SATURDAY, August 14

      3:00 p.m.          Confession

     4:00 p.m.      Bernard Klarman 

                             HOMECOMING FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, August 15

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

                             Collins baptism – during mass

                             Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.    Steve Mundy      

                             Heil baptism – after mass

                                      Moore baptism – after mass

        3:00 p.m.     Polish mass

          7:00 p.m.    Bing0


MONDAY, August 16

    12:00 noon     Frank Pulsinelli   

                                   Confession following Mass

      7:00 p.m.            Marriage information night   


TUESDAY, August 17

       12:00 noon    Living & deceased, class of 1945 

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


WEDNESDAY, August 18

   12:00 noon     Elizabeth Reiner  


THURSDAY, August 19

   12:00 noon     Marian Fontaine 


FRIDAY, August 20

    12:00 noon     Ruppersburg/Felder families


SATURDAY, August 21

      3:00 p.m.          Confession

        3:00 p.m.          Luff-Gasper wedding @ St.Leo

    4:00 p.m.       Mary Jo McCarthy

                             Martin baptism – after mass


SUNDAY, August 22

       9:00 a.m.     Wilma Weibacher  

                             Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

                             Ybarra baptism – after mass

          7:00 p.m.    Bing0





OFFERTORY – August 7-8, 2010

Offertory: $5,279.00

 ECO deposits $1,077.00 (weekly & bi-weekly)

Total offering: $6,356.00

Bingo receipts: Aug. 8, 2010: $1,337.00

Jackpot: $2,000.00

Come and play, have a good time and support St. Mary


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, Mary Ann Koch, Tim McManus, Al Moeller, Mary Ann Prager, Larry Schwartz, Tyler Zust, James Johnson, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert,  Jake Sterpka,, Margaret Campbell, Evelyn Holleran, Ruth Neal, Julieann Miles, Maryann Neymeyer. Monica and Jean, Mary Kay Oris


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



We are still in need of volunteers to serve as Eucharistic Ministers. We are in need of 14 volunteers for this ministry.

Please call or email the parish office at 445-9668 or . Deacon Roger Minner will provide you with the guidelines and the proper procedures for assisting in this special ministry.



Please be advised that our recycle containers, both aluminum cans and paper waste, will not be available beginning Aug. 5, 2010 due to preparation for the homecoming festival on Aug. 13-14. Both containers will be returned by Aug. 19th.



The Young at Heart group is planning a trip to St. Francis Mission in McArthur, Ohio in October. They are seeking donations of clean usable clothing and household items; especially needed is toilet tissue and laundry detergent. You may leave your donations in the   church vestibule. For additional information please contact Catherine at 443-6154 or Betty at 444-8802.


2010-2011 BIBLE STUDY

The bible study group will resume their study of the Word of God with the book of Galatians. Meetings will be held each Tuesday. The starting date has yet to be determined.

Watch the bulletin for further updates.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 21-22, 2010 (4th Sunday of the Month)

Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


TIME                ALTAR SERVER               LECTOR                                        EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER                                                 SACRISTAN

4:00 P.M.        open                                        Lori Mitchell                           John Lamotte, Don Alexander, Rita Alexander

                           Juan Durano                        John Rees                                       Mary Minerd, open, open                                                                            Evelyn Holleran

9:00 A.M.      Natasha Mattox                     Mike Keebaugh                  Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas, Michael Badurina                       

                          Dominic Mattox                    Maureen Keebaugh                   Frank & Mary Wickham, Stephanie Martt                            Jacquelyn Carone    

11:30 A.M.      Mary Weilbacher                Pam Mortimer                            Angie Stoller, Tommy Zervas, Ann Anderson

                     Katie Price, Morgan Dawson     Olivia DePassio                         Sandra Thompson, Tyler Lawler, Annie Minner                                     Jacquelyn Carone             


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: August 22 – Christa, Erin & Megan McKernan         Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Rose and Don Hodgson





Another year of RCIA will begin with a cookout on the rectory patio on Tuesday, Sept. 7th at 6:30 p.m. If you know anyone that is interested in learning about the Catholic faith; has been away from the church; has not been confirmed; or if you would like to be a sponsor for someone this year, then the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you. RCIA sessions will be held each Tuesday evening starting at 7:00 p.m.  Attending the classes does not obligate you to entering the Church at Easter. Watch the bulletin for further updates.




Believe it or not the new school year will begin on August 25th at 7:50 a.m. in the cafeteria with prayer. We will also celebrate the German custom of presenting our first graders with a Schultuete later that day, around 1:00 p.m. Please come join us for this special presentation.

Other important dates as we begin preparations for a new year are:


Orientation for everyone new to our school will be held on August 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. All new families are required to have a representative present at the orientation meeting to ensure a smooth transition to the new school year.


“Meet the teacher” night is scheduled for September 2nd.




Catholic Social Services’ 18th annual Breakfast with the Bishop will be Friday, September 17, from 7:45 – 9:15 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom, 350 North High Street. Bishop Campbell will address why the Church is involved in community social services and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Catholic Charities USA, the Reverend Larry Snyder, president, will share how the Church carries out these community service efforts.

Join Bishop Campbell for breakfast and learn more about the impact you make through your support of Catholic Social Services. Tickets are $40 each and sponsorship levels are available. . For details, contact Merry Ralston at 614-857-1236 or or visit







Due to a generous donation from an anonymous donor we have installed a lift to the choir loft, which will allow for greater access to all of our parishioners that wish to be a part of our music ministry. The lift will not be open for use until the state inspection has been completed, however this welcome convenience will be available to us in the near future.



Fr. Timothy M. Hayes, Pastor of St. Timothy Church and the St. Timothy Knights of Columbus invite all to the Blue Mass which honors and recognizes the sacrifice of police, firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical crews, and all members of the public safety community and those who have given their lives in service to their communities. This mass will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Timothy.








First of all, thank you for all the cards, the many get well wishes and your prayers during this time.


My situation at this time is that I am being treated for a bacterial blood infection with antibiotics; once we have this under control I will have heart valve surgery.


I would like to extend a special thank you to Fr. Sylvester and all the folks working at the parish in my absence.


Special thanks also to all the festival volunteers, sponsors and patrons for all their efforts as we celebrate our annual Homecoming weekend.


I look forward to seeing you all soon.


Yours in Christ,

Father Thomas



THE COLUMBUS CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE in collaboration with the St. Andrew’s Women’s Club is proud to announce the first Columbus Catholic Women’s Breakfast, September 25, 2010 at St. Andrew Church, 1899 McCoy Rd. Mass begins at 9:00 a.m. and a catered breakfast will follow in Nugent Hall.  Speaker Rachel Muha of the Brian Muha Foundation will share her story of forgiveness and her work with inner city children at the Run the Race Center.  Cost is 10.00.  For more information and to register online, visit



THE 3RD ANNUAL LABOR DAY PARADE …sponsored by the Columbus Metropolitan Area Knights of Columbus Assemblies will step off from the 500 block of East Rich St. at 9:30 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th. The parade route will take us to Holy Cross Church where Bishop Frederick Campbell will be the principal celebrant at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. “Work Worth Doing” is the theme for this year’s celebration. Following Mass, we will continue our fellowship with brunch at the Maennerchor located at 966 S. High St. Tickets for the brunch are $15.00. Contact Steve Skinner 491-2751 with questions and to purchase tickets.



ST. ANDREW'S FESTIVAL…. will take place Aug. 20- 21 from 5:00 p.m. to midnight. On behalf of Father Watson and the Festival Committee, we would like to invite the parishioners of St. Mary to join us for the fun. Come and enjoy rides, games, food, casino, and silent auction, in addition to raffles that include a $10,000 grand prize and other cash and great prizes. Entertainment: Deighton Charlemagne and Conspiracy on Friday; Richens-Timm Academy of Irish Dance and British Invasion on Saturday. Columbus Zoo animals from 6:30-7:30 on Friday only. Berwick Lasagna dinner on Saturday. Fun for all ages! Help us celebrate 10 years of festival.



The Specht Center will be open following the 4:00 mass on Saturday for anyone that would like to visit the archive room and check out the many items from years past.



The St. Mary community welcomes back members of the class of 1960 as they celebrate their 50th reunion and the class of 1965 as they gather to celebrate their 45th reunion.



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