SATURDAY, August 9,

Hb. 1: 12 - 2: 4, Mt. 17: 14 - 20

      4:00 p.m.        Bernard Klarman  

      5:30 p.m.         FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, August 10,

1 Kgs. 19: 9a, 11 – 13a, Rom. 9: 1 – 5, Mt. 14: 22 - 33

      9:00 a.m.        Rita Redwood

                             Coffee and Doughnuts

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

         7:00 p.m       Bingo

MONDAY, August 11,    

Ez. 1: 2 – 5, 24 – 28, Mt. 17: 22 - 27

    12:00 noon         Margaret  Russell

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary


TUESDAY, August 12,

Ez. 2:  8, 3: 4, Mt. 18: 1 – 5, 10, 12 - 14

     12:00 noon        Clara Marie Michael  

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

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


WEDNESDAY, August 13,

Ez. 9: 1 – 7, 10:  18 – 22, Mt. 18: 15 - 20

    12:00 noon             Margaret Pinkerton  

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary 

                             No choir practice (9:00 choir)


THURSDAY, August 14,

1 Chr.15: 3-4, 15-16, 16: 1-2, 1 Cor.15: 54b-57, Lk. 11:27-28

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

      5:00 p.m.         Evening Prayer & Rosary

      7:00 p.m.        Vigil: Assumption of the BVM

                             Parishioners of St. Mary 


FRIDAY, Aug. 15, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

  12:00 noon       Edelle Walker

       5:00 p.m.        Evening Prayer & Rosary

       5:00 p.m.        Browning / Hacker wedding @ St. Leo


SATURDAY, August 16,

Ez. 18: 1 – 10, 13, 30 – 32, Mt. 19: 13 - 15

      4:00 p.m.        Ray Noltemeyer    

      6:00 p.m.         20/30 Something Cookout


SUNDAY, August 17,

Is. 56: 1, 6 – 7, Rom. 11: 13 – 15, 29 – 32, Mt. 15: 21 - 28

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

                             Collins baptism

                             Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.       Willie Neal

                             Palmer baptism

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, 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,  John Wuichner  

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: Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25

Bi-weekly: Aug. 11, 25   Monthly Aug. 1 & 15.

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


OFFERTORY: Aug. 2 - 3           Envelopes              $ 6,475.00

                                                   Loose Change       $ 2,124.00

                                       ECO deposits (8/4/08)       $ 2,068 .00  

                                                   Total                      $10,667.00


                         Bingo August 3, 2008  ----------------- $2,560.00

Come & Play Bingo!  Jackpot now at $9,200.00 

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 445-9668. All past RCIA participants are invited to help with the cookout and welcome our newest inquirers.  


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.

       7:00 p.m.       Bingo


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 16 - 17   (3rd Sunday of the Month)


                                                                                                              6 PEOPLE NEEDED FOR EACH MASS

4:00 PM      August 16     Johnny Lamotte        John Lamotte                        Chris Hilles, Pat Morris, Lois Morris, Andrea Fannin       

                                                         Vince Relli                         Tina Nierman                        Jennifer Kleman                                                                                       

9:00 AM      August 17     Megan Murray               Rick Driscoll           Frances Melton, Maryanne Metnes, Sheila Naegale, Cecelia Reis

                                                         Katie Murray                Mary Kay Oris       Mike Chambers, Carolyn Redwood, Bertha Hilsheimer, Angela Ruiz               

11:30 AM    August 17     Corey Hall                   Jimmy Vogt                      Elizabeth Vogt, Vince Maite, Lori Maite, Mike Keebaugh

                                         Rebecca & Jillian Vogt Kathleen Haytas             Maureen Keebaugh,                                                                             

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:   August 17 – Knights of Columbus                 Pray for our men and women in uniform





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. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 18th.



Anyone interested in traveling to Cleveland on Monday, August 18th to view an exhibition featuring approximately 200 rare works of art, documents, and historically significant objects from the Vatican should contact St. Catherine’s at 231-4509.


ALL 20/30 SOMETHING’S are invited to a cookout and outing to Shakespeare in the Park on Saturday August 16th.  Join other young adults on Father’s rectory patio at

6 p.m., followed by walking to Schiller Park for an evening of Shakespeare (starting at 8p.m.).  This is a great opportunity to meet other young adults in the parish.  Please bring your outdoor chairs and blankets for the park.  For more information email



Masses for the Feast of Mary’s Assumption will be at

7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14th and at noon on Friday, Aug. 15th.



A hearty welcome back to all St. Mary Alumni!!

Classes from 1958 and 1968 are celebrating their 50th and 40th class reunions.


ARCHIVES……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.


HOMECOMING PARKING……….festival parking will be permitted on the bank lot after 5:00 p.m. each evening of the festival. Parking privileges are for this event and time only and do not extend to Sundays. Additional parking will be available at the rear of 600 So. High…..directional signs will be clearly posted to mark the way.


RECYCLE BINS…..the recycle bins for newspapers and aluminum cans will be removed during the week of Aug. 4th and returned during the week of Aug. 11th.


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS                                 


ST. ANDREWS FESTIVAL…Father Watson and the festival committee invite you to the Festival at St. Andrew. on August 15 and 16, 5 p.m. to midnight. Rides, games, food, casino, white elephant sale, and silent auction. Raffles for $5,000 cash, flat screen TV and motor scooter. Live entertainment each night. Berwick Lasagna dinner on Saturday. Fun for all ages!




St. Mary volleyball

Volleyball season is around the corner and we need players to fill teams. Volleyball is open to students in grades 4 – 8. Practice begins on August 14 or 15. The fee is $70.00 which includes a uniform your athlete can wear for several years. If interested contact David Oddi at or call 561-5415.


Bishop Hartley Youth Softball Assc. announces tryouts for the 2009 summer season. Tryouts will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at Bishop Hartley’s softball complex.  Two sessions are available to accommodate schedule conflicts. Session I of tryouts will be from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and Session II will be from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Please be at your session thirty minutes early to register and warm up. All girls who will be 14 or under on Jan. 1, 2009 are eligible to participate. Please contact Hartley coaches, Meghan Rowlands (237-5421 ext. 441) or Claire Martin (440-812-0907) with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!


Western Knight Football 2008

Grade school football practice begins Monday, Aug. 11th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Field. All interested boys of the Parish entering grades 4 through 8 are welcome. For additional information contact: Bob Thornton at 274-1495 or Rich Dulin at 275-3591.


St. Catharine

Boys entering grades 4 through 8 are eligible to play for the EASTERN GREEN WAVE football association. Practice starts Aug. 11th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Catharine School. For additional information contact Kevin Smith at 231-9582 or 864-8780.



Now dad’s can change diapers too!  A new diaper changing station was added to the men’s restroom. The guys don’t have any more excuses.



St. Mary’s 20/30 Something Group is collecting school supplies for K-12 students in need.  Supplies will go to students at St. Mary’s school and at schools in the larger Columbus community.  Teachers report that the supplies they need most are backpacks, scientific calculators, and high school level dictionaries.  But any general school supplies such as paper, notebooks, pens and pencils, etc. are also needed.  Place your donations in one of the marked bins in the church entryway.  We will be accepting donations from Saturday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 14.  Contact Pamela 203-7131 or Juliet at 443-9467 for more information.










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