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


MONDAY, September 8, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin       

Mi. 5: 1 – 4a or Rom. 8: 28 – 30, Mt. 1: 1 – 16, 18 – 23

    12:00 noon             Rita Plageman

                                      Reconciliation following Mass

      5:00 p.m.               Evening Prayer & Rosary


TUESDAY, September  9,

1 Cor. 6: 1 – 11, Lk. 6: 12 – 19

       12:00 noon             Mr. Mrs. Martin B. Russell 

      5:00 p.m.               Evening Prayer & Rosary

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


WEDNESDAY, September 10,

1 Cor. 7: 25 – 31, Lk. 6: 20 – 26

       9:45 a.m.              Chad Myers 

    12:00 noon             Jack & Angie Heinmiller                     

      5:00 p.m.               Evening Prayer & Rosary     

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

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


THURSDAY, September 11,

1 Cor. 8: 1 – 7, 11 – 13, Lk. 6: 27 – 38  

                                      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, September 12, Holy Name of Mary

1 Cor. 9: 16 – 19, 22 – 27, Lk. 6: 39 – 42

  12:00 noon           Ed Hughes   

        5:00 p.m.             Evening Prayer & Rosary


SATURDAY, September 13,

1 Cor. 10: 14 – 22, Lk. 6: 43 – 49

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Clara Marie Michael         


SUNDAY, September 14,

Nm. 21: 4b – 9, Phil. 2: 6 – 11, Jn. 3: 11 – 17

       9:00 a.m.              Rocky Sparkman  

                                      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: 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. 30-31        Envelopes             $

                                                  Loose Change       $

                                    ECO deposits (9/1/08)         $     

                                                   Total                     $

Financial information unavailable to be reported later


                     Come & Play Bingo!  Jackpot now at $.................

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.




The Knights of Columbus will offer voter registration forms after all the masses next weekend at the doors of the church. We wish to thank them for this convenience being offered. The registration is non-partisan.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 13-14 (2nd Sunday of the Month)

TIME  DATE              ALTAR SERVER         LECTOR                    EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                         

4:00 PM      Sept. 13            Sean Regan                Don Smeltzer              Dave Mitchell, Lori Mitchell, Mariel Hayes

                                                         Katie Lawler                      Sherrie Hayes                         Carol Rees, Evelyn Holleran,                                                                  

9:00 AM      Sept. 14            Michael Badurina           Mary Kelly        Genny Bowman, Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibault,  Erin McKernan

                                                         Frances Collins               John Kenneh        Eileen Hoffman, Patricia Kenneh, Christa & Megan McKernan  

11:30 AM    Sept. 14           Kyle Dawson              Mike Hicks                 Katherine Hanson, Peggy Kienle, Katlyn Hall,

                                                   Sam Agra, Cody Peruzzi                                                    Tina Hall, Jeff Smith, Janet Dawson                                                            

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:  September 14 – Cecilia & Mike Chambers        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.




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.




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.




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. 




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







NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS                                 


COME TO THE PICNIC…….sponsored again by the Knights of Columbus. Please save the date of September 14th and join your parish family after the 11:30 a.m. mass on the front lawn of the Rectory. Please bring a covered dish to share!  Hamburgers, hotdogs, and pop will be provided.



Asks you to make note that Monday, September 22 has been set aside as “National Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children.”  Join families across the country in sitting down that evening to eat together, without hurry or distraction. Rediscover the sacredness of the family meal.

Lord, it is good to be together. We thank you for the love we share as we share this meal. May it strengthen us to live in service. Amen.



St. Mary’s School invites you to its’ 15th annual school library SPAGHETTI DINNER on Friday, September 19, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinners include all-you-can-eat-

spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drink.

You may eat in or take out.

Adults, $7.00; children, $3.00;

Senior citizens, $5.00, High School students, $5.00

Featuring a Book Fair and lots of raffles.

Come pasta  time with us!


SAVE THE DATE!  THURSDAY,OCTOBER 2, 2008 AT ST. ANDREW CHURCH AND NUGENT HALL.  CRADLING CHRISTIANITY will host the third annual fundraiser to provide education, housing, and employment assistance to marginalized Christians in the Holy Land. Father Peter Vasko, President of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land, will celebrate the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Cocktails and silent auction will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the Nugent Hall, followed by Dinner and Guest Speaker Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  For ticket information call

459-5676 or email .



It’s that time again !!  Our annual 4-S golf outing is scheduled for September 21st at Foxfire Golf Club. Registration to play is $80.00 per person. All proceeds from the golf outing will benefit St. Mary School. For more information, visit  or pick up a brochure located at the back church. 



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.


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