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


MONDAY, March 16,     

2 Kgs. 5: 1 – 15b, Lk. 4: 24 – 30

    12:00 noon             Ione G. Sommers  

                                      Reconciliation following Mass


TUESDAY, March 17, 

Dn. 3: 25, 34 – 43, Mt. 18: 21 – 35

       12:00 noon             Elizabeth Wolf    

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


WEDNESDAY, March 18,                              

Dt. 4: 1, 5 – 9, Mt. 5: 17 – 19

        9:45 a.m.             Parishioners of St. Mary

      12:00 noon            Adam Thomas      

        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 19, The Feast Day of St. Joseph

2 Sm. 7: 4–5a, 12–14a, 16, Rom. 4: 13, 16–18, 22, Lk. 2: 41-51a

                                      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 20,

Hos. 14: 2 – 10, Mk. 12: 28 – 34

    12:00 noon             Clara Marie Michael 

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


SATURDAY, March 21,

Hos. 6: 1 – 6, Lk. 18: 9 – 14

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Mary Jo McCarthy      


SUNDAY, March 22, 

2 Cor. 36: 14 – 16, 19 – 23, Eph. 2: 4 – 10, Jn.3: 14 – 21

       9:00 a.m.              Frank Wirth Family   

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.            Mark Michael       

        7:00 p.m.             Bingo


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

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Nursing Home:  Evelyn Spiert, Donna Whitacre, Wilma Rose

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, Marian Fontaine

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 – Mar. 7 – 8, 2009


Envelopes:  $4,369.40

Loose Change: $1,647.00

ECO deposits: $ 987.00

Total offering: $7,003.40


Bingo receipts for March 8, 2009 - $4,316.00

 JACKPOT $5,700.00





The RCIA class topic for this week is “The Our Father”.  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. 



A first ever retreat exclusively for young adults will be held next weekend  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 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          Mar. 21       Mariel Hayes                              Lori Mitchell                                             John Lamotte, Johnny Lamotte, Don Alexander

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

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

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

11:30 AM        Mar. 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: March 22 – Marge & Dave Smigelski                       Pray for our men and women in uniform






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


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. 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.



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:  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 .


4-S CLUB FISH FRIES….are scheduled 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.




ST. PATRICK…legends abound and details of his life are uncertain, but history agrees that he was humble and courageous in winning most of Ireland for Christ. This prayer that is attributed to him can be a wonderful blessing for each of us: Christ shield me this day: Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.


The MARRIAGE and FAMILY LIFE Office reminds you that saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God’s invitation to use his or her unique gifts. As St. Bernardine of Siena said of St. Joseph: “[He] was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, the mother of Jesus. He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying: ‘Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.’” St. Joseph became holy by opening himself totally to God, as we are all called to do. May we be especially mindful of that call to holiness in our families, as we commemorate his Feast Day on March 19.


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St. Mary School presents "Willy Wonka Jr." on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28.  Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the school gym.  Admission at the door will be $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. Come and enjoy an evening of "Imagination!"



On Sunday March 22, 2009 a special community bake-off will be held in the school cafeteria beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Our goal is to bake 175 dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies for the Retreat at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. Please bring your own cookie dough. Cookie Sheets will be provided.  If possible please purchase your chocolate chip dough balls from GRS. You will also need to provide your own apron, pot holders and spatula. Everyone is welcome to join us!  Hope to see you there. For additional information please contact Cecilia Reis at 784.0405.


RETREAT FOR THOSE WHO ARE RECENTLY UNEMPLOYED… at St. Therese’s Retreat Center, 5277 E. Broad Street on Thursday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In these difficult economic times, many individuals and families are struggling to deal with layoffs and unemployment. This retreat is intended to provide a space for people who have

recently lost their jobs or suffer from the current economic crisis. The retreat offers an opportunity for people to come together and feel God’s loving presence and hear about practical strategies for new employment and linkages that can be of assistance to them. There is no cost for the retreat. A simple lunch and dinner will be served at no cost. The optional dinner for retreat participants and their families will follow the retreat. Please provide a count for dinner when you register. To register, contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at (614) 241-2540 or email Co-sponsored by St. Therese’s Retreat Center and the diocesan Office for Social Concerns.



Next weekend, March 21-22, has been designated by the diocese as the weekend we support Catholic Relief Services. Please use your specially printed envelopes for your donation and drop into the collection basket during the regular collection or note your check accordingly on the memo line.



Father Simoneau of Food for the Poor will be our guest homilist next weekend.  He last visited in 2006.  He will bring a message of how that organization seeks to help those most in need.


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