SATURDAY, March 7,

Dt. 26: 16 – 19, Mt. 5: 43 – 48

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Helen Snyder   


SUNDAY, March 8, 

Gn. 22: 1 – 2, 9a, 10 – 13, 15 – 18, Rom. 8: 31b – 34, Mk. 9: 2 – 10

       8:00 a.m.              Daughter’s of Erin Breakfast

       9:00 a.m.              Elizabeth Wolf   

      11:30 a.m.            Ray F. Noltemeyer    

        7:00 p.m.             Bingo


MONDAY, March 9,       

Dn. 9: 4b – 10, Lk. 6: 36 – 38

    12:00 noon             Amelia Bangert  

                                      Reconciliation following Mass


TUESDAY, March 10, 

Is. 1: 10, 16 – 20, Mt. 23: 1 – 12

       12:00 noon             Parishioners of St. Mary    

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


WEDNESDAY, March 11,                              

Jer. 18: 18 – 20, Mt. 20: 17 – 28

        9:45 a.m.             For those who serve the poor

      12:00 noon            John Nemeth, Sr.      

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

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

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


THURSDAY, March 12,

Jer. 17: 5 – 10, Lk. 16: 19 – 31

                                      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, March 13,

Gn. 37: 3 – 4, 12 – 13a, 17b – 28a, Mt. 21: 33 – 43, 45 – 46

    12:00 noon             Brian Adkins 

       7:00 p.m.              Stations of the Cross at Corpus Christi


SATURDAY, March 14,

Mi. 7: 14 – 15, 18 – 20, Lk. 15: 1 – 3, 11 – 32

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Amelia Bangert      


SUNDAY, March 15, 

Ex. 20: 1 – 17, 1 Cor. 1: 22 – 25, Jn. 2: 13 – 25

       9:00 a.m.              John Kenneh, Sr.   

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.            E.C. & Louise Tebbe     

        3:00 p.m.             Polish 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: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

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



OFFERTORY – Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2009


Envelopes:  $4,240.11

Loose Change: $2,606.00

ECO deposits: $ 1,730.00

Total offering: $8,576.11



Bingo receipts for March 1, 2009 - $5,407.00

 JACKPOT $5,000.00





The RCIA class topic for this week is “The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony”, presented by Jason and Melissa Shanks.  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. 


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 $30.00 which includes lunch and food throughout the day.  Registration forms are located in the back of Church.  For questions contact Jason Shanks at








LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 14 - 15 (3rd 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          Mar. 14       Johnny Lamotte                    John Lamotte                                                Chris Hilles, Pat Morris, Lois Morris,

                                            Open                                   Tina Nierman                                                 Andrea Fannin, Open, Open                                    

9:00 AM          Mar. 15       Charlie Collins                     Rick Driscoll                               Frances Melton, Marianne Metnes, Sheila Naegale, Cecelia Reis,

                                            Edie Collins                          Mary Kay Oris                            Mike Chambers, Carolyn Redwood, Bertha Hilsheimer, Taylor Carter   

11:30 AM        Mar. 15       Delaney Dawson                 Jimmy Vogt                                                    Elizabeth Vogt, Cody Peruzzi, Mike Keebaugh,

                                            Rebecca & Jillian Vogt         Kathleen Haytas                                            Maureen Keebaugh, Sharyn Perry, Open                  

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: March 15 – Knights of Columbus                         Pray for our men and women in uniform




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




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


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 Mar. 12 – 19 – 26, and Apr. 2nd.

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



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.



We would like to honor you at Mass as you approach the time of your graduation.  The best date so far seems to be May 17.  We would call you up at the 11:30 Mass to introduce yourself and let people know what your plans are.  We could also plan on a lunch for you and your families after Mass.  What are your thoughts?  Call Father Thomas at 580.0421 if you have ideas or questions about this.  Another possible date is May 24, but that is Memorial Day weekend.




The Young-at-Heart group will be making their spring trip to St. Francis Center in McArthur, OH on April 6th. The following items are needed: soap products, toilet tissue, household items, and spring/summer clothing (please; no winter clothes). Articles may be left in the rear of the church marked for McArthur. For additional information you may contact Catherine Goodall at 443.6154 or Marian Fontaine at 444.1032.









Recently hailed by the Columbus Dispatch for performances that are “consistently musical and polished,” the Saint Joseph Cathedral Choir will perform a program of Lenten music, including works of J.S. Bach and Francis Poulenc.  Reservations are not required.  A $10.00 suggested donation will be collected at the door.



The Most Rev. Daniel Flores, STD, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit, will present “Reading the Letters of St. Paul with a Little Help from Thomas Aquinas” on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Jessing Center on the Josephinum’s campus. Drawing from St. Thomas’ commentaries on the Pauline corpus, Bishop Flores will offer key indicators about how fruitfully to approach the mystery of our new life in Christ. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Please call 614-985-2497 for more information.




Six members of our parish who are students at Bishop Ready High School have attained Honor Roll status for the 2nd Quarter of the 2008-09 Academic Year. Earning Second Honors, having maintained a grade point average between 3.33 and 3.66, are senior Katlyn Hall and freshmen Virginia Kirby and Maria Martello. Named to the Distinction List, having maintained a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.32, are senior Ashley Van Horn and junior David Martello.

Congratulations to these young people for their diligence in achieving this success!



BOOK CLUB: Adults of All Ages Welcome!

For March we will be reading a book titled "Led by Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide" Which is the sequel to last month's book selection titled, "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust", both by Immaculee Ilibagiza (for information about her books check out: Immaculee is an internationally known speaker and Rwandan holocaust survivor and her book is a miraculous story about the power of prayer and faith in our darkest hours. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. between the morning Masses on Sunday, March 29th 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 .We hope to see you there!


4-S CLUB FISH FRIES….are scheduled for each Friday throughout Lent from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The 4-S Club is located at 281 East Whittier Street.

The 4-S Club Ladies Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, March 15th from noon until 3:00 p.m. Cost per person is $7.00.

For more information call 443-0524.



Bishop Ready High School is sponsoring an 11-day trip to Italy, with stops in Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Florence, and Venice, among other cities, departing Columbus on Mon., November 2 and returning on Wednesday, November 11.  Father Pat Toner will serve as chaplain on the trip. The trip is being handled by Collette Vacations.  If you book by April 15, you will receive a $260 discount and no risk travel planning, with a “no worries” trip cancellation waiver that allows you to cancel for any reason right up to the day prior to departure and receive a full cash refund. 

For more information, visit the Bishop Ready web site at or contact Michelle Kelly at 614-276-7827 or


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