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


MONDAY, September 7

    12:00 noon       Parishioners of St. Mary 

                                      Confession following Mass


TUESDAY, September 8      

       12:00 noon      Michael Grammell  

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


WEDNESDAY, September 9

          9:45 a.m.      For victims of natural disaster

                                      All sch00l mass

      12:00 noon     Margaret Hollern  

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

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


THURSDAY, September 10

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.           Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.           Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, September 11

       12:00 noon   Elizabeth Wolf  


SATURDAY, September 12

          2:00 p.m.        Barrowman-Henkel wedding

          3:00 p.m.        Confessions

         4:00 p.m.            John H. Reis 

         6:00 p.m.         Tayner-Sauer wedding


SUNDAY, September 13

       9:00 a.m.        Fred & Clara Michael

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo









OFFERTORY – August 29-30, 2009


Offertory: $4,954.00

ECO deposits: $1,730.00 (includes weekly & 1st of month)

Total offering: $6,684.00

Bingo receipts for August 30, 2009: $2,843.00

 Jackpot: $22,000.00!!



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

We have kicked off our new season of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation). RCIA sessions are held in the Atrium every Wed, at 7:00 p.m.  Sessions are open t0 anyone interested in learning more about your faith. The topic for Wed. will be the “Dictatorship of Relativism” by looking at truth and its existence.  This topic will not only help those becoming Catholic but will help you in defending your faith.  All are welcome!


RCIC: Please watch future bulletins for announcements regarding RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children).


ATTENTION COUPLES PLANNING ON GETTING MARRIED AT ST. MARY’s/ST. LEO’s.  If you haven’t yet planned your ceremony please consider joining us the third Monday of the month for ceremony planning at 6:00 p.m. and music planning at 7:00 p.m. (couples need only attend once). We will meet in the atrium of the Burkley Center.  The next ceremony planning will be on September 21st.


KEEP IN MINDthe 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.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 12-13, 2009 (2nd 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             Travis Marx                        Sherrie Hayes                            Lori and Dave Mitchell, Mariel Hayes,

                           Katie Lawler                      Casey Campbell                         Carol Rees, Evelyn Holleran, Don Smeltzer                     Amanda Walker

9:00 AM             Natasha Mattox                Mary Kelly                     Genny Bowman, Catherine Goodall, Shirley Thibault, Eileen Hoffman,

                           Boi’ Suba Kenneh              Marge Smigelski             Christa, Megan & Erin McKernan, Jennifer Yannayon                Betty Contosta 

11:30 AM           Kyle Dawson                     Mike Hicks                                  Katherine Hanson, Peggy Kienle, Katlyn Hall,

                           Sam Agra, Corey Hall        Devin Russell                             Tina Hall, Maria Martello, Janet Dawson                          Suzi Foster      

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Sept. 13 – Elizabeth & Ogbe Aideman                        Pray for our men and women in uniform

Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Catherine Goodall and Frances Melton




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.


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! 



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:



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.  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"



Catholic Social Services’ 17th 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





The office will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7th.  Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 8th.  Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.







As our US Bishops wrote in their document, A Jubilee for Workers: Challenges and Opportunities for the New Millennium: “It is worth remembering on Labor Day… that a person is more valuable for what she or he is than for what they have, for the work they do rather than for what they possess. We must join together… to build a society that respects each person and their work.” The Marriage and Family Life Office encourages you to talk with your children about how work gives witness to our faith, how each of us can make the world a better place by who we are and what we do, and how all that we do can manifest the love of God. Spend some time reflecting on how you bring holiness and wholeness to the work you do.

Lord, let our work be a source of joy to our family and a song of praise to you. Amen.



The singers of the Magpie Consort return to St. Leo on Friday, Sept. 25th at 8:00 p.m. to take you on a musical voyage of the Celtic lands:  Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Appalachia. The Magpies first performed at St Leo in December last year, and raised $1000 towards the organ restoration fund.  A separate free will collection will be taken to benefit the St Leo restoration fund.  So, bring your pocket money and get set to shop early for Christmas and enjoy a wonderful concert, all in one day! For further information go to or call 614-268 6295.



Medical Mutual of Ohio recently honored our own Bill Lenkey for his years of volunteer work.  The insurance company noted that Bill has dedicated over 20 years to volunteerism, lending invaluable help to organizations such as Children's Hunger Alliance, St. Mary's and the German Village Society."  When asked why he volunteers, the GVS charter member said, "I'm happy just to have the pleasure of knowing that my work helps others."



The Catholic Laymen’s Retreat League will sponsor a silent retreat the weekend of Sept. 11-13, 2009 at St. Therese’s. The retreat director is Father Edmond Ditton, O.P. and the theme will be “In the Footsteps of the Martyrs-Christian Witness Today”.  For more information contact team captains, Tim Kennedy at (614) 855.2105 or Charles Kielkopf at (614) 268.0175.


SOCIAL CONCERNS…..Formation of Jail/Prison Ministers - Session One - Why Jail/Prison Ministry? The Catholic Diocese of Columbus is committed to the pastoral care of the incarcerated, their families and victims.  The diocesan Office of Ministry Formation is offering a four-part series designed for those who are active in prison ministry as well as those who are considering prison ministry.  Topics:  September 12-Why Jail/Prison Ministry?, October 10-Who is the Incarcerated Person?, November 14-Witnessing to the Faith While Navigating the System, December 12-Beyond the Jail/Prison Walls.  Each session will be held at St. Elizabeth Church, 6077 Sharon Woods Blvd.  from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost of the series is $40 for all four sessions taken together or $15 each (scholarships are available).  For more information, contact the diocesan Office of Ministry Formation at (614) 241-2544 or email at .



Your generous contributions last week resulted in a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of $1,101.92. These funds will be used to help the neediest in our own community.


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