SATURDAY, March 21,

Hos. 6: 1 – 6, Lk. 18: 9 – 14

       9:30 a.m.              Lenten retreat for Young Adults

       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


MONDAY, March 23,     

Is. 65: 17 – 21, Jn. 4: 43 – 54

    12:00 noon             Parishioners of St. Mary  

                                      Reconciliation following Mass


TUESDAY, March 24, 

Ez. 47: 1 – 9, 12, Jn. 5: 1 – 16

       12:00 noon             Amelia Bangert    

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


WEDNESDAY, March 25, The Annunciation of the Lord

Is. 7: 10 – 14, 8: 10, Heb. 10: 4 – 10, Lk. 1: 26 – 38

        9:45 a.m.             For Candidates & Catechumens

      12:00 noon            Maurice Moloney      

        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 26,

Ex. 32: 7 – 14, Jn. 5: 31 – 47

                                      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 27,

Wis. 2: 1a, 12 – 22, Jn. 7: 1 – 2, 10, 25 – 30

    12:00 noon             Felder/Ruppersburg Family  

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


SATURDAY, March 28,

Jer. 11: 18 – 20, Jn. 7: 40 – 53

       3:00 p.m.              Reconciliation

       4:00 p.m.              Elizabeth Wolf      


SUNDAY, March 29, 

Jer. 31: 31 – 34, Heb. 5: 7 – 9, Jn. 12: 20 – 33

       9:00 a.m.              Deacon Thomas G. Spaith   

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

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

                                      Maines baptism

        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. 14 - 15, 2009


Envelopes:  $3,837.00

Loose Change: $1,688.00

ECO deposits: $675.00

Total offering: $6,200.00


Bingo receipts for March 15, 2009 - $2,972.00

 JACKPOT $6,300.00





The RCIA class topic for this week is “The Sacrament of Penance”.  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. 



Please sign up to serve as a Liturgical minister for one of the 5th Sunday masses. The sign-up sheet is located at the back of the church under the picture of Pope Benedict.



Please consider making a donation to this worthy organization, as the need is great in our community. Please use the specially printed offering envelopes designated for St. Vincent DePaul to make your contribution.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 28 - 29 (5th 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. 28                  

                                                                                        SEE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOVE                                                                                         

9:00 AM     Mar. 29    

                                                   Knights of St. John                    Knights of St. John                                                                                                  

11:30 AM   Mar. 29           



COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: March 29 – Kathleen Haytas                      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. 27, 2009 at St. Ladislas - 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. 26, and Apr. 2nd.

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


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 .


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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!"


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.



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.





The anointing of the sick will take place after each mass next weekend on March 28 and 29.


We will celebrate our parish penance service for Lent on April 5th at 1:30 p.m.


CHOIR PRACTICE FOR GOOD FRIDAY…is scheduled for April 3rd at 11:00 a.m. For more information contact Amanda Walker at 614.325.1758.



On behalf of the South Side Community Ministries, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to St. Mary’s for the generous donations of food and money. The need is great, and your donations will go a long way to easing the pain of families who have fallen on hard times. God Bless you all! 

Jeanne and Jim Sauer



On Mar. 27th at 7:30 p.m. Harald Vogel, director of the North German Organ Academy and professor at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen will perform.  Mr. Vogel is recognized as a leading authority on the interpretation of German organ music from the Gothic, Renaissance, and the Baroque periods.

Reservations are not required.  A $10.00 suggested donation will be collected at the door.



Roseanne Hanson and Mary O’Reilly received praises from the Ohio Department of Education recently for their tremendous efforts in feeding both breakfast and lunch every school day to our students. They were recognized for well planned menus, attractive food, good record keeping, and an overall quality food operation.



Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 p.m. April 9th

Good Friday Liturgy: 3:00 p.m. April 10th

Holy Saturday Mass: 8:30 p.m. April 11th

Easter Sunday Masses: 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

BE ALERT, PLEASE….Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday do not have masses at their usual time due to the special nature of Holy Week.  Please see the special schedule for these days.



Please watch the bulletin for further information regarding Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated annually the first Sunday after Easter.

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Your contribution in memory of a loved one, living or deceased, will be used for Easter flowers and decorations.

Names to be remembered – please print






Donor name:                                                                                         


Amount enclosed:                                                                                


If additional lines are needed please attach your list to this form.

You may drop this form into the offering baskets or return to the parish office. Deadline for your response is Sun. April 5th



The Knights of St. John will be joining us for the 9:00 Mass next weekend.  At the conclusion of Mass, we will witness an Exemplification whereby Knights are admitted to the Second and Third Degrees of their order.  The Knights are a fraternal and charitable organization who assists St. Mary’s in several ways each year by their kind contributions and support of our activities.


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