1:30 p.m.        Motter – King wedding

          3:00 p.m.        Confessions

         4:00 p.m.      Mary Jo McCarthy   

          6:00 p.m.        Beitelschees – Dalton wedding



SUNDAY, June 21

       9:00 a.m.        John Kulzer  

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        Deacon Thomas G. Spaith 

       3:00 p.m.        Polish Mass

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo



MONDAY, June 22

    12:00 noon       Ione G. Sommers          

                                      Confession following Mass



TUESDAY, June 23    

       12:00 noon      Parishioners of St. Mary    

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




      12:00 noon     Michael Gammell  




                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.           Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.           Mass at Corpus Christi



FRIDAY, June 26         

       12:00 noon    Felder-Ruppersburg families   




          3:00 p.m.        Confessions

         4:00 p.m.      Elizabeth Wolf   



SUNDAY, June 28

       9:00 a.m.        Frank Wirth Family  

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo





Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Please remember in your prayers:

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, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert, Marian Fontaine, Virginia and Tim Deweese, Jake Sterpka.

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.

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


OFFERTORY – June 13-14, 2009


Offertory: $5,880.76

ECO deposits: $1,427.00 (weekly, bi-weekly & 15th)

Total offering: $7,307.76


Bingo receipts for June14, 2009 - $2,502.00

 Jackpot: $14,700.00!!




The annual Young at Heart luncheon & bingo party will be held Monday, June 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in the school gymnasium. In addition to a delicious lunch there will be games and prizes. All are welcome. The cost is $7.00 per person. For additional information please contact Betty Contosta at 443.1335.



Are you interested in learning about the Catholic faith? Are you looking into joining the Church?  Are you a Catholic who has been away for a while?  Did you miss Confirmation? Then the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you.  It begins with a cook-out on August 19th, at 6:30 p.m. on the back patio of Father’s house (to the right of the Church when facing it from 3rd street).  You can bring any support that you need. RCIA sessions will be held each Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m.  Attending the classes does not obligate you to entering the Church at Easter.  We look forward to seeing you in August!


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for June 27-28, 2009 (4th Sunday of the Month)

Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


TIME                                       ALTAR SERVER                        LECTOR                                                           EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER                                              

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

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

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

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

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

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


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: June 28 – Bertha Hilsheimer-Sally Sobony                Pray for our men and women in uniform



Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Don and Rose Hodgson






Are you looking to get involved and would like to do so with your spouse?  Engaged preparation might be for you.  We are in need of volunteers to serve in the marriage ministry here at St. Mary’s.  For more information, come to an informational meeting and cookout on July 11th at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Deacon Roger and Mary Kelly Minner.  Please RSVP to Jason Shanks at or by phone at 445-9668.  Cookout location and other information will be provided upon receipt of your RSVP. 



Confirmation will be celebrated for our young people here at 11:30 a.m. on November 1st.  Parents of high school students who missed confirmation should contact Father Thomas about preparation for the sacrament. The best way to contact Father is by way of a letter mailed to 672 So. 3rd Street, Columbus, OH 43206 or you may drop a note in the collection basket.  Please include your current address and phone number in your note.



The annual St. Mary Homecoming festival will be held August 14-15, 2009. Please give some thought as to how you can contribute to this important fund raiser. Contact the parish office at 445-9668 to volunteer. Watch your bulletin and your mail box for additional information.


The Annual Catholic Women/Young Women of the Year banquet will be held on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. at the Berwick Manor Restaurant & Party House. Nomination forms are available in the parish office and must be submitted no later than July 28, 2009. For additional information contact the DCCW office at 614.228.8601.



Next Sunday, June 21st, a Polish Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary at 3:00 p.m. The Polish mass is held at St. Mary on every 3rd Sunday of each month. All are welcome to attend.




CONGRATULATIONS to the following St. Mary students who attend The Graham School. Year end awards were presented to: Maria DiSabeto for cultural studies, Anisa Sapp for photography, Ian Moran for science. The school's top award presented to a student who excels in the classroom, in the school community and as a leader among the students, etc. went to Ian Moran.



The St. Mary class of 1944 will be celebrating mass together this Saturday, June 20th, followed by dinner at the Mannerchor.






Next weekend, June 27-28, our parish will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection. This collection allows the Holy Father to cast the light of Christ upon the world by providing emergency assistance to those who need it most. Please use your pre-printed envelopes for your donation.



St. Mary Alumni picnic will be held on Sunday, June 28th at the Heimat Haus beginning at noon with lunch served at 1:00 p.m. The menu will consist of bratwurst, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, pasta salad, desert and soft drinks. The cost is $15.00 per person. The Heimat Haus is located at 4555 Jackson Pike, Grove City. Please contact Robert Stoll at 614.459.5240 for additional information. Come and reminisce with your classmates.



Next weekend, June 28th, the annual German Village Haus and Garten tour will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For the first time in its history there will be an honorary chairman for this year’s tour. The German Village Society has selected our own Bill Lenkey for this initial honor. Congratulations, Bill.

Given the scheduled time of the tour, please keep in mind parking may be at a premium for masses.



Five couples from our parish were honored on Sunday, June 14th by the diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life for celebrating milestone anniversaries. They are: John and Barbara Henterly, 66 years; Don and Rita Alexander, 50 years; Deacon Larry and Laura Koebel, 45 years; Richard and Karen Finn, 30 years; and Brian and Katrina Nierman, 30 years. Congratulations !!



IN THANKSGIVING FOR OUR FATHERS WE PRAY…..Beloved God, we thank you for giving us Dad and for the many ways he shows us your fatherly care. On this, his special day, we ask you to bless him with your peace and joy. Give him the strength and understanding that he needs to care for us as a family. Help us to appreciate more all he does for us and to show him how much we love him. Amen.



BELLS of ST. MARY’S UPDATE           

Thanks to the generosity of parishioners we have met our  goal of $48,000 for the 2009-10 BAA campaign. Our goal for St. Mary’s is $150,000 a year over a three (3) year period. 100% of the monies collected over our BAA goal stay here at St. Mary. These monies will be used for historic preservation of our buildings and tuition assistance for those in need to attend our school. If you have not pledged or given to this important campaign please prayerfully consider doing so.  Campaign cards and brochures are in the rear of the church near the picture of Pope Benedict.  If you already pledged, nothing further is required. We appreciate your generosity.


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