SATURDAY, June 21,

2 Chr. 24: 17-25, Mt. 6: 24-34

      1:00 p.m.              Goodwin/Norwalk wedding

     4:00 p.m.          Cecilia Phillips      

      5:30 p.m.        Carano/ Smith wedding

SUNDAY, June 22,

Jer. 20: 10-13, Rom. 5: 12-15, Mt. 10: 26-33

      9:00 a.m.        Frank Wirth family, livg/descd 

                             Coffee and Doughnuts

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

        7:00 p.m.       Bingo   

MONDAY, June 23,       

2 Kgs. 17: 5-8, 13-15, 18, Mt. 7: 1-5

    12:00 noon         Barbara & John Henterly 

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, June 24,

Is. 49: 1-6,  Acts 13: 22-26,  Lk. 1: 57-66, 80

     12:00 noon        Irene Doughton   

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

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


2 Kgs. 22: 8-13, 23: 1-3, Mt. 7: 15-20

    12:00 noon             Dominick Harrison 

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

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

                             No choir practice

THURSDAY, June 26,

2 Kgs. 24: 8-17, Mt. 7: 21-29

                             No Noon Mass at St. Mary

      5:00 p.m.         Evening Prayer & Rosary

      6:00 p.m.         Adoration at Corpus Christi

      6:30 p.m.         Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, June 27,

2 Kgs. 25: 1-12, Mt. 8: 1-4

  12:00 noon       Ruppersburg/Felder families

 5:00 p.m.              Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, June 28,

Lam. 2: 2, 10-14, 18-19, Mt. 8: 5-17,

      1:30 p.m.              Weakley/Hayes wedding

     4:00 p.m.          Beatrice Brill     

      5:30 p.m.        Swary/Walker wedding – St. Leo

SUNDAY, June 29,

Acts: 12: 1-11, 2 Tm. 4: 6-8, 17-18, Mt. 16: 13-19

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

                             Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.       Don Weiszenber 

                             Nunez 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, 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.  

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: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Bi-weekly: June 9 & 23   Monthly June 1 & 15.

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


OFFERTORY: June 14-15          Envelopes             $ 3,975.00

                                                     Loose Change       $ 1,192.00

                                        ECO deposits (6/16/08)      $   580.00  

                                                     Total                      $ 5,747.00


 Bingo June 15, 2008                                                  $ 1,559.00

Come & Play Bingo!   Jackpot is $5,400.00

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!


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.  


R.C.I.C.—Rite of Christian Initiation of Children will be started this fall. This program is for children who have not received the Sacraments of Baptism or First Communion.  It is also for children who are not Catholic, but would like to be so. We are in need of one or two dedicated instructors. Please call Jason at 445-9668 for more information or if you are willing to serve as an instructor for this important ministry.



On Sunday June 29th, our 11:30 choir will be joined by some guests in town for a Gospel Choir program.  We look forward to hearing from them at the mass.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for June 28-29   (5th Sunday of the Month)

DATE                                   ALTAR SERVER                  LECTOR                    EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS              







COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:  June 29 Christa, Erin & Megan McKernan           Pray for our men and women in uniform



Attention all Young Adults (21 to 40)

We are in the planning phases to start a young adult group here at St. Mary’s.  A core team is forming of three committees: socials, service, and theology/spirituality.  If you are interested in being a part of any of these committees or if you are interested in helping get this important ministry off the ground please attend the planning meeting on Wed. June 25th, at 7:30pm, in the parish Speht Center (just next to the parking lot). All ideas welcome!  For additional information please contact Jason Shanks at 445-9668.



Are you looking for a fun way to learn more about your faith and meet other Catholic young adults this summer? Join us for Theology and a Pub! This month's talk is "Do Green and Orange Have to Clash?" - Kathy and Paul Harvey will share their experience of being Catholic in Northern Ireland.

The talk will take place on Thursday, June 26 at the Columbus Maennerchor, 966 South High Street. Doors open at 6, and the talk starts at 7:30 - admission is just $2!

Food and drink can be purchased from the menu.

For full details, visit



The Dominican Learning Center is seeking volunteer tutors from your parish area to teach American adult learners as well as adult immigrants and refugees to read and write.  No experience is necessary.  All tutors will be well prepared to teach adult students.  A tutor training workshop, text books, and teacher manuals are provided by the Dominican Learning Center to each volunteer instructor.  If you are a high school graduate, and can help, please call Sr. Shawn Fitzpatrick, the Center's Director, at 614-444-7330.




St. Mary’s is entitled to a second member on Bishop Ready’s High School Advisory Board.  Interested persons are invited to call Father Thomas at 445-9668.



A small statue and a display of relics were recently taken from our church.  The statue has not been brought back, but the relics have been.  They will be locked away until we can mount them more securely.  A security system is being installed in the church to prevent future problems.  We want to continue to leave the church open for visits during the day.  Many churches are locked all week, and a security system might help us to avoid that here.  This summer, the parish offices will not be open to the general public since we have a day care program in the Burkley building, but parishioners are always welcome to come in – just call ahead, or use the speaker phone by the door on 3rd St.  Notes in the collection basket or through the mail are a very convenient way to conduct business with the office here, and always feel free to leave a message on the phone if you need a call back about anything.





The first Friday of July is also a holiday this year.  There will be a noon mass celebrated in thanksgiving for our freedoms.  Also, there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after mass until 2:00 p.m.  If folks would like exposition to be extended, please call Father Thomas at 445-9668 to indicate which hour you can be present.  With so many family gatherings and people traveling, we need to be sure at least two people can be present during exposition. 



You’re invited to the Young Adult Summer Kick-off on Tuesday, June 24th at St. Joseph Cathedral. It will begin with mass at 5:15, followed by a BBQ and beer in the Undercroft where you can check out the many opportunities and events offered by the diocese. The cost for the BBQ is $7.00 (or $5.00 if you bring a non-perishable item that will benefit the Holy Family Soup Kitchen). For more information contact the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at 614-241-2565.



Our three year Bells of St. Mary’s Legacy Campaign has generated pledges totaling $­­­­­­104,000.00 for 2008. The total pledged over three years in $­­­­­­­­­230,000.00. Thanks to all who have responded so far. The contract for the tower repair has been sent to the diocese for review, and we are awaiting permission to proceed. If you want to make a pledge, please take a brochure from the back of church. The brochure contains a pledge card and a return envelope.





On July 13, 20 and 27, at 10:00 a.m. all interested parishioners are invited to participate in a parish self study authored by the diocese. We will take the results of our study to a meeting with our fellow deanery parishes (St. Mary Groveport, St. Ladislas, Corpus Christi) to propose ideas to the diocese about how these parishes can best serve the people of our area.




NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS                                 



Next weekend, June 28th and 29th our St. Vincent DePaul Society will be asking for your donations. Please give generously to this ministry as the need in our community is great. Please use the pre-printed envelopes provided to make your donation or mark your envelope St. Vincent DePaul.



Bishop Hartley High School is hosting a Youth Football Camp July 1-3 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Students in grades three through eight are invited to participate in this fun filled camp at the Jack Ryan Field on Hartley's campus. June 26 is the deadline for the $30 registration.




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