SATURDAY, February 14,

Gn. 3: 9 – 24, Mk. 8: 1 – 10

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              John & Hilda Kulzer    

       4:30 p.m.              McEvoy – Earnhart wedding @ St. Leo


SUNDAY, February 15,

Lv. 13: 1 – 2, 44 – 46, 1 Cor. 10: 3 – 11: 1, Mk. 1: 40 – 45

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.            Cynthia Jeanette Hammond   

        3:00 p.m.             Polish Mass

        7:00 p.m.             Bingo


MONDAY, February 16,      

Gn. 4: 1 – 15, 25, Mk. 8: 11 – 13

    12:00 noon             Brian Adkins   

                                      Reconciliation following Mass


TUESDAY, February 17,

Gn. 6: 5 – 8, 7: 1 – 5, 10, Mk. 8: 14 – 21

       12:00 noon             John Giuricich    

       6:00 p.m.              Choir practice (11:30 choir)


WEDNESDAY, February 18,

Gn. 8: 6 – 13, 20 – 22, Mk. 8: 22 – 26 

        9:45 a.m.             All educators            

      12:00 noon           Elizabeth Wolf        

        6:00 p.m.             Bible study – Specht Center

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

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


THURSDAY, February 19,

Gn. 9: 1 – 13, Mk. 8: 27 – 33

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.              Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.              Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, February 20,

Gn. 11: 1 – 9, Mk. 8: 34 – 9: 1

    12:00 noon             Mary Jo McCarthy 


SATURDAY, February 21,

Heb. 11: 1 – 7, Mk. 9: 2 – 13

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.            Livng & Decsed of Bendinelli / Reis families 

                                      O’Rourke baptism – following mass


SUNDAY, February 22,

Is. 43: 18 – 19, 21 – 22, 24b – 25, 2 Cor. 1: 18 – 22, Mk. 2: 1 - 12

       9:00 a.m.              Ray Goodall   

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.            Dick Gischel     

        7:00 p.m.             Bingo


Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or suffering, especially those homebound or in nursing homes.            

C:\Documents and Settings\anderson\My Documents\My Pictures\Microsoft Clip Organizer\j0429939.wmfRefresh 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, Jeff Buskey, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert 

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: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

Bi-weekly: February 9, 23   Monthly February 1 & 15

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


OFFERTORY – Feb. 7 – 8, 2009


Envelopes:  $3,616.00.00

Loose Change: $1,839.00

ECO deposits: $ 987.00

Total offering: $6,442.00


Bingo receipts for February 8, 2009 - $3,803.00

 JACKPOT $3,000.00





The topic for this week is “Lent”, presented by Deacon Roger Minner.  These sessions are held weekly in the Atrium at 7:00 p.m. You don’t have to be investigating Catholicism to attend and grow in your knowledge of our faith. 


2nd ANNUAL CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE… will be held on February 21, 2009 at the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. To register please visit our website at, call the DCCW office at

614-228-8601 or stop by your parish office for a brochure.



CONSOLATION. The Franciscan Friars invite you to make a pilgrimage to Carey, Ohio to visit this holy and spiritual setting. They offer a place of quiet prayer and devotion on your journey to faith, hope and healing. For more information please call 419.396.7107or visit their website at


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 21 - 22 (4th Sunday of the Month)

Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


TIME         DATE          ALTAR SERVER                        LECTOR                                                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                                                                                               

4:00 PM          Feb. 21       Mariel Hayes                        Lori Mitchell                                          Johnny Lamotte, John Lamotte, Don Alexander,

                                            Juan Durano                         John Rees                                              Rita Alexander, Russ Martin, Ann Martin                        

9:00 AM          Feb. 22       Nate Gerlach                      Mike Keebaugh                                  Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas,

                                            Taylor Carter                        Maureen Keebaugh                  Frank & Mary Wickham, Michael Badurina, Stephanie Martt   

11:30 AM        Feb. 22       Mary Weilbacher                  Pam Mortimer                                         Angie Stoller, Tommy Zervas, Ann Anderson,

                                  Katie Price, Morgan Dawson         Don Metnes                                            Sandra Thompson, Tyler Lawler, Annie Minner       

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: February 22 – Evelyn Holleran                            Pray for our men and women in uniform




BOOK CLUB: Adults of All Ages Welcome!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

For February we will be reading a book titled “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust” written by Immaculee Ilibagiza. The Author will be the main speaker at this year’s Catholic Women’s Conference. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. between the 9:00 and 11:30 Masses in the St. Mary School Cafeteria for "Coffee & Donuts" and Book Club discussion. Please have the entire book read so we don't spoil anything for you. For more information about the Book Club, contact 



IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!!  You can still sign-up for Catholic Times.  For only $15 (parish rate) you will receive the weekly news of what’s happening in the Catholic world.  Use the envelope provided in your February packet, or simply write “Catholic Times“ on a plain envelope, make your check payable to St. Mary, and drop it into the collection basket.


YOUNG ADULT RETREAT…a first ever retreat exclusively for young adults is being held March 21st here at St. Mary’s!  The theme of the day is “I’m Sorry, I forgive you, Thank you, I love you.”  Father Josh Wagner is the retreat master of the day.  Cost is $40.00 which includes lunch and food throughout the day.  Registrations forms are located in the back of Church.  For questions contact Jason Shanks at



All proceeds of the Ash Wednesday collection will be contributed to JOIN (Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs), which operates under Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Columbus. JOIN provides emergency assistance to the poor and vulnerable of Franklin and surrounding counties. Please use the specially printed collection envelopes to make your donation.


In addition, the diocesan Office for Social Concerns is sponsoring a canned food drive at the start of Lent. Please bring your donation of food to Ash Wednesday service. All donated food will be delivered to the food bank that serves the local food pantries.




"Vocations...We pray for them”. We rejoice when a young man makes the commitment for priesthood, and we celebrate their ordination a few years later, but what happens in between? Join Theology and a Pub on Feb.17th at Gresso's at 7:30 p.m. as Father Jeff Coning from the Vocations Office and guests from the Pontifical College Josephinum tell us "The Story of a Vocation." Gresso's is located in German Village. Doors open at 6 p.m. and food and drink are available for purchase before the talk. For more information, go to"



The next youth group meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on February 15th in the Atrium.



A blood drive is scheduled for Sun., Feb. 22nd at the Shamrock Club from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  To be eligible you cannot have donated blood after Dec. 26, 2008. There are still a few time slots open and if you would like to sign up please contact Mike McConahay at 443-0046 (H) or 354-5742 (C). Please check your schedule and try to give a little bit of your time (and blood) to help the Red Cross.  The Shamrock Club is located on W. Castle St. just off of High St. south of 104. 





STATIONS of the CROSS will be held each Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:


Feb. 27, 2009 at St. Mary    Mar. 6, 2009 at St. Ladislaus

Mar. 13, 2009 at Corpus Christi  – Mar. 20. 2009 at St. Mary

Mar. 27, 2009 at St. Ladislaus –  Apr. 3, 2009 at Corpus Christi

Confession is offered in addition to the stations.


STATIONS of the CROSS will be held each Thursday at

3:00 p.m. at St. Leo on Feb. 26, Mar. 5 – 12 – 19 – 26,

and Apr. 2nd.

There will be no stations on Holy Thursday, April 9th.



Want to win a Wii? Save the Date for our 2009 SMAC kickoff!  SMAC invites all parishioners in their 20s and 30s to our first annual Mardi Gras party on Tuesday, February 24th.  The party kicks off at 6:30 at Gressos's in German Village (upstairs), or come early for happy hour!   Snacks provided, although food and drink will be available for purchase.  There will be a drawing for a Nintendo wii at 8:30 PM – everyone who is in attendance will be entered in the drawing.  Earn an extra ticket by RSVPing on the sign-up sheet (located at the back of the Church) in advance of the event.  Additional tickets and door prizes will be available throughout the night.  Babysitting will be provided (please RSVP if you will be using our sitter).   This is a great opportunity to network, learn about opportunities with SMAC, and have a great time.  Contact Jason Shanks at 445.9668 with any questions.  




      The following Bishop Hartley High School students from St. Mary have made Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter:

Stephanie Howard, Isatta Kenneh, John Lamotte,  Aliyah McConahay,  Anne Minner.

      St. Mary member David Martello was among those recently inducted into the Bishop Ready chapter of the National Honor Society at a ceremony held at the school.

      Membership in the NHS is limited to students in the junior and senior classes who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 through the first grading period of the current school year.  In addition, nominees must demonstrate leadership abilities and a commitment to service and must exhibit good character.

      Our congratulations go out to each of these young people.


4-S LADIES AUXILLARY DINNER will be held on Sunday, Feb. 15th from noon until 3:00 p.m. Dinner with desert is priced at $7.00 per person. Carry out is available at 443.0524. The 4-S is located at 281 East Whittier Street.



9:45 a.m. at St. Mary

11:30 a.m. at Holy Cross and St. Joseph

12:00 at St. Leo

12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph

6:30 pm at Corpus Christi

7:00 p.m. at St. Mary



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