SATURDAY, August 30,

1 Cor. 1: 26 – 31, Mt. 25: 14 – 30

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Cecilia Phillips       

       6:00 p.m.              Hendricks / Crawford wedding

SUNDAY, August 31,

Jer. 20: 7 – 9, Rom 12: 1 – 2, Mt. 16: 21 – 27

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

                                      Osborne baptism

                                      Clark baptism

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

       11:30 a.m.            All Educators 

         3:00 p.m.            Pfeister / Reitter wedding

          7: 00 p.m.          Bingo       

MONDAY, September 1,           

1 Cor. 2: 1 – 5, Lk. 4: 16 – 30

    12:00 noon             Brett Grimshaw

                                      Reconciliation following Mass

      5:00 p.m.               Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, September 2,

1 Cor. 2: 10 – 16, Lk. 4: 31 – 37

       12:00 noon             Rita Duehren 

      5:00 p.m.               Evening Prayer & Rosary

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

WEDNESDAY, September 3,

1 Cor. 3: 1 – 9, Lk. 4: 38 – 44

       9:45 a.m.              Special Intention  

    12:00 noon             Anthony Ebelberger                

      5:00 p.m.               Evening Prayer & Rosary     

      7:00 p.m.               Choir practice (9:00 choir)

      7:00 p.m.               R.C.I.A.

THURSDAY, September 4,

1 Cor. 3: 18 – 23, Lk. 5: 1 – 11

                                      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


1 Cor. 4: 1 – 5, Lk. 5: 33 – 39  

  12:00 noon           Margaret Russell 

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

        3:30 p.m.             Benediction

        5:00 p.m.             Previty / Sherwood wedding-St. Leo

SATURDAY, September 6,

1 Cor. 4: 6b – 15, Lk. 6: 1 – 5

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Don Ritzer        

SUNDAY, September 7,

Ez. 33: 7 – 9, Rom. 13: 8 – 10, Mt. 18: 15 – 20

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

       11:30 a.m.            Don Ritzer

         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: Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Bi-weekly: Sept. 8, 22   Monthly Sept. 1 & 15.

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


OFFERTORY: Aug. 23-24        Envelopes             $ 3,259.00

                                                  Loose Change       $ 1,451.00

                                    ECO deposits (8/25/08)       $    872.00  

                                                   Total                     $ 5,582.00



                    Come & Play Bingo!  Jackpot now at $11,700.00 

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!



It is not too late to join Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  Meetings are held each Wednesday in the meeting room in the Burkley Center (located past the restrooms).  The class is from 7:00-8:30pm.  RCIA is a great opportunity to learn more about the Catholic faith.


R.C.I.C.—Rite of Christian Initiation of Children is scheduled to begin September 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. 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.



Our collection for the Southside Food Pantry last weekend generated $1,527.00; this exceeds by almost half our total in 2007. Thank you to everyone who gave to this worthy cause.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 6-7 (1st Sunday of the Month)

TIME  DATE              ALTAR SERVER         LECTOR                    EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                         

4:00 PM      Sept. 6              Jonathon Engle            Ann Graf                         Don Smeltzer, Jim Sauer, Jeanne Sauer,      

                                                         Tim Engle                                                                             Marissa Campbell, Jennifer Hadden, Frances Melton                                           

9:00 AM      Sept. 7              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    Sept. 7         Anthony Bartholomew      Tom Martello               Ashley VanHorn, Donna VanHorn, Sandy Brown,

                                        Will Martello, Maria Martello      Pat Dineen                        Linnan Duren, Pam Mortimer, David Martello                    

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:  September 7 – Kathleen Haytas                             Pray for our men and women in uniform





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.



Join us Sept. 7th following the 11:30 Mass in the parish atrium located in the Burkley Center (by the restrooms). We are studying a different book each month.  For September our first Book Review will be of "The Shack" by William P. Young. This will be a great opportunity to meet other young adults while having some great discussion. 


ATTENTION…. engaged couples preparing for marriage here at St. Mary’s. Our September 6th retreat has been cancelled.  Please contact Jason at 445-9668 if you were planning on attending that retreat to discuss other options. 



September 1, 2008 – NO SCHOOL, LABOR DAY

September 4, 2008, in the school gymnasium there will be a volunteer sign-up meeting at 6:00 p.m. followed immediately by a “Meet the teacher” meeting at 7:00 p.m.



If you and or your family would like the honor of presenting the Eucharistic gifts to Father please sign up on the sheet located in the back of church under the picture of Pope Benedict. 


OUR LADY of CONSOLATION SHRINE, CAREY, OHIO…...will be hosting a Family Day on Sunday, September 28th.  We welcome families to come and pray together. Mass will be held at noon, followed by lunch and games for the family. The day concludes with Devotions at 2:30 p.m. and individual family blessings.


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS                                 


As our US Bishops wrote in their document, A Jubilee for Workers: Challenges and Opportunities for the New Millennium: “It is worth remembering on Labor Day… that a person is more valuable for what she or he is then for what they have, for the work they do rather than for what they possess. We must join together… to build a society that respects each person and their work.” The Marriage and Family Life Office encourages you to talk with your children about how work gives witness to our faith, how each of us can make the world a better place by who we are and what we do, and how all that we do can manifest the love of God. Spend some time reflecting on how you bring holiness and wholeness to the work you do.

Lord, let our work be a source of joy to our family and a song of praise to you. Amen.




The office will be closed the week of August 31st. We will return to normal office hours, 8:30 a.m. to  4:00 p.m. beginning September 8th. 



The Marriage and Family Life Office reminds you that Sunday, September 7, 2008 is Grandparents’ Day. In our grandparents we have sensed and felt the thread of history and the treasure of tradition that lies within our families. We pray that those who guided our early steps and called forth our talents be richly rewarded by God, our Divine Parent. 


DEACONS ANNUAL CHARITY OPEN…The deacons of the Diocese of Columbus (including our own Roger Minner & Larry Koebel) are organizing their annual golf outing. This year’s proceeds will go to support Divine Mercy Ministry, a prison re-entry ministry for women. The event is September 15th at Clover Valley Golf Club. They are still in need of sponsorships and golfers. A $2,500 sponsor for greens-fees and a $1,500 sponsor for the luncheon are their major needs, but a donation of any size is welcome. Please contact Roger Minner at 614 296-0877 to help or for details.



Thank you for your gift in the amount of $2,939.98 on behalf of the Diocese of San Carlos, Philippines. You have our sincerest gratitude for your participation in the 2008 Missionary Cooperation Plan by way of your hospitality, prayers and generous financial support.

With your gifts, the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ may be spread wherever it has not yet taken root. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of St. Mary Parish to help promote the missionary work of the Church. Through your missionary spirit, we are joyfully reminded that the Propagation of the Faith is all of us committed to the worldwide mission of Jesus. This message of thanks was sent to us from Leandro M. Tapay, Mission Director.



Catholic Social Services’ sixteenth annual Breakfast with the Bishop, featuring Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 26, 2008, in the Regency Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency, 350 North High St

This year, Bishop Campbell will provide a faith perspective on health care. He will be joined by special guest speaker, Claus P. von Zychlin, president and CEO of Mount Carmel Health System.

All proceeds from the event will go to support the programs of Catholic Social Services, a family service agency that helps build self-sufficiency and individual well-being, strengthen family relationships, and advocates for persons in need, regardless of faith or background.

Individual tickets are available for $40 each. To inquire about purchasing tickets or event sponsorship, please contact Monica Henry at 614-857-1238 or



The Sacrament of Penance will be celebrated here on Saturdays from 3:00 to 3:30 except for October 11th.  The Sacrament will be celebrated on Mondays immediately after the noon mass except for October 13th.


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