SATURDAY, October 3

          1:00 p.m.        Hage-Szczervacki wedding

          3:00 p.m.        Confession

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

          4:30 p.m.        Milton-Bilyk wedding @ St. Leo

          6:00 p.m.        Valdepena-Sarli wedding


SUNDAY, October 4

       9:00 a.m.        Alois H. Thurn 

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts

       10:30 a.m.         Blessing of the animals 

      11:30 a.m.        Jesse Anderson

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo


MONDAY, October 5

    12:00 noon       Fred & Clair Michael  

                                       Confession following Mass


TUESDAY, October 6

       12:00 noon      Parishioners of St. Mary 

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


WEDNESDAY, October 7

          9:45 a.m.      For peace 

      12:00 noon     For victims of natural disasters

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

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


THURSDAY, October 8

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.           Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.           Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, October 9

       12:00 noon   Charlene Schultz  


SATURDAY, October 10

          1:00 p.m.        Fullenkamp-Gross wedding

          3:00 p.m.        Confession

         4:00 p.m.      John Reis 

          5:30 p.m.  Uttermohlen-Holleran wedding @ St. Leo


SUNDAY, October 11

       9:00 a.m.        Jack Weilbacher    

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

                                      immediately following mass  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

         2:00 p.m.         Benediction

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo




OFFERTORY – September 26-27, 2009

Offertory: $4,496.00

ECO deposits: $235.00 (includes weekly)

Total offering: $4,731.00

Bingo receipts for Sept. 27, 2009: $2,487.00

 Jackpot: $18,900.00!!



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

The topic for this week is “The Trinity”, presented by Deacon Michael Ross. 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.   All are welcome!


RCIC: If you have a child between the ages of 7-14 that is interested in becoming Catholic please contact the parish office at 445.9668. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) is scheduled to begin soon and we need to determine the class size to adequately prepare for these sessions. 


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 quarterly Jordon Conference session for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on October 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 to confirm your attendance.


BIBLE STUDY….is set to resume on Wed., Oct. 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Specht Center. We will study the book of 1st Corinthians. Please contact the parish office at 445.9668 if you are interested in joining us this year. We will be ordering study guides and want to make sure we have enough for everyone.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 10-11, 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: Oct. 11 – Kathleen Haytas & Rosie Suclescy                  Pray for our men and women in uniform


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





Please come to church on Sunday, October 4th at 5:00 p.m. for a brief talk about Confirmation and a cookout at the rectory. If you are in high school or junior high and are a member of St. Mary’s but did not receive a detailed schedule of Confirmation activities, please call 445.9668 to be added to the mailing list.



On Sunday, October 11th, immediately following the 11:30 mass there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Holy Rosary around 1:00 p.m. followed by Benediction at 2:00 p.m.  All are invited to come pray for a greater respect for the sanctity of life in all cultures.



Join us on October 18th, immediately following the 11:30 mass for a potluck in the gym.  The Knights of Columbus will bring meats, buns and pop.  All are invited to bring side dishes of salad, vegetables or dessert. Bring your own special beverages if you like.  We will provide paper goods and silverware.


JESUS JAM 2009-10

Middle school and high school youth and parents are invited to the first Jesus Jam of the new school year on Sun. Oct. 18th from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Catherine, 500 S. Gould Rd. Keynote speaker is Justin Fatica and the theme for the night is “God is Love”. Jesus Jams are held the 3rd Sunday of each month to help foster a deeper love for the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. The ultimate goal is to draw students into active participation in the life, mission, and work of their local parish community. For more information, visit or call 1.888.548.CYSC(2972).



On Tuesday, Oct. 13th Holy Family Church at 584 W. Broad St. will present the Vatican Pictorial International Exhibition: The Eucharistic Miracles of the World.  In addition, they will host Bishop Athanasius Schneider, author of “Dominus Est”.  Bishop Schneider will share his dramatic story of living under Russian rule. The day will begin with mass at 9:00 a.m., the Holy Rosary, Confession, and close with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Admission is free.



The 3rd annual Marian dinner will be held at St. Andrew Parish Bryce Eck Center, 3880 Reed Rd. at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12th. Bishop Campbell will again host this event promoting women’s religious vocations. During the event, women will have an opportunity to speak with vocation directors from religious orders, visit displays, and hear from Bishop Campbell and a member of a religious order about religious life, all while enjoying camaraderie with others during a meal.  If interested in attending please contact Ruth Ann Eramo at the Chancery Office, 614.224.2251, so that they can have an accurate count for the caterer. The evening is free for all attendees.





The Greater Columbus Post of the Catholic Veterans will meet Tues. October 6th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s in Worthington.  Any Catholic person honorably discharged with 90 days of either peace or wartime active duty in the US military, or on active duty now, is eligible to join.  Please call John Francis at 614-395-8529 for more information.









Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection and Holy Cross

Cemeteries will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 11th, 18th, and 25th. Family advisors will be available to help with pre-arrangements.



PONTIFICAL COLLEGE JOSEPHINUM……is hosting a College Live-In for young men who are juniors and seniors in high school and college students who are interested in knowing more about seminary life on Oct. 22-24.  The Live-In schedule will include a tour of the campus, discussions, meals and prayer with the college seminarians, attendance at classes, time for swimming and recreation, and a tour of the Columbus area.  There is no charge for the weekend.  For further information, please call or contact any of the following individuals:  Fr. Jeff Coning, Diocesan Director for Vocations:  614-221-5565 x294; Fr. Eduardo Nevares, Vice Rector of the College:  614-985-2240; Fr. John Heisler, Dean of Men at the PCJ:  614-985-2256; Mrs. Crawford, Administrative Assistant:  614-985-2241.




We are in need of one or two people to help maintain the beauty of St. Mary’s by donating their time and elbow grease by cleaning and dusting the church, sacristy, and meeting room in the Specht Center on a regular basis.  If you are able and willing to do this, please call Jason Shanks in the parish offices at 614-445-9668 or email him at




The Catholic Church has long held October to be the month in which we prayerfully celebrate our firm belief that all human life is sacred. The diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office reminds you that, as Pope John Paul II wrote in his 1995 Encyclical “The Gospel of Life”: The family proclaims life when parents teach children to communicate openly, to value all life and to fulfill their God-given mission.

The family celebrates life through prayer, thanking God for the gift of life and for each other.

The family serves life by promoting the welfare and well-being of its own members and the members of the greater “family of life.”

Lord and giver of all life, help us to value each person, created in love by you. In your mercy, guide and assist our efforts to promote the dignity and value of all human life, born and unborn. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.




Your generous contributions resulted in a total of $2,256.08 for the Comboni Missionaries.



St. Mary will again partner with Catholic Social Services in reaching out to serve the disabled and older adults of our community with projects around their home. The annual Make a Difference Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24th. We will gather at St. Mary at 9:00 a.m. Last year we had an outstanding turn out for this effort and were able to accomplish such projects as raking leaves, repairing gutters, washing windows, painting, and installing handrails for personal safety. Make a Difference Day is the largest national day set aside for helping others. We need your help again this year, please sign up on the sheet located under the pictures of Pope Benedict and Bishop Campbell. For additional information please contact Jason Shanks at 445.9668 or email




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