-18, Jn. 14: 15-21

     9:00 a.m.     St. Mary Parishioners

     Coffee and Doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.   David Vatter 

                        Brockamp baptism

     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, Donna Whitacre

At Home: Catherine Allen, Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Frank Carrick, Anna Czernik, Judy Hall,  Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Mary Laubenthal, Tim McManus, Al Moeller, Mary Ann Prager, Frank Pulsinelli, Larry Schwartz, Tyler Zust, Rita Ann McCreary

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call us.


DAILY MASS CHANGE REMINDER:  The noon mass will NOT be celebrated on April 22nd. It will be moved to April 24th. This will happen again on May 5th, due to diocesan events. The May 5th mass will be moved to May 8th.


YOUTH GROUP NEWS:  Plan to come with the Parish youth to a showing of the film “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.”  The group will go to the 7:00 showing on Sunday, May 18th.  The group is open to St. Mary high school students and 7th and 8th graders in our school. Contact Father Thomas at 445-9668 or email to to make a reservation.



Our parish celebration of First Holy Communion will be on Saturday, May 3rd at the 4:00 Mass.  It will be more crowded than usual, of course, as grandparents and other visitors will be celebrating with us.


YOUNG ADULTS: Are you looking for a fun way to learn more about your Catholic faith and meet people who share it? Join us for Theology and a Pub at the Columbus Maennerchor, 966 So. High St., on Thursday, Arpil 24!  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and  the discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is just $2.00, and food and drink are available for puchase. This months speaker is Fr. Ervens Mengelle, SSL, Assistant Professor at the Pontifical College Josephinum, on the topic of La Iglesia: The Church in Latin America.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for April 26-27   (4th Sunday of the Month)

DATE                                   ALTAR SERVER                  LECTOR                    EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS              

4:00 PM      April 26             S. Regan, M. Hayes         L. Mitchell                   D. & L. Mitchell, F. Melton, C. Rees,

                                           J. Durano                    J. Rees                      D. Alexander                                                    

9:00 AM      April 27             M. Badurina,                    M. Keebaugh               D. & M. Smigelski, R. & T. Thomas,

                                           A. Minner, T. Carter          M. Keebaugh              F. & M. Wickham, M. Gerlach, S. Martt                               

11:30 AM    April 27             C. Hall                             J. Vogt                        S. Jeffrey, K. Hanson, T. Lawler,

                                           R. & J. Vogt                    K. Haytas                    K. Hall, A. Anderson, D. Martello                                         

Coffee & Donuts April 27: Steve & Ginny Holleran                                         Pray for our men and women in uniform


All parishioners are invited to participate in our 15th annual FAMILY CAKE DECORATING CONTEST, Monday, April 21, as part of our Right to Read Week celebration. Our theme this year is based on the ocean: “Ride the Reading Wave!” Families may bake and decorate a cake based on a book or a reading theme. Lots of prizes! Parishioners are also invited to view or purchase cakes on display during the school day, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


Also, our annual RIGHT TO READ WEEK & FAMILY READING FESTIVAL is set for Friday, April 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the school gym for Preschoolers-3rd grade. All are welcome. Please stop by the school any time during Right to Read Week (April 21-25) to see the fabulous work our students have been creating. Call the library at 443-2532 for additional details


Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?  The Rite of Christian Initiation (R.C.I.A) might be for you!  If you are looking to become Catholic, be confirmed or need a refresher, then consider joining us starting in August.  For more information and to sign up call or email Jason Shanks in the parish offices at or 445-8668.


Liturgical Music is Like Praying Twice!  Please consider joining one of our two choirs. No musical experience necessary! Contact Mark Plescia at 443-9156 for our 9 am choir or Amanda Walker at 444-1919 for our 11:30 a.m. choir. We are always looking for more voices to enhance our worship.  Consider giving your time and talent to this ministry.



Remember, our drive will start a little later this year so that folks can attend some information receptions about our two big goals:  tuition assistance for the neediest of our school students, and restoration of our historic church tower.



The St. Mary School Advisory Board is accepting nominations for two elected parishioner positions which expire this June. The SAB meets once a month, and a term is three years. If you are interested and would like to be on the ballot, please contact SAB President Tom Martello at 279-9440, or by e-mail at  The deadline for submissions is May 4, 2008.


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.


As this bulletin went to press, there were still some tickets left for the Aaron Diehl concert at 7:30 on the 19th.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $50 for preferred seating or $30 for general admission.  Sunday’s concert (the 20th) will be by Matt Munhall who has recorded both secular and religious music.  Sunday’s concert is open to all, and a free will offering will be taken up.  Sunday’s concert is at

2:00 p.m.



When laying out your vegetable garden this year, why not plant an extra plant or two whose produce can be given to the food pantry St. Mary’s supports?  The Southside Community Ministries feeds the needy each Saturday with take home sacks of staple items.  With your help, they can add some fresh produce to the sacks. Our parish operates the pantry on the second to last Saturday of each month. Contact Jeanne Sauer at 253-6815 for additional information.



PART TIME OPENING: The Diocese of Columbus is searching for a qualified person to serve as the administrative secretary for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW).  Qualifications required: high school diploma or equivalent, competent in the use of Microsoft Office. To apply, send a resume, references, and cover letter to: Personnel Services, Diocese of Columbus, 197 E Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43215.


4-S CLUB LADIES AUX. DINNER:  Today, Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 12 noon – 3:00 p.m. Menu of ham steaks, scalloped potatoes, applesauce, rolls/butter and pudding for desert, all for only $7.00 per person. Carry out orders available. 4-S Club is located at 281 East  Whittier Street.  


BISHOP HARTLEY HONOR ROLL: Students on the 3rd Quarter Honor Roll from St. Mary are Stephanie Howard, Isatta Kenneh, Brandon Rohrbach, Cristina Badurina, and Mackenzie Watts. Congratulations!!


ECO –schedule: Weekly: April 7, 14, 21, 28;

Bi-weekly: April 14, 28;   Monthly April 1, 15.

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


OFFERTORY: April 12-12         Envelopes               $3,627.00

                                                    Loose Change       $1,175.00

                                        ECO deposits (4/14/08)     $1,245.00          

                                                   Total                       $6,047.00

Catholic Times Sub.        $138.00

Tuition Assistance           $20.00                                           

 Bingo April 13, 2008                                                  $3,092.00 (Gross)

JACKPOT up to $2500! Come & Play Bingo!  If you are able to volunteer for Bingo please call Dick Hilsheimer at 449-1018.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

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