SATURDAY, August 29

          1:00 p.m.        Riser-McNally wedding

          3:00 p.m.        Confessions

         4:00 p.m.      St. Mary class of 1949, living &



SUNDAY, August 30

       9:00 a.m.        Debra Kingery

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

                                      McCreary – after mass

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo


MONDAY, August 31

    12:00 noon       Duane Wurzer 

                                      Confession following Mass


TUESDAY, September 1       

       12:00 noon      Sondra Goodwin  

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



WEDNESDAY, September 2

          9:45 a.m.   Timothy Hartman–All sch. mass

      12:00 noon     For all elected officials

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


THURSDAY, September 3

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.           Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.           Mass at Corpus Christi




       12:00 noon   Carone family, living & deceased

    12:30 p.m.        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

        3:30 p.m.       Benediction 


SATURDAY, September 5

          1:00 p.m.        Miller-Horwitz wedding

          3:00 p.m.        Confessions

         4:00 p.m.      Sister Pat Britt, OSF  

         6:30 p.m.         Diblasi-Cafaro wedding


SUNDAY, September 6

       9:00 a.m.        Margaret Russell

                                      Howell baptism – after mass

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        Michael Gammell

         5:00 p.m.         Braun-Boulware wedding          

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo





OFFERTORY – August 22-23, 2009


Offertory: $5,598.61

ECO deposits: $1,007.00 (includes weekly & bi-weekly)

Total offering: $6,605.61


Bingo receipts for August 23, 2009: $2,216.00

 Jackpot: $21,200.00!!



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. Anna May Felicia

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call us.   


RCIA – 2009 – 2010

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. RCIA sessions are held in the Atrium every Wed, at 7:00 p.m.  Attending the classes does not obligate you to entering the Church at Easter. 



Divorce Workshop…The next eight-week workshop will be on Thursday evenings, from 7-9 PM, on  September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2009, at the Catholic Center, 197 E. Gay St, Columbus.  The fee is $40 and scholarships are available.  For additional information call the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614/241-2560 or go to and click on the Hurting Families link, to print a brochure and registration form.



Please keep in your prayers the parents and family of Timothy Hartman who was tragically killed earlier this week in an automobile accident. Timothy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hartman; Mr. Hartman is the P.E. teacher here at St. Mary.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 5-6, 2009 (1st Sunday of the Month)

Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


TIME                ALTAR SERVER         LECTOR                                        EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER                                    SACRISTAN

4:00 PM          Jonathan Engle                   Don Smeltzer                                Theresa Ellen, Jim Sauer, Jeanne Sauer

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

9:00 AM          Nate Gain                                    Annie Ruefle                    Jack Auer, Christina Badurina, Eli & Maria Disabato

                          Augie & Charlie Collins            Brian Collins       Mike Gerlach, Angie Metoyer, Bonnie Jones, Amanada Breitfeller                          Pat Smith

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

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


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Sept. 6 – Ginny & Steve Holleran                                       Pray for our men and women in uniform

Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Don and Rose Hodgson




BIRTHRIGHT of COLUMBUS, a pregnancy support service, will have their annual Luncheon & Style show on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Clintonville Women’s Club at noon. Christopher & Banks are providing the fashions. There will be a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $30.00. For reservations and additional information contact Marge at 888.0917 or Mary Jo at 235.7465.



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.


TAILGATE for LIFE…. is Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe located on 1421 Olentangy River Road.  Former OSU quarterback Stanley Jackson is the keynote speaker and will tell his pro-life conversion story. The dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. with a VIP reception and autograph session starting at 5:15 p.m. Tickets prices are $25.00 for dinner plus an additional $25.00 for the VIP reception.  This will be a very unique and fun dinner.  The Defender of Life Award will be presented at the dinner.  Come support Greater Columbus Right to Life and help build a culture of life in greater Columbus.  Invite your friends, church, or organization to sponsor a table.  See or call 614-445-8508 for more information or to order tickets.



The annual 4-S Club golf outing for the benefit of St. Mary school tuition assistance fund is scheduled for Sept. 27, 2009. For more information contact Casey Wentzel at 614.443.4996 or Bob Dolder at 614.491.7442. You can also visit . Watch the bulletin for upcoming announcements about this event.


LIFE  CHAIN 2009…will take place on Wed., Oct. 7th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Statehouse in downtown Columbus. Please join us for our peaceful prayer chain and witness against abortion. Pro-life signs will be distributed that you can hold during this silent protest. The goal this year is to ring the entire perimeter of the Statehouse, so bring your pro-life friends and family members! 



Again this year the Josephinum will assign two seminarians to St. Mary for the purpose of visiting and distributing the Eucharist to our homebound parishioners. Please contact the parish office if you know of someone that resides within our parish boundaries that would welcome a visit by these dedicated young men.





Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey, Ohio will be hosting a family day on Sun. Sept. 17th. We welcome families to come and pray together.  Mass will be celebrated at noon followed by lunch and games for the family. 





SAVE THE DATE….Sept. 10, 2009 at St. Brigid of Kildare Church & Hendricks Hall, when Father Peter Vasko OFM, President of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land, celebrates a 5:30 p.m. Mass followed by dinner, silent auction (including items from Jerusalem), and a presentation on the current conditions in the Holy Land by Bishop Emeritus James A. Griffin. Reservations for the 4th annual Cradling Christianity fundraiser can be made by calling 459-5676 or 761-9854.  The $100 per person cost is a tax deductible contribution that provides immediate educational assistance for the Christians in the Holy Land.



At 9:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month beginning Sept. 6th the Office of Compline (Night prayer) will be chanted by the Cathedral Men’s Choir. Please join us for this beautiful service.  Sun. Sept. 20th at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ, University of Notre Dame will perform works of Dieterich, Buxtehude, J. S. Bach, and Max Reger. Mr. Cramer has made numerous CD recordings, the latest features the Cathedral’s Fritts organ. $10.00 suggested donation. For more information view the Cathedral Music Website:



Catholic Social Services’ seventeenth annual Breakfast with the Bishop, featuring Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, will be held at 7:45 a.m. promptly on Fri., Sept.18, 2009, in the Regency Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency, 350 North High Street. This year, Bishop Campbell will provide a faith perspective on the economy. He will be joined by Don Wisler, president and CEO of Catholic Social Services. All proceeds from the event will go to support the programs of Catholic Social Services. Individual tickets are available for $40 each. To inquire about purchasing tickets or event sponsorship, please contact Merry Ralston at 614-857-1236 or



In our Catholic lives, we are asked to go on pilgrimages. Yet, typically, we put off making a pilgrimage until our 50's, 60's, and 70's because pilgrimages are no fun. (Apologies to my own pastor who is planning his own pilgrimage.) However, what if there was a pilgrimage that did not resemble a pilgrimage? Join Theology And A Pub on Sept. 9th in its' new location at Claddagh Pub at 8745 Sancus Blvd. at 7 p.m. for a talk with Father Larry Rice on his upcoming pilgrimage to Camino next March. The admission is free and the doors open at 5 p.m. for the happy hour. Food and drink can be purchased before the talk. For more information or directions, go to"



The parking lot closest to Mohawk St. does not belong to us.  If you use that lot without authorization, your car may be towed. St. Mary’s lots are west of the brick wall and metal gates.



The Sacrament of Penance is usually celebrated on Saturday at 3:00 and on Monday right after the noon mass.  However, it will not be celebrated on Saturday, September 26 or Monday, September 28.



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