SATURDAY, July 26,

Jer. 7: 1 - 11, Mt. 13: 24 - 30

      4:00 p.m.        Frank Wirth familly    


SUNDAY, July 27,

1 Kgs. 3: 5, 7 - 12, Rom. 8: 28 - 30,  Mt. 13: 44 - 52

      9:00 a.m.        Ann & Rizzi Bendinelli 

                             Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.       Martin “Hank” Russell 

        7:00 p.m.       Bingo


MONDAY, July 28,    

Jer. 13: 1 – 11, Mt. 13: 31 - 35

    12:00 noon         John H. Reis 

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary


TUESDAY, July 29,

Jer. 14: 17 – 22, Jn. 11: 19 – 27 or Lk. 10: 38 - 42

     12:00 noon        Irene Doughton  

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

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



Jer. 15: 10, 16 – 21,  Mt. 13: 44 - 46

    12:00 noon             Nell O’Neill 

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

                             No choir practice

THURSDAY, July 31,

Jer. 18: 1 – 6,  Mt. 13: 47 - 53

                                      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



Jer. 26: 1 – 9, Mt. 13: 54 - 58

  12:00 noon       Living & Deceased Carone family

  12:30 p.m.        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

    3:30 p.m.        Benediction


SATURDAY, August 2,

Jer. 26: 11 – 16, 24, Mt. 14: 1 - 12

       2:30 p.m.        Lewis / Collura wedding @ St. Leo

      4:00 p.m.        Charles Mitchell    

       6:00 p.m.        Penn / Marsh wedding


SUNDAY, August 3,

Is. 55: 1 – 3, Rom. 8: 35, 37 – 39, Mt. 14: 13 - 21

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

                             Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.       Rita Duehren 

                             Palmer & Vandixhorn 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, James Johnson

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: July 7, 14, 21, 28

Bi-weekly: July 14, 28   Monthly July 1 & 15.

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


OFFERTORY: July 19-20          Envelopes              $ 3,858.00

                                                   Loose Change       $ 1,019.00

                                       ECO deposits (7/2108)      $   872 .00  

                                                   Total                      $ 5,749.00


                         Bingo July 20, 2008  ----------------- $2,381.00

Come & Play Bingo!  Jackpot - $1,100.00 

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. Our first session is an informal cookout on Aug. 20th at 6:30 p.m. on the Rectory patio. For more information and to sign up call or email Jason Shanks at or



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 urgent 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.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 2 - 3   (1st Sunday of the Month)


                                                                                                              6 PEOPLE NEEDED FOR EACH MASS

4:00 PM      August 2           Jonathan Engle              Don Metnes                Don Smeltzer, Jim and Jeanne Sauer, Frances Melton,

                                                         Tim Engle                               Ann Graf                         Marissa Campbell, Jennifer Hadden                                                        

9:00 AM      August 3           Charlie Collins               Annie Ruefle                 Jack Auer, Christina Badurina, Eli DiSabato, Maria DiSabato

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

11:30 AM    August 3     Will & Maria Martello    Tom Martello                      Ashley VanHorn, Donna VanHorn, Sandy Brown,

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

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:   August 3 – Evelyn & Meagan Holleran                Pray for our men and women in uniform




THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION…will be celebrated each Saturday from 3:00 to 3:30 except for August 2nd.



We need assistance with the 3rd Annual 4-S Golf Outing to make this another success for the Tuition Assistance Fund of St. Mary's School for your children. Please come to our next meeting, Tuesday, July 29 at the 4-S Club, 281 East Whittier Street, starting at 7pm. For additional


YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY PLANNING… continues with our next leadership meeting scheduled for July 30th at 7pm in the Specht Center. Anyone interested in serving on one of our three committees: Social, Service, or Spiritual should attend.  Plans are in the works for our kickoff cookout with Father Thomas in August.  The young adult ministry will be working the soda booth at the festival.  This will be a great way to serve our parish and get to meet other 20/30 something’s in our parish. To sign up to help please contact Jen Yannayon at



If you are a bride/groom looking to schedule a wedding here at St. Mary’s or St. Leo’s please attend one of our marriage information nights held on the third Monday of every month at 7p.m. in the Atrium of the Burkley Center (located by the parish offices).  We will not be scheduling  dates or answering questions regarding getting married  over the phone. We want to meet you in person and make sure you have all the necessary information.



Plans are in the works to have a St. Mary Alumni Choir perform at the Homecoming Mass. This is open to all who would like to join us in this special ministry. There will be a one time practice on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. (just prior to mass) as song selection will be made up of music familiar to all.  If interested please contact the parish office at

445-9668 or Amanda Walker at 325-1758.



Reserve August 8 and 9 to enjoy St. Mary’s annual homecoming festival. Watch for your raffle tickets in the mail. And please consider being a volunteer. Deal cards, help with Thursday set up, work at one of the booths, or just volunteer wherever you are most needed. Clip and return the form below so that we can start organizing shifts of volunteers. Just two or three hours of your time either night would be a huge help.


NAME: _____________________________________


Phone: _____________________________________


I can work on: Friday_______ Saturday ___________


Area of interest: _______________________________




Saint Andrew Abbey, the home of 31 Benedictine monks in Cleveland, invite men between the ages of 18-45 who wish to explore the vocation of monastic life, to participate in the next “Living with Benedict” weekend which will be held August 8-10, 2008. If interested, go to the website at or call Fr. Gerard at 216-721-5300,

ext. 210.



If your marriage is troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring; if you have grown cold and distant; if you are separated, or are thinking about it, don’t give up. Retrouvaille (Rediscovery) is a program to help heal and support married couples experiencing difficulties, loneliness or pain.  It is also for separated or divorced couples wanting to try again.  Our next program is August 1-3, 2008.  For more information call 614/296-9704 or visit


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS                                 



Please join Greater Columbus Right to Life for their 1st Annual Steps for Life and picnic on Saturday, August 2 at Fred Beekman Park on the campus of The Ohio State University from 9 a.m. until noon. Walk to raise funds and awareness for the pro-life cause. Joining this effort will be Crossroads, a group of young adults who are walking across the country and will be in Columbus on August 2. Registration information can be found at



Bishop Watterson High School Dance Team Summer Camp and Auditions will be held on August 11-15, 2008

from 9 a.m. -3 p. m.

Reserve your spot today by contacting Coach Liz O'Dorisio at or 



CHURCH IN LATIN AMERICANext weekend, Aug. 2nd and 3rd has been designated by the diocese as the annual “collection for the Church in Latin America”. Please use your envelopes marked for this special collection.

The proceeds of the collection for the Church in Latin America continue to have a significant impact on the lives of millions of Catholics across the American hemisphere.



St. Mary’s does not own the lot closest to the bank branch. If you park there for mass, your car may be towed. The owners of the building have agreed to let us use their lot after 5:00 p.m. on the nights of the festival, and we are grateful for their help in this regard.



All are welcome to visit the St. Mary’s school archives room the nights of the festival. The room in Specht Hall will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each evening.



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