SATURDAY, February 21,

Heb. 11: 1 – 7, Mk. 9: 2 – 13

       3:00 p.m.                Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              The 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   

                                      Hughes baptism – following mass

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.             Dick Gischel    

                                      Mischnick baptism – following mass

        7:00 p.m.               Bingo


MONDAY, February 23,         

Sir. 1: 1 – 10, Mk. 9: 14 – 29

    12:00 noon               Deacon Thomas G. Spaith  

                                      Reconciliation following Mass


TUESDAY, February 24,

Sir. 2: 1 – 11, Mk. 9: 30 – 37

       12:00 noon              Pat Russell    

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


ASH WEDNESDAY, February 25,                               

Jl. 2: 12 – 18, 2 Cor. 5: 20 – 6: 2, Mt. 6: 1 – 6, 16 – 18

        9:45 a.m.              John Giuricich  

12:00 noon at St. Leo       Fred & Clara Michael     

        7:00 p.m.              Parishioners of St. Mary            

        6:00 p.m.               No Bible study – Specht Center

        7:00 p.m.               No R.C.I.A.

                                      Choir practice following mass (9:00 choir)


THURSDAY, February 26,

Dt. 30: 15 – 20, Lk. 9: 22 – 25

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       3:00 p.m.                Stations of the Cross at St. Leo

       6:00 p.m.                Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.                Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, February 27,

Is. 58: 1 – 9a, Mt. 9: 14 – 15

    12:00 noon               Felder-Ruppersburg families  

       7:00 p.m.                Stations of the Cross at St. Mary


SATURDAY, February 28,

Is. 58: 9b – 14, Lk. 5: 27 – 32

       3:00 p.m.                Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.               Elizabeth Wolf   


SUNDAY, March 1, 

Gn. 9: 8 – 15, 1 Pt. 3: 18 – 22, Mk. 1: 12 – 15

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.             Diane Carrick    

                                      Campo baptism – following 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.            

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. 14 – 15, 2009


Envelopes:  $3,780.71

Loose Change: $1,698.00

ECO deposits: $ 675.00

Total offering: $6,153.71


Bingo receipts for February 15, 2009 - $5,192.00

 JACKPOT $3,700.00





No R.C.I.A. class on Ash Wednesday.

The Rite of Election will be held on Sunday, March 1st at

6:30 p.m. at St. Edward Church in Granville, OH.


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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



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 28 – March 1 (1st 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. 28       Jonathan Engle                    Don Smeltzer                                          Theresa Ellen, Jim Sauer, Jeanne Sauer,

                                            Tim Engle                              Ann Graf                                                Marissa Campbell, Jennifer Hadden, Frances Melton     

9:00 AM          Mar. 1         Nate Gerlach                      Annie Ruefle                              Jack Auer, Christina Badurina, Eli Disabato, Maria Disabato,

                                        Augie & Charlie Collins            Brian Collins                               Mike Gerlach, Angie Metoyer, Bonnie Jones, Amanda Breitfeller

11:30 AM        Mar. 1         Anthony Bartholomew        Tom Martello                                          Ashley VanHorn, Donna VanHorn, Sandy Brown,

                                         Will Martello, Andy Price         Pat Dineen                                              Linnan Duren, Pam Mortimer, David Martello            

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: March 1 – Elizabeth & Ogbe Aideman                Pray for our men and women in uniform






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.  Registration 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.





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.




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 p.m. at Gressos's in German Village, or come early for happy hour!   Food and drink will be available for purchase. 

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.  







Spring Clean Up - Beginning March 2, St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross, and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries will begin cleaning off wintertime decorations.  Families are advised to remove any personal keepsakes they wish to retain before March 2.




DAUGHTERS OF ERIN BREAKFAST…will be held on Mar. 8th. Additional information will be posted in the next bulletin.


THE MARRIAGE and FAMILY LIFE OFFICE…of the Diocese of Columbus is sponsoring an Afternoon of Reflection for the Separated and Divorced on Sunday, March 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219.

What Happened to the Dream? will be led by Father

G. Michael Gribble, rector of St. Joseph Cathedral. The program will be followed by Mass at 3:30 PM.  The fee for the program is $10. Registration is required by March 12.

For additional information or to register call the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614/241-2560 or e-mail




A parishioner who attends our school here has been awarded the Fr. Wehrle High School Scholarship by Bishop Hartley High School for his freshman year this fall.  Congratulations go out to Alec Kaple.




Our two choirs always welcome new members.  The 9:00 choir practices on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday morning at 8:15 a.m. The 11:30 choir practices on Tuesday evenings at 6:00p.m. You do not have to be able to read music. We want to plan to have plenty of singers for Holy Thursday and Good Friday (the 11:30 choir), and for the Holy Saturday Mass of the Easter Vigil (the 9:00 choir). Sacrificing time to be at practices would be a wonderful act of Lenten service. All practices are in the church. Come. Give it a try.



COLLECTION for BLACK and INDIAN MISSIONS will be collected next weekend. Your contribution will help support the neediest people across the United States. Please give what you are able…if we all give a little – a lot will be accomplished. Please use the specially printed envelopes in the regular collection.p



Three masses are scheduled for St. Mary and St. Leo on Ash Wednesday (the times are noted on page 2 of your bulletin).

Volunteers are needed to serve as Eucharistic ministers, lectors, altar servers and to distribute ashes. Please sign up on the sheet located in the back under the pictures of Pope Benedict and Bishop Campbell. 



St. Catherine invites you to attend the Knights of Columbus Lenten ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH FRY on Friday, February 27, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., 500 South Gould Road, Columbus.  Menu features beer-battered fried ocean perch, grilled cheese sandwiches, french fries, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls, dessert, beverage. Cost: $8.00-adults; $6.00-Senior Adults; $4.00-Children; $24.00 Family Special (limit of two adults); beer-on-tap-$2.00.  50-50 Raffle!  Bring the family!

St. Michael will hold a fish fry dinner each Friday throughout Lent from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (HANDICAP SEATING available upstairs in Marian Hall). 

Fish Dinner Cost: Regular-$7.50, Small-$5.50; Macaroni & Cheese Dinner also available at $5.50; DRIVE THRU and carryout available. Sponsored by St. Michael Council 11445, Knights of Columbus. For additional information call 885-7814.

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