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   

MONDAY, June 30,       

Am. 2: 6-10, 13-16, Mt. 8: 18-22

    12:00 noon         Cecilia Phillips 

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, July 1,

Am. 3: 1-8, 4: 11-12, Mt. 8: 23-27

     12:00 noon        Don Ritzer   

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

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


Am. 5: 14-15, 21-24, Mt. 8: 28-34

    12:00 noon             Rita Duehren 

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

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

                             No choir practice


Eph. 2: 19-22, Jn. 20: 24-29

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       1:30 p.m.          Young-at-Heart - Specht Center

      5:00 p.m.         Evening Prayer & Rosary

      6:00 p.m.         Adoration at Corpus Christi

      6:30 p.m.         Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, July 4,      First Friday

Am. 8: 4-6, 9-12, Mt. 9: 9-13

  12:00 noon       Clara Michael

 12:30 – 2:00       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 5:00 p.m.              Evening Prayer & Rosary


Am. 9: 11-15, Mt. 9: 14-17

      1:30 p.m.              Janicki / Olge wedding

      4:00 p.m.         Grispino family      

SUNDAY, July 6,

Zec. 9: 9-10, Rom. 8: 9, 11-13, Mt. 11: 25-30

      9:00 a.m.        Andy Anderson 

                             Coffee and Doughnuts

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

        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 21-22          Envelopes             $ 4,528.00

                                                     Loose Change       $   832.00

                                        ECO deposits (6/23/08)      $   860.00  

                                                     Total                      $ 6,220.00


 Bingo June 22, 2008                                                  $ 1,093.00

Come & Play Bingo!   Jackpot is $6,800.00

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.



The quarterly Jordon Conference session will be held on July 22, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for July 5-6   (1st Sunday of the Month)

DATE                                  ALTAR SERVER                  LECTOR                    EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS               

4:00 PM      July 5                Jonathan Engle                Don Metnes                                   Don Smeltzer, Jim Sauer, Jeanne Sauer,

                                                         Tim Engle                                Ann Graf                                   Marissa Campbell, Jennifer Hadden, Frances Melton           

9:00 AM      July 6                Charlie Collins                 Annie Ruefle             Jack Auer, Christina Badurina, Eli Disabato, Maria Disabato

                                                         Augie Collins                    Brian Collins        Mike Gerlach, Angie Metoyer, Bonnie Jones, Amanada Breitfeller

11:30 AM    July 6     Will Martello, Maria Martello   Tom Martello                            Ashley VanHorn, Donna VanHorn, Sandy Brown,

                                         Anthony Bartholomew             Pat Dineen                               Linnan Duren, Pam Mortimer, David Martello                   

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:  July 6 Mary and Mike Gerlach                             Pray for our men and women in uniform




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.



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. 



Our three year Bells of St. Mary’s Legacy Campaign has generated pledges in access of $120,000 for 2008. We are getting close to our goal of $150,000. The total pledged toward the three year goal is $250,000.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.



On October 13, 14 and 15, St. Mary’s will enjoy an evening parish retreat, also known as a Parish Mission. Father John Collins of the Paulist Fathers will speak each evening on the theme of events in our lives in which we experience God. Father Thomas says Father Collins is the best mission preacher he has ever heard, and he asks that all organizations, committees and clubs clear those dates so that their members are able to come to the mission talks.




NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS                                 



The Catholic Diocese of Columbus is in the process of converting to a new computer software program that manages all gifts made to the Bishop's Annual Appeal, as well as our Bells of Saint Mary's Legacy Campaign.  Due to the conversion, there has been a delay in processing both electronic fund transfers and payment reminder statements. Every effort is being made to ensure the accuracy of your gift. We apologize for any inconvenience. The Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) for the month of July will be scheduled for the 5th and/or the 20th of the month. The payment reminder statements will deliver no later than July 11th.  Any questions or concerns, please contact the parish office at 614-445-9668.  Thank you for your continued support to our parish family.



Dear Generous and Loving People in the Parish of St. Mary’s,


Sadness always creeps into my heart every time I go. But I guess I have to learn to live as a constant paradox to the rest of humankind. “Ours is the pain of constantly pitching our tent and folding it up again, of befriending strangers and bidding them goodbye, of loving the world but never truly being satisfied with it, of pouring our heart and soul into a project others have begun and still others will finish”.

In such a case, I believe that we need to make the most of occasions when we gather by the roadside to break bread together and compare directions. “Joy must be discovered in the going as we never really arrive, not even in a lifetime”.

For your warm hospitality and friendship to me-a stranger to this beautiful and peaceful place; for your generosity to the poor and the needy in our diocese; and for your selfless love -- I thank God for you, and when I pray for you -- I pray with joy!


With gratitude and prayers,            

Rev. Fr. Edwin Laude                                 

Bishop’s Home

San Julio Subdivision                             

San Carlos City, Negros Occidental 6127          




(Last weekend’s missionary collection raised a total of $2,954.98 for our mission partner, the Church of San Carlos in the Philippines).


Women's leadership workshop

The Columbus Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a Leadership Workshop at the Catholic Center, 197 E. Gay St., Columbus on July 12, 2008 from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m.  Included will be a Continental Breakfast & box lunch. COME LEARN NEW IDEAS! Materials will be provided.  The workshop fee is $10.00. Ladies of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will present a program to enhance your women’s club and share new ideas to take back to your parishes.  Pre-registration is required.  For a registration form please call the DCCW at (614) 228-8601 or visit our website at to print and mail your registration to DCCW Leadership Workshop, 197 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.


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