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    following mass Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

         2:00 p.m.         Benediction

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo


MONDAY, October 12

    12:00 noon       Michael Gammell  

                                       Confession following Mass


TUESDAY, October 13

       12:00 noon      Margaret Holleran 

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


WEDNESDAY, October 14

          9:45 a.m.      For caretakers 

      12:00 noon     For priests and religious

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

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


THURSDAY, October 15

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.           Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.           Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, October 16

       12:00 noon    For the poor among us

         3:30 p.m.         Hoffman-Krivicich wedding @ St. Leo

        6:00 p.m.          Fickel-Gillespie wedding


SATURDAY, October 17

          3:00 p.m.        Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Mary Jo McCarthy 

          5:30 p.m.        Contosta-Mullin wedding @ St. Leo


SUNDAY, October 18

       9:00 a.m.        Parishioners of St. Mary     

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        James F. Ritzer   

                                      Forcina baptism-after mass

         3:00 p.m.         Polish mass                   

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo



OFFERTORY – October 3-4, 2009

Offertory: $5,202.00

ECO deposits: $2,502.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, & 1st)

Total offering: $7,704.00

Bingo receipts for October 4, 2009: $4,027.00

 Jackpot: $17,900.00!!



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 Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic”, presented by Jason Shanks. 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. 



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 1st and 2nd letters of St. Paul to the Corinthians. All are welcome.  Please join us as we begin a new season of study and meditation on the word of God.



The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will take place here after each of the masses on the weekend of Oct. 24-25. 



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 17-18, 2009 (3rd 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           Johnny Lamotte                 John Lamotte                              Chris Hilles, Pat Morris, Lois Morris,

                           Open                                       Tina Nierman                              Andrea Fannin, Open, Open                                                  TinaNierman                 

9:00 AM          Charlie Collins             Rick Driscoll                  Frances Melton, Marianne Metnes, Sheila Naegale, Cecelia Reis,

                           Edie Collins                     Mary Kay Oris      Mike Chambers, Carolyn Redwood, Bertha Hilsheimer, Taylor Carter       Francis Melton   

11:30 AM         Delaney Dawson                  Jimmy Vogt                           Elizabeth Vogt, Mike and Maureen Keebaugh,

                         Rebecca & Jillian Vogt         Kathleen Haytas                         Sharyn Perry, Open, Open                                                         Francis Melton     

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Oct. 18 – Dave & Marge Smigelski                          Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Betty Contosta and Evelyn Holleran





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.



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



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



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.


CRAFTERS WANTED…. for the craft bazaar scheduled for Saturday, November 7, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary school gym. Tables are $30. This event is sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.  For more information, call Mary (614)263-7812 or email   








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:  Fr. Jeff Coning, Diocesan Director for Vocations:  614-221-5565 x294 .





Join us on Wednesday, October 21st at the Claddaugh Pub on Sancus Blvd at 7:00 p.m. to hear Barbara Brown talk about opening the new Christo Rey school in Columbus. Doors will open at 5:00 for Happy Hour. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase before the talk. For more information and directions, go to



Saint Mary Library wishes to thank all of the parishioners who helped make our annual Spaghetti Dinner a huge success!   More than 650 people attended the dinner, many of them our parish families.  The Library raised almost $3,500, our most successful dinner ever. 

A special thank you to our own Knights of Columbus, who paid for the delicious meatballs; we are grateful to them -- and to all of you-- for your generosity and support!



Next Sunday, Oct. 18th the Columbus Marathon is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 a.m. The route take runners down 3rd street, past St. Mary; those attending 9:00 mass may experience additional car and pedestrian traffic.



Next Sunday, Oct. 18th, Pope Benedict XVI calls every Catholic in the world to celebrate our vocation to be missionaries. It is World Mission Sunday. As we gather at the Eucharistic table of our Lord we pray for the Church’s worldwide missionary work. Please prayerfully consider your donation to support our missions who offer the poor and suffering the light of Christ. Please use your pre-printed envelopes for your donation or mark your envelope Mission Offering.



As part of the school’s Spirit Week, Bishop Ready High School will be holding its annual “Spirit Breakfast” on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 a.m. in the school’s gym.  It’s a full breakfast and includes a pep rally to jump start homecoming weekend activities, with the football team, coaches, cheerleaders, and the school marching band on hand.  Cost is $15 and benefits the athletic department.  This year’s guest speaker will be Chris Strickland, Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team.  Reservations are required; last day to reserve your place at the breakfast table is Monday, October 12.  Please call Michelle Kelly at Bishop Ready:  614-276-7827.



Young persons in 6th, 7th, or 8th grades, or high school students, can meet with Father Thomas after he enjoys his lunch at the parish potluck on October 18. This is not mandatory, but he will answer questions the candidates may have about the sacrament.


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