SATURDAY, October 24

          1:00 p.m.        Thorndyke-Ovellette wedding

          3:00 p.m.        Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Edward Ebright 

                                      D’Onofrio baptism-after mass


SUNDAY, October 25

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        Fred & Clair Michael                

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo


MONDAY, October 26

    12:00 noon       Donald L. Kinney  

                                      Confession following Mass


TUESDAY, October 27

       12:00 noon      Jeremy Neal

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


WEDNESDAY, October 28

          9:45 a.m.      For those who work for peace 

      12:00 noon  For those who suffer w/addictions

         6:00 p.m.         Bible study-Specht Center

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

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


THURSDAY, October 29

                                      No Noon Mass at St. Mary

       6:00 p.m.           Adoration at Corpus Christi

       6:30 p.m.           Mass at Corpus Christi


FRIDAY, October 30

       12:00 noon    Felder-Ruppersburg Family   


SATURDAY, October 31

          3:00 p.m.        Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Margaret Holleran 

          6:30 p.m.        Chuha-Gibson Wedding


SUNDAY, November 1

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

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.        Ritzer Family                     

         7:00 p.m.        Bingo



The 11:30 Mass next weekend, Nov. 1st, will be the Mass of Confirmation.  All are certainly welcome, but if you prefer more space in the pews, you may prefer one of the other masses.




OFFERTORY – October 17-18, 2009

Offertory: $4,203.00

ECO deposits: $675.00 (weekly & 15th)

Total offering: $4, 878.00

Bingo receipts for October 18, 2009: $2,683.00

 Jackpot: $19,100.00!!



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 “Prayer”. 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!



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.



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



Come and enjoy a delicious dinner at the 4-S Club on Sunday, Oct. 25th from noon to 3:00 p.m. Baked chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad and dessert all for $7.00 a serving. Carry out available.  Call 443.0524.



Young people wishing to be confirmed are reminded that they need to come to a rehearsal on Oct. 25th following the 11:30 mass.


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.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 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: Nov. 1 – Luisa Schurtz & Julie Orzano                     Pray for our men and women in uniform


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





Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection and Holy Cross

Cemeteries will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 18th and 25th. Family advisors will be available to help with pre-arrangements.  Sunday prayer services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 1st at St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries.


64TH DIOCESAN COUNCIL of CATHOLIC WOMEN CONVENTION…will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31st at St. Thomas Church in Zanesville, OH from 9:00 a.m. to

3:00 p.m. The cost is $25.oo and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The keynote speaker is Marcus Grodi, seen regularly on EWTN. There will be a special mass with Bishop Campbell followed by afternoon speakers, Julie Wong and Danielle Merry. For more information call the DCCW office at 614.228.8601, email or visit .

Registration is required for this event.



There will be a mass at St. Leo on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m.  That date is the feast day of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church.



An interactive weekend retreat for men will be held the weekend of November 6-8, 2009. Father Stephen Dominic Hayes, O.P. will be the retreat director and the theme will be “The Household of God: Our Life in the Presence of the Holy Trinity”. For more information please contact Gary Hasson at 216.4500 or Mark Hasson at 734.0591.


JOURNEY of a LIFETIME: EXPLORE DOMINICAN LIFE   Come and see why women are drawn to this life and experience a weekend of Prayer, Study, Community and Preaching with the Dominican Sisters of Peace in St. Catharine, KY. on November 7-8, 2009. The weekend is open to single Catholic women ages 18-45.  For more information please contact Sr. Amy McFrederick or Sister Cathy Arnold at (330)835-5690 or  Transportation will be coordinated from Akron and Columbus, Ohio.


ATTENTION ALL YOUNG ADULTS-MARK YOUR CALENDAR…..St. Mary’s in conjunction with will be hosting a series of talks entitled, “Reasons to Believe.”  We will meet the first Thursday of every month in the “Grotto” at Gresso’s on High Street at 7:00 p.m. The kickoff meeting is on November 5th. People are encouraged to come early (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) for dinner and fellowship. The evening will consist of a featured wine and wine instruction, a raffle, a brief talk on why we believe what we believe, and questions answered by Father Josh Wagner from  Start reserving your first Thursdays to come and learn about your faith in an interesting and exciting way and meet new people!  Email with questions or for more information.  Participants pay for their own dinner and drinks. 








BOYS LIFE AWARENESS YOUTH LUNCHEON… will be held on Wed., Nov. 11th at 11:45 a.m. at the Jessing Center at the Josephinum.  High School and Junior High age students are welcome as guests of Serra Club of North Columbus. Questions about life choices and vocation discernment will be answered by Fr. Barry Stechschulte, speaker.  Reply before October 30th  to your school principal or call Ellyn at 614-488-3773.

THERE’S an APP (APPLICATION) for THAT                   Did you know that there are applications for the missal, rosary, stations of the cross, Compendium of the Catholic Church, Catholic prayers, etc.?  If you see people in Mass on their IPHONE, don’t think they are text messaging, they are most likely reading the readings of the day and following along with the prayers of the Mass right there on their phone or IPOD.   


Please note that parishioners need to use the turnaround out front of the Burkley Center for access to the elevator.  Please be mindful of our elderly and handicapped and do NOT park in the turnaround when you come to Mass. 



The weekend of Nov 7th & 8th will be the annual Food Pantry collection for Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry located on E. Gates St. For many years St. Mary’s has been an active supporter of this food pantry, and as you can imagine, this year the need is greater than ever! Any donation of money, food (especially needed are the following items: instant dressing, instant potatoes, gravy) and/or gently used children’s books will be greatly appreciated by those in need. Baskets will be located in the back of the church beginning next weekend, Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st for your donation of food and books. During the weekend of Nov 7th and 8th there will be volunteers accepting monetary donations at the back of the church.  Thank you for helping us to help others.



The Church teaches that all Christians, in any state or walk of life, are called to holiness. But what does holiness look like in this time and place? How do we find the paths to holiness that are well-suited to the particular contexts of our daily lives? Come away for a spell to reflect on these important questions as a means of preparing for the coming of Christ anew in our hearts this Advent season. This reflection period is scheduled for Fri., Dec. 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Bryce Eck Activity Center. The facilitator is Fr. Timothy Hayes, pastor of St. Timothy. The cost is $10.oo, which includes lunch. Registration is due to the Office of Ministry Formation (197 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215) by Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. For more information, contact Jean Morris, admn. assistant at 614-241-2544 or  An online printable registration form is available on the Office of Ministry Formation website:

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