SATURDAY, October 11,

Gal. 3: 22 – 29, Lk. 11: 27 – 28 

      4:00 p.m.        David Earley     


SUNDAY, October 12,

Is. 25: 6 – 10a, Phil. 4: 12 – 14, 19 – 20, Mt. 22: 1 – 14

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

                             Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.       Clara Marie Michael  

        7:00 p.m.       Bingo

MONDAY, October 13,        

Gal. 4: 22 – 24, 26 – 27, 31, 5: 1, Lk. 11: 29 – 32

   12:00 noon         Margaret Pinkerton

     7:00 p.m.        Mission talk–“WHAT GOOD IS GOD”

                             Presented by Fr. John Collins

TUESDAY, October 14,

Gal. 5: 1 – 6, Lk. 11: 37 –  41

     12:00 noon        Ed Hughes 

      7:00 p.m.       Mission talk–“WHY PRAYERS DON’T

                          WORK” Presented by Fr. John Collins

WEDNESDAY, October 15,

Gal. 5: 18 – 25, Lk. 11: 42 – 46

      9:45 a.m.        Students & Teachers of St. Mary 

    12:00 noon        Sheila McSweeney White         

      7:00 p.m.        Mission talk–“10 KINDS OF PEOPLE

                            WE DON’T HAVE TO LOVE”

                             Presented by Fr. John Collins

THURSDAY, October 16,

Eph. 1: 3 – 10, Lk. 11: 47 – 54

                             No Noon Mass at St. Mary

      6:00 p.m.         Adoration at Corpus Christi

      6:30 p.m.         Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, October 17,

Eph. 1: 11 – 14, Lk. 12: 1 – 7

    12:00 noon        Anthony Ebelberger        


SATURDAY, October 18,

2 Tm. 4: 10 – 17, Lk. 10: 1 – 9

      3:00 p.m.         Reconciliation

      4:00 p.m.        Juanito Durano   

      6:00 p.m.         Schalk / Carson wedding      

SUNDAY, October 19,

Is. 45: 1, 4 – 6, 1 Thes. 1: 1 – 5b, Mt. 22: 15 – 21

      9:00 a.m.        Geroge “Bill” Thompson  

                             Snoke baptism

                             Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

                             Hirn baptism – after Mass

        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: Oct. 6,13,20,27

Bi-weekly: October 6 & 20,   Monthly October 1 & 15

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




                                    Envelopes:             $4,780.00

                                    Loose Change:      $1,223.00

                         ECO deposits 10/6/08:      $2,820.00    


                  Bingo October 5, 2008:            $3,082.00

Come & Play Bingo!  Jackpot now at $3,700.00 !!

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!



Class is cancelled for Oct. 15th  due to the Parish Mission but will resume on Oct. 22nd.  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.     



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 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.



Effective immediately the 5:00 evening prayer service has been temporarily suspended. If you have comments or concerns about this please contact the parish office.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 18 – 19 (3rd Sunday of the Month)

TIME  DATE              ALTAR SERVER         LECTOR                    EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                         

4:00 PM      Oct. 18           Johnny Lamotte          John Lamotte                      Chris Hiles, Pat Morris, Lois Morris,

                                    Vince Relli               Tina Nierman                  Andrea Fannin, Jennifer Yannayon, open                 

9:00 AM         Oct.  19        Angela Ruiz                  Rick Driscoll              Frances Melton, Sheila Naegale, Cecelia Reis, Mike Chambers,

                                           Katie Murray          Mary Kay Oris     Mary Ann Metnes, Carolyn Redwood, Bertha Hilsheimer, Megan Murray     

11:30 AM       Oct.  19       Corey Hall                 Jimmy Vogt                      Elizabeth Vogt, Vince Maite, Lori Maite,

                              Rebecca & Jillian Vogt    Kathleen Haytas              Mike Keebaugh, Maureen Keebaugh, open              

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:  October 19 – Knights of Columbus                          Pray for our men and women in unifor






Children old enough to use the restroom can be cared for in our pre-school facility so that their parents can attend the parish mission talks. The talks will last approximately one hour each evening.

Some folks may want to come to the parish mission talks but need transportation.  Call the office at 445 9668 if you can offer a ride or need a ride.



We will again have seminarians assigned to St. Mary by the Pontifical College Josephinum that will take Holy Communion to homebound parishioners.  If you know of anyone that should be included on this list please contact the parish office at 445-9668.



St. Mary’s 20/30 Somethings (SMAC) in partnership with Catholic Social Services is hosting Service Saturday 2008, October 25th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.   In conjunction with Ohio’s Make a Difference Day, volunteers will help work on house projects throughout central Ohio for the elderly and most vulnerable among us.  We will meet at St. Mary’s at 9 a.m. for brief instructions, assignments and of course coffee and juice. Lunch will be provided! Can’t volunteer?  Tax deductible gifts to St. Mary’s (indicate Service Saturday in the memo line) can help provide tools and materials for the job sites.  All monies raised will go to helping make Service Saturday a success!  To “make a difference” please sign up on the sheets located in the back of the Church under the picture of Pope Benedict or email/call Jason in the parish office.  This service project is open to everyone!





This is your annual reminder that the Columbus Marathon is coming up on Sunday, October 19. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. and St. Mary is located between mile 10 and 11, so the crowd of runner could start down Third Street as early as 8:20 a.m.



Middle school and high school youth and parents are invited to the first Jesus Jam of the 08-09 school year to be held on Sunday, Oct. 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Catharine Church, 500 So. Gould Rd. Bishop Campbell will celebrate Mass and make a presentation entitled “Join the Mission”. Jesus Jams are held the third Sunday of each month. This event is free. For more information please visit  or call 1-888-548-CYSC (2972).



Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection and Holy Cross Cemeteries will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 12, 19 and 26. Family service advisors will be available to help with pre-arrangements.



If you can volunteer to unload food from a truck that delivers to the food pantry, please contact the parish office at

445-9668. Food usually delivers on Tuesday mornings. 



Bible study sessions will resume on Wed. October 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Specht Center.  If you haven’t taken advantage of this opportunity to study the “word of the Lord” in the past please consider this an open invitation to join us as we begin the study of the book of Romans.



The youth group will meet at the rectory at 6:00 p.m. on October 19th to go to a haunted ball field at the old Clippers stadium.  Call to make reservations.

The group will have a cookout on October 26th at 2:00 p.m. and then go to Circle S Farms for a hayride.  Again, call to make reservations. 

Each event costs $5.00.  Call the parish office at 445 9668.

If you can help with transportation please contact the parish office.



If interested, please call the parish office as we are trying to form a scout committee.



On Sunday, October 19, we celebrate World Mission Sunday, a Eucharistic Celebration for all the missions of the world.  The celebration offers us the opportunity to demonstrate our solidarity with Catholics across the globe in support of missions and the missionaries who serve them.

Our donations will help fund missionary activities such as catechetical programs, Seminaries, the work of religious communities, communication and transportation needs, and the construction of much-needed chapels, churches, orphanages and schools. The proceeds of the collection will be distributed – in the Pope’s name – among missions and missionaries of the entire world.  Please use your specially marked envelopes to submit your contribution



The Knights of Columbus, Assembly #809, are sponsoring a Novena with Recitation of the Rosary and Benediction for “Faithful Citizenship” here at St. Mary. The dates are as follow: Thursday, Oct. 23rd, Tuesday, Oct. 28th, and Friday, Oct. 31st. Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Novena prayers are available on line from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops web site. 


October is Respect Life Month

The Catholic Church has long held October to be the month in which we prayerfully celebrate our firm belief that all human life is sacred. The Marriage and Family Life Office reminds you that, as Pope John Paul II wrote in his 1995 Encyclical “The Gospel of Life”:

The family proclaims life when parents teach children to communicate openly, to value all life and to fulfill their God-given mission.

The family celebrates life through prayer, thanking God for the gift of life and for each other.

The family serves life by promoting the welfare and well-being of its own members and the members of the greater “family of life.”

Lord and giver of all life, help us to value each person, created in love by you. In your mercy, guide and assist our efforts to promote the dignity and value of all human life, born and unborn. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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