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

MONDAY, August 18,    

Ez. 24: 15 – 24, Mt. 19: 16 - 22

    12:00 noon         Luis A. Felicia

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

     7:00 p.m.          Marriage Information meeting-Atrium


TUESDAY, August 19,

Ez. 28: 1 – 10, Mt. 19: 23 - 30

     12:00 noon        Mr. Mrs. R. Russell Thomas 

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary

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


WEDNESDAY, August 20,

Ez. 34: 1 – 11, Mt. 20: 1 -16

    12:00 noon             Mass or Communion serv. only

                             Cecilia Phillips  

     5:00 p.m.          Evening Prayer & Rosary 

     6:00 p.m.          RCIA kick-off cookout

                             No choir practice (9:00 choir)

THURSDAY, August 21,

Ez. 36: 23 – 28, Mt. 22: 1 - 14

                                      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, Aug. 22,

Ez. 37: 1 – 14, Mt. 22: 34 - 40

  12:00 noon       Don Ritzer

       5:00 p.m.        Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, August 23,

Ez. 43: 1 – 7, Mt. 23: 1 - 12

      4:00 p.m.        James Henterly      


SUNDAY, August 24,

Is. 22: 19 – 23, Rom. 11: 33 – 36, Mt. 16: 13 - 20

      9:00 a.m.        Ray Goodall  

                             Christman baptism

                             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, 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,   Jeff Buskey  

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. 9 - 10        Envelopes             $ 2,451.00

                                                  Loose Change       $ 2,263.00

                                    ECO deposits (8/11/08)       $   872 .00  

                                                   Total                     $ 5,586.00


                         Bingo August 10, 2008  ----------------- $2,190.00

Come & Play Bingo!  Jackpot now at $9,000.00 

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.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 23 - 24   (4th Sunday of the Month)


                                                                                                              6 PEOPLE NEEDED FOR EACH MASS

4:00 PM      August 23     Mariel Hayes                  Lori Mitchell                       John Lamotte, Johnny Lamotte, Don Alexander,        

                                                         Juan Durano                    John Rees                        Rita Alexander, Matt Lovett                                                     

9:00 AM      August 24     Charlie Collins                 Mike Keebaugh                Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas,      

                                                         Taylor Carter                   Mureen Keebaugh           Frank & Mary Wickham, Stephanie Martt, Mike Gerlach   

11:30 AM    August 24     Annie Minner                   Pam Mortimer                         Angie Stoller, Tommy Zervas, Ann Anderson,

                                     Andy Price, Natasha Mattox   Don Metnes                       Sandra Thompson, Tyler Lawler                                         

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:   August 24 – B. Hilsheimer & S. Sobony                 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.



Now dad’s can change diapers too!  A new diaper changing station was added to the men’s restroom. That’s right Dad - no 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.


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS                                 



Our grand prize raffle winner of $5,000.00 was Father Michael Watson (it just proves that God provides for those who love Him). Upon receipt of his winnings he made a generous donation to St. Mary.

Thank you to all who volunteered their time and talent in making this event a success this year. Special thanks and our appreciation go out to John Lamotte for all his efforts in coordinating this major fund raiser. John has spear-headed this effort for the last 18 years.


YOUNG ADULTS - don't let your faith take a summer vacation! Join Theology and a Pub on August 19 for a special event: Mass Confusion: What Do I Say?

When Do I Kneel? Deacon Tom Johnston will lead us on a walk-through of the Mass, and all of your questions will be answered! The tour will begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 East Broad Street. Prior to this discussion we will meet for dinner and fellowship at 6 p.m. at Gresso's, 961 South High Street. For full details, visit


Join us Sept. 7th following the 11:30 Mass (mtg. place to be determined). Our first Book Review will be of "The Shack" by William P. Young.





IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN-SCHOOL STARTS Orientation for all new to our school is scheduled for August 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria/gym. All new families are expected to have a representative present at the orientation meeting to ensure a smooth transition to our school.


Welcome to our “Down on the Farm” School year! Each year we select a theme for the year that is current in orientation and importance to our lives on planet earth. This year we will focus on one of our essential resources – the farm. We begin our school year on AUGUST 20, 2008 @7:50 a.m. in the cafeteria with prayer. The German custom of presenting first graders with a Schultuete will be held the same day at 1:15.



Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus who will sponsor our parish picnic on the front lawn of the Rectory after the 11:30 mass on September 14.  Save the date and plan to come.



Our parish bingo workers have helped the parish a great deal over the years, but we need some more volunteers.  Your commitment can be just one Sunday a month, and there is no smoking in the gym to cause health problems.  Please call the parish office at 445-9668.



After all the masses next weekend, volunteers from our south side food pantry will be at the doors to accept contributions for their work with the needy.  In difficult economic times, the needs are great at the pantry. One box of food can feed a needy family as their resources run out at the end of the month. This is a once-a-year appeal.



St. Peter’s Church is hosting a fundraiser for Holy Rosary/St. John and the St. John Center during the OSU-USC football game on Saturday, September 13th.  The event itself is free (donations accepted, of course).  Food will be available to buy and there will be a silent auction with unique OSU-themed items.  We will also have a diamond earrings raffle. The St. John Center houses: the Community Kitchen, the St. John Learning Center, the St. John Pantry, and a variety of parish programs.  Come out and join us for this fun event that will benefit a wide variety of wonderful programs!



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 did let us use their lot after 5:00 on the nights of the festival, and we are grateful for their help in this regard.


CHOIR MEMBERS NEEDED…if you enjoy singing, please consider joining our 9:00 a.m. choir family. We need more members. There is no tryout and you do not have to read music. Weekly rehearsal is held each Wed. at 7:00 p.m. and resumes on Sept. 3, 2008.  For additional information contact Pat Smith at 614-542-0206.

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