j0156399SATURDAY, September 20,

1 Cor. 15: 35 – 37, 42 – 49, Lk. 8: 4 – 15

       1:00 p.m.              Sauer / Liston wedding

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Mary Jo McCarthy      

SUNDAY, September 21,

Is. 55: 6 – 9, Phil. 1: 20c – 24, 27a, Mt. 20: 1 – 16a

       9:00 a.m.              Living & Deceased Frank Wirth family 

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      10:00 a.m.             R.C.I. C.   

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

         7:00 p.m.            Bingo

MONDAY, September 22,         

Prv. 3: 27 – 34, Lk. 8: 16 – 18

    12:00 noon             Clara Marie Michael

                                      Reconciliation following Mass

      5:00 p.m.               Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, September  23,

Prv. 21: 1 – 6, 10 – 13, Lk. 8: 19 – 21

       12:00 noon             Elizabeth Wolf 

      5:00 p.m.               Evening Prayer & Rosary

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

WEDNESDAY, September 24,

Prv. 30: 5 – 9, Lk. 9: 1 – 6

       9:45 a.m.              All priests 

    12:00 noon             Andrezej & Katarnyze Lewkowicz  

      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 25,

Eccl. 1: 2 – 11, Lk. 9: 7 – 9

                                      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 26,

Eccl. 3: 1 – 11, Lk. 9: 18 – 22

  12:00 noon           Ruppersburg / Felder family   

        5:00 p.m.             Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY, September 27,

Eccl. 11: 9 – 12: 8, Lk. 9: 43 – 45

       1:30 p.m.              Liu / Russell wedding

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Mary Jo McCarthy  

       6:00 p.m.              Heffernan / Sammons wedding     

SUNDAY, September 28,

Ez. 18: 25 – 28, Phil. 2: 1 – 11, Mt. 21: 28 – 32

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts  

      11:30 a.m.             Lewkewicz family 

         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.”?




                                    Envelopes:             $3,621.00

                                    Loose Change:      $1,207.00

                         ECO deposits 9/15/08:      $  400.00


                        Bingo September 14, 2008 –  totals unavailable

Come & Play Bingo!  Jackpot now at $12,00.00 !!

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!



The class topic for this week is “Bible Basics” by Jason Shanks.  All those in the parish who are interested in learning some of the basics of scripture and why it is a document that is reliable, please feel free to come.  You don’t have to be investigating Catholicism to attend and grow in your knowledge of our faith.  The class meets from  7:00 p.m.  to 8:30 p.m. in the Burkley Atrium.  Access through the backdoor off of the parking lot.     


R.C.I.C. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children)

Meetings are held each Sunday beginning Sept. 21, 2008 starting at 10:00 a.m. in the school gymnasium. Sessions will last approximately 1 hour. 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 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.  



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 27 - 28 (4th Sunday of the Month)

TIME  DATE               ALTAR SERVER         LECTOR                    EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                         

4:00 PM      Sept. 27         Mariel Hayes                  Lori Mitchell                       John Lamotte, Johnny Lamotte, Don Alexander,

                                               Juan Durano                     John Rees                           Rita Alexander, Matt Lovett, open                                               

9:00 AM         Sept. 28             Taylor Carter                         Mike Keebaugh                     Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas, Mike Gerlach,

                                                     Charlie Collins                    Maureen Keebaugh                          Frank & Mary Wickham, Stephanie Martt                              

11:30 AM       Sept. 28       Annie Minner                   Pam Mortimer                         Angie Stoller, Tommy Zervas, Ann Anderson,

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

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:  September 28 – Luisa Schurtz & Julie Orzano        Pray for our men and women in uniform





Are you praying for guidance in the upcoming elections?  There is a novena on line at  It can be prayed privately or taken to your favorite prayer group or club meeting.



Father Jack Collins will preach a Parish Mission here on October 13, 14 and 15 at 7:00 in the evening.  Please call the parish office at 445 9668 if you need a ride to church those evenings or if you can offer a ride to church.



What Good Is God? Monday, October 13 at 7:00.

Why Prayers Don’t Work On Tuesday. October 14 at 7:00.

Ten Kinds of People We Don’t Have to Love. Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00.



Father Jack Collins was ordained to the Paulist Fathers in 1970.  For years, he was pastor of the Newman Center Parish at Ohio State.  Since then, he has given over three hundred parish missions all over the country.  He is a wonderful and enjoyable speaker.  Father Thomas feels he is one of the best speakers on spiritual matters he has ever heard.


PONTIFICAL COLLEGE JOSEPHINUM LECTURE SERIES 2008-2009 Building Spiritual Bridges to the Community lecture series!  The series begins Wednesday, September 24, as Ralph McInerny, Ph.D., presents “Newman and Natural Theology” at 7:00 p.m. in the Jessing Center on the Josephinum campus.  The event is free of charge and open to the public; reservations not required. Please call 614-985-2497 for more information.


Apologetics Speaker Presentation on "The Church"
Monday, September 22nd at 7 p.m. Mr. Paul Pennino of St. Brendan will give a presentation on the differences between the Catholic view of One Holy Catholic Church and the Protestant view of 'a loose affiliation of like-minded believers'. The Presentation will be held at Gresso's (upstairs), 961 S. High Street. Admission is 
FREE and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Come early to enjoy the happy hour specials available until 7pm! For more S.M.A.C. events, visit our website at: or email us at .



The quarterly Jordon Conference session will be held on October 21, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 to confirm your attendance.






October 5th is Respect Life Sunday.  There will be Stations of the Cross for Life prayer here at 10:30 that day.  It is hoped that 9:00 a.m. worshippers can return after refreshments to participate and that 11:30 a.m. worshippers can come early at 10:30.





Thank you for your generosity!  We have raised $143,000 toward our 2008 goal!  We are only $7,000 away from reaching our goal for this year! Please consider raising your pledge, or if you haven’t made a pledge to date please do so now.  We want to be able to reach our goal and it is only possible through your generous donations. The parts have been ordered to fix the bells—soon the bells will ring loudly for all to hear!!! 



The next 20-30something book club discussion will be held on Sunday, October 5th at 12:30pm following the 11:30 Mass. Please meet in front of the Specht Building located on the north end of the Parish parking lot adjacent to the bank. Once gathered we will relocate to a local restaurant or café for coffee and/or lunch. We will be discussing a different book each month. October’s Book Club selection is "The Great Divorce" by C.S. Lewis. This will be a great opportunity to meet other young adults while having some great discussion. For more information, contact:


200th Anniversary of the First Mass in the State of Ohio

On Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Bishop Campbell will celebrate a Mass to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the First Mass in the State of Ohio.  The historic celebration will be held on the original grounds where the first Mass took place in 1808. You are cordially invited to join us for the anniversary Mass, a memorial dedication and a reception to be held at 5000 Stage Coach Road NW just outside of Somerset, Ohio. From the Somerset square, head west on Route 22 for two miles, turn left on Toll Gate Road and follow the signs. Please call the Catholic Record Society at 614 241 2571 or send an email to if you plan to attend this historic happening. 



The St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department will hold women’s auditions for its fall production of the new musical, Striking 12 and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play on Wednesday, September 24th at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 27th at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Charles Campus Theatre, 2010 E. Broad St. Auditions are open to all area high school women. For more information contact St. Charles at 252-6714.



A silent retreat will be held the weekend of October, 3-5, 2008 at St. Therese’s Retreat Center. It is open to all Catholic women in the diocese. Sr. Christella Ritchey, OSF will present “Prayer: Person, Gift, Power, and Presence”. Registration deadline is September 26th. For more information call Marjo Angelo at 614-861-4434.



You and a friend are invited to the Marian Dinner hosted by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell on Monday, October 20, 2008 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1899 McCoy Road. Open to all single women, high school juniors and seniors, college students and beyond. RSVP to your pastor, principal, or campus youth minister or call


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